Grey Velvet Buttonback Sofa

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Here it is. Finally the Mad Sofa has landed. And I have to say we’re all pretty pleased with it. You’ll have to excuse my somewhat amateur photography but you get the idea. It’s the large Haresfield Sofa from Sofas and Stuff and it’s covered in charcoal velvet (Plymouth British brushed cotton velvet to be…

Mad About… Botanics

dorothy draper brazilliance wallpaper

This post was born last week when my friend and designer Bianca Hall tweeted a picture of the fabric she had bought for her new kitchen bench. It’s called Swaying Palm by Tommy Bahama and I agree with her that it’s absolutely gorgeous and, at when it’s not out of stock, it’s only around £8 a…

Wooden Footstool with Pink and Grey Cushion

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Look at this pretty little stool with her pink cushion and delicate grey dip-dyed feet. It’s a collaboration between the furniture makers the Galvin Brothers and Tori Murphy who makes beautiful cushions and throws. Both of them make everything in the UK so it’s a truly British collaboration. This is her Hamilton design and it’s…

Whale Plates

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  Aren’t these whale plates just gorgeous? As many of you know I don’t like things to be too symmetrical and matchy matchy and I love the idea that the pattern on these plates carries across. Add to that the black and white design and subtle gold rim and I’m sold. They are part of…

The Househunter 11/7/14

extendable wall light in open plan kitchen

So after last week’s £12m extravaganza (I’m standing by it – there was a life-size giraffe in the front room) we going in cheap this week. Time for hollow laughs all round. This is a two bedroom flat, in Notting Hill, west London for… under a million pounds. Cue dramatic music… It’s on with Domus…

Seletti Outdoor Shower

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I’ve given up trying to schedule posts to go with the weather, but it’s July, it’s officially summer and if it’s not hot today then it will be tomorrow. Maybe. Anyway, weather schmeather, this was just too much fun not to share. It’s a copper outdoor shower by Seletti and it costs £159. You just…

The Perfect Storage Desk

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As much as I love the idea of a simple trestle table or industrial trolley for a desk, I also know that I’m an inveterate hoarder. A creator of piles. A stuffer of drawers. As often as I tell you that you can operate with nothing but a simple table – yes I do work…

City Coat Rack

london city coat rack by michael rosing

Now these are fun. Coat racks in the shape of city skylines. There are around 40 to choose from, although before you get too excited, they’re designed by Michael Rosing for German company Radius Design, so we’re talking about 32 German cities and some others. But the others are a good selection of the big…

The Househunter 4/7/14

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So what with it being Independence Day and all, I was going to feature all American properties this week but then I found this fabulous Tudor mansion and I couldn’t resist. I mean look at it! And it’s only £2.75m which for a Grade I listed Tudor house doesn’t seem at all bad – I…