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The Househunter 17/4/15

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Following a truly disastrous set of passport photos taken on Monday, this week’s Househunter is dedicated to Abroad. To places that require passports for entry. If I have to look like that for the next 10 years I’m damn well going to get the most out of it. Of course the real tragedy is that…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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It’s Monday so it must be time for 10 Beautiful Rooms. We kick off this week with this all white kitchen defined by the touches of black – the grout, the light flexes, the chair legs. Having started off in my own house with an all white kitchen, I suddenly find that this is too…

Ten Beautiful Rooms from The Monochrome Home

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A slight change of tack this week as I’m delighted to be able to bring you pictures from the latest book by one of my favourite stylists Hilary Robertson. I spotted this book when I was at publisher Ryland Peters & Small for a meeting a few weeks ago and immediately asked if I would…

Farrow and Ball Colours for 2015

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Now that Spring is officially sprung, I thought we could return to these colours which might have seemed a little outre back in January. Since I first posted them, I have advised one client to use setting plaster in her office, teamed with Railings on the shelves and she was really happy with how it…

10 Most Beautiful Rooms

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Yes I know that’s a big claim. I’ll qualify a little. My selection of the 10 most beautiful rooms featured so far this year. That’s not an unreasonable claim. In fact, the difficulty here might be to limiting myself to 10. Totally going with this one first. I just love those charcoal velvet sofas and…

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…