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How to Decorate with Grey Paint

One flat. One owner who loves the idea of grey paint, but is baffled by the array of shades on offer.(Forget 50; more like 350…) One interior designer who can see through the maze of grey. Want to see what happens next?…

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6 Paint Dilemmas: Solved (by an Expert)

“I am”, said my friend and fellow journalist, Claire, “actually losing sleep over paint samples.” She was 8 months pregnant, with a toddler and a job clamouring for attention, in the throes of moving and doing up her new flat. I knew exactly what – or rather who – she needed: our favourite interiors guru Laura Stephens, here to answer every one of her – and your – paint dilemmas. (Check back in next week to see Claire’s flat…)…

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Home Again. Not just a movie, but a house. You *have* to see this…

I was lucky enough to see a preview of Home Again, starring Reese Witherspoon and directed by Nancy Meyers. Now, I make no pretence of being a film critic (although read on for my review), but what I am is an amateur interiors critic. And the interiors in this movie are insanely good. The Home Again house might actually be my dream home.…

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Artisanne: Baskets, Women, Feminism

I am, as you know, a big fan of a basket. You’d do well not to trip over one in pretty much any room of my house. When Elizabeth de Vise emailed me about Artisanne, the company she set up with her sister, producing ethical, beautiful baskets which also empower local women, she had me at ‘baskets’.…

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Home Sales: The M&S Edit

A quick post today as the water has been off all morning and has JUST COME ON! But before my much-needed shower, here's a lowdown on M&S's home sale. Home sales are great for everyone, not just people looking for furniture and 'bigger' items. This is the time to stock up on towels, tea towels, linen - all the bits that show wear and tear over the year. I'm not going to lie and say that M&S have a great homes sale this year - they don't - there doesn't seem to be any big bits of furniture or much that you can save a lot on, BUT there are lots of those necessities (as mentioned above). So if you are doing a bit of life admin, then here's what could be worth snapping up....…

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Home Sales: The La Redoute Edit

Listen up Wear & Wherers! Not only do La Redoute currently have a sale - THEY HAVE A SALE ON THEIR SALE!! Yes, you read that right. There's an extra flash 30% discount off everything (including sale items) which runs out at midnight on Tuesday 11th July. It's time to get shopping!!…

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Home Sales: The White Company Edit

Decorating your home is enormous fun. It can also be enormously expensive. Unless you are now squinting at the screen, thinking ‘budget, what is this ‘budget’ thing?’ – in which we case, we salute and envy you – then you need W&W’s week of shopping the homes’ sales. Kicking off with one of our favourites: The White Company. …