365 Objects Of Design

Five Ways To ReVamp Your Sitting Room

16th August 2017
grey walls at madabouthehouse.com image by Paul Craig

Welcome to the next part of my five part mini-series on How to Revamp A Room (rapidly). We started with the hall and then moved on to the kitchen  with a five simple and affordable ways to give that room a new lease of life without spending a fortune. This week we’re moving into the sitting…

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Five Of The Best Styling Tricks For Your Home

15th August 2017
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This month’s guest post is by Ciara Elliott, editor of Essential Kitchens Bedrooms and Bathrooms magazine, on whose pages The Mad House bedroom and bathroom featured last April. When she came to shoot the house with the photographer Paul Craig, I asked her for her top five styling tips and tricks. Given that she sees…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

14th August 2017
printers black kitchen by devol

The best 10 Rooms of April featuring that insanely clever wardrobe hack by Fiona Cameron: Sometimes I start this weekly hunt for 10 Beautiful Rooms wondering how on earth I am going to find that many that fit with my mood, that hang loosely together and which I think you will like. Then, somehow, it…

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The Househunter Room by Room

11th August 2017
grey panelling and vintage wood

This was the pick of the March property market. The top one has since sold, the second is still available… Do you ever look at clothes in magazines or in shops and fall completely in love with them but know they won’t suit you? When I was younger I would have bought them anyway believing…

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10 Best Coffee Tables

10th August 2017
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I am frequently asked about coffee tables. It’s a really important piece of furniture that, for some reason, is rarely about a place to actually put a cup off coffee. It’s more about the coffee table book and a place to arrange some decorative objects. Whatever you use yours for here is my round up…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

7th August 2017
2. deVOL's St John's Square Showroom

One of my favourite collections of rooms so far this year. Diving into an unusual colour combination this week but one that is about to gain momentum I feel. First up are these two gorgeous rooms which featured in Elle Decoration UK. One in last month’s edition and one in this month. Both feature this…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

4th August 2017
pale grey panelled walls via savills

This was one of the most popular Househunters this year and it’s still on the market so if you’re interested…. It’s in Painswick in the Cotswolds and is on the market for £1.5m via Savills. It has six/seven bedrooms, four receptions, is Grade II* listed and there’s room to make extra accommodation as well.  …

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August Updates

3rd August 2017
the rough table by norr11 photographed in The Mad House by Paul Craig

Hello everyone, a slightly unusual post as I’m writing to tell you that as we will be revisiting posts during August, while the Mad Brain takes a break to recharge its batteries, you won’t be receiving your daily email updates. That’s due to a technical thingy wotsit that I can’t understand, much less do anything…

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