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Restoring A Period Property – doors and interior joinery

Whether your property is listed or not, preserving and maintaining period features can enhance your home. Atkey and Company are experts in authentic, period-style joinery based on a specialist historical catalogue of doors and mouldings from prominent periods of British...

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How To Light Art

Whether your art collection is composed of a selection of prints, family photographs, the most sought-after contemporary art or priceless Old Masters, the critical question is, how to light art. Lighting artwork effectively will show it off to its best...

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How To Choose The Perfect Rug.

Choosing the perfect rug presents a challenge, but a beautiful rug can provide the finishing touch to pull together the interior design, adding and enhancing colour, texture and warmth. If the interior is simply and neutrally decorated, a rug can...

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Marketing a home décor business in 2021

Are you considering changes to your plans for marketing a home décor business in 2021? The home décor market is currently booming. An effect of the pandemic is that we are spending more time at home. We are thinking more...

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Tips & Trends in Sustainable Interior and Garden Design

In this era where climate change is one of our greatest threats, members of the design community can play a part in promoting sustainable interior and garden design, to reduce energy consumption, pollution and waste and to focus on the...

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A Creative Approach To Christmas Table Styling

Although the news of vaccines on the horizon has raised hopes for 2021, this Christmas season will undoubtedly be challenging. Time to concentrate on what we are able to do to celebrate the season, whether on our own or with...

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Natural Christmas Decorations – A Creative Holiday Season

The pear tree is symbolic in Christianity of love of mankind, salvation and immortality. In ancient times the wild pear tree also represented prosperity, happiness and health: an emblem of sustenance, abundance and long life. In this scene the branches...

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Christmas Decoration Ideas To Give Your Home A Festive Feel

The spirit of Christmas fills our homes with colour, light and the beauty of nature. Families gather together, sipping mulled wine, inhaling the scent of spiced candles and the aroma of baked goods wafting in from the kitchen. In this...

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Introducing the Artists of DKT Artworks

TheHouseDirectory meets five artists from DKT Artworks to discuss their craft and to gain an insight into some of their projects DKT Artworks was established in 1979 by three arts graduates and today it represents a unique multidisciplinary team of...

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John Cullen’s Essential Guide to Interior Lighting

For over 35 years, John Cullen have been known for planning and executing lighting schemes for residential, superyacht and the hospitality sector worldwide. Sally Storey is the creative director and her name is legendary in the lighting industry. Apart from...

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Guinevere’s Guide To Buying Antiques

Marc Weaver shares his expertise on how to select antiques for your home and tells us about Guinevere’s new photography exhibition. Q1 Guinevere is one of the most celebrated antiques shops in London; can you tell us about how the...

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The House Directory’s Kitchen Design Tips

Planning a new kitchen is both exciting and daunting at the same time. Kitchens are the heart of the home and major investments, so you want to give every detail the consideration it deserves. Kitchen designers have the expertise to...

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Design for Diversity : The Beginning

Kate Watson-Smyth, of Mad About The House, and Interior Designer Rukmini Patel discuss how the Design for Diversity initiative was born and how to be a part of the change. Image: Co-founders Rukmini Patel and Kate Watson-Smyth Q1: What does...

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GARDEN ORNAMENTS: CLEVER WAYS TO ENHANCE YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE.

Whether you have a small courtyard, a patio or a sprawling country garden here’s TheHouseDirectory.com‘s guide to how garden ornaments create impact in your outdoor space. Planters magically soften hard landscaping. Garden structures – obelisks, rose arches and trellis –...

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OUTDOOR FURNITURE FOR 2020 AND BEYOND.

Someone once said that having a garden is like having an extra room in your home. We are enjoying a glorious Spring and now more than ever we can appreciate this extra space to dine, relax and cherish nature and...

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