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The Househunter: A stunning warehouse conversion

25th September 2020
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Time for a full on fantasy Friday I think. If the week’s news has got you down then come on over and let’s go for a poke around this fabulous, huge warehouse conversion and you can imagine filling it with all your fantasy furniture and family as well. And speaking of being down, I found…

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House Tour with cookery writer Skye McAlpine

24th September 2020
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vintage dresser at the home of skye mcalpine by madaboutthehouse.com

Regular visitors may remember that I visited Skye McAlpine’s London flat a couple of years ago just as she put it on the market – remember those gorgeous plaster pink walls and open shelving? Last week I was thrilled to visit her again, this time in her new house that she gutted and completely redecorated…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

21st September 2020
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via wanderinginteriors @lumikello__’s apartment

Never never never would I have thought to paint the ceiling of a pale pink room in pale blue, but the the other day I was lying on our bed in our pale pink bedroom looking out of the window of the blue sky and thinking how pretty it was and then this turned up…

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The Househunter: Open Plan Living in a Victorian Terrace

18th September 2020
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It was a tricky choice this week – between the incredible folly conversion extension which was lovely to look at and the house that might give you some proper tips and ideas for your own spaces. The latter won out. This week. So it’s a three bedroom Victorian terrace in Bath that is on the…

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Shop Vintage for Second Hand September

17th September 2020
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joe colombo 4867 chairs for kartell via the peanut vendor

We may already be halfway through the month but did you know it was second-hand September – an Oxfam campaign to ask people to shop secondhand for the whole month to prevent some of the 13 million clothing items that end up in landfill every week. Shall we pause and read that again. Thirteen.Million.Every.Week. Now…

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Styling A Home Office with La Redoute

16th September 2020
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dilletta folding console table from la redoute in oak

This Wednesday’s Ad Break (paid collaboration) is with La Redoute, a company I have worked with every year for about six years now and am always happy to recommend their products. This year we have made a  video answering some of your questions about creating the red thread and how to plan your lighting and…

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Dulux Colour of the Year 2021

15th September 2020
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dulux brave ground expressive palette

So then this Brave Ground shade which is the Dulux Colour of the year 2021, which caused much consternation before it was swiftly followed by the deep plum which was revealed as the Graham & Brown Coty. I said I would come back to it as I have covered it every year since Denim Drift…

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Monday Inspiration: Chequerboard Floors

14th September 2020
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chequered floor via the modern house

Podcast listeners will know that on last week’s episode Sophie and I had a discussion about where trends will come from in the absence of trade shows (currently taking place online) and the fact that many of us are no longer strolling past high street windows and past showrooms. Maybe this is where instagram and…

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The Househunter: A Gorgeous Victorian Maisonette

11th September 2020
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Regular visitors to these pages may recognise some of these rooms which are the work of one of my favourite interior designers, Emilie Fournet, who worked on this three bedroom maisonette which is now for sale via Savills. I know –  two interior designed properties in as many weeks and this one should definitely provide…

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