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Journey into spaciousness

The whole of the inside of the van was originally yellow, which Emily decided to keep as a base and simply freshen up. She used crochet edging to line the table and doorway. The floor covering is a woven plastic mat from Caravan

A vintage Citron H van gives Emily Chalmers, stylist replica van cleef necklace and owner of the delightfully quirky London interiors shop Caravan, the freedom of the road when on buying trips or escaping the rat race with husband Chris at weekends.

at cars and vans and one day he called me, while I was in the middle of an antiques fair, to tell me he'd found an H van, and I immediately said go for it. It cost 2,500. I've always loved them Citron started making them after the Second World War as a simple front wheel drive delivery van. This one was originally a mortician's vehicle in Paris. The owner before us had already converted it, complete with wardrobe, wash basin, seats that turn into a bed and a little gas stove and fireplace. It's the perfect 'extra room' we don't have a garden, so it truly is an extension of our home, and our imagination.

'Parked in our little courtyard, friends can stay in it or we can work in it, and we take it on buying trips to fairs or to showcase the shop at events such as the London Design Festival, or go with friends to festivals. As it's a workhorse too, it has to be easy to look after everything can be hoovered and wiped down, and I love the fact that everyone smiles at you as you drive along.

'Best of all, we can take our room and its tea making facilities and go wherever we want. The bunting is made from antique fabrics that she uses for her handbags (try cottonbunting.

'Furniture designer Mark Harvey created this summerhouse for an event at Harrods a few years ago. The door and windows, with original hand blown glass, are from a Georgian shop front, the panelling came from an old cobblers shop, the floor from a Victorian mill, and it has an oak shingled roof. I love the history of it, yet it's completely modern, with heating, electricity and wi fi, so I can easily escape into it. During London Fashion Week, I use it to show buyers my handbags and necklaces over afternoon tea, which adds to the charm of what I do.'

The Magpie and the Wardrobe, tel: 07770 961362.

'We bought the caravan about three years ago. Moving it replica Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry requires planning and a tow truck, so we tend to take it out when we're going to be in one place for a few weeks, whether it's at Van Cleef & Arpels necklace imitation a festival or parked in the field of a friend's place in the country. Apart from giving it a good clean and fixing a few glass panels, it's pretty much as it was when it was built in the 1960s, resplendent with hand etched mirrors and cabinet doors, glossy Formica cabinets and stainless steel. It really is a work of art, and attracts a lot of attention. We lent it to friends for their wedding night complete with a rose garden we built at the front.'

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