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FESTIVE TABLESCAPING: AN EXPERT GUIDE

The House Directory members share their expert tablescaping tips, so you can transform your holiday table into a veritable visual feast....

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The Christmas Gift Edit

From luxurious treats and thoughtful gifts to stocking fillers and beyond, there’s something for everyone this festive season in our edit of glorious gifts. Wax Lyrical A chic option for any secret Santa, these beeswax pillar candles from Abigail Ahern...

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Multifunctional Kitchens That Work Hard And Look Good

Six members of The House Directory share some of their most cleverly designed kitchen projects, all of which are as hardworking and practical as they are stylish....

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Seven Festive Tablescapes

Inspire your own festive tablescapes this holiday season with a selection of ideas from The House Directory's members......

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10 Essential Kitchen Tools by Borough Kitchen

The House Directory asked the team at Borough Kitchen to recommend their top 10 essential tools for every kitchen....

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Tips For Health And Wellness At Home

Discover The House Directory's 10 tips to pave a a simple path to wellness for ourselves, our families and for the planet......

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How To Design A Walk-In Pantry

When I visit my friend’s house in the Scottish Highlands, one of the great pleasures is the kitchen with its views on to the hills, rolling garden and loch beyond. Just behind the kitchen table there’s a pair of doors...

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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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The House Directory’s Kitchen Design Tips

The kitchen is the heart of your home. From morning coffee rituals to family gatherings over dinner, it’s the place where you make most memories. It’s not just a place to cook; it’s a space that reflects your lifestyle, taste,...

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HOW WE BUILT THE FRENCH HOUSE

Hand-crafted lighting, earthenware pots, carbon steel pans, raw brass and copper taps and sinks, marble basins: suppliers are artisans or small family-run firms producing timeless designs for The French House.  In this post, the founders Mark and Elke share with...

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