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5 tips for removing walls

If you want to demolish a wall, start by establishing what sort of wall it is.

Rental home decor for grown ups

Renting is no longer for scruffy students and early 20s sharers. The modern yuppie who in days of yore would likely have bought is now just as likely to be renting well into their 30s. Here’s how they can make a temporary abode feel like a grown up home.

The best summer home fragrances on the market

Bring a scent of the summer into your home with these delicious seasonal candles and diffusers.

The interiors must haves in north London’s £45k/month rentals

Forget gold-plated fittings and chintzy opulence; if you want to attract a super high end tenant stick to luxury neutrals and the latest technology for the ultimate stealth wealth look.

Is loads of dirty laundry standing between you and quality family time?

London’s families are losing out on 15 hours of fun to laundry, but luckily there’s a modern technology-enabled solution

Dressing tables for every age and the best products to put on them

No longer the preserve of grannies with silver vanity sets, the dressing table is being reinstated as a patch of sacred personal space with a host of sleek and stylish new designs. We round up the best for all age groups as well as the best beauty products to display on them.

Carnival interiors: Dress your room Rio Olympics style

It’s time for a style samba at home, as Rio puts jungle prints and flamboyant carnival colour on the decor map.

The power of a good shower

Stepping under a cascading shower can be one of the most luxurious feelings in the world. But turning the shower on to be greeted with a pathetic little trickle can be one of the most frustrating and disappointing experiences!

Five alternative wedding gift registry services you need to know about

Don’t subject your marital home to a boring John Lewis list. Here are five alternative - and local - options to suit every north London couple looking to decorate their love nest.

Don’t lose your marbles when it comes to interiors

Stone was tipped as a winner back in 2015, and has amply fulfilled its promise to bring drama, luxury and personality to rooms.

Blind optimism: an online custom blind-making service for DIY cheats

Shamed by a half-finished attempt to make her own curtains, Bridget Galton finds salvation in an online bespoke blind-making service.

Game on: how to bring ace Wimbledon style to your home

Bring centre court tennis style to your interiors with these Wimbledon inspired home decor tips.

On Your Bike: The best bike storage solutions for cyclists’ stylish homes

What’s the biggest problem for north London cyclists? No, it’s not air pollution or left turning lorries but where to keep your bike when you’re not riding it. We round up the best solutions to avoid both theft and grazed shins from battling the bikes in a narrow period property hallway.

Man of the house

Men are showing more interest in decor , inspired by mid 20th century and industrial design

5 tips for planning a patio or deck

Use the long days and warm (hopefully) weather to plan and build your garden patio or decking.

What to buy your north London dad for fathers’ day

What to buy the man who has everything? It’s not as hard as you might think with our fathers’ day gift guide, which has been geographically targeted for north London dads.

Pure and simple white interiors offer a calming retreat

Colour may be cool currently – but if you prefer to dance to a different decor tune, and yearn for light-filled, calm, easy-on-the-eye rooms, then a white palette’s the obvious choice.

Top 5 tips for getting a successful survey

Don’t scrimp on your survey. It’s the biggest thing saving you from a bad buying experience.

How to live like a north London footballer

With Euro 2016 kicking off in Paris this weekend and many north London-dwelling Arsenal and Spurs players heading over to represent their countries, we look at how you can bring a touch of Premier League interiors magic to your own home.

A home inspired by The Sopranos in Hampstead? It’s less unlikely than you’d imagine

Interior designer to Gary Lineker and Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Jo Berryman, shows us around the eclectic revamp of her Hampstead home.

5 tips for fitting blinds perfectly

Everything you need to consider when fitting window blinds, from measuring up, hanging in or outside the window recess, to light leakage.

How to make your own terrarium: a miniature garden under glass

We get in touch with our inner green thumb ahead of the GROW London garden show with a DIY terrarium workshop from London Terrariums.

Bathroom accessories to inject a little spa style without an expensive revamp

Are you living the bathroom dream? The ultimate space for a wash-and-brush-up should also double up as a spoiling home-spa for relaxing – and your room is sadly lacking if it’s not offering both.

The off piste wedding gift guide

Looking to buy a wedding gift that’s not on the list? Here are 17 chic buys that are guaranteed to make any couple supremely happy

Discover the ancient art of Japanese flower arranging

Try ikebana at the London branch of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana’s seventh annual exhibition in Hampstead next weekend

My Favourite Things; Selvedge editor Polly Leonard

Polly Leonard is the founder and editor of Selvedge magazine and opened the sister textiles shop on Archway Road seven years ago. She lives in Highgate with her husband, two teenage children, dog and two cats.

Create a dreamy children’s bedroom with these simple touches

No pressure parents, but your children secretly have big dreams when it comes to their bedrooms. If they could wave a magic wand, they’d be kitted out with tree houses, Narnia-style wardrobes, a slide, swing and a stage – and that’s just for starters.

How to use florals in your interiors, without going overboard

Some floral fans might be guilty of letting petal prints spread through their home like weeds, but there is another, more subtle way, to approach green-fingered decor.

How to buy, use and display studio pottery and ceramics

With The Great Pottery Throwdown captivating viewers across the nation, pottery courses at capacity, and hipsters snapping up vintage studio pieces to display their succulents in and post on Instagram, studio pottery and ceramics are definitely having a moment.

Furniture and tableware for eating outdoors in summer

Make the most of the great out doors and take your meals out on to your garden, patio or balcony.

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