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What do I need to know about curtains?

10th October 2019
green curtains by Kate Lovejoy Interiors Photo by Adam Carter

It occurred to me the other day that I have very rarely, almost never, talked about window dressings. Or, for the sake of this post, curtains. That’s partly, actually mostly, because I don’t have any, so it’s not something I think about and partly because when I started this blog – way back in 2012,…

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New Book: Kelly Wearstler Evocative Style

8th October 2019
pictured in Kelly Wearstler Evocative Style

Many of you will be familiar with the American interior designer Kelly Wearstler, who has been dubbed the Queen of West Coast style. She has designed homes for Gwen Stefani, Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller. She has designed fabric and furniture, rugs and tiles all in her signature pared back maximalist style. And if that…

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Luke Edward Hall collaborates with Habitat

1st October 2019
habitat collaboratin with luke edward hall

Luke Edward Hall is one of those designers that has seemingly appeared out of nowhere and is, at the same time, everywhere. Some of you will be completely familiar with his colourful designs, his love of Greco-Roman style and pictures of his gorgeous pink and green flat. Others will be wondering who on earth he…

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Six of the Best: Striped Duvet Covers

24th September 2019
Organic Pyjama Stripe Duvet Cover ORGANIC PYJAMA STRIPE DUVET COVER from toast

I have loved mattress ticking for as long as I can remember – and actually slept on it for years at boarding school – but when, a few years ago, I decided I wanted some for our bedroom there was none to be found. Suddenly now it’s everywhere though so I thought I would include…

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Topps Tile of the Year 2020

18th September 2019
Kate Watson-Smyth looks at the Topps Tile of the Year 2020: syren in midnight blue

Well we’ve had the colour of the year and now it’s time for the tile of the year as revealed by moi at an event with Topps Tiles last week and for this week’s Wednesday AD Break I thought I would talk you through some of the trends around it and the different ways you…

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New Collections and Launches for Autumn

17th September 2019
Organic shapes, soft textures and natural materials feature heavily in the Zara Home collection. The warm colours and natural materials of these bathroom towels help to create a minimalist feel. #newseason #bathroom #madaboutthehouse

I spoke the other week about September being the start of the new year for many and we talked around how you can update your home without spending any money. But the other thing that comes with the new year is new launches, and, as London whirls itself into a frenzy of fashion and design…

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Interior Trends: How To Do Beige

29th August 2019
Kate Watson-Smyth looks at ways of introducing the interior trend for warm neutrals. The easiest way to do it is with the accessories, especially with texture like this ecru throw from Himla. #interiortrend #neutraldecor #warmneutrals #madaboutthehouse

Updating this post to include some new pieces and also as you have had several months to get your head round this idea. It’s not going away! There are some lovely things around and it’s all about what you mix it with. Personally I love a milk and chocolate with a dash of biscuit on…

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