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Emma, Jon & their Chichester kitchen

Emma and Jon were greeted with an almost blank – though tired – canvas to work with when they bought...

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Colour scheming

Interior designer Emma Sims Hilditch shares nine colour schemes to suit the different rooms in the h...

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Our spring collection in the making

As the team began debating the vision for the spring 2022 collection, a few key words cropped up tim...

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On Quince by Kassia St Clair

Author of ‘The Secret Lives of Colour’ Kassia St Clair delves into the history behind our Quince pai...

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The spring edit: favourite new designs

Interiors experts choose their must-have designs from our spring 2022 collection....

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Ways with Quince

Three palettes to help you bring our bright and fresh yellow-green Quince into your home....

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How to uplift your interiors with a touch of red

Undaunting ways to use this most powerful of colours at home and bring liveliness to your decorating...

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Book club: books for favourite pursuits

Our pick of page-turners both old and new for (just about) every type of hobbyist, whether you’re a ...

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One step forward: why you should go barefoot

The reflective ritual of ‘grounding’ is fast becoming popular, as journalist Lucy Dunn discovered wh...

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The gentle balance of food preservation

Food historian Dr Annie Gray explains how science and sociology have combined to keep our palettes p...

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The heirloom tray: designing Terence

A considered design story for the simplest of objects....

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Paint the spectrum: colour theory for your home

An easy and practical guide to using and combining colours in your home....

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Rhubarb and orange cake

A cheery cake to put a spring in your step in late winter....

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The one-hundred-year mindset

Neptune co-founder John Sims-Hilditch tells journalist Suzanne Imre how looking beyond the here and ...

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Jo, Scott and their Henley kitchen & utility

A masterclass in making a clean and bold monochrome palette work in a period home....

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Oven baked risotto with kale pesto and crispy celeriac

A supper recipe from The Provenist cafe that celebrates delicious winter vegetables....

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James, Alex and their Suffolk kitchen

City dwellers James and Alex call London’s leafy Queen’s Park home. Situated a stone’s throw from ce...

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John and Emma Sims-Hilditch’s Chichester kitchen through the decades

Thirty-odd years ago, John and Emma Sims-Hilditch bought a rundown cottage, formerly a school house,...

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Wendy and her Suffolk kitchen

The history of Wendy’s Kent home is extensive, much like the renovation project that, in the summer ...

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The search for contentment by Ben Fogle

The last couple of years has forced many of us to slow down. It has given us a chance to think about...

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The art of accumulating: how to create meaningful interiors

Accumulating, collecting, curating. Such pastimes were raised to a fine art by our Victorian ancesto...

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Lili & Lodewijk and their Neptune home

The owners of this home tell us how they returned to their previously loved property in Surrey after...

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Nigel & David’s Chichester kitchen

The family: Nigel, David and Nellie, the cat. The house: An 1880s, semi-detached house in Ealing, we...

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Butternut squash, dark chocolate and lentil chilli with coconut yoghurt and coriander

‘Hearty and wholesome with a bit of a kick’. Otherwise known as the perfect, plant-based dish for a ...

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Our Francesca print

Our Francesca pattern tells a story of nature, texture and scale. A pretty watercolour design create...

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Antiques & the art scene

Hunting for antiques to proudly display in your home? Homes & Antiques writer Caroline Wheater r...

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For the love of Lloyd Loom

If the sight of Lloyd Loom brings to mind perfectly mown lawns and tea on the terrace, you’re not al...

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Ceiling: the forgotten wall

Often referred to as the fifth wall, the ceiling has been a focus of attention ever since Michelange...

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A gardener’s best friends

Gardening and nature were once at odds. But an increasing number of green-fingered growers are disco...

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Kim, Russel & their Chichester kitchen

After swapping the hustle and bustle of the big city for the serenity of a small country town, Kim a...

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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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When walls tell stories

Not all wallpapers are made equal, as a dive into the history of hand-painted, silk wallpaper makers...

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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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The humble pencil

While the pencil holds every child’s hand as they journey into the world of joined up writing, a loo...

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A West Sussex family & their Henley kitchen

What was once an old Arts & Crafts house, a detached country home in the West Sussex countryside...

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Heritage heroes

Have you ever come across an initiative and thought, what a brilliant idea, how can I get involved? ...

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Asparagus and goats’ cheese tart with wild garlic

At our Bath café, The Provenist, the menu is always changing with the seasons. From our brunch menu,...

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When in Knutsford

While we have stores up and down the country, we know that, quite often, you’ll be making a longer t...

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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...