Househunter

The Househunter: Room by Room

3rd August 2018

This cottage in Cornwall proved one of the most popular househunter posts so far this year along with a modern classic designed by Alison and Peter Smithson, who have been described as the among the most influential architects of the 20th century. Both houses are completely different but there are ideas and inspiration to be…

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Is Your Pendant Light Fit For Purpose?

2nd August 2018
sphere pendant light from westelm

This is a post about how to get pendant lighting right. It was first published back in January but it’s one of those house decorating issues that affects so many of us and yet so many of us do nothing about it. Pendant lights can be very beautiful and very useful when they are in…

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If You Buy One Thing….

31st July 2018

Make it a Stelton Coffee Pot… I’ve had mine for so long (eight years) that I completely forgot this was a thing that I should tell you about but someone left a comment the other day asking where the coffee pot that looks like a duck with eyes and a beak came from and I…

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10 Beautiful Rooms: The Truth About Trends

30th July 2018

Trends are funny things. On the one hand we are all telling ourselves not to follow them and that they don’t matter and we should buy only what we like so we will love it forever. And I utterly stick by that for the more gimmicky end of the spectrum – the flamingos, pineapples and…

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Househunter

The Househunter: Room by Room

27th July 2018

Ok I’m done. I’m officially over this weather. Not while I have to work and function and think about anything more taxing than where the next drink/meal/book is coming from. So this house has been chosen purely because when I saw the first picture on the site (which is the second one here) I immediately…

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365 Objects Of Design

If You Buy One Thing…..

26th July 2018
faux fern from rockett st george at kws madabouthehouse.com

Make it this faux palm from Rockett St George…. I’ll tell you why in a minute. But first: When I started this blog, way back in 2012 I did a certain amount of research before I began: Google: What is a blog? Google: Where do I get one? Google: How do I upload an image?…

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My Kitchen Makeover

24th July 2018
Enid's House for JJ Locations

I’ve been wanting to share the kitchen makeover with you for weeks but I had to wait until the photographer had been to take pictures. I have done a few myself but sometimes you need a wide angle lens so you can see the whole space and how it all fits together. Now, as many…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

23rd July 2018

Good Morning and I hope you are all well. Warm innit? Just when you think it might start to cool down and think that it can’t possibly go on any longer, the forecasters announce another week of it. I’m not complaining – much – but I will say that it’s much easier to deal with…

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365 Objects Of Design

Bathroom Trends: Colour is Back

19th July 2018

Now brace yourselves because this one is going to be controversial. Yes, it’s true. There is a gradual move towards bringing back the coloured bathroom suite. But hang on. DON’T PANIC at the back there – it’s not going to be about the 1970s which involved a peach corner bath and a shag pile carpet…

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Five Quick Tips To Get Your Decorating Started

17th July 2018
enid's house for jjlocations

There are certain things that are the same for all houses/flats/palazzi when you move in and today I thought I would share some of those ideas to get you started if you have a new project involving either the whole building or just one room. It’s about getting the foundations right so the rest will…

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