How to build a design classic

Do-it-yourself and creative excellence needn’t always be mutually exclusive. As Thomas Bärnthaler reveals in his new book, it’s amazing what you can do with a few tools, some DIY skills and the world’s finest designers issuing the instructions

The 10 Best children's beds

Make bedtime less of a battle with our pick of the best beds your little ones will be desperate to settle down in for lights out

iStyle: A very berry affair

Shades of maroon and oxblood provide an instant update for both your wardrobe and make-up bag this season, says Emma Akbareian

Wily as a fox

Clever Anthropologie has signed up designer Charlotte Taylor for a capsule collection of cute cushions. By Stephanie Hirschmiller

Dark side of the room

Abigail Ahern’s new range for Debenhams blends quirky animal life with darker tones. It isn’t what you’d call bright and breezy, says Trish Lorenz

The 10 Best dog beds

Whether it's for a poodle or a pointer, we've got cosy cushions and brilliant baskets to let sleeping dogs lie