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There are so many things to love about this flat.
Dan Pearson's sustainable design for a spectacular coastal garden:
Luxury treats to send to loved ones.
Nicky Haslam reflects on his longlife friend, the legendary Cecil Beaton.
A contemporary stove from Saey provides a stylish backdrop for a relaxed mix of furniture in this living room. It is from a cowshed in rural France transformed into a relaxed family home by the owners of Pinch:
A chance encounter with a Russell Crowe movie led Louise Roe to make her own bathroom sink from an antique chest of drawers.
Is there anything more comforting than cheese? Here are 64 ways to eat it:
We lost Christmas last year, so here's how to make up for it with Easter.
When it came to decorating the master bathroom in her Georgian farmhouse, Louise Roe was stuck for ideas until a chance encounter with Russell Crowe gave her the inspiration she needed.
'I was told by the wife that her childhood dream was to have a house with a series of rooms each with its own distinct personality - Chinese, Japanese, American. That would have been too much but I did want to give the house variation and changes of mood.'
'There was an itch. After ten years in London, our ties there were temporarily slack. Our toddler, was too little to be in school yet. The builder needed us out. What if?'
Nicola Harding has combined Farrow & Ball’s ‘Light Blue’ paint on the walls of the family room and panelling with a slightly darker shade – ‘Blue Reef’ by Pure & Original – on the joinery in this 19th-century London house that oozes relaxed sophistication:
An effortlessly lovely example of country house style.
One writer reflects on the process of learning to love her garden as it is now - and not succumbing to the dreaded "oh, you should have seen it last week".
“I feel protected in gardens. Outside feels a little dangerous.”
Easy-to-steal bedroom decorating ideas to help you sleep easy.
Anyone in need of an Easter craft project?
'I like things to look a bit mismatched and not as if it was all too perfectly planned - even though it was.'
There is something wonderfully anarchic about the design of this house.
Occasionally, while viewing other houses in the area, the now owners of this house found themselves 'just driving by', noticing once more its lovely Georgian proportions and how elegantly it sat in this unspoilt part of Oxfordshire.
The writer Daisy Garnett on learning to appreciate your garden in the moment:
To live in a palazzo on the Grand Canal is to live at the grandest address in the world.
Flora Soames moved into this peaceful woodland cottage sight unseen, having only ridden past it a few times and stuck her head in the windows once. ‘I had waved goodbye to London life,’ she says. ‘I needed to be somewhere I could put down roots, a place to call mine.'
As we enter the final stretch of what seems like an interminable lockdown, we can finally look ahead and get planning how to welcome guests back into our houses and gardens.
Beautiful, joyful rugs chosen by our decoration team:
In a north-facing room, a well-placed mirror will maximise any sunlight a room receives and in a small space, visually expand it beyond its proportions.
Microgreens are a great place to start if you are new to windowsill gardening.
A conservatory allows you to enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather. In Butter Wakefield's design, a smart green window seat is luxuriously heated by the radiator below and is the perfect spot from which to contemplate the garden:
By the time that spring has fully sprung, there is a positive riot of colour throughout this garden.
Making a case for life aboard a houseboat.
A simple guide to refreshing your house without leaving it:
‘I’m not a competitive garden owner,’ says Lord Glendonbrook with a smile. ‘All I want is a garden that I love and enjoy.’
107 salad recipes for lunches, sides and dinners:
“It’s difficult for me to be in a minimalist environment. I can spend a couple of weeks in a simple hotel by the seaside, but normally I suffer a little bit.”
This garden is full to bursting with intriguing plant species, making it beautiful, entertaining and vividly alive all year round.
Is your garden guest ready? Here's how to make it so.
The DIY restoration of an old tailors workshop, using vintage and reclaimed pieces:
‘We bought a little townhouse, threw all the cards up in the air and arrived with a six-month-old baby and no work, but a bit of spare cash from the sale of our London flat. It was a magical time.’
Masses of inspiration for spring decorating!
A couple living a life less ordinary as tenant farmers of a 17th-century farmhouse:
The houses we're dreaming of renting with friends and family when lockdown is over.
A tiny sanctuary is still a sanctuary, after all.
An expansive London apartment transformed by a team of Italian creatives:
Staycations are quite dreamy if you do them right.
Athena Calderone's Brooklyn townhouse is a breath of fresh air:
We're in the final stretch of lockdown, so how should we prepare our houses and gardens for a sense of normal life once more?
Life in a large, airy rectory built in 1820.
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