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The Mansion-Tax Debate Reopens, so we Explore Properties under £2million

This weekend has witnessed new debate on the concept of a mansion tax.  As political parties gear up for the 2015 election, they are beginning to present their ideas for taxation, spending and reducing the deficit. One idea being presented is that of a Mansion Tax, which is not entirely new as already the 2014 Budget introduced a series of...

Argyll Road Holland Park

London Open House Weekend 2014

Every September selected buildings across London open their doors for a single weekend to allow visitors to enjoy the great variety of London architecture and eclectic mix of interior design as part of the Open House London event.  This year 850 sites are participating with more than 1600 guided tours taking place, some by the architects themselves.  Most will be...

London Life

Why I Love London - An Interview with Eric Chavot

For the two-Michelin star chef Eric Chavot, of Brasserie Chavot in Mayfair, the city he now calls home has it all – from tea at The Wolseley to the Natural History Museum at night.  In the latest Autumn Winter 2014 Edition of Harrods Estates Magazine, he tells Amy Broomfield what he loves most about living and working in the capital…...

Interior Tips: Printed Cushions

Interior Trends: Cushy Numbers

The latest edition of the Harrods Estates Magazine features a host of interior trends, including advising to try approaching textiles from a bolder angle.  It is far easier to revamp your accessories, than your main furniture, so use things like soft furnishings and cushions to show off your personality to best effect.  Explore the new trend for madly patterned cushions...

Planning Your Move Guide

Moving Day Tips

During the excitement of purchasing your next home, it’s easy to overlook some of the finer points of the move, but thinking these through in advance and getting prepared will really help to ensure that your moving in day goes smoothly.   For example did you think to check if your contents insurance covers you for moving day?  Not all do,...

Interior Design - Study

Creating Studious Habitats

With students about to return back to school, we thought we’d review some stylish home-study designs that comfortably aid both concentration and organisation. At Queensbury Place, (pictured above) they’ve opted for a neutral décor with light-wood flooring and contrasting dark bookshelves and writing desk.  The orderly look is enhanced with geometric print wallpaper and contrasting snow-white armchairs.  - Get the...