The Househunter 22/5/15

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Three beauties from The Modern House this week. The first is on for just under four million quid but let’s not bother about that. It’s been done by David Adjaye, who does amazing things that we can’t afford but can, perhaps be inspired by. It’s called Fog House because of the diffused light that enters…

Boy’s Bedroom: The Reveal

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So here it is: No 2 Son’s bedroom reveal. Two weeks ago it looked like this (that’s without a roof for those of you who can’t be bothered to click the link). It’s a small L-shaped room belonging to, possibly, the messiest person I have ever met. We have tried all sorts of storage solutions over…

Desk Chairs

black windows, loft, vintage desk and chairs

Now that the loft is well underway. Perhaps we’ll just say “underway” at this point. What with No 2 son’s bedroom taking over somewhat. And the rain. And the storms. And the pigeon who’s made a nest and laid two eggs in it right in the middle of what will be the bathroom floor. For…

Pendant Light

grey walls, pink chair, pendant light

Now I wouldn’t normally feature a light like this but a) the image is so beautiful I can’t stop looking at it and b) I actually think it would look amazing in a minimalist monochrome space. It’s made entirely by hand and comes in a standard paint finish of Bitter Chocolate, or you can choose…

10 Beautiful Rooms

sea green walls

First up this week and I couldn’t resist a little more Fornasetti. This is the cloud wallpaper which I have featured before but I keep finding new rooms papered with it and it always looks great. I think it would be great in a home office. Especially if your desk doesn’t face a window. After…

Galvanised Chamonix Spotlight

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At the risk of sounding a bit Henry Higgins; By George I’ve got it. At last. The lighting in our kitchen has been a vexed issue for some time. I really hate spotlights. They’re ugly and mostly in the wrong place. I’m constantly looking at pictures of sleek Danish kitchens and admiring the use of…

For the love of Fornasetti

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It’s no secret that The Mad House is a big fan of Fornasetti. Huge. So when I received an invitation to go to Paris for 24 hours to see the exhibition Piero Fornasetti: The Practical Madness at the Les Arts Decoratifs, in the Palais du Louvre, I had my bag backed before you could say…

The Househunter 15/5/15

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This week the Househunter comes to you from Paris, because that is where I am. I’m visiting the Fornasetti Exhibition, so I thought we would take a virtual wander round the estate agents windows and see what’s about. This is a one bedroom duplex apartment in the 6th arrondissement of Paris which has been designed…

New Shop Discovery: Room 39

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I just love this picture. The combination of blush pink and black and bone linen makes my heart sing a little bit every time I look at it. It’s all available from Room 39, a store owned by Petra Green, who was born in Slovenia and lives in London and everything on her site is…