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MAD ABOUT YOUR HOUSE

14th October 2014
yourhouse logo 3

In the YOUR HOUSE category I have included some of the most common decorating queries I have received over the years. But I’m delighted to announce that I have now set up a dedicated interior design consultancy called MAD ABOUT YOUR HOUSE. Whether it’s tracking down a specific item or talking through ideas for a…

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365 Objects Of Design, Your House

Navy Blue Rugs and Accessories

8th October 2014
midnight blue ombre rug from westelm

As you may have noticed recent posts have been edging slightly away from grey and towards navy and I note, from the comments I receive (many more on Twitter) that lots of you are going in that direction too. The other day, I published a post about a silver and grey rug (in leather since…

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Design Shopper, Your House

Painted Rugs on Floorboards

27th August 2014
from improvisedlife.com

  At a barbecue recently I was asked about painting the floorboards in a hall where the planks continued into the sitting room. We decided that this might be tricky as it would necessitate painting a straight line across the boards to create an artificial ending point. And then I remembered an idea I had…

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Can I Use Wallpaper In My Bathroom?

23rd August 2014
image from mikiorganic.blogspot.com

Sam contacted mad about the house to ask about wallpapering her bathroom. But she didn’t want just any old wallpaper… Q: What do you think about maybe using the Brooklyn tile wallpaper for our main bathroom ceiling? At £219 a pop it feels a bit risky. Is it true that using some kinda varnish over the…

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I Need A New, And Affordable, Kitchen

10th August 2014
rustic kitchen by paul massey

Zoe contacted Mad About The House to ask for help with choosing a new kitchen that wouldn’t cost the earth: Q: We are trying to refurbish the house and I am desperately in need of some advice and inspiration. We are in need of a new kitchen and, having done the rounds, are staggered by…

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Design Shopper, Your House

Choosing The Right Shade Of Grey Paint

1st May 2013
image-by-graham-atkins-hughes

It is the most fashionable paint colour of the moment and, if my blog analysis is to be believed, the most commonly researched shade on the colour wheel. But grey can be hard to get right and does need a bit of careful planning as our cool Northern light can make some grey tones too icy…

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Buyer’s Guide To Carpet

23rd January 2013
Zebra-Stairs

A few of you have been asking about carpet recently, so I thought it was time to take the plunge and investigate what’s out there so you don’t have to. Carpet has suffered from a rather poor image in recent years but it’s coming back into favour now. After all it’s warm, natural and soft…

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Should I Have Polished Concrete Floors?

9th January 2013
betong2

Sam contacted Mad About The House to ask about concrete flooring. Q: What do you think about polished concrete flooring? I am struggling with a funky idea for my (small) kitchen floor and was interested to know if concrete is something you had come across – it sounds like it could be an inexpensive option…

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Inspiration For A Victorian-Style Bathroom

24th October 2012
victorian-style fittings in a cottage room from homeklondike.com

Gill contacted mad about the house to ask for inspiration with choosing a victorian-style bathroom. Q: The room is large and can take colours although I would ideally like to have light tiles on the walls in a brick style. A: The bathroom as we know it now didn’t really come into being until the 1880s…

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