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New on Design Storey

25th May 2022
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I’ve been meaning to do this post for ages but you know, time and all that. Anyway, many of you will know that last year I set up a shop – DesignStorey.Shop with the aim of curating the internet – well a bit of it anyway. Specifically, the part that relates to homewares and interiors.…

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The Househunter: A Five Bedroom House with a Sea View

20th May 2022
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I’m excited to show you this week’s house as it belongs to a very talented friend of mine who has renovated it from a complete wreck to create five bedrooms and two reception rooms as well as doing clever things that we talk about but don’t often see like putting the kitchen in the middle…

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You Need To Know These Clever Rental Hacks

18th May 2022
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serial renter amara hashem @thepajaamhub has a series of ingenious rental hacks

A couple of weeks ago we invited serial renter Amara Hashem onto the podcast to talk about her clever rental hacks and there were too many ideas to fit into the show notes so I thought I would create a separate post for you here because, of course rental hacks aren’t just for renters. Maybe,…

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Beautiful Rooms: Scallops and Checks

16th May 2022
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stunning bathroom by Bianca Hall @frenchforpineapple

A lovely selection of rooms for you this week even if I do say so myself so pour yourself a cup of something (tea, coffee, ambition) and let’s go for a wander starting with this gorgeous bathroom. I have featured the work of my friend Bianca Hall before and once again she’s pulled it out…

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The Househunter: A Methodist Church and Sunday School Room

13th May 2022
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Right, this week is one for letting the imagination fly or at the very least thinking about colour palettes. It’s a Grade II listed Methodist Church with, and this is the imaginative bit, an attached Sunday School room. It’s on with Inigo for £750,000 and it’s in Powys, Wales, and it’s a while since we’ve…

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How To Choose The Right Bed

11th May 2022
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We all know that we spend around a third of our lives in bed and yet, as a nation, we are apparently suffering a crisis of sleep. Insomnia is a growing problem for so many of us and so this week I have collaborated with Bensons for Beds to look at issues of sleep hygiene…

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Beautiful Rooms

9th May 2022
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wallpaper borders by susie atkinson

Not just beautiful rooms for you this week but some clever ideas too, including one of the classic – I wish I’d thought of thats… So let’s dive straight in with this Swedish kitchen and classic checkerboard floor below. Some time ago when I was writing about Charlotte Perriand I pointed out that she had…

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Re:mix – One Company Tackles the Waste Paint Issue

4th May 2022
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I promised you more detail on the Little Greene Re:mix collection and so here, hot off the press as it launched yesterday, we are. For those of you who wanted to see other eco paints in last week’s post please do add them to the comments – as I said we couldn’t cover everything but…

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The Househunter: An Artist’s Studio in London

29th April 2022
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To West London and a rather fabulous three bedroom property designed by Frederick Wheeler in the 1890s to “suit the requirements of bachelor artists” and there’s so much to unpick in that sentence that all I’m going to say is that it really needs to be bought by a woman. Maybe even a woman who…

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