Folding Shelving by Ambivalenz

folding shelves by ambivalenz

Flexible furniture that doesn’t take up much space or can be easily stored is increasingly important as we live in ever smaller spaces. Or buy more stuff. Either way, there has never been more of a need for clever items that can adapt to our busy lives. Take at look at these shelves. They’re made…

Tile Inspiration

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I was helping a friend with her kitchen redesign the other day and as she showed me the samples for her cupboards, worktops and splashbacks and asked me to advise on floor tiles, it occurred to me that without the injection of some colour or pattern, it was just a collection of surfaces. Very beautiful…

Mad About… made.com: unboxed

Mad about the house, North London

Today I’m thrilled to be able to tell you about a new project by the wonderful made.com which involves moi! Well I’m a small part of it as you can see from the pictures below. It’s called MADE Unboxed and it’s about showing customers and browsers what the pieces look like in real homes. From today…

Still Mad About Grey Homewares

Grey Scale Bedroom

The new season look books are flooding in at the moment and it’s a real pleasure to see so many of them that aren’t just about showcasing the products but have great photography so they can provide real inspiration for our own homes. Recently I showed you the new collection from Sainsbury’s with all that…

Industrial Style Reclaimed Wood Table

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My kitchen table is an old art school number complete with ink stains and enormous drawers for storing all manner of junk in (I mean useful stuff in tidy compartments). However, if I was in the business of actually buying one, this would be high on my list. I like the reclaimed wood which gives…

The Househunter visit’s Adele’s House

raised kitchen parquet floor

Off to Sussex this week to see the house belonging to the voice that is Adele. All 13 bedrooms and nine bathrooms of it. It’s on the market with Strutt & Parker for £6,000,000 and, in addition to all those bedrooms and bathrooms, there are seven reception rooms, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, tennis…

Gold, White or Nickel Pendant

rose gold, chalky white and nickel pendant lights from rose and grey

I don’t know whether I’m more excited at the affordability of these fabulous gold and nickel pendant lights, or the fact that they have been photographed against a navy blue wall. Even the nickel one looks warm and inviting against this soft blue wall and there was I ranting about how chrome and silver were…

Sugar Shaker

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Just a quick one today: this pretty sugar shaker that brought a smile to my face and is only £7.50. I have been looking for a cool sugar pot for ages. I don’t take sugar and neither does anyone else in the house but that doesn’t seem to matter. A few years ago, on holiday…

Grey Velvet Buttonback Sofa

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Here it is. Finally the Mad Sofa has landed. And I have to say we’re all pretty pleased with it. You’ll have to excuse my somewhat amateur photography but you get the idea. It’s the large Haresfield Sofa from Sofas and Stuff and it’s covered in charcoal velvet (Plymouth British brushed cotton velvet to be…