Mad About . . .

My Top Ten Interior Design Tips

2nd December 2016
screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-08-19-59

Yesterday I gave a talk at the madepresents event in East London. It was great to hang out on their armchairs – I have now sat in most of them –  and I can also tell you that their cushion game is STRONG. Look at these gorgeous ones by Emily Humphrey. I might have to…

Read More...

365 Objects Of Design

The Flatpack Survival Guide… The Missing Pages

1st December 2016
Missing Pages by Special Projects

The flatpack furniture producers of the world would have you believe that you can add a beautiful piece of affordable furniture to your home simply by following a few simple instructions. They think that you will be so pleased by the saving produced by not having to pay a factory to assemble your new bed,…

Read More...

365 Objects Of Design

Selfridges launches its first homeware range

30th November 2016
HyperFocal: 0

So yesterday we were at the bottom of the high street and today we are at the top end with the news that Selfridges has launched its very first homeware range: Makers for Selfridges. The London store approached Friends & Co, a design and architecture pr agency, and asked them to put together a selection…

Read More...

365 Objects Of Design

The Collection by Argos

29th November 2016
2665261_c2

Well if you’ve read the headline then yes, it really is. When this email fell out of my inbox I thought it would be high street but sort of “high” high street, if you see what I mean. And I’m sure the store wouldn’t mind if I said I was staggered when I realised where…

Read More...

Mad About . . .

Mad About The House: A House Tour

28th November 2016
bedroom-neisha-crosland-wallpaper

When we last spoke on Friday, I left you poking around two very different houses; one old and one new. Then on Friday evening I put my glad rags on and went to the Vuelio Blog Awards where The Mad House was nominated for best interior design blog. I wasn’t expecting win anything as, er,…

Read More...

Househunter

The Househunter

25th November 2016
via-the-modern-house

You know it’s the weekend when it’s time to poke around some other people’s houses and so here we are. No Black Friday deals on these ones sadly, but there might be some ideas to steal. This first property, a two bedroom split level apartment in The Pioneer Centre, south east London, was described by…

Read More...

365 Objects Of Design

New Shop Discovery: Perch & Parrow

24th November 2016
sliver and navy console table from perch and parrow

I first noticed this store when it started popping up on my instagram feed and when I got round to investigating I liked it very much and thought you might too. I have already made recommendations to a couple of clients so here goes for the rest of you. Perch & Barrow belongs to Astrid…

Read More...

365 Objects Of Design

Vintage Wooden Desk

23rd November 2016
antique elm desk from design vintage

I am drawn to this vintage wooden desk again and again and, in the absence of finding anywhere to put it in my own house, have decided to share it with you. I know – generous aren’t I! Don’t worry I don’t always keep things to myself, I just wanted to be sure that I…

Read More...

365 Objects Of Design

A Guide to Buying Art Online

22nd November 2016
Processed with VSCO with m3 preset

It’s a tricky thing buying art and one that I have steered clear of until now as it’s so subjective, but there are certain guidelines and tips that apply to everyone, whether you’re adding to an extensive collection or just want something to hang above the sofa. It’s even trickier if you’re buying art online…

Read More...

Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

21st November 2016
kate18

The bedroom saga continues. Hang on, if you’re new this isn’t that kind of blog. Sorry, we’re going to be talking about paint. In the bedroom. If that’s not your thing then your google search has led you here by mistake. We shan’t mind if you want to slide out quietly. No, no not at…

Read More...