Home and Garden

Home and Garden brings readers news of the latest home accessories and luxury furnishings for the interior and exterior of your property.

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Stay warm and cosy during winter with luxurious and ethically sourced bedding from House Babylon

Stay warm and cosy during winter with luxurious and ethically sourced bedding from House Babylon

We spend many hours in bed during our lifetime and creating the perfect sleeping environment is essential for restful evenings. The quality of bedding plays an important role in creating the most comfortable surroundings. We recently discovered House Babylon. This company specialises in creating outstanding bedding and linens, with an ethical focus too. All the […]

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Sloaney Style: Embrace rose season

Sloaney Style: Embrace rose season

Chelsea Flower Show always gets us extremely excited about what is about to bloom in the garden. The roses on display this year in the Great Pavilion were as stunning as always. From the most vigorous climbers to the strongest scented hybrid tea varieties, the likes of Harkness and David Austin have everything that rose […]

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Our essential guide for BBQ season

Our essential guide for BBQ season

The recent spring sunshine has put the forthcoming BBQ season firmly at the front of our minds. With two Bank Holidays in May and the start of summer on the horizon, it is time to get your outside space in order so that you can make the most of all the al fresco dining opportunities […]

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Uplifting fragrances for the home

Uplifting fragrances for the home

We love trying new home fragrances. Whether you want a scented candle in your bathroom to help you unwind in the evening or an invigorating diffuser for your main room, seasonal fragrances can help bring a house to life.   The home range from Monsoon is on our radar this month and their elegantly presented […]

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Seedball: Easy to plant wildflowers that will bring your garden to life

Seedball: Easy to plant wildflowers that will bring your garden to life

March has finally arrived! The ‘Beast from the East’ has certainly made it feel like a long winter this year but the delights of spring are just around the corner. Before we know it, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show will have arrived and we will be celebrating florals and garden designs in all their glory. […]

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Planters to add height to your outdoor space

Planters to add height to your outdoor space

By Laura Toogood There is nothing quite like the RHS Cheslea Flower Show to help give you some inspiration for your garden. I left last month’s event in London with loads of ideas for my garden and how to make the most of your outdoor space during the summer. One thing that I am always […]

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RESTED present Bella Donna: The most luxurious fitted sheet in the world

RESTED present Bella Donna: The most luxurious fitted sheet in the world

As summer arrives and the evenings start to feel warmer, it can be even more difficult to sleep. Even the smallest rise in temperature can impact your resting pattern and staying cool and relaxed throughout the evening can prove tricky. One of the most important contributing factors when it comes to achieving the perfect night […]

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The quest for perfect rest: Memory foam mattresses by Sloane and Sons

The quest for perfect rest: Memory foam mattresses by Sloane and Sons

By LAURA TOOGOOD We spend a significant amount of life in bed and these restful hours are so important for health and general wellbeing. Lack of sleep can prove incredibly frustrating and it can cause problems for both our physical health and mental wellbeing. I used to sleep like a baby. However, as I get […]

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Introducing the new Peony and Rose Home Fragrance Collection from Floris

Introducing the new Peony and Rose Home Fragrance Collection from Floris

By LAURA TOOGOOD Floris London was founded in 1730 and the family perfumers have tremendous experience with creating enticing scents and luxury products. The new Peony and Rose range is no exception and this delightful fragrance combines the best floral elements of two summer favourites. I am quite particular when it comes to scenting my […]

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Rossana to launch the ultimate luxury kitchen at the Saatchi Gallery

Rossana to launch the ultimate luxury kitchen at the Saatchi Gallery

Rossana will launch a new kitchen model, K-In K-Out, at the Saatchi Gallery on Thursday Feburary 9th at a special event supported by Wallpaper* magazine. Designed by Massimo Castagna, the highly innovative K-In K-Out takes the inside out and brings the outside in. It is one kitchen with one aesthetic but with both indoor and […]

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Bensons for Beds BFG competition

Bensons for Beds BFG competition

To celebrate Bensons for Beds sponsorship of the UK’s number one film, The BFG, Instagram sensation Rich McCor has created a series of stylised visuals of the Giant across iconic London landmarks. He is encouraging people to enter the Bensons for Beds photography competition, which gives people the chance to win a bespoke range bed […]

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5 Ways To Enhance Your Summer Garden

5 Ways To Enhance Your Summer Garden

Featured Article Summer is a great season for outdoor activity in the UK, and for a lot of people who are passionate about their homes, that means spending a lot of time out in the garden. Whether this means a small plot of land reserved for flowers and vegetation or a whole yard’s worth, there’s […]

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Cream Dream: Interior accessories for the summer months

Cream Dream: Interior accessories for the summer months

Creams and whites are always in for the summer months – especially when it comes to interiors. Whether you are looking for a new house plant or want to swap the coal on your fire with a pretty candlestick, here are five key pieces that we are loving at the moment: This funky ceramic paper […]

