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365 Objects Of Design

365 Objects Of Design

New Shop Discovery: Claybrook Studio

19th April 2018
Osaka from claybrook studio

As Mae West didn’t quite say: “So many tiles so few rooms.” I’m still astounded by how little tiling I have in my house and how many beautiful ones there are still out there. While I’m a huge fan of a classic white metro, or subway tile, it’s true that it’s almost a crime to…

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Five of the Best: Storage Cabinets

12th April 2018

One of the questions I am often asked when it comes to helping clients with their houses is where to find good looking storage. Not everything can be built in and sometimes you want a piece of furniture that looks good but is useful as well. Today I thought we would look at five of…

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Black Speckle Vase

4th April 2018

At the time of writing the clocks have gone forward and the weather has gone backward. There was a brief moment when it looked like Spring which, given that we had just moved into British Summer Time, wasn’t a moment too soon. Then the heavens opened and dropped about three days of rain before breakfast.…

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Reupholstering the Chaise Longue

3rd April 2018

Those of you who follow me on instagram will be familiar with my sitting room and, more importantly, the chaise longue in there. I bought it for The Mad Husband as a 40th birthday present from the local junk shop. It cost £250 and we have both always loved it. When we moved here and…

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Best Round Mirrors

29th March 2018

The great car manufacturer Henry Ford, founder of the eponymous car company, famously said: “Any customer can have a car painted any color (sic) that he wants so long as it is black.” He said a great many other wise things too but it is this which concerns us today. Only today we’re not talking…

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Five Easy Pieces: Easter Bunnies

28th March 2018

So I don’t normally get all cutsie and Easter about these things but these are, as the song goes, a few of my favourite things and they just happened to have bunnies on and one of them was for a good cause so it seemed appropriate for the time of year. If you’re trying to…

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It’s Here: My Second Book is Out Today

22nd March 2018
mad about the house the book

MAD ABOUT THE HOUSE How to decorate your home with style I hope you will forgive me some indulgence today. It’s a little like a birthday because, as you may be aware, today is the day that my second book is officially born. It was a twinkle in my eye almost from the moment I…

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Naked Kitchens

21st March 2018
green and brass kitchen by naked kitchens

Earlier this year I took a trip to the Norfolk coast. It was snowing. When isn’t it? But I wanted to go and visit the showroom of Naked Kitchens. I had included their kitchens on the blog a couple of times – in particular the fabulous green Ladbroke pictured below – and when they contacted…

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