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Wood-burning stove or open fire? Arabella Youens examines the pros and cons of both options.
Some traditional winter resorts are just as idyllic in summer as they are in winter, with the allure of snow being replaced by wildflowers and cowbells.
An interior design project presents a maze of head-scratching conundrums, from choices between plain and patterned fabrics to whether you really need a club fender.
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Thirty years after the release of Withnail and I, Arabella Youens examines the stylistic legacy of the fictional character's taste for deep Howard-style sofas and chairs.
From Shepherd's huts to treehouses, the trend for homeworking has produced some creative ideas for home offices
Arabella Youens examines the growing trend for baths in bedrooms.
Ben Petreath's brief was to create a characterful city sanctuary. Here's how he went about it.
Samuel Heath's beautiful bathrooms have been a British institution since 1820. Arabella Youens spoke to the boss to find out how they keep up standards, almost 200 years on.
The soft colours of the scheme Philippa Thorp created for this dining room reflects its Long Island setting.
Arabella Youens finds that, when restoring a house, less can definitely be more.
Buying a listed property in need of restoration is not for the faint of heart, but follow these few simple steps to avoid becoming a nervous wreck(ing ball), says Arabella…
Those in the know have peeled off the main routes to the South-West and made this county of contrasts their home; Arabella Youens finds out why.
Emma Sims Hilditch has injected contemporary touches into the kitchen of this 16th-century manor house while preserving its character.
Variety is the spice of life in France, with its cornucopia of landscapes and lifestyles open to property buyers.
Simon Burvill threw caution to the wind when he gave up a career in engineering in order to make outdoor furniture.
Arabella Youens identifies the patterns that survive from the great flourishing of 19th-century decoration.
Between Provence and the Dordogne lies an undiscovered part of south-west France with panoramas that rival the best of Chianti, says Arabella Youens.
Where are the best villages, towns and small cities which are a pleasure to live in, but still offer a decent commute to the capital?