Beautiful Eco Rugs for Your Home & Garden

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Researching rug companies for a recent press feature for Time & Leisure magazine, I came across this amazing rug company Weaver Green. I discovered them online, liked their designs and gave them a call to find out a bit more. It was only half way through the call, chatting with founder, Tasha Green, that I […]

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A Garden Makeover – From Plan to Planting

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A Garden Makeover – From Plan to Planting. Putney Garden Landscaping: 27 Holroyd Road This is a garden that began its life at a workshop run by Sarah Speller, who was wonderful at drawing out ideas and encouraging you to develop them. Development, as it turned out, was a long process, but at long last […]

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No Gardening Garden Styling Ideas

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  No Gardening Garden Styling Ideas by Putney Interior Designer, Anne-Marie Taylor Putney Interior Designer Anne-Marie Taylor’s French Lebanese background is evident in her intrinsic sense of style, love of rich colours and desire to create a feeling of warmth throughout her home and garden. With little time for gardening she draws on her interior […]

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How To Create a Planting Plan

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How to Create a Planting Plan Learning how to create a planting plan is fundamental to creating a lovely garden. Sarah Speller shares her experience:   It is a really good idea to take the time to put a planting plan together before buying plants for your garden. The important thing is to be rigorous […]

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Sage Advice for Beautiful Gardens

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Sage Advice for Beautiful Gardens: Garden Design Tips from Wendy Stokes Wendy Stokes of Wendy Stokes Garden Design has been creating beautiful gardens since 2004, before which she worked for the National Trust commissioning photo shoots for their properties and gardens. Being amongst some of the best gardens in the country inspired her to retrain […]

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The Start Up Home: Sarah Speller Garden Design

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Sarah Speller is a garden designer providing garden design services in South West London and Surrey and Hampshire as well as offering workshops on garden design and gardening. Sarah has been an Expert member of the DecorCafe Home Network since 2013. Why did you set-up your home business? I spent many years as a legal […]

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9 Garden Design Ideas. Snapshots by Amy Hannigan

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Garden designer Amy Hannigan, of Amy Hannigan Garden Design has been designing and planting gardens for many years and an expert member of The DecorCafe since 2014, with experience of creating gardens of any size from precious patios to gorgeous country gardens in SW London, Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex. Sometimes Amy will be asked for […]

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Chelsea Physic Garden Tour: Medicinal Plants

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Chelsea Physic Garden Tour Chelsea Physic Garden, know as London’s Secret Garden, is a hidden gem. Tucked away behind a high brick wall, you would have no idea that the King’s Road is just a short stroll away. Beautiful and inspiring, it is also absolutely fascinating. Yesterday we enjoyed a DecorClub visit, organised by DecorCafe […]

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Questions to consider when planning a garden

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How to Plan Your Garden Design It can be daunting when starting a new garden, so many decisions to be made. What elements to include; arbours, terraces, storage spaces, bbq areas that make the most of the evening sun? Which hard landscaping materials to choose? What plants will suit the soil and aspect of the garden? Choosing […]

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Ideas to make your Outdoor Space a Stylish Haven

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As Spring draws nearer, a sunny day is all it takes for me to get out in my garden, preparing it for a long season of colour, fragrance and interest. Here are just a few things you can do to make your outdoor space a stylish haven: Terraces and boundaries Keeping a terrace clear of […]

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Sunset in the Garden: Creative Home Networking

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The DecorCafe Network is a wonderful mix of people who are interested in sharing ideas and experience to support each other to create more personal homes and gardens and creative home businesses also. We hold regular home tours throughout the year, with the opportunity to be inspired by people who have created beautiful homes and […]

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How to Light Your Garden: 12 Lighting Design Tips

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At our decorclub morning last week not only were we treated to the opportunity to discover how Barbara Hunt has evolved her garden to create colour and interest all year round (more on that soon) but we also enjoyed a great talk by outdoor lighting expert, John Doyle, about how to light your garden. John […]

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How to Make the Most of your Garden: What to do in the Spring

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Spring Gardening: Hard though it is to envisage, in only a few weeks’ time, our gardens will once again be bursting with fresh greenery and beautiful blooms… To help your garden look its best, there are some things you can be doing now – in between the downpours. The best way to achieve healthy, happy […]

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A gorgeous morning at the Chelsea Physic Garden

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I have wanted to go to Chelsea Physic Garden for a long time but never quite got round to it, at least not until today. Thanks to Sarah Speller, we had the opportunity to explore the garden and discover why it has such a fabulous reputation. We discovered that this continuously evolving garden is a wonderful mix […]

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