I expect there are quite a few of us careful folk who veer away from anything that contains the word bespoke. It used to mean very expensive clothes – designers for the royal family would have studios offering a bespoke service with unique designs and service to match. Today the phrase bespoke design can also include property and the interior design and decoration of anything from a small frabricated home from the end of second world war – they were truly bespoke, in that they were designed with everything built in, down to the tiniest detail. They were built in a hurry to house some of the thousands of families who were displaced through the war. These dear little properties had built in larders, washing copper for heating Monday’s washday water – sadly the washing machine hadn’t reached our shores for a while yet. They also had inside toilets, bathrooms and running water. Hurrah!