The ultimate sourcebook for interior and garden decoration

About Us
This online directory is the leading website for interior and garden design and decoration.
It’s the much-acclaimed successor to and the essential tool for trade and public alike.
Now you’ve found us, we will be your first port of call for sourcing products and services.


Why use us?

Fast, free and user-friendly.
Covers every sector of interior and garden design and decoration - listing over 3,500 companies.
Easy to search for the right shop, product or service.
Free monthly newsletter with the latest trends and useful info.
The free ‘Ask the Experts’ service for your decorating & sourcing questions.


Who are we?

Nicolette Le Pelley and Cheryl Knorr at Decorex 2009Nicolette Le Pelley and Cheryl Knorr are both journalists with a lifetime’s experience in interior decoration. Nicolette is a former deputy editor of The World of Interiors, and Cheryl is an interior designer. After running the telephone information service Design Line, we decided to put the answers to the most frequently-asked decorating questions into the famous sourcebook, The House & Garden Book of Essential Addresses. This gave birth in 2001 to the online directory,, run in association with House & Garden magazine.We went independent in 2008, and became The House Directory.


Where do we advertise?

What our advertisers say

‘It’s the best value for money in advertising across the board’

Michael Curtis Green, Curtis Green

‘No other website offers such a range of information and quality of sources’

Colefax & Fowler

‘It won’t break the bank and provides us with steady valuable leads’

Alvaro de Ferranti, De Ferranti

‘It’s invaluable for interior designers and private clients for sourcing every conceivable service for any house. Some very interesting people have found us, as designer makers, through The House Directory’

Lulu Lytle, Soane