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Just a hop and a skip from Claridge’s and The Ritz.
Millions of people in the UK live in a terraced house and their hallways can be surprisingly tricky get right.
Stripes may be having a moment, but the wonderful thing about them is that they never really go out of style.
“A neighbour told me this house was on the market, that I had to buy it and that I must view it that very day, and he'd gone there and removed the For Sale sign – I made an offer the same day."
The best advice is always passed down over generations.
‘I wanted to copy the colours of the surrounding earth. I used materials found in nearby villages, including granite supplied by a quarry. Instead of paints, I coated the external walls with a mix of lime and chalk gathered from the soil here.’
18 places to consider visiting, from the famous Harry Potter bridge to real life Downton Abbey.
When there’s a will there’s a way (and a grey).
Vegan interiors are the next frontier in sustainability.
Børge Mogensen’s ‘The Spanish Chairs’ from Fredericia flank a vintage Peter Ghyczy coffee table on a Sigmar-designed rug from Timothy Page Carpets. An Adolf Loos ‘LST5/50’ pendant from Woka echoes the Eighties Czech lamps by Antonín Hepnar. Take the tour:
Indian chintz was so popular that both Britain and France banned it in the 18th century.
Advice that has been passed down over generations.
In the sitting room, the ‘Shogun’ striped floor lamp is by Swiss architect Mario Botta. The Regency chairs are in a favourite fabric from Italian textile house Dedar. See the full house:
From the slopes of the Savoie hills to the little-known wine grown in Paris, we've picked a bottle to drink at every stage of the Tour de France.
A fresh fruity bake stuffed full of delicious raspberries.
'They searched round the district until they stumbled on a “gloomy, grey-black, mid-19th-century box’, half of which was a barn, with a messy, overgrown plot of land behind and a few trees. Maxime took one look at it and said: “This is wonderful."'
This spicy, bright-flavoured green sauce is a great foil for oily fish.
Above the fireplace hangs a 1950s Italian brass mirror with a loop detail, sourced from Panoplie. The wall sconces are vintage, hand-painted Tole sconces. See the full house:
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This classic dish of stuffed aubergine is based on the wonderful plants you can buy in the Vucceria and the Ballaro’, the two great food markets of Palermo.
The large antique patterned suzani that lines the bed canopy inspired the colours for this room, with outer bed hangings in ‘Tapa’ by Fortuny from Claremont and walls in a blue linen-effect paint finish by Hughie Turner. Take the tour:
"Part of my rhythm is going out and picking flowers from the garden. There is always something different to cut throughout the seasons. Tulips, irises, roses, dahlias – that is roughly how my year breaks down."
‘There were gaps in the wall where you could see the cars going by outside. The house had a lot of rot.’
An L Ercolani desk, a Sixties Stilux floor lamp and Joss Graham chik blinds furnish this space overlooking the garden on the ground floor. Take the tour:
The conundrum that Ashley Hicks faced in this project was how to reconcile the owner's irreverent sense of fun and love of mid-century design with the traditional feel of the house. He, of course, suceeded.
“It's laid out on one floor, so during the day you circulate through the entire house and get alternating views into the courtyard and its row of quince trees, and then through into a rolling expanse of pasture interspersed with trees and sheep.”
This is surely one of the best houses in Pimlico.
The refreshing drinks your summer needs.
It seems one of the most popular kitchen styles does not suit Her Majesty.
A family farm in Dorset with a series of dreamy shepherd's huts you can stay in:
For a garden that smells as good as it looks.
This tiny garden is so green and lush, you'd almost forget it's in the city. See more small garden designs here:
"You could have grown vegetables on the floor, but even though the house was a wreck, it had a lovely atmosphere and I didn't want to ruin that by making it feel too done."
‘I don’t use a lot of new furniture. Old things have more soul to them. If we choose a chintz fabric for the curtains, I’ll put something modern next to it as a counterbalance.’
The utterly charming sitting room of a Georgian cottage with expertly layered interiors by Ben Pentreath:
According to Toby, ‘The definition of luxury is the ability to do the same activity in many different settings in the same house.’
Have you got your copy? Take a sneak peek inside.
Take a tour of Gwyneth's many, many houses.
While the finish of this converted barn is traditional, there is something very modern about how uncluttered and functional the house feels.
A punchy scheme for an artistic couple's London home that will make you want to cover your walls in yellow grasscloth:
Don't think a small bedroom has to have minimal decoration to work - we say go big and these example is the proof of how well it works:
These exotic blooms couldn't be easier to grow.
"When we first viewed the house, it looked so dated. It had no obvious architectural merit but, with imagination, I thought I could reinvent it using a mix of Arts and Crafts and Cape Dutch style as inspiration."
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