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10 Beautiful Rooms

5th September 2016
black and white apartment by Laura Lakin photographed by Juliet Murphy

Morning and welcome back to the new (school) year and the first full week of fresh blogging since the August holiday. It’s Monday, so 10 Beautiful Rooms is back to start you off and (hopefully) ease those morning blues. We’re kicking off with this rather lovely kitchen below. The first thing I love is the…

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365 Objects Of Design

Metal Storage Boxes

5th May 2016
metal storage boxes from cox and cox

I hate filing. I really do. I will go to quite extraordinary lengths to avoid doing it, although my excuse is that I can usually find whichever document I need from the relevant pile of waiting-to-be-filed quite fast. It’s when I try and file it and get bored halfway through that the trouble starts. I…

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Monochrome Lightbox

1st December 2015
original_personalised-light-box-wall-or-table-light

Right it’s here; December I mean, which, in turn, means we can finally mention the C-word. Normal rules are suspended and everything is allowed to be a little bit shinier than it was yesterday. So I’m starting off with a small confession. I have just ordered this. Yes I have. I don’t want to display…

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Monochrome Chairs by Florrie + Bill

2nd August 2015
image by Holly Booth

I’ve never been a great one for pattern but I am reliably informed (by people who know about such things) that pattern does very well when it comes to furniture. I find this both reassuring and baffling. I would have thought that everyone wanted to buy a plain chair and create a riot with the…

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Storybook Tea Towels

13th December 2014
storybook tea towel by heather alstead

Wouldn’t these make the perfect Christmas presents? I really wouldn’t mind receiving a tea towel if it was one of these. 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…

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Storage Baskets

1st September 2014
Wall_Hung_Baskets

Hello everyone, it’s great to be back! I hope you’ve all had a good summer. From the look of things you didn’t miss me too much as the blog has had a record-breaking month in my absence so I’m going to assume that you enjoyed revisiting those old posts and were re-inspired. Today I wanted…

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Mad About … Metro Tiles

16th August 2014
that crouch end photographer pix

The trend for metro tiles, brick tiles, even subway tiles if you will, remains perennially popular. Obviously I prefer them in monochrome shades of grey and white, but these days they also come in bright jewel colours, made from glass or even with a crackle glaze finish. If you’re planning to retile anywhere soon, take…

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Cotton Storage Baskets in Monochrome and Coral

3rd July 2014
Caslon_Co-Waves-Collection-Landscape-3_1024x1024

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…

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Save or Splurge: Graphic Monochrome Rug

4th June 2014
black and white rug from westelm.jpg

Week two of the new series: Boom/Bust and this week we are looking at monochrome rugs. Black and white is still a strong colour combination and will be a continuing trend next season. Of course for some it never went away no matter what the fashion forecasters say. The joy of monochrome is that you…

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