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Open Plan Living – the Dominant Design Trend Rendering Walls Redundant

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Some say it’s had its peak, but open plan designs are still staggeringly popular. Luke Rix-Standing ponders the appeal of blurring room boundaries. There are exceptions to every rule, but we’d guess the phrase ‘open plan’ mostly conjures images of a modern, minimalist apartment in whitewashed monochrome, dotted with oddly-shaped furniture from the darkest corners … Read moreOpen Plan Living – the Dominant Design Trend Rendering Walls Redundant

24/06/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design | full article

What is Horticultural Therapy and Who can Benefit from it?

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Studies have found that gardening and garden environments can offer a host of physical and mental health benefits. Hannah Stephenson finds out more. Getting outside among plants and nature can work wonders for the body and soul – and garden designer Michelle Brandon is a firm believer in the benefits of a good gardening fix. … Read moreWhat is Horticultural Therapy and Who can Benefit from it?

24/06/2019 | Categories: lifestyle | full article

Tv’s Lorraine Kelly and George Clarke Reveal 2 Key Ways to Create Extra Space at Home

Lorraine Kelly transformed an unused conservatory, while George Clarke created a garden office. Gabrielle Fagan takes a look. Who hasn’t felt at times that their home is shrinking? Growing kids, shifting towards working from home, or just having too much stuff can all make it seem like the walls are closing in. Don’t despair though … Read moreTv’s Lorraine Kelly and George Clarke Reveal 2 Key Ways to Create Extra Space at Home

24/06/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design | full article

3 Ways to make a Splash with Seaside Style this Summer

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Ride decor’s most enduring wave and conjure a cool coastal sanctuary. Gabrielle Fagan channels her inner beachcomber to source beautiful beachy buys. The decor tide has come in, and brought with it one of our favourite ever looks – seaside style. Evoking a serene landscape of sandy beaches and blue water in your home will … Read more3 Ways to make a Splash with Seaside Style this Summer

13/06/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design | full article

Rose Wines are Blossoming -8 of the Prettiest Pinks for Summer Soirees

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The rose revolution is gathering pace – and pink is the new prosecco, says Sam Wylie-Harris. Nothing signals summer like a gleaming glass of rose. And chances are, if you’re a serious rose lover, you’ll be dipping into a pretty pink palette come rain or shine. Far from frivolous, Provencal pinks, with their pale assets, … Read moreRose Wines are Blossoming -8 of the Prettiest Pinks for Summer Soirees

12/06/2019 | Categories: lifestyle | full article

Preview New Detached House For Sale In Hampshire

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This is a preview of plot 11 at Winchfield View by Sunningdale House Developments, one of the most exciting high quality individual new homes collections to reach the market in 2019. There are 11 new build home and 8 distinctive house designs, all built to a high specification. today were going to take a closer … Read morePreview New Detached House For Sale In Hampshire

06/06/2019 | Categories: house hunting , lifestyle , New Homes , property , Video Marketing | full article

7 Decor Updates to Make your Home Sizzle with Style this Summer

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Want to transform your rooms into super sunny spots? Gabrielle Fagan reveals some mini decor projects and best buys. Your home’s interior can be as sunny as you like, no matter the weather – all it takes is a few simple, budget-friendly updates and best buys. Indulge in the sweetness of the season with sugary … Read more7 Decor Updates to Make your Home Sizzle with Style this Summer

04/06/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design , lifestyle | full article

Carol Klein Spills the Secrets of the Top British Gardens – So You can Copy their Success

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As her new Channel 5 series Great British Gardens begins, TV garden expert Carol Klein offers tips from the head gardeners who tend them. TV plantswoman Carol Klein has spoken to head gardeners and owners of four of Britain’s most glorious gardens to find out how they achieve such amazing results – and is now … Read moreCarol Klein Spills the Secrets of the Top British Gardens – So You can Copy their Success

04/06/2019 | Categories: garden design , Interior Design , lifestyle | full article

Father’s Day: 10 Great Gifts for the Green Fingered Types

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From new gloves and accessories to the latest high-tech tools, Hannah Stephenson rounds up her top picks for plant-loving dads. Want to treat your dad to a gardening gift he’ll enjoy on Father’s Day and beyond? Whether it’s a plant, a patio pick-me-up or a shiny new power tool, here are 10 of the best… … Read moreFather’s Day: 10 Great Gifts for the Green Fingered Types

04/06/2019 | Categories: garden design , home , lifestyle | full article

Property Preview – For Sale in Fleet Hampshire

Neo-Gerogian property for sale Fleet Hampshire McCarthy Holden estate agents

See the video tour above This is a preview of a distinctive property with elegant Neo-Georgian architectural styling, set in wonderful tree fringed grounds and situated in one of Fleet’s premier locations close to the town centre and mainline station. Due to the open market any day, the property provides  stunning space on a vast … Read moreProperty Preview – For Sale in Fleet Hampshire

24/05/2019 | Categories: house hunting , House Market , Interior Design , property , Uncategorized , Video Marketing | full article

Play with the Power of Pink for Punchy Settings at Home

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Gabrielle Fagan catches up with the The Pink House’s Emily Murray, to discover how to harness the prettiest colour of the rainbow. Once cast aside as ‘girly’, the colour pink is fast shaping up to be the hottest shade for interiors. Sugary pinks through to snazzy scarlets, pretty peaches and even funky neons are the … Read morePlay with the Power of Pink for Punchy Settings at Home

21/05/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design , lifestyle | full article

Innovative, Eco-Friendly and Smart: Check Out the Gardening Products of the Year

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From eco-friendly home composters to super quick pizza ovens and inventive garden lighting, we look at 7 garden products of the year. Want a composter with a difference? Or a light that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker? Or even a pot or seed tray made from bamboo? These are just some of the finalists for … Read moreInnovative, Eco-Friendly and Smart: Check Out the Gardening Products of the Year

15/05/2019 | Categories: garden design , home , Interior Design | full article

13 Fab Floral Finds to Spruce up your Space for Summer

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Channel some RHS Chelsea Flower Show magic with some blooming marvellous home accessories. Sam Wylie-Harris reveals her pick of the bunch. Fashions and trends may come and go – but year in, year out, the world’s most famous horticultural event never fails to spark us all to have a spring fling and take inspiration from … Read more13 Fab Floral Finds to Spruce up your Space for Summer

15/05/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design , lifestyle | full article

Dream of Owning a Walk-in Wardrobe? Here’s How to Make it Happen

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As far as home-improvements go, walk-in closets are certainly a luxury – but that doesn’t mean you can’t seriously consider it. By Luke Rix-Standing. When considering a property, for most of us, walk-in closets are probably not at the forefront of our minds. Not that we don’t like the idea of them – but they’ve … Read moreDream of Owning a Walk-in Wardrobe? Here’s How to Make it Happen

15/05/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design | full article

Open Day Invitation To View New Homes In Eversley Hampshire

We’re on site tomorrow Saturday 4th May between 10am and 3pm, so this is an ideal opportunity to view the stunning new homes by Aspire in Eversley Hampshire. The site is easy to find by using postcode RG27 0PA and / or having a look at the map below. Telephone our Hartley Wintney branch on … Read moreOpen Day Invitation To View New Homes In Eversley Hampshire

03/05/2019 | Categories: house hunting , lifestyle , New Homes , property | full article