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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

18th February 2019
the_indigo_house grey palette

And just like that it was half term. A quiet palette for you today as I spent last week travelling (two days in Milan ad one in Glasgow) so am feeling the need for something restful today. Fortunately it’s half term and while the boys will be doing their own thing, it does mean that…

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My Interior World: Pearl Lowe

14th February 2019
Pearl Lowe

The second in my series of questionnaires and I’m thrilled to welcome the designer Pearl Lowe into The Mad House. Read on to find out her favourite room in her house, her worst decorating mistake, and her advice to all those doing up houses. Who are you? I’m a fashion designer and wallpaper designer and…

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Beautiful Rooms: Monday Inspiration

11th February 2019
pink chairs via @houseofhipsterblog

Starting off the week with some calming neutrals and restful colours by which I mean (for me at least) some soft pinks teamed with lots of natural wood and dark accents as seen below. Now before you start asking about the ceiling, note how it matches the white painted floorboards so it all makes sense…

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Five Ways To Revamp Your Hall (Updated)

5th February 2019
hall stairs in the mad house image by James Balston

The thing about publishing as often as I do is that I’m never quite sure if everyone sees everything. Or it might be that a post that didn’t interest you at the time suddenly becomes relevant a couple of years later and, the search facility on this blog not being all that, you can’t find…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

4th February 2019
interior design by Em Gurner of Folds Inside

There has been a lot of talk about the ceiling being the fifth wall and how you shouldn’t just paint them white – well all right that last bit was mostly me, but I thought it might be fun to look at a few painted ceilings in honour of the fact that I am about…

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6 Of The Best Round Coffee Tables

31st January 2019
glass side table from rose&grey £195

Today’s post brings you six of the best round coffee tables that are around at the moment, but while looking for them I started to wonder why it’s called a coffee table in the first place? It’s fine by me as I never drink tea but why aren’t they called tea tables? I have written…

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New Series – My Interior World: Jonathan Adler

29th January 2019

Earlier this month I told you I was going to start a new series – a questionnaire for designers and experts in the field of interiorsand I’m thrilled that my first ever guest is the ceramicist and designer Jonathan Adler, whose mission is to bring modern American glamour to all and whose witty and beautiful designs…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

28th January 2019
farrow and ball treron as seen in the bathroom of Melanie Lissack

Morning, morning and the end of January is rolling round already. Buckle up, the year will move into warp speed from now on. Today,  I wanted to address this white paint issue. Those of you who read the podcast notes post  or even, hell, actually listened to it will have cottoned onto the headline about…

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