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365 Objects Of Design

365 Objects Of Design

Rugs by Wendy Morrison

13th March 2019
leopard florals by wendy morrison

I’m excited to tell you about these rugs as I had a small, tiny, hand in the thinking behind them. Last year Wendy Morrison, a hugely talented designer with a background in fashion, wrote to me and asked if I would like to have one of her rugs for my bedroom. Now I don’t accept…

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Five of the Best: Foxed Mirrors

28th February 2019
foxed mirror from antique mirror company

I have written before how about mirrors are an essential feature of any room – especially one that is small and dark – as they will bounce the light around and make the space look bigger. But I also don’t like modern mirrors to be too big as they can give the impression that you…

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Object of Design: Curved Chest of Drawers

19th February 2019
vivien 6 drawer dresser from westelm

When I started writing this blog, way back in 2012 – which is about 100 years ago in internet terms – I decided that one of the best ways to guard against giving up was to write every single day. In order to do that I needed a series; something that would give me a…

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Painted Furniture: Do’s and Don’ts

12th February 2019

Now I’ll be interested to see what you think of today’s post. Before you judge have a little scroll up and down of the images. And then I’ll admit that I’ve had something of a change of heart on this subject. Yes we’re going to talk about painted furniture. I have always been fiercely anti.…

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How to Mix Modern with Period in Interiors

6th February 2019
Bo Concept Immola chair covered in corduroy fabric at madaboutthehouse.com

Today’s Wednesday Ad Break is the second (and final) post in collaboration with the Danish Company BoConcept. They offer a free design service and one of the most commonly asked questions is how to mix their contemporary furniture with the period stuff that you might already own and I thought it would be really helpful…

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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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