Category: Advice

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.

Save the bees – it’s time to take action
09 Aug

Save the bees – it’s time to take action

Through the cross-pollination that occurs as they collect nectar from flower to flower, bees play a pivotal part in the world’s eco-system, taking responsibility for at least one third of...

Orangery and garden room interior design ideas
23 Jul

Orangery and garden room interior design ideas

The ultimate installation in space and light allows you to break away from interior norms.

Will the St Swithin’s Day prophecy disrupt the hot summer of 2018?
15 Jul

Will the St Swithin’s Day prophecy disrupt the hot summer of 2018?

Westbury investigates this 1,000-year-old legend and advises on what to do to ensure your conservatory/garden room/orangery stays beautifully comfortable no matter what the weather brings.

Tips on how to gain successful planning permission
01 Jun

Tips on how to gain successful planning permission

Westbury’s guide to navigating your way through the red tape.

Incorporating smart lighting into your home & garden
30 May

Incorporating smart lighting into your home & garden

In our latest guest blog post, Lighting Direct give their expert advice on how smart lighting can transform the way you use lighting in your home and garden.