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Why You Should Choose Large Plant Pots for a Small Garden

See how oversized planters can transform a tiny garden by adding drama, height and style Houzz UK and Ireland Editor. I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing the… More In a small garden, it can be tempting to keep everything scaled down, from plants to plant pots. But, as with interiors, this approach can be counterproductive, serving only ...

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Garden Tour: A Small London Plot is a Calm and Peaceful Haven

Designed to be ‘a garden within a garden’, this tranquil space acts as the perfect counterpoint to city life Houzz UK and Ireland Editor. I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing the… More ‘A typical London square reimagined’ was the brief given to designer Kate Gould for this Chelsea garden, and her finished design is a fairytale wonderland, ...

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Are You Making the Most of This Neglected Area in Your Kitchen?

Fitting a new kitchen? Check out these ideas for how to make the most of the kickboards below your base units Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More The plinths below your kitchen base units add a finishing touch to the room, providing a pleasing bottom edge to the line of cupboards ...

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What Do UK Homeowners Get Up To In Their Gardens?

The results of our annual landscape survey are in and you might be surprised… Houzz UK and Ireland Editor. I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing the… More Are you about to start a garden makeover? Take a look at the results of the Houzz UK 2018 Landscaping Survey* first for a sneak peek into the outdoor living ...

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Should I Choose Gloss or Matt Kitchen Units?

Both can look fabulous, so how to choose? Follow these tips to help you make that all-important (and expensive) decision Houzz Contributor. Editor in Chief of RealHomes.com. I am an editor, journalist,… More If you’re splashing out on a new kitchen – whether a clever, budget buy or a top-of-the-range dream investment – you want to get it right first ...

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Are Your Box Bushes Dying? Here’s the Solution

Fighting a losing battle with your buxus? Discover how to identify pests and diseases and consider planting alternatives Houzz UK contributor and award-winning landscape and garden designer. Claudia de… More There seems to be an unstoppable rise in pests and diseases that affect box hedging, so it could be time to use some different plants to create the same effect. ...

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Clever Kitchen Storage Ideas in a Victorian House

Thoughtfully designed units keep everything from wine and laundry to coats and iPads out of sight yet easy to find Here’s a challenge: how do you create a kitchen that accommodates everything a busy family needs, yet still feels light and airy? “I wanted everything hidden away, especially all the utility stuff,” says Lou Edwards, who lives here with her ...

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7 Essential Elements for an Art Deco-style Living Room

Channel the luxurious style of 1920s and 30s interiors by introducing a little Art Deco-inspired design Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More If you’re hoping to create a living space that’s striking, elegant and ever so slightly luxurious, look to the bold colours, sumptuous fabrics and sleek metallic surfaces of Art ...

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9 Ideas for Painting Wardrobes

From classic grey to uplifting ombré, a lick of paint can update your wardrobe beautifully They take up a lot of space and, after the bed, tend to be the most dominant feature, so a wardrobe that fits in with the rest of your bedroom is key to its success. Many of us, however, have a wardrobe we haven’t chosen ...

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A Small City Garden Transformed with Lush Foliage

Evergreen architectural plants and bold features make this urban garden feel secluded, spacious and stylish Houzz Contributor. I’m a freelance journalist and editor writing for nationals, magazines… More A bare-looking garden was the very opposite of what Julia Thompson, who’s an interior designer, was looking for from her outside space in London. “Her house has a big, strong personality and ...

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10 Times Cushions Have Completed a Living Room

Get ready to layer up on comfort, colour, texture and pattern – these ideas will turn a plain room into a plush space Houzz Contributor. Editor in Chief of RealHomes.com. I am an editor, journalist,… More Extra sofa or floor cushions aren’t just a practical addition to a living room – they’ll set the tone, allowing you to refresh the ...

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How to Use Terracotta Pots – Indoors and Out

The best thing about terracotta pots? They never go out of fashion. Plus they look just as good inside as in the garden Houzz Contributor. Editor in Chief of RealHomes.com. I am an editor, journalist,… More Don’t limit your terracotta pot collection to the garden – display them indoors, too, for a touch of raw, rustic texture. Read on for ...

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