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Small Businesses for NHS

9th April 2020
table lamp by laurie lamps

Now I don’t know about you but what with the change in weather and the realisation that most of my clothes are definitely meant for outside and not hours on sofas with slippers/indoor shoes, I have felt myself wandering towards shopping sites for the first time in weeks. Just for a look you understand. And…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

6th April 2020
de gournay wallpaper badminton

Now I wrote last week about decorating in a lockdown and how what we want now might turn out to be quite different to what we want in a few months time. So I advised a little bit of caution and planning as your mood might very well change. You might, I said, be looking…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

3rd April 2020

To Scotland this week and a two bedroom flat for sale in Edinburgh that is on the market with Knight Frank for £625,000. I chose it because it’s light and airy and fresh and, bearing in mind my last two posts about decorating in a lockdown and how to make a dark room lighter, it…

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Decorating in a Lockdown

31st March 2020
orla kiely yellow landing book nook and vintage eames rocker

There has naturally been a flurry of posts and features and articles (some of which I have contributed to) about how to make our homes work for us during this period and there are two points I want to make for anyone who a) isn’t suddenly feeling they want to rush out and paint their…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

30th March 2020
A look at some inspiring room schemes with Kate Watson-Smyth. This home office features a terracotta filing cabinet is a darker shade than the walls and the green cupboard provides a glorious jolt of contrast. #homeoffice #terracottascheme #madaboutthehouse

Come on in. Let’s go for a calm and quiet stroll through a collection of beautiful rooms and take a moment to look at what appeals (or doesn’t in each room). We have the time to plan so we might as well really look at what works for us in each of these and see…

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How To Boost Your Creativity At Home (book extract)

26th March 2020

A long read for you today which you can book mark for later or peruse in stages as it’s mostly broken down into long bullet points. Listeners to the podcast will remember that we reviewed this book last year and I found it completely fascinating. You can listen to the episode here (look for 31…

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10 Ways to Work from Home

24th March 2020
the loft studio at madaboutthehouse.com

Now I sense this is a subject we will be returning to over the new few weeks but for now I wanted to share a few things that have helped me work from home over the last 20 years with babies, toddlers and now teenagers. Sometimes I had a dedicated space and often I didn’t.…

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