Browsing Category

Mad About . . .

Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

27th March 2017
blue kitchen island via sothebyshomes.com

No particular theme this week, just a collection of 10 Beautiful Rooms to set you up for the day. The first two are from a new hotel in Philadelphia called the Lokal, which was decorated by my current favourites the Jersey Ie Cream Co, who have featured on these pages before. I love this rich…

Read More...

Mad About . . .

How to Choose Neutrals with Farrow & Ball

21st March 2017
purbeck stone skirting with cornforth white walls from farrow and ball

I wrote a post on How to choose the right shade of grey paint about four years ago now. It led to a book which, in turn, led to a second book (currently writing it) and that post is still the most visited on the blog today. Now grey is no longer a fashionable colour.…

Read More...

Mad About . . .

How To Sell Your House by Amanda Lamb

14th March 2017
Amanda Lamb

I’m delighted to welcome the third guest blogger to The Mad House –  television presenter Amanda Lamb. As many of you will already know, Amanda presents Selling Houses on the telly box and it’s back for a new series on More 4 next month. Amanda has visited hundreds of houses that are on the market…

Read More...

Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

13th March 2017
Screen Shot 2017-03-10 at 12.01.44

It was International Women’s Day last week and this week I just wanted to focus on 10 Beautiful Rooms that were either styled by women, photographed by women or designed by women. This first room belongs to Michelle Matangi who lives in New Zealand and who I discovered on instagram as she is decorating her house.…

Read More...

Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

6th March 2017
2. deVOL's St John's Square Showroom

Diving into an unusual colour combination this week but one that is about to gain momentum I feel. First up are these two gorgeous rooms which featured in Elle Decoration UK. One in last month’s edition and one in this month. Both feature this rather fabulous shade of green which I flagged up a couple…

Read More...

Mad About . . .

Your Questions Answered

28th February 2017
farrow and ball worsted via making-spaces.net

At the beginning of the month I invited guest blogger Karen Knox to introduce my new problem page series and for you to post your dilemmas in the comments box below. Karen wrote a great post on how to plan your decorating budget and we reviewed the questions afterwards. Firstly I’m glad that so many of…

Read More...

Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

20th February 2017
pale pink kitchen via light locations

This week’s selection of 10 Beautiful Rooms are mostly from the light and airy end of the spectrum. I think the long dark days of February have finally got to me and I am craving sun and space. My own house is a mix of dark and light rooms and that works for me –…

Read More...