The real challenge lay in the detail and, in just two years, the Newberrys have restored to the rectory an air of faded English style, while injecting a freshness and crispness into each scheme. Gillyâ€™s passion for antique textiles is omnipresent. Downstairs it manifests itself in the breakfast room where â€˜Chinese Pheasantâ€™ on oatmeal-coloured linen lines the walls. In the drawing room, a bold rose chintz on the sofas echoes the views of the garden beyond. Upstairs is a veritable feast of fabrics on a green and pink theme. They not only deck the windows, Furniture liquidators but line all the walls, too. â€˜Fabric insulates,â€™ says Geoffrey. â€˜In summer it keeps the heat out and in winter the warmth in.â€™ In addition, Gilly says, â€˜There is a certain depth and texture, which you donâ€™t get with paper, that I love.â€™ Gillyâ€™s favourite fabric, â€˜Pondicherryâ€™, adapted from a hand-blocked and hand-painted, eighteenth-century, Indian original, lines the spare-room walls, and a coordinating stripe hangs at the windows and adorns the bed.