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Inspiration

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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...

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Ways with Ink

Borderline-black shades of grey, abyss-deep blues and greens so dark that it’s only when the light h...

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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. ...

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Reading a room

Interiors expert and former Livingetc editor Suzanne Imre explains how to read the proportions of yo...

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Sourcing stories: Clifton Coffee Roasters

Whenever you pop into our café at Neptune Bath – The Provenist – and order a cup of coffee, you’ll k...

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Summer flowers, styled and potted by Hannah Redman

In our ninth volume of Stories, Stories for summer, our resident floral expert, Hannah Redman, fresh...

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Talking to: Ian Goucher

A few times a year, we like to introduce you to one of the many faces that make up the Neptune famil...

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In the making: Belgian linen

Finely crafted linen fabric, grown, spun, woven and finished in Belgium. ...

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Getting creative with tester paint pots

Have you ever ordered a tester pot (or two, or ten) to help you decide what colour to pick for your ...

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Sourcing stories: Teeny Greeny

Micro in name, micro in size, but microgreens aren’t to be confused with seedlings or shoots. These ...

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Planning a project: our guide to getting started

Whether you’re planning a top-to-bottom redecoration, an extension or a simple refresh for one room ...

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Sourcing stories: Bath Farm Girls

The first of only a few growers of British quinoa, Emily’s local farm is home to field upon field of...

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How to bring furniture into the middle of the room with Lauren Gilberthorpe

Whether your room’s big or small, there’s often a real temptation to position furniture around the e...

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Sourcing stories: Ivy House Farm

Whenever you’re sipping a cup of breakfast tea or a mug of frothy coffee at The Provenist, you have ...

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Introducing our cafe, The Provenist

We chat to Paul, our chief Provenist, about the ethos behind our cafe....

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Eclectic versus composed : How many styles of furniture to have in a room

Whenever you’re designing a room in your home, be it from scratch or adding a few new pieces over ti...

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Why modernism still matters

This spring, we’re focusing on the idea that less is more; the idea of gathering around you only inv...

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What the Shakers taught us

Shaker style is an aesthetic and set of design principles that wasn’t borne out of fashion, neither ...

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The Neptune design team on: the spring 2019 collection

Just a week before our spring collection was revealed, we gathered around the kitchen island at Nept...

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What wabi-sabi can do for your home

There have been a few lifestyle concepts recently that promise a happier home life. We’ve written ab...

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Six not-too-fancy festive canapes

When Christmas calls, it’s all too easy to get carried away with Christmas lunch, focusing most of y...

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Teak – a silver fox

Teak. The timber that’s favoured by lots of brands who make outdoor wooden furniture. Us included. B...

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Kitchens gardens: designing an actual outdoor kitchen, really?

Say kitchen garden and you’d probably imagine neat rows of vegetables grown from seed, or perhaps a ...

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Why every bedroom deserves a chair

A beautiful bedroom should be enjoyed by day as well as by night. Add a chair or two and you can esc...

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The rise of the dahlia

Not so long ago, dahlias had a reputation for being a bit fussy. They were mostly grown by competiti...

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Creating flower arrangements with scale

You might’ve noticed that we often arrange our life-like stems rather simply – single flowers in bot...

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How to make an entrance: repainting your front door

Do you always notice when a house has a lovely front door? We certainly do....

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One man and the Matterhorn

There are some causes that are especially close to our hearts. Climb2Recovery is one of them. If you...

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When in...Weybridge

Though it’s just 30 minutes from the centre of London, Weybridge feels much more like a country town...

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When in...Paris

We’re heading across the channel for our latest ‘when in’ guide, this time, for Neptune Paris. You’l...

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When in...Bury St Edmunds

A trip to Neptune Bury St. Edmunds is the perfect excuse to explore the Georgian squares, medieval s...

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Our favourite children’s books

To celebrate International Children’s Book Day, we asked a handful of people here at Neptune HQ to f...

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Neptune Chesham: a history

This March, we opened our first store in Buckinghamshire – Neptune Chesham. We might have built it ...

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Rediscovering brown furniture

Antique wooden furniture – or ‘brown furniture’ as it’s sometimes known – is often thought of as too...

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When in...Reading

Our store in Reading is set in a 17th-century gatehouse called Monksmead House. It’s just one of man...

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A different perspective, part one

Perfect imperfection – self-proclaimed perfectionists we might be, but we want to design homes that ...

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A different perspective, part two

Tradition & innovation – while we’ll always have one foot in the past, calling on antiques for i...

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A different perspective, part three

Edited choice – plenty of options so there’s something for (just about) every home, but not so much ...

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A different perspective, part four

Timelessness – more than anything, we want the pieces you buy from us to last the course so, in the ...