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365 Objects Of Design

How to Get French Style with La Redoute

19th October 2017

A couple of months ago the French company La Redoute asked me if I would style a couple of rooms for them around the essence of French style. Now there are many books about why French women don’t get fat (they do) and how to dress like a Frenchwoman, eat like a Frenchwoman and cope…

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Black and White Porcelain Pot

17th October 2017
Black and white porcelain pot from H&M

Sometimes it’s just about finding a little treat to brighten up a corner of a room. It’s like buying a new pair of earrings or a top for Saturday night… remember doing that in your 20s? This pot is £17.99 and you could use it for everything from teabags to cotton wool balls in the…

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Turn Your Bedroom into a Cosy Retreat

12th October 2017

As part of my ongoing collaboration with Marks & Spencer, they asked me to look at their bedding range. “Let’s make a video,” they said. “Cool,” I said. “What of?” “You. Making a bed,” they said simply. And so we did. It’s quite short, as you will see, but it’s about how to make your…

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Round Brass Mirror

11th October 2017
round brass mirror from cox and cox

So there you are quite happily not even giving a passing thought to mirrors and then suddenly you notice that all the really good ones are round. That if you want a bathroom to look cool and modern it needs to have a round mirror over the basin. That a round mirror in the hall…

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Woven Leather Furniture from Alp

10th October 2017
Alp Design Leather 305 Light

Sometimes a new product comes along that really feels a bit different and, therefore, a bit exciting and these leather lampshades by Alp design are one such item. Created by interior designer Annick Petersen the collection was launched at the London Design Fair last month and is all available to buy on her site Alp-Design…

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Think You Know Natuzzi? Think again.

5th October 2017

Congratulations if you have made it past the headline. I know what you’re thinking. Natuzzi – isn’t that that Italian company that’s all about the very expensive leather furniture set in the 1980s? Well you’re right. And you’re wrong. Because yes there is that. But there is a whole lot more besides which is definitely…

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Orange Buttonback Armchair

4th October 2017
orange buttonback armchair

I don’t know why more manufacturers don’t do this when it comes up upholstering chairs and sofas. First up – it looks great Secondly, if you have bought a vintage item and need to pay for re-upholstery (hello pink chaise longue trashed by Enid will cost a fortune to recover) then you can use something…

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New Ideas for Blinds and Curtains

3rd October 2017

Earlier this summer Hillary’s blinds asked me to get involved with their Autumn campaign on new ideas for blinds and curtains to showcase their latest fabric collections. There were to be four of us – Sophie Robinson (her off the telly) Daniela Tasca York (her wot won the telly show) and Emily Henson (stylist and…

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A Modern Chaise Longue

26th September 2017
modern chaise longue navy blue from rose and grey

So what have we learnt from last week’s London Design Festival? Well, as is so often the case with these things, there is an element – as there is in fashion – of anything goes. It has become so vast that whatever your aesthetic you can find it. But, if we are to rummage about…

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