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This week has been all about kitchens for me. Two clients for Mad About Your House needing help with the most important room in the house. One wanting to start again, one need a refresh and a tweak after we had reconfigured the den next door. The latter wanted to take down a temporary wall between…

Objects Of Design #184: Fun Basin

So to finish off a month of bathing belles, we end on a fun note. Literally. This countertop basin from Aston Matthews is a little different from the norm (and spot the wallpaper in the background – see yesterday’s object of design). It’s called fun and looks like a puddle of water or a giant…

Objects Of Design #183: Bathroom Wallpaper

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of wallpaper and in a bathroom, which is traditionally an area of stark white lines and little colour, a wall of paper is a great way to add some drama. These flamingoes are fun, but Graham and Brown have dozens of splashproof papers for both kitchen and…

Objects Of Design #182: Ceramic Light Pull

Still on the finishing touches. Those white plastic light pulls quickly become horribly grubby and are hard to clean. The handle is too small for a hand which means that the string is also nasty. So, this: china and therefore wipe clean, large enough for a whole hand to hold, thus protecting the string. Prettier…

Objects Of Design #181: Pretty Paisley Silver Towel Rail

Details people details. Making an effort with the little things will make your heart sing a little bit every time you catch sight of them. This pretty towel rail just announces that a little bit more effort has been made. Perfect for a towel in a downstairs loo or anywhere else one is needed. In…

Objects Of Design #180: Mezza Revolve 1520 Cabinets

This is a very clever product for those who need space-saving ideas. At 1.5m tall this doubles up as a mirror to get dressed by and, wait, you can spin it round to reveal the cupboard at the back which has two fixed wooden shelves and seven adjustable glass ones. In case you were wondering…

Objects Of Design #179: Covo Alfred Side Chair

Another one of those clever multi-tasking bits of furniture. Sit down while your dry or paint your nails and/or hang your towel or clothes over the back. This is magenta but it also comes in blue, natural, black and white and could be a great way to add a splash of colour to what is…

Objects Of Design #178: Empire Wire Shower Tidy

There’s nothing like fumbling around the floor of the shower with shampoo in your eyes looking for the conditioner, which is why one of these is so handy. For some reason they are all quite expensive but they are worth it. You can also buy the ones that stick ont the wall with suckers. My…

Objects Of Design #176: Recycled Bath Rack

For those of you who prefer a more rustic look rather than sleek contemporary to your bathrooms, this bath rack is a great find. Made from old floorboards, it will sit perfectly on an old clawfoot bath or equally well to soften off the edges of something more modern. www.baileyshomeandgarden.com £48