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How to….create a stylish family-friendly living space

As an Interior Designer with an amazing eye for unique pieces, colour and family-friendly living, Laura Stephens is our go-to girl for anything Interiors-related (having just moved house I'm sure she dreads my frequent emails asking about trims, curtains, cushions....). If you haven't already seen our feature focusing on her beautiful home or the gorgeous living room makeover she did for a client, then do check them out asap. Otherwise, read on to see just how she transformed the ground floor of a pretty normal house into a beautiful family-friendly living space...…

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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……

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Dramatic Bathrooms

My bathroom looks a little different to this. There are plastic fish and foam letters piled up to the side of the bath, an array of half-used products – well, everywhere – and a large laundry basket shoved into the corner. It also doesn’t have a fireplace, a huge window or real floorboards – but this, is what I’d love it to look like if only I had the space (and the money, money would probably help). While the walls are light, there is an overall feel of dramatic darkness to the space with that gorgeous bathtub, incredible light fitting and fireplace. And, I love it..…

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We want to live here: Emma Cannon’s gorgeous London home

Fertility expert Emma Cannon has been helping women conceive for over 20 years using a mix of acupuncture, Western medicine, good nutrition and lifestyle advice. “More and more of my patients were getting pregnant and I gained a reputation as ‘the Baby-Maker,” she explains. “I absolutely love this area of work – helping couples improve their health in order to conceive is very rewarding. Author of three books including The Baby-Making Bible, You & Your Bump and Total Fertility, she also runs a specialised clinic The Fertility Rooms in London’s Sloane Square – do make an appointment if you are in the ‘baby zone’ and are looking for advice. As part of her holistic approach to health, Emma has recently launched a range of teas called Cycles of Life. “I was frustrated about the amount of coffee people were drinking and I wanted to help them find a suitable alternative. My range is mostly herbal infusions so they are without caffeine, although I do have a beautiful green tea which does contain caffeine (not suitable during pregnancy) I wanted to source really high quality herbal infusions that were free from heavy metals and pesticides. A lot of the commercial teas…

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Insider’s Guide to Puglia

If you’re planning on going on holiday to Italy, you may be thinking of somewhere like Tuscany, the Lakes or the Amalfi Coast. But, if you want somewhere a little different, a little less well-known, but arguably as chic then you’d do well to consider Puglia.…