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10 Beautiful Rooms

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Morning and Happy Monday. Feeling a little industrial as we start this week’s edition of 10 Beautiful Rooms. I’m dying for some concrete in my kitchen but after the loft conversion it will be a while before we start thinking of redoing the kitchen. So, for the time being I shall just gaze and admire.…

The Laundry Room Makeover

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A few weeks ago I was at a client’s house working through plans for her kitchen and she asked me to take a look at her laundry room. It was, in essence, a large cupboard (much like my own) but she wanted to know how to kit it out with lovely things that would make…

Industrial Style Loft Conversion

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This is it! It’s done. Would you like to take a tour of the new loft with me? We don’t have the sofa yet as it’s coming from Italy and was delayed so you’ll have to make do with the bare room for now but you get the idea. We were very clear when we…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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Morning Monday People. And we’re starting off with this fabulous black and white tiled floor. It looks properly random (although admittedly this is just a small slice of it) and I love it with the pale wood. Sticking with the natural wood and monochrome theme, this kitchen also caught my eye this week. I’m now…

The Househunter in The Cotswolds

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We’re going a little more traditional this week with this gorgeous Georgian house in the Cotswolds. It has been completely modernised by the current owners; Julian Dunkerton, the co-founder of the cult clothing company, Superdry so it has a contemporary twist on the traditional property. It’s Grade II listed and has seven bedrooms, four bathrooms…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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So the loft is finally, nearly finished. Just a few light switches to attach and we’re done. It’s a big open empty space and I love it. This image is probably the closest I can find. We have left the ceiling like this, the floorboards are painted white and when the sofabed eventually arrives it…

Palmistry and Phrenology Candles

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Just a simple candle for you today. I love these vintage style glass jars with candles in. Crucially, for me at least, they’re unscented and the glass makes them feel safer for some reason. Do you know what else is good? They cost £6. Exactly. Great presents all round and a really cool addition to…

The Househunter 10/7/15

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Bewdley is a charming little town on the banks of the river Severn in Worcestershire, its name, which has morphed from the French Beau-Lieu meaning beautiful spot, sums it up for many. Although there is a reference to it in the Domesday book, it was built largely in the Georgian era, which makes it all…

Wood Shelves with Leather Straps

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These simple wooden shelves with tan leather straps are just so simple and so stylish. I wrote about something similar last year but they were made in Australia and while the company that made them did ship to the UK, it’s quite a big deal to ship something from that far away (not least because…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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We’re kicking off this week’s edition of 10 Beautiful Rooms with these two gorgeous spaces, one of which feautures the Z1 pendant light from yesterday. I imagine that in real life they are both probably white rooms with white floors but on my computer they have a very soft pink element to them which contrasts…