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Spiral wine cellars: the hottest trend for high end London homes

You’ve agonised over your grapes, studied the markets and purchased your favourites fine wines – so why hide them away in the basement? A new wave of homeowners in Hampstead, Primrose Hill and St John’s Wood clearly agree and are embracing the trend for glass wine cellars.

5 ways to reduce your heating bills

You could cut your energy bills by a third, or more, with these essential tips to improve the energy efficiency of your home.

How to deal with problem walls

From a fresh coat of paint to wallpaper or even replastering, there are plenty of ways to get rid of an unsightly cracked, chipped or uneven wall.

Home truths: How do you hang (your artworks)?

Prudence has discovered that frames are your friend if you’re art collection errs on the eclectic side, while India’s hesitant to even call her decorative maps and mementoes art.

Heart and soul: How one designer created a family home in just 10 weeks

Interior designer and founder of Ensoul Viki Lander has created a Highgate family home that’s warm, playful and sophisticated at the same time.

South Hampstead ceramics make cameo alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC Sherlock New Year special trailer

With its quirky British design, Ali Miller’s crockery is an obvious fit for the BBC’s Sherlock reboot, which stars Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr John Watson and Sherlock Holmes.

Writing routines: what journalist turned author Susie Steiner can’t live without

Susie Steiner is an author and former editor of the Guardian’s Weekend magazine. Her first novel Homecoming, was published in 2013. Her second, Missing, Presumed, is a crime novel and has sold over 100,000 copies since it was published in February. She lives in West Hampstead with her husband Tom and her sons George and Ben.

Four festive themes for a winter celebration meal

You may choose to slave over a hot stove this Christmas to create the perfect feast, but there’s no need to toil over the table. We’ve asked the experts to dish up top tips for four festive themes. Whether budget or luxury, traditional or bold, there’s no excuse for not serving up in style...

The best Christmas scented candles and home fragrances

Ring the bells, deck the halls and... source the smells! Granted, that last one may not be a traditional festive saying, but perhaps it should be – because room fragrance is now regarded as essential for our homes year-round, and Christmas (and the lead up to the holiday) surely shouldn’t be left out.

Shop of the month: Nostalgic chic at Little Paris

Celebrating its seventh birthday this month, Little Paris is Crouch End’s favourite treasure trove for vintage French homewares and carefully sourced new Parisian designs with interior designer-owner Nicolas Peponnet at the helm.

Home truths: how do you decorate for Christmas?

In the December edition of home truths Prudence is going full camp whilst India is prepping for a handmade holiday season

The 5 best Christmas homes and interiors workshops in Camden

Stuck for an original Christmas gift idea? Why not tap into the new trend for workshops and spend some quality time getting down to DIY with your nearest and dearest

Natural Christmas decorations you can make yourself

There are so many bits and pieces from the garden you can use to make festive decorations, from Christmas tree clippings as a base for traditional wreaths, to variegated holly with berries, crab apples, poppy seedheads, euonymus and cones. Here’s a step by step guide.

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

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