Back to basics

PUBLISHED: 12:16 18 September 2008 | UPDATED: 15:26 20 February 2013

When you're looking to redecorate, choosing the right foundations is key. Here we show you what's on offer...

Home is where the hearth is with bespoke oak flooring, which has been hand-distressed and oiled, from D&R Furnishers in Marlborough. Available in solid and engineered oak from around £170 per sq metre. Tel: 01672 513492.

Add a touch of warmth and individuality to any hall or stairway with Roger Oates runners. Subtle stripes, restful colours and luxurious textures make these timeless, 100% wool, hand-finished floor coverings easy to live with and enjoy. From recommended retailers nationwide.

Elegant windows, whether replacements or new, for period homes come from The Sash Window Workshop, based in Bracknell. Tel: 0800 597 2589.

A range of fabulous fabrics from Parda London. Tel: 0845 217 9984.

This Virginia Creeper blind is from the Eclectics range available from Amersham Blinds. Tel: 01494 728889.

Check this out: Mallory Limestone in Tumbled finish. Shown here in 40 x 40 Mallory limestone and Tora chequer pattern from Artisans of Devizes, tel: 01380 720007.

Sharp looks from Square Foot Ceramics at Options Bath & Tile Studio, Sunninghill. Tel: 01344 627500.

Sumptuous Ishvahan fabric available from Twyford Interiors. Tel: 0118 934 9226.

Papyrus limestone, from Mandarin Stone in Marlow, is shown with an antique tumbled finish. Call 01628 485015.

The latest funky wall coverings, like this 'Wilderness' pattern, come from Roost in Eton High Street. Tel: 01753 840200.

Transform your bedroom by adding oomph with the fabulous new designer wallpapers by Sinead Geary, like this Velvet rose - Echantillon at £184 per roll, from House Couturier. Tel: 0207 371 9255.

Reed Harris, the independent tile company in Fulham, is opening a new branch in Reading. Sandblast your own designs onto tiles for an exclusive look. Tel: 020 7736 7511.

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