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The A-Z Advisory – Paint Colours & Finishes with Little Greene

Ruth Mottershead, creative director of Little Greene, answers TheHouseDirectory's questions about paint colours and finishes in this indispensable guide...

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Salvo, Truly Reclaimed & Sustainability

by Cheryl Knorr. Salvo was initiated to reduce the amount of salvageable material that goes to landfill. In association with its online marketplace Salvoweb, the company recently launched an authentication label, Truly Reclaimed. The label assures that materials conform to...

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‘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...

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FIVE ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR GROWING YOUR INTERIOR DESIGN BUSINESS

Jenny Grove - author of Interior Design: A Professional Guide, Jenny Grove, shares her Five Essential Tips for Growing Your Interior Design Business, with advice from some of the most successful and enduring interior designers working in the industry today......

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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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7 Tips For Planning A Garden With Lucy Roberts

It is both thrilling and daunting to design a garden and with numerous overwhelming decisions to make, it’s important to devise a plan. To begin, analyse the size, shape and in which direction the garden faces: your sunniest walls, shadiest...

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Guide to Buying Antiques At Auction

The House Directory investigate how Sworders has become established in the international auction market, the process for investing in antiques and how antiques are a positive force for sustainability....

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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...

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Hand-Crafted Finishes By Simon Orrell

Simon Orrell’s hand-crafted finishes in shagreen, parchment, straw marquetry, selenite, mica and shell...

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The Surface Design Show and Tile of Spain

The Surface Design Show, 8-10 February, 2022, held at the Business Design Centre, welcomed more than 100 exhibiting companies and organisations displaying a wide range of surface materials from around the world, mainly for floors, walls, ceilings and external cladding....

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