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Get your home ready for autumn with a seasonal makeover

Reflect the glowing colours of autumn – rich browns and reds – in decor, for a truly seasonal look.

Comment: the September issue of what to do with a north-facing room

As the nights draw in, people start wondering how to brighten up their north-facing homes once again. But is it harder to sell a north-facing house and should you buy one?

Up the walls: watch the Fromental craftsmen at work

The Fromental Framed Fragments show is an opportunity to watch a master at work, and to take home some wall art of your own

Shop of the month: Ecora in Belsize Park

Ecora is an England’s Lane eco-flooring specialist with a showroom stuffed with ethical homewares and handmade pieces from independent suppliers says co-director Jeandré du Toit.

Shed heaven: a luxury space with all mod cons where you rest, work, or play

No longer for rusty tools and forgotten bikes, a fancy shed is the new must-have for any garden. You just need to decide which family member gets the monopoly on its use.

What’s on in north London this September 2016?

From shopping for antiques to eyeing up new interiors trends or discovering experimental design and hidden architecture, here’s what’s on in north London this month for interiors and design fans.

Our pick of the interiors and gardening books out in September 2016

There’s an array of new tomes full of inspiring north London homes and gardening for you to display on your coffee table or flick through for autumn inspiration.

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

Carly Madhvani of NW3 Interiors shares her favourite places in Hampstead to spend time and get inspiration for her interior design business.

5 of the best places to buy stationery in north London

Get back to school (or your desk) in style with the best in covetable office ware from these north London outlets. Whether a brand new notebook, resplendent with possibility, or a set of freshly sharpened pencils arranged just so, there’s something super satisfying about new stationery.

Student digs: seven tips for styling out your university accommodation

Your students halls needn’t be depressing. Read our budget friendly guide to turning your rented room from blah to brilliant

East Finchley African art expert shows us the highlights of his collection

David Malik lives in East Finchley with his wife and young child. He is currently studying for a PhD in African Art History at SOAS and the V and A as well as dealing in African art. He specialises in work from central Africa, in particular the Democratic Republic of Congo and also from Sierra Leone. He discusses four of his favourite pieces that he will be selling at Tribal Art London.

Live in celebrity style in NW5

Fancy living like the fashion elite? Well now you can claim a little of David Bowie, Paul Smith and Yasmin and Simon le Bon’s interior decor style in this Dartmouth Park house.

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.

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