365 Objects Of Design

Antique Mirrored Wallpaper

24th August 2016
Cole and Son Albemarle Albery resembles antique mirror wallpaper

Regular readers will know I have been exploring antique mirrors on the blog recently after featuring it in a 10 Beautiful Rooms post and showing it used as a kitchen splashback (you can see it and read a tutorial about how to make your own here). I am currently exploring the idea of using it…

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365 Objects Of Design

Brass Bar Cart

23rd August 2016
brass bar cart from Abigail Ahern

As the summer hasn’t really materialised and the holidays are now nearly over, I thought we should revisit this fabulous bar cart today. It’s such a great piece and perfect the time of year. After all, who needs to sit in the garden with a glass of chilled rosé (sob) when you could be curled…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

22nd August 2016
antique mirror in the home of Ochre founder Harriet Maxwell Macdonald

A mixed bunch of beautiful rooms for you this week. We start off with this restaurant in Portland, Oregon, which has this fabulous wallpaper. Would it surprise you to learn the restaurant is called Moule? Or Mussel? I suspect it was designed especially for this room but if anyone has seen it available to buy…

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The Househunter

19th August 2016
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We’re going to the country this week because, well because look at that view. I’m not terribly good at the country myself; after years of living in London and 24 hour access to shops I am now literally incapable of going to a shop and buying bread and milk at the same time. My short…

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How To Get The Lighting Right: The Kitchen

18th August 2016
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The lighting is so often an afterthought – a few lampshades thrown in when the rest of the work is finished and the money has run out. But it is such a key part of a design scheme – so easy to get wrong and so stunning when it’s done right, that I collaborated with…

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365 Objects Of Design

French Connection Home Collection

17th August 2016
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I’m including this in the August updates series because some of these pieces have gone on sale since I first posted about them. That red leather chair for one….. It is a little known fact that red is actually a brilliant neutral. Fashiony people are often singing the praises of the red handbag on the…

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Mid-Century Style School Chairs

16th August 2016
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Now I think you might like these. Mid-century style school chairs with a contemporary twist. Interested? I thought you might be. Olivia Scott-Taylor works with her mother, Lesley, to create these fabulous chairs which you can buy in sets or in mismatching groups. The idea came from Lesley who wanted to create something original for…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

15th August 2016
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Nothing like a dark and sultry kitchen to kick off a Monday morning. I have always loved kitchens in rooms that clearly weren’t designed to be kitchens. The plasterwork on the ceiling and the complete absence of spotlights make this a real winner for me. So much so that we’re having a close up. Just…

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August Updates: The Househunter

12th August 2016
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This is another great house that was marketed earlier this year. Come in and remind yourself of its fabulous kitchen. What about this then. Now I’m pretty sure you will like this and it’s £695,000 via The Modern House. Exactly – quite the bargain, comparatively speaking at least. It’s a five bedroom house, near Stroud,…

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How to Get The Lighting Right in the Bedroom

11th August 2016
image by Elliot Walsh for Houzz

As part of the August Updates I’m bringing you this one again – some of you will have missed it the first time round and some of you will suddenly find it’s more relevant than it was when it came out the first time round. This week is part III in the mini-series How to…

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