Interiors

Downstairs loos..or indeed small upstairs loos..can be made inviting by a bit of designer thinking, which means texture, quality materials and expert installation

The downstairs area is open and full of areas to sit and relax

Artist Bonnie Saland's live/work studio in northern California is full of colour and pattern. She's the designer behind textile brand Philomela and the family's laid-back ocean retreat is the ideal backdrop for her work

Etched glass door from Casali's Natura Collection. www.casali.net

Doors are easily overlooked and we tend meekly to accept what we inherit when we move into a property. But stylish interior doors can bring style, cohesiveness and even a quiet grandeur to your home

Roman blinds and curtains are a great combination

Roman blinds are fast becoming the nation's favourite window treatment, but there are other options too, depending on your needs and budget

Cork House in Berkshire is has won many awards for its ingenuity and eco-friendliness. Its shown that cork blocks are as effective a building material as bricks, with a far more minimal carbon footprint

Eris silk, vegan-friendly and new to the UK

For those who love silk but don't want silkworms to die in the manufacturing process, Eris is a brand of eri, or peace silk, that's new to the UK. It offers a fabulous range of designs and plain colours for interior furnishings and accessories

Skinflint lighting is tackling climate change within its own ranks

The Cornwall based reclaimed lighting company says it will become CO2 neutral within six years and it's declared a climate emergency

Harrison Spinks is a renowned British mattress manufacturer

Leeds-based family run business Harrison Spinks is committed to further improving its sustainability by cutting out use of synthetics foams and glues in its products

It's quintessentially English with timeless charm. Country house style allows for eccentricity, simplicity, florals, comfort and cosiness. And it's an eco friendly look because you'll find pieces you need at antiques fairs, auctions and second-hand shops. And there's plenty of scope for upcycling

Fi Douglas of bluebellgray

bluebellgray has gone from the kitchen table to big time homewares brand in a very short space of time. Abby Trow caught up with Fi Douglas, artist, designer, company founder and lover of flowers to find out how she’s coping with success and why her designs have struck such a chord

Micro living doesn't have to feel cramped

This contemporary flat shows that with very limited space, the input of an interior designer is invaluable. Because the devil's in the detail and getting the detail right can be devillishly difficult

Bamboo has a reputation as one of the most eco-friendly materials, a real super grass. It's used in products from flooring to t shirts and washable nappies - but is it always good stuff? Kay Hill investigates

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