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The Househunter

29th April 2016
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Let’s leave the city and head for the Norfolk countryside to start our house tours this week. This three bedroom, single storey (award-winning) property is on the market for £895,000 via The Modern House. It’s set in an acre of land and was completely in 2010. According to the blurb: “it is one of the…

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365 Objects Of Design

New Shop Discovery: India May Home

28th April 2016
[India May Home] akriti-handblock-rug-styled-with-ishwari-black-tray-khanda-cushion

Well hello dere…. black, white and shades of grey with texture of leather, fur, brass and iron. What more do we need in a lifestyle store? Meet India May Home, the self-styled ScandiBoho store that mixes Moroccan charm with Nordic cool to come up with this mainly monochrome collection. If you love the rustic elements…

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365 Objects Of Design

Towel Rack Chair

27th April 2016
towel rack chair from ikea

Sometimes I astound myself with my ability to be practical. To put aside all thoughts of antique mirrored walls and marble worktops and stick to the things that are completely useful. And cheap affordable. Not to mention look good as well. Ladies and Gentlemen, readers and writers, boys and girls, I give you the towel…

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365 Objects Of Design

Brass Disc Pendant Light

26th April 2016
brass disc light

We have all become very used to the idea of changing the white plastic electric cord on our pendant lights to one that is made from twisted or plain cable. This simple act removes something ugly and replaces it with something that is a proper decorative detail at a stroke. In short, why wouldn’t you?…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

25th April 2016
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Most of last week was spent reading Ilse Crawford’s book A Frame for Life which showcases some of her work from her flat in London, pictured above and which she sold recently, to her design for Soho House New York and the Ett Hem hotel in Stockholm, shown below. Crawford is one of my design…

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The Househunter 22/4/16

22nd April 2016
navy blue doors and windows via savills

Good morning and welcome to our weekly fantasy househunting group. Is everyone well this week? Excellent. We’re going to start off with a tour of this two bedroom flat in Little Venice, west London, which is on the market via Savills for (ahem) £1,550,000. Note the elegant black window frames against the white (probably Portland)…

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365 Objects Of Design

Vintage Wooden Stool

21st April 2016
chapati board stool

Every room should have some old wood in it. Whether it’s just the floorboards or a few vintage chopping boards, wood brings warmth and character to a space. It’s particularly important in a kitchen where there are often lots of cold surfaces and hard lines. I have an intense dislike of most modern bar stools.…

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10 Things to Think About Before You Install a Shower

20th April 2016
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Installing a shower might seem like a fairly straightforward thing to do but if you’re planning a bathroom refurb and thinking of changing from a shower over the bath to a walk-in, or considering removing the bath and putting in a large shower, then there are a few points to consider so I thought I’d…

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365 Objects Of Design

Antique Mirrored Wallpaper

19th April 2016
Cole and Son Albemarle Albery resembles antique mirror wallpaper

Regular readers will know I have been exploring antique mirrors on the blog recently after featuring it in a 10 Beautiful Rooms post and showing it used as a kitchen splashback (you can see it and read a tutorial about how to make your own here). I am currently exploring the idea of using it…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

18th April 2016
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Welcome to Monochrome Monday as it may henceforth be known. We’re starting off today’s edition of 10 beautiful rooms with this Ralph Lauren bedding although, much as I like it, I’m not suggesting you spend $995 on a cushion. I know! Mind you it’s not difficult to find lots of black and white around so…

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