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Perfect for a big Christmas or New Year party.
'My favourite plant to smell is wild strawberries, delicious little treasures of the earth.'
'Our aim was to establish a peaceful and natural shell, within which we could layer different colours and pattern and create a really comfortable space'.
Serve it as an impressing pudding or simply with a cup of tea as an afternoon pick-me-up.
The putty-coloured brick exterior of this Victorian semi-detached house in an undistinguished west London street is unremarkable. Once inside, however, it is very remarkable indeed.
With a large family and frequent guests, the owner of this house in Hampshire tasked Henriette von Stockhausen with creating elegant and versatile interiors that help to tie together the original Georgian rooms and a recent extension.
'We wanted to maintain the beauty and integrity of the exterior, but have interiors that are "us", with a little element of surprise.'
A dramatic use of geometric pattern teamed with modern furniture creates a playful yet sophisticated effect in this Notting Hill town house.
Combining antique painted furniture with modern, decorative paintwork and balancing colour with chintz, stripes and Mughal motifs, this house is particularly English.
A 16th century Dorset farmhouse gets a crisp, fresh take on country-house style:
‘I saw a picture the size of a postage stamp that mentioned that the house was for sale. Something happened inside me and I contacted the agent, jumped in the car and hurtled to see it. I knew I wanted to buy it the minute the back door opened.’
The pantry of dreams, from designer Patrick Williams' triumphantly restored house in Bath:
A subtle palette of Farrow & Ball paints and a headboard and bench covered in alpaca wool create a relaxed mood in this bedroom and we have plenty more inspiration at the link:
It is not an easy task to turn two dilapidated flats into a gloriously elegant, exuberant and functioning townhouse in the space of nine months.
‘We started the charity with no experience or insight into what we were letting ourselves in for, but the hard work, commitment and time given by all involved has resulted in a success story we could have only dreamed of.’
The easiest dessert you'll come across.
Perennials make perfect cut-flower plants for those less keen on sowing seeds.
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a glorious, joyful tree.
Our editors' picks from this high street hero.
Brandon’s American perfectionism and relaxed English approach to style seems a winning combination.
A house filled with hand crafted pieces that are truly beautiful.
The hidden high street gems that your house has been missing.
No frills, just comfort and flavour, like the sorts of dishes your mum might have made you.
This beautiful border is from The Land Gardeners' English garden. Find out how they grow it at the link:
'It’s odd – you employ a decorator because they know what they’re doing. But, at the same time, you feel you should have strong opinions, otherwise you’re being railroaded.'
Coed Mawr - Welsh for 'great wood' - is peaceful, sheltered by hills and enclosed by oaks, with views that lift the spirits.
A custom footstool in orange wool with a Greek key border picks up on the warm tones of a bent-plywood chair by La Manufacture Baumann, in front of the Georgian mahogany glazed bureau bookcase:
Some of the most stylish places to try a tipple.
A house unlike any other we've encountered.
This brownie is basically breakfast.
A good rug can bring a room together and these new designs are winners.
Cosy pieces and some of the best Christmas fragrances.
As our top 100 list comes out, we highlight the future names to know...
As the nights draw in, there's no reason why you shouldn't still use your garden as much as the colder weather permits.
These are the three colours that are set to be big next year.
As the evenings get cooler, there is something so lovely about the idea of fresh bed sheets.
Each episode of this five part series charts the evolution of a different space from building site to finished room.
Small loos can be neglected spaces, but they're actually the perfect place to have a bit of fun with your decoration by using bold colours and patterns.
The New Romantics collection by Martin Brudnizki for The Rug Company is the culmination of a mutual passion for craftsmanship design and colour. #ad
As we emerge from a difficult couple of years, the interiors mood for 2022 seems to be forming around ideas of warmth, earthiness, and a connection with nature.
A house in which you very much get the sense of it having been created specifically with the lives and the experiences of its inhabitants in mind.
You can find the full list in our November issue, but these are the four new names.
Explore a house quite unlike any other.
Who won Interior Designer of the Year and which garden designer do we recommend?
A fresh scheme with pops of colour by Australian interior designer Tamsin Johnson:
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