Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls: Eric Roberts is a glorious study in unyielding obliviousness. Photograph: Channel 4

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When choosing decor for high-end properties, having the benefit of a cultural education can prove a distinct asset

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‘My bet is that during Jesper Brodin’s rule of the kingdom of Billy bookcases and Ektorp sofas, growth will falter.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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The five-bedroom home includes an impressive dining room, as well as two spiral staircases. Photograph: Robin Millar

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