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Gardening

The Londoners putting down roots thanks to Airbnb-style garden rentals

If you’re green-fingered but don’t have the plot to match, there is a solution. An innovative website is matching would-be growers with garden owners who are happy to rent out their unused green spaces.

Sep 21, 2022
Interiors

Top ideas from 10 London architects to inspire your home renovation

Upgrade your renovation project from basic to brilliant without busting the budget, using genius ideas from 10 of London’s most creative residential architects.

Aug 12, 2022
Interiors

Where to buy original art for less — and how to hang it perfectly

London’s best galleries, websites and auction houses for buying affordable original art for your home

Jul 22, 2022
Interiors

‘How an inventive extension helped turn my home into an art gallery’

Gallerist Katherine Oliver wanted more than just a new kitchen — she needed somewhere to display art, too. Explore her new living space, complete with concealed picture hanging system

Jul 21, 2022
Interiors

London’s coolest interior designers’ smart decor hacks for under £100

London’s most exciting designers share the best buys and tricks of the trade that cost less than you might think.

Jul 15, 2022
Gardening

13 top trends for small gardens as seen at Chelsea Flower Show 2022

No garden? No problem. There are lots of exciting things that plant-loving city dwellers can do to foster natural connection, as the top garden designers are proving.

May 26, 2022
Interiors

DIY overhaul of period flat finished hours before couple’s baby born

With a budget of just £20,000, architects Will and Lena Gottelier transformed their Victorian flat — and added £60,000 to its value

Apr 29, 2022
Interiors

One couple’s ingenious eco refit of a studio on the Golden Lane Estate

An eco refit of a promising but run-down studio flat was no small task for this creative couple, who found ingenious ways to make every square inch work as hard as their £30,000 budget.

Mar 16, 2022
Interiors

Every inch of this fashion stylist’s tiny flat is a design masterclass

Stylist Rose Forde bought a bijou flat in north London and set to work making her mark on the place — before marrying an architect with ideas of his own

Mar 9, 2022
Interiors

Texture and vintage finds added warmth to warehouse refit on a budget

Rebecca Sicardi’s minimalist makeover of a duplex apartment in a converted warehouse set her on a new career path as an interior designer

Oct 15, 2021
Interiors

How a Dalston flat revamp and redundancy inspired a total career pivot

In transforming his dull flat into a characterful home, Alex Meachen found his new calling as a designer.

Jul 2, 2021
Interiors

Epic 5-year DIY project transformed derelict flat into dream home

How this architect couple took on a rundown maisonette and created their dream London home, learning countless new skills along the way.

Apr 7, 2021