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Cooking over fire 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 brief history of the Suffolk ball back chair (and our own Suffolk collection)

The origins of the late eighteenth century chair, and how the antique original inspired our Suffolk ...

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Completing your dining room: beyond the table and chairs

You’ve sized up your space, pondered painted and all-oak finishes, and deliberated chairs versus ben...

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The tale of the four-poster bed

A brief history of the grand four-poster, and our own contemporary designs.

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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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Ways with Constable Green

How to pair our newest shade, Constable Green, with some of the other colours in our paint and texti...

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Book club: The Evolution of Home by Emma Sims-Hilditch with Giles Kime

The debut design book from our creative founder Emma Sims-Hilditch.

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Flexible furniture: our versatile designs

How our designs can adapt to meet your home’s needs.

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In the spirit of the country home: our autumn 2022 story

This autumn’s story is one that runs right to the core of Neptune: the values of a timeless country ...

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The story behind Constable Green

An introduction to our autumn 2022 seasonal colour and its collaborative origins.

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A warm welcome: the joy of going to a store

Interiors editor Carole Annett explains why stepping across the threshold of a store feels so good.

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Sarah-Louise, Christopher & their Henley kitchen

An all-oak Henley kitchen and a Sage-green utility created in collaboration with Instagram’s @no.17h...

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The joy of summer: how to celebrate the season

Moments, rituals and traditions ancient and new to help you make the most of each month in summer.

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The architecture of happiness: how buildings can create joy

Why do some buildings and designed environments bring us more joy than others?

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The joy of moving to the coast

We chat to two former city dwellers about the highs (and occasional lows) of relocating to the coast...

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How to: no-sew fabric bunting for a summer celebration

Our simple step by step guide to making bunting for the jubilee and beyond.

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Forever and a day: presents for the happy couple

Our pick of timeless, keep-forever gifts to give to a just-married couple.

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Ways to say thank you: gifts for hosts

Present ideas that go beyond a bottle of wine for taking along to parties.

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The garden picnic

It’s a simple fact that fresh, summertime food tastes better outdoors. A slice of peppery frittata. ...

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From Barbury to Bloomsbury: how we name our designs

A quick look at some of the stories that lie behind our collection names.

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A touch of genius: why we value original art

We explore why it is that original art pieces hold such emotional potency.

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Meet the designer: Beki Bright and our Odette cushions

Discover the inspirations behind our cushion collaboration with textile designer Beki Bright.

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Kneading time: the rise of the artisan bakery

Inside Grain & Hearth, the Whitstable-based bakery that takes a slower approach.

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The joy of trees with Charlie Marsden

Tree consultant and dendrologist Charlie Marsden tells us about the fascinating hidden life of trees...

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The joy of spring: moments to cherish

Moments and traditions to help you make the most of March, April and May, and bring you closer to 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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Why meadows matter

Conserving our natural habitats protects the ecosystem and promises beguiling blooms.

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Nature versus nurture: how to create an authentic home

Where does personal taste come from? What influences the colours and designs you choose to fill your...

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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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Behind the walls of Houghton Lodge

We take an early springtime stroll around this Hampshire home’s walled garden.

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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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The one-hundred-year mindset: our approach to design

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

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The search for contentment by Ben Fogle

Author and presenter Ben Fogle looks at how people have discovered and protected their inner peace b...

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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...