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Six of the Best: Curved Sofas

16th July 2019
isola sofa from heals a/w collection

This is the part of the year where the actual stuff catches up with the endless trend reports. Back in April I wrote, not for the first time, that curves were the new shape. I didn’t say then, and wonder now, if they are an antidote to the clean, straight lines of mid-century modern. Be…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

15th July 2019
all white via stadshem.se

Right time for some gentle colours this week. It’s nearly time to go on holiday and I’ve reached that point where I’m metaphorically crawling towards the finish line so I want to be looking at restful images and calming colours. Like this for example. I love this space. Right now I want to be in…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

12th July 2019

What about this then? Not in sunny California but in a small corner of Buckinghamshire. Gerrards Cross to be exact where, I was once told by someone wanting to move there, things hardly ever come onto the market. And then this does; a £4,000,000 modernist house built in 1936 that is on the market with…

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My Desert Island Decor Items

9th July 2019
desert island decor

Now this is a good idea for a series and sadly it wasn’t mine although, as you can see, I have been featured. Jess Hurrell, author of the blog Gold is a Neutral, came up with the idea last year and has filmed a couple of episodes. The idea is that you chose the six…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

8th July 2019
pink zellige tiles with a yellow accent by marion pastiche

Good Morning to you all. Or Hello depending on what time you are reading this. It’s proving to be a funny old summer (can we use that word yet) in The Mad House as school finished in June when the exams finished so there is a definite holiday mood in the air without anyone actually…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

5th July 2019

To Suffolk this week and this very pretty four bedroom (but seven reception), Grade II listed Georgian house which is on the market with Durrants for £580,000, which, after the madness of recent London prices featuring on these pages feels like a lot more for your money. it’s a moot point if you don’t have…

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Colour Psychology: Red

4th July 2019
black and white and pink and red by @nudeandthenovice

One of the three primary colours, red is perhaps the most manipulative colour on the wheel. It is associated with extremes of emotion both good and bad – passion and anger, fortune and fury, blood and money, warnings and celebrations. We roll out the red carpet  on a red letter day and if that goes…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

1st July 2019

Happy Monday to you all and happy July. We may not be completely in the swing of summer weather yet (at the time of writing it’s only just begun) but with both boys starting their longest holidays – post A level and GCSE – things have certainly moved down a gear at The Mad House.…

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