How to buy the perfect Christmas tree

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.

The East Finchley car showroom adding an unexpected new product to the range

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.

How to add value to a property without spending too much money

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

Top 3 north London Christmas wreath making workshops to try this December

This holiday give yourself or a loved one the gift of a beautiful handmade wreath with a workshop to suit every budget

Warm and white: comfortable living in a Regency terrace home

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

How to make a Christmas wreath

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.

How to have a handmade Christmas

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

Could you live with several generations of your family under the same roof?

Here are some tips to make it work in the best possible way, from dividing the space to making the most of the bathrooms.

Cactus creatives: the Hampstead duo showing us how to spread the succulent love

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.

My Secret Address Book: Where do north London’s style makers hang out?

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.

Kitchen predictions: how will we eat in the future?

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

Take a walk on the wild side with safari-style interiors

It’s time to be brave and unleash your wild side, and let lions, tigers and even bears loose in your home.

Shop of the month: Clay, cloth and wood in Hampstead’s handmade heart

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

How to choose a hot water cylinder

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.

Burning inspiration: bonfire night interiors ideas for your home

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.

The evolution of a Camden town house

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.

Liveable luxury: comfort and glamour in Caulfield House

Rachel Winham Interior Design on how they created a bespoke show home in Kidderpore Green - plus tips for decorating with grey

How can I add value to my home

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.

Four of the best interiors and gardening books released this October 2016

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

DIY no carve pumpkin projects to decorate your home for Halloween

A half term Halloween is the perfect time to get crafty with children. Here are six spooky projects for you to try at home.

Storage wars: how to create useful, versatile and stylish storage

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.

Add a touch of craft to your home thanks to your north London neighbours

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.

Shop of the month: Future and Found in Tufnell Park

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.

Hunker down in a cosy autumn interior

Dropping temperatures and dark nights mean summer days are gone, but rather than lamenting their passing, focus instead on creating wicked winter rooms.

Home truths: the realities of a London house share

In our new column Prudence reminisces about the raucous warehouse share of her twenties, and India ponders the short lives of basil plants

The Hampstead guide to hygge

Everything you need to know about the Danish secret to happiness - and how to find your own slide of hygge in north London.

5 of the best places to buy tableware 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.

Wallpaper trends for 2017

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.

Where the magic happens: what can’t celebrity photographer Dave Benett work without?

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.

How can I make a dark room look lighter?

Don’t let a dark room get you down. These five tips are sure to brighten up any room

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