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

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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

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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…

Cotton Storage Baskets in Monochrome and Coral

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So ever since I ran the post of new paint colour combinations last week, I find I have been looking at colour with a far more concentrated eye. The runaway favourite of the colours was this basalt and marigold from Little Greene. So, you can imagine when I saw the Waves collection from Caslon and…

Save or Splurge : Brass and Glass Coffee Tables

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I’d like to think that by the time you read this we will have had a call about the delivery of the new sofa. We won’t. It’s supposed to be here in the week ending 11 July. He thinks it will come at 6pm that day. I think it will be late. We’ll see who…

Round Mirror with Chain

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Mirrors have tended to be purely functional items in my house but there are so many gorgeous ones around that I think it’s time to get decorative. My all time favourite is the Jacques Adnet Circulaire for Gubi but that is a design classic and commands a fairly classic price too – £474 for anyone…