House and Garden January 2009

1 SPECIALIST: SCREENS

Mark Aldbrook of Paravent (07798-653208; www.paravent co.uk) specialises in all things do with screens, and has even written a book on the subject. He will source antique screens like this magnificent eighteenth-century Coromandel example; restore them, whether they be wood, textile or paper; or start from scratch to create a new trompe-I'oeil or painted version.

2 SOURCE: PINTO ACCESSORIES

Make a trip to Thomas Goode (020-7499 2823; www.thomasgoode.co.uk) and you can own a piece of Pinto design. These plates by Alberto Pinto for Raynaud cost from £44 for a dinner plate and come in three different colourways: coral, turquoise and brown, as here.

House and Garden January 20093 DESIGN NOTE FABRIC

Have you noticed that this zigzag linen velvet is just as at home in the country house featured in 'Essentially English' - on the ottoman in the drawing room - as it is in this slick London apartment? It is 'Rio' (beringela), 140cm wide, 44cm repeat, £212 per meter, from Colony Fabrics (020-73513232; www.colony fabrics.com).

4 IDENTIFIED: DESK LAMP

This is the iconic 'Ara' lamp, by Philippe Starck for Flos, 1988. In a chrome finish, 57cm high, it costs £440 from The London Lighting Co (020 7589 3672; www.londonlighting.co.uk).