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My Seven Design Principles

1st April 2021
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Perch light by umut yamac for moooi

Everyone will have different “rules” and I stick that word in inverted commas because they may be your personal rules, they may simple be a set of guidelines you like to stick to to ensure you get your space right for what you need. Think of them more as a set of principles; when they’re…

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10 Tips for Buying Furniture Online

30th March 2021
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fabric by sanderson

The last year has shown many of us that if we want new stuff we have to buy it online. With all but non-essential shops shut it has become the only way to get hold of anything whether it’s kitchen supplies, new shoes or even sofas. Now many of us were already shopping online and…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

29th March 2021
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poochi wallpaper by divine savages in creme

A riot of pattern and colour for you this week – well mostly – and if there’s no pattern and not much colour then there’s texture. So important, so often overlooked. Let’s dive in with this wonderful floral wallpaper: This pattern, which comes in seven colourways and includes an indoor velvet and a linen, an…

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The Househunter: A One Bed flat in West London

26th March 2021
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Some of you will recognise this room as belonging to the hugely successful designer Sophie Ashby (who I interviewed on these very pages a while back). This one bedroom flat, which is located in the former BBC Television centre, is now on the market and I thought you might like to have a look. It’s…

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New: Cox & Cox launch their own paint range

24th March 2021
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Many of you will be familiar with Cox & Cox, a homewares brand that has featured on these pages many times since the blog launched nearly 10 years ago. Today, for my Wednesday Ad Break, I have teamed up with them to tell you about their paint collection which has expanded this week to include…

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From My Radar to Yours: What’s new in Interiors

23rd March 2021
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broste copenhagen pam table in recycled paper via Amara

So what’s new? Well, it turns out, quite a lot. With news on the sustainable front too. But before we get into that, thank you so much for your kind and supportive comments yesterday. A couple of early nights and things always seem much better. Although I fear the lockdown madness may have got to…

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Meanwhile one year later…

22nd March 2021
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designer eva sonaike is taking part in the design for diversity webinar

Well here we are then. One year on. I remember the last time I went on the tube – to interview Orla Kiely for the podcast. I remember shutting the front door and opening it weeks later to find all the plants in the tubs in the front garden had died. And I remember the…

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The Househunter: A 16th Century Farmhouse

19th March 2021
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Now, first of all, before we get into this house a word about the house with the controversial staircase. The architect emailed me the other day to say he was loving the post and all the chat – he admitted the stairs were very Marmite – and suggested we have a chat about well, the…

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