The best hosts are relaxed, happy and enjoying the event as much as their guests. When you’re faced with a mountain of potatoes to peel, a thousand presents to wrap and a hoard descending in half an hour, it’s impossible to feel relaxed. That’s why our top tips focus on preparation, delegation and simplification.
What do Buckingham Palace, Westminster Cathedral and ordinary Surrey homes have in common? While some wags might say they’re equally expensive or equally hard to heat, many Surrey families are now discovering the advantages of marble flooring, the same stone used in palaces and cathedrals. A natural stone with a unique elegance, marble has been used in important buildings for thousands of years. It’s incredibly durable and can withstand hundreds of thousands of footsteps. In Rome, the Pantheon’s marble floor was first laid over 18 centuries ago and a million […]
Updating your home When looking to update your home, your first instinct might be to don the overalls and arm yourself with paint, brushes and rollers. Some might even start ripping out kitchen units or a bathroom suite with reckless abandon, determined to regenerate a home that may be looking tired or dated. There are other improvement options that are less common and will both refresh and add an individual feel to your home. Flooring One area of renovation and home improvement that is often overlooked is […]