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The Househunter: Room by Room

17th August 2018

I loved these two properties which were listed in April. One traditional in style and painted light and one more modern with dark walls. It’s always hard to choose which I like best. Really I need two houses – one light and one dark or one summer and one winter. As it is I have…

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How To Do A Half-Painted Wall

16th August 2018
black and yellow half painted wall by Karen Knox

This was another popular post which came about as a result of many, many questions so I thought I would give you another chance to read it in case any of you are planning to incorporate one in your own homes. I was asked the other day what to do if you do have a…

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Mini Hall Makeover

14th August 2018
bisque tetro radiator volcanic image by madaboutthehouse

This makeover of the hall is one of the rooms that gives me most pleasure now it is done. Read on (again) to see why it’s so important to take care of the first space you see when you come in. Get this right and the rest will flow naturally on from there.  Regular readers…

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10 Beautiful Rooms: Northern Style

13th August 2018
dark wall with gold leaf by cowboy kate

This was one of the most popular Monday posts this year. I did a regional round-up of beautiful rooms starting with the north and everyone enjoyed a stroll through. Here they are again and if you check the accounts some of the rooms have changed – in particular Lisa’s Dawson’s hall – she has gone…

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The Househunter: Room By Room

10th August 2018

This was the most popular househunter post in February and it’s a gorgeous house so I thought you might like another look around.  It’s been a busy week so I thought we’d start off here with this lovely London house that has been painted in a palette of soft muted colours. Fancy coming round? It’s…

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How I Decorated My First Show Flat

9th August 2018
styled by Kate Watson-Smyth photographed by Megan Taylor

Here is another look around the show flat I recently decorated. I may be doing another one soon so I’ll let you know when that happens and I also have some very exciting news about a shop design that I have been asked to get involved with. I’m very excited as it’s for a good…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

6th August 2018
brass pendant lamps in black kitchen by sita montgomery

This edition was first published in January and is a calming set of mostly monochrome rooms. I hope you will enjoy revisiting it and seeing if there is any more inspiration to be gained. I’m already looking at the pendant light in the first picture and thinking how great it looks over the table even…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

3rd August 2018

This cottage in Cornwall proved one of the most popular househunter posts so far this year along with a modern classic designed by Alison and Peter Smithson, who have been described as the among the most influential architects of the 20th century. Both houses are completely different but there are ideas and inspiration to be…

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