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The Househunter: An Actual Castle

1st October 2021
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I believe the expression for this week would be Go Big or Go Home. Believe it or not I started off looking for homes with beams as I featured a couple on Monday when we were discussing Autumn shades and I know that beams and low ceilings is something that many of you have to…

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Monday Inspiration: Cosy tones for Autumn

27th September 2021
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wallpaper by little greene

There’s no doubt that Autumn is my design season. I wear her warm sludgy colours all year round and my house is full of soft pinks and plums with deep chocolate and warm cream tones with, yes, the occasional splash of ochre (this is creeping in more) and, in one or two places, the odd…

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The Househunter: A four Bedroom Victorian Townhouse (like you’ve never seen one before)

24th September 2021
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Usually, when you are househunting, you might tick four beds, period, townhouse and prepare to scroll through dozens of similar (and familiar looking) houses all of which you like (they are literally ticking your boxes) but with no surprises. Then this comes up. And yes it’s a four bedroom Victorian townhouse – you’re familiar with…

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A Very British Lighting Brand

22nd September 2021
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Original btc Drop 3

It’s one thing to read about a brand on their website but another to visit their factory and really get a feel for what goes into the products. It’s well over a year since I teamed up with Original BTC and, as their new collection drops, I was finally able to travel to the Potteries…

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Monday Inspiration Chalky Blues and Greens

20th September 2021
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After last Monday’s unexpected (for me at least) look at incorporating yellow accents into the home, followed by its inclusion on the list of trends last week’s podcast, I thought I’d stay with colour this week for our weekly wander through some beautiful rooms in search of inspiration for our own. Before we start though…

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Top Ten Trends for 2022

16th September 2021
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farrow and ball colours of the year 2022 schoolhouse white image by JAMES MERREL

It’s the last podcast of the current series and today we are talking about the top ten trends following the announcement of the Dulux Colour of the Year. Remember you don’t have to follow trends unless they are right for you and this is partly why we have identified 10 as they range from pale…

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Monday Inspiration: Yellow Accents (trend alert)

13th September 2021
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Some of us are clinging onto summer while some of us are eyeing cosy jumpers and woolly socks and are ready to move into the new season. For me this is one of those “how it started… how it’s going” posts. As regular readers will know I have traditionally not been a fan of yellow.…

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