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10 Beautiful Rooms

29th May 2017
navy blue kitchen island by Greg Penn

Hello on this Bank Holiday Monday. I can only assume that the storms clouds have gathered on the horizon and if it’s not already raining it will be about to do so – all the more reason so settle down with a cup of coffee and a stroll through this week’s edition of 10 Beautiful…

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Five Ways To Revamp Your Hall

25th May 2017
hall stairs in the mad house image by James Balston

The fourth part of my mini-series Five Ways to Revamp a Room(rapidly) and this week we are going to the hall. Often neglected as just a passing-through place and a dumping ground, the hall is, in fact, one of the most important rooms in the house. It’s the first thing you see when you come…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

22nd May 2017
the stylish monochrome home of Kay Prestney

Happy Monday (or whenever you are reading this) and welcome to this week’s edition of 10 Beautiful Rooms. This week we are starting off with two rooms from the gorgeous home of stylist Kay Prestney whose gorgeous loft shows you that with a simple palette of black and white it’s  possible to create plenty of interest and…

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5 Ways To Revamp Your Bedroom

18th May 2017
grey bedroom photographed by Paul Craig styled by Kate Watson-Smyth

It’s the third part of my mini series 5 ways to revamp a room and this time we’re looking at the bedroom. We have recently revamped The Mad House bedroom by changing the wallpaper (see below) and painting the walls. Neither of those tips appear in this list as I imagine you can work that…

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Vintage French Wine Carboys

17th May 2017
vintage french wine vessels

We have been talking recently –  in the Five Ways to Revamp a Room series – about how little things can make a big difference. One of those little things being accessories. Now I’m not advocating you rush out and buy a load of meaningless stuff but the odd piece – often vintage – can…

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5 Tips For Photographing Interiors like a Pro

16th May 2017
dark grey walls and twin basins bathroom by Paul Craig styled by Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m delighted to welcome this month’s guest blogger; the professional photographer Paul Craig. His work has appeared in numerous magazines from Conde Nast and Living Etc to Essential Kitchen, Bathroom and Bedroom (for which he photographed The Mad House) as well as for clients including John Lewis, Humphrey Munson kitchens and Ripples bathrooms. What he…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

15th May 2017
spitalfields house via lightlocations

This weeks’ 10 Beautiful Rooms celebrate the understated. They are all location houses so if you’re a small (or large business) in need of a place for a photoshoot then the link under each image will take you to the property in question and, in the case of the room above and a little further…

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Why You Shouldn’t Buy A Sensible Sofa

9th May 2017
Rosie Sofa

One of the issues I come across most often in my interiors consulting is that people feel that because the sums of money are larger than, say, a pair of sandals, that they must be sensible in their choices. That they mustn’t choose anything too bright or outrageous because they might go off it and…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

8th May 2017
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Hello everyone, are you ready for this week’s edition of 10 Beautiful Rooms? This week we’re dividing things up between light and dark. First of all a series of rooms by the firm Chan + Eayrs  whose first project The Herringbone House featured on these pages a few months ago. They describe their style as Arts…

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The Househunter Room by Room

5th May 2017
dark kitchen copper lights via the modern house

A proper mix of town and country for you this week as we move from the pretty floral Somerset home of designer Alice Temperley (recently reduced to £2,000,000 via Savills) to a more modern house in London. The two are very different from each other and I suspect ideal lies, as is so often the…

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