Cotton Storage Baskets in Monochrome and Coral

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So ever since I ran the post of new paint colour combinations last week, I find I have been looking at colour with a far more concentrated eye. The runaway favourite of the colours was this basalt and marigold from Little Greene. So, you can imagine when I saw the Waves collection from Caslon and…

Save or Splurge : Brass and Glass Coffee Tables

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I’d like to think that by the time you read this we will have had a call about the delivery of the new sofa. We won’t. It’s supposed to be here in the week ending 11 July. He thinks it will come at 6pm that day. I think it will be late. We’ll see who…

Round Mirror with Chain

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Mirrors have tended to be purely functional items in my house but there are so many gorgeous ones around that I think it’s time to get decorative. My all time favourite is the Jacques Adnet Circulaire for Gubi but that is a design classic and commands a fairly classic price too – £474 for anyone…

Mad About… Murals

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I have always been a huge fan of wallpaper. This has not always been a fashionable choice. In my last house my mother in law walked in, pronounced the paper “heinous” and arranged to sit with her back to it for the following six years. It was an extremely tasteful Osborne and Little number in…

Urbio Wall Tidy

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For those of you familiar with the Uten.Silo, the design classic designed by Dorothee Becker in the 1960s, it’s not hard to see where the Urbio took its inspiration. A modular, magnetic wall installation that you can configure to suit your space, it’s suitable for plants – create a mini living wall, desk tidies –…

Wall Mounted Coat Stand

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Meet Henry –  no, I don’t know why either, but that’s his name – a traditional coat stand with a twist. Firstly, it fixes to the wall which solves an inherent problem with these stands which always look like they’ll topple over if you put too much on them. Secondly, it’s finished in tarnished silver…

The Househunter: 27/6/14

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Starting off with a lovely modernist property this week. It’s been a busy few days and this is a haven of calming monochrome inside. It’s on the market with The Modern House for £1,300,000 and is located in Strathdale, south east London. Built in 1966, the vendors are only the second owners and they have…

Trend: Birdcages

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Remember the bowler hat light designed by Jake Phipps that was everywhere for a while. Well, he’s back and this time he’s made the Tweetie light. Sometimes you just need to have a little fun with your interiors and while this is, admittedly, an expensive way to do that, it’s a great light and would…

Save or Splurge: Trestle Tables

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One day I shall have a desk. Never mind my prince coming, or that knight in shining armour. I don’t need either of them turning up, shaking the mud off their spurs all over the white floor, and needing somewhere to park the horse. No, just send me a desk. Actually, while I think about…