Design Topics

Tips from the experts, trade secrets, and essential guidance on
interior and garden design.

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Bisca’s guide to bespoke staircases Choosing LED lighting – 6 top tips from John Cullen Lighting All about straw marquetry, with Simon Orrell Broadleaf’s guide to wood flooring A guide to garden antiques & ornaments Buying door furniture – things you need to know. A designer’s guide to fabrics, by KOTHEA Mumford & Wood’s guide to doors and windows April Russell’s top tips for displaying art Tips for choosing a sofa: Q&A with Wesley-Barrell Q&A with Barbara Sallick of Waterworks Q&A with Phoebe Clive from Tinsmiths Choosing the perfect desk

Why wallpaper

ADVICE ON CHOOSING WALLPAPER by Jane Gordon Clark, founder and designer of ORNAMENTA, a specialist wallpaper company whose wallpapers have a reputation for quality and style with …

Upholstered furniture

Buying & maintaining upholstered furniture Start by thinking about what you would like to improve about the furniture you are replacing. Shed your overcoat and try out …

Hiring an interior designer or architect

You may be thinking of commissioning an architect or interior designer, but don’t know where to begin. How do you go about choosing? How do they charge? …