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The Househunter: Five Bedroom Family Home

14th January 2022
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Right we’re going aspirational for this week (after last week’s post on how to add character) but I’ve chosen this one because I think there is value in it for everyone and we will be focusing on the downstairs rather than the numerous bedrooms. And to those who have asked for a wider variety of…

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The Future of the Sustainable Home and Office

12th January 2022
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cork stools by oyoy via amara

I know that many (most?) of you are interested in sustainability and trying to live in a more eco-friendly way so today I thought I would share this report on the future of the sustainable home and office which has been put together by Springwise and Aritco (a London-based global innovation intelligence platform for positive…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms with Tiles

10th January 2022
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ric rac by bert and may and samantha todhunter design studio

Morning all! I think it was interesting to note that while the overwhelming feeling was that last Friday’s househunter was useful the pictures weren’t inspiring and this has always been my dilemma with that slot – either you can have lovely images which might fire the imagination, or you can have words that might help,…

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The Househunter: a modern two bedroom flat

7th January 2022
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Firstly, thank you all so much for your comments and suggestions on the last post. All duly noted and I will try to answer as many dilemmas as I can. So starting as requested for today’s Househunter I have found a small flat. The issue is often that I don’t want to be unkind about…

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Happy New Year

5th January 2022
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hotel design by owldesignlondon photo by rachael smith styled by stylingalifelessordinary

Hello and Happy New Year. It may be too late to say that but, since I haven’t spoken to you for a couple of weeks I’m going with it as a first greeting. And, on that note (firsts) can I say first of all thank you so much for all your Christmas comments. It brings…

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Happy Christmas TO YOU ALL

17th December 2021
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Firstly I would like to thank you all – regular readers and passersby –  for all your visits to The Mad House this year. This blog would be nothing without you and your regular contributions – via the comments, your conversations with each other and the community that has built up – mean so much…

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Christmas Shopping: So Beautiful so Eco

13th December 2021
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While many people claim not to want presents feeling they have enough and others feel it hard to justify asking for more “stuff” I have to say I love both the buying and the giving and, yes, the getting, so perhaps the answer lies in buying presents that won’t add to the landfill overload (see…

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Christmas Presents Under £60

10th December 2021
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Wave Vessels £49.00

While this is the anniversary of us moving into this house – two dilapidated flats with no key for the meter, a boiler that needed mending (good luck with that just before Christmas) followed by a bust loo and a snowstorm (so cold we slept in our coats) no-one actually buys a house this close…

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Christmas Shopping: Supporting Small Businesses

8th December 2021
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ribbed kaanch flower vase from birdie fortescue

It’s more important than ever to support small businesses and since I have, for once, managed to post this early in the month there is plenty of time to allow for slower shipping and nicer working conditions for those who are selecting, wrapping and delivering what you have bought. Last year I posted a Directory…

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