Househunter

The Househunter: Room by Room

18th October 2019

Welcome to The Househunter and my selection of a fabulous property that is on the market this week. Each week we take a look around a different house or flat and see where we can take inspiration and what the owners have done that might give us ideas for our own spaces. The price is…

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Mad About . . .

An Interview with Michelle Ogundehin (podcast notes)

17th October 2019
home of michelle ogundehin floor length curtains

Michelle Ogundehin needs little introduction; the editor of Elle Decoration for 13 years (from 2004) she is now a regular television presenter, creative consultant and is just finishing off her first book. Notoriously private about her home, Michelle posts only corners of her rooms and has said she will never, ever, invite a magazine into…

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Design Classics

10 Things You Need To Know About…. Bauhaus

15th October 2019
brno chair by ludwig mies van der rohe in 1930 via knoll

Before you start reading this new series, I know that some of you haven’t received the daily email update that a new post has been published. It didn’t go at all on Monday morning and was sent manually at about 9pm. This morning it went to some people and not others. It’s being investigated and…

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Beautiful Rooms: A touch of Gold

14th October 2019
Kate Watson-Smyth looks at ways of introducing gold accents to a scheme. Here the brass vanity unity in a black bathroom helps to bounce the light around the room. #blackbathroom #brasscabinet #madaboutthehouse

I moved my office around last week to put the desk facing the window and noticed how the light caught the metallic gold ceiling. I often catch myself stopping on the way past to have a look in this room and take pleasure in the ceiling and so it has sparked today’s Beautiful Rooms post…

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Househunter

The Househunter: Room by Room

11th October 2019

We’re going pink this week to a Georgian house in the Holly Grove conservation area of Peckham that was designed by the architect David Hingamp for him, his wife and his two children. It’s on the market with Mundays for £1.8m and has four bedrooms, a large kitchen, dining and living room as well as…

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365 Objects Of Design

What do I need to know about curtains?

10th October 2019
A look at how to hang the right kind of curtains with Kate Watson-Smyth. Choosing curtains the same colour as the wall will create a sleek and cohesive

It occurred to me the other day that I have very rarely, almost never, talked about window dressings. Or, for the sake of this post, curtains. That’s partly, actually mostly, because I don’t have any, so it’s not something I think about and partly because when I started this blog – way back in 2012,…

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Dream Team: Anthropologie and Soho Home Collaborate

9th October 2019
The Adriana chair in nude in the home of Kate Watson-Smyth against the dark chocolate walls and vintage kilim rug. The Anthropologie x soho home collaboration #madaboutthehouse #armchair

There’s been a lot of talk about collaborations recently – everyone’s at it it seems and this week’s Wednesday Ad Break brings you details of another one that has a little bit of the dream team about it. Yes it’s the result of a mash up between the boho glam of Anthropologie and the vintage…

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365 Objects Of Design

New Book: Kelly Wearstler Evocative Style

8th October 2019
pictured in Kelly Wearstler Evocative Style

Many of you will be familiar with the American interior designer Kelly Wearstler, who has been dubbed the Queen of West Coast style. She has designed homes for Gwen Stefani, Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller. She has designed fabric and furniture, rugs and tiles all in her signature pared back maximalist style. And if that…

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Beautiful Rooms: A splash of green

7th October 2019
In this room the ceiling is gold which matches the French bed perfectly while the walls are a soft creamy pink. The wall behind the bed has been panelled to create the look of a giant bedhead while the freestanding wardrobe has been painted to match so the room looks cohesive and pretty. #greendecor #bedroom #madaboutthehouse

Green is all anyone is talking about at the moment; whether it’s colour of the year, our impact on the planet or new paint ranges so I thought we would use that as excuse to look at some greenspiration today and perhaps if you are thinking of incorporating this colour into your space it might…

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