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Inject Some Winter Colour into your Garden

Preparing your Garden for Winter : Expert advice on giving your garden some winter colour and ensuring it’s in the best shape for spring. We’ve enjoyed record-breaking temperatures across the UK this September and as the nights draw in, it’s tempting to withdraw from the garden and leave it to its own devices until spring appears. […]

Ten Dates for your Autumn Diary

As we enter the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, it’s time to enjoy the glorious golden light of September days, explore the outer horizons of new design and perhaps pick up something to enhance your home in the winter days to come. After eighteen months of events being cancelled or moved online, here is […]

Beautiful Basins to Lift a Bathroom Scheme

Beautiful Basins to Lift a Bathroom Scheme Entrepreneurialship has boomed during lockdown, Covid 19 triggering a surge in new businesses of more than 400,000 in the UK alone in 2020. Many of these businesses are responding to the changing needs of our socially distanced world – offering logistics, home delivery services, technology, digital wellness and […]

A Beautiful Georgian Cloakroom Restored

A beautiful Georgian Cloakroom Restored You may remember that a few years ago, before Covid, we had the opportunity to visit a beautiful Georgian Townhouse in Richmond that had been loving restored with the help of interior designer Ann Jackman. It is a stunning property and we recently returned to photograph it professionally. It is […]

Designs for Living : A Post Covid Home

  Designs for Living : A Post Covid Home Over the last year, the pandemic has had a transformational effect on so many aspects of our lives. Now that we are beginning to emerge from lockdown, there is a focus on the longer-term impact of the virus, how and where we live and work, and […]

Definitive Decorating in an Uncertain World

Definitive Decorating in an Uncertain World One of the most interesting things about the response to the pandemic – if you’ve been lucky enough to be able to observe it from the sidelines rather than be engulfed by it – is the way small businesses have responded to the crisis. For many, the secret of […]

Feel Good Design Naturally

Feel Good Design Naturally One of the things that the last year has taught me – and I’m guessing plenty of others – is the importance of nature to wellbeing. And I don’t mean that in a fanciful, mystical sense but in the way that being confined to your own four walls deprived of the […]

Big Ideas for Small Gardens

We’ve all learnt to value outdoor space a little more over the last year. If you’re lucky enough to have your own garden, however small, here are some helpful ideas from Belderbos Landscapes to inspire you to make the most of it. 

Interiors for Wellbeing: Transition to Spring

Becky Hirt shares her interior expertise to inspire & help you to develop and style your home to boost your wellbeing and ensure that you feel supported as you venture out again this Spring. Illustrated with new wallpaper designs by Elizabeth Ockford.

The story of how designer Fleur Ward created a nest in her garden

The story of how designer Fleur Ward created a nest at the bottom of her garden

London Art Fair 2021: Louisa Warfield Art Consultant’s Top 6 Art Picks

Louisa Warfield shares her favourite works from this year’s London Art Fair and her insights into why they made it onto her top six list.

Transforming a small Victorian bathroom into a desirable retreat, with Tadelakt Plaster Finish

Tadelakt, a waterproof plaster used in Moroccan architecture, was the perfect choice of wall finish for this spa-like, minimalist bathroom.

Cumin and Lemon Chicken with Quinoa Salad and Radish Raita

Starting the year with delicious, healthy recipes from Decorcafe expert May Simpkin

West London Kitchens: Design Tips for entertaining

The kitchen is the hub of the house and the perfect place for guests to mingle. Here are West London Kitchens fabulous tips for designing your entertaining space.

Decorcafe Collaboration: Fiona Kelly Photography Photoshoot with Bear & Beau

Fiona Kelly shares her collaborative photoshoot with Corinne Caddy-Townshend of Bear & Beau.

A Biophilic Design House, Brighton Mews

Tucked away in a leafy mews in central Brighton, this house was the perfect canvas for Biophilic design.

Goring Luxury Lighting

Tips and Tricks for Luxury Lighting from the Goring

Victoria Jerram takes us through her top lighting tips and tricks from the Goring Hotel for recreating luxury hotel style lighting in your own home.

Tuna tartare with fennel, radish and pink grapefruit salad in a spicy citrus ginger dressing

Tuna tartare with fennel, radish and pink grapefruit salad in a spicy citrus ginger dressing.

