Househunter

The Househunter Room by Room

10th March 2017
metallic wall in sitting room

Right this one’ll wake you up. It’s a tale of two halves this week – one a completely over the top luxurious, glamorous Dolce and Gabbana of a house and one an oasis of minimal Armani calm. Which one will you go for? We’re going in at the deep end with this two bedroom, three…

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365 Objects Of Design

Make Me A Rug

9th March 2017
Alternative Flooring Sisal Super Boucle rug

Today we’re talking rugs as they are one of the easiest ways to change a room and give a mini seasonal makeover. As I type I can hear the dulcet tones of next door’s lawn mower and it feels like Spring might finally be in the air. Suddenly I’m looking at the heavy sitting room…

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365 Objects Of Design

Woven Light Shades

8th March 2017
rattan light shade by louise tucker

Pendant lights in a room, said someone once ( I think it might have been Michelle Ogundehin, the editor of Elle Decoration) are like earrings on an outfit. They can be a subtle barely there touch or they can make a big statement. This season big earrings are the thing and so I bring you…

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365 Objects Of Design

Giant Wall Notebook

7th March 2017
wall notebook

I first saw this wall mounted notebook in a little Italian restaurant near us and immediately loved it. I used to make notebooks like this on a much smaller scale when I was a child. Some of you may remember them from Blue Peter – cover a piece of cardboard in sticky back plastic, use…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

6th March 2017
2. deVOL's St John's Square Showroom

Diving into an unusual colour combination this week but one that is about to gain momentum I feel. First up are these two gorgeous rooms which featured in Elle Decoration UK. One in last month’s edition and one in this month. Both feature this rather fabulous shade of green which I flagged up a couple…

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Househunter

The Househunter Room by Room

3rd March 2017
green sofa black walls one crown plaza

Well you know what they say – it’s all about location and this one wins on for that. It’s in Chester and it’s on the market with Savills for £1,650,000, which is about a tenth of what it would cost in London. Which doesn’t make it right but does make it affordable in a sort…

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365 Objects Of Design

10 Best Barstools

2nd March 2017
muuto nerd barstools

It’s the beginning of the month (again) and so it’s time for our regular 10 best series and this time we’re looking at the 10 best barstools. As ever I have tried to include a range of styles, colours and prices that will go in every home. I am asked a lot about bar stools…

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365 Objects Of Design

Minimal Modern Wooden Furniture

1st March 2017
2.rebeccadiningtable-l_pp

Sometimes I think we get so caught up in the hunt for the statement piece, the thing that will add the wow factor that we can forget about the basics. The simple workhorses of the house that will give you a perch for the fabulous vase or bring the finishing touches to a room. You…

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Mad About . . .

Your Questions Answered

28th February 2017
farrow and ball worsted via making-spaces.net

At the beginning of the month I invited guest blogger Karen Knox to introduce my new problem page series and for you to post your dilemmas in the comments box below. Karen wrote a great post on how to plan your decorating budget and we reviewed the questions afterwards. Firstly I’m glad that so many of…

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Mad About The House

10 Beautiful Rooms

27th February 2017
designed by soren rose

When is a feature wall not a feature wall? When it’s basically a giant alcove. Interior designers will tell you that the feature wall is over. That if you have chosen a colour or a wallpaper you should do the whole room in it – have the courage of your convictions and show it like…

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