Lighting by Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler - Dining - Bond dining table, Meurice rectangle chandelier - lifestyle - Portrait

Jonathan Adler must be wonderful to meet in real life. He is clearly one of those people who always knows the right thing to say. Sadly I missed the launch of his groovy new London shop earlier in the year so I didn’t get the chance but today I wanted to give you his words…

Leather Daybed

leather daybed

There’s something about a daybed. I don’t know what it is but I just love the idea. Perhaps it’s the thrill of an illicit lie down in the middle of the day. Perhaps, as in the case of this one by Antonio Citterio for Flexform, it’s just the beautiful and simple pared back design. After…

Ten Beautiful Rooms II

warehouse kitchen from hannahinthehouse.com

Sometimes all we want to kickstart the week is a little loveliness. A dash of inspiration to get us through the Monday if you like. I know I do. And, in the same way that I used to browse through a few pages of shoes and bags, now I find that a few minutes of…

Reversible White and Grey Coverlet

white and grey coverlet anthropologie

Now I love Anthropologie I really do. I don’t own any of it because it’s so expensive but I regularly look at their pages, browse through their catalogue and dream. Then, occasionally I am brought up short by something that is so utterly ridiculous when it comes to price tags that I sort of hate…

Hearts and Skulls from Anatomy Boutique

Anatomy Boutique, Mexican Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Wallpaper £120 www.anatomyboutique.com (Simon Midgley PR)

Aren’t these great? They’re by Emily Evans, who spent ten years as a freelance medical illustrator and teacher of anatomy, before setting up the Anatomy Boutique. I love these cheery Day of the Dead skulls, but check out red wallpaper below. It’s actually hearts. Emily started creating bespoke products for customers who wanted something a little…

The Househunter 12/9/14

white dining room natural wood

So The Househunter took a summer break as that’s traditionally when the market goes quiet but it’s back. And do, please, let me know, is this a regular post that you like? Personally I like nothing more than poking round people’s houses but it would be great to get some feedback from you and see…

Navy Quilted Chair

navy quilted chair

Like many of you I have been conducting a secret flirtation with navy blue – secret only because I still love grey – but the site of this chair means I may have to confess all and bring my affair into the open. It’s navy, it’s quilted with dark wood and I love it and…

Get The London Look From Great.ly

reclaimed wood and gold board by di overton

It’s September and that can only mean one thing (well in the Mad House it can) and that’s the London Design Festival. This year it’s running from 13 – 21 September and in honour of that I have created a Made in the UK department in my Great.ly store. In addition, those very kind people…

The White Company General Store

glasses from the general store

It feels extraordinary that The White Company has been going for 20 years. An idea that was so groundbreaking back then is now an accepted part of how we live; layers of white, different textiles and a simple, yet luxurious, feel. To celebrate that anniversary, the company has launched The General Store, a collection of…