A rose to celebrate 400 years of a garden of healing and wellbeing
I’m as susceptible to trend as the next person and despite not having watched Bridgerton (is this something I should be admitting?) I’m nonetheless enjoying the upsurge in all things refined, sophisticated and just a little flamboyant.
When you’ve just moved into a new home, the last thing you’ll be thinking about is checking for any defects – that’s where a snagging inspector comes in. Here, we speak to Peter Reynolds from The House Inspector who tells us all about the meticulous process of snagging, and why you should choose an independent snagging inspector for your new home.
Interior trends come and go, but Venetian plastering – though rooted in history – looks strikingly, eternally modern. Also known as lime plaster, the wall is covered in a mix of limestone or marble dust, mixed with water and then burnished after application. The glossy result is similar to marble but it can be used to create a variety of looks and finishes.
For this edition of OX Homes, Esther went to meet Laura Middleton who, with her partner Alex, works creating wonderful homes up and down the country by day, and then celebrates by coming home to Eynsham and her own art practice.
Since Finders Keepers was established in 1972, we have aimed to set the standard for letting agents in Oxfordshire. As letting specialists over five decades, we have innovated, made use of technology, learned from mistakes and nurtured our teams to continuously improve the service we offer both landlords and tenants.
Ruby Simpson for Nicholsons
There are lots of ways to use colour in the garden to suit everyone’s individual tastes, but there are a few simple rules that will help you to create a huge amount of impact in your border planting.
Why are trees so magical and why do I love them so much? As a child I loved nature, climbing trees, and enjoying our countryside. I especially remember the ancient oaks at Blenheim Palace and the fun of measuring their girth to age them; standing inside some of the hollow trunks and trying to imagine what history the trees would have seen. So, my love of trees started at an early age.
From garden offices to fully liveable treehouses and cabins, The Custom Cabin Tree House Company provide a completely bespoke service for outdoor living. We go right back to where it all began with founder Zach, who tells OX Homes about how he transformed his childhood love for building things into a thriving business.