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Pastels for Spring? Groundbreaking (but Gorgeous)

Dare I say it? The weather has been positively (comparatively) balmy of late. There's blossom on the trees. I've bared my ankles for three days on the trot. Spring is coming and it heralds a wardrobe (and home) shift. I am sliding away from darks and into the light joyfulness of pastel hues.…

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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.…