What to buy now – interiors ideas for all budgets

The most influential interiors experts reveal what they would buy if we gave them £30, £300 and £3,000 to spend. Let their answers inspire your next shopping trip...



Cook and homeware designer for Portmeirion.




Six-arm ‘Oak Branch’ chandelier This classic, antique-style chandelier would work amazingly in my country home. The house was once owned by the Duke of Wellington, whose oak-leaf symbol features heavily in the cornicing around the building. I also love the idea of mighty oaks springing from tiny acorns – magical.

This six-arm ‘Oak Branch’ chandelier costs £2,520 from Richard Taylor Designs, richardtaylordesigns.co.uk


19th-century swing mirror I find that sellingantiques.co.uk is such an amazing resource for stylish pieces. I am currently working on a men’s dressing-room project and I think this charmingly simple design will work really well in the Edwardian room, which has dark-brown marble and wood finishes.

This 19th-century swing mirror costs £285 from McBains Antiques Center via sellingantiques.co.uk


‘Reeded’ ball knob I adore the classic simplicity of these elegant knobs, and though they are normally used for cabinets, I will be using them on the window shutters of a Regency house, to match the door knobs that are already there.


Crafted from polished nickel, this reeded ball knob costs £24 from SDS London, sdslondon.co.uk