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365 Objects Of Design

Discovering La Redoute

22nd May 2019
dining room for la redoute styled by kate watson-smyth of madaboutthehouse.com

Over the last seven years of writing this blog I have been privileged to work with several companies writing about their products and styling their furniture. One that I have collaborated with on several occasions and we now have something of an ongoing partnership is La Redoute. While I have known about this French company…

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Downstairs Loo Makeover (II)

14th May 2019
wall mural by wall and deco

Welcome to the third, and final ( I hope but never say never) makeover of the Downstairs Loo. This room has never been quite right since we built it nine years ago. It’s under the stairs but we stole a bit from the kitchen and, to be honest, we didn’t quite take enough. Under the…

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Femme Fist Vase

9th May 2019

Around the time of the first Women’s March (not the first ever but the first after Trump was elected) an image of three women’s clenched fists appeared on many instagram and twitter feeds. I used it myself after discovering that it was the work of Deva Pardue, who also founded All Womankind, a design initiative…

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Five of the Best: Throws

30th April 2019
waffled navy throw from hmhome

Well I know the odds of a sunny long bank holiday weekend are slim and I know that we had one over Easter – four days of a heat so intense we could have been in Spain, but boy have we been punished for that ever since.  It’s been so cold we’ve put the heating…

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The 24 Hour Kitchen with Samsung

17th April 2019
samsung 24 hour kitchen in Milan

Last week I made a lightning trip to Milan at the invitation of Samsung to see – not just some of their appliances but also to consider – via an installation they had created in the Brera Design District – the role of the kitchen in our busy 24 hour lives. The company took over…

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New Shop Discovery: Houseof.Com

16th April 2019

It seems apt that after posting about the forthcoming trends as seen at Milan last week, I find a new interiors brand that is using all those colours to showcase its lighting collection. So this post is twofold – have a look at the lighting from houseof and check out the colours (and arches) with…

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If You Buy One Thing: Recycled Glass Vase

2nd April 2019
recycled bottle vases from rowen and wren

Now that the clocks have gone forward and we’ve all recovered from that missing hour (how can that be so hard?) the longer days and burgeoning blossom is making me desperate to bring a little of the outside in. Especially as it’s not quite warm enough (at the time of writing) to go from inside…

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Five of the Best: Rattan Chairs

26th March 2019
babbington armchair by lloyd loombabbington armchair by lloyd loombabbington armchair by lloyd loom

Now I don’t want to be too hasty about this but the sun is out and there is blossom and possible lawn-mowing in the air, so I thought I would do a little round up of rattan chairs as they feel summery, and rattan (or varieties thereof) is everywhere this season from handbags and lampshades…

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New Shop Discovery: Hone

19th March 2019
muuto yellow hallingdal sofa

Today I wanted to tell you about a new site that has launched that is geared towards making shopping easier as it helps you to search for the item you want and gathers a selection of them all together in one place so you can easily see what’s available and, crucially, not feel that you’ve…

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