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365 Objects Of Design

Original BTC Lighting Celebrates 30 Years

11th March 2020
hector 30 anniversary lamp by original btc in the home of madaboutthehouse.com

For this week’s Wednesday Ad break I have teamed up with Original BTC as part of a long term collaboration and this is the first of four posts I shall be writing about them. We start with their 30th anniversary and the launch of the Hector 30 lamp which has been updated with a shiny…

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Design Classics: Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair

4th March 2020
A look at the egg chair by Danish designer Arne Jacobsen with Kate Watson-Smyth and Heals. A design classic shown here in tan leather which sits perfectly with pale wood furniture and pink plaster walls. #eggchair #arnejacobsen #madaboutthehouse

After yesterday’s mini guide to mid-century modern (which was coincidental) I have today teamed up with Heals to talk to you a little more about the design classics. The store, whose hashtag before hashtags were a thing, is  Where Design Lives, is one of the biggest bricks and mortar retailers of these iconic (and I…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

2nd March 2020
baylion house dresser from onedot

Gooooooooood Mooooooooorning Monday. I hope that the wind has died down, the floods have receded and the viruses are at bay in your corner of the world this morning. And in an attempt to distract ourselves from all those horrors who fancies a little stroll through some beautiful rooms with a cup of coffee before…

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Plastic Free Storage, Cooking and Serving Bowls

25th February 2020
hokan bowls via madaboutthehouse.com plastic free storage

It’s been a while since I shared a proper Object of Design as I try, for the most part, to make this blog about advice and inspiration rather than straightforward shopping, but today I want to show you something that I really just think is brilliant. Before Christmas I was sent a set of Hokan…

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Five of the best bedside tables

18th February 2020

Because I am always asked about this and because it’s a really hard piece of furniture to find. For some reason manufacturers seem to think that if we are the type of person who wants a bedside table we will want something boxy and ugly or ornate and French. Every single client I have visited…

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New Shop Discovery: Wallpapers from Jupiter10

30th January 2020
Kate Watson-Smyth selects the latest wallpaper collection by Jupiter10. The Lyon design features an oversized pink and black polka dot creating a modern alternative to a classic print. #wallpaper #geometric #madaboutthehouse

With all the current talk of maximalism elbowing those classic Scandinavian clean lines to one side, I was thrilled when I came across this wallpaper company which sells modernist designs in a riot of colour patterns which sort of marries the two ideas – lots of colour and pattern in geometric patterns. And remember, just…

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Sofa Sale and Eco Credentials

22nd January 2020

As regular readers will know I have worked with Love Your Home for many years now and I often tell you about what they are up to. This year they have offered to extend their sale period to you for an extra month and increased the discount as a treat to loyal Mad About The…

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