Emma and Neil Jenkins, who work in contemporary design and wellbeing solutions respectively, commissioned John Wilson of Foundation Architects to create a family home full of environmentally-friendly features.

11 Feb 2022
28-year-old Patsy Parr took a leap of faith to set about building her own sustainable oak-framed home, ‘Little Gem’, in the picturesque village of Kinver. Determined to build a high-specification home on a tight budget, her plans featured an open-plan kitchen and a spiral staircase leading to an undercroft.

This high-tech, high-spec and high-end city mews house epitomises the idea of conserving the nation’s heritage buildings whilst adapting them to meet the needs of 21st-century living. If you’re struggling to strike a balance between period character and mod-con contemporary, this project may well serve as the inspiration that you’ve…

This stunning 2500ft2, Victorian, five-bedroom, semi-detached, south-facing house in Streatham Hill, South London, is home to Ed and Katie Pateman-Jones – who live here with their baby, Billy, and fox-red labrador, Juno. Having completed an extensive renovation in summer this year, Ed and Katie have successfully married old architectural elements…

TV Media walls are all the rage, and you’ll no doubt have seen them flooding the interior design and self-build world. The concept of a media wall takes feature walls to new heights, with a space that offers both fashion and function. Here, Annabelle Carvell from the Stovax Heating Group…

Design trends are coming and going more quickly than ever. Minimalist, rustic, modern, biophilic, contemporary, international, luxury, earthy, traditional, shabby, eco – there’s an ever-growing list of ways to categorise style and guide the design process, says Miguel Aguado, Marketing and Technology Manager at Lutron Electronics.

This month, we talk to first-time self-builder and self-proclaimed Scandi/industrial design addict Joanna Fletcher. If you’re following Joanna on Instagram, you’ll be all too familiar with her and husband, Sam’s, positively inspirational home transformation and flair for clean-lined, super-stylish interiors. Here, we go back to the start of the Fletcher’s…

‘The Plantation’ is a modern home with pitched ceilings, a floating staircase and enormous windows looking out onto rural north Devon from serene bedrooms. Outside, the wood-clad exterior fuses modern architecture with the natural world. A formal pond mirrors the lap pool through the glass, and 400 newly-planted trees form…

08 Mar 2021
Abbots Way, the latest creation by AR Design Studio, is a stunning five-bedroom house. Bordered by mature trees and a small lake, this spectacular house creates feelings of ultimate relaxation and privacy. Its contemporary design juxtaposes superbly with its beautifully rural location on the south coast of England.

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