Farrow and Ball Colours for 2015

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Now I can understand some of you will be a little surprised by these pictures after yesterday’s post when I was urging you all to be bold, brave and daring in your colour choices. However, bright isn’t for everyone – indeed I am far more of a monochrome/pastel person that one who lives surrounded by…

Bring in the Drama

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And Good Morning to you! Or evening come to that depending on what time you choose to drop in. So today we are bringing a little drama into things. A client came to me this week who wanted help with her sitting room. She had chosen one new sofa, which she planned to upholster in…

The Househunter 9/1/15

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I know! What a great house. This floated past me on Twitter the other day and I thought it was so fantastic I had to go off and investigate so I could show you the rest of it for today’s Househunter. Sadly it’s not for sale. It’s also in Australia although we won’t hold that…

Playful Storage

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This may be the best and most perfect storage ever. As the owner of a child with a pathological hatred of tidying his room, this may finally be the solution. Remember those toys with pins in that you push through to make hand and face shapes? Well this is the same principle applied to storage.…

Chalkboard Globe

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I have always loved a globe. All globes. I searched for years for an old globe with a light in but only found horrid modern ones. I love the idea of a drinks cabinet fashioned from a globe. Not even ironically either. And then I found this. And I think it might be the perfect…

Lililite Bed Lamp

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Now this is a clever idea: a bookshelf with a built-in reading light. It’s made from plywood and an energy efficient LED light that also manages to give you a place to rest your book when you’ve finished reading for the night. How’s that for a multi-tasking bit of kit?  Great for those long winter…

Ten Beautiful Rooms

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And so to the first Beautiful Rooms post of 2015. And, I suspect, the first real day back in the office for many of us so, given that we’ve managed to haul ourselves out of bed, get showered, dressed and out of the house, it’s probably time for a little break right about now. These…

Lindsey Adelman Brass Lighting

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I first came across Lindsey Adelman’s name last year but it’s only now that I have found time to have a closer look at her work and it’s very beautiful. I particularly love the Blow Sconce below. A wall light or a ceiling lamp it would be like having a large brass cloud on the…

Norr 11 Danish Furniture Launch

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Well it wouldn’t be the Mad House if we didn’t find some fabulous Scandi furniture to show you and this is Norr11 which has just launched in the UK. The company takes its inspiration from cultures around the world and then reimagines pieces influenced by Danish Modern design to create timeless furniture. Before we go…