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10 Beautiful Rooms

16th May 2016
EMMA PERSSON LAGERBERG PHOTO PETRA BLINDFOLD

Morning everyone. I hope you are all well this fine morning. I say it’s a fine morning, I have no idea what the weather will be doing at the point you drop in to read this. In which case let’s amend to – I hope you are feeling fine this morning. Are you ready to…

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How To Get The Lighting Right: Lighting Art

12th May 2016
how to get the lighting right - art work

It’s back again – by more popular demand. This series on How To Get The Lighting Right continues today with advice on how to light art. Now, before you get carried away, I’m not assuming you’ve all got a stockpile of Picassos and Monets that are looking a bit rubbish over the sofa, but it’s…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

9th May 2016
via cubicstudios.com

We’re starting in the bathroom this week. That may seem strange to you but as I’m planning our bathroom refurbishment I’m drawn to that particular space and the rest of you will have to come with me. But why wouldn’t you when you can see this gorgeous wallpaper below. It’s Derwent by Osborne and Little…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

2nd May 2016
Patrick Lewis Architects

Good Morning Everyone. Or possibly afternoon. Might even be evening by the time you drop in. Greetings to you all anyway. Are you ready for a stroll through 10 Beautiful Rooms? We’ve got some lovely ones for you this week. First up, what do you think of this floor. My friend and business partner (together…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

25th April 2016
via entrancemakleri.se 2

Most of last week was spent reading Ilse Crawford’s book A Frame for Life which showcases some of her work from her flat in London, pictured above and which she sold recently, to her design for Soho House New York and the Ett Hem hotel in Stockholm, shown below. Crawford is one of my design…

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The Househunter 22/4/16

22nd April 2016
navy blue doors and windows via savills

Good morning and welcome to our weekly fantasy househunting group. Is everyone well this week? Excellent. We’re going to start off with a tour of this two bedroom flat in Little Venice, west London, which is on the market via Savills for (ahem) £1,550,000. Note the elegant black window frames against the white (probably Portland)…

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10 Things to Think About Before You Install a Shower

20th April 2016
Rusthall-House-Master-Ensuite-3

Installing a shower might seem like a fairly straightforward thing to do but if you’re planning a bathroom refurb and thinking of changing from a shower over the bath to a walk-in, or considering removing the bath and putting in a large shower, then there are a few points to consider so I thought I’d…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

18th April 2016
hauvette-madani.com

Welcome to Monochrome Monday as it may henceforth be known. We’re starting off today’s edition of 10 beautiful rooms with this Ralph Lauren bedding although, much as I like it, I’m not suggesting you spend $995 on a cushion. I know! Mind you it’s not difficult to find lots of black and white around so…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

11th April 2016
antique mirror in the home of Ochre founder Harriet Maxwell Macdonald

A mixed bunch of beautiful rooms for you this week. We start off with this restaurant in Portland, Oregon, which has this fabulous wallpaper. Would it surprise you to learn the restaurant is called Moule? Or Mussel? I suspect it was designed especially for this room but if anyone has seen it available to buy…

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How To Buy Vintage Lighting

7th April 2016
concrete house by Airhouse Design with vintage lighting from skinflintdesign.com

Back by popular demand (well my demand at least) the How To Get The Lighting Right series has proved extremely popular so I thought I would extend it with a post on how buy vintage lighting. It’s a question that clients often ask me, either because they want one, or they have already bought one…

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