365 Objects Of Design

The Househunter is Back for September

2nd September 2016
dark grey bathroom

It’s September and so it’s back. Time to poke around someone else’s house. Just one for you this week, partly because the market is only just getting going again since the summer slowdown, and partly because I have been in Amsterdam for a party (I’m terribly glamorous you know) and you will be able to…

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10 of the Best: Dining Tables

1st September 2016
tiptoe legs from France

So it’s September. The summer holidays may still be rolling on, but for the rest of us, it’s all about shiny new pencil cases and starting afresh. We started this series with a look at the 10 best dining chairs, moved on to floor lamps and now it’s back to food (a subject always close…

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Shades of Grey goes International

31st August 2016
shades of grey

It’s the last day of the August updates and I hope you will forgive me if I indulge myself a little and revisit this post about my book. There is a small update as you will see from the picture above. At the beginning of the month, I received the above copies; it has been…

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How to Create a Walk-in Wardrobe

30th August 2016
bedroom as featured on madaboutthehouse.com

Many of you have asked about the walk-in wardrobe (or to be more accurate walk-through) that sits behind the purple wall in my bedroom and I have finally managed to tidy enough to photograph it and talk you through how we did it so that you can create your own if you so wish. When…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

29th August 2016
EMMA PERSSON LAGERBERG PHOTO PETRA BLINDFOLD

Morning everyone. I hope you are all well this fine morning. I say it’s a fine morning, I have no idea what the weather will be doing at the point you drop in to read this. In which case let’s amend to – I hope you are feeling fine this morning. Are you ready to…

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The Househunter

26th August 2016
butchers block in kitchen via knight frank

Last one of the August updates on the Househunter and I love this house so much so we’re going to have another look, but with a few more rooms thrown in for good measure. So, something new for those of you who remember it from before but just want to re-feast your eyes, and something…

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Mad About . . .

How To Get The Lighting Right: The Bathroom

25th August 2016
bathroom 2.002

Welcome to the fourth and final part* of my series on How To Get the Lighting Right in partnership with John Cullen. I do hope you have enjoyed it and found it useful. For new subscribers, who might not have seen earlier posts, we have done the kitchen, the sitting room, the bedroom and finally,…

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Antique Mirrored Wallpaper

24th August 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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Brass Bar Cart

23rd August 2016
brass bar cart from Abigail Ahern

As the summer hasn’t really materialised and the holidays are now nearly over, I thought we should revisit this fabulous bar cart today. It’s such a great piece and perfect the time of year. After all, who needs to sit in the garden with a glass of chilled rosé (sob) when you could be curled…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

22nd August 2016
antique mirror in the home of Ochre founder Harriet Maxwell Macdonald

A mixed bunch of beautiful rooms for you this week. We start off with this restaurant in Portland, Oregon, which has this fabulous wallpaper. Would it surprise you to learn the restaurant is called Moule? Or Mussel? I suspect it was designed especially for this room but if anyone has seen it available to buy…

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