These are all adjectives that could just as easily be applied to Jane’s home in Maida Vale. The flat-fronted four-storey town house is decorated in a minimal style, with neutral background colours and natural textured fabrics that are offset with accents of bold colour and a combination of contemporary and Arts and Crafts furniture. Nine years ago, when Jane and her husband Gary bought the house, it was as full and cluttered as her early flower arrangements; sub-divided into small bedsits, there was a kitchen on every floor and the smell of cooking pervaded the whole building. It was two years before all the broken floorboards had been repaired, the walls replastered and a large, modem kitchen installed on the ground floor, but now the entire building Text Jackie Cole Photographs Simon Brown DINING ROOM ARTWORK IDEAS MAIN PICTURE: the neutral scheme in the drawing room is given impact by a pink sofa covered in fabric from The Conran Shop and vases of tulips and gerberas. CLOCKWISE. FROM TOP LEFT: Jane in the garden of her London town house; she brings home fresh flowers every day; Ted the dog; this much-loved vase stands on a shelf in the drawing room; three-year-old Lola opts for an artificial sunflower in her hair.