WHETHER you’re a bibliophile, a design junkie or just plain voyeuristic, the bookcase in chef Liam Tomlin and wife Jan’s new home has an undeniable magnetism. Ensconced in a wall in the lounge, the solid-timber frame stretches from floor to ceiling, with each square shelf crammed with colour-coded cookery tomes. As per Liam’s preference, the dust jackets have been removed to reveal the fabric-covered spines, so and nestle together with their maroon counterparts, whereas hardbacks by Gordon Ramsay and Neil Perry cosy up in their own dedicated grey section.

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