Welcome We’re filled with the optimism of spring this month! At the time of writing, the daffodils are out and the cherry blossom is blooming. Our main decorating story in this issue, Beautiful botanicals, is inspired by the beauty of nature and offers ideas for schemes both indoors and out. Discover fl oaty fabrics with leafy prints alongside pretty wallpapers and accessories. When it comes to home renovations, at the top of many people’s wish list is a dedicated summer room. We’ve selected 20 designs to inspire you, ranging from stunning glazed extensions to standalone summerhouses, all designed to offer extra living and entertaining space, whatever the season. And, of course, there are four real homes to take a peek at – a 17th-century cottage, an Edwardian garden fl at, a listed lodge and a London terrace. And if you’re tempted to move home yourself, take a look at our round-up of period properties on the market. Enjoy!