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

Deco luminescence from Jane Churchill

Glamorous Art Deco-inspired designs lead Jane Churchill’s A/W16 Atmosphere Collection – the deep jewel tones, dusky pinks and burnished metallics combine to create a luxurious look. But there are also fabrics and wallpapers with bold brushstroke effects,  more bohemian designs...

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Vintage Brick tiles from Craven Dunnill

Craven Dunnill has introduced Vintage Brick, a new collection of brick-style ceramic tiles available in a choice of four mixed earthy tones. Featuring rounded corners, irregular edges and a distinctly aged and textured face, the Vintage Brick tiles have a...

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Waddesdon in gingerbread

A fantastical gingerbread recreation of Waddesdon Manor, made entirely in biscuit, icing and fondant paste, has just gone on display at Waddesdon.  It’s the creation of Biscuiteers, the award-winning retailer of hand-made hand-iced biscuits, who have captured in intricate detail...

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New geometric tiles from Fired Earth

Geometric pattern continues to be popular, and Fired Earth’s stunning new tile collections include Encaustic tiles in sumptuous colourways, Ravello tiles inspired by the hand-painted tiles of the Amalfi coast, hardwearing Terrazzo tiles, and the chic black and white Sorrento...

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Winter warmers at Woolshed Designs

Woolshed Designs was established in 2007 by James and Nessie Lamb who developed a passion for sheepskin and natural fur when they moved to New Zealand. With a background in interior design and access to the world’s finest skins and...

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Neisha Crosland: Life of a Pattern

NEISHA CROSLAND, LIFE OF A PATTERN (by Merrell Publishers). Renowned for her sophisticated colour combinations and attention to balance and proportion, Neisha Crosland sees pattern everywhere. She seeks out symmetry, order and structure wherever she goes: in artefacts, buildings, paintings...

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Painting it pink with Little Greene

Little Greene has just launched a capsule collection of perfect pinks, marking Breast Cancer Awareness month. ‘Pink’ comprises eight related pink shades, from soft delicate tones to bolder hues. Designed to work harmoniously together and with other Little Greene shades,...

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Oficina Inglesa for Manolo Blahnik’s new shop

Oficina Inglesa was commissioned to craft a range of glamorous pieces of furniture for the new Manolo Blahnik shoe & accessories showroom which opened this summer in Selfridges on Oxford Street. The interior was designed by Manolo Blahnik himself, in...

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Leather lighting by Jane Knapp

Artist, designer, and horse-rider Jane Knapp has launched two new leather lighting designs inspired by equestrian equipment. The Somerset Leather Collection uses high-quality real leather that is cut and hand-stitched locally in Somerset where the traditions of a leather working...

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Series S- Balineum’s new collection of hand painted tiles

Decorative tiles have adorned bathrooms across Europe for centuries. From the ports of Amalfi to the villages of Portugal, artisan-painted tiles capture the essence of the Mediterranean. Balineum celebrates the heritage of these seaports with Series S, a new range...

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Colefax and Fowler collection 2016

Two distinct series emerge from the Colefax and Fowler collection for 2016. The first tells of exuberant luxury through ornate patterns, magnificent colours, and rich fabrics of exceptional quality. There are decorative and luxurious plain velvets, paisley and ikat patterns...

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Plain English launch new website

Over the past twenty years, Plain English has earned a reputation for producing simple, elegant kitchens (and larders and laundries, sculleries and pantries) that stand the test of time in terms of their classic design and the quality of their...

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Alternative Flooring with Liberty Fabrics

Alternative Flooring is launching a new carpet collection with Liberty Fabrics this  autumn. Archival and classic Liberty prints have been expertly woven into rugs, runners and carpets. This is the first time that these iconic designs have been used on...

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Luciano Giubbilei: The art of Making Gardens

Luciano Giubbilei is known for his award-winning gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and for his beautiful and serene garden designs for private houses across the world. Since 2012 he has been working on an experimental flower bed in...

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‘Callista’ by Clarissa Hulse for Harlequin

Designer Clarissa Hulse is well known for her distinctive hand and her passion for colour and texture. This is her second collaboration with Harlequin, and she draws inspiration from a variety of influences including her enduring passion for plants, flowers...

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