How to get the country living look

Nothing says home quite like the country living look. Snuggly throws, cute patterns and botanical prints set against a nature-inspired colour scheme create inviting interiors, perfect for sinking into after long country walks.

The Dulux colours I’ve chosen add to the softness of this understated style, taking inspiration from cloudy days spent by the coast. Blue reflection, a delicate tone with a hint of green, creates an air of relaxation and combines beautifully with Cornflower White to add elegance. Keep the overall look fresh and stylish with White Cotton on ceilings and woodwork. Continue reading

Simple steps to Scandi style

It’s easy to see why the trend for Scandi living is becoming so popular. Clean lines, natural materials and simple yet beautiful design combine to make amazing spaces. Get the look with a mix of wood, glass and stone, offset by coppery metal accents, patterned textiles and a neutral colour palette.

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This look was achieved with a super cosy Bocasa Throw in a wool-cashmere mix; a Nordal Campus Copper Table Lamp, adding a warm metallic tone to the cool colours of the room; and cushions with simple geometric prints, like this Raine & Humble Aztec design. Continue reading

Overtly Opulent – three ways to get the look for your home

Indulge in your very own slice of French regency. There’s nothing pared-down about this look – the sumptuous mix of gilt-edged furniture with velvet textiles and metallic accessories will give you the feeling of absolute luxury.

1. Luxurious fabrics

Soft, sensual fabrics feel luxurious but relaxing too. Think satin or velvet cushions and a snuggly thow – and they needn’t be expensive. We love the Raine & Humble Duck Weave Throw in Cloud Blue, pictured. It’s perfect for curling up under this winter.

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NOW CLOSED: Win your favourite item from our new Inspire catalogue

I’ve fallen in love with half the items from our new Inspire catalogue (Royal Doulton folk-inspired tableware? Head. Over. Heels.) Browse through the pages and you’re sure to be inspired – hence the name – with chic and comfy homeware, great appliances, and plenty of treats for you and the kids.

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Have a flick through now, you’ll see what I mean…
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Getting to the root of Root Camp

Intrigued about what teenagers can learn from Root Camp? We caught up with Root Camp’s founder, Cassia Kidron, to chat about her motivations, memories and more.

Q Let’s start with an interesting fact about yourself.Image of Cassia Kidron

I was approached by Mossad to be a spy. Most people think I declined…

Q Where did the name ‘Root Camp’ come from?

A My son came up with the idea. There’s the obvious vegetable association, but also the idea of taking root in life, which is so potent for this age group (15 to 21 year-olds).

Also, the rhyme with ‘boot camp’ seemed to fit – muddy teenagers coming back from a rigorous morning in the field, the exertion and camaraderie.

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