The designer hotels for Paris fashion week

Heading to Paris for fashion week? Whether you like modern hotels, or small luxury boutiques, Sofitel Paris and Hôtel Daniel and are two very different hotels with serious design credentials...

Design trends at the shows

Striking graphics, bold printing and angular designs took centre stage at the January shows - from Maison & Objet in Paris, to the London Home Show and Interiors UK - as fabrics, wallpapers and furniture turned to technology for inspiration

Manet at the Royal Academy

The comfortable, casual elegance of miffle-class home life in the France of the 1860s is captured on canvas in a new show at the Royal Academy

Steal le style from Paris

The world’s trend-setters are flocking to Paris Fashion Week to admire the frocks and soak up the ambience. And three recently revamped hotels, in the heart of the haute couture district, are at the forefront of French style. With the right pieces, we can replicate their look in our homes

Train routes abroad

If you can't face more cancelled flights take the train instead. Cathy Hawker finds homes on routes through France and Spain

French style at home

Take a tour of delicious French B&Bs this summer and be inspired by their charming interiors. Katie Law talked to some of their owners and discovered their style secrets