This is the skirting I want. Plain, simple. Preferably painted with oil based to protect from vacuum cleaner bashes!
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great to see all the possibilities!
Oak "skirting" (i.e. baseboard / skirting board moldings).
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The floor Coastline Seashell with round edge skirting (Pea Souper paint) http://www.firedearth.com/wood-flooring/shop-by-range/coastline