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Monday Inspiration: Mad About The Bathroom

16th September 2019
bathroom with chandelier and freestanding painted bath shot by Paul Craig

It’s a shorter post this week (will anyone notice or mind?) as this weekend has been spent taking the 18yo to his new home at university. I was completely fine about him going until two days before when he texted me and asked me out to lunch. And I had to work. And it really…

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The Househunter: Small Flat Big Impact

13th September 2019

I am often asked to look at small flats and cottages with small rooms and while I try to be as obligiing as possible, I can’t always find good examples of these – this post is, after all, as much about the aesthetic as the advice. However, today I have found a small flat –…

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Dulux Colour of the Year 2020

12th September 2019
dulux colour of the year 2020 tranquil dawn

With the new season comes a raft of new stuff from furniture to fashion and all of them wearing their new colours. This week saw the annual Colour of the Year announcement by Dulux. I have been writing about this since 2014 and in that time we have seen teal, copper blush, cherished gold, denim…

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The Househunter: A Study in White

6th September 2019

Still keeping that back to school feeling today as it there are new houses on the market at this time of year as well as collections of clothes and furniture and shoes and, well, pretty much everything really. It’s like Spring with everything blossoming forth in an explosion of newness. So I thought we would…

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How To Revamp Your Home Without Spending Any Money

3rd September 2019
Kate Watson-Smyth looks at how you can instantly update your home without spending money. Her bedroom's pale pink walls features a gallery wall which she has been slowly growing. One of her tips is to move pictures around or re-arrange a gallery wall or swap art from upstairs to down so you can see it more. #gallerywall #pinkbedroom #madaboutthehoue

It never goes away does it? That feeling that somehow September is the proper start to the new year. I mean of course we all know that technically it’s January, but for anyone who has children and, I’m willing to bet, those that don’t but whose lives were governed by the rhythm of the school…

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Monday Inspiration: New Season

2nd September 2019
A look at the new season with some Monday inspiration from Kate Watson-Smyth. Brighten up a space with a bold splash of yellow, the classic roll-top bath has been given a modern update. #yellowbath #bathroom #madaboutthehouse

And we’re back. Happy September everyone. Are you ready? I’m sure the parents among you are desperate for term to start again. It’s bittersweet for us this year as the 18yo will be off to university in a couple of weeks which is both a proud and a tearful moment. For everyone else ( and…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

30th August 2019

Finishing the August Archives with a look back to these two properties which were on the market back in March. From Monday we will be back to normal with some new inspiring rooms to look at, some new trends and ideas for your own spaces and  a new episode of the podcast where Sophie and…

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