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The Househunter: Back to the sea, the sea

26th February 2021
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Right we’re all going to need a collective rummage down the back of the sofa for this one because it’s expensive but it’s lovely – at least I think it is although I’m aware that we don’t always agree on these matters. Remember it’s Fantasy Friday and for the eleventy billionth week of lockdown I…

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An Interior Design Masterclass with Nicola Harding

25th February 2021
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The Mitre by Nicola Harding & Co

Nicola Harding is one of my favourite interior designers. It was her work that I referenced when I first noticed the importance (and joy) of bringing a disrupter colour into every scheme and she is also fully committed to being as sustainable as possible in her work. So I was thrilled when she agreed to…

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On My Radar: What’s new in Interiors

23rd February 2021
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dining chairs by pierre greenway

Having started this slot towards the end of last year I missed out January because there was basically nothing on my radar! With the country (and parts of the world) in lockdown it felt like we were all hibernating. Now, as I posted yesterday, the doors are beginning to open at last and my inbox…

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Monday Inspiration: The Doors Are Opening

22nd February 2021
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blue door frame and panelling by katy orme of apartment apothecary (farrow & ball inchyra blue)

As ever, when I began looking to put this post together I had no theme in mind. Then I looked at my most recently saved posts on Instagram and realised I had been drawn to doors this week. And then, because if you can’t become introspective in a lockdown when can you (?) I realised…

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The Househunter: Regency Seafront Apartment

19th February 2021
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Well after last week’s outrage over the narrowest, most expensive house in London let’s try this. Although firstly that post was picked up on by a blog in Italy and secondly I saw on the local news last night that there is now an offer in – from a buyer in Cyprus so if I…

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Have You Checked In? It’s all about Gingham

18th February 2021
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I’m not sure if you’ve noticed this and it might be one of those micro trends that is about to build but have you noticed a proliferation of gingham? Just me? This cotton check material – which, for those of us who grew up in the 70s was ubiquitous – is creeping back into pictures…

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12 of the Best Ethical Lighting Sites

16th February 2021
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loer pendant by tom raffield sustainable ethical lighting

Now I promised you this after a recent post on the 10 best affordable lights which I capped at £150 but it proved surprisingly hard to find statement lights for less than that and, as was pointed out, the ethical and eco-friendly provenance wasn’t perhaps all that it might be. And this is the perennial…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

15th February 2021
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spring colour palette by crown paints featuing clay, pink, terracott and green

I never start this post with a theme in mind. It is a collection of pictures that have caught my eye over the week from various sources – usually Instagram – and I prefer to let the eye wander and see where we end up. This has the, hopefully, added advantage of appealing to more…

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The Househunter: The Thinnest House in England (probably)

12th February 2021
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I have always thought of my house as a narrow London terrace although at 17ft wide it feels significantly wider than my previous London terrace which was 15ft wide. Both of these those are spacious compared with today’s property which comes in at just 5ft 6ins wide. Which means I could barely lie across it.…

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How To Cope with Lockdown in a Small House

11th February 2021
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pink and green kitchen at sophie robinson house

A post in two parts for you today as part of the show notes for the latest episode of the The Great Indoors podcast which is out today. We spoke to Julia Samuel, a psychotherapist, whose book This Too Shall Pass, came out (with uncanny timing) last March. She specialises in bereavement counselling and dealing…

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