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Julian Chichester Furniture

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When I am advising clients on purchasing things for their homes I always try to give them three choices. That way, I say to them, if they want to blow the budget on a fabulous light and sit on an Ikea chair they can. Or, I add, they might prefer to do it the other…

Wooden Tray

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Now I don’t know about you but whenever I watch a cookery programme, which is quite often, I spend as much time looking at the choice of serving dishes as I do the food. Both Nigella and Jamie seem to have an endless supply of cool dishes and charming boards which make even the most…

Copper Glasses Update

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Finally! Remember these glasses which I tried to hard to find for you? Here they are! Shop people shop. Designed by Niels Datema, the glasses were inspired by the chemicals in water: “To our naked eye tap water looks like a clean and clear liquid, but every glass of water contains numerous different chemicals,” he…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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For today’s 10 Beautiful Rooms post, we starting off with these two rather lovely room shots which are from the new Lema store on the King’s Road, London, which opens later this month (18/3/15). The shop has been designed by Piero Lissoni. Given my current obsession with crittall windows, I just love the idea of…

Wireless Charging Furniture

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Now listen carefully because this could be a thing. It’s wireless charging furniture. And it’s from Ikea so you know (because we might as well clear that up from the start) that it will be affordable. The range, which launches in April, includes floor and desk lamps, bedside tables as well as a selection of…

Industrial Side Table

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What about this for a bit of luxecycling then? Created by Ursh Stevens of Refunked, it’s an old Burco Boiler that she found in a junk yard and she says she knew instantly she “had to have it”. Now there’s no question that it’s a great object but that is where I would have stopped.…

The Househunter 27/2/15

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Now I don’t normally tangle with rentals here. Probably something to do with the only child sydrome. I hate borrowing, find it hard to share. Libraries are anathema to me I need to own the book not return it. Anyway, every now and then an exception must be made, and this, people, is that exception.…

Arne Jacobsen’s Classic Chair…

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… Well one of them anyway. The Danish designer Arne Jacobsen was, perhaps, the master of the chair. The Swan, the Egg, the Ant and the Series 7. All of them are classics, all of them are still in production. And now the Mosquito chair has been reissued. The 1955 Munkegaard chair, as it was…

Zara Home Finds

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Amid all the excitement of looking at the boutique stores and the new designers, we (well all right I) sometimes forget about the good old High Street. I don’t know why because it’s great for clothes so it should be a regular part of shopping for the home too. But, all too often, the pieces…

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…