A long career at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler was the perfect preparation for Emma Burns’s greatest design challenge yet: the sensitive transformation of the former dovecote and stables in…
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Creaking country piles with drafty corridors and leaky roofs are increasingly a thing of the past - today's homes in the country have a very different list of features, many…
Interior designer Veere Grenney tells Arabella Youens why the only bed to have is a four-poster.
This town house on the Kent coast has been restored by its actor owner to create a kitchen that’s sympathetic to its Georgian roots.
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?
Arabella Youens takes a look at a utility room which shows that practical spaces can also be beautiful.
From stone sinks to sturdy, Merlin Wright of Plain English offers advice on creating the perfect utility room.
Symmetry is regarded as the secret to creating a calm, coherent space, but for many designers, it’s more about creating balance, says Arabella Youens.
Nicola Harding and Christopher Howe joined forces to transform this first-floor library into a serenely elegant sitting room. Arabella Youens explains more.
Sometimes, you need to take your time to get things right – but the results are usually worth it. Take this bathroom as an example. It took Kate Moss a period…
In these days of flexible working, country-house buyers are more motivated by finding the right house, rather than being locked into a specific location. However, one area where the old…
Gavin Houghton's brief for the drawing room of a London art dealer was simple: do whatever you like, so long as it's elegant and shows touches of wit.
South African designer Hubert Zandberg’s blend of new and vintage pieces can lend depth and character to any room.
When the interior designer Joanna Wood moved to an 18th-century manor house in the Cotswolds, she had an opportunity to create a space that combines a bathroom with a dressing…
Conservation areas have been protecting Britain's most beautiful areas for 50 years – here's what you need to know if you live in one, or are thinking about moving to
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.
These beautiful pieces are made bespoke for each client.
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.