10 Beautiful Rooms

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Morning Monday People. And we’re starting off with this fabulous black and white tiled floor. It looks properly random (although admittedly this is just a small slice of it) and I love it with the pale wood. Sticking with the natural wood and monochrome theme, this kitchen also caught my eye this week. I’m now…

Wood and Chrome Floor Lamp

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The search for a curved floor lamp for the loft has been thwarted. The problem being that once I had laid eyes on the Arco then nothing else would do. And it’s £1500. So, as I say, thwarted.  The search for an alternative begins. And this, from outthereinteriors, is rather pleasing. I like how, in…

Black and White Rug

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Now that the loft is so nearly done, it’s time to look for rugs. It’s basically black and white and wood up there so I’m looking for something that won’t stray to far from that but will bring a little extra zing to the party. This rug from Westelm looks like it might be a…

The Househunter in The Cotswolds

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We’re going a little more traditional this week with this gorgeous Georgian house in the Cotswolds. It has been completely modernised by the current owners; Julian Dunkerton, the co-founder of the cult clothing company, Superdry so it has a contemporary twist on the traditional property. It’s Grade II listed and has seven bedrooms, four bathrooms…

Pudding Sofa

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Who wouldn’t want to sit on a sofa called Pudding? It’s such a perfect name isn’t it? And, now I come to look at this, a fantastic colour choice. As I wrote a couple of days ago a splash of unexpected colour can really bring a room to life. Instead of painting the walls bright…

Muuto: A New Perspective

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I read a fashion blog post the other day which was singing the praises of a red bag and saying you would be surprised at how many outfits it would go with. Even if you don’t wear red normally (as indeed I don’t) a splash of red instead of the usual black or brown will…

Industrial Storage Trolley

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This simple industrial style trolley on wheels is so versatile I could find a use for one in every room. It’s from Coral and Bone and costs £75. Great at the end of the sofa with magazines and a throw in, handy in the kids bedrooms for toys, or as seen below, as a plant stand…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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So the loft is finally, nearly finished. Just a few light switches to attach and we’re done. It’s a big open empty space and I love it. This image is probably the closest I can find. We have left the ceiling like this, the floorboards are painted white and when the sofabed eventually arrives it…