A Christmas collection of decadent decorations

By | Trends

As Christmas approaches, why not get into the festive spirit by decorating your home and conservatory. Here are a few inspirational ideas that can come in handy, so turn on your Christmas playlist and let’s get started. Frosty the Snowman In this month’s issue of…

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6 Ways to Light up your Conservatory

By | Advice

The first glasshouse was built in 1949 in Connecticut. Designed by architect Philip Johnson, and now preserved as a National Historic Landmark, the building is “an essay in minimal structure, geometry, proportion and the effects of transparency and reflection.” Credit: theglasshouse.org Glasshouses are now commonplace…

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The revival of the houseplants

By | Advice, Trends

Houseplants were once a hobby for the relaxed older generation who had time and knowledge to care for them. They have now crept their way back into our lives as the latest interior trend for the country’s most fashionable homes, shops and restaurants. Statistics show…

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Five steps to create an autumnal centrepiece

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Give your dining table an autumnal makeover with our simple guide to creating a DIY centrepiece. You will need: Bendy twigs (such as weeping birch branches) Thin red twigs with leaves (such as red stem dogwood) Greenery, leaves or ivy 2-3 pumpkins 3 ornamental gourds…

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Into the Autumnal Tones

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Autumnal garland from Neptune.com According to Plascon Trends, August’s colour of the month is Rooibos. Like the tea, Rooibos can vary in tones but it remains┬ásimilar to a clay-like red providing a warming contrast to the British summer we seem to be having. Rooibos is…

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Origins of the Orangery

By | Structures

The history of an orangery The orangery originated from the renaissance gardens of Italy, with the first being built in Padua during 1545. Orangeries were a practical invention, dedicated to protecting orange trees and other citrus fruits during winter. After a century, other varieties of…

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Move house or improve your home?

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It’s important to weigh out your options when it comes to moving house. You need to ask yourself if you can improve your beloved home instead of spending several months or maybe even years, trying to find a replacement. Ask yourself; is it possible to…

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