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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

21st January 2019
devol kitchen with tiles from floors of stone sister company

For our round-up of beautiful rooms this week I started off with this divine tiled floor from Devol kitchens and then fell down a bathroom rabbit hole so that is where we will end up. Coming? If I was ever going to replace my kitchen floor, and I’m a long way off being able to…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

14th January 2019
the tivoli cinema bath by @runforthehillslondon

Starting off with dark and moody since as much as pale interiors are coming back into vogue, I will always love a dark space. This is, believe it or not, the newly refurbished Tivoli cinema in Bath which was been done by incredibly talented Run For The Hills and if I lived in Bath I…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

7th January 2019
knightsbridge bed from sofa.com with walls in bone china by little greene paint company

Is that it? Is the coast clear? Have they finally gone back to school? Is the house silent? Are you secretly relieved to be back at work? I thought so and it’s ok to say it out loud. I always used to say that my holidays began when the school term started which isn’t exactly…

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New Year’s Resolutions

1st January 2019
via Pearl Lowe

Happy New Year! Shall I whisper? How’s the head? I just thought that if you were dropping by The Mad House today you might like to see some of the Interiors New Year’s Resolutions which also contain some valuable advice. So I’ll just leave this here while you get another cup of coffee. I’ll see…

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Interiors Trends 2019

28th December 2018
warm neutrals by Bianca Hall of French for Pineapple

Oh I know we all say that trends aren’t for following and we should ignore them and only buy what we love and will love for ever, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a look. And given that the shops will likely be full of these things in 2019 we may as well be…

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Happy Christmas

24th December 2018
twas the night before christmas

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a Merry Holiday. Thank you all for your support this year. It’s been  so wonderful to connect with so many of you over the last 12 months. And for the blog to receive its no 1 ranking once again is down to all of you reading and…

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Where To Donate

20th December 2018

When the boys were small I used to do a frantic clear out before Christmas to make room for the deluge of new stuff that was about to arrive. Out went the toys that were no longer played with, the clothes that were too small, the broken bits of plastic tat. The 15yo was always…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

17th December 2018
image of @mizzknits tree via @comedowntothewoods

So we’re still not quite there yet but it feels like the build-up has been going on for so long doesn’t it? Imagine what it feels like if you’re five. It must be unbearable. In that spirit I have decided not to show you 10 more beautiful Christmas rooms but to revisit some of my…

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Podcast Notes Episode 6: Is Expensive Paint Worth It?

13th December 2018
pink and blue hallway by Sophie Robinson

And here it is. Episode 6 is up and ready to download and here’s a summary of what we discussed. In this show, the last of the series, we spoke about how to plan the hallway, whether expensive paint is worth the money, and three interiors books that would make great Christmas presents. Is Expensive…

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