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My Houzz: An Airy Period Flat Brimming With Books and Art (15 photos)
A passionate interest in art informs the décor in Karolina and Erik Modig’s stunning turn-of-the-century home in the quaint central Södermalm district of Stockholm, Sweden. The apartment extends across an entire floor of the building, and its style has gradually developed through playful experimentation...

23-05-2018
8 Reasons to Choose Jute, Seagrass or Sisal for Your Floor (9 photos)
Floor coverings in natural fibres will give your space an instant feeling of warmth and texture. Choose from sisal, jute or seagrass to add a soft, organic surface that looks stunning and feels lovely underfoot.

23-05-2018
Londoners! Are You Proud of Your Home? (9 photos)
Calling all London Houzzers… If you have a decorating project you’re particularly proud of, we’d love to see it! We’ve teamed up with the Evening Standard’s Homes & Property section to launch The London Home Design Awards...

22-05-2018
Channel Coastal Style (142 photos)
This look works for any room thanks to its relaxed, pared-back feel. Start with a breezy colour palette of misty greys, sea blues and sandy off-whites, then build the scheme with natural textures and weathered timbers. Finish with quirky coastal accessories, such as a rope light or a driftwood mirror,...

22-05-2018
8 Ways to Turn Your Clutter Tray Into a Feature, Not an Eyesore (9 photos)
Most of us have a clutter tray. It’s that place where we shove our post or those bits and pieces that don’t quite fit anywhere else – lengths of ribbon, scissors, odd screws. But if we’re not careful, they can spread beyond the tray and cover an entire dining table, the top of a piano or a dressing table....

22-05-2018
10 Alternative Ways to Store Books (12 photos)
Break free from the average style of bookcase and unlock some creative thinking to display your reading matter. Browse through these suggestions to see if any would work in your home.

22-05-2018
Enhance Your Entryway (102 photos)
Make a lasting impression with a stylish and functional entryway. Introduce some personality with a vibrant gallery wall of photos, and provide plenty of organisational tools to hold your mail, keys and everyday essentials. That way, your entrance becomes a useful space rather than a dreary...

21-05-2018
Try This Shortcut to Extra Garden Colour (10 photos)
Flowers and foliage go a long way to making your outside space look gorgeous, but if you want to maximise the impact of container planting, there’s another element to consider. Planters in standout shades will provide an extra hit of colour – no nurturing required. So why not try out some of these plant...

21-05-2018
Dine Alfresco (112 photos)
Why does food always taste better when you’re eating outdoors? It must be the sun! Get your exterior area ready for impromptu meals – because let’s face it, our summers are changeable – and you’ll be able to pop straight outside when the weather reports are looking positive.

20-05-2018
Houzz Tour: A Bland Developer Flat Gains Class and Character (12 photos)
Good bones made this two-floor apartment a promising prospect, but it had the anonymity of a development, and was ready for its own character. The owners had an idea of the direction they wanted to go in – minimalistic but not sterile – and had some beautiful artworks to accommodate, so they called on...

20-05-2018
7 Ways Natural Wicker Seating Can Look Gorgeous in Your Home (7 photos)
If you’re keen to introduce natural materials and mix-and-match textures into your home, try incorporating furniture made of wicker. Rattan, seagrass, bamboo, willow and cane can all be woven into a pattern on wooden frames to produce beautiful, tactile seats. Here’s how to make them work in your home....

20-05-2018
My Houzz: An Ingenious Small Kitchen in a Victorian Flat (12 photos)
Francesca Sarti is one of the most original voices in the contemporary food design and styling industry. An architect by training and founder of the Arabeschi di Latte studio, she focuses on the connections between food and design.
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19-05-2018
Summery Textiles (107 photos)
With bright, sizzling days and warm evenings ahead, there’s no better time to ramp up the summer vibe in your entertaining spaces, so look to this vibrant selection of rugs, throws and cushions for inspiration. Layer up contrasting pattern and colour for an energetic look and mix textures too for a laidback,...

19-05-2018
This Small Detail Packs a Decorative Punch (11 photos)
When it comes to home furnishings, the delight is in the details, and piping is definitely one of those extremely pleasing fine points. But it’s more than an appealing trim that smartens a sofa or finishes a cushion. Discover the surprising power of fabric-encased cord in these examples.

19-05-2018
Haven’t Got Built-in Alcove Shelving or Cabinetry? Don’t Worry... (10 photos)
It’s tempting to jam your living room alcoves with fitted shelving and cabinetry, then pack them with everything from books and photos to toys and paperwork. But if you have the clutter under control elsewhere, you can use your alcoves much more creatively. Here are just a few alternative ways to make...

