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Climate Proof your Garden

Ideas to Climate Proof your garden by Jo Connolly. Jo brings ideas from her time in Australia to the gardens of the UK.

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Richmond Hill Open Gardens 2019

Richmond Hill Open Gardens: Sunday 2nd June 2019 Richmond Hill Open Gardens was started by Susanna Edwards and Julia Stead in 2015 and with over 1000 visitors was an instant success. The idea was quite simply to connect fellow gardeners to be inspired by lovely local gardens and to create a community of garden lovers […]

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Architects Home Tour With John & Anna Proctor

Architects Home Tour With John & Anna Proctor John and Anna Proctor’s home began life as a bombsite, quite literally. Part of the post-war development it was built by the local authority in an unassuming street near Clapham Common in about 1958. In-keeping with the rapid build programme of the time it was totally utalitarian […]

My Relaxed & Elegant Living Room

My Relaxed & Elegant Living Room By Lisa-Jayne Baker  The hardest design brief of all has to be the one for your own home & when I set about designing our living room my initial vision was for an elegant take on a ‘Cornish Beach house’. I needed a great entertaining space but also a […]

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Inspired by Dior & Chanel. Monochrome Tiles

It’s thanks to fashion icons Coco Chanel and Christian Dior, who originally introduced the base monochrome bold black and white colour blocking styles into haute couture fashion collections, that our love affair started. Heralded as a ground-breaking new colour combination […]

Three Sweet & Savory Pancake Recipes from Jo Pratt

Sweet & Savory Pancake Recipes By Jo Pratt Pancake day is March 5th this year and so I thought I would share two of my favourite pancake recipes. The classic recipe is my tried and tested perfect recipe for pancake day or, if you prefer something savoury the recipes for Baked Chilli and Coriander Pancakes […]

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A Garden Designed To Blur The Lines Between Inside And Out

A Garden Designed To Blur The Lines Between Inside And Out Garden designer Shelley-Hugh Jones tells the story of how to create a garden design that works with a contemporary extension and flows from the inside out. This large 120ft, London garden was completely over-grown when I first saw it; full of mature trees, saplings, […]

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Circus Mural Designed For Paloma Faith

Circus Mural Designed For Paloma Faith by Anna Starling I am an artist and mural designer and have always loved my work. I enjoy working closely with my clients to create unique mural designs for their homes and gardens, but when my second child was born I decided to take a break. I loved every second […]

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Interior Inspiration: Revamping a Rental to Make it Home.

Interior Inspiration: Revamping a Rental to Make it Home. By Deborah Moor & Caroline Nicholls of Slightly Quirky. We were approached by a family who had been renting out their Reigate home for a number of years whilst they lived abroad. The tenants had moved out and the property was looking very tired. They wanted […]

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A Beautiful Wheelchair-Friendly Bathroom Design

A Beautiful Wheelchair-Friendly Bathroom Design This is the story of how interior designer Fiona Cochran created a beautiful bathroom for an older client who needed to make sure that there was the possibility of wheelchair access in the future… I was asked by a 79 year old client if it would be possible to convert […]

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