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365 Objects Of Design

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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Christmas Gift Guide: Home Office

18th December 2018

And so to the final gift guide for the season and possibly my favourite one of all – the home office. This is partly because I’m a stationery geek but also because it’s the one room where you really might use all of the products everyday and, by doing so, be more productive. So this…

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Christmas Gift Guide Room by Room: The Kitchen

6th December 2018
faux fern from rockett st george at kws madabouthehouse.com

Now we better get one thing clear before we start on this room. Christmas is about buying things for people that they might want or like but wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves. And that doesn’t mean hoovers, or mops or, even, oven gloves – and you know who you are and you know you are…

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