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How To Choose A Decorator

By Phil Robinson of Paint The Town Green: Choosing the right deocorator seems such a simple thing to do. Ask a few friends for their recommendations, get quotes and off you go. But it doesn’t always work out quite as well as you would like as friends can have different standards, budgets and expectations. So what else can you do?

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Flooring Trends

Flooring Trends This article first appeared in Time & Leisure Magazine  (Featured Image Maitland & Poate) The biggest trend across all areas of home renovation is the blending of interior and garden design. Opening up the backs of our homes with glass extensions and taking sofas and wicker furniture into the garden we are blurring the lines […]

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.

Questions to consider when planning a garden

Questions to consider when planning a garden

How to Plan Your Garden Design. Questions you should ask for a successful result and a beautiful garden that suits your style, by Designer Amy Hannigan.

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.

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