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It's January, it's raining, it's time to make your home feel and look even better than ever...…

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Dear Christmas….

....this year, we'd like to make things easy. We don't have much time on our hands, we have a lot of presents to buy and with The Big Day just around the corner, not much time to do it. So, Christmas, we've come up with a plan. Let's just do all our shopping in one, rather glorious, place with an amazing 15% discount....…

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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’.…