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RHS Chelsea: David Austin launches the Roald Dahl rose

RHS Chelsea: David Austin launches the Roald Dahl rose

Yesterday David Austin hosted a private party at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to announce the launch of several new roses. Guests gathered at the David Austin rose display to sip Bollinger champagne and admire ‘Roald Dahl’. This free-flowing variety comes in a pretty peach colour and the rose marks 100 years since the birth […]

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A sunny start to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

A sunny start to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Sarah Bacon reports from the opening day of the Chelsea Flower Show 2016… – The sun shone brightly in London today to mark the start of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. The event has become one of the most prestigious fixtures to attend in our annual guide to the British Summer Social Season. Celebrities […]

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Flower Magic: How to grow wildflowers

Flower Magic: How to grow wildflowers

The Chelsea Flower Show is only days away and we are channeling our thoughts towards the garden. Previously, roses took centre stage but now it is the turn of wildflowers. This will be welcome news to those who don’t have much time to maintain their garden. However, although they are wild, there are a few things […]

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The summer is looking rosy! Here’s our guide to roses…

The summer is looking rosy! Here’s our guide to roses…

One of the next big events of The Season is the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This glorious event that features in our British Summer Social Season Guide attracts horticultural enthusiasts from around the world. It also gets us thinking about garden delights and fabulous florals, just as summer is approaching. This year at The Sloaney we […]

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Introducing the new rug collection ‘Spring’ by STEPEVI

Introducing the new rug collection ‘Spring’ by STEPEVI

Contemporary rug company STEPEVI has launched ‘Spring’, which is a new collection comprising of nine luxury rug designs. Inspired by springtime in Istanbul, this new collection reflects the natural world and focuses on using a soft colour palette. The ranges features light shades of blue and green, with grey and beige, evoking the tones of the season. […]

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Luxury scented candles for spring

Luxury scented candles for spring

Here at The Sloaney we love scented candles and they can add a special finishing touch to your home. Whether you have a deep woody scent to complement your fire or a fresh fragrance in your bathroom, the flickering flames of a luxury candle always add to the atmosphere. Here are three of our favourite […]

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Belmond and Bowdens design RHS Chelsea Flower Show’s largest ever display

Belmond and Bowdens design RHS Chelsea Flower Show’s largest ever display

Belmond and Bowdens create a historic first at Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show in 2016 with the largest ever display since the show began 102 years ago. A 1920s carriage from Belmond British Pullman sets the scene for a unique exhibition telling the story of discovering plants throughout history. Built in 1929, ‘Zena’ […]

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David Harber to preview new sculptures at RHS Chelsea

David Harber to preview new sculptures at RHS Chelsea

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is just one of the highly anticipated events that feature on our British Summer Social Season Guide. The occasion is hugely popular for horticultural enthusiasts and those enjoying The Season. This year, renowned sculptor and designer David Harber will once again exhibit his innovative and masterful creations. He will also be launching […]

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Statement lighting by Lasvit: Create a dazzling dining room

Statement lighting by Lasvit: Create a dazzling dining room

Changing the lighting in your home can have a big impact on the overall interior design of your property. Whether you are thinking about changing the position of some lights or simply want to add a creative twist by embracing a unique design, Holloways of Ludlow is a good place to look for inspiration. In […]

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DIY Christmas Wreath: Make your own Christmas decoration  

DIY Christmas Wreath: Make your own Christmas decoration  

With Christmas week on the horizon, most people have probably already decorated their houses with trees, lights and festive scented candles. While there are some spectacular decorations available from the likes of Harrods, Selfridges and Peter Jones, there is something rather charming about adding a DIY touch in some way. This year at The Sloaney HQ […]

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Christmas by candlelight with Noble Isle

Christmas by candlelight with Noble Isle

During the winter months it is lovely to relax at home in candlelight. The gentle flickering of a flame that causes shadows to dance across the walls is very calming. With Christmas on the horizon, candlelight is also good for creating soft lighting during festive gatherings. We have long been fans of Noble Isle products […]

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Christmas gifts: Discover personalised presents by Treat Republic

Christmas gifts: Discover personalised presents by Treat Republic

Those who follow The Sloaney on Twitter may have noticed our beautiful new personalised cheeseboard by Treat Republic. We first came across the fabulous Treat Republic during the ‘Christmas in July’ press event that was hosted by Selfridges. ‘Christmas in July’ at London’s top department store is always a fun occasion and the media preview […]

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Sleep well with luxury bedding by Nimbus  

Sleep well with luxury bedding by Nimbus  

Seeing as we spend half of our lives in bed, luxury bed linen is probably one of the most worthwhile investments for our homes. In fact, The Sloaney team consider the quality of a bed crucial when travelling around the world and it can make a five star hotel stand out from the crowd. However […]

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A Country House Conversion: The beginning

