welcome While I was idly pottering around my garden the other day, I was amazed to see a few daffodils making an earlier-than-usual appearance. The sight of their golden trumpets really cheered me, as at this time of year it can be hard to believe that spring is just around the corner. If you’re in need of a floral fix, then turn to page 84, where talented stylist Selina Lake has suggestions for filling your home with flowers, even in the depths of winter, while our pick of the best decorative vases are perfect for displaying spring blooms (or a romantic Valentine’s bouquet). Looking to inject some colour into your home? Then turn to page 68 where decorating expert Emma Clayton suggests four bright schemes that are perfect for period interiors, while our bumper 36 pages of real homes are overflowing with ideas for you to recreate. Enjoy the issue!