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Interiors

  • Light it up! 42 cool indie candle brands

    The arrival of autumn means darker evenings snuggled indoors by candlelight. Looking for a new scent? Try one of these gorgeous indie candle brands from across the Muddy counties.

  • J’adore/J’abhor: Dulux’s ‘Brave Ground’

    Dulux's colour of 2021 is hot off the press and majorly dividing opinions at Muddy HQ - but will you be plastering your walls in 'Brave Ground'? Let us know in the comments!

  • She shed

    A (garden) room of one’s own? Cue the rise of the ‘she shed’

    Once the preserve of men, now sheds are doubling up as yoga studios and offices across the county. Here, we reveal how to style yours using local indie brands – and speak to the women reclaiming their gardens

  • White Company stool

    AW20 homeware spins

    From texture and world traveller to ‘grandmillenial’, here’s our edit of new-season accessories to reboot your interiors

  • Di Amalfi candle

    Scented candles that bring the holiday vibe

    Who needs foreign shores when you can bring the Med to your living room? Here are the best destination-inspired candles money can buy.

  • Face vase

    Hot homeware wins from across the county

    Coveting a Zoom backdrop refresh but want to shop local? Raise your interiors game with our edit of the best boutique buys in Essex right now, from a stylish diffuser and want-it-now vase to the new-season monkey sculpture your shelfie can't live without (yes, really)…

  • Dantes Ceramics Isabelle Taylor-Jones

    Meet the maker: Dantes Ceramics

    From potters and painters to stylists and chefs, Essex is awash with creative talent and in this new culture series, we meet the skilled artisans who deserve championing. First up: Isabelle Taylor-Jones of Dantes Ceramics in Wivenhoe

  • Neptune garden lamp

    Pimp your patio with these summer-ready accessories

    Whether you're hosting an outdoor soirée or pulling together a leisurely lunch, these alfresco add-ons will give your garden a breath of fresh flair. What's more, you can check them all out locally, so no more home-delivery disasters just before the guests arrive. You're welcome…

  • Silk sleep mask

    The best bedroom buys for summer

    It's the summer solstice on Saturday - great for hippies, less so for insomniacs. If you're struggling to sleep during these short nights, help is here.

  • Best interiors buys for extroverts

    Love the interiors at Aynhoe Park and The Crazy Bear? Maximalism is back, baby - here's our wish list to help you nail the trend.

  • five sausage dog gold paperclips

    Desk delights

    Working from home? Sounds like the perfect excuse to pimp up your workstation with the loveliest stationery and desk accessories.

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