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Boy’s Bedroom: The Reveal

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So here it is: No 2 Son’s bedroom reveal. Two weeks ago it looked like this (that’s without a roof for those of you who can’t be bothered to click the link). It’s a small L-shaped room belonging to, possibly, the messiest person I have ever met. We have tried all sorts of storage solutions over…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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First up this week and I couldn’t resist a little more Fornasetti. This is the cloud wallpaper which I have featured before but I keep finding new rooms papered with it and it always looks great. I think it would be great in a home office. Especially if your desk doesn’t face a window. After…

The Househunter 15/5/15

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This week the Househunter comes to you from Paris, because that is where I am. I’m visiting the Fornasetti Exhibition, so I thought we would take a virtual wander round the estate agents windows and see what’s about. This is a one bedroom duplex apartment in the 6th arrondissement of Paris which has been designed…

Marrakech Tiles from Sweden

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The trouble with planning a room weeks before it even exists is that you have too much time to change your mind. It’s a bit like smugly doing all your Christmas shopping months in advance and then suddenly discovering “just one more” brilliant thing. And then another. And as the shops keep wheeling out more…

Hektar Lamp from IKEA

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So we braved the weekend hordes and went to Ikea at the weekend. The 11yo’s room is nearly ready and we need to get the storage boxes and lighting sorted out before he can 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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Morning! Or afternoon depending on what time you have chosen to drop in to the Mad House. We start this week’s 10 Beautiful Rooms with some images from the interior design company Studio Ashby. Often I would look at a neutral palette like this and find it a teeny bit dull but I like the…

London Calling

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I hope, given that it’s the weekend, that you are having tea and toast in bed. Actually scrub that, given the image below I hope at the very least that it’s cake. Either way, stop looking at the food for a sec and check out the crockery. They are the work of a designer called…

Tween Boy Room Makeover

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So this is what happened. The builders took off the main roof ready to convert the loft. We had also asked them to do the smaller roof at the back, which goes mainly over No2 son’s bedroom. Last week they stripped it to discover that once the roof tiles were removed it was clear that…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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This week I have been mostly thinking about painting ceilings. I know, I know, some of you are thinking about saving lives, world peace, who to vote for and what to have for lunch. Clearly I think about all that too (especially the last one) but in between all that my thoughts have been focused…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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Starting with a relaxing bedroom picture this week, which is probably not the best way to galvanise your Monday morning but perhaps the thought of creating a gorgeous space like this will get you through. You can find linen bedding like this at Loaf and Habitat has a similar charcoal throw for £45. Right now we’re…