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Sarah and Alan, 


Sarah and husband Alan retired to a sprawling house dating in parts from the 15th century on Exmoor National Park. They planned to invite friends and family from all over the West Country to stay for weekends and holidays. But the four echoing ground floor rooms are caverns of lifeless magnolia and no room has a dedicated purpose apart from the farmhouse kitchen. Sarah Beeny rises to the challenge by setting up monitoring cameras and urges a root and branch review of both layout and design that fully embraces colour. Will Mr. Magnolia rise to the challenge? 

Build & Reveal

Builder - Thomson Property Solutions -

Painter - Roy Hutchinson - 

Dining Room Curtains and Track - Finishing Touches -

Curtain Material - Kobe -

Green Velvet Chair - Julian Joseph - - Sara Kirkby -

Light Switches - Switch To Wood Ltd -

Mural - Jane Kidd -

Studio & Design Workshop

Pool Table - Liberty Games -

Wallpaper in Sitting Room - World of Wallpaper -

Wallpaper in Dining Room - House of Hackney -

Paint - Farrow and Ball -

Paint - Little Greene -


Images on Interactive Display

Image of Pelmets - Sara Kirkby -

Images of wallpapered rooms - Rasch -

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