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Don’t Move Improve: London’s Best Home Extensions

30th November 2018

This week we’re taking a different approach as New London Architecture (NLA) has just announced its shortlist for this prestigious design award to find the best home extensions in the capital, and I thought you might like to see some of the entrants as it could give you ideas for your own work. There are…

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Getting Ready for December

28th November 2018

Good Morning and welcome to Wednesday Ad Break. This week I have collaborated with Next on a post about getting ready for Christmas. Too soon? It’s just under a month people, we need to face up to this now. Of course, I’m sure many of you are way ahead with present buying and list-making but…

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A Guide to Christmas Gift Guides

27th November 2018

It’s time. It can no longer be avoided. December is imminent and it’s time to face up to the Christmas shopping. Last year I published guides to presents based on the room they might go in. This was because, as I said then, I object to being classified as the fat female foodie, or the…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

26th November 2018
milan airbnb by ilse crawford via costanza milano

Last week I showed you a picture of some wonderful green wallpaper by Divine Savages that had been fixed above some dark green tiles and then suddenly I kept seeing gorgeous green tiles everywhere. And now it’s all I want. Watch out downstairs loo, this time I am really coming for you. Have a look…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

23rd November 2018

I’m only showing you this one because the Mad Husband has actually vetoed us buying it and moving there and so if I can’t have it then one of you must…. It was a totally irrational thing – as falling in love often is. I have never before wanted this style of house but something…

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House Tour: Creating A Master Bedroom En Suite

22nd November 2018

We have lived in this house for eight years now and it’s fair to say that it has undergone a number of changes. This is partly down to the nature of my job and partly down to getting it wrong. Although perhaps there is no “wrong” maybe we should just call it changing my mind.…

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365 Objects Of Design

Five Best Folding Chairs

20th November 2018
flapps folding chair by ambivalenz

Because sometimes, at this time of year, you might have extra people round the dining table. Or the odd unexpected guest. Or you normally have only two people at the table and suddenly there are six. And who’s got room to store chairs all over the place? In the past I’ve had them doubling up…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

19th November 2018
fireplace and image by jamb.co.uk

It’s reached that time of year when time seems to speed up. It’s like the beginning of the holidays when the first three days seem to float gently past and you think you will live forever like that drifting from lazy mornings to lazy afternoons and evenings and then as soon as you have fully…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

16th November 2018

Right I’ve found a corker for you this week and I think you’ll like it too, so I thought we would take the time to have a proper old mosey round. It’s a classic London Victorian terrace, which is actually very similar to mine from the outside (although prettier) and, in case it helps it’s…

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