365 Objects Of Design

Black Wall Light

26th May 2016
black kitchen with white floors and my fiddle leaf fig

I don’t know how many of you caught up with my series on How to Get the Lighting Right but for those of you who are new to the blog, I wrote a series of posts in collaboration with John Cullen going round my house room by room to see what I had got right (not…

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365 Objects Of Design

Kitchen Innovations from Magnet Part III

25th May 2016
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These posts come round fast don’t they? This is the third in my four part series showcasing kitchen innovations from Magnet. And I know I say this every month but this is a good one. I’m pretty sure that most of our kitchens have a kickboard that hides the legs of the cupboards and just…

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365 Objects Of Design

Pink and Grey Rug

24th May 2016
Clandestino rug from Plumo in shades of soft pink and grey

Isn’t this a pretty rug. It’s all my favourite colours together – shades of grey and shades of blush pink. I can even cope with that single rogue yellow stripe although ordinarily that would upset me enormously. So, where shall I put it? For those of you who also like it it’s 210cm long and…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

23rd May 2016
image by petra bindel for elle decoration sweden

Trying to start the week feeling serene and calm and these first few rooms fit the bill perfectly. Natural floorboards, rustic wood and white walls. Not for nothing is there an instagram hashtag called #whiteworks. Because it does. As much as I like dark walls – and they do photograph particularly well – you can’t…

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The Househunter 20/5/16

20th May 2016
bakeryplace via savills

It’s a tale of two halves this week. Firstly the very modern conversion with lots of black accents and internal crittal windows versus the stucco-fronted family home that is mainly white and also has a rather gorgeous internal glass wall. The first is a collection of eight apartments in Battersea’s Bakery Place which is on…

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Cool Kids Furniture by XO

19th May 2016
desk by xo-inmyroom

I don’t often write about children’s furniture and I probably should as many of you have them. I have them. Two since you ask. Boys both. Aged 12 and 15. And therein, probably, lies the reason. Publications often reflect their editors. They should reflect their readers too, but there is always a personal element that…

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365 Objects Of Design

Contemporary Steel Furniture

18th May 2016
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A good shelf is a good thing – as the billions of shelfie posts on instagram can testify. This is a good shelf. And what’s more, as it’s not a built- in shelf you can either move it from room to room as the fancy takes you, or from house to house if you rent.…

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Mid-Century Style School Chairs

17th May 2016
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Now I think you might like these. Mid-century style school chairs with a contemporary twist. Interested? I thought you might be. Olivia Scott-Taylor works with her mother, Lesley, to create these fabulous chairs which you can buy in sets or in mismatching groups. The idea came from Lesley who wanted to create something original for…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

16th May 2016
EMMA PERSSON LAGERBERG PHOTO PETRA BLINDFOLD

Morning everyone. I hope you are all well this fine morning. I say it’s a fine morning, I have no idea what the weather will be doing at the point you drop in to read this. In which case let’s amend to – I hope you are feeling fine this morning. Are you ready to…

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The Househunter 13/6/16

13th May 2016
black and white kitchen

A study in black, white, marble and wood, this is a great house that just needs a few personal touches from the eventual buyer. You know the sort of thing – a few rugs, photos and pictures on the wall. The vendors have clearly taken the estate agent’s advice to depersonalise VERY seriously. It’s the…

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