Fluted Glass Table Lamp

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Remember the days when a bulb was something that had to be hidden in a lampshade at all costs? The outrage when the very first eco bulbs came in and they were so big they stuck out of the top of every shade? And how in the end it wasn’t the shades that got bigger…

Storybook Tea Towels

storybook tea towel by heather alstead

Drying the dishes has never been anybody’s favourite task, but you’ve got to hand it to the designers, they really are trying their damndest to ease the pain with increasingly imaginative tea towels coming onto the market. I have featured the work of Heather Alstead before and I love her witty hickory dickory clock so…

In Praise of the Glass Jar

mason jar light from uniche interior furnishing

When it comes to versatility the humble glass jar might just be the winner. I, perhaps rather boringly, have them on my shelves for storing things. But it turns out that they’re so much more than that. Recently I have seen them in hotels where they are used as lighting, as cocktail shakers and in…

Piano Rolls as Wall Hangings

vintage piano rolls make great wall hangings

Hanging pictures on the wall is all very well but what about these for something different. Vintage piano rolls from The Mint List. Each one is different and you could hang just one in an alcove or group together a small number for more impact. The perfect present for any piano players in the house…

Mad About Chloe Macintosh of made.com

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Chloe Macintosh is the co-founder and creative director of made.com. She has recently finished refurbishing and photographing her London home and I was thrilled that Mad was among first to be offered the pictures. Constructed from two Victorian terraces knocked together, Chloe, who has a degree in architecture and spent 10 years as an associate…

Industrial Furniture: Such & Such

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Industrial furniture can be tricky to bring into a home for anyone who doesn’t actually live in a warehouse. The key is to find pieces that nod to the look, or are based on the idea without being too pastiche. This sofa has done that. For those of you that have been following the ongoing…

Large Square Floor Cushion

square floor cushion from graham and green

It’s a small thing, not exactly up there with the world’s problems, but hey, this is a blog about interiors not politics, so I feel I justified in mentioning it. Floor cushions, beanbags, pouffes, call them what you will, a tricky purchase. I remember writing my very first feature for The Daily Mail many, many…

Industrial Storage Cabinet

metal industrial style storage unit from made.com

The industrial furniture trend shows no sign of disappearing and while, on the one hand, as the high street gets involved the early adopters move on, on the other, it does mean that it becomes more affordable for the others. It’s all very well if you can afford a genuinely vintage industrial metal cabinet that…

Vintage Metal Bathroom Cabinet

vintage industrial metal cabinet

I recently wrote about a new book by stylist Joanna Thornhill which is all about tips and tricks to make your home more you. It’s aimed at those in rented accommodation and first time buyers who have no money left to buy furniture once they’ve bought the walls and roof. I felt at the time,…