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Interiors

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Beast on show

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The trend for featuring c reatures - great and small - is gathering pace, with dogs leading the pack, closely followed by owls, with foxes, squirrels and rabbits bringing up the rear. Want something really wild? Designers have also given lions, elephants, tigers, zebra and even wolves freedom to roam on wallpapers, fabrics and accessories.

Strutt your country stuff

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Christina Strutt was delighted but surprised when friends not only complimented her on her home, but wanted to copy its country-chic decor.

Fashion

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The seasonal shift

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When it comes to the seasons, fashion is always one giant leap ahead. We might be just packing away our holiday bikinis but the high street is fully immersed in winter coat mode.

Beauty

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DIY

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Keeping it in the family

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Fans of The Archers will know that multi-generational living is working well for David and Ruth Archer and their kids, busy farmers whose lives have much improved since domestic goddess Jill, David's mum, moved in with them.

Lighten up for bathtime

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The bright light required for shaving or applying make-up is not the soft, relaxing light you need to enjoy a soak in the tub, and as such, t he key to good bathroom lighting is flexibility.

Food

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