Househunter

The Househunter Room by Room

14th April 2017
black kitchen pink chairs belong to kirsten wiig

Happy Friday everyone. Or happy any day you happen to be reading this. We’re just going to one house this week because a) you’re all out hunting for Easter Eggs and running around in the sun and b) – the real reason – it’s such a great house we’re going to have a really good…

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365 Objects Of Design

New Ikea Stockholm Collection

13th April 2017
ikea stockholm

After yesterday’s daring green sofa today we are turning to the more restful shades of blue. Blue is regularly voted the world’s favourite colour and the soft denim shades of this colour from dark indigo to stonewash are very on trend this year. Mind you navy blue is a classic that will never go out…

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365 Objects Of Design

Green Velvet Sofa

12th April 2017
russell pinch sofa for heals

I spoke last week about the idea of having just one standout piece in a room. One element that grabs the attention and lifts it from a tastefully decorated space to one with – cringe – the wow factor. Or, to coin a hideously over-used cliche – the X factor. Answers for a better phrase…

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365 Objects Of Design

Oak Storage Console Table

11th April 2017
oak storage console table from cox and cox

Wandering round a friend’s house the other day – she of the massive renovation and curved sofa revelations – I was shown the room that will be the spare room and home office for him. Now he doesn’t actually work from home so it’s more a sort of place to sit (probably more a sort…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

10th April 2017
printers black kitchen by devol

Sometimes I start this weekly hunt for 10 Beautiful Rooms wondering how on earth I am going to find that many that fit with my mood, that hang loosely together and which I think you will like. Then, somehow, it comes together and I have to say I rather like this week’s collection and I…

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Househunter

The Househunter Room by Room

7th April 2017
red sofa warehouse apartment

It’s been a busy week this week so only two houses for you to look around today. On Monday I went to Nottingham with Sophie Robinson (judge on The Great Interior Design Challenge and one of my guest bloggers) for a project we are doing with Hillary’s Blinds later in the year. We were chatting…

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365 Objects Of Design

10 Best Coffee Tables

6th April 2017
Fritz-Hansen-FH61-Join-Coffee-Table-Oak-Insitu-800x600

It’s that time of the month again. Time really is speeding up isn’t it? Or is it just me? David Bowie (wise man) said that time goes faster when you’re older because as a proportion of a whole life each segment gets shorter. So when you’re six, a week is a long time because it…

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365 Objects Of Design

Homewares by Aerende

5th April 2017
Aerende, Emily Mathieson

Today we’re combining a house tour with a new shop launch so you get to nose around this rather lovely house and discover a new place to buy lots of lovely swag for your own. It belongs to the journalist Emily Mathieson who recently founded a new homewares site called Aerende but read on for the full…

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365 Objects Of Design

Biscuit Plate

4th April 2017
biscuit plate

Yes I’m totally aware the headline of this post could get one of two reactions: For the love of God do we need to buy a dedicated plate for biscuits now? Or: Excellent these are gorgeous and when I am surrounded by beautiful things I am just that little bit happier. However you feel, these…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

3rd April 2017
Kitchen of Sarah Ellison of Frank & Faber image by Paul Craig

  As some of you may be aware, last week I went to the George Northwood salon for an insanely expensive haircut to get over my raging midlife crisis. Well the haircut was lovely and clearly I am now ruined for anywhere else but, more to the point, what a gorgeous salon. I instagrammed a…

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