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Decorcafe Conversation: It’s never too late! Ceramicist Joanna Ling shares her story.

Decorcafe Conversation. It is Never Too Late! Ceramicist Joanna Ling Shares Her Story   Until recently Joanna Ling was working at a leading auction house. She had been there for more than thirty years and had loved every second. But she had always had a yearning to try her hand at ceramics. Four years ago […]

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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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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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 […]

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Decorcafe Conversation: Deirdre McGettrick shares her Kuldea

Decorcafe Conversation: Deirdre McGettrick shares her Kuldea In 2017 Deirdre Mc Gettrick and partner, Ray Wright bought a new apartment together and, like so many of us, found themselves spending hours searching for furniture. Deirdre took the lead and, determined to find the perfect piece for every room, reviewed all the options available. Sourcing relevant […]

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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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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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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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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