365 Objects Of Design

Large Floor Cushion

25th July 2017
day bed cushion from urban outfitters

The 16-year-old has been redecorating his bedroom. It appears to be some sort of post GCSE don’t-make-me-get-a-Saturday-job sort of plan. Not that I was going to, but it has clearly done him no harm to think I might. Actually when I say redecorating I use the term loosely. There was one lime green wall, three…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

24th July 2017
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This is one of Devol’s most popular kitchens and it’s not hard to see why. The cupboards are painted in their pantry blue and the the crittall style windows really tie the room together. The black fridge is also a great detail. I painted my kitchen cupboards dark navy/blue/black a year ago and still really…

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Househunter

The Househunter: Room by Room

21st July 2017
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Last week was houses, this week two bedroom flats. The ideal first purchase – if you can get it. But even if you can’t, or you rent one, there are always ideas that you can borrow from other people and this converted warehouse in east London, which is on the market for $650,000 with The…

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365 Objects Of Design

Coloured Wireless Speakers

20th July 2017
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One of issues that I come across more frequently than any other is how to hide the television and the technology. Most of us seem resigned to the fact that we have to have it and that means various black boxes dotted about the place. Until now. Last week I was sent a pink speaker.…

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365 Objects Of Design

Rustic Farmhouse Table

19th July 2017
Home Barn
Tables

It’s said the kitchen is the heart of the home but I disagree. I think it goes further than that. I think it’s actually the kitchen table. That table, whether it’s in the kitchen, the dining room or the sitting room, depending on where you have space for it, is actually the real heart of…

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365 Objects Of Design

Outdoor Floor Light

18th July 2017
outdoor floor light by madaboutthehouse.com

I have wanted an outdoor floor light for years. It fits with my dream of the outdoor sitting room. Taking the inside outside as it were. This involves a sofa, which has been fantastically hard to find,  I did eventually track one down and will be writing about soon but if you can’t wait it’s the…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

17th July 2017
by henrik nero for residencemagazine.se

Maybe it’s the time of year, maybe it’s the fact that Pantone did perhaps know what it was talking about when it named greenery as its colour of 2017 but I can’t get enough of it at the moment. It’s such a restful colour. Maybe I just need a holiday. Whether you’re draping your walls…

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Househunter

The Househunter Room by Room

14th July 2017
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Two corkers for you this week. Well I think they are in that they sum up the Mad House philosophy rather well. Both are on with The Modern House, neither of them are modern. That is they are Victorian houses with modern additions and have been decorated in a mix of old and new, which…

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365 Objects Of Design

Five Future Proof Trends

13th July 2017
Global

Sounds like a contradiction in terms doesn’t it. How can a trend, which is surely allied to a fashion, be future-proof? Surely the point is that it will change. Usually quite fast. After all, isn’t trend just another word for fashion? Or is it? We often talk about a fad that leads to an underlying…

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Arcadia Mural Wallpaper

12th July 2017
etched arcadia mural wallpaper from anthropologie

Now I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this (cue snores) but I’m currently writing the second book. It’s out next March if I haven’t….. Anyway, one thing – by the way I’ve done 37,000 words out of 40,000 at this point (cue round of applause) – now where was I? Oh yes one thing my…

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