Brass Armchair with Pink Upholstery

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So there I was; just back from holiday with a small case of the blues and a large pile of laundry and wondering what to write about for today’s Object of Design, when I saw this gorgeous chair. And it turns out that the chair I am currently sitting on (in the bay window of…

Ammonite Light

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Isn’t this such a pretty light? It was inspired by an ammonite fossil and comes in two sizes and finishes. It was designed by the Portuguese designer Hugo Ribeiro who graduated only two years ago and has already won masses of awards. The Ammonite costs €90 for the small version and €190 for the larger…

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. Hint: the update is coming at…

Muuto: A New Perspective

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I read a fashion blog post the other day which was singing the praises of a red bag and saying you would be surprised at how many outfits it would go with. Even if you don’t wear red normally (as indeed I don’t) a splash of red instead of the usual black or brown will…

Grey Dhurrie Sofa

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Like many of you most of us I have a love/hate relationship with Anthropologie. I hate the prices, do, actually, quite love the stuff. Except for the dip-dyed log. That sends me into a fury every time I see it. Heaven knows what I would do if I went into someone’s house and they actually…

The Househunter

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Right there’s no beating around the bush this week, get your coat we’re off to Sweden. And we may be there for some time because this is a house we need to visit in detail. It’s a masterclass of muted colours but with a twist. Look up at the ceilings. They have often been painted…

Model Buildings by Chisel and Mouse

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If you have a big screen then take a moment to look at these images in detail. They are perfect recreations of a huge range of buildings from all over the world, including Battersea Power Station, The Glasgow School of Art, The Guggenheim and The New York Yankees Old Stadium. They are created by two…

Mexican Skull Tiles

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I’m cross now. I spent weeks searching for the right tiles for the bathroom loft and in the end I tracked them down in Sweden. I know! But I don’t need very many so I managed to come within the budget by just having few tiles and more paint. Then, as if we weren’t gluttons…

Small Buttonback Sofa

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So the other day I was putting together a lookbook for a client and I came across this gorgeous little sofa which is just perfect for a bedroom so I thought I would share it here. Whenever I visit a client’s house for a consultation I put together a detailed PDF lookbook afterwards which includes…