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Making home design enjoyable: advice from our founders

John and Emma Sims-Hilditch share their tried and tested tips to help your home redesign go a lot sm...

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Celebrating the beauty of winter light

Finding the joy in winter’s light, come crystal clear sun or moodily overcast skies....

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Our favourite interiors books

Whether you’re on the hunt for a hardback that will act as a manual for decorating your home or a ph...

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How to define your personal style

As social media and TV programmes have allowed us indulgent glimpses into other people’s homes, so o...

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Homemade presents: fabric-covered notebooks

Bookbinder Emma Williams shares her tips for covering plain notebooks or journals with fabric to cre...

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Meet the designer: Francesca Wardle & our Francesca fabric

We chat to the designer behind our new Francesca fabric collection....

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Record players and typewriters: celebrating slow pastimes

From record players to hand-written letters – why, in some cases, patience is very much a virtue....

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Bonfire nights with Gill Meller

River Cottage chef and author Gill Meller on the year-round appeal of cooking outdoors over fire....

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A voyage of craftsmanship and creativity

Craftsmanship is both an inspiration and an abiding principle for Neptune and its co-founder John Si...

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The bigger picture

Our co-founder, John Sims Hilditch, reflects on the far-reaching impact of restoration....

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Reasons to love the first days of autumn

With the warm weather we’ve had so far this September, it feels like we’re only just getting into ea...

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Our autumn collection in the making

A country walk was the starting point for the new collection...

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Material matters, part two: wellbeing

Part two in our series looking at the materials we should be using in our homes in the future...

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The art of combining old and new

How to work antiques and treasures into your scheme...

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Greenhouses, orangeries and conservatories, a short history

What is the difference between an orangery, a greenhouse and a conservatory? Like many ‘back of hous...

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Material matters, part one: sustainability

Part one in our series exploring the materials we’ll be making and living with in the future....

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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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How to keep your home cool in summer

Five ways to bring a little more calm to your home when the temperatures soar....

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Slowly does it

The Slow Food Movement has been attracting leading foodies in the UK for some years now, but lockdow...

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Restored to new glory

Interiors journalist Giles Kime explores how the Neptune design team breathed new life into an histo...

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Perfectly imperfect

Design writer Roddy Clarke explores the Japanese craft of kintsugi, which celebrates the beauty of b...

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Get to know us: Chris from Neptune Weybridge

We chat to Chris, who owns our store in Weybridge, in the latest of our ‘getting to know you’ interv...

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Call us collectors

What does it mean to be a collector? Why do we do it? And what is it that people collect? We sent an...

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The flower, herb and vegetable patch

Author and stylist Jane Cumberbatch on creating a productive and beautiful garden....

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The art of buying well, by Jo Leevers

Passing on an heirloom is a wonderful thing, but it doesn’t always have to be an antique. For exampl...

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The best seat in the house

How an antique sofa informed our entire approach to upholstery....

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Antiques & the art scene

Writer and editor Caroline Wheater on where to look for antiques and art....

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The sustainable garden

Author and designer Jane Cumberbatch on creating a beautiful and sustainable garden....

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Archiving our lives

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

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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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A gardener’s best friends

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

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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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The humble pencil

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

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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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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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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...