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Wire Lampshade

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Lovers of industrial chic will like these although actually I think they could go anywhere. I keep being drawn back to them and I think it’s because although I know they’re made of wire mesh they look like knitting or crochet. You imagine that they’re going to be incredibly soft to the touch and that…

The Househunter 27/3/15

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Feeling all airy and Swedish this week so this is where we’re going first. Sometimes I really do wish I had two houses next door to each other (a la Gywneth and all that) one black and white and one white and black, if you see what I mean. Then I could flit between the…

BLOC Sofa by Hopper and Space

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Ladies and Gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to BLOC, a sofa made in the UK by my good friends Hopper and Space. The sofa and chair were inspired by Soviet era modernist furniture and Ben and Joe, who run this cool company selling re-imagined and now custom-made furniture, thought the bold…

Skultana: Swedish Brass and Silver

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Skultana is a Scandinavian shop – Swedish to be precise – and it sells nothing but brass and silverware. Is this perhaps the best shop in the world. Give or take a small exaggeration? The company was founded more than 400 years ago when King Karl IX realised his long held plans for a Swedish…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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I don’t know about you but I think black kitchens is becoming a thing. I’m see more pictures and more people are talking about it. One of those very stylish friends at My Friend’s House posted pictures of her newly painted black kitchen last week sending me into paroxysms of jealousy and resulting in begging…

10 Beautiful Rooms

Photo: Sveinung Braathen

There are so many things I love about this room it’s hard to know where to start. The huge wall lights fastened to the ceiling, the monochromatic colour scheme soften with lots of reclaimed wood and layers of textures. I particularly like the old trestle used as a daybed. I was in a bar a…

Mad About Your House

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It has been a great start to the year for Mad About Your House. I have been everywhere from 1960s single storey houses to newly converted lofts in 1930s properties. There have been kitchens, office/playrooms and sitting rooms with halls, stairs and landings in Victorian homes in between. It has been enormous fun, and, I…

The Cake Bouquet

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Look closely at this bouquet… do you see? It looks at first glance like a vase of exotic flowers but on closer inspection it’s actually tiny scones and jam, mini battenburg cakes, muffins and curled up cucumber sandwiches. It’s the most amazing thing and I spent a fascinating day watching its creation when it was…

Tips For Using Dark Paint

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Yes it does look familiar doesn’t it! Every time I look at this picture of my sitting room (or actually sit in it come to that) I’m so pleased that we made the decision to paint the walls dark. When we first moved in, and after the heavy duty renovations had been done, we painted…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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The first couple of images for this week’s 10 Beautiful Rooms were inspired by a client inquiry asking about moving a kitchen from a basement to a dining room with a very ornate fireplace. It’s a look I love (if only I lived in a that kind of house) so I whole-heartedly approve of her…