Interior design

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National Trust

National Trust needs £2m for Kenyan poet’s house

Otherwise the Wandworth house's unique decoration could be lost

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National Trust

Late Kenyan poet’s extraordinary house offered to National Trust

1815 Wandsworth villa with unique wooden fretwork interior

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Books

A clutch of books, generated by a V&A exhibition, on the use and function of fine and decorative art in the home

Investigations of domestic doings down the ages

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Interior design

A dealer is offering to mount high-tech plasma TVs in 19th- and 20th-century frames

For the collector who has everything

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Art dealers

Veteran dealer, Richard Philp on why young collectors aren’t buying antiques

“Dealers must overcome the interior decorator mentality”

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Exhibitions

London contemporary galleries: Painting, painting everywhere

Iconic interiors at Gagosian, pucker and slide at Mummery, some great British grub at Holdsworth, painterly lavatory walls at Anthony Reynolds, strange girlish doodles at Cabinet, while Vic Reeves turns artist at Percy Miller

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Decorative arts

The Windsor sale: Stéphane Boudin and the rise and rise of the decorator

Once upon a time, connoisseur dealers or even museum curators advised collectors what art to buy. Now the decorators hold sway, and at the Windsor sale a decorator’s pastiche pieces outsold real antiques

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Collectors

Collection of interior design scholar Mario Praz reinstated to Palazzo Primoli apartment

Praz bequeathed the entirety of his collection to the Galleria Nazionale d’arte Moderna, in the hope that his home would become a satellite of the museum