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Inspiration

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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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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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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...

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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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The 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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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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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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The hidden elements of design: Marlborough Tiles

The tile specialists with an eye for colour and detail....

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March’s flower

For many of us, daffodils mark the beginning of spring. While snowdrops and crocuses may be the firs...

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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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In the larder: our spring staples

A well-stocked larder is the secret to kitchen calmness. When a delicious and nutritious meal can al...

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In praise of green spaces

Elizabeth Metcalfe is the Deputy Features Editor at House and Garden magazine. Having studied Englis...

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Novels and their interiors

Escape into the world of literary interiors with Elizabeth Metcalfe – deputy features editor at Hous...

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The power of sound

What constitutes the perfect home sound system? We asked Greg McAllister, sound experience manager a...

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The joy of the bath tub

Elizabeth Metcalf shares why to her, and so many others, taking a bath is a time for both rest and i...

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An alternative guide to relaxing at home

We all know that gardening, baking, practising yoga and taking a bath are ways to relax and unwind w...

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Hotel interiors to inspire your own schemes

Whether you’re on the cusp of decorating or are the sort to see a scheme and bank its look for a fut...

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Recharge and renewal

It’s with some relief that we can dive straight into 2021, focusing on the positives and how we can ...

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Christmas in the country

After a decade in London, it’s Christmas in the country for journalist Jo Rodgers and her family thi...

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The gift of flowers

This year, a present in the post is a much more likely turn of events, and what’s more of a welcome ...

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All wrapped up - our home gift guide

Taking the time to find just the right gift for each person on your list is one of the most joyful p...

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A Venetian Christmas Eve

Food writer Skye McAlpine shares her family traditions and favourite festive treats as she prepares ...

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A stocking filled with fun

A tongue in cheek approach to putting together a grown-up Christmas stocking that’ll bring out their...

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The art of elevated gifting

Five gift parcels that’ll elevate a humble present into something oh so thoughtful this Christmas....

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Flower pressing creations

In our last journal post – ‘Autumnal flower pressing’ – Izzi Hudson, founder of florist, Flower and ...