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10 Beautiful Rooms

25th April 2016
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Most of last week was spent reading Ilse Crawford’s book A Frame for Life which showcases some of her work from her flat in London, pictured above and which she sold recently, to her design for Soho House New York and the Ett Hem hotel in Stockholm, shown below. Crawford is one of my design…

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The Househunter 22/4/16

22nd April 2016
navy blue doors and windows via savills

Good morning and welcome to our weekly fantasy househunting group. Is everyone well this week? Excellent. We’re going to start off with a tour of this two bedroom flat in Little Venice, west London, which is on the market via Savills for (ahem) £1,550,000. Note the elegant black window frames against the white (probably Portland)…

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10 Things to Think About Before You Install a Shower

20th April 2016
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Installing a shower might seem like a fairly straightforward thing to do but if you’re planning a bathroom refurb and thinking of changing from a shower over the bath to a walk-in, or considering removing the bath and putting in a large shower, then there are a few points to consider so I thought I’d…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

18th April 2016
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Welcome to Monochrome Monday as it may henceforth be known. We’re starting off today’s edition of 10 beautiful rooms with this Ralph Lauren bedding although, much as I like it, I’m not suggesting you spend $995 on a cushion. I know! Mind you it’s not difficult to find lots of black and white around so…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

11th April 2016
antique mirror in the home of Ochre founder Harriet Maxwell Macdonald

A mixed bunch of beautiful rooms for you this week. We start off with this restaurant in Portland, Oregon, which has this fabulous wallpaper. Would it surprise you to learn the restaurant is called Moule? Or Mussel? I suspect it was designed especially for this room but if anyone has seen it available to buy…

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How To Buy Vintage Lighting

7th April 2016
concrete house by Airhouse Design with vintage lighting from skinflintdesign.com

Back by popular demand (well my demand at least) the How To Get The Lighting Right series has proved extremely popular so I thought I would extend it with a post on how buy vintage lighting. It’s a question that clients often ask me, either because they want one, or they have already bought one…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

4th April 2016
studio duggan, photographer Anna Stathaki

Nothing like starting the week with a wander through some gorgeous rooms is there? These first three images are from a house in Sweden that is for sale via Stadshem. Yes it clearly been beautifully photographed but it’s the restricted colour palette, the generous use of plants and the natural textures – linen, wooden floors,…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

28th March 2016
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Nothing like a dark and sultry kitchen to kick off a Monday morning. I have always loved kitchens in rooms that clearly weren’t designed to be kitchens. The plasterwork on the ceiling and the complete absence of spotlights make this a real winner for me. So much so that we’re having a close up. Just…

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