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Monday Inspiration: The Green Room

27th January 2020
image via @gubiofficial With its timeless elegance, distinctive style and unique multi-functionality, the Multi-Lite Pendant Interior project by @yodezeen_architects ​Image via @shinebraga

Feeling all the greens at the moment and there is so much of it about – in shades not just the trend-led mint – that I thought we would have a little wander through five beautiful rooms that have made it a highlight. Green is also great for a Monday. It’s calming and inspires creativity.…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

24th January 2020

I’m sucker for a black clad building and while I sense this one might divide opinion it’s so different from what, I assume, most of us live in that I wanted to take a tour to see what we all think. It’s in Broadstairs, Kent, and is on the market with The Modern House for…

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Trends from the Trade Shows: Paris Maison et Objet 2020

21st January 2020
saparella sofa reissued in corduroy by ligne roset with fluted glass donut table

Now for all I say that you shouldn’t follow trends slavishly – but only if you like them, it’s still interesting to see what’s out there. Last week the trade juggernaut rolled into Paris for Maison et Objet, having already been in Cologne and Stockholm the weeks before.  It’s not so much of a trend…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms The Stripes Edition

20th January 2020
zig zag walls by Anna Jacobs Art

Today’s Beautiful Rooms post comes to you full of stripes following an afternoon at the Bridget Riley exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in London yesterday afternoon. Although she is best known for her black and white paintings of the 1960s (which, said the 16yo, made his eyes go “weird” the most interesting (for me at…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

17th January 2020

A lovely little two bedroom Art Deco flat for you this week which is on the market with The Modern House for £450,000 and is located in south east London. The vendors have renovated throughout but remained sensitive to the original 1930s features. The flat is on the ground floor on the corner of the…

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News: Colours and new releases for 2020

16th January 2020
farrow and ball duck green

Now I know I posted about my interior trend predictions for 2020 last week, but at this time of year, the inbox is flooded with emails from brands talking what they are actually selling and launching in the months ahead so I thought we would have a look at a couple of them today. This…

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9 Tips for Mixing Furniture Styles

14th January 2020

It is a truth universally acknowledged (is that the best and most adaptable line ever written?) that most of us don’t buy all our furniture in one go. Even in a newly built, newly renovated, house there will always be pieces that have come from previous homes or previous lives (not always just our own).…

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Monday Inspiration: Warm Neutrals

13th January 2020
cream and brown tones by claire menary at redchurch townhouse

Last week’s beautiful rooms post was all about using strong colours, so this week I have swung the pendulum back the other way – because there is no right or wrong answer – to look at some gorgeously pared back interiors full of natural materials and textures and all of which I find incredibly restful…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

10th January 2020

For anyone who has spent the first full working week of the decade wishing they could retreat back into peace and quiet I present this gorgeous former chapel near Aldeburgh in Suffolk. The single room building is on the market with The Modern House for £95,000. Continuing the fantasy getaway theme the garden is full…

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