365 Objects Of Design

Geometric Rugs and Cushions

9th February 2016
Woven Siali by Charlotte Lancelot for Gan (footstools) small

Now what do you think of these then? I know this is an excitable start but I’m quite excited. The geometric trend has been around for a while now – it’s certainly enduring – and this is a new and interesting take on it. It’s the new collection by Charlotte Lancelot for GAN available at…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

8th February 2016
Kitchen by Devol

We’re starting off with some black kitchens this week. This has been greatly exercising me as the Mad kitchen refurb has begun and the cupboards have now very firmly over on the dark side. I’m not going to show you yet because a) it’s not finished and b) there is a photo shoot planned very…

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The Househunter 5/1/16

5th February 2016
the Modern house

Shall we head to Brighton first? At the time of writing the sun is shining high low in a cloudless almost clear sky and I feel like a bit of seaside is in order. This five bedroom house is on the market with Fine and Country and it is rather splendid isn’t it? Or perhaps it’s…

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How To Get The Lighting Right: The Bedroom

4th February 2016
image by Elliot Walsh for Houzz

This week is part III in the mini-series How to Get the Lighting Right and we’re tackling the bedroom. In many ways this is a culmination of what we have already learnt downstairs but, given that we spend a third of our lives either sleeping, or attempting to do so, the lighting is just as…

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Smink Things: Wallpaper and Tiles

3rd February 2016
squared-tiles

Firstly can I say Welcome Back especially to those of you who noticed the blog had a sick spell over the weekend and was offline for 25 (loooooong) hours. We’re back now, but I realise that those of you who subscribe (and may I just thank you for doing that and I hope you’re still…

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10 Beautiful Rooms: new Farrow & Ball Colours

1st February 2016
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Look closely for these are the new Farrow & Ball colours that went on sale today. This is an event that happens only once every three years and the new shades were revealed at a top secret launch in London a couple of weeks ago. It was so secret that I was late as I…

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The Househunter 29/1/16

29th January 2016
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Well now this is an interesting one to start off with; it’s the house my father grew up in. My mother visited him there many times while they were – shall we say “dating” – it was the sixties – and then it was sold shortly afterwards. It was eventually bought by Sir Bernard Lovell,…

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Black Chalkboard Fridge

28th January 2016
write-on fridge

I can’t tell you how long I have been looking for one of these. I’ve seen them on Pinterest and I’ve seen DIY versions but I’ve never actually seen a proper one that you can buy. After all, who’s going to mess with painting a fridge which already cost hundreds of pounds. What if it…

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Monroe Avenue: Vintage furniture

27th January 2016
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Now I don’t usually post about sales as they come and go and these posts remain FOR EVER, which is quite a weird thought but still, I thought I would make an exception today as I have been meaning to mention this company to you for a while and it turns out they have a…

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The Great Interior Design Challenge Interview

26th January 2016
Photo by Alun Callender

It’s back! Yes The Great Interior Design Challenge starts its third series on Monday 1 February with 16 amateur designers battling it out over 15 episodes. And guess what? The Mad House was the only UK blog invited to meet the presenters for an exclusive chat. Thrilled? Moi? So off I trotted to their offices…

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