Househunter

The Househunter: Converted Schoolhouse

9th September 2016
blush-pink-sofa

This is a bit of a find. It’s a two bedroom flat in a converted school house in south west London – SW11 to be precise, which used to be one of those golden postcodes, which goes some way towards explaining price. Are you sitting down? Well then, I’ll say it very fast because it’s…

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365 Objects Of Design

Black and White Patterned Chair

8th September 2016
black and white patterned chair from happy and co

2016 has been the year of pattern. We have seen it on tiles and on carpets (see the new Liberty collection from Alternative Flooring) and it’s coming to a large piece of furniture near you. This year it’s about using pattern in unexpected ways. So it’s not about cushions and curtains which are the old…

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Dulux Colour of the Year 2017

7th September 2016
Dulux Colour Futures 17 - COTY - Dining - Denim Drift, Indigo Shade

In hindsight the clues were there. The staff were dressed in denim, the benches were painted in shades of blue from the gentlest spring sky to the deepest cobalt. But still we didn’t guess. We had been invited to a house in London – one of the last remaining Georgian houses in London that hasn’t…

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365 Objects Of Design

Industrial Leather Chair

6th September 2016
industrial leather chairs

This industrial leather chair is one of my favourites. And also, apparently yours as the stockist, our friends at Rockett St George find it hard to buy enough of them. But I wanted to show them to you today for one particular reason. We have become so used to buying online and, very often these…

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Mad About . . .

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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365 Objects Of Design

The Househunter is Back for September

2nd September 2016
dark grey bathroom

It’s September and so it’s back. Time to poke around someone else’s house. Just one for you this week, partly because the market is only just getting going again since the summer slowdown, and partly because I have been in Amsterdam for a party (I’m terribly glamorous you know) and you will be able to…

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365 Objects Of Design

10 of the Best: Dining Tables

1st September 2016
tiptoe legs from France

So it’s September. The summer holidays may still be rolling on, but for the rest of us, it’s all about shiny new pencil cases and starting afresh. We started this series with a look at the 10 best dining chairs, moved on to floor lamps and now it’s back to food (a subject always close…

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365 Objects Of Design

Shades of Grey goes International

31st August 2016
shades of grey

It’s the last day of the August updates and I hope you will forgive me if I indulge myself a little and revisit this post about my book. There is a small update as you will see from the picture above. At the beginning of the month, I received the above copies; it has been…

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365 Objects Of Design

How to Create a Walk-in Wardrobe

30th August 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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Mad About . . .

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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