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Death of an estate agent

Does the future of the property market belong online?

Inside Interiors

Bookcase behemoth: an array of Billy bookcases and their creator, Gillis Lundgren

Ikea: Flat pack and fabulous

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Cheap, practical and loved across the globe, Ikea designs have become modern classics. As the ubiquitous Billy bookcase enters its fourth decade, Kate Watson-Smyth asks the experts to select their favourite pieces

Smashing design: piles of old plates await Valerie's hammer

French twist: How one couple brought a touch of the avant-garde to the Languedoc

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Arnaud serpollet has lived in the same house in Uzès in southern France since he was a child. Today, he and his wife Valerie, both antiques dealers, live and work from this remote rural setting – and have transformed the interior of their ancient barn in the Languedoc almost beyond recognition.

Marmite storage tin £4.89. From the vintage kitchen range at the Imperial War Museum, this will add a perfect retro touch to a contemporary kitchen or for those of you with a more retro vibe, it will go with everything

Home interiors: The exhibitionist's shopping list

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Gallery gift shops have a lot more to offer than arty posters and souvenir pencils. By Kate Watson-Smyth

Skulls flock wallpaper by Barbara Hulanicki

Flock it

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Velvety wallpaper is back with a vengeance but not as we know it, reports Annie Deakin

Black and Decker Third Sheet Sander

The ten best power tools

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Chosen by Holly Williams

Billy Jader bookcase from Ikea

BILLY bookcase goes bling

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Turning thirty this month, IKEA’s bestseller gets a funky makeover for limited editions

Surface Tiles (top left and bottom right); B&Q (bottom left); Ripples (top right)

The tiling style files

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Bathroom or kitchen need a new look? Looking for something fresh? Follow these simple steps to wall heaven. By Kate Watson-Smyth

Perfect partnership: Matthew Hilton (left) and Paul Newman

Sitting pretty: Meet the men making designer furniture affordable

Sunday, 27 September 2009

The world of furniture design is built around the same line of division one finds in fashion. On one side are the creations of virtuoso designers, whose unique vision comes with an eye-wateringly expensive price tag. On the other are the mass-market pieces with which those of us with shallower pockets furnish our homes – less expensive and, sadly, often less inspiring.

The 50 best lights

Saturday, 26 September 2009

From chic shades to gardenglobes, Kate Watson-Smythselects the most desirabledesigns to brighten up yourhome this autumn

The bigger the better at London Design Festival: the Tournament by Jamie Hayon

Bigger the better at London Design Festival

Thursday, 17 September 2009

There's no need to register for trade shows to get a piece of London Design Festival - just look to the streets, says Annie Deakin

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