365 Objects Of Design

Pinch Design Opens A Shop

30th May 2017
Pinch_Shop_May2017-4

For the last few years we have been told that buying online keeps prices low by cutting out the middleman and all the costs involved in running a site but I’m beginning to wonder if we are seeing a swing back to the idea of the traditional shop. Or, as someone said to me the…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

29th May 2017
navy blue kitchen island by Greg Penn

Hello on this Bank Holiday Monday. I can only assume that the storms clouds have gathered on the horizon and if it’s not already raining it will be about to do so – all the more reason so settle down with a cup of coffee and a stroll through this week’s edition of 10 Beautiful…

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The Househunter Room by Room

26th May 2017
spedan close via the modern house

Given the glorious weather and the fact that this week is summer (expect normal rain service to have resumed by the time you read this) I have been hunting for properties with pools or great views this week and first up is this two bedroom Modernist flat in Hampstead which is on for £1.100,000 via…

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Five Ways To Revamp Your Hall

25th May 2017
hall stairs in the mad house image by James Balston

The fourth part of my mini-series Five Ways to Revamp a Room(rapidly) and this week we are going to the hall. Often neglected as just a passing-through place and a dumping ground, the hall is, in fact, one of the most important rooms in the house. It’s the first thing you see when you come…

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365 Objects Of Design

5 Tips For Caring For your Linen Sheets

23rd May 2017
Soak&Sleep - 100% Pure French Linen, from £24 (pillowcase pair)

It seems that linen bedlinen is all the rage at the moment – not least because of its relaxed non-iron look but also because both high street and high end seem to be awash with duvet covers and sheets in gorgeous soft shades of pink, grey and blue. A few weeks ago, when my house…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

22nd May 2017
the stylish monochrome home of Kay Prestney

Happy Monday (or whenever you are reading this) and welcome to this week’s edition of 10 Beautiful Rooms. This week we are starting off with two rooms from the gorgeous home of stylist Kay Prestney whose gorgeous loft shows you that with a simple palette of black and white it’s  possible to create plenty of interest and…

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The Househunter Room by Room

19th May 2017
harcourt road via brickworks

Starting off in Wimbledon this week with this three bedroom duplex apartment which is on the market with The Modern House for £1,175,000. It’s mainly about the kitchen with its soft greeny grey cupboards, crittall windows and wooden island. It’s a gorgeous space that has the sitting room at one end – you can just…

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5 Ways To Revamp Your Bedroom

18th May 2017
grey bedroom photographed by Paul Craig styled by Kate Watson-Smyth

It’s the third part of my mini series 5 ways to revamp a room and this time we’re looking at the bedroom. We have recently revamped The Mad House bedroom by changing the wallpaper (see below) and painting the walls. Neither of those tips appear in this list as I imagine you can work that…

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Vintage French Wine Carboys

17th May 2017
vintage french wine vessels

We have been talking recently –  in the Five Ways to Revamp a Room series – about how little things can make a big difference. One of those little things being accessories. Now I’m not advocating you rush out and buy a load of meaningless stuff but the odd piece – often vintage – can…

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