Househunter

The Househunter Room by Room

9th June 2017
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Forget what I have said about any other house ever. This is the one. It’s in north London. It has three bedrooms ( I can work with that) and a garden and it’s on the market with The Modern House for – slight snag here – £3.5m. Cue background music screeching to a halt. Oh…

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365 Objects Of Design

10 Best Plant Pots

8th June 2017
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I’m not sure quite why it has taken my so long to get round to this one. All anyone seems to be talking about is bringing plants into our interiors – either real or fake – and for that to work well we need to focus on the pots we are putting them in. To…

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365 Objects Of Design

The Perfect Pasta Bowl

7th June 2017
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The search for the right crockery for The Mad House has been long and arduous. I know first world problems and all that but, as they say on Twitter,  #thestruggleisreal. Flippancy aside, trying to find a balance between the plates that I want – and then bizarrely – that HE wants too ( I know.…

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Mad About . . .

Five Ways To Add Wow Factor To A Room

6th June 2017
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This month I’m delighted to welcome to the position of Guest Blogger Jane Rockett, one half of uber-stylish store Rockett St George. Their signature style of cool and funky pieces set against a dark background to give the all-important wow factor has become familiar to us all over the years but their decision to go…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

5th June 2017
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So here we are again. In all senses. I debated about publishing and then I realised that stopping our normal lives is exactly the desired effect, so I understood how important it was to carry on as normal. That some people might just want do drop into The Mad House and stroll through some lovely…

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Househunter

The Househunter Room by Room

2nd June 2017
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It’s a post of two halves this week. First up the traditional house in the country followed by the ultra modern new build, which, unusually for this slot, isn’t furnished but I wanted to talk about a couple of the design elements so I thought it was worth looking at. So, first up is this…

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Mad About . . .

Five Ways to Revamp Your Bathroom

1st June 2017
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And so we come to the fifth, and final, part of my mini series Five Ways to Revamp a Room (rapidly) although if you have other rooms that I haven’t featured then do get in touch in the comments below and we can always tackle sparerooms, playrooms, downstairs loos and dining rooms should you wish….…

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365 Objects Of Design

Create The Perfect Sideboard

31st May 2017
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Sideboards are tricky things for some reason. I know so many people who want them and so many people who can’t find the right thing for their space. This one dropped into my inbox yesterday so I thought I would share it straight away in case it fits any of your bills. As you know…

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365 Objects Of Design

Pinch Design Opens A Shop

30th May 2017
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For the last few years we have been told that buying online keeps prices low by cutting out the middleman and all the costs involved in running a site but I’m beginning to wonder if we are seeing a swing back to the idea of the traditional shop. Or, as someone said to me the…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

29th May 2017
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Hello on this Bank Holiday Monday. I can only assume that the storms clouds have gathered on the horizon and if it’s not already raining it will be about to do so – all the more reason so settle down with a cup of coffee and a stroll through this week’s edition of 10 Beautiful…

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