Persian Wallpapers by Mineheart

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Those of you familiar with my house will have spotted that I have several Persian rugs dotted around my sitting room and under the kitchen table. Mine is a motley collection. Some I have borrowed (all right nicked) rom elderly relatives and some we have actually bought and paid for. We were lucky with the one…

10 Beautiful Rooms

from architectural digest rizzoli book

This may be my favourite post of the week. I love browsing through a whole selection of beautiful rooms and deciding which ones to share because they might inspire us all or have something that we can adapt in our own homes. Here are some mean and moody shots to get you started. These dark…

Brass Kitchen Chair

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The other day I was discussing the redecoration of the hall, stairs and landing with a client. We then moved into the kitchen, as she wanted to bounce a few ideas around for a mini-refurb. Her kitchen chairs, she said, were a wedding present many years ago and she was bored with them. Would it…

Metal Storage Boxes

image from essentialhome.fr

In much the same way that I cannot walk past a shop selling stationery without entering to buy a notebook, so I cannot resist the storage box. I have notebooks that are so beautiful I daren’t write anything in them. I have dozens of half-finished books, dumped because something more lovely came along. I am…

The Househunter 6/2/15

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Hard to know what’s more exciting about this house – the black architraves, the concrete or (small intake of breath) the copper radiators. Yes COPPER. This terraced building in Notting Hill has been completely redone by Cubic Studios who have created this rather industrial space but with soft touches coming from the wood floors, natural light…

Candlesticks and Hygge

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The eagle-eyed among you (well those who follow me on Twitter anyway) will have noticed a certain amount of grumbling recently following two power cuts in a week. Yes, a WEEK. It was like the 1970s round here. And not in a good way. I didn’t get any Angel Delight and there were no suede…

Alice in Wonderland Tea Set

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But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland And now…

Art Deco Drinks Trolley

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Oh it’s been a while since I saw a fabulous trolley that made my heart sing. This, people, is that trolley. Just feast your eyes. Who couldn’t find a place for that in their house? I already have a vintagey kitschy trolley that the telly stands on but this is better. That is one of…

10 Beautiful Loft Ideas

from indulgy.com

It’s coming closer. The loft is going to happen. The architect has been called, the builder identified and all that awaits is the, ahem, quote for the job… Anyway, moving swiftly on; it feels like it’s enough of a reality to create a little mood board with a wishlist of what I would like it…