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Reclamation projects: It helps to have a plan as to the sort of objects you're looking for before entering junk shops such as Aladdin's Cave in London

The Insider: A professional's guide to junk-hunting

A new TV show for junk nerds started this month on Sky Arts 2 (Tuesdays, 8pm). Design Dealers follows Sarah Brunner and Paul Liengaard as they trawl flea markets to furnish some of the UK's swishest spaces. As frugal furnishing infiltrates the mainstream, I asked Brunner for her shopping list…

<p>1. Chelsea Antiques Fair, London £5, penman-fairs.co.uk</p>
<p>Established in 1950, this annual event is relaunched this year with new stands and displays and a fresh style. It's held on 13-17 March.</p>

The 10 Best antiques fairs

Whether you’re hunting for an heirloom or looking for a bargain, try one of these treasure troves

Melody Roseveare

Interiors insider: Melody Roseveare

 



<p>{1} Brink and Campman Orchid Rug</p>
<p>This hand-tufted rug will bring a splash of colour to any living room. A contemporary twist on florals, this acrylic rug has been carved to highlight its fantastic mix of colours and looks wonderful set against a neutral decor.</p>
<p>From £100, heals.co.uk</p>

The 10 best rugs

Need to feel warm in this freezing weather or want a splash of colour in your home? Then invest in a bright or cosy floor covering

The Insider: How to make your fairy lights fantastic

You may think the time of the year for fairy lights has passed – but I think all year is good for fairy lights. Why? Because they're lovely! They add warmth to any room – so don't pack them away now the tree's down. Get creative…

Welcome to Emerald City

Diamonds may be forever, but emeralds are for 2013. Trish Lorenz goes shopping for this year's interiors colour of choice

Metallics are still on trend and brass, copper and gold will add warmth and depth to a neutral scheme. We like this Tom Dixon Void Light. £235, tomdixon.net

Neutral territory

After years of bright design and statement pieces the inside of our homes are about to get a lot more subdued

<p>1. Adventure Trail</p>
<p>£259.99, johnlewis.com</p>
<p>This well thought-out bike will give you that extra grip on rugged terrain, while the 21 gears will help you climb hills. The frame comes with a lifetime guarantee.</p>

The 10 Best mountain bikes

From beginners to experts, the ideal options for off-road biking

'The Ikea kitchen had to go': Inside the home of LA's vintage king Cameron Silver

Pillows by Tom Ford, trinkets by Hermès and YSL, Lanvin props...

8. Shelving is a great way to get organised and you can add to this if you need to. From £87, thelollipopshoppe.co.uk

The store wars

From vertical wine racks to nifty storage boxes, Trish Lorenz has everything you need to store all that post-Christmas junk

Was £168, now £79.95. Add a touch of spring to your bedroom with this Esperanza quilt, anthropologie.co.uk

Time to bag a bargain

Fancy upgrading your interiors? Brave the cold – and the other shoppers – and you could find your dream sale item. Trish Lorenz explains how

There's still time

From high-street stores to backstreet boutiques, Trish Lorenz pounds the pavements in search of last-minute interiors inspiration

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