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The Househunter: 19/9/14

black house via the modernhouse

After last week’s enthusiastic reception to the return of The Househunter, I’m pleased to be kicking off this week with visit to west London to the home of shoe designer LK Bennett. You like the store? You’ll probably love the house. It’s on the market for £8.95m with CBRE Residential and it’s really quite fancy as…

The Flower Collection

pink sofa yellow legs

Never has the name Out of the Dark seemed so appropriate. Look at these gorgeous jewel-like pieces looming out of the shadows. They are the result of a collaboration between the charitable furniture company Out of the Dark and my good friend Zoe Brewer, an interior stylist. It’s called The Flower Project and you can…

Ten Beautiful Rooms II

warehouse kitchen from hannahinthehouse.com

Sometimes all we want to kickstart the week is a little loveliness. A dash of inspiration to get us through the Monday if you like. I know I do. And, in the same way that I used to browse through a few pages of shoes and bags, now I find that a few minutes of…

Reversible White and Grey Coverlet

white and grey coverlet anthropologie

Now I love Anthropologie I really do. I don’t own any of it because it’s so expensive but I regularly look at their pages, browse through their catalogue and dream. Then, occasionally I am brought up short by something that is so utterly ridiculous when it comes to price tags that I sort of hate…

Get The London Look From Great.ly

reclaimed wood and gold board by di overton

It’s September and that can only mean one thing (well in the Mad House it can) and that’s the London Design Festival. This year it’s running from 13 – 21 September and in honour of that I have created a Made in the UK department in my Great.ly store. In addition, those very kind people…

Mad Monday: 10 Beautiful Rooms

white sitting room, internal window, floorboards and wood

This Monday I just wanted to share 10 beautiful rooms with you. These are all take from Light Locations, an agency providing both internal and external places for photoshoots, film and TV. The agency was opened in 2001 by Sophie Hitchens, who takes all the photographs and prides herself on keeping the number of locations…

Mad About … Quiet Spaces

from inspiration.teodorik.com via pinterest

Today, we are mostly Mad About Quiet Spaces. Summer is drawing to a close and it’s a good time to just take stock and get ready for the new season. Wouldn’t this be a lovely calm place to sit with a cup of coffee and nothing more technologically advanced than a notebook – the sort…

Mad About … Panelled Walls

ceiling panelling too

I do love a panelled wall. I know we can’t all live in Georgian mansions but a little panelling, even a little tongue and groove is a great decorative feature. I used it in a bathroom where it’s much warmer than tiles and, while I wouldn’t advocate it in a completely modern house, if you…

Mad About … Black and White Geometrics

black and white geometric tiles with pink from aloma

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 . . . Painted Floorboards

PicMonkey Collage2

Today’s Mad About .  . . is more of an inspiration than a shopping list. I just love painted floorboards and never seem to tire of looking at them. My entire house has white painted boards (Wimbourne White by Farrow & Ball since you ask). WHITE? clockwise from top left: roomenvy.co.uk; twoturtledoveshandmade.blogspot.com; paul massey; paul massey; roselandgreene.blogspot.com;…