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Interiors

  • Autumn trends: easy tweaks to update your interiors

    Winter’s mere weeks away, meaning we’re soon going to be spending a LOT of time indoors. Perfect excuse then to give your home a gorgeous new look with these simple but effective ideas from interior designer, Alpine Rose.

  • The top 10 trending autumn colours

    Planning on pimping your walls this autumn? Save yourself hours of scrolling through Pinterest and paint charts: Muddy reveals the top ten trending colours this season.

  • 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

  • Home office

    Shop local: the home-office updates you’ll love

    In a bid to give 'hot desking' a thoroughly modern respin, Essex boutiques are stocking some standout office staples right now. Here's where – and what – to shop for the dream WFH situ...

  • 5 of the best… sofas

    Kick those shoes off and settle in: it's the speed-round Muddy edit of the most important thing you'll ever buy — a sofa. Squashy, stylish, easy to clean...how do you like 'em?

  • Wow house: how to style (and shoot) your home like a pro

    We scrolled through the fabulous portfolio of photographer Ellie Walpole to glean her top tips and tricks for making your interiors stand out.

  • How to hang art in your home

    Left-a-bit-right-a-bit. Yup, that's it.... we speak to the experts at an award-winning gallery to demystify the art of hanging art. Rawlplugs at the ready?

  • 4 simple, stylish ways to revamp your home

    'Tis the season to make your house beautiful - so kickstart your dream project with our tips on what's trending right now, PLUS £500 to spend at the brilliant Brewers Decorator Centres

  • 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

  • TV’s Georgina Burnett on decor do’s and don’ts

    Why she'll never hang CDs from the ceiling again, plus how to get it right with colour and where to start if you've just bought a new property

  • One small store – 6 al fresco must-haves

    Within Chelmsford's dinky-sized Sonia@48 you’ll find a treasure trove of cool, quirky and downright gorgeous must-haves. Here are six of our faves for al fresco living.

  • 15 must-have accessories for outdoor dining in style

    Out with the scratched melamine, in with stylish cups, cocktail shakers, candelabra, and cutlery. Here's our guide to the wow accessories that will make your alfresco meal sparkle

  • 58 things to glam up your garden

    Garden parties are go, people! But, oh God — is that really the state of the patio? Glam up the garden and impress your guests with these 58 must-have garden objects.

  • Jamie Oliver recipe

    Party planning: how to throw the perfect post-lockdown bash

    With IRL socialising back on the not-too-distant agenda, it’s time to get back on the event-hosting horse and organise that bash of the decade you and your mates have all been dreaming about.

  • Gotta Have It: spring cleaning gear

    The evenings are getting lighter, lockdown is nearly over and the sunshine is showing up those handprints on the windows and stains on the carpet. Time to bust out your inner Mrs Hinch…

  • Make your home grown up again

    It’s been kid-central for the past 12 months but now, as schools reopen, it’s time to coax your home back into the land of the operational adult.

  • Kitchens 2021: the latest designs and colours

    Gadget garages, working kitchens and unfitted units... This year, says new design company Huckleberry, we're witnessing a kitchen revolution. Here's what it looks like.

  • Face off! Expressive interiors to buy now

    Inject a little personality into your home with these interior buys that feature quirky facial expressions, all from fabulous local businesses on The Indie Store.

  • Interiors inspo: bold spring refresh

    Enough with cosy interiors and soft greys - here’s our edit of the fabrics, paints and tiles to lift your spirits and inject some spring into your step, hallway, walls, sofas...

  • Virtual dinner party

    How to host a virtual dinner party like a pro

    Entertaining: we all know how to do it IRL, but via Zoom? Not so much. Yet, with local restaurants now delivering top takeout menus, plus Essex boutiques selling tableware online, now's the time to master the art of virtual socialising. Here’s how…

  • Gotta have it! Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2021

    Pantone, the ultimate colour authority has spoken, and 2021's official shades are Ultimate Gray and Illuminating (aka, sunshine yellow). Here's how to get the look.

  • 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!

  • 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)…

  • 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.

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    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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