The Blog

New products and services, interesting shops, ideas for your garden, our pick from design fairs, and other things we like…

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...

Find Out More

The English Country Homes Edit

Traditional, timeless, reclaimed and antique, The House Directory‘s English Country Homes shopping edit takes its inspiration from the glamour, the heritage and the grandeur of stately homes, historical houses and majestic country piles. 1. Be inspired by this beautiful book...

Find Out More

‘The Makers Who Make Us’ – Soane’s 25 years of British craftsmanship

To mark their 25th anniversary Soane has launched the Egyptomania collection of fabrics, furniture and lighting. The collection is inspired by thousands of years of Egyptian history and includes a collaboration with artist Yasmin Hayat. Established in 1997, Soane is...

Find Out More

Cox London’s New Showcase

How art, the decorative arts and the world of antiques shaped the lighting, furniture and sculptural forms of Cox London. by Cheryl Knorr. I remember visiting your workshop in Tottenham many years ago. The rumour was that antique dealers sought...

Find Out More

How To Combine Pattern, Colour And Print In Interior Design, with Penny Morrison

We asked Penny to reveal her successful formula for combining pattern, colour and print....

Find Out More

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...

Find Out More

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...

Find Out More

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...

Find Out More

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...

Find Out More

Leather lighting by Villaverde

Villaverde designs and manufactures exclusive lighting in unique colours and finishes, handmade in Italy. Combining traditional techniques with materials such as Murano glass, metal, crystal and wood, expert craftsmen create an impressive range of customised lighting. They recently launched this...

Find Out More
Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial