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The Househunter: Three Storey Two Bedroom Home

21st January 2022
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As this has been a week full of room inspiration and analysis I thought today we might just take the time to have a look at the kind of property that we don’t normally get to see that often. This is an award-winning newly built wooden house that offers flexible living and is flooded with…

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Reader’s Dilemmas Solved

19th January 2022
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You asked and here we are. This week Melissa got in touch to ask about her awkward living room layout. “We have a townhouse that’s about 15 years old and lived in it for four of them. But we are still unsatisfied with the terrible layout and the fact we have tried what we believe…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

17th January 2022
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skirts on kitchen cupboards via devol

For today’s stroll through some beautiful rooms to give you your weekly dose of inspiration we start off here and end up in roughly the same place in a neat circular route – always better than having to go miles in one direction and simply retrace your steps no? So it’s kitchens. Now many of…

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The Househunter: Five Bedroom Family Home

14th January 2022
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Right we’re going aspirational for this week (after last week’s post on how to add character) but I’ve chosen this one because I think there is value in it for everyone and we will be focusing on the downstairs rather than the numerous bedrooms. And to those who have asked for a wider variety of…

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The Future of the Sustainable Home and Office

12th January 2022
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cork stools by oyoy via amara

I know that many (most?) of you are interested in sustainability and trying to live in a more eco-friendly way so today I thought I would share this report on the future of the sustainable home and office which has been put together by Springwise and Aritco (a London-based global innovation intelligence platform for positive…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms with Tiles

10th January 2022
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ric rac by bert and may and samantha todhunter design studio

Morning all! I think it was interesting to note that while the overwhelming feeling was that last Friday’s househunter was useful the pictures weren’t inspiring and this has always been my dilemma with that slot – either you can have lovely images which might fire the imagination, or you can have words that might help,…

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The Househunter: a modern two bedroom flat

7th January 2022
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Firstly, thank you all so much for your comments and suggestions on the last post. All duly noted and I will try to answer as many dilemmas as I can. So starting as requested for today’s Househunter I have found a small flat. The issue is often that I don’t want to be unkind about…

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Happy New Year

5th January 2022
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hotel design by owldesignlondon photo by rachael smith styled by stylingalifelessordinary

Hello and Happy New Year. It may be too late to say that but, since I haven’t spoken to you for a couple of weeks I’m going with it as a first greeting. And, on that note (firsts) can I say first of all thank you so much for all your Christmas comments. It brings…

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Happy Christmas TO YOU ALL

17th December 2021
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Firstly I would like to thank you all – regular readers and passersby –  for all your visits to The Mad House this year. This blog would be nothing without you and your regular contributions – via the comments, your conversations with each other and the community that has built up – mean so much…

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