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The Househunter: Warm Neutrals

27th November 2020
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Fancy coming for a look around this two bedroom ground floor flat in north London today? It’s on the market with Mr and Mrs Clarke for £749,950 and is the first completed project of a new design studio, Studio Hallett Ike. I love this view from the garden where you can see into the kitchen…

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Why The Worktop Is The Most Important Element of your Kitchen

25th November 2020
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This week for the Wednesday Ad Break we’re going to talk about worktops as part of a collaboration with Caesarstone who make engineered quartz worktops. I posted a friend’s kitchen which has their rugged concrete tops the other day and it was my most liked Instagram post ever (see below) Which wasn’t at all miffing…

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Monday Inspiration: Six Rooms

23rd November 2020
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internal black framed glass doors through to living room with soft neutral tones. by frank & faber

Last week a friend emailed to ask for advice about her knock-through sitting room. An idea which had seemed good at the time (two small children, too many small dark rooms) was proving irritating in the new lockdown life of 2020 with two adults and two larger children all at home all at the same…

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The Househunter: A Two Bedroom Flat with South-facing Garden

20th November 2020
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Surely the dream first time buy is a two bedroom flat with a south-facing garden, although this isn’t really first time buyer prices, but, be that as it may, it’s a great example of open plan living and squeezing a lot into a small space. Coming in? It’s in Brackenbury Village, in west London (explains…

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A house tour with Fashion Designer Matthew Williamson

19th November 2020
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Matthew Williamson London home; turquoise bay windows

In this week’s episode of The Great Indoors podcast we get to nose around the London apartment of Matthew Williamson. The award-winning designer started out in fashion, creating dresses for the likes of Sienna Miller and Jade Jagger before turning his hand to interior design. As The Guardian put it: “From Fashion Star to Interior…

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2020: How our homes and habits have changed

17th November 2020
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This year has been so momentous in terms of changes to our lifestyles that everyone is doing surveys to find out what we are all thinking and doing and how we are spending our money. Listeners to the podcast will know I love a statistic, so today I thought I’d share the highlights from a…

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Beautiful Rooms: Don’t forget the ceiling

16th November 2020
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Pale pink walls and woodwork, traditional black desk and red painted wooden stool. image via les filles des fleurs image by anneline bakken

Starting this week at the top, literally, with some picture of fabulous ceilings – aka the fifth wall. Not to be forgotten. Not to be swathed in white just because that’s what one always does. So I hope these will give you inspiration and ideas and maybe tease out a little bit of bold. For,…

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Househunter: Room by Room

13th November 2020
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I was going to show you a very beautiful, very expensive, somewhat neutral house this week but given the reaction to the calming neutrals the other day, I decided against it and we shall look at this charming four bedroom maisonette which, as is so often the case, ties up a few of the themes…

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