Sphery30 Plywood Lampshade

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Converting the loft has been fantastic in so many ways. I love the new office space and have to pinch myself with excitement every time I sit at my desk. There was, however, one casualty; the huge Ikea Makros dandelion light which hung on the top landing which had to go to make way for…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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Morning and Happy Monday. Feeling a little industrial as we start this week’s edition of 10 Beautiful Rooms. I’m dying for some concrete in my kitchen but after the loft conversion it will be a while before we start thinking of redoing the kitchen. So, for the time being I shall just gaze and admire.…

Round Mirror with Leather Strap

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Well it might take me a while to get round to it but when I say that every object of design is something that I would have in my house given elastic walls and an unlimited budget, I do mean it. I wrote about this round mirror with a leather strap from John Lewis on…

New Collection from Nordic House

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There is literally nothing more annoying than deciding to shop for summer clothes (ie when the summer comes) and finding that the stores are all full of autumn winter. Apparently last weekend was the biggest swimwear buying weekend of the year but good luck trying to find a decent one in the right size. It’s…

The Househunter

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This is The Tailored House in West London, which has recently been completed by a young firm of architects called Liddicoat & Goldhill. It has five bedrooms and is on the market for £2,625,000 via The Modern House. It’s a detached house, which already makes it unusual for London, and was given its name as,…

The Laundry Room Makeover

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A few weeks ago I was at a client’s house working through plans for her kitchen and she asked me to take a look at her laundry room. It was, in essence, a large cupboard (much like my own) but she wanted to know how to kit it out with lovely things that would make…

Industrial Style Loft Conversion

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This is it! It’s done. Would you like to take a tour of the new loft with me? We don’t have the sofa yet as it’s coming from Italy and was delayed so you’ll have to make do with the bare room for now but you get the idea. We were very clear when we…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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Morning Monday People. And we’re starting off with this fabulous black and white tiled floor. It looks properly random (although admittedly this is just a small slice of it) and I love it with the pale wood. Sticking with the natural wood and monochrome theme, this kitchen also caught my eye this week. I’m now…