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The Househunter: Georgian Splendour in North London

14th May 2021
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Can I just say I am loving our new film school. You are all clearly wasted in whatever jobs you are doing (unless it’s the NHS in which case keep this as your creative outlet). The rest of you should all resign at once and move to Hollywood. Or Notting Hill. I think Richard Curtis…

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Diversity in Interior Design: One Year On

13th May 2021
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Podcast week and over on the show Sophie and I are discussing that renovation  – the one in Downing Street. Such is the timing of these things that the first time we recorded this conversation it wasn’t even a story and we mentioned it only in passing idly wondering what it might look like a…

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Interior Styling with La Redoute

12th May 2021
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sitting room styling with La Redoute by madaboutthehouse.com photography by

It has become one of the annual styling jobs that I most look forward to and this year was no exception. I first worked with La Redoute about five years ago styling one room. This year there were three; jam-packed with new collections and products and for today’s Wednesday Ad break I’m going to show…

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Monday Inspiration

10th May 2021
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pale blue walls via historika hem

Good Mooooooorning and Happy Monday (or hello and happy whatever day it is when you are reading this. Here, as ever to start the week are my favourite rooms that I have found and want to share with you as you might find them as inspiring as I have. Having just finished the redecoration of…

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The Househunter: An Artist’s House in South London

7th May 2021
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Let me start by saying I loved all your suggestions for Captain Cook in last week’s house and you are clearly all much better at film writing than me. So this week I present you with a rather fabulous house in south London and you can supply the script yourselves. It belongs to an artist.…

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The Househunter: Hillside House in Hastings

30th April 2021
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It’s more of a cliffside house really but I fell down an alliterative rabbit hole…. anyway look at this. A Grade II listed property with views over the rooftops below to the sea beyond and after the year we’ve had this seems like the perfect place to be living right now. Come to think of…

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Blinds, Curtains and Voiles – all about Window Treatments

29th April 2021
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two sets of ready made curtains sewn together will give a more luxe feel to a window, image by alun callendar of Sophie Robinson's house

There’s no getting around the fact that dressing windows is an expensive business. So on this week’s podcast Sophie and I dived in to sort out your Romans from your Londons and your rollers from your pull-ups to help you decide what you should do with your windows either to protect your privacy, prevent the…

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Tips and Tricks from a lifetime of sourcing vintage furniture

28th April 2021
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Merchant & Found Nicholl stool in white and 1970s Thonet stacking dining chairs for the German military in blue. Kitchen with white metro brick tiles and white cabinets. Mad about the house

Today for my Wednesday Ad break I’ve got a great interview with Paul Middlemiss, of the vintage emporium Merchant & Found. Paul, whose mother was an antique dealer, has worked at Conran, Habitat and Pedlars, and today, as well as sharing stories of sourcing trips where he was forced to sleep in his van in…

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