Househunter

The Househunter Room by Room

23rd June 2017
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We left the capital  last week for a countryside break and while it’s still hot in the city (name that tune and show your age) I couldn’t resist this two bedroom apartment in a listed building in Streatham, south London. It’s on the market for £375,000 via The Modern House. There are two bedrooms and…

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365 Objects Of Design

The Perfect Patterned Chair

22nd June 2017
Bambino chair in Origami Rocketinos £1,595 and Encore chair in Electro Maze £1,495 by Galapagos + HK Designs www.galapagosdesigns.com....

I think it’s probably time for a sit down don’t you? And wouldn’t these be the perfect chairs to do it in?  Similar but not matching in both pattern and shape, they make a perfect pair. They are part of a new collection from Galapagos Furniture which has brought back designs by Howard Keith from…

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365 Objects Of Design

Baroque Lamp with Jungle Shade

21st June 2017
baroque brass lamp with jungle shade from rose and grey

There is something about this light that really appeals to me. Regular readers will know that I’m a fan of a completely over the top lamp (six foot tall gold palm tree anyone?) and this is somewhat in that genre. The first thing to note is that it’s 90cm tall which makes it too small…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

19th June 2017
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Last week I promised you a full tour of this house which belongs to a client of mine who I helped a couple of years ago. I don’t tend to show you their homes that often, partly because often there are no photographs and also because the way I work is that I made a…

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Househunter

The Househunter Room by Room

16th June 2017
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If this is truly our moment of summer then let’s head out of the cities and make a run for the countryside. This five bedroom house overlooking Totnes, in Devon, seems like a good place to start. It’s on the market with The Modern House for £849,000 and while it backs onto open countryside it…

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365 Objects Of Design

Millennial Pink at La Redoute

15th June 2017
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Have you come across La Redoute? It’s one of the stores that, I think, has been a little bit in the background in this country. One of those not so secret secrets that fashiony people have when they find great clothes and don’t want to tell you where they are from. This French site is…

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365 Objects Of Design

A Perfect Lampshade

14th June 2017
rose blush lamp shades with gold interior from graham and green

I have realised I don’t often write about lampshades and that is because I own remarkably few of them. The ones I have all came attached to the stands they are on and nothing much has changed in that time. However, in my recent Five Ways to Revamp a Room series I remember saying (and if…

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365 Objects Of Design

Democratic Design at Ikea

13th June 2017
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Ikea is written into the fabric of the national consciousness. Rare is the home without a single piece. Landlords furnish rental flats with it; first-time buyers rely on it, high end designers all have a favourite item and middle class, and middle-aged, homeowners nearly always have something that comes from the giant Swedish superstore. Mine…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

12th June 2017
black kitchen with shiplap board walls white via shoot factory

Well good morning. I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot over the last year, but if you need a retreat from the outside world and its (I was going to say madness but I’ll just stop there) … a retreat from the outside world, then come on in here where it’s the opposite…

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