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Right to repair movement tackling home decor’s fast furniture problem

From spare parts and take back schemes to glue-free design, thoughtful manufacturers are giving consumers greater power over the lifespan of their products

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London’s hottest interior designers 2023: the names to know now

An interior designer will guide your style choices and help you avoid renovator’s remorse. Olivia Lidbury finds London’s top names to know now


Hollie Bowden’s 10 dos and don’ts for creating a bathroom on a budget

You use your bathrooms every day, so make it look and feel special with these top tips that won’t break the bank


The A-lister favourite US interiors import you haven’t heard of — yet

After a celebrity-stuffed launch at its new Cotswolds home, RH lands in the UK with a bang. India Block finds out what the hype’s all about


The best free events at the London Festival of Architecture 2023

This year’s London Festival of Architecture, on from 1 to 30 June, will focus on community, equity and shared resources. Here are the highlights


How creative Londoners are bringing Victorian homes bang up to date

From Tottenham to Tooting, most of the capital’s housing stock is Victorian, a design challenge for modern Londoners. Here’s how to update dark, cramped layouts for 21st-century living


From mould to mental wellbeing: how our homes are damaging our health

We are still designing homes that exacerbate asthma, allergens, and risks of heart attacks and strokes, says buildings consultancy Ekkist — so let’s get the developers to do better


Hollie Bowden: create a garden that feels connected to your home

Great style and green fingers don’t always mix. Here’s how to get your home and garden speaking the same language


Paris hotel chain bringing ‘affordable luxury’ with an Insta aesthetic

Eiffel Tower views and vintage referencing interiors at the latest outpost of Paris hipster hotel brand


Inside a subterranean Camden house built across three back gardens

Like an architectural iceberg, this light-washed house by the architects at vPPR spans the ends of three north London gardens


Inside a tiny Peckham ‘half-house’ redesigned for a growing family

How one Peckham half-house was totally transformed to meet the needs of a growing family with big ideas


Hollie Bowden’s outside-the-box storage ideas for a bank holiday blitz

These canny space hacks and smart pieces will help you crack your home storage. They might even make your Easter clear-out feel like fun


London couple list lovingly restored narrowboat on eBay for £55,000

Jessy and Alex bought their boat in 2019 and renovated it during lockdown.


Bold Finsbury Park flat transformation is a retro Nineties throwback

Designer Alex Holloway’s Finsbury Park flat shows even first-time renovators don’t need to play it safe


Interior Design Masters episode 2: riotous classroom task ups the ante

The design competition continued last night with a whimsical challenge that rewarded the biggest imaginations (and possibly the parents)


The ultimate comeback? Pine interiors are having a moment — again

Can perenially maligned pine ride the Nineties wave back to favour?


Hollie Bowden’s five building blocks for brilliant kids’ rooms

From colour-block ceilings to retro dolls’ houses, the designer shares the secret to decorating a child’s space with confidence


Interior Design Masters kicks off with a £1,800 eco makeover challenge

The competition returned to BBC One last night with no shortage of design-related drama


Your must-read guide to the new home renovation rules for 2023

From designing for yourself rather than a future buyer, to choosing sustainable materials, here’s how to improve your home now

Where to live

How we swapped Hackney for Dartmoor and a popular new ceramics brand

Hosting Christmas after a big move set Cath and Jeremy Brown on the path to their successful business


‘Will bold homes trend date better than my old indie sleaze outfits?’

Home decor should be built to last, but how will the new trend for bold, quirky features adapt to changing tastes?


Kunle Barker’s top tips for reducing water usage and energy costs

TV presenter and property expert Kunle Barker’s room-by-room guide to cutting your energy usage at home


Designer Hollie Bowden’s five golden rules of kitchen renovations

Don’t whip yourself into a frenzy over worktop materials. The key to planning a kitchen is understanding how you actually use the space


One of London’s largest chapel conversions for sale for £2.85m

Just like a prayer - £2.85 million could take you there.


Chateau Royal, Berlin: new hotel covers all bases from cool to comfort

Original artworks, a delicious restaurant and sceney bar are welcome distractions but beautifully appointed rooms are the star of the show at this new Mitte hotel


Hollie Bowden’s 10 instant-gratification interiors resolutions

Start the year right with these quick fixes to give your home a new year lease of life


How to build a pantry if you’re short of space – and on a budget

Professional declutterer, Sort Your Life Out Star and pantry-enthusiast Dilly Carter offers her tips on how Londoners can build a pantry from scratch.


‘We turned a 1997 double decker bus into a modern home for £28k’

Lamorna and Gareth Hollingsworth bought their 25-year-old bus for £5,000 in 2020 and spent two years turning it into a home.


One Hackney couple’s extraordinary revamp of a formulaic terrace house

This Hackney couple ripped up the rulebook in their bold transformation of a gloomy terraced house.


Cut energy bills: simple kitchen upgrades to reduce your energy costs

Power-hungry kitchens are the place to start if you want to cut your bills


H&M Home launches new homeware collection with colour experts Pantone

The collection is available in two colour palettes, intended to soothe or energise.

Property News

Are pastels past it? Notting Hill embraces trend for black exteriors

Residents of this well-heeled west London neighbourhood are ditching picture-postcard pastels


‘Matching sets are control freaky. Here’s how to do Christmas at home’

With lavishly expensive tablescaping feeling a bit out of touch this year, a little creativity and resourcefulness can go a long way to deliver a show-stopping festive home on a budget


Pick up last-minute presents at these winter markets and pop-ups

Hunt down some lesser-spotted gift makers with our guide to the Christmas markets you shouldn’t miss


‘Inappropriate’ Dorset farmhouse named House of the Year 2022

An ‘inappropriate’ and eccentric twist on a traditional farmhouse in Dorset has won the top prize.


Glass and timber home and skinny house contend for House of the Year

This week’s projects were judged on their materials and craftmanship.


Londoners rent out homes as meeting spaces amid cost of living crisis

Demand for office, meeting and production space is growing — here’s how to make money renting out space in your home


Da Vinci-inspired flat designed by London artist on sale for £1.35m

Artist Mark Humphrey designed the flat as a work of art for living in.


Home inspired by Peckham car park added to House of the Year shortlist

Two more projects have been added to the House of the Year 2022 shortlist.