A homeowner who gave her multi-million pound house a bright candy-stripe paint job has said she will refuse a council order to redecorate the building.
Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring, 71, hit out at her neighbours for complaining to the council about the red and white stripes, after they branded it "garish" and "tacky" last month.
She first painted her home following a planning dispute over the property and her application to demolish it was refused.
Residents in the quiet residential cul-de-sac in Kensington in west London, were angered by the striking redesign and complained to the council, which ordered the stripes' removal.
But Ms Lisle-Mainwaring has insisted she will not take any notice of the order, and that the new colour scheme is a bit of fun.
She told the Evening Standard:
She also denied claims the stripes had been painted as an act of malice against her neighbours, instead saying she did it because she was entitled to.