The inside story
There are some moving experiences in our very special Home & Interiors section, but the good news is that they shine a light on getting the most out of saying ‘farewell’ to one home and ‘hello’ to your next address.
We all know that moving can be stressful and challenging, but meet Debbie Robinson and Charlotte Hepworth, two ‘fairy godmothers’ who provide a spectacular service.
While you go on holiday (perhaps a spa break?) they do the lot. You arrive at your sparklingly clean new home where they have worked their magic – unpacking, stocked the fridge, hung pictures... you name it, they handle it.
Fancy a very local staycation while those ‘fairy godmothers’ get to work? Then don’t miss our feature on some of the most extraordinary Berkshire Airbnb boltholes. You can even stay in a converted chapel for peaceful and contemplative respite, on a boat beside the Thames or perhaps what was once a Victorian private schoolroom.
We also catch up with Jasmine Joel of Maidenhead to find out what happened after she decided last year that it made sense to move in with her mother. Jasmine, who runs her own interior decorating business and is a genius when it comes to discovering old furniture and home accessories which she gives a new life to, brings us up to date.
Meanwhile, designer Nicola Scannell talks about the houses she’s worked on in Berkshire and provides an expert guide to the latest trends in colour and design.
All this plus a showcase of interiors looks and some truly superb homes for sale.
Fancy staying here? Find out more on page 105
We get cosy in Jasmine Joel’s new home