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BIsazza Tiles

28th June 2016
Frozen Garden by Marcel Wander for Bisazza

Last week I was invited to the Bisazza tile showroom in London to have a go at doing my own tiling. Now let’s be clear on one thing, there was no preparation or grouting involved. This was purely a design thing. A chance to see the endless possibilities that are available with tiles. We tend…

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Brass Bar Cart

23rd June 2016
brass bar cart from Abigail Ahern

By this stage of the season I had hoped to be bringing you pictures of a fabulous barbecue ( I have one up my sleeve, just wait), the perfect summer lounger, a gorgeous hammock, you know the sort of thing. But alas (and alack come to that), I am sitting here in a pair of…

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Marble Console Table

21st June 2016
marble table from la redoute details

After kitchen layout, console tables is one of the things I am asked most about. But it’s also one of the hardest pieces to track down. Many of them are so old fashioned. Or too ornate. Or too big. Or too high. Often too wide. Or too mid-century for the Victorian space, or too fancy…

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Patterned Bath Towel

16th June 2016
urban outfitters towel

We need new towels. We’ve had ours so long they’ve basically started to wear away and fray round the edges. Now, given that we bought them about 15 years ago they’ve done pretty well. But, I think it’s fair to say the time has come. I’m bored with sensible monochrome towels. I fancy a bit…

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Cloud Toilet Paper Holder

15th June 2016
cloud loo roll holder

I hope you’re not offended by this if you’re reading over breakfast (or at any time come to that) but I think it’s rather brilliant. You all know that I like a bit of wit in interiors. It’s good to bring in something that raises a smile, or is a little bit different from the…

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Plumen Lights: Invest

14th June 2016
Plumen LED 002 with drop cap pendant in black photographed by Ian Nolan

Their sculptural twisting forms and unusual shapes have turned the eco bulb from a thing of dreariness to a designer statement, and now Plumen, creators of the first designer eco bulb, have turned to crowdfunding for the next stage of their development – a range of LEDs. They are seeking investment of as little as…

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Brass Vase Fair Trade

9th June 2016
hand-etched brass vase from decorators notebook

It’s all very well having the right furniture but, as they say, the devil is in the detail. No, I’ve no idea what it means either, but the point is it’s the accessories and injections of personality that make a room. I’ve been into plenty of places where there is lots of expensive furniture and…

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Two Seat Velvet Sofa

8th June 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 15.29.45

Sometimes you just see something and you know. You just know that it’s the perfect thing and it needs to be in your life. Or at the very least in your house. It can happen with a pair of shoes or a dress. It can happen with a rug or a piece of furniture. It…

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Bathroom Pendant Lights

7th June 2016
bathroom pendant light from jim lawrence

Wouldn’t these be just dreamy in the bathroom? Regular readers (or those who joined more than a few weeks ago) will remember I ran a series on How to Get the Lighting Right which focused on each room in the house. When it came to the bathroom the rules were complicated. Mainly because of the…

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Ten of the Best: Dining Chairs

2nd June 2016
langue

Starting today it’s time for a new series in The Mad House. Once a month I will publish the ten best of various pieces of furniture and items. This is a follow on from a post I ran a while back on the best sofabeds.  I’ve no idea why I didn’t start a series then…

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