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The Househunter: An Artist’s Studio in London

29th April 2022
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To West London and a rather fabulous three bedroom property designed by Frederick Wheeler in the 1890s to “suit the requirements of bachelor artists” and there’s so much to unpick in that sentence that all I’m going to say is that it really needs to be bought by a woman. Maybe even a woman who…

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Eco Paint: What Do You Need To Know?

28th April 2022
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glazed pantry doors by berdoulat painted in edward bulmer london brown

This week on the podcast, Sophie and I have done a fairly deep dive into eco paints. She was mostly enraged that there is no industry standard and everyone does what they want so we have looked into the subject in more depth to try and understand what’s what and what you need to know.…

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How To Make the Most of your Storage

27th April 2022
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tylko storage

I have been thinking about storage. This may not be the most arresting first line you have ever read, but it follows that if I have been thinking about it then you might have less thinking to do as I will have, hopefully, come up with some ideas that can help. Storage is, it seems…

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Beautiful Rooms: Adding Internal Doors and Windows

25th April 2022
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reclaimed doors from retrouvius - tall doors makes the space look larger and you can make the space to fit the doors

This blog has long been obsessed with the internal window. Where once it was all about crittal (or frittal – her faux sister) the look has now softened to be more about wood – where possible reclaimed. You can pick up salvage wooden doors for a reasonable price and the joy of that is that…

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The Househunter: In The Barbican

22nd April 2022
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Oh The Barbican – one of the most iconic (and I don’t use that word lightly) housing estates in the world. One that inspires love and hatred in equal measure. I have friends who dream of retiring to a flat within its Brutalist concrete walls while others dislike it with an intensity bordering on passion.…

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How to Get Your Garden Furniture Right

20th April 2022
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bubble club armchair by kartell via amara

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the trend for bringing the outdoors in when it comes to colour and pattern. We know that the colour green is on the rise, houseplants are back with a vengeance and the trend for botanical plants is massive whether you favour the Arts and…

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Easter Treats and New Things

13th April 2022
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New fabric range from Buchanan studio

Today a round up of some new things for you as Spring has sprung, the blossom is out and the (unaffordable) heating is off. So in no particular order we have new tableware, fabric, wallpaper and, well, a table actually as well as details of a chunky 25 per cent off my interiors course. Read…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

11th April 2022
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kitchen of pernille lind painted in farrow and ball cord shot for house and garden

I had my annual Spring wake-up call this week when I looked out of the landing window on the way downstairs in the morning and the huge chestnut tree, which has been nothing but a tangle of naked branches for months, is suddenly fully decked out in her green dress and bursting with life. It…

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The Househunter: Small Spaces Bold Colours

8th April 2022
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Small space living this week and it’s a new build flat in north west London by design-led developers Artform and design studio Scenesmith. At at time when many of us live in small spaces – and those of us in big houses are bound to have small rooms, this collaboration shows you that a modern…

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