So many rooms, so little time, is the usual complaint when shooting houses, so it was refreshing on a recent occasion to be concentrating on one room only. And what a room! Overlooking the sea, this first floor Brighton sitting room was packed with lovely finishes and furniture. Unmistakably the work of Sally Dernie, I was delighted to have the time to give it all the attention it deserved.

I did however allow myself to be momentarily distracted by Sally’s lovely dog, Flora.