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How to Mix Vintage and Contemporary

10th August 2016
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This was one of the most popular posts so far this year, so for anyone that missed it, have a catch up. I can also tell you that, since I first wrote this, Rose and Grey have opened a real life showroom. And we should probably applaud them for doing it outside London. It’s in…

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Three of the best: Sofas

9th August 2016
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I wish I needed a new sofa. Well that’s not entirely true as I don’t wish to be spending vast sums of money. I DO need a new hob and I’m not looking forward to spending the money on that at all as it will be expensive, and the one I want, the one that…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

8th August 2016
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As part of our August break/update we are revisiting some of the most beautiful rooms of 2016, I hope you will like these ones. Since I posted this picture I have acquired my own fiddle leaf fig for the kitchen and, while it’s not a splendid as this one, it’s still alive three months on…

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August Updates: The Househunter

5th August 2016
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This is one of my favourite houses so far this year. It’s sold now (no surprise there) but we can still go in and remind ourselves how it looked. I LOVE this house. With only one small exception. Actually two, but apart from that I think it’s amazing and can’t understand why the owners are…

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10 Things to Think About Before You Install a Shower

4th August 2016
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Installing a shower might seem like a fairly straightforward thing to do but if you’re planning a bathroom refurb and thinking of changing from a shower over the bath to a walk-in, or considering removing the bath and putting in a large shower, then there are a few points to consider so I thought I’d…

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Glass Table Lamps by Anna Jacobs

3rd August 2016
Glass lamps by Anna Jacobs

Aren’t these lamps gorgeous? Monochrome with a hint of colour in the flex, I just love them. They are by the British designer Anna Jacobs who began her career as an artist (while working for a big City law firm) before launching her homewares line last January. The collection now includes these gorgeous lamp as…

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The Pink Collection by Little Greene

2nd August 2016
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I know I know, we were supposed to be on a break, and then these pictures came in and it seemed a shame not to show them to you. And, if you are spending the summer pondering a refurb then it’s always good to have a few new ideas wafting about while you lie on…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

1st August 2016
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And so to August when the Mad House takes a little break but, as ever, it’s not disappearing completely, merely a chance for you to catch up on things we have looked at this year, remind ourselves of some of the objects of design and generally take a little breather from the Madness while being…

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The Househunter: Serpentine Summer Galleries

29th July 2016
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This week, for something a little different before the August break, I’m going to show you four summer houses. All very different, all very fabulous, all can be yours for £95,000. Which might seem a tad pricey for a posh shed at the bottom of the garden, but, as you can see, these are not…

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Pooky Table Lamp

28th July 2016
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Are you paying enough attention to your table lamps? This might seem like a random question but there are so many beautiful lights out there and, probably, a rather more limited number of tables on which to put them. So you need to get it right. And you need to think about it carefully because…

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