DESIGNER OF THE TIMES Commissioning a top interior designer is often regarded as essential in creating a really stunning interior. One of today’s outstanding talents is Cheshire-based Janine Stone, who appeared on page 78 in last November’s issue of House & Garden. Stone has continued to build her reputation and, with it, a strong client base among leading figures in business, sport and entertainment throughout the UK. Classically trained, she has a powerful sense of space, colour and scale which is applied with equal success to all styles of interior, from traditional period to sleek modern. All commissions, which can range from a single room to a full property remodelling, are personally designed and supervised by Stone, often including full project management of building and other required works. She is supported by a team of specialist craftsmen producing bespoke work to her exacting designs, be it a small piece of furniture or a magnificent, sweeping staircase. Initial consultations are free; contact Janine Stone on 0161 929 5566. A LA CASA To give your home an authentic Italian feel, visit Casa Italia, which displays an impressive range of Italian furniture, some of which is exclusive to the company in this country. There is a fabulous choice, in styles ranging from Baroque and Louis XWXVI to limed oak, and Casa Italia prides itself on its specialist personal service and affordable prices. Find it at 27-31 Charlotte Street, Hockley, Birmingham. Call 0121 236 5677 for a brochure; wwW.italianfurniture.co.uk.