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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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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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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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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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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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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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Installing your Neptune kitchen: what to expect

Tony Cramp, our kitchen installation manager, talks us through the unique installation process at Ne...

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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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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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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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One kitchen: three ways

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

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The foundations of interior design

One of the questions we’re often asked in our stores is how you can recreate the same calm and consi...

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Shaker Maker

Shaker kitchens have been popular for decades, and there’s a very good reason why. The chameleon of ...

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Our paint palettes: making selection easy

Everyone’s had the experience at one time or another: thinking you’ve settled on a choice, only to s...

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Ways to dress the base of your Christmas tree

When you’re thinking about how to decorate your Christmas tree, it’s easy to focus on the main part ...

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Ready for hosting – creating prep space in your kitchen

Whether you’re about to start on a new kitchen design for your home or are thinking of ways to rejig...

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Leoni, Nathan & their Chichester kitchen

Our latest home profile shows our Chichester kitchen in two contrasting lights – at the same time. T...

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Festive ways to decorate banisters

Stairs can be one of the most mesmerising places to put Christmas decorations – they’re a clear stat...

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Ways to use tablecloths

Tablecloths are one of those extra things for the dining room that can easily get forgotten. Once an...

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Trudi Sinclair & her Limehouse kitchen

A glossy, glamorous, bright, white space is what Trudi and her family wanted from their new kitchen....

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Three Christmas tabletop decoration ideas

There’s never just one way to decorate your dining table at Christmas. Each year, you can try someth...

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The guest bedroom guide

Christmas is the time of year where we all really, really want to play the perfect host. We want to ...

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Kimberley Savill & her Chichester kitchen

Kimberley described her home as a “typical 1930s property in desperate need of renovating”. But now ...

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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

Some homes are full of antique furniture. Others have just one or two pieces. Then there are those t...

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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...