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The Danes Love Colour After All

11th October 2018
autumn/winter 18 by BoConcept

Some years ago – when this blog was just a fledgling – I wrote a piece for The Financial Times about whether good design makes you happy. It was based largely around the Danish interior style of minimal furniture, pared back design and muted colours. The pictures were, as you might expect, largely pale and…

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Modern Classic from Pinch Design

9th October 2018
avery bar stool by pinch design

We have been speaking recently about easy pieces to update your home with the seasons and ringing the changes with pots of paint and so on, but sometimes it’s about finding something really special. An investment piece that you know you will love for ever and that can last a lifetime. So today I wanted…

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Five Easy Pieces: Get Cosy

4th October 2018

Right it’s that time of year. The heating is on – albeit sporadically – but the fire is lit and the socks are definitely out of the cupboard. So today I thought I would create a fictional cosy corner where you can imagine snuggling up with a book and a packet of biscuits. I often…

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Trends 2018 summed up by one Lamp

25th September 2018
mustard velvet lamp via madamstoltz.dk

Now, as many of you will know last week was the London Design Festival, now in its 16th year, and, of course, each year is bigger than the previous one. Last year there were some 450,000 visitors from 75 countries and I’m sure there will turn out to have been more this time. Among all…

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If You Buy One Thing…..

26th July 2018
faux fern from rockett st george at kws madabouthehouse.com

Make it this faux palm from Rockett St George…. I’ll tell you why in a minute. But first: When I started this blog, way back in 2012 I did a certain amount of research before I began: Google: What is a blog? Google: Where do I get one? Google: How do I upload an image?…

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Bathroom Trends: Colour is Back

19th July 2018

Now brace yourselves because this one is going to be controversial. Yes, it’s true. There is a gradual move towards bringing back the coloured bathroom suite. But hang on. DON’T PANIC at the back there – it’s not going to be about the 1970s which involved a peach corner bath and a shag pile carpet…

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A Modern Classic Desk by Ercol

28th June 2018

Every year it’s the same – the sun comes out and the exams start. Actually I know the GCSEs and A Levels are already done, but in this house we are having a year off from those and, true to form, as the sun came out this morning the 14yo headed off to school for…

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