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Inspiration

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Choosing wall art for kitchens

Tips and inspiration for bringing art into what’s often a very practical space....

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Talking to Neptune home designer, Kyra

We catch up with one of our home designers to talk life, work and, of course, decorating....

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For the love of Lloyd Loom

Why we love this heritage material and its classic furniture styles....

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Ceilings: the forgotten wall

How to make the most of your room’s fifth wall – with something other than white paint....

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Window treatments, part one: choosing what’s right for you

How to choose between curtains, blinds and shutters, plus we tackle some common ‘problem’ windows....

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Window treatments, part two: our curtains & blinds in detail

Advice on fabrics, linings, lengths, headings and hardware for curtains and Roman blinds....

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Collecting cushions: how many is too many?

A stylist’s best friend for good reason, the pockets and punches of colour and softness created by c...

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Our decorating tool kit

Exploring the essential elements that make up a Neptune decorating scheme, and how they work in harm...

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Well lit: the art of illumination

How to achieve that perfect balance of a room that’s lit just right....

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Choosing art for your bedroom

If we’re honest, we probably spend a fair amount of time thinking about the decor of our bedrooms bu...

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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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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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Talking wallpaper with Sanderson

The decision to wallpaper a room can feel like a big commitment. But it shouldn’t, says Claire Valli...

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Choosing the colour of your kitchen cabinetry

While white might be your first port of call for kitchen cabinetry, it’s not always the colour that ...

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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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How to choose a rug

Six quick tips on choosing a rug – from when you might want to use a runner to how to avoid the comm...

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Cool, classic white kitchens

The best ‘trends’ are the ones that don’t fade away; it’s what differentiates a passing fad from som...

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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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Pairing patterns with plains

Pattern. For some, it’s a thrilling world to dive into and unleash on their homes. For others, the v...

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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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Lucy & her Chichester kitchen

“A traditional style kitchen with a modern twist” was the brief for this couple’s renovation project...

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Hidden heroes: the Wycombe folding chair

Everything we do at Neptune is about making your life better in ways big and small. Sometimes that’s...

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Making a statement with Clemmie

We do love a statement headboard. Much like a fireplace in a living room, it’ll anchor your bedroom ...

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Ways with Burnt Sienna

There’s so much creative fun to be had in putting together a colour scheme, but sometimes it can be ...

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Ways to use Flax Blue in the kitchen

Soft shades of white and grey are amongst the most-loved colours to use in the kitchen. As are, at t...

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The hidden heroes

Every time we create a new collection – which we do twice a year in spring and autumn – we always li...

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A few of our favourite things

A new season collection is always a moment of anticipation and excitement. Here, we’ve asked a handf...

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Introducing Burnt Sienna

This season’s new colour owes much to history yet feels refreshingly contemporary...

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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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Sarah & her Henley kitchen

No matter how small the space is, there’s always room to dream big…...

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How to add character in a new build

A few clever design and decorating decisions can add years to a newer home...

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On Pantone’s 2021 Colours of the Year

This year, as they have been doing since the first year of the new millennium, Pantone have selected...

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Let’s Design: home edition

In part two of our ‘Let’s Design’ blog series, one of our home designers George talks us through the...

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Easy ways to enhance your bathroom

Our bathrooms are working hard at the moment. Not only during the morning rush but as welcome retrea...

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A potted guide to painting

Paint’s one of the simplest and quickest ways to update your home – the right combination of shades ...

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Talking to Jessica, a Neptune home designer

Every now and then, here on our journal, in our print magazine, Stories, and on our Instagram, we li...

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The versatility of Chawton

Chawton’s not a new topic for us here on the journal. And rightly so: as a storage design that you c...

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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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Shaker Maker

Shaker kitchens have been popular for decades, and there’s a very good reason why. The chameleon of ...