Late afternoon sun at the back of the house for a most perfect romantic touch of gloom. The time of day to get carried away by day dreams. As I walk around, I imagine an environment suited to personal growth, soothing or inspiring through its beauty. I see modern art on the walls, carpets that invite you to lie down. There’s the crackling of an open fire, groups of people in meaningful conversation.
I need to hold my horses though and try and listen to the house. The walls whisper memories of the past and tell me how they want to be awakened from their slumber. No rushed and dramatic make-over, no frills and over-the -top fairytale decoration. Gently and simply does it.