Decorum Shop Delights

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I do love a bit of leather attached to a house accessory. Chopping boards with leather handles, mirrors with leather straps, you name it. Usually the mirrors are earbleedingly expensive though. The king of leather strapped mirrors is the Jacques Adnet Circulaire which he made in the 1950s. The French designer was working in collaboration…

Wire Lampshade

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Lovers of industrial chic will like these although actually I think they could go anywhere. I keep being drawn back to them and I think it’s because although I know they’re made of wire mesh they look like knitting or crochet. You imagine that they’re going to be incredibly soft to the touch and that…

The Househunter 27/3/15

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Feeling all airy and Swedish this week so this is where we’re going first. Sometimes I really do wish I had two houses next door to each other (a la Gywneth and all that) one black and white and one white and black, if you see what I mean. Then I could flit between the…

BHS Ceiling Lighting

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It’s not secret that many interior designers source their lights from Bhs. However, it’s a huge department and there’s a lot to sort through before you find the gems. Here are some that I found this week. Save you doing all the hard work sort of thing. The key is to keep it simple. I…

BLOC Sofa by Hopper and Space

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Ladies and Gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to BLOC, a sofa made in the UK by my good friends Hopper and Space. The sofa and chair were inspired by Soviet era modernist furniture and Ben and Joe, who run this cool company selling re-imagined and now custom-made furniture, thought the bold…

Skultana: Swedish Brass and Silver

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Skultana is a Scandinavian shop – Swedish to be precise – and it sells nothing but brass and silverware. Is this perhaps the best shop in the world. Give or take a small exaggeration? The company was founded more than 400 years ago when King Karl IX realised his long held plans for a Swedish…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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I don’t know about you but I think black kitchens is becoming a thing. I’m see more pictures and more people are talking about it. One of those very stylish friends at My Friend’s House posted pictures of her newly painted black kitchen last week sending me into paroxysms of jealousy and resulting in begging…

Mid Century Modern Sofas and Chairs

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Now I’ll be honest here, I have been a bit reluctant to join in the general stampede of adulation for everything that is mid-century modern. I’m sorry, but I just don’t want a rosewood sideboard. Or kidney-shaped coffee table. My son has a G-plan bedside table and I’m well aware that many people will be…

Plug-in Wall Light

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This is one of those ideas that is so simple I can’t think why there aren’t more of them about. Wall lights, of which you all know I am a fan, usually need to come with an electrician attached and can be quite a big deal to install. Even the ones that plug in usually…