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10 Beautiful Rooms

19th September 2016
black and white dining room with plants via stadshem

Ten Beautiful Rooms to start the week off with a dose of house envy interiors inspiration – something to add to that scrap book of ideas which, if you’re anything like me, is always percolating in the background. We’re starting with kitchens this week. This one below is probably a little to rustic for my…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

12th September 2016
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Good Morning, Greetings, Evenin’ All and Hi. Does that cover it? Whether you’re pouring coffee or wine, sipping water or soup, this is a hearty wave from The Mad House and a welcome in, come-over-and-see-what-we’re-looking-at-today moment. Today’s edition of 10 Beautiful Rooms features the work of one designer. This is unusual I grant you but…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

5th September 2016
black and white apartment by Laura Lakin photographed by Juliet Murphy

Morning and welcome back to the new (school) year and the first full week of fresh blogging since the August holiday. It’s Monday, so 10 Beautiful Rooms is back to start you off and (hopefully) ease those morning blues. We’re kicking off with this rather lovely kitchen below. The first thing I love is the…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

29th August 2016
EMMA PERSSON LAGERBERG PHOTO PETRA BLINDFOLD

Morning everyone. I hope you are all well this fine morning. I say it’s a fine morning, I have no idea what the weather will be doing at the point you drop in to read this. In which case let’s amend to – I hope you are feeling fine this morning. Are you ready to…

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How To Get The Lighting Right: The Bathroom

25th August 2016
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Welcome to the fourth and final part* of my series on How To Get the Lighting Right in partnership with John Cullen. I do hope you have enjoyed it and found it useful. For new subscribers, who might not have seen earlier posts, we have done the kitchen, the sitting room, the bedroom and finally,…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

22nd August 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 Get The Lighting Right: The Kitchen

18th August 2016
the recessed spots with black baffle are barely visible and not symmetrical

The lighting is so often an afterthought – a few lampshades thrown in when the rest of the work is finished and the money has run out. But it is such a key part of a design scheme – so easy to get wrong and so stunning when it’s done right, that I collaborated with…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

15th August 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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How to Get The Lighting Right in the Bedroom

11th August 2016
image by Elliot Walsh for Houzz

As part of the August Updates I’m bringing you this one again – some of you will have missed it the first time round and some of you will suddenly find it’s more relevant than it was when it came out the first time round. This week is part III in the mini-series How to…

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How to Mix Vintage and Contemporary

10th August 2016
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This was one of the most popular posts so far this year, so for anyone that missed it, have a catch up. I can also tell you that, since I first wrote this, Rose and Grey have opened a real life showroom. And we should probably applaud them for doing it outside London. It’s in…

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