It’s cold, wet and frankly disgusting weather outside at the moment, so when it comes to decorating your living room, you need a cosy, comfy warm-feeling space you can curl up in and hibernate (but that will still look fresh and stylish in the summertime too). This was the brief I stuck to when I created the above living room scheme which appeared in Notebook magazine (the very excellent supplement that comes…

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If there’s something I love as much as cushions, it’s teatowels (I know, I don’t get out much!). So, when I saw this little beauty, printed with all the faces from fab retro board game Guess Who? for £7.95 at Prezzybox.com, I just couldn’t resist adding it to my collection. Why? Maybe it’s because it was the only game I ever beat my little brother at (okay, so I admit I had…

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The problem with most vacuum cleaners is that they’re bulky, heavy… and if like me you store them under the stairs, they involve a lot of faffing about before you get anywhere near the dust you’re trying to bust. And handheld ones aren’t much better. While they’re lighter, smaller and more portable than ones with cords; they have such a feeble amount of suction you often end up getting the bigger model…

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I’m so gutted BBC’s Sherlock (starring the utterly brilliant Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, above) has finished, I’ve decided to deck out my living room in tweed, wear my coat collar permanently turned up; and start drinking tea from dainty china cups in homage. Not really. But I have compiled a selection of goodies you could buy to get a little of Sherlock’s style. Besides, tweed is very ‘now’, you know… Below: Tea is Wisdom…

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