Category: Lifestyle

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...

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...

The Westbury Christmas bouquet
19 Dec

The Westbury Christmas bouquet

Nothing says Christmas quite like a festive flower arrangement. We’ve collaborated with top Essex-based florist Debbie Sharpe of The Flower Room Essex to create The Westbury Christmas Bouquet; a simple...

Christmas canapé recipes by Humphrey Munson
11 Dec

Christmas canapé recipes by Humphrey Munson

‘Tis the season for entertaining, and there’s nothing better than a few tried and tested canapé recipes that are quick, easy and delicious. Louisa Eggleston, the Creative Director at Humphrey...

The royal history of the orangery: a duke & duchess’ choice
30 Nov

The royal history of the orangery: a duke & duchess’ choice

Frogmore Cottage is to become the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, after it is believed the couple were gifted the property by Her Majesty The Queen....

The unrivalled advent calendars for Christmas 2018
27 Nov

The unrivalled advent calendars for Christmas 2018

Once a simple festive tradition for children, the humble advent calendar has seen a complete transformation over the last few years. Gone are the days of opening a little cut-out...

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...

Skulls, jewels and spellbinding flavours: Diggle Chocolates
31 Oct

Skulls, jewels and spellbinding flavours: Diggle Chocolates

A Cordon Bleu-trained chocolatier based in London, Philippa Diggle of Diggle Chocolates creates beautiful artisan truffles. By cleverly combining magical flavours with bewitching designs, Philippa’s chocolates make you feel utterly...

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...

Agnes’ gluten free chocolate brownies
09 Oct

Agnes’ gluten free chocolate brownies

Westbury's very own star baker shares her sumptuous gluten free brownie recipe with us - just in time to get a few practice runs in ready for National Baking Week.

The Antique Emporium of Pimlico – Jamb
03 Oct

The Antique Emporium of Pimlico – Jamb

Known for his passion for old curiosities, eclectic treasures and Palladian architecture, Jamb’s founder Will Fisher restored and sold his first fireplace when he was just 12 years old. We...

‘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.

The talented Mr Lyan
10 Sep

The talented Mr Lyan

With 2018 really shaping up to be the year of sustainability here at Westbury, we look at the work of Ryan Chetiyawardana, the ‘mad botanist’ who has pioneered zero-waste and...

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.