Househunter

The Househunter: Old and New

1st February 2019

While trawling the corners of the internet for a suitable property for this week’s househunter post, I happened across the oldest house in Islington – a Georgian townhouse dating from the 1700s, which I thought would work in relation to the white paint discussion we’ve been having this week. And then it seemed only fair…

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6 Of The Best Round Coffee Tables

31st January 2019
glass side table from rose&grey £195

Today’s post brings you six of the best round coffee tables that are around at the moment, but while looking for them I started to wonder why it’s called a coffee table in the first place? It’s fine by me as I never drink tea but why aren’t they called tea tables? I have written…

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365 Objects Of Design

How to Save Space (and Money) in Bathroom Design

30th January 2019

This has got to be one of the most commonly asked questions: where can I save space and money when designing a bathroom? So today, as part of my Wednesday AD break series, in collaboration with West One Bathrooms, I spoke to Louise Ashdown, the company’s head of design, to find out more about those…

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New Series – My Interior World: Jonathan Adler

29th January 2019

Earlier this month I told you I was going to start a new series – a questionnaire for designers and experts in the field of interiorsand I’m thrilled that my first ever guest is the ceramicist and designer Jonathan Adler, whose mission is to bring modern American glamour to all and whose witty and beautiful designs…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

28th January 2019
farrow and ball treron as seen in the bathroom of Melanie Lissack

Morning, morning and the end of January is rolling round already. Buckle up, the year will move into warp speed from now on. Today,  I wanted to address this white paint issue. Those of you who read the podcast notes post  or even, hell, actually listened to it will have cottoned onto the headline about…

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Househunter

The Househunter: Room by Room

25th January 2019

Last week, I answered a request from many of you for cottages with low ceilings and beams, rather than lofty tall buildings, and this week I thought we’d look at a classic Victorian house which I know many of you live in and which may also deal with other issues so it’s not irrelevant to…

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365 Objects Of Design

Iittala: A Brief History of a Long-established Company

23rd January 2019
the raami collection by jasper morrison for iittala

Some years ago, I wrote a series of features for The Financial Times about international design – how different countries decorate their houses, and the differences and common themes between them. My sons were at primary school in North London and there was an international set of mothers in the playground who I could mine…

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10 of the best Wall Lights

22nd January 2019
hand wall lights by mucknbrass £70

As promised last week, today we’re going to look at wall lights, which are perfect for those who are low of ceiling or short of space for table lamps. Wall lamps have had a bad rap in recent years as they tend to be associated with twee country cottages, and were often either wrought iron…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

21st January 2019
devol kitchen with tiles from floors of stone sister company

For our round-up of beautiful rooms this week I started off with this divine tiled floor from Devol kitchens and then fell down a bathroom rabbit hole so that is where we will end up. Coming? If I was ever going to replace my kitchen floor, and I’m a long way off being able to…

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