Category: Advice

2019 Planting guide: How to build a vegetable garden
17 Jan

2019 Planting guide: How to build a vegetable garden

Are you trying to eat a little healthier this year? Or are you planning to live a more self-sufficient, environmentally friendly lifestyle? Was ‘getting outdoors’ your New Year’s resolution? Planting...

What does the new Clean Air Strategy mean for your wood burner?
15 Jan

What does the new Clean Air Strategy mean for your wood burner?

They’re big news in the interior world, but wood burning stoves and open fires might not be as environmentally friendly as you think. New restrictions will be brought in over...

Make the most of your space with these orangery extension ideas…
11 Jan

Make the most of your space with these orangery extension ideas…

Any extension should offer you additional room while transforming the look of your home. But how can you make the most of your new space? We reveal our top tips...

What is a loggia?
10 Jan

What is a loggia?

Often found attached to grand communal buildings in the Mediterranean, loggias can also be a stunning feature in residential properties, adding an element of theatre and grandeur to the exterior...

A room of their own: 100th women’s rights anniversary
29 Nov

A room of their own: 100th women’s rights anniversary

It’s been 100 years since women won the right to vote, and the anniversary has been marked with a range of commemorative events, exhibitions and cultural projects. To celebrate, we...

Bonfire Night treats
02 Nov

Bonfire Night treats

For those of you who are planning on serving a Firework Night banquet to friends and family this week, we’ve put a collection of Bonfire Night recipes together that will...

All creatures great and small: Emma O’Brennan-Pizer from Wilful Ink
26 Oct

All creatures great and small: Emma O’Brennan-Pizer from Wilful Ink

The brilliant designer behind vibrant British company Wilful Ink talks to us about her creative processes and how she became the master of all things quirky. Inspired by unusual creatures...

Garden lighting tips from Andrew Fisher Tomlin
24 Oct

Garden lighting tips from Andrew Fisher Tomlin

You can still enjoy your garden through the dark winter months with the help of a cleverly designed lighting scheme. We speak to garden designer and RHS Gold Medal winner...

Your autumn garden room maintenance check list
18 Oct

Your autumn garden room maintenance check list

How much maintenance does an orangery or garden room need to keep it looking as good as new? We say that a little bit of care and effort on a...

‘My style is simple and earthy’ – we meet OKA’s Giselle Mannering
27 Sep

‘My style is simple and earthy’ – we meet OKA’s Giselle Mannering

Known for sourcing beautiful and comfortable pieces, British luxury furniture and home accessories retailer OKA champions a unique and bohemian look. We meet their Head of Interior Design and Trade...

Statement rugs are taking centre stage
17 Sep

Statement rugs are taking centre stage

2018 has seen artwork on the walls literally floored by statement rugs, which designers and homeowners alike are now using as a pieces of art in their own right.

5 tips for choosing the right water feature for your garden
06 Sep

5 tips for choosing the right water feature for your garden

We regularly invite design and interiors experts to write for our blog. Here, Haddonstone offer some expert advice on choosing a water feature for your garden.

Ways to maximise light and space within your home
24 Aug

Ways to maximise light and space within your home

When looking for houses or creating housing designs, people rarely prioritise ‘dark and pokey’ in their ‘must-have’ list, and with good reason.

Best summer houseplants for your garden room extensions and orangeries
17 Aug

Best summer houseplants for your garden room extensions and orangeries

Take a look at our recommendations for the best houseplants this summer.

Interior design colour trends 2018: summer recap
13 Aug

Interior design colour trends 2018: summer recap

Having reached and breached the mid-summer’s day point it’s time to look at the colour and interior design trends that have maintained pace in 2018.