Object of Design: Florian Schmid

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I first came across the German designer Florian Schmid when researching a feature on concrete for The Financial Times (you can read it here if you feel so inclined) and then I went back for a closer look. Born in 1984 ( I know! *Weeps slightly*) he has already won numerous awards for his work…

Linen Bedding

Secret Linen Store Relaxed Denim Graphite Grey Double Duvet Cover £60 Pillowcase Denim Stripe Graphite - Sand £8.50

Halfway through the week and some of us are starting to dream about the weekend. By the way, I have come across that expression Hump Day and I can tell you that we won’t be having any of that in this house. It’s Wednesday pure and simple. Halfway through the week and that is all.…

Kitchen Lighting Tips

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Now pay attention because this is useful. There’s no point gazing at all those pictures of beautiful rooms if you don’t get the lighting right. So today’s post is all about lighting the kitchen. They’re by Sally Storey who (literally) wrote the book on lighting. So she knows what she’s on about. She also told…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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Monday morning you look so fine…. (name that tune) and perhaps it’s because we’ve got 10 very beautiful rooms to gaze at to get the week off to a flying start. First up this combination of green and black (ooh name that chocolate.. sorry I’ll stop now). There is no green in my house, there’s…

Liberty Fabrics and Wallpapers

Liberty Art Fabrics Interiors - Turquoise Felix Raison print Velvet £115. Credit - Liberty Art Fabrics Interiors 0207 573 9676 (Simon Midgley PR)

I have to say I have never really thought of myself as a Liberty kinda gal. I mean I adore the shop and the furniture department is one of my favourite places to browse about. Well, including the shoes and bags bit as well, if I’m honest. But the material? Well I’ve always thought it…

Wall Clocks by Leff Amsterdam

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Oh I do love a clock. We have clocks in every room – two in the kitchen – and I would totally have another. By contrast, I never wear a watch, so am clearly not time-obsessed. Well not much. I am always early for everything and can’t abide lateness, but I don’t have a clock-ticking…

The Househunter 10/10/14

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It’s that time of the week again people. For all you avid house browsers out there – and let’s face it, most of us are doing it for the thrill of seeing and not really with any thought of buying – we’ve got three corkers for you this week. This is a converted water tower,…

Abigail Ahern’s Collection for Sofa.com

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Ooh look a charcoal velvet sofa. But this isn’t just any charcoal velvet sofa. No, it’s an Abigail Ahern charcoal velvet sofa. Oh yes. As the owner of a different, erm, charcoal velvet sofa, I thought you would like to see this one by everyone’s favourite mistress of the dark. She worked with sofa.com to…

Navy Blue Rugs and Accessories

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As you may have noticed recent posts have been edging slightly away from grey and towards navy and I note, from the comments I receive (many more on Twitter) that lots of you are going in that direction too. The other day, I published a post about a silver and grey rug (in leather since…