Househunter

The Househunter back for 2017

6th January 2017
large-white-modern-kitchen

It’s Friday and so we’re back with the very first Househunter of the year. Now, I have been reading through your feedback and many of you said you would like more diagnostics and explanations of how and why things work and so this house, which is for sale via The Modern House (for a mere £1.45m)…

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10 Best Desk Lamps

5th January 2017
jielde desk lamps as seen at madaboutthehouse.com

It’s the first Thursday of the month and so there is a 10 Best for you. This time it’s desk lamps, we have already looked at rugs, armchairs, dining tables and floor lamps. A desk lamp is not to be confused with a table lamp. Unless you want it to be and I have included…

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365 Objects Of Design

Planning to buy a Sofa? Read this.

4th January 2017
navy-blue-velvet-marlon-armchair-by-love-your-home

As you know last year I teamed up with Love Your Home to share their advice on how to buy a sofa and other useful tips. In my final post with them I wanted to show you my four favourite pieces from their collection and to point out that sales are now ON. So go…

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The Great Interior Design Challenge is Back

3rd January 2017
gidc-final

Happy New Year and all that. And we’re starting off with a bang – well an exclusive anyway – as The Mad House was the only blog to have interview time with the presenters of The Great Interior Design Challenge which returns to our screens tonight. Yes TONIGHT. I am so hot off the press…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

2nd January 2017
photo by innerstadsspecialisten.se

HAPPY NEW YEAR! And how is everyone feeling? Recovered? Ready to foreswear the booze, the sugar, the carbs and the bread for ever more? Or, gearing up for a little snifter later as it’s still the holidays for another day or two? I know which camp I fall into… Also I never make new year’s…

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365 Objects Of Design

Interiors Trends 2017

29th December 2016
sunset interior trends image from design on stock

Earlier this month I went to a dinner with Houzz to talk about trends past and future. We had a fascinating time discussing our ins and outs of 2016 but didn’t really get as far as next year. So I have done a little separate research among bloggers and retailers to find out what they…

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My Top Ten Interior Design Tips #10

28th December 2016
mad-about-the-house-sitting-room-dark-grey-walls

YOUR HOME YOUR STORY This may sound completely obvious but this really is the key to turning every house into a home. It’s also the one thing that many of us don’t do. We have been so conditioned (by estate agents) to neutralising our homes for sale that we often forget those personal details. Now…

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My Top 10 Interior Design Tips #9

27th December 2016
via decoholic.org

MEH TO THE MATCHING Which is a not very elegant way of saying that buying a three piece suite is lazy and looks like you haven’t thought about it. It gives the impression that you just loaded the whole thing into the cart (virtual or otherwise) and didn’t give it another thought. You don’t need…

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