Kitchens provided one bright spot for B&Q in the past quarter as the cold weather hit footfall.
House prices rose by the fastest rate since November 2011 in May.
Laura Ashley has enjoyed growth in its interiors business but suffered from under-performing clothing.
John Lewis has combined with Furniture Reuse Network to provide low-cost furniture to those in need and reduce waste.
John Lewis's At Home stores enjoyed a strong Bank Holiday weekend with sales up by more than 40%.
Argos and Homebase have seen higher like for like sales in the past quarter but margins have slipped.
Charlie Mayfield, John Lewis Partnership chairman received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Beds and bedroom supplier Serene Furnishings is to hold an At Home show at its West Bromwich head office later this month.
Interiors sales held up amid falls in other departments at John Lewis.
The founders of Sofa.com have hit back at suggestions online retailers should have a special levy. The British Retail Consortium is looking into the feasibility of a charge on online sales, but Pat Reeves and Rohan Blacker say such a plan would be bad for consumers and business.
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