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Beautiful Rooms to Inspire

30th January 2023
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kitchen design by charlotte boundy

Greetings from the building site. The sitting room is now finished and about to be filled with the kitchen which is the next room to be tackled once the upstairs bathroom is finished. It’s exciting to see each room shrug off its grey coat and emerge from the dust, but oh, the dust. It’s relentless.…

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The Househunter: Doer-Upper in historic Bath Crescent

27th January 2023
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We’re off to Bath this week and, while I don’t often show you pictures of places that need doing up (this is meant to be a place of beauty and inspiration after all), this is one of those “good bones” places I thought you might like to see. Also, it gives us a chance to…

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The Reveal: Main Bedroom

25th January 2023
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The main bedroom is done. We have two complete bedrooms (see the first one here) and brush stroke by brush stroke the grey is being eradicated. For once again this room was a sea of grey when we moved in with a pale grey carpet and walls, broken shutters on the windows that blocked the…

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New Collections and Trends from Paris Deco Off 2023

23rd January 2023
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Something a little different for you this Monday as I have just returned from a two day trip to Paris for Deco Off. This is the time of year when the fabric houses show off their new collections, alongside the furniture trade fair, Maison et Objet, which runs at the same time outside the City.…

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The Househunter: Low Beams in Milton Keynes

20th January 2023
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It’s Fantasy Friday again and we’re looking at the property market to see what we might buy or be inspired by this week. So far this year we have been to a palatial property in south London, a 60s terrace (complete with serving hatch and short curtains) and now we are heading to a low…

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Postcard from The Podcast

19th January 2023
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And we’re back! The Great Indoors Podcast returns for the new year. On today’s show we share our dreams and aspirations for the year ahead. Clue: Sophie is planning world domination while I would simply like to get rid of my hacking supercold cough. She has produced a whole vision board and I, under protest,…

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Snapshots From A Reno Part II

18th January 2023
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I promised you Wednesday house updates and while I have some, I’m not sure, as I type that I will have many pictures to show you but let’s see where we get to. I have some rough and ready shots that I took before the light went – you’ll get the idea. Firstly, some of…

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Beautiful Rooms To Inspire Your Own Places And Spaces

16th January 2023
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Hotel Bourg Tibourg

A trawl through my own camera roll this week as there are thousands of pictures on it that I have clearly taken because I loved what I was seeing and yet there they languish, for the most part unseen again until a phone reminder “on this day” pops up and I am reminded once again…

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The Househunter: A colourful three bedroom modern house

13th January 2023
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This week a fairly typical looking suburban house – from the outside at least – which might feel relatable to many of us. I was asked to look at houses that aren’t on millionaire’s row, or aren’t tiny crofts. In short, places that might resemble the sorts of houses that many of us live in.…

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How to Add Character to a boxy bland room

11th January 2023
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I was going to call this post Welcome to a tour of the first completed room in the new house and then I realised that it was just as much, and perhaps more relevant, about adding character to a boring boxy room. This room, at the back of the house, is about 10ft square with…

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