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Inspiration

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Christmas tree decorating ideas: two looks to try

Most of us have a set way that we decorate our Christmas trees each year. There might be a couple of...

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Tips for kitchen cupboard organisation

Probably the best time to plan your cupboard storage is when you’re having a kitchen redesign, as yo...

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Sofas and armchairs: to match or not?

Sofas and armchairs are the building blocks of any living room – their shapes, colours and textures ...

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In praise of sideboards – and why every home needs one

Traditionally, sideboards were a feature of dining rooms, but in fact, they can hold their own almos...

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How to mix new and antique furniture

While some homes are furnished almost exclusively with antiques, in others where furniture is mostly...

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How to dress a kitchen island

Not everyone has space for an island in their kitchen, but if you do, it’s likely to be the focal p...

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Danni Collyer & her Chichester kitchen

Managing a property conversion, running their own business and bringing up a family. Let’s just say ...

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Carolyn Swash & her Henley kitchen

This is the home story of a couple who moved from a Gloucestershire village to the centre of Chelten...

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Zoning your kitchen

There are a few reasons for all the conversation around kitchens being seen as living spaces. ...

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What to have on display in a kitchen

Do you ever find yourself staring in wonder at clutter-free kitchens as you flick through your favou...

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Ways to style your dining table when you’re not using it

Dining tables are usually talked about in terms of shape, size and the kind of chairs that match bes...

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The psychology of armchairs: why they’re often the go-to seat in the house

There are some pieces of furniture that are as good as guaranteed a place in your home. The must-ha...

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Styling your sofa to make it cosier

The equinox has been and gone, which means that autumn is officially here. And with the darker eveni...

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Should my dining room furniture match my table?

Is your dining room a separate space downstairs or is it part of your kitchen? Or do you have both? ...

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Make a focal point of footstools

They don’t get as much love as sofas or armchairs, but footstools (or ottomans, if you prefer) can p...

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How to find the right place for your dining table

At one time, most homes had a self-contained dining room with furniture scaled to match. Nowadays, i...

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Design advice for living room layouts

Living rooms are often one of the trickiest rooms in the home to design, because they’re usually the...

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Decorating with rust tones

Every season, we feature at least two seasonal shades. For autumn 2018, those are Chestnut and Walnu...

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Choosing a kitchen work surface

Kitchen design is a careful balance between what’s going to look good and what’s going to work well....

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Three summertime bedroom looks

If you’re thinking of having a bit of a bedroom makeover and are looking for a hefty dose of inspira...

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Ideas for kitchen alcoves

Storage – the more you have in your kitchen, the better. But you don’t want to overpower your room w...

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Mix and match crockery: why one style isn’t always the way

Because crockery generally comes in matching sets, it’s easy to find yourself using them that way ev...

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Choosing a dining table: round versus rectangular

When choosing a dining table, there are all sorts of considerations to bear in mind. Size, style, su...

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Utility rooms versus laundry rooms: what’s the difference?

Kitchens. They can sort of steal the show in our downstairs living spaces. Probably because they’re ...

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Reasons to take a duvet day in summer

Duvet days. Two words that instinctively make your shoulders go down by several inches. In theory, t...

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Design focus: headboards

Divan or bedframe? Footboard or no? Upholstered headboard, wooden, or none at all? There’s a fair bi...

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Colour chronicles

From playing with brighter shades, to wall-to-wall deep, dark colour, and a new take on monochrome: ...

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Style notes: flower-arranging

Notepad scribbles from our stylists, pointers picked up on photoshoots, home-grown ideas from our re...

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Using colour in the kitchen: a tale about contrast

Even though we’ve definitely started using stronger shades on cabinetry, colour in the kitchen still...

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Rachel Ayerst & her Suffolk kitchen

Inside The Old Vicarage, you’ll find a rather busy home. There’s Rachel – a recruitment consultant w...

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The dining table: find your perfect fit

A dining table is a centerpiece like no other piece of furniture. It’s going to see you through year...

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Light therapy

As we move into winter, there’s a different quality to the sunlight. Yes, there’s less of it as dusk...

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How to: make your own advent calendar

Advent calendars are special things. They’re that subtle something that means you can start to celeb...

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Why every bedroom deserves a chair

A beautiful bedroom should be enjoyed by day as well as by night. Add a chair or two and you can esc...

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Behind the scenes The making of our festive table

Whenever we do our Christmas photoshoots, there’s a lot of build up to any that involve a dining tab...

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The Christmas table: in three looks

We all want our homes to feel a little magical at Christmas time. From our front doors and hallways ...

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Pip McCormac & his Suffolk kitchen

You may well have seen this kitchen before. Whether it’s on somebody’s Instagram or in the press, it...

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How to style a dresser – with Emma Sims-Hilditch

Books, crockery, glassware, accessories, photo frames – when it comes to the things that you can fil...

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A good night’s sleep: our mattress buying guide

When it comes to picking a mattress, there are a lot of choices out there. Pocket sprung or memory f...

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Rio Barrett & her Suffolk kitchen

Where Rio Barrett’s Suffolk kitchen now stands, there was once a very different setup indeed. Until ...