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365 Objects Of Design

Coloured Wireless Speakers

20th July 2017
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One of issues that I come across more frequently than any other is how to hide the television and the technology. Most of us seem resigned to the fact that we have to have it and that means various black boxes dotted about the place. Until now. Last week I was sent a pink speaker.…

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Rustic Farmhouse Table

19th July 2017
Home Barn
Tables

It’s said the kitchen is the heart of the home but I disagree. I think it goes further than that. I think it’s actually the kitchen table. That table, whether it’s in the kitchen, the dining room or the sitting room, depending on where you have space for it, is actually the real heart of…

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Outdoor Floor Light

18th July 2017
outdoor floor light by madaboutthehouse.com

I have wanted an outdoor floor light for years. It fits with my dream of the outdoor sitting room. Taking the inside outside as it were. This involves a sofa, which has been fantastically hard to find,  I did eventually track one down and will be writing about soon but if you can’t wait it’s the…

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Five Future Proof Trends

13th July 2017
Global

Sounds like a contradiction in terms doesn’t it. How can a trend, which is surely allied to a fashion, be future-proof? Surely the point is that it will change. Usually quite fast. After all, isn’t trend just another word for fashion? Or is it? We often talk about a fad that leads to an underlying…

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Brintons Launch Photorealistic Carpets

11th July 2017
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The oldest known piece of carpet was found in Siberia in 1949 and dates from the 4th century BC. It was discovered perfectly preserved under a layer of ice and the colours and incredibly intricate weaving can still be clearly seen. Of course it was made by hand so its creator was able to use…

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The 10 Best Drinks Trolleys and Bar Carts

6th July 2017
round brass and glass drinks trolley from rose and

There’s something about the sun coming out – finally – that causes thoughts to turn to chilled rosé and ice clinking in summer drinks. Add the thwack of the tennis ball as it’s Wimbledon fortnight and it seemed the right moment to do a round up of the 10 best drinks trolleys. I say this…

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Babylon Print by House of Hackney

5th July 2017
babylon print by house of hackney

Oh how we all scoffed at Pantone when they said their colour of the year was greenery. Aaaccch it was a nasty leafy yellowy shade wasn’t it. But how we are not scoffing now. Because, taken literally, greenery really has turned out to be the colour for 2017. And, I’m willing to lay odds, for…

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New Shop Discovery: Att Pynta

4th July 2017
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Now it may not be very deep or intellectual or, you know, important, but I love discovering new shops and when I find them I need to tell you about them because who knows – one of you may have woken up this morning thinking – if only I had a dark green chair to…

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5 Best Velvet Dining Chairs

29th June 2017
dining room painted in Benjamin Moore Tarrytown Green

This is the rather fabulous new dining room belonging to a friend of mine. The work has just finished and they moved back in a few weeks ago. I wish I had come up with this fabulous green for the walls but she found that on her own. It’s Tarrytown Green by Benjamin Moore if…

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Cool Contemporary Watering Can

28th June 2017
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It may not have entirely escaped your notice that there’s currently a bit of a mania fashion for house plants. My own collection has been growing by stealth, much to the dismay of The Mad Husband who feels that they are taking over space that should rightfully be his. Mind you once he realised that…

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