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The most popular interior styles of 2020

17th March 2020
Vintage (Shutterstock - Pavlovska Yevheniia)

Now this dropped into my inbox a couple of days ago and I thought it might be fun to share; a round up of the top 20 interior design styles as evidenced by google searches so far this year. These things are often to be taken with a pinch of salt, not so much for…

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Monday Inspiration: Colour Soaked Spaces

16th March 2020
dark walls and persian rug via @white_rabbit_living

Now before we start: a word on the virus. I feel that you come here for escapism, for home decorating advice and chat, and to see things you might want for your own homes and to be inspired. I also feel that for some of you right now that will feel inappropriate and wrong. I’m…

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The Househunter Room by Room

13th March 2020

So here we are on Friday 13th and this house seemed apt. Not least for the picture over the fireplace but also just look at the setting. Feels like the perfect place to hide away and still be able to go outside for fresh air. Built in 1980 it’s nestled in  oak woodlands in Surrey…

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Five of the Best Soap Dishes

12th March 2020

Well you know…it just seemed like it might be useful. So I just thought I’d put it out there. UPATE: Do read through to the comments for links to soap leaves (brilliant when you’re out and about and travelling) and floating soap as well as an organisation making environmentally friendly soap (plastic and paraben free)…

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365 Objects Of Design

Original BTC Lighting Celebrates 30 Years

11th March 2020
hector 30 anniversary lamp by original btc in the home of madaboutthehouse.com

For this week’s Wednesday Ad break I have teamed up with Original BTC as part of a long term collaboration and this is the first of four posts I shall be writing about them. We start with their 30th anniversary and the launch of the Hector 30 lamp which has been updated with a shiny…

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All You Need To Know About Window Dressings

10th March 2020
relaxed roman blinds

That’s curtains and blinds and privacy etc. This is an edited extract from the book as well as being one of the most common questions I am asked so while I would recommend you buy the book (well I would wouldn’t I) I hope this will also address some of the questions you might have…

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Beautiful Rooms: A Dash of Mustard

9th March 2020
Kate Watson-Smyth looks at ways of injecting touches of mustard to scheme. Here a pale pink bedroom with navy headboard and side tables has the simple addition of mustard cushions to liven the scheme. #mustardaccents #madaboutthehouse #bedroom

Well now are you sitting comfortably with washed hands and ready to take our weekly stroll through some beautiful rooms. If we’re all going to be quarantined soon then we’re going to need all the inspiration we can get and I’m starting this week with a look at how a dash of mustard can just…

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The Househunter Room by Room

6th March 2020

Deep diving into a properly colour saturated space this week and hopefully giving you a chance to see how this all enveloping colour soaking might work in your own homes. This is a two bedroom flat in Tottenham, north London, that is on the market with Brickworks for £500,000. It’s worth having a really good…

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365 Objects Of Design

Design Classics: Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair

4th March 2020
A look at the egg chair by Danish designer Arne Jacobsen with Kate Watson-Smyth and Heals. A design classic shown here in tan leather which sits perfectly with pale wood furniture and pink plaster walls. #eggchair #arnejacobsen #madaboutthehouse

After yesterday’s mini guide to mid-century modern (which was coincidental) I have today teamed up with Heals to talk to you a little more about the design classics. The store, whose hashtag before hashtags were a thing, is  Where Design Lives, is one of the biggest bricks and mortar retailers of these iconic (and I…

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