Discover the power of the timeless and versatile shade of grey-blue that Dulux are calling the must-have colour of 2017.

From decorating the Clooneys’ Berkshire home to providing the final flourishes to photo shoots, interior stylist Hannah Cork knows exactly how to give a room the wow factor says Jessica Jonzen

thank you notecard from quill London, Exclusive magazines

Ever felt guilty for not sending a proper ‘thank you’ card, or felt annoyed when someone didn’t acknowledge a special gift you sent? Manners experts Debrett’s gives us the final word on ‘thank you’ cards

Winter gardening tips

Our gardens are often abandoned at this time of year; yet carry out these five jobs now and they will pay dividends come spring, says horticulturalist Camilla Bassett-Smith

Ben Pentreath dining room, from English Houses

An immaculately decorated house without people to live in it and love it is futile, says Ben Pentreath, as he opens the doors to his Dorset home in his new book, English Houses. By Rosalind Sack

The Real Shaker Kitchen, from £10,000,

A perennial favourite, the shaker-style kitchen gets a modern update in inky blue. Metro tiles and brass hardware lend a timeless feel. Here’s some of our favourites to recreate this style in your own home..

Good things come to those who wait, as the architect Heinz Richardson discovered when he finally got to build his own home. We take a look inside this award-winning, sustainable house in Amersham. By Jessica Jonzen

thomas-sanderson-boutique-blinds, home office tips

Create a home office space that not only looks stylish but keeps you happy, calm and ready to tackle the working day…

When it comes to design and layout, it’s the most successful home they have ever created for their family. Berkshire-based architects – and serial renovators – Jeremy and Jo Spratley may have finally found their forever home. By Jessica Jonzen.

With the Olympic Games almost over and Notting Hill Carnival hitting the streets this month, we go totally tropical with these bright and cheerful Rio inspired homewares…