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10 Beautiful Rooms

17th December 2018
image of @mizzknits tree via @comedowntothewoods

So we’re still not quite there yet but it feels like the build-up has been going on for so long doesn’t it? Imagine what it feels like if you’re five. It must be unbearable. In that spirit I have decided not to show you 10 more beautiful Christmas rooms but to revisit some of my…

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Podcast Notes Episode 6: Is Expensive Paint Worth It?

13th December 2018
pink and blue hallway by Sophie Robinson

And here it is. Episode 6 is up and ready to download and here’s a summary of what we discussed. In this show, the last of the series, we spoke about how to plan the hallway, whether expensive paint is worth the money, and three interiors books that would make great Christmas presents. Is Expensive…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

10th December 2018
black windows for alexanderwhitesthlm

Morning, morning and welcome to a Christmas-free zone this week. It wasn’t a deliberate choice so much as feeling that I’m seeing trees and sparkles wherever I look at the moment and I thought it might be nice to have a little respite from that. Also the recognition that not everyone celebrates it, and finally,…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

3rd December 2018
bedroom belonging to Pearl Lowe

Welcome to this week’s edition of 10 Beautiful Rooms and the best of this week’s instagram, and yes we are, so far, resisting the Christmas decorations for another week. Today is all about warm and cosy spaces and, it turns out, quite a lot of fabulous bedrooms. But while you wander through these kitchens, I…

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Don’t Move Improve: London’s Best Home Extensions

30th November 2018

This week we’re taking a different approach as New London Architecture (NLA) has just announced its shortlist for this prestigious design award to find the best home extensions in the capital, and I thought you might like to see some of the entrants as it could give you ideas for your own work. There are…

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Getting Ready for December

28th November 2018

Good Morning and welcome to Wednesday Ad Break. This week I have collaborated with Next on a post about getting ready for Christmas. Too soon? It’s just under a month people, we need to face up to this now. Of course, I’m sure many of you are way ahead with present buying and list-making but…

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A Guide to Christmas Gift Guides

27th November 2018

It’s time. It can no longer be avoided. December is imminent and it’s time to face up to the Christmas shopping. Last year I published guides to presents based on the room they might go in. This was because, as I said then, I object to being classified as the fat female foodie, or the…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

26th November 2018
milan airbnb by ilse crawford via costanza milano

Last week I showed you a picture of some wonderful green wallpaper by Divine Savages that had been fixed above some dark green tiles and then suddenly I kept seeing gorgeous green tiles everywhere. And now it’s all I want. Watch out downstairs loo, this time I am really coming for you. Have a look…

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House Tour: Creating A Master Bedroom En Suite

22nd November 2018

We have lived in this house for eight years now and it’s fair to say that it has undergone a number of changes. This is partly down to the nature of my job and partly down to getting it wrong. Although perhaps there is no “wrong” maybe we should just call it changing my mind.…

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