This is such a nice, fresh and light salad, perfect for a summer lunch on a hot day.

A Look Inside a Home from Home, created on a Miniature Scale

Lorraine Sakharet was asked to create a living space that contained a kitchen area, living area, office and entertainment zone in just one small room, in this Battersea Pied-a-Terre.

Creating the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

There is something about cooking outside that feels wonderfully estranged from everyday life. Garden expert, Shelley Hugh-Jones, shares her tips for creating the perfect outdoor kitchen:

Chermoula Chicken and Jewelled Rice Recipe

Chermoula Chicken and Jewelled Rice As we leap into autumn, this tasty dish is ready to keep you toasty, bringing together the warmth of spices with a mouthwatering Moroccan flavour. This recipe for Chermoula Chicken and Jewelled Rice has been deliciously brought to us by Decorcafe Expert Annabel Lawrence from Green Fig. Green Fig is […]

Creating a Classic Kitchen and Wine Room with Contemporary Twist

Transformation of a Victorian property to include the creation of a classic kitchen and wine room, with a contemporary twist.

7 Tips on how to turn your passion into a business

Rebecca J Mills shares her experience of turning her passion for interior design and fashion into the business and lifestyle brand that she has today.

The Business of Being Creative

It is not always easy to balance creativity and the day to day process of making enough to live on. How can this be acgieved?

Creating the CURVE Bench: A Bench for all Seasons

Nina Moeller explains how she set about creating the CURVE Bench, which would become an iconic piece that could withstand all seasons.

Garden Inspiration: Fabulous Features

Garden features that add interest, individuality and impact.

Top Ten Post Lockdown Refurbishment Tips

if you are considering a refurbishment how can you maximise the value of your house in the post-lockdown future? Wimbledon architect Keith Malone of Malone Architecture shares his ten top tips:

Henrie Haldane: Virtual Art Exhibition

Best known for her highly textural canvases, Haldane’s work continually evolves, resulting in an eclectic series of paintings full of depth, passion and emotion. Her paintings are a constant exploration of colour and light.

Stack of Geometric Designs

Creating For Calm. Meet Marie Murphy

Exciting new designer Marie Murphy, of Marie Murphy Studio, talks about how she became a designer, her creativity and desire to create a range that evokes a sense of calm and escapism.

Chelsea Town House Renovation

The full story of the renovation of a Chelsea Town House with Interior Designer, Nicky Percival

Floor to ceiling loft windows

Interiors Inspo: Lifting The Roof

At home with Wimbledon Interior designer Nikki Rees. Nikki shows us around her new roof extension, with master ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.

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Lockdown Flower Deliveries

The Velvet Daisy flower deliveries in SW London or by Floom in other areas. Choose from seasonal single varieties from peonies to stocks and roses or beautiful mixed Summer bunches.

How To Upcycle With Gold Foil

Ikea Hennes Side Table Hack Using Gold Foil: Leoma Harper of Style The Clutter shows us how she transformed two Ikea bedside tables with a lick of paint and gold foil.

Classic English Garden Design: for Textile Designer Mimi Pickard

Creating shape, colour and lighting in a beautiful English garden.


|The Accidentally Vegan Challenge: Three Delicious Desserts.

The “Accidentally Vegan Challenge”. Try these three desserts and tell us what you think. Are they just as good, better or not as nice at the full fat, dairy equivalents?

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Top Picks From The London Original Print Fair

Art Consultant Louisa Warfield shares her top picks from The London Original Print Fair.

ground floor extension in Richmons

Future-Proofing A Beautiful Home In Richmond

A new light filled garden room and lift future-proofs this stunning victorian Richmond property, by Sophie Bates Architects.

Veggie Box Detail

How To Make a Raised Veggie Bed

A straight-forward guide to creating a raised veggie bed and starting your own food production.


Contemporary White and Walnut Kitchen Project

Beautiful bespoke kitchen design with concrete floor, cantilevered walnut seating area and floating shelves creating a hidden reading space beneath the stairs.

