365 Objects Of Design

Seletti Mouse Lamp

22nd November 2017
seletti mouse lamp

Now I have to confess that at this time of year my inner kitsch comes out. I rarely allow the Christmas tree into the house before 20 December and it’s out by 27th. There’s no tinsel and I would much rather have armfuls of natural green foliage and fairy lights than anything else. But… but….…

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365 Objects Of Design

How To Choose The Right Grey Carpet

21st November 2017
grey carpet polished silver from brintons

Good Morning and welcome to the last of my collaborations with Brintons Carpets. I have already written a detailed guide on buying the right sort of carpet for the right room and now we are going to focus a little on the colour. Specifically the right shade of grey. As many of you will know,…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

20th November 2017

Monday Morning and time for a new set of 10 Beautiful Rooms. This week we are sticking firmly in the monochrome palette. This is partly because it makes a great basis for any scheme. I don’t necessarily mean black and white as that can be stark and very modern soften it slightly to charcoal and…

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Househunter

The Househunter: Room by Room

17th November 2017

Starting off our house tour this week with a trip to Hampstead, always pretty in an idealised Richard Curtis London sort of way. For many years it was known as the home to academics, writers and media types it has, of course the massive Heath with swimming ponds and city views. And now that you…

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365 Objects Of Design

5 Ways To Create the Perfect Guest Room

16th November 2017

At this time of year thoughts often to turn to guests and the sleeping arrangements thereof. Now while I am fully on board with Benjamin Franklin’s belief that guests are like fish – both begin to smell after three days – I do also believe in making them as comfortable as possible while they are…

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New Shop Discovery: Kalinko

15th November 2017

Well there’s no escaping the fact that it’s nearly December and the shopping has to start sooner rather than later. Are you ready? I mean ready to start shopping rather than the actual being ready itself. That won’t happen for a while yet I’m sure. Anyway, in the interests of getting closer to that state…

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365 Objects Of Design

Velvet Tassel Cushions

14th November 2017

So you know I always say that you should buy an outrageous sofa and bring it down with cushions? Well sometimes you gotta do it the other way round. Mostly if you already own a sofa and have no intention of buying another – which is most of us isn’t it. Then you owe it…

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10 Rooms

13th November 2017

Starting off this week with a very beautiful house which may be familiar to some of you from Instagram – I never know how many of you are on there. It’s the Holiday House which was founded in New York by Iris Dankner, a survivor of breast cancer who set up the first house to…

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Househunter

The Househunter: Room by Room

10th November 2017

And it’s nearly the weekend again already. Let’s start of this week’s house tour with this riot of Georgian colour below. It’s a Grade II listed Georgian house in Clerkenwell which is on the market with Marsh & Parsons for £2.15m. This house may be familiar to some of you as the home of Paul…

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Kelly Hoppen Writes For The Blog

9th November 2017

I’m thrilled to introduce you to this month’s Guest Blogger, the self-styled Queen of Taupe Kelly Hoppen herself……. *round of applause*. Now our Kel, as she has never, ever been known, ever, doesn’t need much introduction. She has worked on everything from the Beckham’s London house to all sorts of yachts and, of course, The…

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