Vintage wooden scissors (French ‘Atelier de Couture’ sign, c1940), 126 x 64 x 2.Antiqued mirrored glass ‘Square Versailles Mirror’, 46cm square x 6cm, £75, from Oka.

I think rugs should sit quietly and make everything else in the room look wonderful,’ says the carpet designer Sandy Jones.Now, her designs are taking centre stage in a retrospective selling exhibition from May 14 to June 14 at the Afridi Gallery, SW3, which specialises in twentieth-century design and antique carpets.

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A farmhouse restored with soul by Maria Speake of Retrouvius Country A farmhouse restored with soul by Maria Speake of Retrouvius A Television Centre apartment designed by Retrouvius and Bella Freud News A Television Centre apartment designed by Retrouvius and Bella Freud The London home of Henrietta Courtauld of The Land Gardeners remodelled by Retrouvius City The London home of Henrietta Courtauld of The Land Gardeners remodelled by Retrouvius A London house layered with history by Maria Speake of Retrouvius, our 2019 Interior Designer of the Year Houses by Maria Speake of Retrouvius our 2019 Designer of the Year A London house layered with history by Maria Speake of Retrouvius, our 2019 Interior Designer of the Year A flat in London's iconic Barbican Centre transformed by Retrouvius Houses A flat in London's iconic Barbican Centre transformed by Retrouvius Kitchen case study: an ode to reclaimed wood Kitchen Case Studies Kitchen case study: an ode to reclaimed wood By Emily Senior

If you want to make your mark on sustainable eating then growing your own beans is the way to do it ‘The nitrogen-fixing roots of beans leave soil in good health.’ Photograph: Alamy I rattle a glass jar of black beans and take the last handful out to plant again.

Plus how to get rid of aphids organically, and learn about garden wildlife at RHS Hyde Hall Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’: has a compact form.The cultivar ‘Aztec Pearl’ has finer foliage and a compact form.

From May 11-19 visitors will have the unique opportunity to see inside our rare collection of cabinets.To view the cabinets the house will be open 12-4pm daily, last entry 3.

Tehillim De Waal's work spreads across the city, from the historic Jewish ghetto to the San Marco district.The first piece, titled 'Tehillim' (meaning 'psalm' in Hebrew) is in the ghetto and Edmund is the first contemporary artist to exhibit within this area of the city.

Wooden wall panelling is an excellent way to add personality to a room and it does not have to cost the earth.If you're looking for panelling for your own house, we recommend the following stockists.

And Rothko’s former studio at 222 Bowery is somewhere near the top of the list.Adrian Wilson 222 Bowery was originally built in 1884 in a Romanesque Revival–style of architecture.

Ten years ago HRH The Prince of Wales lauched The Campaign for Wool, designed to promote awareness of the positive aspects of this age-old material.Many synthetic fabrics can have disastrous effects on the natural world, with their fibres shedding during washing cycles, and making their way into lakes, oceans, and water supplies.

Maria Speake of reclamation experts Retrouvious shares four essential tips to guide the process of any reclaimed flooring installation1 Although people worry about laying reclaimed wood flooring over underfloor heating, it is totally possible.Stick to either parquet or strip flooring, because small blocks are more sturdy than long and wide boards.

You will need 14 x bobbin spindles, 35 x 4cm diameter; 14 x bobbin spindles, 30 x 4cm diameter; 4 x finials; and 4 x bun feet; £109.92 for the set in pine, from Dave Dalby Woodturning 5 x MDF planks, 180 x 35 x 2.

In 1958, a team of archaeologists descended on Stonehenge, the mysterious formation of rocks in southern England, to excavate the site and repair one of the toppled structures.Unbeknownst to anyone, Robert Phillips, an employee of the diamond-cutting company, quietly pocketed one of the cores, and would go on to proudly display it in a plastic tube in his office and home.

The one thing my friends ask for are good suggestions for lighting, so I am continually looking for lampshades.I have yet to send them this guy from Dunelm, but I think it is as cute as a button.

Finding a house that survived the latter portion of the century with its original architectural details intact is a prize indeed.William Wilson: Architectural Mouldings This Lancashire-based company has restored plasterwork in everything from churches and town halls to castles and country houses for the past 20 years.

This project required a different approach to Maria's usual one, which normally begins with addressing spatial and structural elements.On the landing of this renovated farmhouse, reclaimed gym floorboards form a mosaic on the walls and a door leading to the attic.

and famed contemporary art expert and auctioneer.”Eleven works from the expansive and groundbreaking collection of Newhouse, the late American media mogul and longtime Condé Nast chairman, will be offered this May in Christie’s Modern and Contemporary Art auctions.

But in the end, like her clients, 'they are amazed and proud of what they have achieved.There is certainly nothing shabby about Maria's way with salvage; rather, huge amounts of style and creativity.

Latest news and comment on Sydney 9 May 2019 'We're fighting for the same spaces': Are lockout laws killing Sydney's queer culture?It’s no secret Sydney’s nightlife has suffered under NSW laws, but artists like William Yang say the effect on LGBT spaces has been particularly profound Published: 7:00 PM 'We're fighting for the same spaces': Are lockout laws killing Sydney's queer culture?
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