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10 Beautiful Rooms

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For this week’s edition of 10 Beautiful Rooms we are starting off with this gorgeous space above. I love everything here. Firstly the black window/door frames and wall really help to define the space and bring in some depth and drama by adding focal points. The floor with its wide boards is very neutral, and…

The Househunter

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It’s Friday so it must be time for a little poke around the property market. This week we’re starting in Kent with this enormous (7,500 sq ft) in rural Kent. A former industrial building which was transformed by the design firm Brinkworth for the artist Dinos Chapman and knitwear designer Tiphaine de Lussy, it’s on the…

Interview with Mineheart

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Regular visitors to The Mad House will know that I am a huge fan of Brendan Young and Vanessa Battaglia, the husband and wife team behind the Eccentric (their capital E) British Design House Mineheart. You can see their wonderful trompe l’oeil bookshelf wallpaper in the images above, which I bought five years ago and…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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We’re being restful this week – well start off with at least. The summer term is drawing to a close; the builders are nearing the end stage and I have been really busy with madaboutyourhouse.com, which is wonderful but has left me craving a room like this to just lie down in for 20 minutes.…

CP Hart Moodboard

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Now that we’ve all got so used to Pinterest it seems that many of us are incapable of planning a room unless we have lots of gorgeous interiors pictures to gaze at first to get us in the mood. That’s definitely not a bad thing, by the way, but it does mean that many of…

My Warehouse Home Collection

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As the world of blogging gets ever more crowded, some of us have had to think of ways to earn a living that aren’t just about sticking big banner adverts all over our carefully designed sites. After all, there’s nothing worse than spending your days writing about good design and then sticking a dirty great…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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Greetings to you all and, if this is your first visit, welcome to our regular weekly dose of interiors inspiration in the form of 10 Beautiful Rooms. First up is this fabulous kitchen/dining/living space. Continuing my new found love of green, I was drawn to this image by the olive Eames chairs which are just…

The Househunter 12/6/15

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First off to South Tottenham in north London. I’m showing you this because a) it’s a pretty house and, at £550,000 for three bedrooms is what passes for affordable in London these days but also b) it’s on with Brickworks, a fledgling new estate agency that has a good heart. First up fees: 1 per…

Industrial Wall Lights by Jielde

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Much excitement in The Mad House this week as the lights have arrived for the loft. I mean there isn’t actually a wall to put them on yet but hey, that’s a detail. They are the Jielde lamps and it’s the French version of an Anglepoise. But rounder and curvier and, if it doesn’t sound…

Copper Drinks Trolley

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  Oh you know how I’m drawn to a drinks trolley and this is a particularly fine specimen. I mean it doesn’t just have to hold drinks, although that’s always handy. You could have magazines on the bottom and space for a cup of coffee, notebook and pen on the top. It’s like a sort…