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  • Haute not hippie

    Shop with a conscience. New interiors store, Field & Hawken, is committed to saving the planet in style. Here are 5 eco-luxe brands you need in your life right now.

  • Win a place on Gee Cartwright’s Spice Route Cookery Demo

    Take a culinary tour of Japan, Indonesia, India and the lands of the Middle East and create dishes full of zing and aroma.

  • New year, new garden

    Outside space looking a bit 'meh'? Yup, mine too. Time to hatch a plan to jazz up that jardin with these 5 tips!

  • 15 Collingwood is just ‘fabulous’

    Beautiful mid-century and modern movement design classics mixed with industrial and reproduction furniture, it's all high quality, but most notably (to Philistine Muddy at least), it's VERY affordably priced.

  • Moving to Warks?

    Meet Jayne Horton - the Warwickshire & Midlands own answer to Kirsty and Phil.

  • Light up your life

    ... well, your living room at least. Here's our bumper edit of the best scented candles on the block. Perfect for gifts and, er, self-gifting.

  • Cook *this* at the weekend!

    Here's a scrumptious Donna Hay weekend lunch recipe for you - and a chat with the super-chef herself. If we ask nicely, will she cook it too?

  • Soup for the soul

    A hearty soup recipe to warm you up this winter from Leicestershire born food writer, cook, stylist and presenter Jo Pratt.

  • Somerset’s property hotspots

    Pretty countryside, quirky towns, good schools, fab properties – just some of the reasons Somerset's become a great place to live

  • Here comes Bonfire Night!

    Remember remember the 5th of November? Any excuse for a party, we say - here's our Bonfire Night styling inspo for those who are having a bash. Just add sparklers.

  • secret messages bright blue green and pink botanical print cushions

    Gotta Have It

    You've been asking us about these brill botanical cushions, so here are the deets! Secret Messages is Buckingham is our happy place for this kinda thing.

  • How’s it Hanging?

    Pull yourself together (boom boom!) and read on for the best ways to frame that pane on a budget, courtesy of The Curtain Emporium.

  • Moving to the country?

    Leaving the big smoke and looking for that oh-so-perfect house in the country? We at Muddy are here to help!

  • Gardening for Dummies

    Sow, mow, rake! Easy tips to keep your garden in shape throughout October - no experience required...

  • country house for sale somerset

    Play property flirt

    It's mahoosive, magnifcent and a stunning mix of old and new but aha my little snoops: can you guess the price?

  • vine wrapped arbour white flowers patio

    Perfect landscape

    We here at Muddy are renowned gardening divs. (Is that a weed or a plant? Erm, dunno.) But even we can get on board with The Oxfordshire Gardener's top tips landscaping your green space, whatever its size.

  • wooden garden table and chairs in green, lush garden with candelabra on table and roses in jars

    No soggy sarnies here!

    We decided to take a proper, fancy-pants lunchbreak at Muddy HQ this week. Bring out the candelabra! And the wine decanter (well, obviously).

  • Funky showroom alert!

    Secret Messages Interiors has a huge new showroom to display its retro, quirky, stylish goodies and it's *very* addictive.

  • Property Flirt

    Release your inner estate agent and guess the price of this period town house with contemporary features, glorious walled garden – and studio annex

  • Snoopers Bazaar Interiors: Cool, Quirky, Unmissable

    A clean, chic, airy space filled with glorious French, antique and industrial furniture and gifts — all warm wood, sheepskin and stars. Whether you want a quiet browse or the thrill of the chase, Snoopers Bazaar is for you. Two separate creative friends of mine, both with a great eye, told me I had to go. So, armed with my trusty […]

  • Do the century mash-up

    Alongside bright green, natural materials, bronze, marble, and quirky lighting, one of the biggest trends for 2017 is mixing together different periods, vintage and contemporary, a sort of 'century mash-up'.

  • Antiques Roadshow is coming to Caversham Park!

    Quick! Get up your loft and start rummaging – BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow is coming to Caversham Park this Sunday 26 June! Yes indeedy, foxy Fiona Bruce and the team will be filming the next episode in the 39th (wowzers) series of the show at BBC Radio Berkshire’s HQ, Caversham Park. Apparently, the show was last in Berkshire […]

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    Ready to tackle a little Spring cleaning and find a home for all those bits and bobs? Let these funky baskets from The Basket Room weave their magic!

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    These O APOSTROPHE candles smell deeelish, are 100% natural and are beautifully packaged. Plus, they're made right here in Berkshire. Flaming brilliant!

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    I've just discovered Jules Hogan on Twitter. She knits beautiful cushions, ponchos, wraps and more in her garden studio in Berkshire. Can't get enough of her gorgeous things. Take a look!

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