A lasting legacy

Feb

10

2016

Laura Cartledge discovers old and new challenges play a part in keeping history alive. Being tasked with caring for an historic estate would be seen as a challenge by many, or even a burden by some, however Richard Goring is a bit more philosophical about it. Richard Goring “You are not starting...

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A brilliant double act

Jan

27

2016

A brilliant double act

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Laura Cartledge heads to Hooe and finds a ying and yang home in perfect harmony. They say two halves make a whole, and that is a fitting description for Castlehurst Cottage. On one hand it is a 17th century former village bakery, on the other a sleek glass and timber creation. Together it creates a fitting...

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Lifting the spirits

Jan

27

2016

Lifting the spirits

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Alex Jenkins meets the artist behind the vibrant new art installation at Brighton’s SuperB site. Designer Jacqueline Seifert has worked on many canvases in her time, but even she admits her most recent canvas was an unusual one. Jac Seifert “It is pretty nuts,” Jac says with a laugh, “this...

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Designed to last

Jan

15

2016

Designed to last

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Laura Cartledge meets the couple helping to add heritage to the home. Becoming parents is the start of a new chapter. However for Helen and John Shaw it wasn’t just home life that was set to change. The Shaw family “We had struggled to find the pieces we wanted in the home,” recalls Helen. “Especially...

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A new leaf

Dec

29

2015

A new leaf

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Gary Winwood, from Stone Cross Nurseries, looks at how you can start afresh when it comes to gardening this month. Looking from my window across my garden during the Christmas period I could see many areas to improve and a patch I want to change completely. Luckily January is a great time to draw up...

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A whole lot of history

Dec

29

2015

A whole lot of history

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Charlotte Pearson heads to Cooksbridge and finds a property full of character and history.   As far as front doors go you can’t get more iconic than 10 Downing Street in London, and if you head to Shelley’s Folly you may find another which is just a little bit familiar. “Architect Raymond...

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Decor doctor

Dec

23

2015

Decor doctor

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New homeowner Laura Cartledge finds decor decisions are a lot easier with some designer help. There are many things that are scary about moving into your first home. And when the dust, and bank account, has settled a little even the fun aspects like decorating can seem daunting. Especially if, like me,...

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Wood-burning wonders

Nov

26

2015

Wood-burning wonders

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Laura Cartledge discovers that temperature is just one of the reasons why wood burners are hot property. Wood burners and winter go together like hands and gloves. However the stoves can provide more than a cosy setting or somewhere to warm your mulled wine. Charnwood, Tor Boni “We have seen a steady...

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Feeling festive

Nov

25

2015

Feeling festive

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Gingerbread, period properties and elves, Charlotte Pearson delves into a magical world in Hastings. Doors can lead to all sorts of adventures and behind one in All Saints Street in Hastings is a world filled with smells of spiced wine and burning log fires. Owned by Alastair Hendy, the Christmas House...

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Closet & Botts

Oct

28

2015

Closet & Botts

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Charlotte Pearson heads to Lewes and finds a shop filled with an array of goodies. Most of us can relate to the thought of wishing we had bought something once we get home. But for Chloe Shearing it’s not so much the things she didn’t buy that fill her with regret but the things she has sold. “We...

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