The Househunter 10/4/15

black dining room by tom dixon via themodernhouse.net

Morning everyone. Or possibly afternoon. Evening even. Whatever time of day you choose to visit I give you cordial greetings. Followed by a little squeal of excitement because look at this. It’s a three bedroom duplex apartment designed by Tom Dixon (I know!) and there are only a few of them available. The Modern House,…

Wall Lights and Marble Tables

leather chair from french connection home

I only meant to show you one image for today’s post. There was only meant to be one object of design. But then I couldn’t choose which one. For gathered within these five images are all elements that I would be very happy to use in the loft. Everything is from French Connection, many of…

Black and White Plates from Broste Copenhagen

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I am not, on the whole, a patterned plate kind of person (not averse to a little alliteration however). It’s all a bit too afternoon tea and cake for my liking and my preference is for plain white plates. It’s the same with the bedding but that’s another story. Anyway, I could throw all my…

New Store Discovery: LOVEThESIGN.com

poetry black sofa bed from lovethesign.com

There is literally nothing I like more than fantasy shopping. Oh no wait, real shopping obv…but closely followed by a bit of budgetwotbudget pretend stuff. And on that basis let me introduce you to LOVEThESIGN.com, an Italian company that has just opened a UK site. Their motto, by the way, is Be Cool Stay Home,…

Ten Beautiful Rooms from The Monochrome Home

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A slight change of tack this week as I’m delighted to be able to bring you pictures from the latest book by one of my favourite stylists Hilary Robertson. I spotted this book when I was at publisher Ryland Peters & Small for a meeting a few weeks ago and immediately asked if I would…

Happy Easter from the HAM Bunny

Yeshen Venema Photography

It’s become a bit of an annual tradition to show you my favourite bunny at Easter and designer Jo Robinson has kindly obliged with a new set of designs which have just been released. Meet the Yoga Bunny. Also new to the H A M collection are Trapeze Rabbit, Seaside Rabbit and Redecorating Rabbit, who…

Brass Side Table Update

martini brass side table from westelm

I am, frankly, at a loss to explain why I don’t already own this. It’s brass (but also comes in copper and silver and teal, (TEAL for goodness sake) and somehow it has not fallen into my cart and proceeded thus to the checkout. I have even been into westelm and stroked it but still…

The Househunter

from 23/1/15

As it’s the bank holiday weekend and many of you will be out and about rather than stuck to your screens (and that includes me) I thought we would use today to revisit some of the best rooms for sale so far this year. How often do you find that there’s a great kitchen but…

Luxecyled Furniture

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The buzzword in interiors at the moment is bespoke. We can’t afford to have everything made to measure but sprinkled among the flatpack, the vintage, the inherited and the high street, it’s great to be able to have one or two original pieces. As many of you know, I’m not a great fan of the…