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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 provided her with clients and she became a very successful businesswoman. Sibyl’s talent for...

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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 space needed to fulfil multiple functions: a shop, offering a small range of...

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Atkey & Company – new Contemporary Doors

Atkey and Company are makers of authentically designed period doors and joinery with a catalogue spanning 300 years of design. This winter saw the launch of their new Contemporary range of period doors and joinery mouldings. In this new creative...

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Stainless Steel by GEC Anderson

Since 1962 GEC Anderson have been designing and manufacturing made to measure sinks, worktops, cabinets, shelving and modular furniture in stainless steel for both domestic and commercial applications. They are able to seamlessly integrate sinks, bowls, basins and electrical points...

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Manuel Canovas 2018

Inspired by the work of French artist Jean Lurçat, and the sophisticated style of interior designer Madeleine Castaing, the Manuel Canovas 2018 Collection features rich jewel shades, eye-catching prints and luxurious velvets in a beautiful range of colours. In contrast,...

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RU Fabric by Rose Uniacke

Rose Uniacke has launched RU Fabric, a capsule collection of essential fabrics designed to meet most interior design requirements. The first phase of this collection was launched in July 2017 and comprises a stunning range of linens, wools and cotton...

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Reclaimed encaustic tiles from Maitland & Poate

Maitland & Poate is a family-run business. Driven by a passion for stunning tiles and interiors, they travelled throughout Andalucia in Southern Spain, determined to find the highest quality handmade tiles, reclaimed from properties throughout Spain. The batches can vary...

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‘If One Thing Matters’: exhibition by Lizzi Porter

Lizzi Porter’s exhibition ‘If One Thing Matters’, at the Barefoot Gallery in Colombo, Sri Lanka, depicts a series of small creatures painted in oil over gold leaf circular panels. The exhibition illustrates a world where these small animals encounter the detritus...

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The JET collection of fabrics and wallpapers

Whiteworks,  in collaboration with Hamilton Weston Wallpapers ,  have just launched the JET Collection of Wallpapers and Fabrics. The inspiration for the collection is a recently discovered portfolio of wonderful hand-drawn sketch designs from the 1930s and 40s produced by...

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Wooden Houses: from log cabins to beach houses

Wooden Houses:  From Log Cabins to Beach Houses by Judith Miller (photography by James Merrell). Published by Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd  Wooden houses range from rustic log cabins and timbered country cottages to traditional alpine chalets and elegant clapboard...

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Alternative Flooring’s Margo Selby Stripes

Textile designer Margo Selby continues a creative collaboration with Alternative Flooring, with a new British-designed striped wool carpet, rugs and runners range.  The collection comprises nine wool stripes; three block stripes, three pencil stripes and three ticking stripes in Sun (yellow and...

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Indian dhurries from Mahout Lifestyle

Mahout Lifestyle has the largest collection of flat woven Indian dhurries in the UK and are constantly adding to the collection with new designs. An increasingly popular side of the business is the bespoke side – a client can choose...

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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...

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Plain English at Howe

A new collaboration between Plain English and Christopher Howe saw the launch last month of an exclusive new Plain English kitchen, designed by Katie Fontana especially for the Howe London Pimlico Road showroom and featuring customised pieces that have never...

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‘Birds of Prey’ by Simon Upton

Internationally-renowned interior and lifestyle photographer, Simon Upton, is holding a solo exhibition of photographs ‘Birds of Prey’ at the newly-opened Bigger Picture Gallery in Crediton. With images published in magazines and books the world over, this unique exhibition reveals a...

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