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Step inside chic and stylish homes and get ideas and advice for designing your own space. Truly Chic Inspirations you’ll find parties, weddings, recipes, DIY projects and much more.

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Having always wanted to build their own home, it was a dream come true for this couple when a friend …Continue reading »

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Think extending is only about maximising space? Think again! Increasing light with a glazed extension is the latest way to improve your home

Extensions will benefit your home in so many ways, adding extra space to a house you may have outgrown and …Continue reading »

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Searching for a new home or just a bit nosy? Then check out Rightmove's most viewed properties in 2017 so far – there's everything from a Martello tower to a private island.

From sprawling country estates to a tiny cottage by the sea, these are Rightmove's most viewed homes so far this year

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Our green-fingered guru, Craig Roman of Dobbies Garden Centres, explains how to make this eye-catching tower of herbs

Herbs make everything you cook or drink feel fresher, so why not give this simple herb pyramid a go? Not …Continue reading »

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Is your shed in need of a serious sort out? Get it organised in readiness for summer with these handy garden tool storage solutions

Is your shed in need of a serious sort out? Get it organised in readiness for summer with these handy garden tool storage solutions

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Looking at the eclectic and colourful decor, it's hard to believe that this terrace was once bland and uninspiring

When the owners bought a run-down Victorian house in need of a top-down transformation, they were unfazed by its tatty …Continue reading »

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A cosy bookworm's retreat and a stylish sewing room are amongst the five unique designs named as the best Grand Shed Project

A cosy bookworm's retreat and a stylish sewing room are amongst the five unique designs named as the best Grand Shed Project

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Facebook isn't the place you think of when searching for a kitchen - but that's exactly where the owners of this property found their perfect units...

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The owners of this 1960s semi knew exactly where they wanted to live in their pretty Herfordshire village. They’d had …Continue reading »

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Rethink your hall and under-stairs space and boost storage potential – stop using it as a dumping ground and make it work harder

Often overlooked or crammed fit to bursting, the humble under-stairs cupboard can be full of space-saving surprises. With nooks and …Continue reading »

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Adding a contemporary timber extension to this 19th century terraced house has dramatically improved the space, light, and flow of the property

Adding a contemporary extension to this 19th Century terraced house completely transformed the space, light, and flow of the property

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Is it payday yet? With a great line of affordable accessories, the H&M home department at its newest London store has 'shopping spree' written all over it.

Is it payday yet? With a great line of affordable accessories, the H&M home department at its newest London store has 'shopping spree' written all over it.

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Adding character to a home is easier said than done, so take a look at this house, with its gorgeously mixed-up modern style, and be inspired...

The owner of this four-bedroom Victorian semi in Cheltenham has always loved interiors. ‘As a child, I remember filling my …Continue reading »

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Not only could you win a grand period home for £2, you could now also become the Lord or Lady of the manor

Remember the Georgian manor house raffle we told you about last month? If you haven’t already bought a ticket, you …Continue reading »

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He may have travelled the globe as a TV chef but Rick Stein didn't have to go far for inspiration for his new range of beautiful tableware

He may have travelled the globe as a TV chef but Rick Stein didn't have to go far for inspiration for his new range of beautiful tableware

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If you’re a fan of bold interior design and vintage patterns, you’ll love this new collection from John Lewis and Liberty

If you’re a fan of bold interior design and vintage patterns, you’ll love this new collection from John Lewis and Liberty

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This splendid cottage has been brought back to life with a wealth of pretty pastels and muted florals

This pretty beamed cottage is Grade II-listed and was originally two cottage dating from 1690 knocked into one, with later extensions. …Continue reading »

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These pre-fabricated MUJI Huts perfectly balance travel and adventure with home comforts...

These pre-fabricated huts by MUJI perfectly balance travel and adventure with home comforts...

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Looking for ways to decorate with green? Whether you want a bold green wall paint, patterned wallpaper or a more muted accent, these looks are here to inspire you

Humans have long been programmed to feel relaxed around the colour green. Back in more primitive times, the presence of …Continue reading »

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Can you guess the five cities that are the most family friendly in the UK? Is your home city one of them? If not, would you be tempted to move?

Can you guess the five cities that are the most family friendly in the UK? Is your home city one of them? If not, would you be tempted to move?

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In our interview series, we talk to our favourite bloggers about their trend predictions and styles. Here, we meet Katie Sutton...

In our interview series, we talk to our favourite bloggers about their trend predictions and styles. Here, we meet Katie Sutton...

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Nature-inspired fabrics teamed with a palette of soothing background hues create the epitome of a modern country house

It had long been the owner’s wish to move to the country. She and her husband had lived in Didsbury, …Continue reading »

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Ripping out fitted bookshelves has turned this former study into a light-filled room for guests

With a baby on the way, the owners of this listed Georgian house in Richmond knew they would have visitors …Continue reading »

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Ikea classics are making top prices at auction, with some items going for up to £50,000…

Ikea classics are making top prices at auction, with some items going for up to £50,000…

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Reduce harmful allergens in your home this summer

Allergies playing up? Pet hairs, pollen and dust all cause problems. Learn how to reduce harmful allergens in your home this summer

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Give your bedroom a comfortable and laid-back vibe with dusty blues and easy greys for relaxed nights and calm mornings

In the mood for some DIY? Transform your bedroom this weekend with these simple decorating tips. You needn’t do all …Continue reading »

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Treasured artworks and carefully chosen accessories in sophisticated hues add decorative panache to this cleverly redesigned London home

After many years living abroad, the owner and her family decided to return to the UK. The children were then …Continue reading »

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Muuto
Muuto is rooted in Scandinavian design tradition but offers new design perspectives at every turn. Fusing classic form & function with new materials & techniques, discover the Muuto collection...

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Conservatory-Decor-Ideas
The LuxPad has compiled a selection of expert conservatory ideas that'll have you updating your conservatory decor in no time...

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Ten Trinity Square
One of London's key landmarks, Ten Trinity Square, reopened in January after extensive restoration to become the capital's 2nd Four Seasons. Take a look...

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