Househunter

The Househunter: Room by Room

21st July 2017
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Last week was houses, this week two bedroom flats. The ideal first purchase – if you can get it. But even if you can’t, or you rent one, there are always ideas that you can borrow from other people and this converted warehouse in east London, which is on the market for $650,000 with The…

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365 Objects Of Design

Coloured Wireless Speakers

20th July 2017
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One of issues that I come across more frequently than any other is how to hide the television and the technology. Most of us seem resigned to the fact that we have to have it and that means various black boxes dotted about the place. Until now. Last week I was sent a pink speaker.…

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365 Objects Of Design

Rustic Farmhouse Table

19th July 2017
Home Barn
Tables

It’s said the kitchen is the heart of the home but I disagree. I think it goes further than that. I think it’s actually the kitchen table. That table, whether it’s in the kitchen, the dining room or the sitting room, depending on where you have space for it, is actually the real heart of…

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365 Objects Of Design

Outdoor Floor Light

18th July 2017
outdoor floor light by madaboutthehouse.com

I have wanted an outdoor floor light for years. It fits with my dream of the outdoor sitting room. Taking the inside outside as it were. This involves a sofa, which has been fantastically hard to find,  I did eventually track one down and will be writing about soon but if you can’t wait it’s the…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

17th July 2017
by henrik nero for residencemagazine.se

Maybe it’s the time of year, maybe it’s the fact that Pantone did perhaps know what it was talking about when it named greenery as its colour of 2017 but I can’t get enough of it at the moment. It’s such a restful colour. Maybe I just need a holiday. Whether you’re draping your walls…

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Househunter

The Househunter Room by Room

14th July 2017
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Two corkers for you this week. Well I think they are in that they sum up the Mad House philosophy rather well. Both are on with The Modern House, neither of them are modern. That is they are Victorian houses with modern additions and have been decorated in a mix of old and new, which…

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365 Objects Of Design

Five Future Proof Trends

13th July 2017
Global

Sounds like a contradiction in terms doesn’t it. How can a trend, which is surely allied to a fashion, be future-proof? Surely the point is that it will change. Usually quite fast. After all, isn’t trend just another word for fashion? Or is it? We often talk about a fad that leads to an underlying…

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Arcadia Mural Wallpaper

12th July 2017
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Now I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this (cue snores) but I’m currently writing the second book. It’s out next March if I haven’t….. Anyway, one thing – by the way I’ve done 37,000 words out of 40,000 at this point (cue round of applause) – now where was I? Oh yes one thing my…

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365 Objects Of Design

Brintons Launch Photorealistic Carpets

11th July 2017
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The oldest known piece of carpet was found in Siberia in 1949 and dates from the 4th century BC. It was discovered perfectly preserved under a layer of ice and the colours and incredibly intricate weaving can still be clearly seen. Of course it was made by hand so its creator was able to use…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

10th July 2017
Upminster

Starting off this week’s edition of 10 Beautiful Rooms with this fabulous kitchen from Devol. I’m not sure I would ever have the courage to paint my own in this colour but I could stare at it all day. Am seriously wondering if I need to just have a print made of this and stick…

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