A deep-pink sofa and vases of vivid red tulips and orange gerberas add splashes of colour to the adjoining drawing room, which has bare polished floorboards and creamy ochre walls. Family photographs are displayed on shelves alongside carefully chosen and perfectly placed objects, including stylish vases, a creamware jug and patterned tiles on the mantelpiece. Jane’s views on decorating her home are as straightforward as her approach to her work. DINING IDEAS FOR SMALL KITCHENS âœI favour the idea of space and of not filling every inch with furniture or objects,â she says. âœI like to keep everywhere as empty as possible to help create a sense of calm.â This in itself is quite an achievement in a busy house with two young children, a live-out nanny, Linda, and Ted the dog, but then you can’t help but feel that anything Jane sets out to do will succeed. She has an air of quiet MAIN PICTURE: a calico-covered chaise longue sits under the bedroom window.