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Mad About… Grey Interiors

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Last week I featured the lights of Buster and Punch and this week I wanted to show you how they use their products in residential spaces. The company was founded by architect and designer Massimo Minale in 2012. It’s a little bit rock and roll and little bit leather and brass and quite a lot…

Customise Your Ikea Kitchen

custom made grey doors for an ikea kitchen from superfront

We’re all familiar with the concept of the Ikea hack, a design phenomenon that is even supported by the store itself, but until now it has been mainly about DIY versions. I know people who have repainted their doors, or even had new ones made and spray painted. I bought the cupboards but sourced my…

Hooked by Buster and Punch

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Inspired by the lifestyle of 80s rockstars and custom-made motorcycle owners, Buster + Punch is one of my favourite new design studios. Founded by Massimo Buster Minale, the company operates from a Battersea railway arch and a brand new store in Stockholm. The pieces are dark and sexy and unmistakably rock and roll. But they’re…

Mad About Chloe Macintosh of made.com

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Chloe Macintosh is the co-founder and creative director of made.com. She has recently finished refurbishing and photographing her London home and I was thrilled that Mad was among first to be offered the pictures. Constructed from two Victorian terraces knocked together, Chloe, who has a degree in architecture and spent 10 years as an associate…

Mad About… Grand Budapest Hotel

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I do love a Wes Anderson film and while I haven’t seen this one yet I see no reason to assume that I won’t like it as much as the others. There have been countless essays and blog posts written on Anderson’s work, ranging from how Star Wars would be if he filmed it (here),…

Home For Now: Make Your Rented Space Beautiful

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Sometimes I look at my twitter feed and it feels like everyone is writing or publishing a book. The other day, I took delivery of a weighty coffee table tome I needed for a feature I’m writing for The Financial Times, and the courier asked if he could send me a copy of his “comedy…

Mad About Your House: Personal Shopping for the Home

Mad About Your House, the new business venture from madaboutthehouse.com

So today’s post is all about me. Or actually it’s all about you. The blog is two years old now and it felt like it was time to take things a stage further. So Mad About YOUR House was born. You can read all about it here, but in essence it’s a personal shopping site for…

Mad About … Black and White Geometrics

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Two of the hottest trends at the moment are black and white and monochrome. Put them together and you get one of my favourite styles of all time. The joy of a monochrome base is that it goes with everything. You can keep it very minimal and Danish by sticking to that simple palette or…

Mad About … Anaglypta Wallpaper

painted embossed wallpaper via Inge Zelewitz on pinterest

Sit down and take a deep breath because it’s true; textured wallpaper is making a comeback. Galling when I think I painstakingly stripped off about nine layers of the stuff in my last house less than ten years ago but that was then. Now it’s back and before you realise you’ll all be at it.…

Mad About … Neutrals

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Sometimes I want nothing more than a quiet browse through some wonderful pictures. I don’t want lots of information and words (yes, even me). I just want to pour a cup of coffee and soak up the images. With this in mind, why not join me in a scroll through these gorgeous rooms. They are…