365 Objects Of Design

Black and White Porcelain Pot

17th October 2017
Black and white porcelain pot from H&M

Sometimes it’s just about finding a little treat to brighten up a corner of a room. It’s like buying a new pair of earrings or a top for Saturday night… remember doing that in your 20s? This pot is £17.99 and you could use it for everything from teabags to cotton wool balls in the…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

16th October 2017

For this week’s edition of 10 Beautiful Rooms we’re staying restful with soft muted colours against monochrome backgrounds. It’s a scheme that easy to change as you can swap the accent colours while leaving the rest the same and you don’t have to redecorate the whole room. And it’s a good way to start the…

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Househunter

The Househunter: Room by Room

13th October 2017

And we’re off. To Brighton. Because the sun is shining (at the time of writing and following the wind and the torrential rain) and who doesn’t like a trip to the seaside? So grab yer sunnies and let’s start this week’s tour with a look around this five bedroom Regency townhouse – with sea views…

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365 Objects Of Design

Turn Your Bedroom into a Cosy Retreat

12th October 2017

As part of my ongoing collaboration with Marks & Spencer, they asked me to look at their bedding range. “Let’s make a video,” they said. “Cool,” I said. “What of?” “You. Making a bed,” they said simply. And so we did. It’s quite short, as you will see, but it’s about how to make your…

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365 Objects Of Design

Round Brass Mirror

11th October 2017
round brass mirror from cox and cox

So there you are quite happily not even giving a passing thought to mirrors and then suddenly you notice that all the really good ones are round. That if you want a bathroom to look cool and modern it needs to have a round mirror over the basin. That a round mirror in the hall…

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365 Objects Of Design

Woven Leather Furniture from Alp

10th October 2017
Alp Design Leather 305 Light

Sometimes a new product comes along that really feels a bit different and, therefore, a bit exciting and these leather lampshades by Alp design are one such item. Created by interior designer Annick Petersen the collection was launched at the London Design Fair last month and is all available to buy on her site Alp-Design…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

9th October 2017
designed by Beth Dadswell of Imperfect Interiors and photographed by Chris Snook

A treat for you this week as we are going to take a proper look around the home that was featured on last week’s Grand Designs. Those of you that watch the programme may relish a closer look and the rest of you will, I think, enjoy seeing it for the first time. It belongs…

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Househunter

The Househunter: Room by Room

6th October 2017

We’re all about the open plan this week. A contentious issue (well not globally I grant you but here in this small corner of the internet at least) as when you have small children – you want to be able to see them or maximise the sense of space that having no internal walls can…

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365 Objects Of Design

Think You Know Natuzzi? Think again.

5th October 2017

Congratulations if you have made it past the headline. I know what you’re thinking. Natuzzi – isn’t that that Italian company that’s all about the very expensive leather furniture set in the 1980s? Well you’re right. And you’re wrong. Because yes there is that. But there is a whole lot more besides which is definitely…

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365 Objects Of Design

Orange Buttonback Armchair

4th October 2017
orange buttonback armchair

I don’t know why more manufacturers don’t do this when it comes up upholstering chairs and sofas. First up – it looks great Secondly, if you have bought a vintage item and need to pay for re-upholstery (hello pink chaise longue trashed by Enid will cost a fortune to recover) then you can use something…

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