19-05-2018
Sleek Buys for a Contemporary Kitchen (136 photos)
Cool, calm and streamlined, contemporary kitchens are all about sleek surfaces, high-tech features and modern styling. We’ve selected our favourite kitchen buys that will pull this bold look together, so you can enjoy the benefits of a neat and functional space.

18-05-2018
Bar Stool Inspiration for Modern Rustic Kitchens (9 photos)
When you think of traditional rustic style, you might picture an untouched remote cottage interior or a log cabin. It’s a cosy look, but modern rustic is a more adaptable take on it. There’s still plenty of wood, but it’s lighter or perhaps painted. Pattern is played down and clean, contemporary furnishings...

18-05-2018
A Spotlight on Openwork (109 photos)
Openwork furniture makes a room feel bigger because the eye is able to move through the object, rather than stopping at a solid surface – it creates an airy, unrestricted feel. Openwork also creates more visual dimension and allows you to see, for example, books on a shelf behind it. Explore this...

17-05-2018
The Beautiful Wall Tiles You’ll Be Hankering After (11 photos)
Even the biggest fans of metro tiles might have their heads turned by these curvaceous numbers. Fish scale – or scallop, if you prefer – tiles can create a gorgeous surface that’s as eye-catching and lovely as the metro, but with the softness of curves and a more dynamic effect. Sound good? Take a look....

17-05-2018
Create a Standout Shelfie (94 photos)
Fancy a simple interior refresh? Then why not restyle your shelves or bookcases with some standout decorative pieces? Make space at the end of a row of books for a shapely vase, or pop a faux succulent on the top of a horizontal pile of books. It’s all about breaking up blocky book displays with interesting...

16-05-2018
7 Surprising Sheds That Rewrite the Garden Design Book (7 photos)
Not all sheds are created equal and these examples demonstrate just what can happen when you break free of the restrictions of a standard outbuilding and get inventive with your design. Have a browse below for garden inspiration, but be warned – you may well suffer garden envy.

16-05-2018
New in for May (133 photos)
Be the first to get your hands on this month’s hottest finds as we showcase the latest interior buys to hit our site. From shapely sofas in popular tones, to striking rugs in sultry shades, we’re pretty sure these trend-led finds won’t be round for long, so snap them up quick!

15-05-2018
The Amazing Cleaner You Already Have in Your Store Cupboard (8 photos)
Trying to cut down on plastics in your home? Turning to a store cupboard staple can save you the expense – and clutter – of investing in multiple products to keep your home clean, sparkling and niff-free.
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15-05-2018
Houzz Tour: An Open-plan Flat That Celebrates Bold, Quirky Style (16 photos)
The owner of this apartment loves to travel, especially to Asia. Her favourite stop is Bali, which promises year-round summer and a vibrant social scene alongside the tranquillity of nature. “For us and for the owner, Bali is an island of inspiration. We love being there,” says designer Anton Korneev,...

14-05-2018
Want to Wake Up Feeling Relaxed? Steal Tips From These Bedrooms (9 photos)
If your mind is whirring with what needs to be done from the very moment you wake up, give yourself a bit of breathing space with a tranquil bedroom scheme that will help to ease you more gently into the day. Be inspired by this selection to create your own version of a relaxing haven.
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14-05-2018
Take This Quiz to Find Your Dream Garden (13 photos)
What do you dream of when you turn your thoughts to the great outdoors? Do you long for a wildlife oasis? Or perhaps you hanker after a small but perfectly formed urban jungle? Take the quiz below and prepare to meet your perfect garden match.

13-05-2018
Kitchen Tour: An Elegant Design to Complement a Victorian Home (13 photos)
A stone floor with bits of tile missing and units that could be called functional, but not much else, left the owners of this East Sussex home uninspired. However, transforming the kitchen of their Victorian semi-detached house had to wait, as work needed to be completed on the floors above.
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13-05-2018
Up to 55% Off Living Room Buys (151 photos)
Kit out your living room from top to bottom with this extensive range of contemporary lounge buys. From sofas to armchairs, rugs to side tables, start with the key pieces and build the look around them. Finally, inject the space with a striking wall print and your room will feel warm and welcoming.
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12-05-2018
The Best Multi-tasking Bedrooms on Houzz (12 photos)
Plenty of us need at least one bedroom to do more than accommodate a bed, but multiplying the functions we require from them is potentially a recipe for clutter and a distinct lack of calm. It needn’t be this way, though. These rooms multi-task with aplomb. Check out the strategies that make them champions....

12-05-2018
Up to 55% Off Sideboards (85 photos)
Sideboards are a versatile piece that every home should discover. Not only do they provide tonnes of concealed storage, they also offer a nifty display surface for all sorts of accessories. What’s more, if you pick a design with space underneath, you can pop a few pull-out baskets there as extra hiding...

11-05-2018