Accessorising a home to make it feel personal and loved takes time. Of course, your designer can help you make a really good start, but pieces you fall in love with often come along when you don’t expect them.

I recently met equine artist, Elizabeth Armstrong, at Windsor racecourse. She has opened my eyes to the possibilities for a working artist to become highly specialised in one area of interest. For Elizabeth, that interest is race horses. And with racing as her specialism, of course she produces art work full of movement. She captures the strength and beauty of the horse, and her vision is truly an artist’s.

We placed one of her works, a semi-abstract called “Refuse to Give”, in this hallway. It has breathtaking energy that would give anyone a boost as they head through the door and into the day ahead.