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House Tour: Laura Jackson

19th September 2019
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This week on the podcast we visited a house that is, or will be, done up in the style of my dreams. Supper Club host Laura Jackson is midway through the renovations of her East London home and is a firm believer in buying nothing new unless you absolutely have to. To that end she…

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House Tour with cookery writer Skye McAlpine

24th September 2020
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vintage dresser at the home of skye mcalpine by madaboutthehouse.com

Regular visitors may remember that I visited Skye McAlpine’s London flat a couple of years ago just as she put it on the market – remember those gorgeous plaster pink walls and open shelving? Last week I was thrilled to visit her again, this time in her new house that she gutted and completely redecorated…

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All You Need To Know About Window Dressings

10th March 2020
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relaxed roman blinds

That’s curtains and blinds and privacy etc. This is an edited extract from the book as well as being one of the most common questions I am asked so while I would recommend you buy the book (well I would wouldn’t I) I hope this will also address some of the questions you might have…

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Top Tips for Revamping Your Interiors on a Budget

9th January 2020
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black ikea kitchen in the home of lucy st george of rockett st george

To kick off the new series of the podcast (new series, new year, new decade) we thought we’d do a Budget Interiors Special with lots of tips to help you get the most out of your money for every room in the house. We discuss (you can listen here or just keep reading for the…

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New Book Reviews and Minimalism v Maximalism (podcast notes)

5th September 2019
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Kate Watson-Smyth and Sophie Robinson review three new interior books, shown here on Kate's side table for the Great Indoors podcast. #podcast #thegreatindoors #madaboutthehouse

I spoke earlier in the week about how to revamp your home without spending any money (see previous post) as part of that new year feeling which is always such a big part of September. Another marker of the start of the season is the release of new interiors books. Sophie Robinson and I discussed…

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Monday Inspiration: New Season

2nd September 2019
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A look at the new season with some Monday inspiration from Kate Watson-Smyth. Brighten up a space with a bold splash of yellow, the classic roll-top bath has been given a modern update. #yellowbath #bathroom #madaboutthehouse

And we’re back. Happy September everyone. Are you ready? I’m sure the parents among you are desperate for term to start again. It’s bittersweet for us this year as the 18yo will be off to university in a couple of weeks which is both a proud and a tearful moment. For everyone else ( and…

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