Househunter

The Househunter 15/4/16

15th April 2016
crittal windows

Friday househunting and this week we’re going monochrome in both London and New York with the former home of Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols and the US home (or should we say one of the US homes) of Rupert Murdoch. Have a wander round these and see what you think. It pains me to…

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365 Objects Of Design

How to Create a Walk-in Wardrobe

14th April 2016
bedroom as featured on madaboutthehouse.com

Many of you have asked about the walk-in wardrobe (or to be more accurate walk-through) that sits behind the purple wall in my bedroom and I have finally managed to tidy enough to photograph it and talk you through how we did it so that you can create your own if you so wish. When…

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365 Objects Of Design

Kitchen Innovations from Magnet Part II

13th April 2016
Screen Shot 2016-04-13 at 07.03.39

Time to show you the second part of my filming with Magnet kitchens on four of their most innovative kitchen products. This is another very simple idea with a twist which makes it work all the better. You can probably see what I’m talking about from the shot above. I had to cut the head…

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365 Objects Of Design

New Handmade Collection from Ikea

12th April 2016
black rattan sofa from ikea

I’m really loving the Ikea collaborations (maybe they’ll want to do one with me one day #dreambigordon’tdreamatall) and following on from the fab Ilse Crawford Sinnerlig range, the store has now teamed up with one of Sweden’s most well-known glass designers for a new collection. Ingegerd RĂĄman Ramon is a ceramacist and this handmade collection features a…

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Mad About . . .

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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Househunter

The Househunter 8/4/16

8th April 2016
black fitted cupboards in bedroom

We’re mixing it up this week by starting out with a modern house in a rural location. Let’s see what you think of that. This was built last year to the vendor’s bespoke design (and yes you do wonder why it’s being sold don’t you) and is in West Wittering, West Sussex. It’s on the…

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Mad About . . .

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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365 Objects Of Design

The Perfect Reading Chair

6th April 2016
bangala armchair from anthropologie has contrasting monochrome patterns and mid-century legs

The designer Mies van der Rohe said that it was almost easier to build a skyscraper than a chair. He added that that was why Chippendale was famous. To which I would also add that that is why chairs are expensive. I am constantly astonished by the price of chairs. I have no idea why…

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Mad About . . .

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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