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An Eclectic Victorian Kitchen in Surrey

An Eclectic Victorian Kitchen in Surrey

Rosie and Peter waited 19 years before embarking on the refurbishment of their Victorian period kitchen in Surrey. “The kitchen has always been at the heart of our home and we wanted it to stay that way” says Rosie. “We were keen to avoid anything too modern and sleek.”

Bedroom Redesign & Bespoke Storage By Emma Green

Bedroom Redesign & Bespoke Storage By Emma Green

A good place to begin any design project is to think about what you want to keep and what you want to throw away, swiftly followed by what you need to hide and what you want to display.

How to Add Light to a Victorian Villa | The Decor Cafe

How To Add Light To A Victorian Villa

Having worked as a residential architect for 20 years and starting Sophie Bates Architects in 2010 it was definitely about time we extended and refurbished our own home. By removing the chimneybreast and building in open kitchen shelving up to the ceiling with a hatch to visually connect the kitchen to the front room, light flows into the centre of the house.

Battersea Power Station Development with Gill Hynes

Battersea Power Station Development with Gill Hynes

The Battersea Power Station development is, in reality, the creation of a new town. It spans 42 acres and is one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe. It will have almost the same amount of retail space as Westfield, and one of the largest ever single office spaces in the city of London has recently been let to Apple – half a million square feet within the iconic Battersea Power Station building at the heart of the development.

Glazed Roasted Beetroot with Goat’s Curd & Caramelised Nuts

Glazed Roasted Beetroot with Goat’s Curd & Caramelised Nuts

I think we’ve all made the mistake of trying to make over-complicated dishes for a dinner party, only to spend much of the night with your head in the oven while your guests have a whale of a time, and wonder where you’ve got to, so this menu follows my three golden rules of cooking for friends.

Shakshuka Recipe by Jane Michell of Jane Plan

Jane is the Founder of Jane Plan, nutritionist and published author, constantly on the hunt for delicious and nutritious recipes to make the most of our health and wellbeing. This simple recipe, from Jane’s recipe bank, is an easy way to create a wholesome meal, for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Flowers for Caroline Corbett's Wedding

Flowers for Caroline Corbett’s Wedding

Starting 2018 on a high with some pics from a fabulous DecorCafe collaboration. Interior designer Caroline Corbett (nee Browne) held her wedding at the beautiful Lensbury Club Twickenham this summer and chose Helen Edwards of The Velvet Daisy to do the flowers.

Can strong colours and patterned tiles work in a small bathroom?

Can strong colours and patterned tiles work in a small bathroom?

It is a popular misconception that pale colours and plain tiles are always the best option for small bathrooms. Tucked away in the loft, this bathroom was cramped, dark and depressing before Slightly Quirky got involved and transformed it into this striking and spacious design.

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