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10 Beautiful Rooms

12th September 2016
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Good Morning, Greetings, Evenin’ All and Hi. Does that cover it? Whether you’re pouring coffee or wine, sipping water or soup, this is a hearty wave from The Mad House and a welcome in, come-over-and-see-what-we’re-looking-at-today moment. Today’s edition of 10 Beautiful Rooms features the work of one designer. This is unusual I grant you but…

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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

New Shop Discovery: Lovely and Company

15th October 2015
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After all that controversial celebrity designer stuff the other day, we’re going back in time now to seek out few design classics. A bit of vintage. Every interior should have something vintage. Even if you prefer modern and contemporary, something old will ground the space and give it more character. This might be the place…

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365 Objects Of Design

Steel Desk

23rd August 2015
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I spent years wanting a vintage steel desk. For a long time there was one in the window of our local antique/retro/junk shop but it cost around £1,800 and was way out of our budget. I think perhaps it was way out of anyone else’s too as it was there for such a long time.…

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365 Objects Of Design

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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365 Objects Of Design

Coral and Bone: new lifestyle store

17th December 2014
carved cows head and bird cage frm coral and bone

Now this is a good place for that Christmas shopping… Look what I have found. This new online store, which has only just opened, has a great collection of eclectic and funky stuff which, not only do I love, but (and this is important) I haven’t seen all over everywhere else. Coral and Bone is…

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365 Objects Of Design

Reclaimed Tiles from Bert and May

14th December 2014
vintage cement tiles

I love patterned tiles and reclaimed and vintage are among the best. Now, obviously the tile you choose can be dictated by how many are in stock and how big an area you need to tile but, having said that, there is a certain vogue for patchwork tiles at the moment so they don’t necessarily…

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365 Objects Of Design

Industrial Round Metal Shelving Unit

29th April 2014
industrial round metal unit

This industrial round metal shelving unit can be wall-mounted or sit on the floor. It measures 120cm in diameter (and only 30cm deep) so you might feel it’s better on the floor but then again it will probably need some sort of fixing to prevent it from toppling over. It comes from Vincent and Barn,…

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365 Objects Of Design

Vintage Industrial Shelving

24th April 2014
vintage industrial shelving from design vintage

    I don’t know about you but I have several dream kitchens. The one I currently own is definitely one of them. A few tweaks here and there – enough space for a slouchy sofa for example – and after that it’s perfect. But I have another dream too. One where nothing is fitted…

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365 Objects Of Design

Zinc Topped Furniture

11th April 2014
vintage and zinc furniture from quirky interiors

Now you know we like to mix it up a bit here at the Mad House, so after yesterday’s ultra-modern customised Ikea kitchens, it’s time for a little industrial vintage. Which, incidentally, I would totally put into a contemporary Ikea kitchen. I don’t know why I’m saying “would” since I have done just that but…

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