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House Tour: Laura Jackson

19th September 2019
laura jackson bathroom

This week on the podcast we visited a house that is, or will be, done up in the style of my dreams. Supper Club host Laura Jackson is midway through the renovations of her East London home and is a firm believer in buying nothing new unless you absolutely have to. To that end she…

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Monday Inspiration: Mad About The Bathroom

16th September 2019
Kate Watson-Smyth takes a look at bathroom design and how to take inspiration and adapt it for your space. A classic background of mostly white but the freestanding bath has been painted in a deep plum colour. And you could change this if you got bored. The black chandelier is the real focal point in this bathroom. #bathroomdesign #freestandingbath #madaboutthehouse

It’s a shorter post this week (will anyone notice or mind?) as this weekend has been spent taking the 18yo to his new home at university. I was completely fine about him going until two days before when he texted me and asked me out to lunch. And I had to work. And it really…

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Dulux Colour of the Year 2020

12th September 2019
dulux colour of the year 2020 tranquil dawn

With the new season comes a raft of new stuff from furniture to fashion and all of them wearing their new colours. This week saw the annual Colour of the Year announcement by Dulux. I have been writing about this since 2014 and in that time we have seen teal, copper blush, cherished gold, denim…

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The Househunter: A Study in White

6th September 2019

Still keeping that back to school feeling today as it there are new houses on the market at this time of year as well as collections of clothes and furniture and shoes and, well, pretty much everything really. It’s like Spring with everything blossoming forth in an explosion of newness. So I thought we would…

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How To Revamp Your Home Without Spending Any Money

3rd September 2019
Kate Watson-Smyth looks at how you can instantly update your home without spending money. Her bedroom's pale pink walls features a gallery wall which she has been slowly growing. One of her tips is to move pictures around or re-arrange a gallery wall or swap art from upstairs to down so you can see it more. #gallerywall #pinkbedroom #madaboutthehoue

It never goes away does it? That feeling that somehow September is the proper start to the new year. I mean of course we all know that technically it’s January, but for anyone who has children and, I’m willing to bet, those that don’t but whose lives were governed by the rhythm of the school…

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Monday Inspiration: New Season

2nd September 2019
A look at the new season with some Monday inspiration from Kate Watson-Smyth. Brighten up a space with a bold splash of yellow, the classic roll-top bath has been given a modern update. #yellowbath #bathroom #madaboutthehouse

And we’re back. Happy September everyone. Are you ready? I’m sure the parents among you are desperate for term to start again. It’s bittersweet for us this year as the 18yo will be off to university in a couple of weeks which is both a proud and a tearful moment. For everyone else ( and…

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Monday Inspiration: Pale Neutrals

26th August 2019
pale neutrals and plants via the modern house

Thought it would be nice to revisit these lovely calming neutrals for this bank holiday Monday. And the physics GCSE? He passed! You know, of course, the saying that for every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction? Actually maybe I only know that because I have a 15yo studying physics GCSE, but, that…

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THE HAPPINESS SURVEY (PODCAST NOTES)

22nd August 2019
Kate Watson-Smyth takes a look at visualiser apps and in particular the Topps Tiles allows you configure your room with tiles, like a classic emerald square design for the shower and a hexagon design for the floor make a elegant combination #madaboutthehouse # tiledbathroom #toppstiles

This week on The Great Indoors podcast we reviewed the new tv show Interior Design Masters, presented by Fearne Cotton, click here for her house tour, discussed the power of statement walls and floors and also investigated a new report into happiness in the home, which threw up some surprising results. First up the show.…

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