It’s 50 years since Terence Conran’s pioneering furniture shop first opened. His friend Stephen Bayley reflects on its legacy


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From summerhouse to home office, solitary retreat to an entertaining space; sheds these days can be far more than a place to keep tools


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It’s the aesthete’s version of recycling: adding a fresh design twist to used items. We select the best places to buy ‘re-loved’ furniture


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It’s official: carpet is back in the national shopping basket. But the only ones worth considering are nothing like those of old


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You want to bring the outside in, as the cliché goes, but the very word ‘conservatory’ repels you. Have an architectural intervention instead


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Distraction-from-work alert: Dinah Hall selects her favourite interiors blogs. Hours of endless snooping into other people’s grand designs


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Digital books may now be outselling the printed word online but, says Dinah Hall, you can’t use something spineless to furnish a room


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It began life in a rural pub, becoming a symbol of the Swinging Sixties and Nostalgic Nineties. Now the lava lamp is celebrating half a century


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