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5 Ways to Make a Small Space Feel Bigger

I live in London. I am no stranger to small spaces. One is often squeezed. And I love my little house by the river. (I shall love it all the more when it is free of builders – very nice as they are.) I’m beginning to get a feel for decorating bijou spaces.…

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5 Styling Tricks to Make Your Home Look Magazine-Worthy

1. Mix up your cushions Shapes, sizes, fabric…it makes for a well-dressed sofa. It also has that personal feel – that you’ve picked up this here and that there (even if you went into John Lewis and did a sweep of the cushion department). A small word of caution: don’t use too many large-scale patterns, or they might fight with each other (and no wants warring cushions).…

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Design inspiration: The Kitchin, Edinburgh

We don’t normally feature restaurants, but when W&W collaborator Emily Murray, founder of our new favourite interiors site The Pink House, told us about The Kitchin, we just had to know more. Not only is the food amazing, but the design is pure rustic luxe – and most importantly, just the kind of thing that’s possible to steal inspiration from and recreate at home. We particularly love the silver birch panels and mini-stools just for your handbag……

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Hot Home Buy: Pineapples!

  World’s shortest post today as I am so flat out with work, life, children, everything – that I am almost paper-thin-horizontal. BUT can I urge you to hasten to the H&M website and check out their amazing pineapple offerings. Like this serving dish and candle. On a similar note – I don’t even need a bottle opener, but how fabulous is this palm tree? (And this co-ordinating plant pot.)                 Pineapple glass jar, £7.99; Serving dish, £7.99…

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Desk Styling: Just Like Kate

 Despite the fact that our loft extension (bedroom/en suite/work space) thus far is but an empty, virtually-roofless shell, it has not stopped me from dreaming about how it could look. I spotted this desk (via Pinterest it belongs to Kristin Brophy of Fancy Things) and swooned, just a little bit.…

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Cosy on Up

It’s properly, light a fire, put on another jumper chilly. Which means Strictly and staying in and getting cosy. (Last Friday evening I turned to my husband and said, ‘Isn’t it nice not to have to pretend that we love going out on a cold, wet Friday evening? Not to have to stand in a loud club and pay over the odds for a horrible drink.” Ah, my inner granny is to the fore.) When Alex posted this on Instagram, I had to chuckle – for I was recuperating under that very throw that very minute. In which spirit I give you my pick of the best knitted glories around……