365 Objects Of Design

Eight of the best Garden Chairs

23rd May 2018
jonah outdoor armchair from made.com

It took a long time before we got the right garden furniture. It’s partly a money thing – when you’re doing up a house you need to spend money on the indoor furniture first –  but it was also about finding the right thing. I have always liked the idea of creating an outdoor sitting…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

21st May 2018
blue modern rustic kitchen by @a_prettier_interior

Well wasn’t that heaven? No not the wedding, although actually that was as well wasn’t it? I may have watched it twice (well three if you count the news and the highlights) and I may have shed a tear or two, but I was actually talking about the weather. In this corner of north London…

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The Househunter: Waterside Properties

18th May 2018

I don’t know if it’s the thought of summer coming (please make it soon) and the inevitable holiday dreams that start to filter through at this time of year but this two bedroom cottage really has got me rummaging down the back of the sofa for, erm, £750,000…. It’s on the market with Stags, and…

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Ripple Glasses by Ferm Living

17th May 2018

Well that didn’t last did it? I posted about garden furniture yesterday and of course the sun went in. I also arranged to have the kitchen floor painted on the basis that the table and the rest of the furniture could sit in the garden while it was done and it would dry quickly in…

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Wooden Pallet Furniture

16th May 2018
image by reena @hygge_for_home

Quick the sun’s out and it might have disappeared again by the time you read this so I wanted to rush in and show you this, because if you’re anything like the rest of us you will have seen the sun, realised you hate your garden furniture, realised you haven’t got a squillion pounds to…

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Lighting Trends 2018

15th May 2018

Over the last three weeks I have run pieces on the main trends that emerged from Milan Design Week when it came to sitting rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. And that, I thought, was that. And then lighting experts John Cullen contacted me with some information they had put together on lighting trends for this year…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

14th May 2018

Morning and Happy Monday – or happy day depending on when you are reading this. A mixed bag of beautiful rooms for you this week, starting with the newly decorated Pink Cabana bar at the Sands Hotel and Spa in California’s Coachella Valley. This was designed by Martyn Laurence Bullard as a fresh take on…

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The Househunter: Three Under a Million

11th May 2018

Happy Friday – that was a lovely short week wasn’t it. This time, in an almost unheard of move, we are going to take a trip round three houses that are all under a million pounds. In London. Coming? This is the first – a  former Victorian school building which is on for £650,000 via…

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Milan Design Week 2018: Top Five Kitchen Trends

10th May 2018

To the last of the trends pieces that I shall be posting about Milan. This week it’s kitchens. Now I didn’t have time to visit the kitchen section in my all-too-brief visit to the fair but this report was put together by Hølte Kitchens, who spent days walking round all four halls dedicated to kitchen…

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