Posts by Category: Françoise's Interiors & Gardens

Keeping up with the Joneses- or doing your own thing!

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Visiting Chelsea is always the highlight of the year for me. There is of course the element of posh gardens and posh people and trying to emulate a certain look. But for me it’s a place where the horticultural greats in the plant world come together to share their passion and it’s not about keeping up with the Joneses but more about gathering ideas and tips to use in your own garden.

Whatever the size of your garden - Part Two

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It’s particularly important when you have a challenging garden. Last time we looked at long and thin gardens as well as sloped gardens and how you can enhance them rather than hide them. This week we look at smaller gardens, gardens that are in the shade as well as kid’s playtime and how to make your garden more private.

Renovate to Sell that House – Bathrooms Part Two!

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So last time we went through the functional stuff that will make a bathroom work with an emphasis on the planning stage of a bathroom re-design. Not the most exciting thing....but it has to be done to ensure that the renovation of your bathroom goes according to plan and on budget as well as look amazing when it’s done.

Renovate to Sell that House – Bathrooms Part One!

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So we are into our New Year – ready to take on 2012 with renewed enthusiasm and perhaps thinking of selling that house. This month we discuss the bathroom. In square footage usually the smallest of the rooms in the house, but one of the most important along with the kitchen and the one that could clinch that deal.

5 Good Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer

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From a white canvas to a beautiful interior - we all aspire to interiors but most of us have no experience, little time and just do not know where to start. Enlisting the help of an Interior Designer can be a fulfilling and inspirational journey that can save you money, time and headache.

A Visit to Sissinghurst Castle Gardens

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This is one of the world’s most famous gardens. Sissinghurst is a 20th century garden which sits within the grounds of an Elizabethan mansion and is the creation of writer and poet Vita Sackville-West and her husband the diplomat and also writer Harold Nicolson.

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