An Englishman’s home is his castle.

Think of an English country home, and images of rose-covered, beamed cottages usually spring to mind. Some of these might sport a thatched roof; others will have twisting chimneys dating back to Tudor times, and tease the visitor with the promise of secret rooms and a history waiting to be discovered. Dark interiors are filled with an eclectic mix of furnishings, while elements of the surrounding bloom-filled garden creep inside through the floral motifs on the curtain fabrics and cushions. 

Alternatively, you might think of a Georgian manor or Downtown Abbey, with elegant proportions and large fireplaces to warm the substantial spaces. High-ceilinged, light-filled rooms in these properties are often punctuated with window seats that would please the cast of a Jane Austen novel. 

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Top 9 Tips for Using Teal in Interior Design

There’s no other way to say this, teal is a stunning colour. It’s blue with personality – a sophisticated and versatile hue that complements so many other shades to create a stunning interior design.

Its name is believed to have been taken from the small freshwater common teal duck whose eyes are surrounded by this colour. The hue itself is a medium-saturated, blue-green, and similar to medium green and dark cyan. At its brightest it has a yellow undertone and is very close to turquoise, and at its most muted, it more closely resembles a green slate.

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