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Elevating The Ordinary: Tablescapes

21st January 2021
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nona pink plates from Habitat

I have never been one for what is these days called a tablescape – readers of my generation will refer to it simply as laying the table in the same way that we used to put things on the mantelpiece rather than style it up… But here we are in the third lockdown in the…

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Design Storey Shop is Open

19th January 2021
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And it’s live. I am loosely calling it a shop but Design Storey is more of an all round platform with collections of the best of the high street, styling tips and links to blog posts helping you to make the most of your space. As I mentioned in the launch post – when you…

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Monday Inspiration: Pushing Your Creative Boundaries

18th January 2021
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Half height black panelled wall and black cat print wallpaper catitude by divine savages. Charcoal velvet headboard grey painted cornice and ceiling

Right we’re really going for it this week. We’ve had lots of pale neutrals and calming colours making sure you choose the shades that are really right for you but this week we’re going to push some envelopes. Starting off with this new wallpaper… Now, this is as much about working out what you might…

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The Househunter: a four bedroom maisonette

15th January 2021
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Now this is lovely I hope you will agree. It’s a four bedroom maisonette located minutes from the OId Street roundabout in London (make it very central for those who aren’t familiar with the city) and is on the market with Aucoot for £740,000. Spread over the second and third floors of a low-rise modernist…

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A Home Office for Life

13th January 2021
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I am delighted to tell you that this year I am collaborating with USM, a Swiss company that makes modular furniture which has become a design classic. We first met over a year ago to discuss working together as I am a huge fan of the brand and, as you know, I love learning about,…

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Book Review: The Elements of a Home by Amy Azzarito

12th January 2021
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The elements of a home book by Amy Azzarito. Turquoise cover on vintage wooden table

I have been meaning to tell you about this book for ages. I bought it during the first lockdown – how long ago does that seem – and it has been sitting on my shelf waiting for the right moment. Which, it turns out, is today. Elements of a Home, by Amy Azzarito, is described…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

11th January 2021
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Hallway landing with dark wood banister, jute floor runner, William Morris wallpaper in soft tones, wooden bookcase.image by @home_stead

By many accounts last week was a tricky one, not just because of events in America which will have touched some of you personally, but also the first week of a new year which was, for many us, spent in another lockdown with dire news reports coming in from every direction. So, as usual, I…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

8th January 2021
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The first househunter of the year is here and it’s a beauty, well I think it is. This four bedroom detached house has a courtyard garden and direct access to 12 acres of private landscaped gardens with lawns, tennis courts and a lake. Coming to see? It’s in Twickenham, London and was built on the…

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FIVE INTERIORS TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2021

7th January 2021
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yellow window frame at the home of skye mcalpine by madaboutthehouse.com

Normally at this time of year I would be heading off to Paris to visit the Maison e Objet trade show to see what looks the designers are predicting for the months and year ahead. Obviously in the current circumstances I’m barely allowed to the end of the road, never mind abroad so I have…

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