Interiors

  • Joined up thinking

    Discovering the creative craftsmanship of Waterhall Joinery was a happy day for me. It’s wonderful to discover a business with integrity and heart. Toby Curtis took over his dad’s workshop at Waterhall Farm in Whitwell five years ago. Toby’s background is in geology, but his love of art and design combined with a lifetime’s apprenticeship […]

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    Floor, wall or ceiling? This Afghan kilim will make you smile and you can even upholster a chair with it. Now meet the man who is addicted to rugs.

  • Muddy meets Ali Reid-Davies, Home & Colonial

    I meet Ali Reid-Davies, co-founder of one of the most stylish and innovative antiques and interiors shops in the country: Home & Colonial in Berkhamsted.

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    Given up wine for Lent? Probably unlikely, but whichever way you flop, you can enjoy the heady aroma of the sweet stuff from this recycled wine bottle candle. Glass of Sauvignon wax, anyone?

  • How to tame paperwork, and knicker drawers

    Last week I was lucky enough to have coffee with Tracy Ross. We met in The Pudding Stop in St Albans where Tracy lives with her husband and children. After giving up commuting to her London job in television, and looking for the kind of home, family, work life balance most of us are grappling with, she […]

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    Time to get admin fit at home. This plywood peg shelf is from Nikki Kreis who designs beautiful, playful and practical things to help get your bits sorted.

  • Wouldn’t You Though?

    Good to glow. One bowler-hatted nod from this handmade lamp will inspire home bakes or simply raise a smile.

  • Get crafty in time for Christmas…

    I can’t help noticing that crafty types love this time of year — and before you know it, they’re whipping up something lovely and tasteful to hang on the door or pop on the mantlepiece. I wish I was one of those people. If you, like me, need a bit of guidance in the arts-and-crafts department, here are some workshops going on round the county to get you all festive and fabulous….

    • Wouldn’t You Though?

      Off-the-wall centrepiece? Check out this oh-so-cool up-cycled art from rising star Denim & Bone…

    • Wouldn’t You Though?

      Ooo, sexy statement urban lighting and furniture made in a woodland workshop? Meet Tom Raffield…

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