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Modern Icons: The Togo Sofa

3rd April 2019
image of dunbar wharf via mywarehousehome

It probably won’t have escaped your notice that the 70s are creeping back into fashion. The high street is full of earthy tones and corduroy fabric and, as I have observed many times before, where the catwalk leads the cushions will follow. Only in this case I think it’s come full circle from the cushions…

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If You Buy One Thing: Recycled Glass Vase

2nd April 2019
recycled bottle vases from rowen and wren

Now that the clocks have gone forward and we’ve all recovered from that missing hour (how can that be so hard?) the longer days and burgeoning blossom is making me desperate to bring a little of the outside in. Especially as it’s not quite warm enough (at the time of writing) to go from inside…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

1st April 2019
Ingredients London kitchen by devol

Monday morning and a little ode to the transformative powers of pink. It’s the new grey. I say that because, just like grey, there is a version of it that will go with every other colour on the spectrum. It’s not a girly colour (and does it matter if it is?) but a warm shade…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

29th March 2019

Staying in London this week as this lovely three bed maisonette perfectly illustrates a few of the things we have been talking about recently so I thought we would have a little nosey round. It’s on the market with The Modern House for £985,000 and has a very pretty front garden. It’s arranged over the…

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8 Tips To Arrange Furniture

28th March 2019

Today I thought we would have a look at arranging furniture because it’s not just about where the sofa goes but if you are planning a new room – from scratch – you need to know where the furniture will go before you can work out where the lights will go. And your builder will…

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Five of the Best: Rattan Chairs

26th March 2019
babbington armchair by lloyd loombabbington armchair by lloyd loombabbington armchair by lloyd loom

Now I don’t want to be too hasty about this but the sun is out and there is blossom and possible lawn-mowing in the air, so I thought I would do a little round up of rattan chairs as they feel summery, and rattan (or varieties thereof) is everywhere this season from handbags and lampshades…

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Monday Inspiration: Best of Instagram

25th March 2019

Last week for the Beautiful Rooms post we spoke about the Red Thread and how you can use it to create a cohesive theme in your house. This week, the houses are all very different and while I’m certain they will all have their own red thread, I am choosing to look at little more…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

22nd March 2019

Every now and then RightMove does a round up of the most unusual properties on the market at the moment and this month they include a windmill, a castle, a water tower, a converted church and an unconverted church and a bungalow that has been transformed into a Venetian Palace. Oh yes. You need to…

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