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Win: A *beautiful* preserved bouquet - worth £68

Win: A *beautiful* preserved bouquet - worth £68

Win: A *beautiful* preserved bouquet - worth £68

25 April 2022

We've teamed up with Shida, the preserved bloom brand based in Bury, to give away a stunning spring bouquet


Down to Earth: After darkness comes the light

Down to Earth: After darkness comes the light

Down to Earth: After darkness comes the light

24 April 2022

In the garden as in life, we have to go through dark times in order to see the light, writes Cambridge designer Robert Barker


Gardens: Be inspired (and buy) at Wyken plant fair

Gardens: Be inspired (and buy) at Wyken plant fair

Gardens: Be inspired (and buy) at Wyken plant fair

17 April 2022

A chance to shop for plants and crafts while touring a must-see private garden, Wyken Plants & Crafts Fair also supports a good eco cause


Event: Visit a chic French brocante - in Suffolk

Event: Visit a chic French brocante - in Suffolk

Event: Visit a chic French brocante - in Suffolk

16 April 2022

The Boule-in Spring Fête brings an authentic French brocante to the heart of Suffolk this month. Time to browse (and buy). . .


How To: Make gilded mini egg planters for Easter

How To: Make gilded mini egg planters for Easter

How To: Make gilded mini egg planters for Easter

15 April 2022

Bring in the spring and get set to celebrate Easter by turning a clutch of eggshells into miniature gilded planters. Jen Rich shows us how


Gardens: Best places to see spring blossom

Gardens: Best places to see spring blossom

Gardens: Best places to see spring blossom

13 April 2022

Few sights lift spirits like spring blossom. Velvet finds four of the best blossom spots in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire


Inside Story: Decorate with nature this spring

Inside Story: Decorate with nature this spring

Inside Story: Decorate with nature this spring

12 April 2022

COCO Interior Design's Georgina Robertson shows us how following nature’s patterns can produce a singularly calming space


Homes: Behind the scenes with Bury's House of Bo

Homes: Behind the scenes with Bury's House of Bo

Homes: Behind the scenes with Bury's House of Bo

04 April 2022

Jenny Alton, founder of new Bury St Edmunds interior design brand House of Bo, is creating spaces which are as beautiful to live in as look at


Ad: Refresh home and garden with top local brands

Ad: Refresh home and garden with top local brands

Ad: Refresh home and garden with top local brands

30 March 2022

Spring is the perfect time to breathe fresh air into both home and garden. Velvet finds seven of the best local suppliers for the job


Win: An Easter wreath from Love Lane Ely worth £40

Win: An Easter wreath from Love Lane Ely worth £40

Win: An Easter wreath from Love Lane Ely worth £40

29 March 2022

Filled with spring flowers and speckled eggs, this wreath is the perfect Easter decoration - and we've got one to give away


Home Front: Organise your closet (and your life)

Home Front: Organise your closet (and your life)

Home Front: Organise your closet (and your life)

21 March 2022

Cate Burren of Angel and Blume Interior Design reflects on the restorative power of organising your wardrobe


Greener Living: Top planet-positive places to shop

Greener Living: Top planet-positive places to shop

Greener Living: Top planet-positive places to shop

18 March 2022

Alice Ryan meets the brains behind four local home brands, all founded on a desire to provide eco switches that are easy, affordable and effective


How To: Turn an old pallet into a herb planter

How To: Turn an old pallet into a herb planter

How To: Turn an old pallet into a herb planter

12 March 2022

In this extract from her new book Pallet Style, local upcycling legend Nikkita Palmer shows us how to make a herb box planter


New: Cambridge brand Nara sells timeless style

New: Cambridge brand Nara sells timeless style

New: Cambridge brand Nara sells timeless style

07 March 2022

New homeware brand Nara Cambridge is the place to go for pieces which are both fresh and forever, as found Alexandra Bishop tells Velvet


Down to Earth: Embracing wildlife in the garden

Down to Earth: Embracing wildlife in the garden

Down to Earth: Embracing wildlife in the garden

06 March 2022

Whether you’re feeding the birds or planting your borders, instead of trying to coax exotics into your garden, embrace the species which thrive there


Homes: Learn how to design your own interiors

Homes: Learn how to design your own interiors

Homes: Learn how to design your own interiors

28 February 2022

Founder of Saffron Walden interior design company The Emerald Lounge Jana Robinson is hosting a full-day masterclass at Duxford's The Lodge this month


Interiors: Making a house an eco-friendly home

Interiors: Making a house an eco-friendly home

Interiors: Making a house an eco-friendly home

23 February 2022

As Ryan Windsor, co-founder of Cambridge architecture firm WindsorPatania, tells Velvet, sustainable home design is both age-old and on-trend


Win: A £250 planet-friendly home and pamper hamper

Win: A £250 planet-friendly home and pamper hamper

Win: A £250 planet-friendly home and pamper hamper

22 February 2022

Debenham's Ruby and the Angel ECO is giving Velvet readers the chance to win the ultimate greener-living gift: a hamperful of home and pamper products


Interiors: Olive & Olive brings world design home

Interiors: Olive & Olive brings world design home

Interiors: Olive & Olive brings world design home

15 February 2022

Travelling in Africa and Asia honed Karen Sisterson’s eye for interior design - and inspired her to set up a new online Saffron Walden boutique


Events: Three top Cambridge snowdrop gardens

Events: Three top Cambridge snowdrop gardens

Events: Three top Cambridge snowdrop gardens

09 February 2022

Three local plots are opening via the National Garden Scheme to showcase their snowdrop collections this month. Velvet enjoys a preview