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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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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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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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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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The Enchanted Forest

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

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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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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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Going Green

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

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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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Six not-too-fancy festive canapes

When Christmas calls, it’s all too easy to get carried away with Christmas lunch, focusing most of y...

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We believe in a different perspective Part V

A phrase that means a lot to us. A phrase that we think best sums up our ethos and our way of thinki...

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Teak – a silver fox

Teak. The timber that’s favoured by lots of brands who make outdoor wooden furniture. Us included. B...

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Kitchens gardens: designing an actual outdoor kitchen, really?

Say kitchen garden and you’d probably imagine neat rows of vegetables grown from seed, or perhaps a ...

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When in... Canterbury

Throughout June we opened two new stores in the historic locations of Chester and Farnham, and now, ...

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When in... Farnham

In case you haven't heard, our newest store opened its doors just a few days ago in the market town ...

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When in... Chester

In June 2016, we opened our 15th UK store in one of Britain's best preserved wall cities, Chester. L...

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Talking to Hannah Redman

It’s a lovely coincidence that when you need to speak to an expert on a certain topic, it turns out ...

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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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When in...Bournemouth

Our home in Dorset sits amongst the hustle and bustle of Bournemouth’s high street. It’s a town that...

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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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Those last-minute moments

There’s an up and down pattern to most of our Christmases. Throughout December, we’re likely to go ...

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When in...York

Neptune York, our 16th store, sits just outside this historic city, with its medieval streets and im...

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When in...Fulham

Neptune Fulham was the very-first store we opened in London. We chose the ground floor of a red-bric...

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When in...Chichester

Neptune Chichester, our 28th store to open, sits on the edge of this historic city, surrounded by co...

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The story behind our Christmas collection

Classic, British design is our compass. All of our designs are guided by it, they all follow its ste...

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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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A place beyond the pines

As the months edge ever closer to midwinter, it feels like the perfect time to appreciate the beauty...

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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 rise of the dahlia

Not so long ago, dahlias had a reputation for being a bit fussy. They were mostly grown by competiti...

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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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England’s ancient oaks

As part of Blenheim Palace’s Festival of Literature, Film and Music, we went along to listen to Aljo...

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When in...Colchester

Neptune Colchester opened at the beginning of 2015 and sits just on the edge of this historic town. ...

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We believe in a different perspective Part II

A phrase that means a lot to us. A phrase that we think best sums up our ethos and our way of thinki...

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How to: create an autumnal arrangement

There are many ways that we can reference the current season in our homes. Paint is one, textiles ar...

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Harvest. Pickle. Store.

Autumn is most definitely the season of plenty. Farmers’ markets are heaving with end-of-season crat...

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One man and the Matterhorn

There are some causes that are especially close to our hearts. Climb2Recovery is one of them. If you...