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365 Objects Of Design

365 Objects Of Design

Object of Design: Curved Chest of Drawers

19th February 2019
vivien 6 drawer dresser from westelm

When I started writing this blog, way back in 2012 – which is about 100 years ago in internet terms – I decided that one of the best ways to guard against giving up was to write every single day. In order to do that I needed a series; something that would give me a…

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Painted Furniture: Do’s and Don’ts

12th February 2019

Now I’ll be interested to see what you think of today’s post. Before you judge have a little scroll up and down of the images. And then I’ll admit that I’ve had something of a change of heart on this subject. Yes we’re going to talk about painted furniture. I have always been fiercely anti.…

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How to Mix Modern with Period in Interiors

6th February 2019
Bo Concept Immola chair covered in corduroy fabric at madaboutthehouse.com

Today’s Wednesday Ad Break is the second (and final) post in collaboration with the Danish Company BoConcept. They offer a free design service and one of the most commonly asked questions is how to mix their contemporary furniture with the period stuff that you might already own and I thought it would be really helpful…

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How to Save Space (and Money) in Bathroom Design

30th January 2019

This has got to be one of the most commonly asked questions: where can I save space and money when designing a bathroom? So today, as part of my Wednesday AD break series, in collaboration with West One Bathrooms, I spoke to Louise Ashdown, the company’s head of design, to find out more about those…

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Iittala: A Brief History of a Long-established Company

23rd January 2019
the raami collection by jasper morrison for iittala

Some years ago, I wrote a series of features for The Financial Times about international design – how different countries decorate their houses, and the differences and common themes between them. My sons were at primary school in North London and there was an international set of mothers in the playground who I could mine…

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10 of the best Wall Lights

22nd January 2019
hand wall lights by mucknbrass £70

As promised last week, today we’re going to look at wall lights, which are perfect for those who are low of ceiling or short of space for table lamps. Wall lamps have had a bad rap in recent years as they tend to be associated with twee country cottages, and were often either wrought iron…

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10 Of The Best Coat Hooks

15th January 2019

Since January is all about all boring stuff like dieting and detoxing and not eating this and not eating, that I thought it would be fun to show you some cool things that needn’t be expensive so you can perhaps have a little treat that won’t cost calories but fits with the general mood of…

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Podcast Notes: Series 2 Episode 1

10th January 2019
office in a cupboard by 2lg studio

And we’re back. Series II of The Great Indoors launched this morning and, as usual, here are some notes to what we talked about with any relevant links to help you. In this episode we discussed January Decluttering, the return of Chintz and How to Plan the Home Office. New Year Decluttering Always a popular…

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Interior Trends: How To Do Beige

8th January 2019

Now I think it’s fair to say that of all the 2019 interiors trends I wrote about the other day, the one that caused most consternation was beige. So I thought we’d have a look at that in more detail today and see if we can make anyone feel a little better about it. Firstly,…

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Mad About The House in 2019

3rd January 2019

Happy New Year to you all. It’s perhaps a little late to be writing this but it’s the first proper new post of the year so it seemed like the right thing to say. I start the year, as I so often do, in reflective mood. Wither blogs as they say? I’m constantly seeing polls…

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