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My Kitchen is Painted Grey

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Well it was finally time to put my money where my mouth is and after several posts about the joys of grey paint and the acquisition of a coordinating grey kitten, it was time to paint the kitchen grey. Despite the rather sudden arrival of the cat, the idea of painting the room grey had…

How To Choose Your Kitchen Worktops

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So you’ve chosen the kitchen cupboards, selected the white goods – sorry stainless steel – and commissioned the bespoke door handles. Time for the worktop. And this is where you get to really make a statement. Gone are the days when you were being quite posh if you chose wood, announcing your wealth if you…

Choosing The Right Shade Of Grey Paint

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It is the most fashionable paint colour of the moment and, if my blog analysis is to be believed, the most commonly researched shade on the colour wheel. But grey can be hard to get right and does need a bit of careful planning as our cool Northern light can make some grey tones too icy…

Spa Up Your Life

Toulouse Bath from vandabaths.com

It’s very old fashioned to just have a bathroom these days. The idea of a functional room for washing and teeth cleaning is so over you know. Now, it’s all about making it a blissful experience, a haven away from the rest of the household, a place to soak away the cares of the day…

The Sculpture House: A New British Design Collective

The Aggregate Daybed by Hania Stella Sawicka

It would be fair to say that I see a lot of new products and while I’m always interested and keen to see what’s out there, when I received the press release about The Sculpture House, I was slightly stopped in my tracks and felt they deserved a whole post of their own. The Sculpture…

How To Make The Most Of Your Hall

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The hallway is the first place that your visitors see and as such, it is arguably one of the most important rooms in the house as it sets the tone for what is to come. Making the most of your hallway might take a little more thought than the other rooms but here is some…

Ten Of The Best … Trolleys

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Who doesn’t love a trolley? When even Chris Evans devotes a whole section of his Radio 2 breakfast show to the trolley, you have to wonder if the trolley is ripe for a comeback. Be it the humble office trolley rattling into the room, or those old fashioned dessert trolleys found in restaurants and tea…

Ten of the best … Coffee Tables

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I’m not sure how often they are used for coffee but there’s no denying the usefulness of one of these tables in front of a sofa. Mine is often used for feet. And magazines. Drawing sometimes happens there and, on the odd occasion, board games. After which it is usually used to hold a plate…

New Launch: Bathroom Range from Loaf

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If you’re tired of all the usual chrome bathroom accessories that all look exactly the same and you’re looking for something new, have a look at what I have just discovered. The British online retailer Loaf.com, known for their comfy sofas and bedding, are about to launch a bathroom range. And here are some pictures…

Mad About … The High Street

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There has been much wailing and gnashing of teeth about the death of the High Street recently with the closure of Jessops, Blockbusters and HMV not forgeting Currys. Yes it’s true in part that they were affected by the behemoth that is Amazon, which is in turn, part of the beast that is the Internet.…