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The Househunter: Room by Room

22nd September 2017

So you weren’t thrilled about last week’s houses then. Still at least you’ve still got a full fund of fantasy lottery money to spend this week. And this one below is going to soak that up right away. Let’s see if we can tempt you with this. It has two bedrooms, it’s in Brixton village,…

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Joined + Jointed: Handcrafted Affordable Furniture

20th September 2017

One of the purposes of writing a blog is story-telling. Of course I want to show you where to buy lovely things for your homes and give you advice on tips on how to find your style and and things you should know but sometimes it’s important to know the story behind your purchase and…

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A Guide to Buying Carpet

19th September 2017

Now I know that carpet suffers from a slight image problem for many of you but the fact remains that most of us have some of it, and it still accounts for 57 per cent of all the flooring sold in the UK. And some of the remaining 43 per cent is laminate and that…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

18th September 2017

Time for our weekly stroll through 10 Beautiful Rooms. This is where we come for inspiration and ideas so that when we play fantasy househunting on a Friday we are ready to move in and make these places our own. First up this week we are having a look at the work of the brilliantly…

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The Househunter Room by Room

15th September 2017

Friday already so it must be time we gathered our sandwiches and our comfortable shoes and set off round the country for the weeklyl virtual open house that is having a nose around other people’s homes and wondering what we would do differently if we lived there. First up is this rather fabulous gaff in…

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Colour Psychology for Interiors

14th September 2017

Following on from yesterday’s post about the Dulux Colour of the Year 2018 and how the focus is now on home and creating a comfortable refuge from the outside world, I am, as promised, going to dig a little deeper into the colour psychology for interiors today. I have always been fascinated by this subject,…

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Dulux Colour of the Year 2018

13th September 2017

Well you weren’t expecting THIS were you? Last year we were all aghast when the 2017 colour of the year was Denim Drift. We had been expecting green. So we all knew it would be green this year. Except it isn’t. Nor is it, as you might have been forgiven for thinking from looking at…

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Speakers To Match The Decor

12th September 2017

Last weekend I gave a talk on my Top Ten Design Hacks, which will be familiar to many of you already, but one of the most important ones – actually I say that, they’re all important, but one of the most overlooked shall we say – is the importance of paying attention to the details.…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

11th September 2017
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And here we are again. Last week just flew by and carried off the remains of the summer with it I fear. Autumn is here and the Mad Husband and I are in our annual stand off about when to put the heating on. I say October and put another jumper on and he says…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

4th September 2017
Dark Walls Little Green Wallpaper styled and photographed by Karen Knox of Making Spaces

Morning, morning and finally we are properly back with our usual Monday 10 Beautiful Rooms slot.This week it’s 10 rooms with a difference. All the spaces shown below were created by a new venture called The Interior Design Collective, a nationwide group of specially selected interior designers based all over the UK. The collective was…

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