Art Deco glamour, dusky hues, Prohibition-style tea room, personal attachés, Jack Kerouac, and sophisticated retreats
The former home of Dick Whittington combines medieval grandeur with modern comforts, says Matthew Bell
We spend a good proportion of our time sitting on our sofa, so it's a piece worth investing in. Here's our pick of the best
Tim Richardson's book The New English Garden (Frances Lincoln, £40) is the best kind of book to have by your side over Christmas. It is a big, lush production, superbly put together and is printed on thick paper that captures images beautifully. Most of the photographs are by Andrew Lawson (nobody is better) and they are well used, in luscious double spreads of reflecting pools and stilt hedges, bamboo groves and bananas, eremurus ("compulsory" in Noughties planting, says Richardson) and stipa.
House in Hillingdon, Middlesex featuring almost exclusively purple decor and furniture could be yours for £400,000
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
UK homeowners have spent £413 on kitchen gadgets in the past year
Palm-sized cubes use flywheels and magnets to snap together with future applications including emergency repairs and configurable furniture
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
'Balance from Within' uses satellite gyroscopes (and magnets) to keep itself together.
Upon arriving in Edinburgh for the Fringe, my show aside, my main concern is my accommodation. For performers, finding suitable accommodation for the festival is often a mixture of trial and error, following tip-offs and plain dumb luck.
The Australian interior designer, dubbed the "house whisperer", invites readers into her Sydney home in her new book, Things I Love
Shades of khaki and cream aren't just for wearing on safari, says Lee Holmes
This week’s New Designers exhibition offers visitors the chance to buy a future design classic. Trish Lorenz tracks down the names to watch
Middle-class problems: Ikea furniture
Elation turns to sadness as colt suffers heart attack the day before Sir Henry's funeral