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How To Get The Lighting Right: The Bathroom

25th August 2016
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Welcome to the fourth and final part* of my series on How To Get the Lighting Right in partnership with John Cullen. I do hope you have enjoyed it and found it useful. For new subscribers, who might not have seen earlier posts, we have done the kitchen, the sitting room, the bedroom and finally,…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

22nd August 2016
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A mixed bunch of beautiful rooms for you this week. We start off with this restaurant in Portland, Oregon, which has this fabulous wallpaper. Would it surprise you to learn the restaurant is called Moule? Or Mussel? I suspect it was designed especially for this room but if anyone has seen it available to buy…

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How To Get The Lighting Right: The Kitchen

18th August 2016
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The lighting is so often an afterthought – a few lampshades thrown in when the rest of the work is finished and the money has run out. But it is such a key part of a design scheme – so easy to get wrong and so stunning when it’s done right, that I collaborated with…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

15th August 2016
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Nothing like a dark and sultry kitchen to kick off a Monday morning. I have always loved kitchens in rooms that clearly weren’t designed to be kitchens. The plasterwork on the ceiling and the complete absence of spotlights make this a real winner for me. So much so that we’re having a close up. Just…

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How to Get The Lighting Right in the Bedroom

11th August 2016
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As part of the August Updates I’m bringing you this one again – some of you will have missed it the first time round and some of you will suddenly find it’s more relevant than it was when it came out the first time round. This week is part III in the mini-series How to…

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How to Mix Vintage and Contemporary

10th August 2016
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This was one of the most popular posts so far this year, so for anyone that missed it, have a catch up. I can also tell you that, since I first wrote this, Rose and Grey have opened a real life showroom. And we should probably applaud them for doing it outside London. It’s in…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

8th August 2016
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As part of our August break/update we are revisiting some of the most beautiful rooms of 2016, I hope you will like these ones. Since I posted this picture I have acquired my own fiddle leaf fig for the kitchen and, while it’s not a splendid as this one, it’s still alive three months on…

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August Updates: The Househunter

5th August 2016
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This is one of my favourite houses so far this year. It’s sold now (no surprise there) but we can still go in and remind ourselves how it looked. I LOVE this house. With only one small exception. Actually two, but apart from that I think it’s amazing and can’t understand why the owners are…

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10 Things to Think About Before You Install a Shower

4th August 2016
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Installing a shower might seem like a fairly straightforward thing to do but if you’re planning a bathroom refurb and thinking of changing from a shower over the bath to a walk-in, or considering removing the bath and putting in a large shower, then there are a few points to consider so I thought I’d…

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Glass Table Lamps by Anna Jacobs

3rd August 2016
Glass lamps by Anna Jacobs

Aren’t these lamps gorgeous? Monochrome with a hint of colour in the flex, I just love them. They are by the British designer Anna Jacobs who began her career as an artist (while working for a big City law firm) before launching her homewares line last January. The collection now includes these gorgeous lamp as…

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