London Calling

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I hope, given that it’s the weekend, that you are having tea and toast in bed. Actually scrub that, given the image below I hope at the very least that it’s cake. Either way, stop looking at the food for a sec and check out the crockery. They are the work of a designer called…

Animal Magic by Abigail Ahern

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Right we’re going to have some fun today. It’s the weekend and after the tumult of the General Election, I thought we could all do with some light relief so I thought we’d take a look at Abigail Ahern’s range of animal lamps for Debenhams. Now it’s fair to say they won’t be for everyone.…

The Househunter 7/5/15

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Starting off with a house tour rather than a house for sale this week. This belongs to the artist and designer Sarah Hamilton who, having sworn never to renovate a house again, fell hook, line and sinker for this 1960s gem back in 2007. It was in a terrible state (much like The Mad House)…

Green Velvet Armchair

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I’ve never been one for green. There is no green in my house at all. Well apart from a pot of basil on the kitchen shelf. But recently I have found it creeping into my wardrobe. Which is a sure sign that I’m becoming more comfortable with it around me. And the next thing I…

Tween Boy Room Makeover

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So this is what happened. The builders took off the main roof ready to convert the loft. We had also asked them to do the smaller roof at the back, which goes mainly over No2 son’s bedroom. Last week they stripped it to discover that once the roof tiles were removed it was clear that…

Lee Broom Carpetry Chaise Longue

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Every now and then you just see a piece that stops you in your tracks and this carpet chaise longue by Lee Broom is one of those pieces for me. I saw the images from Milan and just knew this was one of those things that I would love to own. I have always loved…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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This week I have been mostly thinking about painting ceilings. I know, I know, some of you are thinking about saving lives, world peace, who to vote for and what to have for lunch. Clearly I think about all that too (especially the last one) but in between all that my thoughts have been focused…

Curved Floor Lamp

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There will be no ceiling lights in the loft. We are leaving the rafters exposed and painting them and as it won’t have an enormous amount of height – why do we talk about lofty ceilings when usually, in lofts, they are anything but – we will be sticking to wall lights and floor lamps.…

Ikea Villstad Chair

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Well there’s no getting away from the fact that the loft conversion is fully underway. There is no roof. There is a lot of banging. And a lot of weather checking (by me at least; the builders seem very relaxed). As I may have already mentioned (once or twice) the finished room will be mainly…