Mad About The House

Mad About The House: The Furniture

It's here! And yes that deserves an exclamation mark. My collection of furniture for is now online and available for purchase. Check.Me.Out. It all started a couple of years ago when I saw that MADE had collaborated with both Living etc and Elle Decoration and, never one to miss an opportunity, I thought worraboutme? So

My Top Ten Interior Design Tips #1

SOMETHING NEW SOMETHING OLD SOMETHING BLACK  SOMETHING GOLD This little mantra for my top ten interior design tips came about after I realised that this is, in fact, something I tend to do in every room and I think it works. Something new: there's always something new, just make sure it isn't everything. In my

My Top Ten Interior Design Tips

Yesterday I gave a talk at the madepresents event in East London. It was great to hang out on their armchairs - I have now sat in most of them -  and I can also tell you that their cushion game is STRONG. Look at these gorgeous ones by Emily Humphrey. I might have to

The Flatpack Survival Guide… The Missing Pages

Missing Pages by Special Projects
The flatpack furniture producers of the world would have you believe that you can add a beautiful piece of affordable furniture to your home simply by following a few simple instructions. They think that you will be so pleased by the saving produced by not having to pay a factory to assemble your new bed,

Selfridges launches its first homeware range

Charlene Mullen for Makers for Selfridges. The mug is £18 So yesterday we were at the bottom of the high street and today we are at the top end with the news that Selfridges has launched its very first homeware range: Makers for Selfridges. The London store approached Friends & Co, a design and architecture

The Collection by Argos

Well if you've read the headline then yes, it really is. When this email fell out of my inbox I thought it would be high street but sort of "high" high street, if you see what I mean. And I'm sure the store wouldn't mind if I said I was staggered when I realised where

Mad About The House: A House Tour

When we last spoke on Friday, I left you poking around two very different houses; one old and one new. Then on Friday evening I put my glad rags on and went to the Vuelio Blog Awards where The Mad House was nominated for best interior design blog. I wasn't expecting win anything as, er,

The Househunter

You know it's the weekend when it's time to poke around some other people's houses and so here we are. No Black Friday deals on these ones sadly, but there might be some ideas to steal. This first property, a two bedroom split level apartment in The Pioneer Centre, south east London, was described by

New Shop Discovery: Perch & Parrow

sliver and navy console table from perch and parrow
I first noticed this store when it started popping up on my instagram feed and when I got round to investigating I liked it very much and thought you might too. I have already made recommendations to a couple of clients so here goes for the rest of you. silver and navy console table from

Vintage Wooden Desk

antique elm desk from design vintage
antique elm desk from design vintage I am drawn to this vintage wooden desk again and again and, in the absence of finding anywhere to put it in my own house, have decided to share it with you. I know - generous aren't I! Don't worry I don't always keep things to myself, I just

A Guide to Buying Art Online

It's a tricky thing buying art and one that I have steered clear of until now as it's so subjective, but there are certain guidelines and tips that apply to everyone, whether you're adding to an extensive collection or just want something to hang above the sofa. It's even trickier if you're buying art online