Moving a kitchen in a listed building

The things to look out for when moving the heart of the home in a period house

The Art of Artichoke’s specialist finishing

The brilliance of hand-finishing

A love for the French

A look at the mercurial art of french polishing

Minimalism and the death of detail

Is less always more?

The enduring delight of the secret door

The beautiful curiosity of the jib – or secret – door

Wainscot panelling and panelled walls

Notes on panelling – techniques and history

Electric AGA review

A comprehensive review of all things AGA

English country house timbers

A look at the details and types of timber used today and historically in the finest houses.

Paint and the love of colour

Notes on paint and colour

How to ensure the Boot (room) fits

Expert and practical tips for the perfect boot room, mud room or flower room.

ARTICHOKE cook’s tables

Notes on a classic component of the Victorian kitchen

The birth of modern kitchen design

In order to design kitchens of the future, it helps to understand kitchen design of the past

Architecture and the Golden Ratio

The dangers of lazy design.