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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

17th February 2020
mural wall by makingspaces.net

Morning to you all and I hope you are all ok after the battering from Storm Dennis over the weekend. We discovered a leak in the top bathroom which is coming down into our bedroom below but I’m not sure I can blame Dennis for it in all honesty. Fence panels and roof tiles are…

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10 Tips For Buying Vintage Furniture

11th February 2020
brass measuring cups via reclectic vintage interiors

With more and more of us thinking about where our furniture comes from and the resurgence of love for so-called brown furniture and antiques, I thought it might be timely to write a guide with tips on buying vintage. 1 There is no substitute for time spent on research. We’re all familiar with the phrase…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

10th February 2020
green walls image by @kronfoto

A visual tour of images that have caught my eye this week that might ease your start into Monday. First up this gorgeous green room in an apartment in Stockholm. Now there are many things about this scene that you think might not translate to your own home but it’s as much about the red…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

7th February 2020

Right then let’s see what you make of this. Following on from yesterday’s eco house tour in a 1960s property, this was built in 1979 and is a house that would have been screamingly unfashionable until very recently. But times have changed. As Oliver pointed out, these houses often have big square rooms and large…

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10 Things You Need to Know about Art Deco

4th February 2020
A look at all things Art Deco with Kate Watson-Smyth. The Deco Martini wallpaper in teal, gold and black by Divine Savages reflects the style and opulence of the era. #artdeco #

There’s been a lot of talk, now that we are in 2020 about the Roaring Twenties and that disintictive style of decor coming back into fashion. In fact there was a lot of chat last year about how Art Deco was one of the biggest design trends of 2019 and that looks set to continue…

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Monday Inspiration: A Georgian Apartment in London

3rd February 2020

Something a little different for you this Monday as we have a whole apartment to look around and it makes a lovely contrast to the somewhat more colourful apartment we looked at on Friday. This is an 18th century Grade II listed building that has been renovated by architecture and design studio Red Deer. Now…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

31st January 2020

There are now so many architect designed apartments at the newly redeveloped BBC Television Centre that it’s a wonder there are any left undone for the rest of us to have a go at. Designers include Suzy Hoodless, Bella Freud, Laura Fulmine and now The Waldo Works. This, like the others, is on the market…

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Trend Focus: Reeded Glass and all things Fluted

28th January 2020
A look at the recent trend for reeded glass and fluted designs with Kate Watson-Smyth. This Canaletto cabinet by Ligne Roset has a reeded glass top and a modern open cubic base. #reededglass #madaboutthehouse #interiortrends

As January is all about new stuff – from trends and trade shows – I thought it might be interesting to focus on some of the things that are coming into store and also to show you how the ideas are being incorporated into real homes. Today let’s look at reeded glass. This is one…

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