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Monday Inspiration: The Red Thread

5th August 2019
wooden kitchen via stadshem

This has proved one of the most popular posts this year with many of you taking to instagram to describe your own red threads (rarely are they actually red) so I thought it might be useful to bring it back for anyone who missed it the first time around.  Some weeks ago I wrote about…

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The Househunter: A Victorian House Remodelled

2nd August 2019
pink and green via the modern house

This is still one of my favourite houses so far this year and I’m happy to post it again for you to see. It’s partly the combination of pink and green which is a current favourite but also the way it has been updated for modern living. So many city and town dwellers live in…

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What Paint to Use on Which Surface: A Guide.

1st August 2019
fireplace in rothschild st, walls in threadneedle, ceiling in FTT-002 all by Mylands

As regular readers know I take a break from blogging in August. This is partly to recharge my batteries and partly because I suspect that since I blog four times a week many of you don’t have time to read everything, or you might skip a post because it doesn’t feel relevant when it’s published…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

29th July 2019
Kate Watson-Smyth takes a look at reclaimed materials for flooring. In this victorian rectory kitchen by deVol the herringbone floor is enhanced by a 'rug' style insert of textured tiles creating interest and a focal point. #victoriankitchen #reclaimedfloor #katewatsonsmyth

Happy Monday to you all and welcome to our weekly stroll through some beautiful rooms that might give you inspiration for your own. This week we are mostly looking at reclaimed materials for floors. If I didn’t have floorboards and rugs, and if I owned my fantasy Italian house then I would definitely fill the…

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The Househunter: Room by Room: Dutch Barn Conversion

26th July 2019

Something different this week – it may well be divisive but it’s the first of its kind so worth exploring for that reason alone. It’s the first Dutch barn to be converted for residential use and it’s on the market with The Modern House for £1,200,000. What, you may ask, is a Dutch Barn? Well…

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Colour Psychology: Orange

23rd July 2019
pink and orange via @kim_dti of desiretoinspire.net

When I wrote my book I carefully created the chapter on colour psychology in order of the colours of the rainbow as that made sense in term of how to approach them. In this series for the blog they have been completely random – often turning up according to what else I was writing about…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

22nd July 2019
Kate Watson-Smyth's ideal room, featuring a soft pallette, tons of light and interesting details. White chaise longue via Amber Lewis photographed by Tessa Neustadt. #chaise #katewatsonsmyth #madaboutthehouse #softpalette

School’s out for summer then. Or out for ever in the case of the 18yo currently wandering around Sicily on a post A level trip while the nearly 16yo is taking more of a horizontal approach to his relaxation schedule. So with that in mind, here’s the first of this week’s beautiful rooms designed by…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

19th July 2019

So last week’s property had a mixed reception. Love the outside, less keen on the inside. So we’re going a little more traditional this week – more of your classically handsome well-dressed kind of thing. This is the one for me. Show me a floor to ceiling in a Georgian sitting room and I’m all…

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