The first weekend in December is probably the earliest you can buy your tree and expect it to last until the end of Christmas. Here’s what you need to consider before you do.
Meet Hexagon Classics, the husband and wife team hoping to create a design destination in the hinterland between their home in Highgate, Bishops Avenue and East Finchley.
It can be a good idea to buy a home in up and coming areas. However, if you’re concerned about resale values, be careful not to spend more on a property than it’s worth. Here’s how to avoid falling into the trap
This holiday give yourself or a loved one the gift of a beautiful handmade wreath with a workshop to suit every budget
Working on a listed property can be tricky, but interior designer Hazel Collins knows just how to transform a period property into the perfect London pied-à-terre
A wreath is a traditional Christmas decoration, designed to add a festive welcome to your front door, or even to use as a seasonal centrepiece inside. Here’s how to make your own at home or at a workshop.
Polly Leonard of Selvedge in Highgate gives her tips on how to rediscover the true magic of Christmas by eschewing rampant consumerism and embracing the crafted and homemade. Call it the anti-Trump effect
Here are some tips to make it work in the best possible way, from dividing the space to making the most of the bathrooms.
For a new generation of urban gardeners, plants have become a social affair. Meet the Hampstead-based founders of RoCo and authors of a new house plant guide to find out more.
Tanyth Thompson, interior designer and showroom manager of Living in Space on England’s Lane in Belsize Park, shares her favourite places in and around north London.
Food futurologist Dr Morgaine Gaye predicts how, and more importantly why, our food and our kitchens will be radically different in the not-so-distant future
It’s time to be brave and unleash your wild side, and let lions, tigers and even bears loose in your home.
With a new home in Perrins Court, Maud and Mabel offers an oasis of pared back charm in high-gloss Hampstead, helmed by former fashion stylist and gallery assistant Karen Whiteley
Not just for hotels, cylinder-based hot water systems can be ideal for family homes, because they allow more than one person to use heated water at once. Here’s how to choose one.
Bring the fun of fireworks night into your living space with our edit of the six most stylish home wares guaranteed to keep you toasty through a night of gunpowder, treason and plot.
A piecemeal approach to interior decorating combined with a skilful eye have helped photographer Christina Wilson balance character and style in her family home in Camden, which she shares with her husband, broadcaster Robert Elms, and the youngest of their three children.
Rachel Winham Interior Design on how they created a bespoke show home in Kidderpore Green - plus tips for decorating with grey
Whether you’re renovating your kitchen or updating the bathroom it pays to plan carefully and pick your projects to add as much value as possible to your home.
From trollopey plants to the history of that particular shade you’ve painted your hallway (and what to call it) here are four of the best homes and garden books for October 2016
A half term Halloween is the perfect time to get crafty with children. Here are six spooky projects for you to try at home.
Living space comes at a premium, and if you’ve been hoarding all summer then autumn’s the perfect time to declutter and make space for the things that will not only complement your lifestyle, but create a sense of order.
Finding each other has helped one group of north London makers collaborate and launch new businesses from humble hobbies. Now Muswell Hill Creatives are going on tour. Catch them at a craft fair near you this autumn.
Opened four and half years ago, interiors shop Future and Found has become something of a pioneer in the Tufnell Park independent design, homewares and interiors gifts scene.
Dropping temperatures and dark nights mean summer days are gone, but rather than lamenting their passing, focus instead on creating wicked winter rooms.
In our new column Prudence reminisces about the raucous warehouse share of her twenties, and India ponders the short lives of basil plants
Everything you need to know about the Danish secret to happiness - and how to find your own slide of hygge in north London.
Whether it’s to give your dinner parties the edge or just to add pleasure to a simple supper, new tableware is a relatively cheap update for your home. Here are five of our favourite places to buy plates, bowls and serveware.
Walls have never been so spoilt, with an ever-growing range of designs and effects made possible by modern digital techniques. Wallpaper experts reveal their wall wisdom and a guide to trends for now and the year ahead.
Dave Benett, 58, is a showbiz photographer who has photographed everyone from Princess Diana and Nelson Mandela to Brad Pitt and Kim Kardashian. He lives in Golders Green with his wife Rosann.
Don’t let a dark room get you down. These five tips are sure to brighten up any room