As the world continues to beat a path to its door, this year's festival is focusing on the theme of identity and ways to make London feel hospitable to all of its residents and visitors

Cleo Blue in/outdoor rug by Dash & Albert made from recycled PET. From £136

Outdoor rugs made from recycled polyester or plastic are great for impromptu picnics or sprucing up your deck or terrace for that al fresco lunch party

Features

flowers flowers and more flowers are essential at weddings

You've got weddings or civil partnerships coming up. The happy couples have eschewed a list at a department store, saying airily that 'anything recyclable, bio-degradable or generally CO2-lite will be simply divine!' Rejoice, there's much that fits the bill

Succulents are fat leafed plants..they're plump with water

Succulents were the height of bohemian chic in the '70s and they're enjoying a resurgence thanks to a focus on easy-care plants and the need to do something about our indoor air quality. Grower Fiona Weymss of Kent-based Blueleaf Plants gives us the lowdown on these adorable little creatures

Adventures In Furniture

Call it what you will, but a credenza.. or sideboard..or buffet..is a wonderful piece of furniture that too many of us are going without

People

Husband and wife Jeremy Grove and Kate Sibley

Kate Sibley and Jeremy Grove think it's about time all furniture is compostable, recyclable and sustainable. And to show their commitment to the cause they've started on their own collection of modern eco-friendly furniture.

Lisa is brand ambassador for Hotpoint

The former Celebrity Masterchef winner who's left acting for a career in cooking tells Deco she does compost her peelings, doesn't go overboard on gadgets and wants to tackle food waste

Accessories

We all love a Hug Rug

It's a fantastic eco story, a made in Britain story, a 'how have I lived without one?' story. Let's hear it for Hug Rug!

Any outside space can be improved with colourful pretty plants in pots....so take a leaf out of our Mediterranean friends' book

Lilipad by Sealey Furniture

Fed up with constantly mislaying your tablet computer? the solution - keep the thing upright in a stunning Lilipad holder from Sealey Furniture, available to buy from the deco shop

Interiors

Lava lamps come in at number 11

A recent survey confirms that avocado suites and woodchip wallpaper are universally reviled, but did you know that lava lamps and faux flowers also feature in a home horrors list?

Pinky mac

Macramé plant pot holders were big in the '70s but subsequently fell away into obscurity. But what goes around comes around and macramé is having a modern moment again.