365 Objects Of Design

Black Chalkboard Fridge

28th January 2016
write-on fridge

I can’t tell you how long I have been looking for one of these. I’ve seen them on Pinterest and I’ve seen DIY versions but I’ve never actually seen a proper one that you can buy. After all, who’s going to mess with painting a fridge which already cost hundreds of pounds. What if it…

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365 Objects Of Design

Monroe Avenue: Vintage furniture

27th January 2016
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Now I don’t usually post about sales as they come and go and these posts remain FOR EVER, which is quite a weird thought but still, I thought I would make an exception today as I have been meaning to mention this company to you for a while and it turns out they have a…

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The Great Interior Design Challenge Interview

26th January 2016
Photo by Alun Callender

It’s back! Yes The Great Interior Design Challenge starts its third series on Monday 1 February with 16 amateur designers battling it out over 15 episodes. And guess what? The Mad House was the only UK blog invited to meet the presenters for an exclusive chat. Thrilled? Moi? So off I trotted to their offices…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

25th January 2016
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Oh I do love poking about other people’s houses and seeing what inspiration lies therein. Don’t you? Today’s 10 Beautiful Rooms features some gorgeous – mainly grey – interiors seeing as my book Shades of Grey is out in a little over two weeks. That means that partly I want to show you how versatile, and…

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The Househunter 22/1/16

22nd January 2016
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Good Morning househunters. Or Nosey Parkers depending on which camp you fall into….I’m definitely in the latter these days and no shame in that I say. So then, where shall we go today? Let’s begin with a trip over to west London to see this two bedroom garden maisonette which is on the market for…

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365 Objects Of Design

Leather Bar Stool

21st January 2016
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One of the questions I am asked almost more than any other is where to find bar stools. Everyone who is redoing their kitchen wants an island and everyone wants a stool to put at it. And so many of the bar stools out there are just horrible. For years we had two old Singer…

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Black and White Crockery

20th January 2016
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This is the new collection from Sainsburys that will be in store by the end of February. Now you know I love a bit of black and white crockery and this, with its echoes of Marimekko, is stunning, not that I’ve ever used a tagine (I have a thing about fruit and meat) but it…

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Glass Table Lamps by Anna Jacobs

19th January 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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10 Beautiful Rooms

18th January 2016
royal roulotte renovation

Goooooooooood Moooooooooorning Campers. Welcome to Monday, I trust it finds you well. Or at t least upright, which is always a good start for January I find. A gorgeous selection of rooms for you today inspired, I have to admit, by plans for my kitchen tweak. This has begun – the bifold doors have been…

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The Househunter 15/1/16

15th January 2016
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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 selling it. Although it belongs to one of the founders of Darkroom, one of London’s most fabulous design shops, so it’s possible that the next house will be even…

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