The Househunter 31/10/14

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Sometimes, when reality is all a little too much, or, more honestly, when my delusions of grandeur spiral totally out of control, I browse around the more wildly improbable reaches of the estate agents. The end where, in an ideal world, no single property should ever be. But, just sometimes, it’s fun to look. Remember,…

Rory Dobner Designs

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  I am a huge fan of Rory Dobner’s work and he has featured on the blog before. In fact, I began this post as a sort of Throwback Thursday idea after I noticed that I had written about his fabulous skull cushions as a Halloween post a couple of years ago. Then I found all…

Industrial Wooden Shelving

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Open shelving is becoming increasingly popular in kitchens and this one’s a beauty. Now, as a long time fan (and owner) of the open shelf, I would say that wouldn’t I, but in my perambulations around the world of interiors and conversations with both friends and clients, I notice that more and more people are…

My Joss and Main Curated Sale

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A few weeks ago I was asked to curate a sale for the members only site Joss and Main. I worked with their buying team to bring together a collection of pieces that are either very similar to things I already own (check out the black buttonback sofa) or that I would like to have…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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Last week I spoke to a client of madaboutyourhouse who wanted advice with her kitchen. She had, she said, pulled together pictures of all her favourite things and was now worried that the overall effect was just one big muddle. She had planned on white units until her husband admitted that he didn’t really like white…

Industrial Desk Light

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Well this desk light is ticking a few boxes isn’t it? It’s made by District Eight Design, a Vietnamese company founded in 2010. Their office is in a refurbished colonial townhouse facing Saigon River and the firm was one of the first in Vietnam to merge design and build. Although originally set up to preserve…

Tropica Prints from Bianca Hall

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Now it would be fair to say that I am not renowned for my use of colour. I fall firmly into the monochrome end of the spectrum but every now and then, in the interests of fairness, I will make an exception. And this, people, is today’s exception. These gorgeous prints are part of the…

The Househunter 24/10/14

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After another busy week toiling away at the coal face of journalism and interior design it’s time to float about some houses sprinkling Monopoly money hither and yon and wherever it may please us. Something like that anyway. First up, we’re off to west London. To this rather fabulous four bedroom freehold house in a…

Rock ‘n’ Roll Zoo Posters

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I don’t, as a rule, tend to cover wall art/posters/prints (call it what you will) in the Mad House. This is mainly because it’s such a personal choice and most of the time I’m pretty sure I don’t like what’s on your walls and I’m equally certain you’re not too keen on my choices. But…