Blossom and Ash Florist

Blossom + Ash is a floral design studio based in Co. Durham, specialising in foam free weddings and events for the modern romantic.

Askham Hall and Bank Barn

Historic Askham Hall is a distinctly different place to say ‘I do’.

Breaded chicken on a bed of cheesy mashed potato and onions, sprinkled with parsley

Foxtons Wine Bar & Restaurant

Friendly wine bar and restaurant using locally sourced ingredients and high-quality produce.

Made of Crumbs

Made of Crumbs is an independent, family run cake and coffee shop based in the centre of Morpeth.

A black table is covered with a variety of dishes, including naan breads, chicken wings, curries and rice.


Restaurant serving delicious Indo-Latino tapas overlooking the imposing Hexham Abbey.

Quaint exterior of the hotel. Ivy climbs the walls and trees cast dappled sunlight onto the stone walls.

The Treebridge Hotel & Restaurant

Charming hotel offering an ideal mix of simple luxury and value for money.

Exterior of Hall Garth Hotel on sunny day

Hall Garth Hotel Darlington

Nestled within 70 acres of parkland, this beautiful hotel boasts charming rooms, a golf course, dreamy event space and more.

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Think nature, birds and calming colour schemes. Mother and daughter interior designers Studio Vita share their style secrets on how to get this trend inside our own homes…

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Grand exterior of Rockliffe Hall

Rockliffe Hall

Five-star country resort nestled in a beautiful 365-acre estate. All the luxury and more.

Open pink box with Big Fat Donut printed across the lid in black letters. Inside, there are three donuts. One is topped with jam and a Jammie dodger biscuit, one is glazed with pink icing and sprinkles, one is glazed and has sprinkles and cookie dough on top.

Big Fat Donut Co.

All-vegan donut shop supplying Newcastle with exceptional handmade donuts.

Cosy seating area with a fireplace, wooden features and a traditional bar with stools

The Cook and Barker Inn

Traditional country inn with a cosy bar area, high-end food and luxury rooms in the Northumberland countryside.

Exterior of The Barn at Beal beneath a blue summer sky. A cyclist rides past the traditional dry stone wall, which has a sign for The Barn at Beal

The Barn at Beal

Homely restaurant, coffee shop and bar nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The large executive suite. A wooden four poster bed is against one wall and there is a large fire place. Two elegant white sofas face each other in the middle of the room with a minimal wooden coffee table between them. A regal chandelier hangs above them.

Marshall Meadows Manor House

Stately Georgian manor house offering luxurious rooms, hotelier pods and fine dining.

Candle and its box sitting side by side on a wooden table. The box is wrapped in a dusty pink bow.

Notes of Northumberland

Candle shop creating natural fragrances to celebrate the essence of Northumberland.

Bouquet of yellow and dusty purple flowers with eucalyptus.

Bloom Florists

Middlesbrough-based florist with a social mission to help people flourish.

Published 31.03.2022

7 reasons why you should hire an interior designer

We caught up with Christi Anderson from Wynd Design to find out why having an interior designer is really worth it – and it’s not as expensive as you think!

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A groom in a black suit holds a woman in a lace wedding dress to him. They stand on a jetty overlooking a sunlit pond.

The Owl Barn at Little Seed Field

Wildly romantic wedding barn and outdoor space in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

Grand exterior of the hotel. It is a vast, sprawling building reminiscent of a castle. Grass surrounds it and the building is tinted orange with the setting sun.

Marine North Berwick

Magnificent boutique hotel with sweeping views of the brooding Scottish coastline.

Table set for a large group. It is positioned next to a huge glass window overlooking the Sage and Gateshead Quayside.

SIX Restaurant at Baltic

Modern restaurant located on Baltic's rooftop with panoramic views of Newcastle's quayside and the surrounding city.

Riddell Estate

Elegant country estate offering luxury accommodation, outdoor activities and stunning views of the Scottish Borders landscape.

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