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How To Create a Planting Plan

How To Create a Planting Plan

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.

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.

Contemporary Interior Design by Caroline Browne

Contemporary Interior Design by Caroline Browne

The objective for this Esher home project was to increase the size of the kitchen and living areas by building a double height extension, strengthening the connection between the the house and garden and the woods beyond. Caroline Browne, worked closely with the family to create a highly personalised interior design which takes into account every […]

Top Ten Tips to Make the Most of Your iPhone

Top Ten Tips to Make the Most of Your iPhone

Did you know that your phone has more processing power than the computers used to land Apollo 11 on the moon? Sylvie Garvey of Computer Fitness shares her top tips to unleash the power of the iPhone you hold in your hands:

A Guide to the Planning Process by Sophie Bates

A Guide to the Planning Process

When looking to extend or build a new home, gaining planning permission is a necessary but sometimes tricky requirement.  Having worked as a residential architect for twenty years, here are my recommendations to making the process as smooth and successful as possible.

Why Move When You Can Transform?

Why Move When You Can Transform?

Interior designer Anne-Marie Taylor and husband David, had been in their Putney property for about eight years and, self-confessed change junkies, felt it was time to move on. Looking around they realised that the cost of moving would be so great that they would hardly have any budget left to decorate their new home. Instead […]

Recipes for an 18th Century Tea at Strawberry Hill House

Recipes for an 18th Century Tea at Strawberry Hill House

In celebration of the opening of the opening of The Woodland Walk, one of the final phases of the garden restoration at Strawberry Hill House, local caterer, Fruits of the Fridge, baked a delicious 18th Century Tea for Alan Titmarsh, Britain’s best-loved gardener, and other distinguished guests, to accompany a fine blend of tea supplied by Fortnum and Mason.

Inspiring Home Tour: Interior Designer's Balham Apartment

Inspiring Home Tour: Interior Designer’s Balham Apartment

Interior designer Angela Bunt is the daughter of a florist and an athlete, sometime national competitive swimmer, cellist and ex-data analyst. She’s a Kiwi by birth, but lived in Italy before settling in a two bedroom apartment on the edge of leafy Tooting Common, London.

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