365 Objects Of Design

Vintage Wooden Desk

23rd November 2016
antique elm desk from design vintage

I am drawn to this vintage wooden desk again and again and, in the absence of finding anywhere to put it in my own house, have decided to share it with you. I know – generous aren’t I! Don’t worry I don’t always keep things to myself, I just wanted to be sure that I…

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365 Objects Of Design

A Guide to Buying Art Online

22nd November 2016
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It’s a tricky thing buying art and one that I have steered clear of until now as it’s so subjective, but there are certain guidelines and tips that apply to everyone, whether you’re adding to an extensive collection or just want something to hang above the sofa. It’s even trickier if you’re buying art online…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

21st November 2016
kate18

The bedroom saga continues. Hang on, if you’re new this isn’t that kind of blog. Sorry, we’re going to be talking about paint. In the bedroom. If that’s not your thing then your google search has led you here by mistake. We shan’t mind if you want to slide out quietly. No, no not at…

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Househunter

The Househunter

18th November 2016
alexandermcqueen-17-dunraven-st-034kitchen-diningroom

Can you tell what someone’s house is like from the way they dress and speak? Have you ever met someone at work, at a party, at a friend’s house and subsequently been invited to their home to find something completely different from what you expected? Or have you been right? I find this completely fascinating…

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365 Objects Of Design

Floral Stool

17th November 2016
floral-romance-stool-from-mia-fleur

While I am no fan of the “keep it for best” school of thought, I do like the idea of being able to change things around from time to time. Now you can’t really do that with big pieces of furniture which is why most of us tend to stick to cushions and rugs to…

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365 Objects Of Design

Window Pane Mirror

16th November 2016
large window pane mirror

Regular readers will know that I long for an internal window. That I have, at points, fantasised about taking down the wall between the hall and the sitting room, or the library and the stairs. Neither of these things will ever happen. But there is a third way. Actually I think it might only be…

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Grape Pendant Light

15th November 2016
grape-pendant-dark-wall-via-etsy

I am indebted to Jenny of Seasons in Colour for today’s post as she tweeted a link to this Etsy seller yesterday morning. As those of you who follow me on instagram will know there was a photographer in The Mad House all day yesterday shooting in preparation for the launch of my capsule furniture collection…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

14th November 2016
pale-pink-via-nordic-design

If you were in The Mad House on Friday you will remember there was talk of painting the bedroom. Himself was strongly in favour of pale grey. Myself was strongly in favour of pale pink. There was, I’ll be honest, a little bit of gentle argy bargy along the lines of him refusing to sleep…

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Househunter

The Househunter

11th November 2016
black-walls-and-floorboards

Now what about this for a room. You know what’s great about this – the black painted floor is scuffed but it looks great. Because the walls are well painted so it looks as if it was a deliberate choice. There are lots of rugs about at the moment which are pre-faded with uneven colour.…

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