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Inspiration

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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 ...

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A noble ascent

"The world is like a grand staircase,” Samuel Johnson once said. “Some are going up, and some are go...

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Alexandra Shulman on fashion at home

As she examines how our style choices evolve with time, former editor of British Vogue, Alexandra Sh...

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The Great British Garden Show

Extraordinary situations can sometimes spark extraordinary ideas, and the current lockdown is no exc...

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Get to know us: our creative founder, Emma Sims-Hilditch

Join interiors and brand expert, and former editor of Livingetc magazine, Suzanne Imre, as she catch...

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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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Book club: 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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Book club: A Place Called Home by 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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Book club: The Pauper’s Homemaking Book by Jocasta Innes

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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How to start a kitchen garden

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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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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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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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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Symmetry: thoughts from our founder

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