Househunter

The Househunter 1/4/16

1st April 2016
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Starting off this week’s viewings with a look at this converted Art Deco warehouse in Hackney, east London. This is on the market for £645,000 via The Modern House and consists of  two bedrooms in a split level apartment. Formerly a clothing factory, it has been divided into 89 units and this one has been completely refurbished…

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365 Objects Of Design

Brass Shelf and Light

30th March 2016
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If you follow me on instagram you will know that I spent the weekend in Copenhagen. It was my second visit to this wonderful city – the first was for a business lunch about a month ago – and I was so excited to go back with the husband and the teenagers to see more…

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365 Objects Of Design

Round Glass Coffee Tables

29th March 2016
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Coffee tables seem to be a problem. It’s one of the things I am most often asked about, and yet there are so many of them around, it’s hard to understand why we seem to find it so difficult. I think one of the issues is that many coffee tables are small delicate things. By…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

28th March 2016
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Nothing like a dark and sultry kitchen to kick off a Monday morning. I have always loved kitchens in rooms that clearly weren’t designed to be kitchens. The plasterwork on the ceiling and the complete absence of spotlights make this a real winner for me. So much so that we’re having a close up. Just…

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Househunter

The Househunter: How To Sell Your House

25th March 2016
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We’re going househunting as usual this week everyone but as the house selling season kicks off in earnest in Spring I thought it might be helpful to share this feature I wrote for a newspaper a little while back on tips for helping you to sell. Spring and Autumn are traditionally the key times to…

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365 Objects Of Design

When Scandinavia went Brazilian at Ikea

24th March 2016
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Don’t panic you’re in the right place. I saw these designs from Ikea the other day and I wanted to show them to you. It’s the perfect way to do colour Mad House style. In other words – with lots of black to bring some edge and to anchor the designs. Of course, it doesn’t…

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365 Objects Of Design

Industrial Mesh Cupboard

23rd March 2016
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Given my design rule that every room should have a little bit of black in it, I wanted to show you a gorgeous cupboard today. It’s from Vincent and Barn and would be fantastic in a kitchen or perhaps a bathroom with towels in. Or even in a hall – imagine a pair of bright red…

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365 Objects Of Design

New In: French Connection Home

22nd March 2016
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It is a little known fact that red is actually a brilliant neutral. Fashiony people are often singing the praises of the red handbag on the basis that it will actually go with a lot more than you think. An all black outfit is given a little bit of zing with a red bag or…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

21st March 2016
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Starting off this week with one of the best bathrooms I think I may have ever seen. I saw this image on instagram and spent some time tracking down the man behind the bathroom. Eventually I found this interview with him on the Rockett st George Site. As well as his delicious blog he also…

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