The room still has the crittall windows, pelmets
and decorative coving but the fireplace is arguably less flamboyant than the front room and the built-in cupboards suggest a multi-functioning family room with the need for storage and bookshelves.
'To crown the African Queen look, I bought a remnant of lace, cut it to shape, spray painted it gold and glued it on to the back of the pelmet
<BSimply removing fussy tie backs and pelmets
, can transform the look of a room
"It shows that you don't have to spend a fortune to having things matching, and if we change the paper in the room we just have to paper over the pelmet
too" The couple have used the same trick in their master bedroom, which has a red and white theme - a nod perhaps to Aberdeen, another of Dodds' Snr's clubs?
I know it's her because I see her march up the drive from my vantage point - the top of the stepladders, from where I am endeavouring to reposition a curtain pelmet
. The friend begins by hammering on the door, assuming that it is locked, which it isn't.
Manhattan ready-made curtains in gold stitchback 132x228cm, pounds 50; Manhattan pelmet
5-width, pounds 40; tiebacks, pounds 12 per pair; cream ruffles tab-top panel, pounds 20, Allders (020 8681 5232).
To conceal it, you can place a box pelmet
over the top of the blind.
Too long for this particular window the tablecloths were folded over at the top to create an instant pelmet
| It was animal magic for Lara Stone at the Topshop Unique show, try this leopard print coat now PS29.99 at Mango, leopard roll neck PS20, Topshop and leather look pelmet
skirt PS28, River Island
A fortnight or so ago, she appeared in vertiginous heels, a pelmet
of a skirt and, yes, you've guessed it, a hand on her huge bulge.
Jazz up your windows with a pelmet
kit from Jali (01227 831710 www.jali.co.uk).
Double duvet cover, pounds 90; Oxford pillowcase, pounds 25; housewife pillowcase, pounds 20; double flat sheet, pounds 45; double fitted sheet, pounds 20; double valance, pounds 50; cushions, from pounds 30; curtains, pounds 140; tie backs, pounds 20 per pair; pelmet
, pounds 75; lamp shade, pounds 28; throw fabric, pounds 30 per metre.