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Home Fragrance: Scented candles to transport you

Home Fragrance: Scented candles to transport you

Home Fragrance: Scented candles to transport you

15 June 2021

We’re craving scents which take us to another time and place. Here are four home fragrances guaranteed to whisk you away. . .


Home Fragrance: Scented candles to transport you

Home Fragrance: Scented candles to transport you

Home Fragrance: Scented candles to transport you

15 June 2021

We’re craving scents which take us to another time and place. Here are four home fragrances guaranteed to whisk you away. . .


Down to Earth: Enjoy a day out with the NGS

Down to Earth: Enjoy a day out with the NGS

Down to Earth: Enjoy a day out with the NGS

09 June 2021

The National Garden Scheme is back and June’s the perfect month to admire someone else’s handiwork, writes Cambridge designer Robert Barker


Win: A £28 letterbox bouquet from Wild Clover, Ely

Win: A £28 letterbox bouquet from Wild Clover, Ely

Win: A £28 letterbox bouquet from Wild Clover, Ely

04 June 2021

To celebrate the launch of Wild Clover Flower Company's new letterbox delivery service, we've got two box bouquets to give away


Gardening: Make a terrarium and plant for wildlife

Gardening: Make a terrarium and plant for wildlife

Gardening: Make a terrarium and plant for wildlife

03 June 2021

Happening this month: Cambridge plant company Small & Green launches a summer workshop series and the RSPB wants us to garden on the wild side


Trend: The latest - and luxe - take on cottagecore

Trend: The latest - and luxe - take on cottagecore

Trend: The latest - and luxe - take on cottagecore

22 May 2021

An elevated take on the mismatched prints and textures of Cottagecore, the look is brought together by luxe touches and a connecting colour scheme


Home Front: How the right light can change a room

Home Front: How the right light can change a room

Home Front: How the right light can change a room

21 May 2021

Cate Burren of Cambridge's Angel and Blume Interior Design discusses the beauty and usefulness of lamps in our homes


Craft: Lockdown start-up masters art of macrame

Craft: Lockdown start-up masters art of macrame

Craft: Lockdown start-up masters art of macrame

18 May 2021

Heydon's Melanie Fowler has turned her love of both crafting and Seventies style into a home-based macrame business


Interiors: Why the new minimalism has a soft touch

Interiors: Why the new minimalism has a soft touch

Interiors: Why the new minimalism has a soft touch

08 May 2021

Its usually hard edges softened by the artful layering of colour and texture, this new take on minimalism balances contemporary with cosy


Win: A preserved bouquet from Shida - worth £49

Win: A preserved bouquet from Shida - worth £49

Win: A preserved bouquet from Shida - worth £49

07 May 2021

The Bury St Edmunds company is giving Velvet readers the chance to win a beautiful hand-tied bouquet of preserved flowers


Book It: Summer flower days at Flourish farm

Book It: Summer flower days at Flourish farm

Book It: Summer flower days at Flourish farm

04 May 2021

Flourish Flower Days are a chance to pick your own blooms and learn how to arrange them (after a home-cooked picnic lunch) on the Hildersham farm


Down to Earth: Gardens are for life, not for show

Down to Earth: Gardens are for life, not for show

Down to Earth: Gardens are for life, not for show

02 May 2021

A garden doesn’t have to be fit for Chelsea Flower Show to be your happy place, writes Cambridge designer Robert Barker


Win: A £90 bundle of My Doris bee accessories

Win: A £90 bundle of My Doris bee accessories

Win: A £90 bundle of My Doris bee accessories

29 April 2021

We've got a beautiful embroidered cushion, purse and keyring to give away, courtesy of the Bury St Edmunds brand


Trends: Brighten up with Pantone's sunny shade

Trends: Brighten up with Pantone's sunny shade

Trends: Brighten up with Pantone's sunny shade

14 April 2021

Described as “a cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity”, Pantone’s second colour of 2021, Illuminating, signals sunnier days ahead


Down to Earth: Spring reminds us to seize the day

Down to Earth: Spring reminds us to seize the day

Down to Earth: Spring reminds us to seize the day

04 April 2021

The natural beauty spring brings is a timely reminder to enjoy the moment, writes Cambridge garden designer Robert Barker


Inspiration: Local florists bring in the spring

Inspiration: Local florists bring in the spring

Inspiration: Local florists bring in the spring

03 April 2021

This year more than ever, spring’s arrival is cause to celebrate. Six of our favourite local florists show us how to bring in nature's beauty


Open Gardens: Top places to see bulbs and blossom

Open Gardens: Top places to see bulbs and blossom

Open Gardens: Top places to see bulbs and blossom

01 April 2021

Brighter forecasts, in terms of both weather and Covid restrictions, means the National Garden Scheme can return this month


Trends: Pantone colour of 2021 is show of strength

Trends: Pantone colour of 2021 is show of strength

Trends: Pantone colour of 2021 is show of strength

31 March 2021

Ultimate Gray was chosen as one of Pantone’s official colours of the year for its ability to ground both interiors and the people who inhabit them


Shop Local: New shoots at Histon's Topiary Tree

Shop Local: New shoots at Histon's Topiary Tree

Shop Local: New shoots at Histon's Topiary Tree

30 March 2021

New home and gift store Topiary Tree is the place to go for interesting and independent brands - and the prettiest Easter decorations


The Inside Story: Get your rooms set for spring

The Inside Story: Get your rooms set for spring

The Inside Story: Get your rooms set for spring

10 March 2021

It’s time to dust off the cobwebs and get your rooms spring-ready, says Georgina Robertson, founder of Cambridge’s COCO Interior Design