Mad About… Black Kitchens

black kitchen from paperblog.fr

Black kitchens may not be for everyone but I find I am increasingly drawn to the dramatic in interiors. I do love a simple white painted wooden kitchen. I have one. But then I painted my shelves black – well dark grey and suddenly the whole room looked better. The black accent created a fantastic…

Mad About… Rose Uniacke Interiors

interior by rose uniacke image by simon upton

Who? I hear many of you asking. Well, in the simplest terms, she’s the interior designer who has just been asked to do up the Beckham house in West London. Yes it was Kelly Hoppen for the “first phase” apparently and now it’s Rose Uniacke. Now like many of you, I imagine, I had no…

Indigo Home Accessories

Indigo Living Room 2

So I think it’s official. Navy is the new grey. I can’t quite believe I’m saying that – I shall have to dye the cat – but navy blue, or indigo seems to be the colour for Autumn Winter 2014. I wrote last year that it was billed as a trend, but these things take…

Mad About … Cement Tiles

tile flooring by egue y seta for a house in Barcelona

Oh I do love a cement tile floor. Practical as well as pretty and, if you install underfloor heating, warm too. I have some cement tiles on the wall in my shower room and they never fail to make my heart sing when I see them. I rather wish I had bought more. I had…

I Need A New, And Affordable, Kitchen

rustic kitchen by paul massey

Zoe contacted Mad About The House to ask for help with choosing a new kitchen that wouldn’t cost the earth: Q: We are trying to refurbish the house and I am desperately in need of some advice and inspiration. We are in need of a new kitchen and, having done the rounds, are staggered by…

Mad About… Outdoor Rooms

from stylebeatblog.com

It’s the weekend and these gorgeous pictures of outdoor rooms really make me want to throw money at the garden. When we had the deck laid, I was planning to paint it white to match the kitchen floor so that when the doors were open it would feel like an extension of that room. I…

Mad About … Blissful Bathrooms

from verticallaunch.com

A bathroom is no longer just a place to get washed and clean your teeth. These days it’s a sanctuary, a place where you can retreat from the rest of the household and grab a few precious moments of peace and quiet to recharge your batteries. So for that reason, this week, we are Mad…

Mad About Marble

marble and grey kitchne stylecarrot.com

The Milan furniture fair always results in a flood of information about the latest trends and what we should all be looking out for, saving up for and generally, dreaming of. It seems to me though that the most coherent trend to ever emerge is for everyone to agree that there is no trend. For…

Mad About … House Plants

black kitchen house plants

I have always loved houseplants. I carted a rather large ficus around several houses, waiting patiently while it shed its leaves in protest at each move and willing it to become green again. Sadly after about ten years it finally gave up the ghost and had to be retired to the compost at the bottom…