Need advice on decorating your home during lockdown? Try a virtual interior-design service

Angela R. James

The lockdown experience has inspired some to declutter, repaint and generally sort out their home; while others stare blankly at their own four walls, beginning to hate them but not knowing how to go about changing them. So this bank holiday weekend, the last until August, is just the time when you could do with calling in an interior designer – if only you were allowed to let them into your home.

Some, however, are getting around the issue by launching virtual design services, offering their expertise over Zoom, FaceTime or WhatsApp, to give clients the experience of working with

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Four virtual tours for architecture fans

Angela R. James

What with the pandemic, it is difficult to set foot outside, and opportunities to escape from home are thin on the ground. Thankfully, Google is there to help us visit some of the world’s most beautiful buildings. Here are four ideas for virtual tours that will enable architecture enthusiasts to get away from it all.

The Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier in Poissy, France 

One of the great masters of 20th-century architecture, Le Corbusier was given carte blanche to design the Villa Savoye, a rich client’s second home in Poissy, Île-de-France. The resulting building is an embodiment of the French

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