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Six of the Best Autumn Throws

18th October 2018

Well it’s definitely the weirdest Autumn I can remember – one minute everyone’s shouting that they want the heating on and the next it’s t-shirt weather. And I know that October can be changeable, but it’s not usually this extreme. Anyway, if we’re settling into a pattern of warm days and cold nights (it’s like…

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Watt the LED is a Lumen: Lighting explained

16th October 2018
capsule alas light by 2LG at Cameron Design House. Prices start at £2,600

It doesn’t matter how many light bulbs you currently have in your house – I have three boxes of the damn things – it is a truth universally acknowledged that you haven’t got one to fit that light that just blew. And if, by some miracle, you do have one that fits the socket, the…

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10 Beautiful Rooms: A Colour Story

15th October 2018

And here we are again – Monday morning and ready to wander round this week’s selection of beautiful rooms. Now after last week’s pale and interesting look I thought I would explore a more saturated colour palette this week. So see what you think of these. Sometimes we forget that a monochrome palette doesn’t just…

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10 Beautiful Rooms: The Light Side

8th October 2018
pale walls and copper cupboards by Em Gurner via made.com

Now I’m not saying that the fashion for dark interiors is over. But I am going to say that its dominance is perhaps beginning to wane. That it’s having to move over to make room for its lighter cousin. Suddenly I feel like I’m seeing lots of light walls and warm colours and it looks…

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Abigail Ahern Collaborates With Hillarys Blinds

2nd October 2018
AbigailAhernxHillarys lucien dust curtains and blind with collette amour fringe

Abigail Ahern, famous for her dark, moody interiors and masculine maximalism, has collaborated with Hillarys blinds to create a collection of 19 curtain and blind fabrics in a partnership that is, on the surface, surprising to both of them. But it really works and I congratulate both of them on a project which has taken…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

1st October 2018

And it’s October already. Some of you will have received my newsletter, which I hope you are enjoying. Anyone who missed it can sign up here for either monthly (newsletter) or daily (blog) updates and I will try not to double up on news. Last week I visited the home of Abigail Ahern, who has…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

24th September 2018
shot by @beautifulhomesinthenorth of @morningsinmorningside

Good morning everyone and I hope you all had lovely weekends. I can’t believe Monday has come around again so fast bookmarked as it is by our weekly strolls through beautiful rooms. I often start out trying to find you a trend or a theme but then I get distracted by the rooms themselves and…

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How to Create a Trend-proof Bathroom

18th September 2018

Fashions come and go but when it comes to interior design we don’t want to be changing things every season. And, as much as we might like to be aware of the trends, we don’t want to pick something for our homes that looks completely out of date two years later. One way to get…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

17th September 2018
beautiful styling by sally denning

Happy Monday to you all – at least to those that are reading this on a Monday. For the rest of you – hi! Are you ready to take a stroll through 10 beautiful rooms – the pick of the week on instagram and some of my favourite feeds that you might want to follow.…

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