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Garden Club: How a real Christmas tree can really make the festive period sing

Garden Club: How a real Christmas tree can really make the festive period sing

Garden Club: How a real Christmas tree can really make the festive period sing

02 December 2019

A real Christmas tree brings both festive spirit and the beauty of nature into the house, writes Cambridge garden designer Robert Barker


Home Hub: Welcome to an interiors heaven

Home Hub: Welcome to an interiors heaven

Home Hub: Welcome to an interiors heaven

30 November 2019

Neptune, the stunning home store, is opening a branch in Cambridge.


Festive spirit: How to make a bento-box arrangement

Festive spirit: How to make a bento-box arrangement

Festive spirit: How to make a bento-box arrangement

14 November 2019

Candice Westgate switched a career in big business for So Blooming Beautiful, her own floristry business and tells Alice Ryan why she has no regrets


Christmas: Deck the Halls at The Bauble Barn

Christmas: Deck the Halls at The Bauble Barn

Christmas: Deck the Halls at The Bauble Barn

13 November 2019

Opening this month in Steeple Bumpstead, The Bauble Barn promises to be a magical place to visit, as the team tells Velvet


Garden News with Cambridge designer Robert Barker

Garden News with Cambridge designer Robert Barker

Garden News with Cambridge designer Robert Barker

12 November 2019

Inspired by Derek Jarman’s iconic gravel garden, we should all think of our plot as a private paradise, writes Cambridge designer Robert Barker


Naomi Davies and Dinky Doors are the *perfect* pairing

Naomi Davies and Dinky Doors are the *perfect* pairing

Naomi Davies and Dinky Doors are the *perfect* pairing

29 October 2019

Two of our favourite Cambridge creatives - pen and ink artist Naomi Davies and Dinky Doors - have teamed up to produce a pair of greetings cards.


Advertisement Feature: Welcome to the Pet Palace

Advertisement Feature: Welcome to the Pet Palace

Advertisement Feature: Welcome to the Pet Palace

23 October 2019

Scampers Natural Pet Store in Soham is one of a kind, as Velvet editor Alice Ryan - a long-term customer - explains


Column: Home Front

Column: Home Front

Column: Home Front

17 October 2019

Anyone for a Dry Martini? Cate Burren of Angel and Blume Interior Design considers the art of bar cart


Feels Like Home

Feels Like Home

Feels Like Home

16 October 2019

What's the definition of a treasure trove? Homemade @ The Barn, that's what . . .


How To: Welcome to the Terrarium

How To: Welcome to the Terrarium

How To: Welcome to the Terrarium

12 October 2019

Olivia Judge of The Manor Florist, Burwash Manor, shows us how to create an open terrarium step by step


Interiors: Homing Instinct

Interiors: Homing Instinct

Interiors: Homing Instinct

08 October 2019

Inspired by her Nanna, Sophie Harvey has launched Long Melford’s Stone & Sage. Alice Ryan chats to her


Interiors: On Trend

Interiors: On Trend

Interiors: On Trend

03 October 2019

Here are the five new home trends you need on your radar, writes Taylor Smart of Suffolk home and lifestyle blog TWUSS


Garden News: Garden Club - Down to Earth

Garden News: Garden Club - Down to Earth

Garden News: Garden Club - Down to Earth

29 September 2019

Take a moment to appreciate autumn’s glory, writes Cambridge garden designer Robert Barker


Gardening: An apple a day . . .

Gardening: An apple a day . . .

Gardening: An apple a day . . .

26 September 2019

National Apple Day has been celebrated across the country since 1990. Here are five of the finest events on our patch.


Gardens: Saying it with Flowers

Gardens: Saying it with Flowers

Gardens: Saying it with Flowers

10 September 2019

Cathy Marchant’s Midnight Garden - a half-acre flower farm in Stapleford - has had its busiest year yet. Alice Ryan pays a visit


Interview: Pots of Style with Emma Bridgewater

Interview: Pots of Style with Emma Bridgewater

Interview: Pots of Style with Emma Bridgewater

03 September 2019

Emma Bridgewater’s eponymous homeware brand is now known and loved the world over, as editor Alice Ryan reports


Home Hub: Green Living

Home Hub: Green Living

Home Hub: Green Living

29 August 2019

Open Eco Homes turns 10 this month. as editor Alice Ryan discovers


Arts and Crafts with Camilla Carter

Arts and Crafts with Camilla Carter

Arts and Crafts with Camilla Carter

08 August 2019

Each month, Camilla Carter of Cambridge’s Knitting Needle Lane spotlights a different craft. Next up: flower arranging


Home Front with Angel + Blume

Home Front with Angel + Blume

Home Front with Angel + Blume

08 August 2019

Cate Burren reflects on how to bring harmony to the decorating process, when not all parties are in complete agreement


Garden Club: Down to Earth with Robert Barker

Garden Club: Down to Earth with Robert Barker

Garden Club: Down to Earth with Robert Barker

23 July 2019

Our gardens can be a haven for wildlife as well as plants and people, writes Cambridge designer Robert Barker


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