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The Rules of Rug Layout

13th January 2016
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Today we’re going to talk about rug layout. A few of you have been asking recently so I thought I would dedicate a post to it. First up though, for every one person who says there is a rule, another will want to break it. For every one person who tells you to do it…

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365 Objects Of Design

Feather Light

12th January 2016
Black Feathers Light by Mineheart lifestyle low res

This is one of those “if I had a boudoir moments” because if I did I would surely have this light in it. Isn’t it a fabulous thing? It looks like a party skirt – in fact I’m sure I saw one similar on Net a Porter a few weeks ago. With a light like…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

11th January 2016
twenty7 bistro

Morning, are you ready for a stroll through this week’s edition of 10 Beautiful Rooms? Just to make sure you’re all awake and with it, we’re starting off with some colour. I know, a bit radical for a Monday morning, but when I saw this great space designed by Daniel Hopwood, present of BIID (British…

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Househunter

The Househunter

8th January 2016
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So it’s 2016 and time for our first nose around someone else’s house this year. The housing market can be little quiet in January but I’ve still managed to dredge up a couple of beauties that you will enjoy wandering round and peering into their virtual closets. This one’s a beauty from The Modern House.…

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How To Get The Lighting Right: The Sitting Room

7th January 2016
the sitting room of madaboutthehouse.com via houzz.co.uk image by Elliot Walsh

Welcome to part II of my mini-series in collaboration with John Cullen Lighting. Last month we spoke about how to get the lighting right in the kitchen and today we are moving into the sitting room.   As you may remember from last month, John Cullen’s design director, Sally Storey, came round and spent the morning…

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365 Objects Of Design

Dual Purpose Dining Table

6th January 2016
qubis folding table

I do love a multi-purpose piece of furniture and when I saw this table from Qubis it made me think that if I’d had one of these all those years I spent working at the kitchen table then perhaps I wouldn’t have needed to convert the loft to get a desk. Well not quite, but…

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Black and White Large Bowl

5th January 2016
black and white bowls from design vintage

I am mildly obsessed with serving dishes and bowls. We have a set of plain white plates that we eat off every day but I’m constantly looking out for interesting additions to make the table look more interesting. I have a few old wooden bowls that I have brought back from holidays as well as…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

4th January 2016
Via Elle decoration
Photo by Lisa Cohen

Well here we are again. Is it too late to say Happy New Year? I think today might be the cut-off point. So, you’re back at work, the children are at school/nursery/with someone else, you’ve contemplated the gym and (possibly) decided the mountain of laundry is more important/interesting/possible and then you’ve thought: “Hang it all,…

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How To Choose The Right Shade of Grey Paint

1st January 2016
victorian house of jill murray

MORNING!! Sorry do you want me to whisper? HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Sorry, sorry, I’ll be quiet now. I hope you all had an splendid evening and feel ready to greet 2016. I thought you might not necessarily be feeling up to much so I thought I’d point you in the direction of the most popular…

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