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To Dine For

Choosing the right dining furniture can be an exciting thing to contemplate — after all, dining in is the new going out. Plus, a dining table is often the one piece of furniture that will be with you, and possibly the next generation down, for an awful long time. So it's worth doing a little research to find the right design to suit your space and lifestyle, because creating a welcoming and comfortable dining area is more tricky than one might think.

It all hinges on how you envisage your dinner parties to be, from an elegant affair with crystal glassware and crisp linen napkins to a raucous Bacchanalian feast. Whatever your gastronomic proclivities, however, rest assured there is furniture out there to suit everyone, and a luxury interior designer can help you select exactly the right style.

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Making a Splash! | Swimming Pool

Hands up if you know when the first swimming pool was made and by whom? No? Well, the first swimming pool was actually found in Pakistan and dates back 5,000 years. The Romans, however, can claim the first heated pool, which was allegedly constructed in the first century BC by a lord and patron of the arts, Gaius Maecenas. Once the Romans came to the UK and built the spas in Bath, there was no going back. Skip several centuries and by the mid-1800s, there were swimming pools all over the country, and six indoor designs complete with diving boards.
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