A few of our favourite places, both on the web and in the real world...

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For beautiful and unique sofas have a look at Sofadesign

Everyone loves to be outdoors but some of us don’t like gardening, if you need some help either re-designing or maintaining yours have a chat with Eden Landscape Gardens on 020 8508 6157.

Our favourite blog is DesignSponge, get yourself a biscuit and a cup of tea and enjoy their wonderful and inspiring posts.

For a wonderful afternoon of mooching for vintage furniture and a nice pub lunch have a look at battlesbridge

If, like me, you loved needlework at school have a look at urban-cross-stitch for some fantastic contemporary patterns.

For the most wonderful vintage fabrics and hand embroidery from Eastern Europe take a look at Parna

Almost all of the biggest fabric houses have their London showrooms at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre. They are open to the public but do not sell direct, fortunately I can source any fabric which you may fall in love with.

For contemporary lighting sales, design and installation take a look at visibility lighting

37 Old London Road is a shop which specializes in vintage, handmade and designer furniture and home accessories.  It was recently redesigned and relaunched as part of the BBC2 series Mary Queen of Shops. The Home Tailor products and upholstery are available to buy there.