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Inspiration

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Talking to Neptune home designer, Kyra

We catch up with one of our home designers to talk life, work and, of course, decorating....

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Archiving our lives

How to archive memories at home, taking inspiration from the professionals...

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How to make fresh aioli

A recipe for light and fresh homemade aioli for serving alongside summer dishes....

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For the love of Lloyd Loom

Why we love this heritage material and its classic furniture styles....

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Courgette & pea risotto

A fresh yet comforting risotto recipe for spring and summer....

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Ricotta and spinach ‘malfatti’ gnocchi with hazelnuts, rocket and truffle oil

Gnocchi is traditionally made with potato and semolina, but here the chefs at our café, The Provenis...

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Ceilings: the forgotten wall

How to make the most of your room’s fifth wall – with something other than white paint....

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Window treatments, part one: choosing what’s right for you

How to choose between curtains, blinds and shutters, plus we tackle some common ‘problem’ windows....

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Window treatments, part two: our curtains & blinds in detail

Advice on fabrics, linings, lengths, headings and hardware for curtains and Roman blinds....

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Books to carry you away

A collection of six novels to transport you somewhere new, whether you have a summer holiday planned...

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Growing a garden for scent

Think of your outside spaces and the chances are you’re remembering how they look, rather than the s...

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Inspired by the past: Britain’s most influential interiors

Stuck for decorating ideas or are you just a bit of a history buff? Britain’s historic houses will p...

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The Provenist smash

An alternative to the classic avocado on toast from the chefs at our café, The Provenist....

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Beetroot & gruyère ‘sausage’ roll

A root vegetable take on the sausage roll for cutting up, wrapping up and taking with you on walks a...

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Darker shades of wood

Perhaps it’s nostalgia for the past, but brown furniture carries a weight that can ground the rest o...

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Collecting cushions: how many is too many?

A stylist’s best friend for good reason, the pockets and punches of colour and softness created by c...

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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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How to choose 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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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...