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We recently wrote about the importance of having a home that nurtures you and your way of life, exploring all the associated psychological and physiological benefits (if you missed that post,  you can check it out here). Today we’re going to dig a little deeper into the practical side of things and take a look at the design features that [...]

 

Great design and impeccable styling have the power to transform your bathroom from a space of pure function into one ripe for relaxation, retreat and rejuvenation. If these adjectives don’t quite ring true for yours, chances are one of these common styling mistakes is holding you back. Mistake #1: Forgetting Flow and Personality Many homes treat their bathroom as a completely separate entity [...]

 

Of the Oxford English Dictionary's 26 definitions for the word home, this is by far our favourite: A place where something flourishes, is most typically found, or from which it originates. This definition, rather than the infinitely staler ‘a house or flat’, speaks to the way our homes support our way of life, wellbeing, and sense of place. We all [...]

 

Between rising energy costs, decreasing water levels, and the big old hole in the ozone layer, there’s no doubt eco-friendly homes are the way of the future. While it’s a big undertaking to transform your house into a building that runs off solar-power and recycled water, there are some simple steps you can take right now to get you [...]

 

It’s no secret that cohabitation means compromise. Whether it’s working out a system for who’ll put the bins out, buying a second TV to accommodate your disparate taste in shows, or accepting all the strange little quirks of your other half’s bathroom routine, there are a long list of items you’d probably do differently if you lived alone. Chances [...]

 

When you think about it, we expect a lot from our homes. As well as providing shelter, safety, and security, we want them to help us relax, recharge, communicate, and socialize, all the while providing an opportunity for satisfying self-expression. It’s a lot to ask of four walls, yet there are homes of all shapes and sizes that rise [...]

 

Creating colour schemes is one of the trickiest tasks in home decorating. If you’ve tried to tackle it on your own, chances are you’ve found yourself pondering questions like these: Where do I start? What should I focus on? Which colours work together? Why? How do I choose colours that complement my space and create the right mood? Like [...]

 

Although autumn's only a few weeks old it’s already flung several weather curveballs our way, from distinctly summery Sundays to cold and dreary mid-week spells. It’s the kind of unpredictability that makes choosing the right bedding rather tricky, given you’re never quite sure where the mercury’s going to sit. This guessing game is just as likely to see you sweating [...]

 

Flowers and potted plants are a great addition to your home, bringing a burst of colour and life to even the dreariest of rooms. Unfortunately, not all plant life is safe for pets and - given the inquisitive nature of our furry friends - an uninformed choice can result in upset stomachs and costly trips to the vet. Keep [...]

 

Are you looking to up your hosting game this year? Whether you’re planning a dinner party, family get together, or afternoon of drinks and canapes, these tips will help you do just that. As well as allowing you to thoroughly impress your guests, these handy hints will leave you with more time to enjoy your own event. We call [...]