Cooking over fire with Gill Meller
River Cottage chef and author Gill Meller on the year-round appeal of cooking outdoors over fire.
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 ...
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...
The tale of the four-poster bed
A brief history of the grand four-poster, and our own contemporary designs.
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...
Ways with Constable Green
How to pair our newest shade, Constable Green, with some of the other colours in our paint and texti...
Book club: The Evolution of Home by Emma Sims-Hilditch with Giles Kime
The debut design book from our creative founder Emma Sims-Hilditch.
Flexible furniture: our versatile designs
How our designs can adapt to meet your home’s needs.
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 ...
The story behind Constable Green
An introduction to our autumn 2022 seasonal colour and its collaborative origins.
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.
Sarah-Louise, Christopher & their Henley kitchen
An all-oak Henley kitchen and a Sage-green utility created in collaboration with Instagram’s @no.17h...
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.
The architecture of happiness: how buildings can create joy
Why do some buildings and designed environments bring us more joy than others?
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...
How to: no-sew fabric bunting for a summer celebration
Our simple step by step guide to making bunting for the jubilee and beyond.
Forever and a day: presents for the happy couple
Our pick of timeless, keep-forever gifts to give to a just-married couple.
Ways to say thank you: gifts for hosts
Present ideas that go beyond a bottle of wine for taking along to parties.
The garden picnic
It’s a simple fact that fresh, summertime food tastes better outdoors. A slice of peppery frittata. ...
From Barbury to Bloomsbury: how we name our designs
A quick look at some of the stories that lie behind our collection names.
A touch of genius: why we value original art
We explore why it is that original art pieces hold such emotional potency.
Meet the designer: Beki Bright and our Odette cushions
Discover the inspirations behind our cushion collaboration with textile designer Beki Bright.
Kneading time: the rise of the artisan bakery
Inside Grain & Hearth, the Whitstable-based bakery that takes a slower approach.
The joy of trees with Charlie Marsden
Tree consultant and dendrologist Charlie Marsden tells us about the fascinating hidden life of trees...
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...
Oh Easter tree
Much like its December counterpart, the Christmas tree, it seems it’s the Germans we have to thank f...
Why meadows matter
Conserving our natural habitats protects the ecosystem and promises beguiling blooms.
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...
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 ...
One step forward: why you should go barefoot
The reflective ritual of ‘grounding’ is fast becoming popular, as journalist Lucy Dunn discovered wh...
Behind the walls of Houghton Lodge
We take an early springtime stroll around this Hampshire home’s walled garden.
The gentle balance of food preservation
Food historian Dr Annie Gray explains how science and sociology have combined to keep our palettes p...
The heirloom tray: designing Terence
A considered design story for the simplest of objects.
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 ...
The search for contentment by Ben Fogle
Author and presenter Ben Fogle looks at how people have discovered and protected their inner peace b...
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...
Celebrating the beauty of winter light
Finding the joy in winter’s light, come crystal clear sun or moodily overcast skies.
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...
How to define your personal style
As social media and TV programmes have allowed us indulgent glimpses into other people’s homes, so o...
Homemade presents: fabric-covered notebooks
Bookbinder Emma Williams shares her tips for covering plain notebooks or journals with fabric to cre...