Househunter

The Househunter: Room by Room

19th January 2018

A mix of old, new and just plain quirky this week. Ready to come on the tour with me and see what you think? First up this is Grade II listed village house on the market with Strutt & Parker for £1,650,000 in a village near Woking, in Surrey. This is the back view with…

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Mad About . . .

How To Make The Most Of Pendant Lights

18th January 2018
sphere pendant light from westelm

This is a post about how to get pendant lighting right. It came to me following a visit to a client’s house the other day – the first of the year for my interior styling business Mad About Your House. She has recently downsized from a large Victorian town house to a purpose-built three bedroom…

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365 Objects Of Design

What Colour Sofa Should You Choose?

17th January 2018
Odette Sofa in Bespoke Tango Stain Resistant Velvet - Peanut Propped

It might sound obvious, but these days you can have any colour sofa you want. And before you start saying that was always the case, I bet you would have hesitated before choosing a pale sofa if you have small children. Or are partial to a glass of red wine and a cup of black…

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365 Objects Of Design

New Paint Range from Cassandra Ellis

16th January 2018

I should probably apologise in advance for this post as it may be something of an enabler. I have just discovered that one of my favourite interior designers, Cassandra Ellis, has launched a range of paint. There are 18 gorgeous colours based around a neutral palette of soft whites, faded pinks, pale greys and a…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

15th January 2018

Morning everyone and welcome to this week’s edition of 10 Beautiful Rooms. As usual there’s no overriding theme, just a collection of spaces that have caught my eye and which I thought you might enjoy and which might spark inspiration for your own homes. Take this, for example, it’s an Art Deco waterfront bar in…

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Househunter

The Househunter: Room by Room

12th January 2018

Right we’re going to focus on the small flats this week as someone asked me a few months ago to try and include something that was, in theory, at least, more affordable. So first up is this one bedroom flat in Milner Square, Islington which is on for £575,000 via The Modern House. It was…

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My House

Downstairs Loo Makeover

11th January 2018

Starting as I mean to go on with the first renovation project of the year already done. Actually it was started last year and it was a rather accidental refurbishment if I’m honest. When we moved in we painted tiny (and I mean tiny – I’ve got friends who can’t fit in here) everything in…

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365 Objects Of Design

Patterned Tiles are Big for 2018

10th January 2018

It started, as it so often does, on Instagram. A couple of people – Sian Astley and Alex Steadman of The Frugality to be precise – included these tiles on their instastories and, as a long-time fan of patterned tiles, I was immediately keen to know where they came from. I was also intrigued to…

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365 Objects Of Design

Peacock Door Handles

9th January 2018
peacock handles from rockett st george

Now listen carefully because this is one of those Objects of Design that is so of the moment that it’s practically hitting you with its tail as you read. So where to start. Let’s keep this simple: 1 The flamingo is dead, long live the peacock which makes this a cool way to buy into…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

8th January 2018
brass pendant lamps in black kitchen by sita montgomery

Welcome to the first 10 Beautiful Rooms of the year and I hope it finds you well. First week of work done, kids back at s school so routine re-established and perhaps a little peace and quiet and five minutes to yourself. Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let’s have a…

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