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The Househunter: Room by Room

4th October 2019

Two for you this week. Well one and a half really. First up, in news, the television presenter and queen of home renovation has put her seven bedroom south west London home on the market for £3.5m. It’s on the market with Savills and I thought you would want to see. But I’m not going…

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Luke Edward Hall collaborates with Habitat

1st October 2019
habitat collaboratin with luke edward hall

Luke Edward Hall is one of those designers that has seemingly appeared out of nowhere and is, at the same time, everywhere. Some of you will be completely familiar with his colourful designs, his love of Greco-Roman style and pictures of his gorgeous pink and green flat. Others will be wondering who on earth he…

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The Househunter: Room by Room

27th September 2019

And it’s Friday and to celebrate that we’re going to have a look round this 1920s house in Hampstead Garden Suburb, an area of north London which was designed as the perfect suburb with hedges instead of walls, wide tree-lined roads and to cater for all classes and incomes. As you can imagine in north…

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How To Get The Lighting Right for Autumn

26th September 2019
For a general ambient light go look for a table lamp. A pale fabric shade will diffuse the light gently all around as opposed to a dark one which will keep it more focused up and down. The gold lamp base with pale shade creates added warmth on a dark wooden sideboard. Lighting advice from Kate Watson-Smyth. #tablelamp #madaboutthehouse

Now obviously I don’t know where you all are and what time you read this but when I got up yesterday morning (6.33am in London since you ask) it was lashing with rain and horribly dark. After a cup of coffee and a shower I realised that, for the first time this year, I was…

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Six of the Best: Striped Duvet Covers

24th September 2019
Organic Pyjama Stripe Duvet Cover ORGANIC PYJAMA STRIPE DUVET COVER from toast

I have loved mattress ticking for as long as I can remember – and actually slept on it for years at boarding school – but when, a few years ago, I decided I wanted some for our bedroom there was none to be found. Suddenly now it’s everywhere though so I thought I would include…

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Monday Inspiration Beautiful Rooms

23rd September 2019
Kate Watson-Smyth explains how simply painting a wooden stool like this soft pink can instantly add interest to a kitchen. #kitchenstool #madaboutthehouse

Morning to you and Happy Monday (or whatever time or day of the week you are reading this). I thought we’d start with this very jolly kitchen from Plain English which has been painted in the new colours created for them by Rita Konig. So that’s cupboards in Nicotine (yes strange name but lovely colour)…

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The Househunter Room by Room

20th September 2019

A big house this week but one that is filled with colour ideas and is also one of the most distinctive properties in the area of East London in which it lies. This detached building is on the market with The Modern House for £1,795,000 and has four bedrooms. It was built in the late…

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House Tour: Laura Jackson

19th September 2019
laura jackson bathroom

This week on the podcast we visited a house that is, or will be, done up in the style of my dreams. Supper Club host Laura Jackson is midway through the renovations of her East London home and is a firm believer in buying nothing new unless you absolutely have to. To that end she…

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