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If you love interior design, period properties and behind-the-scene stories revealing the restoration and creation of beautiful homes, this blog is for you. 

4 Fabulous Staircases that scream ‘look at me!’

4 Fabulous Staircases that scream ‘look at me!’

What do you think of your staircase? If you're anything like me, then you only really notice it when you give it a quick vacuum or try to wrap the Christmas garland around it.  But, when visiting a house for a magazine a little while ago, I was reminded that, once...

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What is an antique and what do you need to know?

 If something is old, does it automatically make it an antique? That was just one of the questions I asked Mark Lock, founder of Marchand Antiques and a man with over 25 years’ experience in the antiques business.  His answer, ‘There are things that are old, and they...

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How to choose a stunning statement chair

How to choose a stunning statement chair

The use of a carefully chosen accent or statement chair can add bit of ‘wow’ to your home.  But how do you choose the right one for you?  And once you have it, how do you stop it looking well…like a chair in the corner? In order to answer those all-important...

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Rachael is an excellent writer and a great addition to the Kent Life freelance team.

Her research is exemplary, she always meets deadlines and she is a delight to work with.

Her enthusiasm for history and literature just shines from the page. Whether she is writing an article for the magazine or one of her fascinating blogs.’

Sarah Sturt – Editor Kent Life magazine