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Inspiration

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A gardener’s best friends

Gardening and nature were once at odds. But an increasing number of green-fingered growers are disco...

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Kim, Russel & their Chichester kitchen

After swapping the hustle and bustle of the big city for the serenity of a small country town, Kim a...

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Well lit: the art of illumination

Lighting is one of the fundamental parts of decorating a home but it’s also probably the one that we...

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When walls tell stories

Not all wallpapers are made equal, as a dive into the history of hand-painted, silk wallpaper makers...

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A brief history of pattern

Since the dawn of time, humans have sought to decorate their spaces with mark-making: inscriptions a...

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Classically eccentric

At a time when we are treated to a visual cacophony of interior styles and influences, providing a v...

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The humble pencil

While the pencil holds every child’s hand as they journey into the world of joined up writing, a loo...

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A West Sussex family & their Henley kitchen

What was once an old Arts & Crafts house, a detached country home in the West Sussex countryside...

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Heritage heroes

Have you ever come across an initiative and thought, what a brilliant idea, how can I get involved? ...

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Asparagus and goats’ cheese tart with wild garlic

At our Bath café, The Provenist, the menu is always changing with the seasons. From our brunch menu,...

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When in Knutsford

While we have stores up and down the country, we know that, quite often, you’ll be making a longer t...

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Talking to Henry

Those of you who’ve been with us a while might remember that in our second volume of Stories, way ba...

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How to choose a rug

The ceiling is often referred to as the fifth wall in a room but really it should be the floor that ...

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Hidden elements of design: AGA

Continuing our series looking at the design expertise and craftsmanship that elevates some of our fa...

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The hidden elements of design: Dualit

Engineering, innovation and design restraint are all things we strive to put into each of our own pr...

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Lucy & her Chichester kitchen

A traditional style kitchen with a modern twist was the brief for this couple’s renovation project i...

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A few of our favourite things

A new season collection is always a moment of anticipation and excitement. Here, we’ve asked a handf...

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Introducing Burnt Sienna

About 20,000 years ago, prehistoric artists searched tirelessly for just the right pigment for their...

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The hidden heroes

Every time we create a new collection – which we do twice a year in spring and autumn – we always li...

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Behind the collection

The inspiration behind a collection can come from anywhere – a sunset, an unexpected find at an anti...

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The power of sound

What constitutes the perfect home sound system? We asked Greg McAllister, sound experience manager a...

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On Pantone’s 2021 Colours of the Year

This year, as they have been doing since the first year of the new millennium, Pantone have selected...

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In praise of the tub

I grew up in a bath only household. As a thirteen-year-old, this, along with my parents lack of tele...

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Anne-Marie & her Suffolk kitchen

There’s being neighbourly and then there’s embarking on a dual extension and renovation project with...

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The versatility of Chawton

Chawton’s not a new topic for us here on the journal. And rightly so: as a storage design that you c...

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A brief history of kitchens

You could say, the kitchen as we know it, began in 1802 with the invention of the range oven. Prior ...

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Renew, reuse, relove

Using the furniture and accessories that you already have – or giving a new home to an antique, vint...

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Recharge and renewal

It’s with some relief that we can dive straight into 2021, focusing on the positives and how we can ...

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The joy of sitting in

Staying in. Whether you relished the prospect before or not, by now, an evening at home has certainl...

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Pollyanna & her Chichester kitchen

Pollyanna’s former schoolhouse home (which you might know on Instagram as @the_old_school_house) is ...

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The hardworking Christmas kitchen

The most harmonious Christmases are often when everyone lends a hand; mucking in with the vegetable ...

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Outside in: bringing winter’s greenery into your home

From foliage to seed heads, berries to blooms, plants provide us with some of the best seasonal deco...

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Christmas in the country

After a decade in London, it’s Christmas in the country for journalist Jo Rodgers and her family thi...

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Skye McAlpine’s Pistachio Panettone cake

Food writer Skye McAlpine shares a recipe for Christmas Eve from her latest book, ‘A Table for Frien...

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Emily & her Chichester kitchen

The Chichester kitchen; often considered our most classic collection with refined details and restra...

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A stocking filled with fun

We remember once reading that, when the royal family gather together at Sandringham for Christmas, t...

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The art of elevated gifting

A set of mugs, a hot water bottle, a voucher to their favourite store – all are lovely gifts on thei...

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Flower pressing creations

In our last journal post – ‘Autumnal flower pressing’ – Izzi Hudson, founder of florist, Flower and ...

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An al fresco Christmas

The Christmas table is a special moment in our festive celebrations: a central focus and an opportun...

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Autumnal flower pressing

Izzi Hudson, founder of florist, Flower and Press, gives us a step-by-step guide on flower pressing ...