Nicky Haslam

The 10 best dining chairs

Are you sitting comfortably? If not, check out our selection of seats that will make sure you eat supper in style...

Geisha-infused glamour at Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani Prive dedicated his collection of wildly expensive made-to-measure skintight column dresses and painted-on pantsuits to the victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami.

Phone hacking 'added to psychological trauma' of Gascoigne

Lawyers for former England star Paul Gascoigne yesterday spoke of the damaging effects on him of alleged phone-hacking by the News of the World as he was named as one of the key test cases being brought by alleged victims of voicemail interception.

Will the home library survive the surge of the e-book?

"I've not actually read any of them. I just love the bindings." So said the actress Davinia Taylor earlier this year when she decided to put her house on the market – complete with its carefully-sourced collection of classic books. Rarely removed from their perch on a bookcase in the living room, their primary purpose was to disguise Taylor's walk-in fridge. And so, with the fridge no longer destined to be a feature in her life, the books were deemed redundant.

Style in a suitcase: Take the interiors secrets of top designers home

Employing the services of top-drawer designers like Jade Jagger, Sophie Conran or Kelly Hoppen demands a trust-fund lifestyle. But if you plan your next holiday well, you can tap into the style secrets of the best interior designers for no more than the price of a weekend break.

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Time to undecorate: With the latest interiors trend anything goes and

How about an interiors style feature that doesn't tell you how to get-the-look or dictate what's hot and what's not for decorating your home? How about fashions and fads that don't come and go for just this season but seemingly last forever, evolving with time, whenever you feel like it, just because? How about, instead of copying magazines and decorating your house like a showhome or a stylised photographic still, you "undecorate" it instead?