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Inspiration

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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 by Elizabeth Metcalfe

‘I am extremely happy walking on the downs...I like to have space to spread my mind out in.’...

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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 ...

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Autumnal flower pressing

Izzi Hudson, founder of florist, Flower and Press, gives us a step-by-step guide on flower pressing ...

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A late autumn walk

Our suggestions for discovering your local patch this month by getting out for a walk – including tr...

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Biophilia and connecting to nature

Most of us feel good in nature. Ask people to imagine a place where they feel happy and relaxed, man...

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Window wildlife

How to encourage wildlife to your garden, balcony or windowsill, and how to make time to enjoy the s...

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Savouring Bonfire Night at home

Autumn is a season to relish all by itself, but there’s one particular November celebration that bri...

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The Enchanted Forest

Look beyond a Sunday afternoon stroll with the dog through your local woods. Our ancient forests are...

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You'll find me in the orchard

Apple orchards hold more than just apples, as chef and food writer James Rich explains....

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How to grow baby leaf spinach

There’s much lore regarding spinach. The legendary pipe-smoking sailor, Popeye, got his strength fro...

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Remembering Sir Terence Conran

In tribute to one of Britain’s most influential and ground-breaking designers, former Livingetc edit...

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Green: a social history

In 2019 visitors to the Chelsea Flower Show saw, alongside polished displays of sculptural grasses a...

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For the love of the humble bee

Over the summer, while our roads and streets fell silent, it wasn’t only the birds whose presence be...

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Reaching new heights

Two years ago, Neptune co-founder John Sims-Hilditch began mentoring Neil, an ex-soldier who lost bo...

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A flower visionary: Philippa Craddock

“I must have flowers, always, and always,” declared Impressionist artist Claude Monet. And he has a ...

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An expert’s eye on lighting

A favourite subject amongst interior designers and writers alike, there’s a lot to say (and a lot th...

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A potted history

The dinner parties held by Catherine the Great must have been a sight to behold. In 1778, the Empres...

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Caring for Charleston

Kathy Crisp is the conservation cleaner at Charleston House, originally the summer sanctuary and now...

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Charleston: A Bloomsbury House and Garden

Nestled in the East Sussex countryside just outside Lewes is Charleston, originally the summer sanct...

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Talking to: Neptune's stylist, Meaghan

A photoshoot is a busy place. Between photographer and props, set-builders and models (often of the ...

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A time to read

There’s a lot of power contained within the pages of a book. The power to enlighten, to transport, t...

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How to reconnect with the simple things

When we grow up, so much of the wonder and sense of adventure we possessed as children is lost. Hour...

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Detox your wardrobe

Who, in lockdown, hasn’t thought they really should use this time to sort through their wardrobe, r...

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The right note

Hidden in a London basement is that most specialist of workshops – the restoration centre for broken...

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Inspired by the silver screen

You’re probably watching more movies than ever right now, so why not be inspired by the sets as well...

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Five quick kitchen fixes

Marcus, one of the kitchen designers from Neptune York, shares five ways to update your kitchen – s...

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Designing a galley kitchen

When thinking of your ‘dream’ kitchen, it’s probably fair to assume that most of us don’t picture a ...