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New Shop Discovery: Kalinko

15th November 2017

Well there’s no escaping the fact that it’s nearly December and the shopping has to start sooner rather than later. Are you ready? I mean ready to start shopping rather than the actual being ready itself. That won’t happen for a while yet I’m sure. Anyway, in the interests of getting closer to that state…

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10 Rooms

13th November 2017

Starting off this week with a very beautiful house which may be familiar to some of you from Instagram – I never know how many of you are on there. It’s the Holiday House which was founded in New York by Iris Dankner, a survivor of breast cancer who set up the first house to…

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Kelly Hoppen Writes For The Blog

9th November 2017

I’m thrilled to introduce you to this month’s Guest Blogger, the self-styled Queen of Taupe Kelly Hoppen herself……. *round of applause*. Now our Kel, as she has never, ever been known, ever, doesn’t need much introduction. She has worked on everything from the Beckham’s London house to all sorts of yachts and, of course, The…

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Shopping (and filming) with eBay

7th November 2017

Earlier this summer, shortly before I filmed the house tour with The Pool which I linked to yesterday, I made a little video with eBay talking about my finds and what I have found there. It was great fun and I think it’s a pretty cool film – you can see it below or go to…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

6th November 2017
humphrey munson kitchen image by paul craig

And here we are again. Time seems to be speeding up as we race towards the end of the year doesn’t it. Certainly the Mondays are coming round very fast. We starting with a picture taken by Melanie Lissack, whose house featured in last week’s 10 Beautiful Rooms, and who too this lovely picture at…

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What Is Home: Interview with Tom Dyckhoff

1st November 2017

Home seems to be the word of the moment. Dulux referenced it when it announced its colour of the year recently and creative director Marianne Shillingford spoke at length about how, in times of uncertainty, all we want is to come home. To be home. To metaphorically hide under the duvet in a place where…

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Why Homesense Made Me Build A New Larder

31st October 2017
KWS kitchen and larder

Earlier this summer I wrote about going to Homesense for the first time and I  called it the interior shopper’s best kept secret. Many of you were incredulous that I had never been before and the comments about the amazing bargains people found filled both blog and instagram for days. Well, reader, I have to…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

30th October 2017
dark sitting room by motherhub

A week of 10 Beautiful Rooms dedicated to real spaces this week. It’s always lovely to see styled shots, and they are often very beautiful indeed for that is their purpose, but they don’t always have to deal with the reality of life and the awkward shapes that we all have and so can be…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

23rd October 2017
internal crittall windows by cherie lee interiors

It’s Monday so it must be time to look at 10 more beautiful rooms and highlight the work of talented designers, architects and photographers to inspire us all. These first two room are by Suzy MacAdam, a Dublin-based designer who began her career in California before returning to Ireland and setting up her own studio.…

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