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Monday Inspiration: Green and Floral

26th October 2020
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the gym at les deux gares hotel designed by luke edward hall

No I don’t think I’m done with the florals and greens yet. Must be the onset of winter. And the clocks going back. Or the continuation of living indoors. Probably all of it. It’s hardly surprising that green, the colour both of nature and creativity, is drawing us all in this year and I have…

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How We Live and Work Now

22nd October 2020
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home office designed by @home_at_brookes and built by @createescapeshome office designed by @home_at_brookes and built by @createescapes

The last six months have dramatically altered how we live. Aside from the Government’s advice, neatly summed up by Matt Lucas as Go to work. Don’t go to work, it seems that many of those who can work from home are doing so and a survey in September found that 30 per cent of adults…

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From My Radar to Yours: What’s new in interiors

20th October 2020
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colourful cushions from Osime Home

I have been meaning to start a regular news page for ages. In the absence of time to create a proper newsletter, I thought I would start a monthly round up here which will be mostly press releases and information that you might find useful – you can bookmark these pages – but also interesting…

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The Househunter: Pretty in Pink

16th October 2020
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From the candy pink of stylist Siouxsie Dickens to the pale pink of this week’s Victorian terrace I think we can safely say that pink is gaining ground as the new neutral of choice. Of course, there will always be those who default to a safe grey (and a dark grey will warm and enhance…

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10 of the best vases

15th October 2020
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recycled glass vase from zara

One of the best gifts I ever bought myself was a monthly subscription to a bunch of flowers. There have been times over the last few months when that has felt like a massive indulgence but the cancellation of my gym membership (I’m currently using the free Nike Training Club app although I will say…

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Bathroom Lighting: 10 Ways to get it right

14th October 2020
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davey lighting bathroom mini globe wall light anthracite and brass

As part of my ongoing collaboration with Original BTC and Davey Lighting, today I am writing about bathroom lighting. Gone are the days when a few spotlights in a grid on the ceiling would suffice. Now the bathroom has to be both functional and spa-like. According to a recent survey, nine per cent of us…

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Book Review: Bold British Design

13th October 2020
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Suddenly it seems that there is a raft of new interiors books so I thought I would share a few of them over the next couple of weeks as they might give your inspiration for your own spaces as well as brighten up your coffee tables or even, whisper it, work as presents as that…

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Beautiful Rooms: Monday Inspiration

12th October 2020
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Black kitchen cabinets, large windows with natural linen curtains and wooden dining table and chairs by Neptune.

A round up of pictures that have caught my eye over the last week. And one of the things that struck me, after I had decided on the final five, was that three of them are product shots and so I got to thinking… you know the rest but actually if you like SATC you…

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The Househunter: White Beachside Decor

9th October 2020
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Now it was only when I was deciding to include these two houses this week (yes a double treat) I realised that it might have been a subconscious design to create a contrast with yesterday’s post which was all about colour. Never let it be said that this blog doesn’t try to cater for all…

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