Artificial grass, rush matting
and wooden decking tiles all look good.
Picture the scene: the hacks are ushered in to be met by the dug-out philosopher sat cross legged on rush matting
, possibly with a bamboo flute close to hand, and maybe a subtle picture of David Carridine as 70s Shaolin monk and crusader for justice, Kwai Chang Caine, on a humble desk along with a well thumbed copy of The Analects of Confucius.
The 1,400-yard long rock-fill embankment - 90ft wide at its base, 18ft wide at the top and 21ft high - was built on rush matting
between a hilly peninsula called Penrhyn-isaf at the eastern end and the island of Ynys Towyn at its western end where the harbour now is.
We're told that Hince, 39, has very sensitive feet, something that was made worse by the model's rush matting floors.
She replaced the rush matting because it was giving Jamie red and itchy feet.
Floors are covered with rush matting
, apart from a central section of bush-hammered concrete, and the altar is a crisply hewn block of granite.
One of the bedrooms has been turned into a beach scene with a Caribbean mural on the wall and bunk beds hung with rush matting
For centuries, rush matting
was commonplace in country houses all around the British Isles.
Floors: Coir, jute, rush matting
, runners, terracotta tiles, unpolished wood in mid-tones, or try wool carpet with hints of colour.
There are various tea rooms and halls laid out in the traditional style with tatami rush matting
, wall hangings, and flowers to recreate the setting for the Japanese tea ceremony.
SIMPLE LIFE: Opt for elemental natural coir, sisal or rush matting
on floors to evoke the feel of a Buddhist retreat.