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…

Harting Rattan Garden Furniture Set, £2200, from Modish Living

Al fresco furniture and furnishings have evolved, so now there are no end of ways to bring the comfort and luxury of indoors to your outside space this summer. Interiors stylist and judge on BBC2’s The Great Interior Design Challenge Sophie Robinson shares her tips…

Links of London- Chelsea in Bloom

The streets of Chelsea have come alive with colour this week, as more than 30 shops take part in the annual Chelsea in Bloom celebrations..

Bring an essence of wanderlust into your home this summer with this season’s travel inspired homeware…