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10 Beautiful Rooms

24th April 2017
Killiehuntly Farmhouse - Scotland. photo Martin Kaufmann

We’re going to Scotland for most of our 10 Beautiful Rooms this week. These are images from Killiehuntly, a farmhouse hotel and cottage in Scotland, which was bought by a Danish couple in 2011 and has been given a stylish Scottish/Scandi makeover. The main building dates back to 1603 and is still a working farm…

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The Househunter Room by Room

21st April 2017
study with huge windows via the modern house

It’s a short working week this week  – first of several at this time of year so I thought I would start with this summery office space in this converted Victorian schoolhouse in south east London. It’s on the market via The Modern House for, deep breath, £2,495,000 but if we can’t buy it we…

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The Best Faux Plants

19th April 2017
faux monstera plant from rose and grey

It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that houseplants are having a moment. This may be a short-lived trend or it may turn out to be a longer term look, but either way it’s true to say that rooms are starting to look as if there is something missing when there is no foliage. Now there…

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Five Of The Best Styling Tricks For Your Home

18th April 2017
6ixteen.23.1.1649130

This month’s guest post is by Ciara Elliott, editor of Essential Kitchens Bedrooms and Bathrooms magazine, on whose pages The Mad House bedroom and bathroom can currently be seen. When she came to shoot the house with the photographer Paul Craig, I asked her for her top five styling tips and tricks. Given that she…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

17th April 2017
little greene basalt and orange aurora

And this comes with apologies to all those who were waiting for it in their inbox this morning – I mistyped the date and scheduled it for tomorrow instead. Here it is now. I’m so sorry. I hope you are all enjoying the long weekend and lounging about in a suitably lazy fashion. As I…

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The Househunter Room by Room

14th April 2017
black kitchen pink chairs belong to kirsten wiig

Happy Friday everyone. Or happy any day you happen to be reading this. We’re just going to one house this week because a) you’re all out hunting for Easter Eggs and running around in the sun and b) – the real reason – it’s such a great house we’re going to have a really good…

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365 Objects Of Design

New Ikea Stockholm Collection

13th April 2017
ikea stockholm

After yesterday’s daring green sofa today we are turning to the more restful shades of blue. Blue is regularly voted the world’s favourite colour and the soft denim shades of this colour from dark indigo to stonewash are very on trend this year. Mind you navy blue is a classic that will never go out…

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365 Objects Of Design

Green Velvet Sofa

12th April 2017
russell pinch sofa for heals

I spoke last week about the idea of having just one standout piece in a room. One element that grabs the attention and lifts it from a tastefully decorated space to one with – cringe – the wow factor. Or, to coin a hideously over-used cliche – the X factor. Answers for a better phrase…

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365 Objects Of Design

Oak Storage Console Table

11th April 2017
oak storage console table from cox and cox

Wandering round a friend’s house the other day – she of the massive renovation and curved sofa revelations – I was shown the room that will be the spare room and home office for him. Now he doesn’t actually work from home so it’s more a sort of place to sit (probably more a sort…

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