Category archives: Home and Lifestyle

Great British Bake Off Recipe: Pistachio and Cashew Summer Fete Cake

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Get ready for this year’s Great British Bake Off with our interior Designer at Debenhams Ashley Thomas and her recipe for the summer fete inspired pistachio and cashew cake. The annual mouth-watering Great British Bake Off isn’t really worth watching without some delicious cake to watch it with, is it? Look no further for wonderful recipes as we’ve got As[...]

Carnival Casa

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Get set for the Rio Olympics with our bold, bright and Brazil-inspired homeware edit. If you’re watching the upcoming Olympic Games on your TV screen, bring some Brazilian inspiration to your home with our carnival-ready pieces. A vibrant, soft yellow sofa will ensure a constant sunny feel in your living room, while a bright and beautiful orchid will also[...]

Monthly Musings: August

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From must-sees to must-buys, here’s our list of everything you need to do, wear and see this August… August Bank Holiday Weekend Summer’s here – and what better way to spend it than a three day weekend. Be sure not to miss out on the bank holiday events, including the annual Notting Hill Carnival. Celebrate Caribbean culture throughout West London [...]

Matthew Williamson's Apartment at Cheval Three Quays + Win a Two Night Stay

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One of our favourite designers at Debenhams, Matthew Williamson takes over one of the stunning rooms in the residence of luxury five-star apartment hotel, Cheval Three Quays, London this summer. Guests will get to live the designer lifestyle in the luxury two-bedroom apartment up until 31st August, which showcases Matthew’s SS16 collection for Debenhams a[...]

Monthly Musings: July

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From must-sees to must-buys, here’s our 7 things to do in the 7th month of the year….        Paris Fashion Week Couture Shows The hot spot for anything and anyone in the fashion world; Paris Couture fashion week returns for fall 2016/2017. Expect to see show stopping collections from designers including Atelier Versace, Chri[...]

How to Throw a Garden Party Fit For The Queen

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Her Royal Highness, the Queen turned 90 on the 21st April this year, but her celebrations are still in full swing with Trooping the Colour and the Patron’s Lunch taking place this weekend. To celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, why not start planning to throw a royal garden party of your own? Whether it's a sophisticated soirée or a family gathering, we[...]

The Queen's 90th Birthday Cake Recipe by Ashley Thomas

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Celebrate the Queen's birthday on the 21st April with this delicious carrot cake recipe from our interior Designer at Debenhams, Ashley Thomas... This recipe is the perfect excuse to throw a garden party to celebrate the Queen's  90th birthday. It’s a sticky and nutty carrot cake base, one of my favourite English summer cakes with a classic vanilla cream [...]

Monthly Musings: June

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From must-sees to must-buys, here’s our list of everything you need to do, wear and see this June…       Trooping The Colour The ceremony of Trooping the Colour will be the official celebration of the Sovereign’s 90th birthday. Expect over 1,000 officers, around 200 horses and over 400 musicians to march and perform as one, [...]

Monthly Musings: May

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From must-sees to must-buys, here’s our list of everything you need to do, wear and see this May…       May Bank Holidays Welcome the coming of spring and new life with this weekend’s May Day bank holiday and then look forward to another relaxing three day weekend with the Spring bank holiday which takes place at the end of [...]

Interiors Trend: Copper Accents

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Copper continues to be the metal of choice in interior design and is set to stay thanks to its versatility and aesthetic appeal. From light fixtures to culinary equipment and living room accessories, the warming glow of copper has the power to dramatically transform the ambience of a room. Working perfectly with natural materials such as wood and bare br[...]