Househunter

The Househunter: Room by Room

19th April 2019

When I was growing up in the dim and distant 1970s (and it was dim as the General Strike of 1973 meant the lights and heating were actually turned off) there was a programme on television (when it worked!) called Why Don’t You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go and Do Something Less…

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The 24 Hour Kitchen with Samsung

17th April 2019
samsung 24 hour kitchen in Milan

Last week I made a lightning trip to Milan at the invitation of Samsung to see – not just some of their appliances but also to consider – via an installation they had created in the Brera Design District – the role of the kitchen in our busy 24 hour lives. The company took over…

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New Shop Discovery: Houseof.Com

16th April 2019

It seems apt that after posting about the forthcoming trends as seen at Milan last week, I find a new interiors brand that is using all those colours to showcase its lighting collection. So this post is twofold – have a look at the lighting from houseof and check out the colours (and arches) with…

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Monday Inspiration: Milan Salone 2019

15th April 2019
jo bailey for kirby design featuring eley kishimoto

Every year the interior design world gathers in Milan for the international trade show which takes place not only in eight airport hangars on the edge of the city, but also all around the central streets in pop up shops, gardens and palazzi. Nearly 500,000 people will fly in to see nearly 2,000 exhibitors and…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

12th April 2019

I’ve said it before but I do think Somerset gets, if not all, a lot of the best houses. This is a listed one in  Frome with two shops on the ground floor that is on the market with The Modern House for £1,250,000. Coming in? Monmouth House, so named because the Duke of Monmouth…

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Five Ways to Revamp Your Bathroom

11th April 2019

And so we come to the next updated part of my mini-series Five Ways to Revamp a Room (rapidly) although if you have other rooms that I haven’t featured then do get in touch in the comments below and we can always tackle spare rooms, playrooms, downstairs loos and dining rooms should you wish…. This…

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Mary Quant: Not Just A Fashion Influencer

9th April 2019
mary quant at the V&A

Now it’s rare that I stray from the path of interiors but I hope you will forgive me this one-off indulgence. Last week I was invited to the preview of a new exhibition at the V&A museum – the first ever retrospective on the fashion designer Mary Quant. Yes it’s fashion, but Quant, now 89…

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Monday Inspiration: Revamp Restyle Reveal Special

8th April 2019
revamp restyle reveal bathroom by lisa dawson

Well this is a bit of a treat. You may be aware of Revamp, Restyle, Reveal, an interior design challenge run by Bianca Hall and Lisa Dawson, two women who never stop redecorating and who run a four-week challenge for 10 bloggers getting them to makeover one room in their houses. They have sponsors who…

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The Househunter: The Boat

5th April 2019
houseboat via aucoot

Something different for you this week as we’re going to see a boat. Now, admittedly, many of you won’t be thinking of buying a boat but this is a) a very beautiful one and b) gives us all lessons in small space living so it’s worth having a look round. It’s on the market with…

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