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Brass Armchair with Pink Upholstery

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So there I was; just back from holiday with a small case of the blues and a large pile of laundry and wondering what to write about for today’s Object of Design, when I saw this gorgeous chair. And it turns out that the chair I am currently sitting on (in the bay window of…

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. Hint: the update is coming at…

10 Beautiful Rooms

PHOTOGRAPHY- MIKKEL RUSSEL: HOUSE OF PICTURES

We’re getting to the fun bit of the loft conversion now – the shopping. Actually I’m probably being a bit prematures as technically we still have no roof, but I have scaled the dizzy (literally) heights of the scaffolding and been up to see what’s going on. I was fine going up but realised, after…

The Househunter

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Good Day to you all (see I did that for those of you who visit in the evening) I trust you’re all feeling better than you did yesterday. Now, have you got a cup of coffee, glass of wine, digestive biscuit to hand because we’re going to dive straight in with a few lovely houses…

Hektar Lamp from IKEA

via diana ahlgrimm on pinterest

So we braved the weekend hordes and went to Ikea during a weekend. The 11yo’s room was nearly ready and we needed to get the storage boxes and lighting sorted out before he could move back in. Well, I say nearly ready, in terms of where we were a week ago it now has a…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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So, the best of this weeks pins, browsings and inspirations for your Monday Beautiful Rooms post. This is the headquarters of Jo Malone created by one of my favourite designers; Rose Uniacke. She’s know for her ability to create calm spaces that don’t look too “done”. There’s very little colour in here and its quite…

The Househunter: pick of the property market

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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…

10 Beautiful Rooms… Clouds

art by chessy welch via dianelikesart.tumblr.com

I’m starting this post with an update as, after I ran it originally in January,, so many of you started looking for the artist Chessy Welch who created that beautiful cloud in the first picture. I looked too and couldn’t find it anywhere, but what I did find was the person who took the photograph…

Ilse Crawford for Ikea: In Store Now.

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Once upon a time, a very long time ago, a great Swedish superstore announced that it was going to collaborate with a G/great British designer (who had a Danish mother) to create a collection that would make the rest of us live happily ever after. It was such a long time ago that everyone forgot…

10 Beautiful Rooms: Half Painted Walls

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Now I have to admit the whole ombre dip-dye thing didn’t really do it for me. It’s a bit too contrived. A bit too ‘look how hard I tried in my house’ to be convincing. I like things to look more organic. More like they just happened. The only exception I make for ombre is…