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Christmas decorating tips from the experts

Twelve creative design firms offer personal Christmas decorating tips to inspire you to create a most stylish, fabulous and festive interior this holiday season.        …



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Original & Personalised Gifts for Christmas

As the festive season approaches, the more organised among us will be putting together our Christmas gift lists.  Are you finding it harder each year to search …



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Seven Fantastic Dressing Tables

Dressing tables and dressing rooms are becoming ever more popular in homes and luxury developments. Here are some fantastic options to complete your dressing area. Fiona McDonald …



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Choosing carpet with Alternative Flooring

The Alternative Guide to the ‘Pleasures and Practicalities’ of choosing carpet. If you want to make a statement, consider your floor the fifth wall.  Get the flooring …



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How to maximise your business at trade shows

Polly Williams, the Designers’ Advisor, is the founder of Camberyard, a multi-award-winning interior design business development consultancy. Here, Polly shares her expertise on how to maximise your …



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Focus/18: The House Directory Highlights

Focus/18 at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour. Trade preview: 16-18 September. All welcome: 19-21 September. A not-to-be-missed destination for design enthusiasts with an exciting programme of daily talks, …



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Choosing and installing a fireplace or stove

A fireplace and a stove or gas fire adds a warm and welcoming focal point to an interior, but where should you start? Paul Chesney, Managing Director …



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Modern Day Mosaic – the use of mosaic in contemporary interiors

An exploration of mosaic and its contemporary uses, with work by Pierre Mesguich.  From its ancient origins and seemingly endless possibilities in both design and materials, mosaic …



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Taking the pain out of paint choices – a simple guide to choosing paints

Home owners and designers can agonise endlessly over the unlimited paint options available for interiors. Paint colours set the tone and personality of our spaces making a …



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New showroom for designer heating brand Bisque

Now in its 39th year of trading, Bisque – the UK’s first designer radiator brand – has relocated its flagship showroom from its original base in Kilburn …



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Indoor/Outdoor Fabrics for Spring from Thibaut

Thibaut has recently launched the Solstice Collection, a refreshing range of indoor/outdoor fabrics in association with Sunbrella®. Image: Bahia Woven Ideal for family rooms, kitchens, playrooms, patios …



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The history of Colefax and Fowler

  The 1930s – Sibyl Colefax Lady Colefax began decorating in 1930. She was well-connected and also ahead of her time: her circle of friends and acquaintances …



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Retrouvius for Perfumer H

Maria Speake and Retrouvius Design have created a multifunctional store, consultation and laboratory space for British perfumer Lyn Harris’ shop Perfumer H in Marylebone. The compact storefront …



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