• Inspired by history: geometric homewares from the National Trust

    by  • March 5, 2015 • 0 Comments

    NTGeometricsthrows2The next time you find yourself walking through the entrance hall of Wimpole Park in Cambridgeshire, wandering through the 17th-century-inspired knot garden at Moseley Old Hall in Staffordshire, or across the floors of Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, and the Chapter House in the Cloisters at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire, keep your eyes peeled for the geometric design details that inspired this new collection of tableware and home accessories from the National Trust.

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    Decorate your home for Easter celebrations

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    EasterDecoratingChristmas gets an awful lot of attention when it comes to decorating, but Easter actually affords just as much of a celebration – and with gorgeous flowers and a cheerful pastel palette it can be extremely jolly. We show you how to make a real occasion of the spring weekend with pretty decorative eggs, charming seasonal garlands and endearing handmade ornaments.

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    New garden furniture brand Röshults

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    Röshults outdoor kitchenIt is at this time of year that H&G’s thoughts start to turn to the great outdoors and we begin to anticipate that first truly warm summer’s day when we can move from indoor to outdoor living. Thus the British launch of garden furniture brand Röshults is perfectly timed. As is to be expected from a Swedish design house, the range is chic, modern and beautifully made.

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    6 delicious cake recipes for Easter entertaining

    by  • March 4, 2015 • 0 Comments

    100106_FC_-0142Homemade cakes always add a thoughtful touch to special occasions. They’re perfect for presenting as a centrepiece at a family celebration or can be given as a gift in their own right. Whether your weakness is for a delicate aroma and a crumbly texture or a rich and buttery flavour, slice into any one one of these indulgent offerings and you’ll soon be back for seconds.

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    Easter activities 2015: the Homes & Gardens edit of things to do this Easter weekend

    by  • March 3, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Homes & Gardens Easter ActivitiesOrganising sufficient activities to keep the family busy over Easter weekend requires some forward planning, particularly if you are going to make the most of the holiday and venture further than your local village hunt. From Easter-specific events, such as food festivals, biscuit decorating and organised egg hunts, to more general past times, including design shops, a flower-filled afternoon tea and  distillery tours, we think there is plenty here to set your mind wandering. We have focused on the weekend itself, but also included particularly noteworthy happenings on the weeks before and after.

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    Danish Design Month at Aram Store

    by  • March 2, 2015 • 0 Comments

    CH24-Wishbone-chairs-and-CH338-dining-table_Hans-J-Wegner_Carl-Hansen_oak-and-walnutAny design lover who lives in or near London should know about Aram Store, a mecca in Covent Garden for high-end contemporary furniture and accessories. Understandably, products by Scandinavian designers always form a key part of its collection, but for March 2015 Danish design takes an even greater prominence. Aram has partnered with five Danish brands – Carl Hansen & Son, Montana, Fritz Hansen, Louis Poulsen and Fredericia – to offer customers fantastic discounts alongside in-store workshops and activities. 

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