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Thoughts on Saffron

Michelle Ogundehin, colour and design expert and former editor of Elle Decoration, explores the rich...

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12 went to Provence (to shoot the new spring collection)

Back in January, when life felt very different, our creative team headed to Provence, France, to sho...

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How to organise and file, elegantly

You don’t need to have a dedicated home office – or even to actually do any work from home – to know...

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Learn something new: our pick of the best online courses

It’s no surprise that there are now more courses and workshops to take part it online than ever – an...

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Behind the walls of Houghton Lodge

Afew weeks ago, just before we all found ourselves spending a lot more time at home, Kat and Alex f...

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On our bookshelf: Happy Inside by Michelle Ogundehin

Internationally renowned as an authority on interiors, trends and style, Michelle Ogundehin is a wri...

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Notes on a small space

From the moment I was introduced to the leafy north London village of Hampstead by a friend, I had a...

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Podcasts for interiors (and food, and garden…) lovers

We’ve always been fans of a good podcast here at Neptune (they’re perfect for whenever your hands ar...

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On the bookshelf: A place called home, Cath Kidston

As the Founder of her eponymous brand and creative design studio, Joy of Print, Cath Kidston has lon...

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How to: grow plants from seed

No matter how many years you’ve been gardening, the novelty of growing plants from seed never seems ...

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Different types of paint, explained

The world of paint finishes can be a little complicated. Eggshell, emulsion, gloss, limewash, distem...

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Six questions you need to ask before you start a room redecoration

Kate Watson-Smyth is the journalist behind the blog Mad About the House. Here she shares an edited e...

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Culture from your sofa

In a heartening surge of resilience, galleries, museums, gardens and live event venues the world ove...

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How to tidy up your background for video calls

If you’re working from home, chances are the last-minute dash to tidy up your home office before a v...

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Wildflower pressing, with a twist

You may have seen our Easter tablescape, where we’ve taken a simpler approach to styling the table t...

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A homemade seed packet how-to

Small and unassuming, but containing the most exciting cargo, there’s something special about seed p...

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On our bookshelf: Jocasta Innes and The Pauper’s Homemaking Book

Long before the concepts of sustainable design and upcycling became part of our everyday, writer and...

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The independent edit

One of the unexpected upsides to come out of the current situation has been the fostering of a much ...

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The art of hunkering down

Continuing our series on ways to create a cocooning and nurturing home (you can read our first journ...

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Kitchen gardens: growing your first one

There’s a point in summer when buying a bag of over-priced, bland supermarket salad wrapped in plast...

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In the pottery studio: the making of our Bayham collection

There's nothing that paints a more idyllic picture than a studio at the foot of the garden, two frie...

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The 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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An Easter tablescape

This year Easter may not be quite as big an occasion for feasting as last, but we wanted to share a ...

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A little something for Easter

Even though Easter celebrations this year are likely to be a little quieter than usual, we still thi...

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A modern take on limewashing

Before modern paints, limewashing was one of the most common finishes you’d see on masonry and inter...

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The comfort of home

There can be no place more capable of nurturing and caring than your home. Even (and, in fact, espec...

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Aroma your home

Our homes can help us live better, says wellness author and founder of JOGB Living, Jo Glanville-Bla...

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In the larder: must-have staples for spring and summer

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

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Historic houses to visit in 2020

There’s nothing new about visiting grand or historic houses, but that doesn’t mean our interest and ...

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Curtain call(ing) – choosing the right sort for your bedroom

nstantly comforting, visually and (literally) warming, decorative and, done well, utterly timeless, ...

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Candles for Candlemas

This Sunday, 2nd February, is known as Candlemas – one of the key days in our annual calendar, falli...

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A lightbulb moment - how to choose the right bulb for your room

If you’ve ever walked into a room and felt instantly comfortable, chances are it has something to do...

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Five of the best bracing British winter walks

There’s nothing quite like bundling everybody up, embracing the elements and stepping out into the b...

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Our seasonal traditions: the stories behind Christmas

Christmas is nothing if not a time for traditions – starting with making the pudding on Stir-up Sund...

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Christmas trees: how to choose the right size

It used to be that you’d just have one, big Christmas tree each year, probably in the corner of the...

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The creative direction behind our Christmas collection

Christmas might be the littlest of the collections we release each year, but that doesn’t mean to sa...

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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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Symmetry: thoughts from our founder

This autumn, our interiors anthology, Stories, turned ten-issues-old. So, to mark our entry into dou...

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Ways with Ink

See borderline-black shades of grey, abyss-dark blues and greens so dark that it’s only when the lig...

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The story of statements

Each time we launch a new collection here at Neptune, we’ll always share the inspiration behind it. ...