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Inspiration

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A gardener’s best friends

Author Sally Coulthard on encouraging beneficial pollinators, hedgehogs and earthworms onto your plo...

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Our decorating tool kit

Exploring the essential elements that make up a Neptune decorating scheme, and how they work in harm...

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Kim, Russell & their Chichester kitchen

A modern twist on a charming 16th-century cottage....

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Well lit: the art of illumination

How to achieve that perfect balance of a room that’s lit just right....

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Choosing art for your bedroom

If we’re honest, we probably spend a fair amount of time thinking about the decor of our bedrooms bu...

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The enduring romance of the Morris & Co. archive

Not far outside of London, just off the A40 in Denham, sits a humdrum brick building with dropped ce...

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Nature’s pattern book

Sally Coulthard, author of ‘Biophilia: You + Nature + Home’, shares four of the patterns we find mos...

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An explorer finds refuge at home

Ben Fogle on the slower pace of life over the past year and finding new adventures closer to home....

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The stitches that connect us

Stitched slowly and carefully over days and weeks, if not months, quilts are one of those crafted ob...

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A brief history of pattern

Former editor of Elle Decoration, Michelle Ogundehin, leads us on a whistle-stop tour of pattern’s h...

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Talking wallpaper with Sanderson

The decision to wallpaper a room can feel like a big commitment. But it shouldn’t, says Claire Valli...

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The humble pencil

Lifestyle journalist Amy Moorea Wong on the history of the small but might pencil....

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Choosing pendants for a kitchen island

Our hints and tips on choosing pendant lights for your kitchen island – plus a few positioning rules...

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A West Sussex family & their Henley kitchen

A contemporary kitchen for an Arts & Crafts home and a couple who love to cook....

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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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Taking mirrors al fresco

Arabella St John Parker, freelance gardens editor, shares her home-grown ideas for all the different...

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Garden hosting: tips from a stylist

Entertaining in your garden doesn’t always need to be a case of sun’s out, barbecue’s on. Neither do...

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Heritage heroes

Protecting Britain’s endangered plants is something we can all do – we just need a patch of garden a...

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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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Choosing the colour of your kitchen cabinetry

While white might be your first port of call for kitchen cabinetry, it’s not always the colour that ...

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A shed of one's own

Author and stylist Clare Nolan explains why a shed at the end of the garden is every grown up’s drea...

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Behind the walls of Houghton Lodge

Back in early spring 2020, just before we all found ourselves spending a lot more time at home, Kat...

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The fifth room: how to make your garden work harder

You hear it every year: bring the outside in, and vice versa. These are the golden rules of linking ...

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The garden furniture guide

Choosing furniture for your home, whether it’ll live inside or out, is a balance between what looks ...

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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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Spring feasting recipes: a trio of salads

Three colourful salads that celebrate spring’s produce. Perfect for partnering with the whole side o...

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Spring feasting recipes: whole side of salmon with lemon and dill

An easy yet impressive centrepiece dish from our café, The Provenist, that’s perfect for springtime ...

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How to choose a rug

Six quick tips on choosing a rug – from when you might want to use a runner to how to avoid the comm...

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Hidden elements of design: AGA

At 99 years old, the AGA has earned its place in our kitchens (and hearts) thanks to its classic des...

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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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Cool, classic white kitchens

The best ‘trends’ are the ones that don’t fade away; it’s what differentiates a passing fad from som...

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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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Pairing patterns with plains

Pattern. For some, it’s a thrilling world to dive into and unleash on their homes. For others, the v...

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The hidden elements of design: Dualit

How 70 years of original thinking and a constant drive to improve has marked Dualit out as one of th...

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Oh Easter tree

Much like its December counterpart, the Christmas tree, it seems it’s the Germans we have to thank f...

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An Easter tablescape

This year Easter may not be quite as big an occasion for feasting as we’d like, but with the possibi...

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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...

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Hidden heroes: the Wycombe folding chair

Everything we do at Neptune is about making your life better in ways big and small. Sometimes that’s...

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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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Making a statement with Clemmie

We do love a statement headboard. Much like a fireplace in a living room, it’ll anchor your bedroom ...