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Beyond holly and pine cones: our columnist on the best colours, patterns and accessories
Beautiful vintage titles with which to build a reference library
White or coloured lights? It is all in the mix
Make your nuptials a riot of colour
Your sanctuary for all seasons should be timeless
Why not transform dark hallways with murals?
Bedroom touches make a difference: piles of books and water in a handsome jug
Avoid anything that says ‘trick or treat’ on it, plastic spiders and horrid cupcakes
The FT columnist is putting his stamp on a Cotswolds home. Can this urbanite adapt to rural living?
Half indoor, half out — utilitarian spaces work hard
Winter with a fire roaring is too delicious to imagine
Forget fads like colour-coded spines
The choice is wide — just avoid faddy shades of rose
Pack away as much as you can — other people’s possessions are distracting
Big-budget antique and vintage gifts need careful selection
Five capital locations where dizzying decoration and frantic design collide
Myths, legends — and the odd souvenir will keep the summer vibe alive
When exhibiting your pictures, pay attention to the surroundings
Homely accessories help ‘zhuzh’ up a lacklustre environment.
Think basketware, blankets, Brideshead and Beaton
Keep your eyes on the prize: soon you will be enjoying vongole and a spritz in some darling piazza
When it comes to hedges, the more extravagant the better
Not all versions of the plush fabric are alike
Faux-vintage gadgets and appliances miss the mark
Items can be beautiful and useful at the same time