Interior design

Edward Bawden is deservedly one of Britain’s most popular 20th century artists

9 June 2018 9:00 am

‘When I’m on good form,’ Edward Bawden told me, ‘I get to some point in the design and I laugh…

Domestic harmony: Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, ‘a work of art in itself’

Lemons and pebbles are as important to Kettle’s Yard as the art

10 February 2018 9:00 am

When I first visited Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, I was shown around by Jim Ede, its founder and creator. This wasn’t…

Trump l’oeil: the atrium of Trump Towers

Donald Trump's interiors: make America crass again

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Donald Trump’s taste is as revealing of the man as any of his outbursts, says Stephen Bayley

Death as decor... the revived art of taxidermy

5 December 2015 9:00 am

Taxidermy is becoming a cliché. Hang a stag’s head on your wall and you’re a toff; put a pair of…

You can’t keep your eyes off Iris

Fashion tips - and replacement hips - from a nonagenarian style icon: Iris reviewed

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Iris is a documentary portrait of Iris Apfel, the nonagenarian New York fashion icon. Nope, me neither, but that’s irrelevant,…

Dear Mary: I know an interior designer socially, but is it acceptable to ask her advice?

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Q. A close friend is dating a renowned decorator. Meanwhile, on a limited budget, I am trying to smarten up…

Cecil Beaton with Mickey the cat, Reddish house (self-portrait)

The genius of Cecil Beaton’s interiors

15 November 2014 9:00 am

The odds were a hundred to one against him. Brought up in bourgeois Bayswater by genteel parents, Cecil Beaton was…

‘The Nicky of today has become a high-concept gardener’

Folly de Grandeur, by Nicky Haslam- review

18 May 2013 9:00 am

Nicky Haslam is one of our best interior designers, a charmed and charming agent of style, a tastemaker for the…

Homing instinct

4 December 2010 12:00 am

Elfreda Pownall explores a variety of styles, ranging from the restrained elegance of 18th-century Sweden to the frank excesses of modern American kitsch