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Victoria Stainow’s shell mirror & sconces

Bespoke furniture and lighting designer Victoria Stainow works with carefully selected craftsmen, mainly in France, using modern as well as traditional techniques and a variety of rich, …



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The Country House Ideal

The Country House Ideal, Recent Work by ADAM Architecture is a survey of country houses designed by the Winchester-based ADAM Architecture.  It places the country house in …



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Craven Dunnill’s new Ludlow tile collection

Specialist tile company Craven Dunnill has launched the new Ludlow Collection of elongated brick-shaped wall tiles with a hand-made look and a pretty palette of colours. Each …



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Mix & match bathroom fittings from The Water Monopoly

The new Rockwell range of bathroom accessories from The Water Monopoly brings new freedom to bathroom design. You can mix and match gorgeously coloured tap heads, showers, …



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Garden Magic by George Carter

Garden designer George Carter is noted for his witty and theatrical approach to garden design. A Chelsea Flower Show multiple gold medallist, he is currently working on …



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Guess Who? kids’ fabrics & wallpapers

British brand SCION, known for its trend-savvy yet affordable designs, has branched out to produce its first range of fabrics and wallcoverings designed specifically for kids. The …



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‘Blue’ collection from Little Greene

Innovative British paint company, Little Greene, is launching a fashion-inspired ‘Blue’ collection of 21 trend-setting paint shades. Dispelling the myth that blue is a cold colour, the …



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Edward Bulmer & the restoration of Shobdon Church

St John the Evangelist Church in Shobdon, Herefordshire is an extremely important work of Georgian architecture with a beautifully intact interior and matching furniture – an outstanding …



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Ben Pentreath for Alternative Flooring

Continuing their collaborations with British designers from different fields (Ashley Hicks and Margo Selby last year), Alternative Flooring are launching some lively new carpets patterns by Ben …



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Thirty years of The Decorative Antiques Fair

For three decades, The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair has set the standard for antiques in interior design. It was the first in the UK to showcase …



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Down at the deVOL cabin

Paul O’Leary, owner of deVOL Kitchens, took an ugly old 40ft trailer carcass and transformed it into a beautiful cabin that sits right by the river Soar …



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Toiles de Mayenne

Prêt à Vivre has teamed up with the French company Toiles de Mayenne and their beautiful fabrics are now available in the UK.  Toiles de Mayenne was founded …



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Leather-clad balustrade by Topp & Co.

Bespoke architectural metalworkers Topp & Co. have recently completed this stunning 30 metre leather-clad balustrade for a house in Hampstead, North London.



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