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Monday Inspiration: Colour Soaked Spaces

16th March 2020
dark walls and persian rug via @white_rabbit_living

Now before we start: a word on the virus. I feel that you come here for escapism, for home decorating advice and chat, and to see things you might want for your own homes and to be inspired. I also feel that for some of you right now that will feel inappropriate and wrong. I’m…

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The Househunter Room by Room

13th March 2020

So here we are on Friday 13th and this house seemed apt. Not least for the picture over the fireplace but also just look at the setting. Feels like the perfect place to hide away and still be able to go outside for fresh air. Built in 1980 it’s nestled in  oak woodlands in Surrey…

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Five of the Best Soap Dishes

12th March 2020

Well you know…it just seemed like it might be useful. So I just thought I’d put it out there. UPATE: Do read through to the comments for links to soap leaves (brilliant when you’re out and about and travelling) and floating soap as well as an organisation making environmentally friendly soap (plastic and paraben free)…

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All You Need To Know About Window Dressings

10th March 2020
relaxed roman blinds

That’s curtains and blinds and privacy etc. This is an edited extract from the book as well as being one of the most common questions I am asked so while I would recommend you buy the book (well I would wouldn’t I) I hope this will also address some of the questions you might have…

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Beautiful Rooms: A Dash of Mustard

9th March 2020
Kate Watson-Smyth looks at ways of injecting touches of mustard to scheme. Here a pale pink bedroom with navy headboard and side tables has the simple addition of mustard cushions to liven the scheme. #mustardaccents #madaboutthehouse #bedroom

Well now are you sitting comfortably with washed hands and ready to take our weekly stroll through some beautiful rooms. If we’re all going to be quarantined soon then we’re going to need all the inspiration we can get and I’m starting this week with a look at how a dash of mustard can just…

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The Househunter: Room by Room – Open Plan

28th February 2020

Off to the country as the sun is shining and the sky is blue ( as I write that sentence at least. Could be a different story by the time I’ve finished the next one.. and it was as it then started snowing as I was editing!). Anyway, this is a converted stable block in…

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Monday Inspiration: Navy Blue

24th February 2020
styled for @curbed shot by @paullmcraig designed by @richardsonstudiointeriors styled by @carolinedavis

I haven’t really looked at the Pantone Colour of the Year 2020 much as I’m never really sure how relevant it is, but given that I came across some lovely dark blue rooms this week and the chosen shade is called Classic Blue “suggestive of the sky at dusk” I thought we’d dive in a…

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