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  • 14 seasonal scented candles for autumn

    It's the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness... and of scented candles! Check Muddy's pick of the best candles for autumn from our local indies and beyond.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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