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365 Objects Of Design

Black and White Inlaid Drinks Cabinet

22nd September 2016
black and white inlaid drinks cabinet

I don’t know if it’s the tumultuous events of 2016 or just a fashion thing but the drinks trolley/bar cart is massively popular at the moment. Now that everyone has seen all of those what about this beauty I found the other day. It’s an inlaid drinks cabinet  – perfect for those who don’t want…

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New Furniture Brand: Totem Road

21st September 2016
wood and marble table from totem road

One of the pieces of furniture that is consistently hard to find is a large and sturdy coffee table that is strong enough to rest your feet on and has enough space for that artful arrangement of books, flowers and magazines. In the past I have resorted to suggesting that clients cut the legs off…

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New Shop Discovery: The Curious Department

20th September 2016
insect-mandala-framed-print-in-situ-fireplace

When I was very small (way, way back in the last century) we lived for a while in a house that was made from two cottages that had been knocked together. There were two staircases, one at each end of the house. And, on the wall up the staircase that led to the spare bedroom,…

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How To Buy A Sofa

15th September 2016
tallulah-chaise-upholstered-in-bespoke-designers-guild-velvet

One of the questions I am most often asked is how to buy a sofa?  By which I mean, it’s not just about finding the right shape and colour and working out if it will fit through the door, but also about understanding the different components. Do you need hard or softwood? Do you want…

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Handblown Glass Pendant Lighting

14th September 2016
pendant-lights-with-osborne-and-little-wallpaper

Earlier this summer I went to the Rothschild & Bickers studio to learn about glass blowing. I have admired their gorgeous glass pendants for many years and, ever since I read a Donna Leon thriller set in a glass factory in Venice, have been keen to learn more about this ancient art. The Romans used…

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Wood Brass Sideboard

13th September 2016
wood and brass sideboard from made.com

Wood brass sideboard did you say? Well feast your eyes people. Just feast. I get asked so many times by clients about sideboards and a good sideboard is surprisingly hard to find. In that you can easily find lots for squillions of pounds. But, for some reason, in the -I just want something nice and…

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Black and White Patterned Chair

8th September 2016
black and white patterned chair from happy and co

2016 has been the year of pattern. We have seen it on tiles and on carpets (see the new Liberty collection from Alternative Flooring) and it’s coming to a large piece of furniture near you. This year it’s about using pattern in unexpected ways. So it’s not about cushions and curtains which are the old…

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Dulux Colour of the Year 2017

7th September 2016
Dulux Colour Futures 17 - COTY - Dining - Denim Drift, Indigo Shade

In hindsight the clues were there. The staff were dressed in denim, the benches were painted in shades of blue from the gentlest spring sky to the deepest cobalt. But still we didn’t guess. We had been invited to a house in London – one of the last remaining Georgian houses in London that hasn’t…

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Industrial Leather Chair

6th September 2016
industrial leather chairs

This industrial leather chair is one of my favourites. And also, apparently yours as the stockist, our friends at Rockett St George find it hard to buy enough of them. But I wanted to show them to you today for one particular reason. We have become so used to buying online and, very often these…

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The Househunter is Back for September

2nd September 2016
dark grey bathroom

It’s September and so it’s back. Time to poke around someone else’s house. Just one for you this week, partly because the market is only just getting going again since the summer slowdown, and partly because I have been in Amsterdam for a party (I’m terribly glamorous you know) and you will be able to…

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