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Inspiration

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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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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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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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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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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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Introducing Burnt Sienna

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

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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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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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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...