Househunter

Househunter: Room by Room

19th October 2018

Morning morning, get your coats because we’re off out of London this week. I’ve found two houses for under a million and they’re in Lichfield and Lincolnshire (Skegness in fact) so we’re actually going to the seaside and that can’t be bad for a Friday can it? First up is this Edwardian house in Lichfield,…

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Six of the Best Autumn Throws

18th October 2018

Well it’s definitely the weirdest Autumn I can remember – one minute everyone’s shouting that they want the heating on and the next it’s t-shirt weather. And I know that October can be changeable, but it’s not usually this extreme. Anyway, if we’re settling into a pattern of warm days and cold nights (it’s like…

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Watt the LED is a Lumen: Lighting explained

16th October 2018
capsule alas light by 2LG at Cameron Design House. Prices start at £2,600

It doesn’t matter how many light bulbs you currently have in your house – I have three boxes of the damn things – it is a truth universally acknowledged that you haven’t got one to fit that light that just blew. And if, by some miracle, you do have one that fits the socket, the…

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10 Beautiful Rooms: A Colour Story

15th October 2018

And here we are again – Monday morning and ready to wander round this week’s selection of beautiful rooms. Now after last week’s pale and interesting look I thought I would explore a more saturated colour palette this week. So see what you think of these. Sometimes we forget that a monochrome palette doesn’t just…

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Househunter

The Househunter: Room by Room

12th October 2018

Good Morning and hurray for the approaching weekend. I’m planning to take it easy over the next couple of days after two trips south of the river this week (Londoners will know that’s a big thing), one trip to Brighton to record the next episodes of our podcast and a day of the house working…

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365 Objects Of Design

The Danes Love Colour After All

11th October 2018
autumn/winter 18 by BoConcept

Some years ago – when this blog was just a fledgling – I wrote a piece for The Financial Times about whether good design makes you happy. It was based largely around the Danish interior style of minimal furniture, pared back design and muted colours. The pictures were, as you might expect, largely pale and…

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365 Objects Of Design

Modern Classic from Pinch Design

9th October 2018
avery bar stool by pinch design

We have been speaking recently about easy pieces to update your home with the seasons and ringing the changes with pots of paint and so on, but sometimes it’s about finding something really special. An investment piece that you know you will love for ever and that can last a lifetime. So today I wanted…

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10 Beautiful Rooms: The Light Side

8th October 2018
pale walls and copper cupboards by Em Gurner via made.com

Now I’m not saying that the fashion for dark interiors is over. But I am going to say that its dominance is perhaps beginning to wane. That it’s having to move over to make room for its lighter cousin. Suddenly I feel like I’m seeing lots of light walls and warm colours and it looks…

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Househunter

The Househunter: Room by Room

5th October 2018

Friday again already and I’ve got two slightly unusual properties for you this week. Well, they’re not groundbreaking, but one is a modern build and one is above a shop. Both of which are often bottom of people’s lists when they are house-hunting but I wanted to show you as they are good examples of…

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365 Objects Of Design

Five Easy Pieces: Get Cosy

4th October 2018

Right it’s that time of year. The heating is on – albeit sporadically – but the fire is lit and the socks are definitely out of the cupboard. So today I thought I would create a fictional cosy corner where you can imagine snuggling up with a book and a packet of biscuits. I often…

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