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Monday Madness: 10 Beautiful Rooms

gold front door via remodelista.com

Some of my favourite rooms from the year. The gold front door, the black hexagonal tiles, the concrete wall… I hope you like them as much as I do. And, I see, the blog has had over one million hits this year, for which I thank you all very much. I’m looking forward to welcoming…

The Househunter: 19/9/14

black house via the modernhouse

After last week’s enthusiastic reception to the return of The Househunter, I’m pleased to be kicking off this week with visit to west London to the home of shoe designer LK Bennett. You like the store? You’ll probably love the house. It’s on the market for £8.95m with CBRE Residential and it’s really quite fancy as…

Save or Splurge: Trestle Tables

trestle table from graham and green

One day I shall have a desk. Never mind my prince coming, or that knight in shining armour. I don’t need either of them turning up, shaking the mud off their spurs all over the white floor, and needing somewhere to park the horse. No, just send me a desk. Actually, while I think about…

Mad About… Urban Glamour

alternative flooring pencher light from copper and silk and brass shelves from the mint list

Today is quite simply a round up of a few of my favourite things. I was going to tell you how Mother came to stay last week and that in between telling me my toast had a hole in (it was a bagel) and accusing the cat of being too fat, she also suggested the…

Mad About … Anaglypta Wallpaper

painted embossed wallpaper via Inge Zelewitz on pinterest

Sit down and take a deep breath because it’s true; textured wallpaper is making a comeback. Galling when I think I painstakingly stripped off about nine layers of the stuff in my last house less than ten years ago but that was then. Now it’s back and before you realise you’ll all be at it.…

Mad About … Loft Style

dream loft space image by Philip Karlberg, for Swedish Elle Interiör.

Well here we are again. It’s December already and this year I have decided to make it about the best of the Mad House. This is partly because everyone’s too busy to read blogs at the moment and partly because I was looking up an old post the other day and I thought: there’s a…

New Wallpapers from Little Greene

24 - Thames Border - Latitude

A little treat for you today as I have snagged the latest photos from Little Greene showing their new wallpaper collection, which will be released in January 2015. For this, the company’s eighth collection, they have once again turned to the archives for these striped papers which go so well with the greys from their…

10 Beautiful Rooms

photo by a myrberg

This week has been all about kitchens for me. Two clients for Mad About Your House needing help with the most important room in the house. One wanting to start again, one need a refresh and a tweak after we had reconfigured the den next door. The latter wanted to take down a temporary wall between…

A Moroccan Scandinavian mash up

Tarjotinjalat

I mentioned yesterday my new discovery Zoco Home, the Finnish company specialising in Moroccan design, and today I thought I would show you a few of the things they actually stock. And yes I have checked, they ship worldwide although US costs are added at checkout and will be more than the €10 (for up to…

10 Beautiful Rooms

10 beautiful rooms by summerhillandco.co.uk

Happy Monday! This picture really caught my eye when I saw it last week. I know it’s been a bit photoshopped for effect, but the ideas still really work for me. I’ve written before about painting a pattern or a rug onto the floor and I love the polished plaster or concrete walls shown here. Throw…