A Country House Conversion: The beginning

By LAURA TOOGOOD I am pretty much an interiors virgin. I don’t really know much about this world and I have certainly never experienced re-designing a house. I might as well be open about that from the start, before I progress too far along with my Country House Conversion diary for The Sloaney. I have […]

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Coming Soon: A Country House Conversion

Coming Soon: A Country House Conversion

We are pleased to let readers know that we have an exciting new editorial series that is coming to our Home and Garden section at the beginning of autumn. ‘A Country House Conversion’ will run for six months and the diary entries will start in September 2015. The series will give our readers an insight into the […]

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Organic gardening with Natural Urban Gardeners

Organic gardening with Natural Urban Gardeners

By RACHEL COLLISON The Chelsea Flower Show is on us. It’s the time of year to grab your sun hat, a glass of champagne and meander through an inspirational world of wonder. Gardening enthusiasts from around the world have been enticed to showcase their horticultural skills and finesse in the ultimate celebration of plants, design […]

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Hästens embraces spring with new floral bed linen

Hästens embraces spring with new floral bed linen

Chelsea Flower Show is just around the corner and if you prefer not to wear floral patterns, you can still embrace the theme at home without filling up your wardrobe with flower power dresses! Swedish bed specialist, Hästens have created a great range of linens that take inspiration from some beautiful flowers. The collection has been designed […]

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Wine tasting meets gardening at RHS Chelsea

Wine tasting meets gardening at RHS Chelsea

The RHS Chelsea Flower show is one of our premier events on the British Summer Social Season Guide  and it is an occasion not to be missed. As usual, there are plenty of exciting collaborations planned for this year’s show, including the uniting of wine tasting and gardening for one garden. Cloudy Bay, the pioneering winery […]

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With a spring clean comes a new fragrance

With a spring clean comes a new fragrance

Spring is just around the corner and along with an annual ‘spring clean’, it is also a great time to change the fragrances in your home. You can swap the rich wintry smells of cinnamon and pine for lighter fragrances such as honeysuckle or exotic coconut blends that will remind you of a restful summer […]

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Surrey Magna Carta anniversary garden to feature at RHS Chelsea

Surrey Magna Carta anniversary garden to feature at RHS Chelsea

We have enjoyed glimpses of spring over the last few days and this has encouraged us to start looking forward to this year’s schedule of events hosted by the RHS. The Chelsea Flower Show is a highlight on our British Summer Social Season and it has just been announced that the event will welcome the […]

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Serving the perfect cheese board

Serving the perfect cheese board

A good cheese board is crucial for a dinner party. It normally becomes the centrepiece of your table at some point during the evening, so investing in the best serving board and suitable knives is worthwhile. It is also important to provide a diverse selection of cheese and the presentation can make this course very […]

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Harrods for home: Sparkling Christmas decorations

Harrods for home: Sparkling Christmas decorations

This year Harrods have launched some key themes for decorating your house during the festive period. The concepts include Hideaway and Balmoral for those who enjoy a traditional Christmas. One of the highlights among the treats on offer is the incredible Wedgewood Advent Calendar. Handcrafted in the UK, the Advent House is laser cut to […]

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The Veg Grower’s Almanac: Month by Month Planning and Planting

The Veg Grower’s Almanac: Month by Month Planning and Planting

By Jon Charles Martyn Cox has authored a charming collection of practical advice for gardeners in his latest book, which is called The Veg Grower’s Almanac. Growing your own vegetables is so rewarding. In fact, The Sloaney team produced our own chillies throughout the summer thanks to the warm weather in London. It was a […]

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Jo Malone launch exclusive Harrods Illustrated Boxes

Jo Malone launch exclusive Harrods Illustrated Boxes

We are big fans of Jo Malone here at The Sloaney and we are also big fans of Harrods. So when we heard that these two iconic British brands are joining forces to offer a special treat for shoppers in the run up to Christmas we were over the moon! The exciting news is that […]

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Galloway Lodge’s delicious preserves

Galloway Lodge’s delicious preserves

The launch of our new Home and Garden section has given us the opportunity to explore interiors and gardening in much more detail than ever before. We have also discovered some delicious treats for the kitchen as well as some cupboard essentials. One range of preserves that we want to recommend to readers is the […]

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XHose Pro: The ideal garden accessory for an Indian summer

XHose Pro: The ideal garden accessory for an Indian summer

By Jon Charles A dry September and Indian summer seems to have become a trend in recent years. Forecasters are currently predicting that temperatures will be higher than average for the next few months, which means that we should experience some beautiful weather as the leaves begin to change colour during autumn. While the temperature […]

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Scottish treats from The House of Bruar

Scottish treats from The House of Bruar

By LAURA TOOGOOD Scotland has a special place in my heart. My first experience of the country was competing at Blair Castle International Horse Trials with my horse, The Fieldmaster. The event also hosts a country fair and boasts dramatic and captivating scenery. Furthermore, my brother attended the University of Edinburgh, which was a great excuse to […]