Accessorize your home the Arts and Crafts way

Giving your home the odd touch of Arts and Crafts practicality can create a peaceful haven – but beauty doesn’t lose out in the process. Nell Darby has some great tips on how to add some Arts and Crafts...

Home chic: how to add a Victorian touch to your place

What comes to mind when you think about Victorian homes? It’s likely that you think of clutter, of overly decorated homes with mirrors, photograph frames and trinkets taking up every available surface. Or...

Study the Thirties way

The Thirties was an era of stylish, sophisticated clothes as the decadence of the Twenties flappers gave way to a more sombre era. Likewise, with interiors, the art deco flamboyance of Twenties design...

The Vintage Librarian reviews: Made At Home

This week our Vintage Librarian is reviewing a book full of easy to make home deco sewing projects that require minal sewing skills and will let you add some vintage touches to your home the make do and mend...

Retro coffee tables

Coffee tables – the forgotten furniture of the home interior world, the final resting place of that coffee table book we never bothered to read. For years we've rested our feet, spilt our coffee, and...

Postcards from the past: A snapshot of time

Before the instant gratification of Facebook, mobile phones, e-mails and even before most people had a telephone hooked up in their homes there was the postcard. Not  just holiday souvenirs, in the first half...

Give your old vintage shelves a DIY makeover

Browsing junk shops, antiques markets, and car boot sales, you may be forgiven for never giving that tatty trunk or battered old wardrobe a second glance, but perhaps it's time you looked again. Within those...