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Phaidon: Interiors The Greatest Rooms of the Century

21st May 2019
roger de cabrol, east village loft 2014 image by David S Allee from Phaidon Interiors

When I was first trying to find a publisher for my book, my agent was told that interiors books weren’t really popular. That they didn’t sell well and they weren’t that interested in them. Well, we persevered and many of you will know how that turned out. However, there has been a bit of a…

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Monday Inspiration: Pale Neutrals

20th May 2019
pale neutrals and plants via the modern house

You know, of course, the saying that for every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction? Actually maybe I only know that because I have a 15yo studying physics GCSE, but, that aside, it’s happening in interior design at the moment. Over the last few years we have become much more confident as a…

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House Tour: Pearl Lowe

16th May 2019
devol kitchen of pearl lowe image by kate watson-smyth

The new episode of the podcast, The Great Indoors, is out today and today, for the first time, we have managed to bring you pictures and words so you can look or listen or, perhaps, do both. Sophie and I were thrilled to be invited to the Somerset home of Pearl Lowe, the singer turned…

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Monday Inspiration: For the Love of the Metro Tile

13th May 2019
star tiles by ca pietra

Morning morning to you all. It’s a five day week which feels like a bit of a shocker after the run of bank holidays doesn’t it? Anyway, after last week’s tile talk I thought I would show you a few more ideas with tiles that won’t break the bank. Because while I understand that (at…

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Bringing the Outside In with Velux

8th May 2019
kws loft with velux window

A couple of weeks ago I spent the day filming with Velux whose team flew over from Denmark to interview me for their new campaign Living Outside-In. This sprang out of a conversation I had with them earlier this year about about the importance of natural light and the current trend for plants and their…

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Meet The Designer: Lindsey Lang

7th May 2019

Last week I travelled to south London (a journey involving a bus, a tube, a train and Shank’s pony) to meet the award-winning textile and tile designer Lindsey Lang for the launch of her new range  of tiles at Domus. Regular readers and podcast listeners will know that I’m fairly decisive. I know what I…

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Monday Inspiration: The Power of Paint

6th May 2019
feature wall by dulux

Morning and happy bank holiday for those that do, you can do it for those that don’t. I wanted to talk about the power of paint today, with a few examples of people thinking about how to harness its transformative power in more unusual ways than just sticking it all over four walls. Or, worse,…

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H&M open new homewares store

25th April 2019
small glass pendant light from h&M

There was much excitement a few years ago when H&M first launched its homewares with affordable pared back designs that brought a slightly more rustic feel to the usual Scandinavian interiors fare. To begin with it was all about the small stuff – cushions and chopping boards, bedding and vases etc and then last summer…

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