Home & Garden

That Seventies Revival

Filtering out pollutants and purifying the air, houseplants offer a chance to re-engage with nature, as well as an ever-growing community online, says Elly West...

Interiors: A room
of one’s own

Why do we decorate? The use of an exotic paint shade, the creative upcycling of an antique chair or the choice of a black quartz kitchen must be about expressin...

Gardening: Autumn Glow

Now is the best time to plant many trees and shrubs, says Elly West. Get them in the soil while it’s still warm to give them the best start for next season T...

Gardens: Small but perfectly formed

Elly West has plenty of tips for good garden design in a limited city space Most of my adult years have been spent in London, where any kind of garden is a l...

Churches: Diving Living

They’re few and far between, says Serena Ralston, but wouldn’t it be a dream to live in one of the beautiful old churches being transformed into residential pro...

Gardening: The Little Extras

A well-maintained garden is said to add between five and 20 per cent to a property’s value and it’s an investment that literally grows, says Elly West Summer...

Gardening: Fabulous Fuschias

Elly West firmly believes there’s a place for this divisive bloom in contemporary border schemes Usually associated with exuberant summer bedding schemes and...