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365 Objects Of Design

Pinch Design Opens A Shop

30th May 2017
Pinch_Shop_May2017-4

For the last few years we have been told that buying online keeps prices low by cutting out the middleman and all the costs involved in running a site but I’m beginning to wonder if we are seeing a swing back to the idea of the traditional shop. Or, as someone said to me the…

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5 Tips For Caring For your Linen Sheets

23rd May 2017
Soak&Sleep - 100% Pure French Linen, from £24 (pillowcase pair)

It seems that linen bedlinen is all the rage at the moment – not least because of its relaxed non-iron look but also because both high street and high end seem to be awash with duvet covers and sheets in gorgeous soft shades of pink, grey and blue. A few weeks ago, when my house…

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Five Ways To ReVamp Your Sitting Room

11th May 2017
grey walls at madabouthehouse.com image by Paul Craig

Welcome to the second edition of my five part mini-series on How to Revamp A Room (rapidly). We started last week with 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 room with five easy tricks…

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Arc Dressing Table

10th May 2017
arc dressing table from urban outfitters

Now I don’t say this to make you cry but I have never had a dressing table. I have always done my make-up standing up in front of the nearest mirror. But they are pieces of furniture are still so aspirational – perhaps it’s the sign that a girl has grown into a woman? I…

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10 Best Round Dining Tables

4th May 2017
lola round dining table from perch and parrow

Because you have been asking. And because I may not necessarily be one for doing what I am told, but I do try to be obliging where possible. So, ten best round dining tables coming up. Because they’re better in small rooms. Because a rectangular table for six or eight means that you are definitely…

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Is This The Best Wall Hook?

3rd May 2017
nordicfunction-wallhanger-leather-800x800

I ask this question in all honesty because it seems to be to be a truth universally acknowledged that a single hook in possession of a coat will very shortly be overwhelmed by about 16 other coats and eventually fall of the wall leaving a socking great hole that no amount of filler will ever…

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How To Cover Your Ugly Splashback Tiles

2nd May 2017
vinyl tile splashback

Last week I started a new series called Five Ways to Revamp A Room  and if I’d waited until this week to start it then it would have been six. When you move into a new place – either bought or rented – one of the first things that is crying out to be changed is…

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Five Ways to Revamp a Room (rapidly)

27th April 2017
madaboutthehouse.com kitchen

Welcome to a new mini series in The Mad House: Five Ways to Revamp a Room. Rapidly. And we’re going to look at five rooms over the next (you guessed it) five weeks. It’s a sort of decorating Spring clean if you like. I find that at this time of year I’m a little fed…

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Nautical Melamine Plates

26th April 2017
nautical melamine dinner plates marks and spencer

Dropping in for quick postcard rather than a long post today – after yesterday’s long read I thought you might want a rest. Anyway, these plates. I am drawn to them I cannot say why. They are melamine. They remind me of John Derien. I appreciate you might not want to eat dinner off them…

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