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  1. An arty photograph of two purple wine glasses and a clear wine glass with a red rim, arranged on a pink background.

    A Guide to the Different Types of Wine Glasses

    Much more than simply an aesthetic consideration, the right glass can make or break your drink. Ensure your favourite tipple is always enjoyed with our useful guide.

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  2. A summery sitting room with ochre walls, a linen sofa and green cushions.

    Sunny Shades Sing in a Hampshire Haven

    Discover how to create your very own summery country retreat as demonstrated in this delightful Hampshire manor house.

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  3. A double bed with a striped headboard with a cream throw and an orange stripe pillow. A dark wooden bedside table beside.

    The Best British Boltholes for a Romantic Escape

    From Aller Dorset to Wilderness Reserve’s newest addition, discover five of the best UK hotels and staycation spots for a weekend away in the country.

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  4. A garden furniture set sits in front of a stone-coloured country house

    A Landscape Designer's Guide to the Perfect Garden

    Alasdair Cameron, founder of landscape design company Cameron, shares his essential tips for designing an outdoor space.

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  5. An array of decorative home accents and a vase with long faux stems on top of a mantlepiece. A large mirror hung on the wall behind.

    Luxury Housewarming Gifts Everyone Will Appreciate

    Are you looking for the perfect gift for new homeowners? We have a whole host of advice for buying presents that will be as useful as they are exciting.

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  6. A coastal apartment in Greece with two deck chairs looking out over the sea.

    A Travel Guide to Greece’s Hidden Gems

    Forget honeymoon hotspots and buzzing beach clubs – the best of Greece’s islands and coastline is found beyond the well-trodden path, says travel writer Kate Lough.

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  7. A wooden desk and chair sitting against an exposed brick wall.

    Emma Diaz on How to Use Colour in Your Home

    The colour consultant shares her expert tips, from decorating with primary hues to the science behind different shades.

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  8. Sue Jones is sitting on a window bench, wearing a blazer, white shirt and blue jeans. She is looking out of the window, and a book is open in front of her.

    Tales of OKA with Sue Jones

    We come home to meet with our co-founder and creative director, discovering the origins of the brand we know and love today.

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  9. Camilla Clark is wearing a black and white polka dot dress, sitting on the arm of a natural colored accent chair with her legs crossed.

    Albion Nord on Embracing Biophilic Interior Design

    Reap the aesthetic and wellbeing rewards of bringing the outside in with advice from the design studio’s Creative Director, Camilla Clarke.

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