Claire lays the table with foraged foliage and candlesticks in all sizes.
Lorette solid elm dining table by AM.PM, £1,125, La Redoute, is similar. Hübsch studio chair in natural rattan with black frame (left), £289, Lagoon. Wishbone dining chair, £190, Design Vintage, has been inspired by this classic Hans J Wegner chair (right)
Cottage dating back to the 17th century
Sitting/dining room, snug, kitchen, office, cloakroom, four bedrooms, three bathrooms
‘We had a London townhouse – this was our holiday home until we moved here full-time,’ says Claire.
Claire and Ed moved the kitchen so that the main living spaces felt better connected. The galley style works well for cooking while providing access to the sitting/dining room.
Tribeca kitchen in Graphite, from £2,471 for eight units, Magnet. Walls in Shaded White modern emulsion, £49.95 for 2.5ltr, Farrow & Ball
A feast for the eyes, this space combines original features, beautiful antiques and colourful accessories.
Try the Charleston floor lamp, £168.90, Lights.co.uk. Scott armchair in Navy cotton velvet, £599, Made.com, would work. Velvet pom pom cushion, £19, Dunelm, is a match. Petrucci coffee table, £189.99, Wayfair, has this look
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WORTH THE WAIT
Taking time to have a total rethink paid offfor Pippa Jameson and her husband Stuart, who turned a dated house into a stylish home
Clever tweaks enabled Laura Sawyer to enhance the high ceilings of her flat, which she has decorated with a touch of Parisian style
Susie and Pablo Davidson jumped at the chance to rescue a tired Victorian villa and turn it into an elegant family home
Lucy and Chris Wright’s idyllic cottage is now bigger and better thanks to an extension and a beautiful modern-country look
A top-to-toe renovation by Helle and David Moyna has taken this historic house to a new level of beauty
Dana and William Hopkins’ remodelled mews terrace has become the perfect backdrop for their collection of exquisite Middle Eastern art and furniture
Extending up, to the side and at the back has made Jojo Donnelly’s 1930s semi absolutely sensational
Back to its best
Throughout the renovation of her home, Amanda Bradley has respected its history while giving it a modern edge
Clare Morton’s considerable ingenuity has resulted in her apartment getting an extra bedroom and plenty of design flair
Recipe For Success
Restaurateurs Caroline and George Dodds cooked up a stunning renovation of their Victorian terrace by the sea
days of our lives
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The Group Portrait: The Unhinged Observers of ‘The Drunken Canal'
Dimes Square gets the publication it deserves.
PHISHING PLOY TARGETS COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION EFFORT
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RUNNING OF THE SHEEP
Lots of people have heard of the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, but did you know that in New Zealand, there is an annual running of the sheep? The Te Kuiti Shearing Championships Running of the Sheep is held in late March or early April. The Saturday afternoon event is part of the Great New Zealand Muster.
Stitching History Together
Days of our lives
GREAT SAVES In the aftermath of the bomb exploding, chaos erupts in the church. Sarah tends to the injured as Xander, Rafe and John escort people out to safety. Ciara, Hope, Shawn, and Rafe realize Ben must be trapped in the vestibule behind a pile of rubble. They work to clear the debris and Ciara is stunned when Ben’s not there.
DAYS: BEN AND CIARA'S WEDDING EXPLODES!
Ciara and Ben’s perfect wedding goes awry when a bomb explodes after the happy couple is pronounced husband and wife, causing complete chaos at the church. “Everything comes crashing down, separating the two of them,” explains Victoria Konefal, noting that Ciara goes from “her highest high to her lowest low in a matter of seconds. The girl is on the epitome of an emotional roller-coaster ride.”
DAYS EXPLODES! BEN AND CIARA'S WEDDING DAY DRAMA
It’s Ciara and Ben’s wedding day, and the bride-to-be wakes up sick as a dog. “Obviously, it doesn’t put Ciara in the best mindset,” says her portrayer, Victoria Konefal. “But her main goal is to marry Ben, no matter what. She’s not in the mood to let a stomach virus stop her from marrying the love of her life.”
days of our lives
MAKING AMENDS Sarah sets Maggie straight about all of Xander’s machinations. Later, Maggie lets Xander have it.... Brady is initially reluctant when Sarah makes the case that they should really sleep together to screw Xander over. Sarah convinces Brady it’s what Xander deserves so they head up to bed.... After a conversation with Jack, Xander realizes he must make a meaningful gesture to Sarah.... Brady and Sarah’s sex plan goes awry when he can’t get his mind off of Kristen. Xander arrives and persuades Sarah to go with him to the cemetery, where he reveals Mickey’s new headstone. Sarah is touched. After, Xander apologizes to Brady.
DAYS: CLAIRE REVEALS HER CONNECTION TO GWEN
Claire visits Ciara and shares that she’s staying in Salem with Marlena and John and she wants to make amends.