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5 Tips For Photographing Interiors like a Pro

16th May 2017
dark grey walls and twin basins bathroom by Paul Craig styled by Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m delighted to welcome this month’s guest blogger; the professional photographer Paul Craig. His work has appeared in numerous magazines from Conde Nast and Living Etc to Essential Kitchen, Bathroom and Bedroom (for which he photographed The Mad House) as well as for clients including John Lewis, Humphrey Munson kitchens and Ripples bathrooms. What he…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

15th May 2017
spitalfields house via lightlocations

This weeks’ 10 Beautiful Rooms celebrate the understated. They are all location houses so if you’re a small (or large business) in need of a place for a photoshoot then the link under each image will take you to the property in question and, in the case of the room above and a little further…

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Why You Shouldn’t Buy A Sensible Sofa

9th May 2017
Rosie Sofa

One of the issues I come across most often in my interiors consulting is that people feel that because the sums of money are larger than, say, a pair of sandals, that they must be sensible in their choices. That they mustn’t choose anything too bright or outrageous because they might go off it and…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

8th May 2017
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Hello everyone, are you ready for this week’s edition of 10 Beautiful Rooms? This week we’re dividing things up between light and dark. First of all a series of rooms by the firm Chan + Eayrs  whose first project The Herringbone House featured on these pages a few months ago. They describe their style as Arts…

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The Househunter Room by Room

5th May 2017
dark kitchen copper lights via the modern house

A proper mix of town and country for you this week as we move from the pretty floral Somerset home of designer Alice Temperley (recently reduced to £2,000,000 via Savills) to a more modern house in London. The two are very different from each other and I suspect ideal lies, as is so often the…

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10 Beautiful Rooms: Warehouse Home

1st May 2017
88 illustrator Sara Bergman, Stockholm credit Kristofer Johnsson

I met Sophie Bush about four or five years ago. “I’m thinking of starting a blog,” she told me. “What’s stopping you?”I asked, having only recently set up The Mad House. Sophie muttered about preparing and getting ready and more preparing and then I apparently said to her (I have no memory of this bit):…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

24th April 2017
Killiehuntly Farmhouse - Scotland. photo Martin Kaufmann

We’re going to Scotland for most of our 10 Beautiful Rooms this week. These are images from Killiehuntly, a farmhouse hotel and cottage in Scotland, which was bought by a Danish couple in 2011 and has been given a stylish Scottish/Scandi makeover. The main building dates back to 1603 and is still a working farm…

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The Best Faux Plants

19th April 2017
faux monstera plant from rose and grey

It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that houseplants are having a moment. This may be a short-lived trend or it may turn out to be a longer term look, but either way it’s true to say that rooms are starting to look as if there is something missing when there is no foliage. Now there…

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Five Of The Best Styling Tricks For Your Home

18th April 2017
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This month’s guest post is by Ciara Elliott, editor of Essential Kitchens Bedrooms and Bathrooms magazine, on whose pages The Mad House bedroom and bathroom can currently be seen. When she came to shoot the house with the photographer Paul Craig, I asked her for her top five styling tips and tricks. Given that she…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

17th April 2017
little greene basalt and orange aurora

And this comes with apologies to all those who were waiting for it in their inbox this morning – I mistyped the date and scheduled it for tomorrow instead. Here it is now. I’m so sorry. I hope you are all enjoying the long weekend and lounging about in a suitably lazy fashion. As I…

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