So we now have heating and hot water – finally we’re down to the fun part of sanding beautiful antique floorboards and restoring original sash windows. My find of the week is ECOS Organic Paint  (www.ecosorganicpaint.co.uk) who supply beautiful chalky paints with no VOCs (unlike many companies that claim to be eco friendly). My only issue is that their colour palette has so many gorgeous shades – I don’t know where to start!

Renovation Dorset House Lyme Regis

Paint colours for Porthole