Us English folks were once famed for eccentricity and boldness. Now we have apparently become a bit dull. A bit… Farrow & Ball. We’ve become quite frightened of colour, quite timid with pattern in decoration in the past 15 years. That beige phase in the 1990s has turned into a more tasteful version now: pale greys… It’s great, but it’s not my idea of English country-house style. I’ve been inspired by some of our recent homes for sale and created a Pinterest board of some bold designs. Take a look our Pinterest boards for inspiration.