Listen In: How To Care For Natural Stone

Listen In: Becca Cranfield of Athena Stonecare shares her knowledge about caring and restoring natural stone

Interior Inspo: The Smallest Room in The House

The downstairs facilities have many names — loo, toilet, cloakroom, bathroom, powder room — but it’s one place we all visit, whether in our own homes or as a guest in someone else’s.

Email Marketing. The Why, What & How

Do you have a mailing list that you use at least occasionally? If so, are you using it effectively? If not, you could be missing a trick.

Gardening For Current Times

Helpful tips and ideas for tackling your garden with confidence during these current times.

Surface at 45 Park Lane – Art meets contemporary style

Enjoy Art & Cocktails at the latest Surface Pop-Up at 45 Park Lane, Mayfair.

A More Natural Home makes for a Calmer, Healthier Life.

In a behind the scenes tour of designer, Angela Cheung’s most recent development, Lesser Foxhills in West Sussex, we learn about the emerging trend of biophilic design.

Inspiring Interiors: Aline Mackenzie-Reid Updates her Grade 2 Listed Home

After a twenty year career travelling the world as an interior designer and stylist on luxury hotels and high end residential properties, it was a change in job for her husband that brought Aline McKenzie-Reid to the South Coast and a very different kind of project.

Behind the Scenes at Designers Guild

Decor notes from the Decorcafe event behind the scenes at the iconic interiors and lifestyle brand, Designers Guild, at their King’s Road flagship store.

A Riot of Colour transforms this Listed London Apartment

Licenced to use colour. Interior designer, Helene Dabrowski’s transformation of this listed London apartment was all about bringing in colour and light.


How To Look Professional When Starting Up Your Business

How to look professional when starting up a new business. Decorcafe home business expert, Sylvie Garvey of Computer Fitness, shares her top tips..


Decorcafe Inspiration: At Home With Leoma Harper

Decorcafe Inspiration: At Home With Leoma Harper An expert member of the The Decorcafe Network, Leoma Harper of Style The Clutter is an interior designer and stylist best known for her home and product styling. We were thrilled to see Leoma’s house as one of our regular home tours and we are delighted to share […]


4 Key Steps to a Successful Business

Amanda Cullen helps small businesses grow by following 4 key steps to success.

Decorcafe Interview: Ohhfleur! From Interiors to Wallpaper Design with Fleur Ward

Decorcafe Conversation: Ohhfleur! From Interiors to Wallpaper with Fleur Ward

Decorcafe Conversation: Ohhfleur! From Interiors to Wallpaper Design with Fleur Ward Fleur has always been obsessed with interiors and creative ways to make more of her home. When her friends headed off to uni she went straight to work as an interior design assistant to hone her skills, building all aspects of the process. She […]

How To Display Art

How To Display Art In The Home, With Natalie Morgan-Davies

HOW TO DISPLAY ART IN THE HOME We asked Natalie Morgan-Davies, art dealer & owner of MORGAN-DAVIES ART, to share her knowledge about how to display art in the home. I’ve always believed that art is one of the main factors in turning a house into a home. Perfectly displayed artwork can be the finishing […]


A Garden Designed To Blur The Lines Between Inside And Out

The story of how to create a garden design that works with a contemporary extension and flows from the inside out.


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 […]

Brighten The Mood With Easy Changes To Your Home

Quick tips to update your home and brighten the mood in these uncertain times.


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 […]


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 & Savoury Pancake Recipes from Jo Pratt

Sweet & Savoury 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.


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 […]


Interior Trends From Maison et Objet 2019

Interior Trends From Maison et Objet 2019 by Nikki Rees On a chilly Sunday at an unsociable hour I boarded a flight with the most stylish people I have ever seen so early in the morning, all ready to see the latest trends on offer at Maison et Objet in Paris. For me, Maison et […]


Christmas Decorating Ideas

Christmas Decorating Ideas We have brought together a collection of Christmas decorating ideas from our network to inspire you. Hope you enjoy them – there is nothing quite like a few decorations to make a home feel loved at the festive time of year. Image: Leoma Harper of Style The Clutter Leoma has a branch […]


How To Use Pinterest For Business.

How To Use Pinterest for Business. Sophie Bawa of Esme Loves explains why it isn’t all about followers and how pinterest can be much more effective than facebook, instagram and twitter.

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