Bright shutters can be so inviting - arms stretched wide.
At Dennis Severs' house in London, that's an invitation worth accepting.
It is a house where a family of silk weavers might have lived, when waves of Huguenots came over to the East End in the 18th Century. Severs created a time capsule for just one such family and lived in it until his death, creating ever more intricate storylines for his imaginary housemates. It is a whimsical mix of theatre, museum and life, charting the family's fortunes as they rise and recede. The experience is utterly magical, and made more so by the care of Mick Pedroli who will welcome you over the threshold, cherishing his dear friend Severs' work of love and art.