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10 Beautiful Rooms

23rd January 2017
vintage eames chairs photo by Dana van Leeuwen

Hello and welcome to this week’s round up of 10 Beautiful Rooms. Starting off with this studio flat in Sweden which just shows what you can do with a small space. Admittedly, it’s full of fabulous windows, but the owners have had to contend with a sloping ceiling and what is quite a long narrow…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

16th January 2017
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Aaaand it’s Monday again. Comes round fast doesn’t it? I was drawn to this inside out picture this week. The soft greys framed by the black frames and the olive tree living in the bedroom rather than on the deck. Given that I have now finished painting our bedroom in soft shade of grey I’m…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

9th January 2017
marble island and parquet floor by blakes london

Hello and Happy Monday to you all. I hope you all passed splendid weekends. Mine was largely spent painting the bedroom. For the gazillionth weekend in a row. You that thing where you say: “No, no I’m not paying a professional to paint this room it’s far too expensive and it’s only four walls and…

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The Great Interior Design Challenge is Back

3rd January 2017
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Happy New Year and all that. And we’re starting off with a bang – well an exclusive anyway – as The Mad House was the only blog to have interview time with the presenters of The Great Interior Design Challenge which returns to our screens tonight. Yes TONIGHT. I am so hot off the press…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

2nd January 2017
photo by innerstadsspecialisten.se

HAPPY NEW YEAR! And how is everyone feeling? Recovered? Ready to foreswear the booze, the sugar, the carbs and the bread for ever more? Or, gearing up for a little snifter later as it’s still the holidays for another day or two? I know which camp I fall into… Also I never make new year’s…

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My Top Ten Interior Design Tips #10

28th December 2016
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YOUR HOME YOUR STORY This may sound completely obvious but this really is the key to turning every house into a home. It’s also the one thing that many of us don’t do. We have been so conditioned (by estate agents) to neutralising our homes for sale that we often forget those personal details. Now…

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My Top 10 Interior Design Tips #9

27th December 2016
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MEH TO THE MATCHING Which is a not very elegant way of saying that buying a three piece suite is lazy and looks like you haven’t thought about it. It gives the impression that you just loaded the whole thing into the cart (virtual or otherwise) and didn’t give it another thought. You don’t need…

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My Top 10 Interior Design Tips #8

22nd December 2016
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SEASONALISE SEASONALISE SEASONALISE Now I’ll be honest here, this is one of those tips that I preach but don’t necessarily practice. I’m always intending to do it and I know people who and I’m full of admiration but, here in the Mad House, we haven’t quite pulled this one off yet. It’s another of those…

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My Top Ten Interior Design Tips #7

21st December 2016
dotty carpet by alternative flooring image by houseoflocations.com

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED It’s vitally important to bring some fun into your home. A little bit of wit goes a long way and I’m a firm believer in doing something out of the ordinary that is just for you. I adore this spotty stair runner that I have in my hall. It’s the first thing…

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