Browsing Category

Mad About . . .

Mad About . . .

Caesarstone: The New Brochure

17th April 2018

Last year I went to visit a house that had been designed on the basis of how our houses might look in the future – lots of smart technology  – mirrors that know what’s in our wardrobe and can suggest a top that might go with a pair of trousers – that sort of thing.…

Read More...

Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

16th April 2018
glass fronted kitchen cabinets via jjmedia wakehurst

Gooooood Mooooorning Everyone and welcome to this week’s edition of 10 Beautiful Rooms. Leaving the world of inspiration that is instagram this week and taking a look at some of the most amazing houses that are available as shoot locations. I’m so amazed and impressed by what amazing houses you all live in and the…

Read More...

Mad About . . .

Follow Your Pipe Dreams

10th April 2018
pipe dream cushion by kate watson-smyth

Now today it’s a little bit serious, but important nonetheless. I am aware, all too aware, that this blog is about turning your house into a home. Finding the finishing touches. Styling yes, but shopping mostly. And I’m aware that we can’t all afford to do that all the time or as much as we…

Read More...

Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

26th March 2018
something new something old something black and something gold image by leo holden

Happy Monday to you all. Or Tuesday if you were doing something else yesterday and are reading this on catch up as it were. Not going regional this week but just featuring some of my favourite rooms that I have seen round and about. First up is the newly decorated bedroom of photographer Leo Holden,…

Read More...

Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms: London

19th March 2018
farrow & ball inchyra blue by @restoringlansdowne

Morning and it’s Mad Monday again. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one rejoicing in the blue skies and cherry blossom on Friday, then watching in bewilderment as the hail fell in the afternoon and waking up to snow on Saturday morning. As someone quoted the poet Pam Ayers the other day: “Never mind the…

Read More...

Mad About . . .

Outdoor Living with Debenhams

15th March 2018

Way back in the mists of time – last year when winter started – Debenhams contacted me to ask if I would like to edit their outdoor living brochure for the spring/summer18 collection. It will be out in March they said. When the spring has sprung and the blossom is burgeoning on the trees. It…

Read More...