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Monday Inspiration: Milan Salone 2019

15th April 2019
jo bailey for kirby design featuring eley kishimoto

Every year the interior design world gathers in Milan for the international trade show which takes place not only in eight airport hangars on the edge of the city, but also all around the central streets in pop up shops, gardens and palazzi. Nearly 500,000 people will fly in to see nearly 2,000 exhibitors and…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

12th April 2019

I’ve said it before but I do think Somerset gets, if not all, a lot of the best houses. This is a listed one in  Frome with two shops on the ground floor that is on the market with The Modern House for £1,250,000. Coming in? Monmouth House, so named because the Duke of Monmouth…

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Five Ways to Revamp Your Bathroom

11th April 2019

And so we come to the next updated part of my mini-series Five Ways to Revamp a Room (rapidly) although if you have other rooms that I haven’t featured then do get in touch in the comments below and we can always tackle spare rooms, playrooms, downstairs loos and dining rooms should you wish…. This…

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Mary Quant: Not Just A Fashion Influencer

9th April 2019
mary quant at the V&A

Now it’s rare that I stray from the path of interiors but I hope you will forgive me this one-off indulgence. Last week I was invited to the preview of a new exhibition at the V&A museum – the first ever retrospective on the fashion designer Mary Quant. Yes it’s fashion, but Quant, now 89…

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Monday Inspiration: Revamp Restyle Reveal Special

8th April 2019
revamp restyle reveal bathroom by lisa dawson

Well this is a bit of a treat. You may be aware of Revamp, Restyle, Reveal, an interior design challenge run by Bianca Hall and Lisa Dawson, two women who never stop redecorating and who run a four-week challenge for 10 bloggers getting them to makeover one room in their houses. They have sponsors who…

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Modern Icons: The Togo Sofa

3rd April 2019
image of dunbar wharf via mywarehousehome

It probably won’t have escaped your notice that the 70s are creeping back into fashion. The high street is full of earthy tones and corduroy fabric and, as I have observed many times before, where the catwalk leads the cushions will follow. Only in this case I think it’s come full circle from the cushions…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

1st April 2019
Ingredients London kitchen by devol

Monday morning and a little ode to the transformative powers of pink. It’s the new grey. I say that because, just like grey, there is a version of it that will go with every other colour on the spectrum. It’s not a girly colour (and does it matter if it is?) but a warm shade…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

29th March 2019

Staying in London this week as this lovely three bed maisonette perfectly illustrates a few of the things we have been talking about recently so I thought we would have a little nosey round. It’s on the market with The Modern House for £985,000 and has a very pretty front garden. It’s arranged over the…

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