Home & Garden

The Style Sisters suggest a seasonal sort-out

Despite the warmer temperatures forecast for this weekend, it’s official: summer is over. The autumnal season has kicked in, which means a big sort out is needed to swap out those summer clothes and bring back our winter woolies. But how do we make the seasonal swap less stressful and more cost efficient?

From the best draw dividers, to nifty shoe hanging racks, professional organisers The Style Sisters, aka Gemma Lily and Charlotte Reddington are here with the tips and tricks to rid us of those wardrobe woes.

A new garden for a new school term

It’s a new term for all of us including the pupils at St George’s school in Bromley.

As they celebrate their 150th anniversary we’ve sent gardening guru Danny Clarke back to the playground to surprise the children with a very special outdoor space.

Must-have back-to-school stationery

With most children starting school next week, back-to-school shopping is in full swing and high on most parent’s priority list is swanky stationery for the little ones.

But just where do you start? From luxury journals and electronic smartbooks, to the best budget buys, Rochelle is here with this year’s must-have back-to-school stationery.

Seventies houseplants are back 🌵

A few short years ago, that old spider plant would have been seen by interior designers as unforgivably retro. Now, 1970s house plants are back in fashion.

From succulents to orchids to the cheese plant, houseplant popularity is growing. The Royal Horticultural Society reported a 50% increase in sales last year, with sales this year up too. The hashtag #plantsofinstagram has been used over 3.5 million times and it’s not just because of how they look.

Houseplants are said to have both mental and physical health benefits - lifting mood, helping with anxiety and depression, and combating pollution.

Our gardener Michael Perry is here with his pick of the bunch, in all of their leafy green glory.