ASK THE EXPERT: How to ace dining room design

Interior designer and architect Patrick Williams has offices in London and Bath and specialises in period properties. With more than 15 years of experience he’s built up a reputation for sympathetic, creative restorations and is on the shortlist for the next edition of House & Garden’s 100 Leading Interior Designers. We spoke to Patrick recently […]

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5 Dining room ideas for small spaces

A dining room, no matter the size, can be a key social space within the home. Whether you’re throwing elaborate dinner soirées or just catching up with the family, it’s important to make the dining room work for you. As the average square footage shrinks, it’s vital to make the most of all the space […]

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How to plan kitchen lighting: Islands

Islands remain an effective way to squeeze some extra work, prep or dining space into your kitchen. Furthermore, an island, properly utilised, can become a central feature of the room. Because it has such key and varied roles, lighting the kitchen island can feel like a tough task. So, follow our essential guide and avoid […]

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5 Best Dining Room Ideas on a Budget

With a potential spring dining room spruce on the horizon, you may have big plans but a tight budget. However, there’s no need for nervous glances at your bank balance, there are lots of ways to revamp your space without splashing the cash. Here are some of the best budget-friendly dining room fix-ups. 5 Best […]

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Lighting tips to transform your living room

Lighting for your living room is one of the most important lighting decisions you’ll make for your home. After all, it’s where you escape to at the end of the day and where you want to feel most comfortable. Here’s some living room lighting tips to get it right first time. Do – Create Levels […]

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Lighting Inspiration for Small Hallways

The hallway is one of those strange spaces: crucially important and yet pathologically overlooked. When you consider it’s the first area that visitors see, the hallway is your first opportunity to create a good impression and express your style. As such, it’s key to decorate and light your hallway effectively to create a welcoming and […]

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