Househunter

The Househunter: Room by Room

15th December 2017

And so we come to the final Househunter of the year. I have twice moved in December and I read a quote from an estate agent recently saying that December can be a good time to sell as you tend to receive (and see) only serious buyers as the timewasters are busying doing their Christmas…

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365 Objects Of Design

Christmas Gift Guide V: The Sitting Room

14th December 2017

So we come to the sitting room. Perhaps the easiest room to buy for as it’s the room that is for relaxing and entertainment and fun. Leaving aside furniture, although you can, of course, buy a new reading or relaxing chair for the love of your life, we can start with the smaller items based…

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365 Objects Of Design

Christmas Gift Guide IV: The Home Office

13th December 2017

The next part of this series on Christmas Gift Guides is the home office. Now I know not everyone has, or needs, one of these but there’s no reason why we can’t look at a few gorgeous gadgets and luxurious stationery which we can use in any part of the house is there? Personally I’m…

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365 Objects Of Design

Christmas Gift Guide III: The Bedroom

12th December 2017

As you may have realised this year, we are taking a slightly more lateral approach to gift guides, choosing things based on the recipient’s favourite room or just choosing our presents for the spaces they will go in rather than trying to shoehorn people into categories they don’t want to be in. Choosing presents based…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms: A Bloggers’ Christmas

11th December 2017

For one of the last issues of Beautiful Rooms before Christmas I thought I would show you 10 very different trees by 10 very different bloggers and maybe you will be inspired for next year or maybe you can just have a scroll while sipping eggnog or something. There are real and faux and kitsch…

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Househunter

The Househunter: Room by Room

8th December 2017

Now this house is a beauty. It’s a proper Victorian doer-upper that is practically intact and is full of such charming period details that I hope whoever buys it really tries to preserve it and just updates the heating and electricity and adds a lick of paint. Come with me and have a look: The…

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365 Objects Of Design

Stocking Fillers from Hema

7th December 2017
stocking fillers from hema

I don’t know about you but I rather love shopping for stocking fillers. The only problem is running out of control and spending far too much money. As you will have gathered by now I take a sort of stocking approach to most of my presents preferring to build up a little theme around a…

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365 Objects Of Design

Christmas Gift Guide II: The Bathroom

6th December 2017
christmas gift guide: the bathroom image by Kate Watson-Smyth

Part II of the Room by Room Christmas Gift Guide today. As yesterday I have included lots of suggestions and links and these are all things that I love but hopefully the tips here will give you some ideas so that you can tailor the ideas to your own requirements. The point is that individually,…

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365 Objects Of Design

Christmas Gift Guide I: The Kitchen

5th December 2017

Now I don’t know you about but I often end up getting irritated with Christmas Gift Guides. I don’t want to be classed as the “foodie” or the “gardener” or the “best friend over 40” or the “mad woman with the cat”… actually that …. And the Mad Husband has never yet wanted anything from…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms: Trends versus Reality

4th December 2017

This week I thought we’d do 10 Beautiful Rooms in a slightly different way. Essentially chosen by you or people like you. A few days ago I went to the annual trends dinner at Houzz where we ate delicious food and talked about our trend predictions for next year. It’s all very well to talk…

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