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The Househunter: a large family home in the north of England

9th July 2021
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This is such a handsome house I’d buy it for that alone. Generally speaking, I tend to value interiors over exteriors as it’s lovely to have a pretty house but it is more about what’s going on inside and arguably you’re better off living in the ugly house looking at the pretty one opposite but…

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How to plan a tiny bathroom (and we mean tiny)

8th July 2021
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I have shared my tiny bathroom reno on these pages before but Sophie and I discuss this in more detail on the podcast today following a recent survey revealed by our sponsor Geberit that found that the average new build bathrooom in the UK measures 4.4m square. Mine is a square 2m x 2m while…

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How to find your Interior design style

7th July 2021
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wallpaper and fabric from the new Modern Collector range at Liberty London

I have talked about this here and there and written about it in my books but it seemed like time to bring it all together in one post for those who are newly interested in their homes and struggling to sort out their style from the overwhelming amount of pictures and information that is out…

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Monday Inspiration: Why Hotel Decor is the best Inspiration

5th July 2021
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little greene masquerade

Well I don’t think we need to get Freud on board to see why I’m drawn to hotel decor at the moment but I will also say that hotel design has always been a key part of my design process. Ideally visiting but when that’s impossible then wandering round the corridors of the internet works…

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The Househunter: Georgian Living in East Yorkshire

2nd July 2021
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Oh the Georgians had all the best houses and this one, apparently, has one of the finest staircases outside London. I’m intrigued by that – is there a staircase judge? Is it a committee that has things to tick off – the width, height of the riser, fanciness of the finial (I mean spindle)? Does…

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An Interview With Philippe Starck

30th June 2021
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the new white tulip range for duravit designed by philippe starck

As you may remember I have partnered with Duravit this year to support the blog and while we are hoping to do an actual event later in the year (when the rules stop changing) I am very excited that as part of this collaboration I have landed a very rare interview with the design legend…

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Monday Inspiration: How to get the layout right

28th June 2021
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whitworth locke hotel in manchester

A random selection for you this week on the basis that while you can’t please all of the people all of the time then different readers might find different things to take away or bookmark to come back to later. Also we’re going bumper today as I found lots of things that might be useful…

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The Househunter: Romping Round The Old Manor in Somerset

25th June 2021
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As soon as I saw this fabulous Manor House in Somerset I came over all Jilly Cooper. Surely, I thought this seven bedroom property is the home of Rupert Ruttington-Brown but then I saw the price £995,000 and thought that Rupes would probably live in something three times more expensive so I think perhaps it’s…

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Colour Psychology: How Our Tastes Change With Stress

24th June 2021
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red brick wall, neon wall light, modern neutral sofa and berber style rug. The loft space at madaboutthehouse.com

Did you know that people in transitional or stressful situations will often create extreme environments around themselves, according to a white paper by a professor of colour science at Leeds University. Professor Stephen Westland, produced a report into our emotional reactions to colour for our podcast sponsor Harlequin and I have to say this line…

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On My Radar: What’s New In Interiors this Month

23rd June 2021
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green bedroom partition wall, green velvet buttoned headboard, pink linen bedding collaboration with John Lewis & Partners and Mother of Pearl and Madaboutthehouse.com

This month there is a lovely selection of newness from bedding and rugs to furniture so all in all it’s a good round up that would allow you to entirely furnish a new room or zhjujh (no I can’t spell it either but you get the idea) up the accessories in an existing one. We…

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