• Hello, handsome

    by  • October 24, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Luxe reloadedToday’s dream room could be classified as the tall, dark and handsome type. You know, the strong, silent kind of chap, who actually has an awful lot of depth when you get to know him better, and is really rather kind and generous to boot.

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    Top Dog

    by  • October 23, 2014 • 0 Comments

    SavoirBedsDogBedForget coats, toys and edible treats, if you really want to spoil your dog this Christmas, how about investing in one of these gorgeous statement dog beds by Savoir Beds? Upholstered in a monochrome Scandi-style Larsen Baytown fabric, with 50s-style steel legs and removable Sherpa fleece cushion pads, it’s guaranteed to make your pooch the stylish pet in town.

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    Deck the halls

    by  • October 22, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Make a note: if you’re near Saltash in Cornwall between November 7th and 21st this year, do visit Cotehele, the Edgcumbe family’s ancestral home, to witness – and join in, if you wish – the making of the glorious 60-foot-long garland that is the centrepiece of the festive decorations in the Tudor hall each year.

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    Meaning and form

    by  • October 19, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Giving his thoughts and experiences of life in Britain three-dimensional form is the very particular talent of Taiwanese artist Chien-Way Chang, as this desirable silver pot, evocatively entitled Wounded soul in Healing Process, reveals.

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    On fine form

    by  • October 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    When Iittala and Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec come together to create, you know the results are likely to be special. The simplicity of the appearance of these prettily coloured, diamond shaped Ruutu (meaning diamond or square in Finnish) vases belies a highly technical knowledge of design and production techniques. The job is then handed to us, the customer, to group them together into small installations as we feel best. There are

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    Autumn walks this way

    by  • October 10, 2014 • 0 Comments

    CopyrightHomesandGardensAutumnstory1 CopyrightHomesandGardensAutumnstory7CopyrightHomesandGardensAutumnstory6CopyrightHomesandGardensAutumnstory3CopyrightHomesandGardensAutumnstory5CopyrightHomesandGardensAutumnstory4CopyrightHomesandGardensAutumnstory2Maybe it’s because it’s Friday, or because the sun was shining through the lemon-and-raspberry-coloured leaves on the plane trees that line the walk to work this morning, or could it simply be that the beauty of these autumnal scenes (above), shot especially for Homes & Gardens, have made our hearts race?

    Whatever the reason, you simply must pull your boots on and make the most of our great outdoors this month. If you need a little push out of the door, here are 10 good reasons to get up and go:

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