As the evenings begin to draw in and the air takes on a chill, Arabella Youens suggests ways to keep the living room cosy.
Forbes & Lomax makes its iconic invisible switches with dolly toggles (pictured), rotary knobs, dimmer buttons or rocker switches in all plate finishes.
Single dolly switch, £35.87 plus VAT (020–7738 0202; www.forbesandlomax.com)
Isle of Wight-based Charnwood has revitalised its classic Island range of wood-burning stoves to update some operational tools. They can now come with optional panels, which gently convect heat into the room.
From £1,488 (01983 537777; www.charnwood.com)
This clean-lined three-seater sofa is called Noelle and forms part of a new collection
by PINCH (COUNTRY LIFE, Made in Britain, June 4).
£3,665 excluding fabric (http:// pinchdesign.com; 020–7622 5075)
The Jaipur Pink is a new hand-woven dhurrie from The Rug Company’s latest collection. These flatweave dhurries are made from cotton that is smooth to touch and are strong and washable.
From £325 (020–7908 9990; www.therugcompany.com)
With a fluted glass base surrounding a central stem, the Harleston by Jim Lawrence is a gentle
reflective lamp. It’s available in antiqued brass, beeswax, clay and nickel.
From £98 (01473 826685; www.jim-lawrence.co.uk)
Chesney’s, the antique chimneypiece and reproduction emporium, launched its Historical Collection earlier this year. It draws on the company’s extensive archive of antiques and includes the Chichester (pictured), which is inspired by a mid-18th-century design and is carved in Portland Stone.
£7,980 (020–7627 1410; www.chesneys.co.uk)