August 2014

Mid-century modern Scandinavian and Italian furniture is upholstered in rose/sand colours

Reclamation experts Retrouvius turn an L-shaped apartment in London's Barbican into a warm, elegant, character-filled home

Kirstie Allsopp is a craft aficionado

Head to Hampton Court for The Handmade Fair, where you can learn to improve your craft skills or start to master new ones under the tutelage of experts including Annie Sloan, Cath Kidston and Kaffe Fassett

Moosetache is made from recycled polypropylene

Moosetache is an easy-fix wall light made from recycled plastic that comes with a set of moustaches to suit your mood

These long thin tiles can be used to create really interesting floors

If you turn up your nose at the mention of the words carpet and tile in the same sentence, prepare to abandon your prejudices. Human Nature tiles allow for sophistication and creativity and they're made from 100 per cent recycled nylon fibre

Chair by Deanta Design in conjunction with boat builder Mattie O'Malley

Ireland's rich craft tradition comes to London with a exhibition of contemporary furniture, textiles and accessories

Diamond Cabinet II, straw marquetry, Violeta Galan

To see bespoke furniture that is breathtakingly beautiful visit the Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design exhibition in Cheltenham

Brabantia Flatback bin

Okay, lots of us are financially wiped out by going on holiday or having overindulged in the summer sales. But for those who are in a home improving shopping mood, we have a few ideas.. eco friendly of course