Grey Dhurrie Sofa

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Like many of you most of us I have a love/hate relationship with Anthropologie. I hate the prices, do, actually, quite love the stuff. Except for the dip-dyed log. That sends me into a fury every time I see it. Heaven knows what I would do if I went into someone’s house and they actually…

Cuckoo Clock

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I do like a new take on an old theme and you don’t get much more old school than the cuckoo clock. This gorgeous grey number is from Cox and Cox and it has just arrived in stock. It’s a Taiwanese design and, in addition to the traditional cuckoo, there is another bird that comes with…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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For this week’s edition of 10 Beautiful Rooms we are starting off with this gorgeous space above. I love everything here. Firstly the black window/door frames and wall really help to define the space and bring in some depth and drama by adding focal points. The floor with its wide boards is very neutral, and…

Cream Stoneware Jugs

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After yesterday’s visual feast of images showing off the new collection at H&M, today we are keeping it simple with a look at these three gorgeous white jugs. They’re from the new collection at Rigby and Mac and are by Danish designer House Doctor. I just love how they look with those branches of eucalyptus…

New Collection from H&M

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There’s nothing I like more than a little wander around the home department of a high street store. You can find real treats there and it’s an affordable way to give a room a little refresh, or bring home something new that doesn’t break the bank. I have spoken on these pages before about how…

The Househunter

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It’s Friday so it must be time for a little poke around the property market. This week we’re starting in Kent with this enormous (7,500 sq ft) in rural Kent. A former industrial building which was transformed by the design firm Brinkworth for the artist Dinos Chapman and knitwear designer Tiphaine de Lussy, it’s on the…

Steel Desk

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I spent years wanting a vintage steel desk. For a long time there was one in the window of our local antique/retro/junk shop but it cost around £1,800 and was way out of our budget. I think perhaps it was way out of anyone else’s too as it was there for such a long time.…

Honeycomb Throw

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The other day after dinner with friends ended slightly too early, it was decided that we would return to their house for one last glass of wine (I might tell you that that last one is the killer glass. That’s the one that will give you the hangover, but still we’re not here to talk…

Interview with Mineheart

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Regular visitors to The Mad House will know that I am a huge fan of Brendan Young and Vanessa Battaglia, the husband and wife team behind the Eccentric (their capital E) British Design House Mineheart. You can see their wonderful trompe l’oeil bookshelf wallpaper in the images above, which I bought five years ago and…