Guide to Throwing a World Cup 2018

How To Throw The Perfect World Cup Party

1966. It’s a date that shimmers like a mirage in the memory of England’s long-suffering football fans. But with the World Cup fast approaching, its time to choose hope, drawing on those quadrennial reserves of positivity in the way only a true Brit can.

Maximilism vs Minimalism

Minimalism vs Maximalism: Where Do You Stand?

For decades, the cool contours of minimalism have had the upper hand, serving up clean lines and calm neutrals wherever it can. But with the design pendulum inching in favour of more eclectic patterns and velvet textures, could it be that minimalism has had its day? We’ve called in the experts to have their say.


Why Woven Furniture Is Making a Summer Comeback

Woven furniture. It’s not the first thing you think of in the middle of a heatwave and yet it’s an ancient technique that is widely used throughout the tropics. With more designers incorporating this traditional technique, we’ll be taking a look at its evolution from the sub-Equatorial countries to the forefront of contemporary outdoor design.


Design Power Couples That Changed The World

In celebration of the Royal Wedding this weekend, we’ll be counting down some of design’s most exciting power couples, from the much-loved Charles & Ray Eames through to present favourites like Gubi’s GamFratesi.


In Conversation With: Foscarini’s Carlo Urbinati

Carlo Urbinati is an intriguing figure in today’s design scene. He is the founder of Foscarini, an Italian lighting brand revered for its free-thinking, innovative creations. As part of our ongoing In Conversation series, we sat down together to find out more about his unique lighting philosophy and the secrets behind some of our favourite … Continued

Outdoor Entertaining

Chaplins Guide To Outdoor Entertaining

Here at Chaplins, we believe the perfect summer starts in the garden, which is why it’s important to equip your outdoors in a way that helps you celebrate the season. The Chaplins Guide to Summer Entertaining thus pulls together everything we love about luxury outdoor living.


Exotic Outdoor Furniture: SS18 Trends

Featuring 4 exclusive collections, we’ve scoured the globe to bring you your essential outdoor SS18 trends. What’s more, with our Spring Promotion now live, you can shop all of these brands with up to 15% off.

CHAPLINS Sorbet Shades - SS18 Interior Trend

Sophisticated Sorbet Shades: SS18 Interior Trend Alert

Kiss goodbye to millennial pink, the latest interior must have are stylish sorbet shades that traverse the entire pastel palette. Existing anywhere from translucent pinks through to minty greens, they are a key interior trend for brightening up your home in SS18.

CHAPLINS GamFratesi Gubi Beetle Chai5

Is Gubi’s Beetle Chair the Chair of Our Time?

There have been many attempts to create the perfect modern chair. In this week’s trend bulletin, we reveal the history of Gubi’s bestselling Beetle Chair, our own intimate connection with sitting and whether GamFratesi’s velvet masterpiece can be considered akin to Arne Jacobsen iconic seating collection.

Chaplins Kids Bedroom Ideas - Junior Panton Chairs

9 Tips for Decorating Kids Bedrooms

A child’s bedroom is both a portal and a fortress, a space to dream, relax and shut off from the hum of the adult world. With a boom in design for children, decorating your child’s bedroom is no longer the preserve of half-hearted wall stickers or Disney-related merchandise that they will swiftly outgrow. Our expert guide … Continued