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Wednesday Thoughts and The Anniversary of My Eco Sofa Design

12th October 2022
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Vita designed by Mad about The House and Love Your Home

Today’s post started out as rather more of a note to subscribers rather than something the casual passer-by might find useful. You found me defeated for a post, which I think we can all agree does not happen often. Ever. At all. The decorator/joiner starts next week on the bedrooms. My next book – due…

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Beautiful Rooms for a Monday

10th October 2022
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kitchen design by Karen Knox of Making Spaces

This post comes to you from deep in a pile of paint charts. Although we never really believed this sale would happen until the week it did, I had booked the decorator and joiner way back in March on the off-chance that we might need him towards the end of the year. He told us…

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The Househunter: Colour and Character in a Georgian House

7th October 2022
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Maybe it’s a week of living in grey walls, maybe a week of being surrounded by cardboard boxes, the piles of which don’t seem to be getting any smaller, or maybe it’s the fact that the carpenter is coming next week to build shelves, wardrobes and storage and I need to pick all the paint…

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New Colours for Autumn

5th October 2022
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Walls: Bamboozle No.304 and Templeton Pink No.303

I mentioned on Monday that I recently visited the Farrow & Ball factory to see their new colours. This is always an event as they only release new colours every three years but, of course the pandemic threw everything off and these are the first new shades since 2018. In addition to these 11 new…

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Inspiration for The New House

3rd October 2022
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kitchen via devol

Well we’re in. I had slightly underestimated the toll moving took and had agreed to travel to Bournemouth the following day to celebrate the launch of Farrow & Ball’s new paint colours (more on that at a later date) so while it was lovely to escape the boxes and mayhem for a night in a…

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Moving House? A New Survey Reveals Our Top Priorities.

28th September 2022
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Every now and then a survey comes along which is a really good reflection of the state of the nation and this one, from  Samsung Electronics UK, is more revealing about where we are now than it might at first appear. The company, with whom I have worked several times, asked me to be involved…

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Beautiful Rooms At Charleston House

26th September 2022
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Charleston House by Kate Watson-Smyth

As the packing boxes mount up around us and the trips to the tip become ever more frequent I was lucky to be able to take a day out last week and visit Charleston House, near Lewes, the former home of the artist and painter Vanessa Bell and her friend and lover Duncan Grant. Bell…

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Househunter: A Three bedroom maisonette

23rd September 2022
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As moving day approaches and, following a measuring up visit yesterday, I find I’m drawn to small houses and how they use the space. Is is just me or sometimes do rooms look smaller when they are half empty? Going round the new, smaller, house I suddenly felt the impact of our imminent downsize and…

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SO YOU’VE BOUGHT A HOUSE WHAT NOW?

21st September 2022
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So you’ve bought a house. Or a flat. Contracts have been exchanged, removal vans booked. What now? You may well have spent the last six months poring over paint charts (if you’re anything like me) but the truth of the matter is that the colour is the last thing you will actually choose. Partly because…

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A Quiet Post on Storage

16th September 2022
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tylko storage

Now, as regular readers will know, Friday’s post is usually about the pick of the property market. However, that relies on focusing on other people’s houses and that didn’t feel quite right today as owners may feel they would rather not appear on the blog during these strange days. And of course, I peaked too…

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