Mad About… Summer

summer working

It’s a tricky time of year; some are going off on holiday and don’t want to think about work, while others aren’t going away this summer, or have already been, and are forced to think about work. I have been helping a friend redecorate his house which has involved planning study areas for his daughters’…

Brass Wall Clock

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Sometimes it’s all about the simple things and this brass wall clock is one of those things. Measuring 30cm across its gold frame and plain white face with those elegant black numbers is perfect for any type of interior. It does its job simply and with no fuss. I sometimes wish I could say the…

Geometric Navy Blue Leather Rug

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Now this is rather a beauty combining two of my favourite things; leather and navy blue. Mix those with a little hemp to weave it all together and you end up with this fabulous runner that would be perfect for the hall or landing. It measures 70cm by 200cm, which is a pretty good size…

The Househunter: 25/7/14

giant black and white clock rug

Off to the Kent countryside this week to this former army barracks which belongs to the interior and textile designer Sue Timney. The four bedroom house, which is on the market with Bright and Bright for £795,000 is gorgeously monochrome with pops of colour from the accessories. It’s a huge house – 3,500 sq ft –…

Console Desk

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Now I appreciate that this picture shows this desk in an enormous space (much like the ones I was talking about earlier in the week with MADE Unboxed) but the fact is that it’s long and narrow and therefore perfect for small spaces. It measures 130cm long by 50 wide and 75 high, hence the…

Folding Shelving by Ambivalenz

folding shelves by ambivalenz

Flexible furniture that doesn’t take up much space or can be easily stored is increasingly important as we live in ever smaller spaces. Or buy more stuff. Either way, there has never been more of a need for clever items that can adapt to our busy lives. Take at look at these shelves. They’re made…

Tile Inspiration

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I was helping a friend with her kitchen redesign the other day and as she showed me the samples for her cupboards, worktops and splashbacks and asked me to advise on floor tiles, it occurred to me that without the injection of some colour or pattern, it was just a collection of surfaces. Very beautiful…

Mad About… made.com: unboxed

Mad about the house, North London

Today I’m thrilled to be able to tell you about a new project by the wonderful made.com which involves moi! Well I’m a small part of it as you can see from the pictures below. It’s called MADE Unboxed and it’s about showing customers and browsers what the pieces look like in real homes. From today…

Still Mad About Grey Homewares

Grey Scale Bedroom

The new season look books are flooding in at the moment and it’s a real pleasure to see so many of them that aren’t just about showcasing the products but have great photography so they can provide real inspiration for our own homes. Recently I showed you the new collection from Sainsbury’s with all that…