It has been a great start to the year for Mad About Your House. I have been everywhere from 1960s single storey houses to newly converted lofts in 1930s properties. There have been kitchens, office/playrooms and sitting rooms with halls, stairs and landings in Victorian homes in between.
It has been enormous fun, and, I hope, helpful to everyone I have either visited or talked to on the phone offering advice, suggestions and ideas on where to shop. So today I thought I would share with you a few of the things I have been doing. You never know, you might need me to come and be Mad About YOUR House one day.
I tend to operate in two ways. Either over the phone with a Pinterest board to follow. This works if you send me a few phone snaps and links to pictures of things you already like. This is best if there is only one room to deal with. So far I have helped with the sitting room of a barn conversion, the second multi-tasking reception of a Victorian terrace and the final details of a new kitchen/diner.
The second option is a visit and full consultation. In recent weeks this has ranged from the afore-mentioned 1960s dwelling (fabberless it was) to the roof terrace of a Victorian semi, via the hall and cinema room of a(nother) Victorian terrace and the loft layout for a 1930s detached house.
I think everyone has been happy. One client said to me that I had saved her about 40 rows with her husband. That’s got to be worth it. Perhaps I’m less of an interiors consultant and more of a marital mediator. Either way, do get in touch either through the comments on this page or at Mad About Your House, if you think I could help bring some harmony to your home.