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Inspiration

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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 ...

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A late autumn walk

Whether you go solo, with those you live with or with one socially-distanced friend, a walk this tim...

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Welcoming in winter

While the magic and generosity of Christmas is the point at which many of our winters turn, it’s not...

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Celebrating advent

We truly believe that the whole winter season deserves to be celebrated and the magic of Christmas e...

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Biophilia and connecting to nature

Most of us feel good in nature. Ask people to imagine a place where they feel happy and relaxed, man...

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Chris and her Chichester kitchen

When this retired couple decided to return home after years of living overseas, they decided this wo...

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Window wildlife

Wherever you live, so long as you have a window, you can have wildlife, whether it’s a murmuration o...

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Colour scheming

The colours we surround ourselves with can affect our mood, so when it comes to deciding on the pale...

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A natural, seasonal palette

“Choose only one master – nature,” said Rembrandt, and we have to agree with the formidable Dutch ar...

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Design in every detail

‘Have nothing in your house which you do not know to be useful, o r believe to be beautiful’ is a ra...

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The Enchanted Forest

Snelsmore, Savernake and Uffmore. Dibbinsdale, Wychwood and Hangingstone. The names alone seem to ca...

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Louise and her Chichester kitchen

In a secluded Berkshire village is the home of Louise and Henry Peto and their three teenage childre...

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In search of the perfect cup of coffee

Not much beats that first cup of coffee in the morning, but as more of us are home-based and missing...

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Take a (perfectly positioned) seat

Hands up if you’re working from home more these days. In fact, hands up, breathe in and stretch. If ...

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How to style kitchen shelves

Whether yours is open shelving, glass-fronted cabinets or a dresser, chances are you have a shelf or...

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You'll find me in the orchard

An apple orchard can be a place of wonder; the gnarly old trees transforming with fragrant blossom i...

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How to update your interior for autumn

Just as we all switch up our wardrobes when the seasons turn a new leaf, so too do we look at our ho...

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The return of dark wood furniture

Wooden furniture never goes out of style, but it can be fascinating to note how different tones and ...

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The green kitchen: houseplants for the heart of your home

Every kitchen should have a houseplant or two. Like any other room in your home, they bring life and...

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Remembering Sir Terence Conran

In tribute to one of Britain’s most influential and ground-breaking designers, former Livingetc edit...

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How to grow baby leaf spinach

There’s much lore regarding spinach. The legendary pipe-smoking sailor, Popeye, got his strength fro...

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Small kitchen cabinetry (1)

Any kitchen, no matter how big or small, needs to include effective storage to feel considered and u...

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How to create a warm and characterful minimalist home

'Less is more’ has always been a guiding principle for us here at Neptune. Understated, edited and p...

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The foundations of using pattern, the Neptune way

There are some designers (and homes) for whom pattern is something to be draped across many surfaces...

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The many faces of Ardingly

If ever a design was made for a moment in time, it’s the new, endlessly-adaptable Ardingly cabinet, ...

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Going Green

In 2019 visitors to the Chelsea Flower Show saw, alongside polished displays of sculptural grasses a...

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Caspar: the engineering behind the design

Several seasons ago, our design team created Caspar – a club armchair that’s all about heritage, fro...

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For the love of the humble bee

Over the summer, while our roads and streets fell silent, it wasn’t only the birds whose presence be...

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The evolution of an armchair

At Neptune, we take the design process very, very seriously. That’s not to say there’s no room for f...

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Olive's perfect partners

One colour alone doesn’t create a decorating scheme, so whenever we bring out a new seasonal hue (wh...

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How to dress kitchen windows

What you put up at the windows makes a huge difference to the feel of any room, but it’s especially ...

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The story behind our new collection

A bracing, early morning rummage for hidden treasures at Kempton or Ardingly antiques fairs is alway...

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Material matters

Good design asks for the right materials to elevate it into something special. So, we’ve turned our ...

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Trend report: kitchen colours

When it comes to deciding what colour to paint your kitchen, chances are you’re going to fall into o...

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In the kitchen: The Provenist’s beetroot brownies recipe

At our sister café, The Provenist (which you’ll find next door to Neptune Bath), the menu is all abo...

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One kitchen: three ways

The Suffolk collection is our most pared back kitchen – drawing on the refined simplicity of Shaker ...

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Working with Olive

May we introduce Olive? The new, verdant shade of green that underpins our autumn collection, with a...