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10 Things to Think About Before You Install a Shower

4th August 2016
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Installing a shower might seem like a fairly straightforward thing to do but if you’re planning a bathroom refurb and thinking of changing from a shower over the bath to a walk-in, or considering removing the bath and putting in a large shower, then there are a few points to consider so I thought I’d…

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10 of the best vases

15th October 2020
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recycled glass vase from zara

One of the best gifts I ever bought myself was a monthly subscription to a bunch of flowers. There have been times over the last few months when that has felt like a massive indulgence but the cancellation of my gym membership (I’m currently using the free Nike Training Club app although I will say…

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August Postcards: 10 Ways to Work from Home

11th August 2020
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desk at the home of orla keily, a good work of art can inspire - especially if you don't have a desk by a window

It may be peak summer holiday season now but I quite like to take some of the calm moments out of a holiday to plot how I want things to be when I go back so I thought you might like to revisit this post on how to get the most out of working from…

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10 Cheap ways to make your home look more expensive

26th May 2020
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large vase from the anthropologie soho home collaboration

None of these ideas need to cost much money. What they do cost is time. Time to hunt down the right things that work in your home. Some will cost more than others, of course, but I have tried to give you adaptations on the principle where possible. And sometimes it’s about spending money on…

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10 Ways to Work from Home

24th March 2020
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the loft studio at madaboutthehouse.com

Now I sense this is a subject we will be returning to over the new few weeks but for now I wanted to share a few things that have helped me work from home over the last 20 years with babies, toddlers and now teenagers. Sometimes I had a dedicated space and often I didn’t.…

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10 Tips For Buying Vintage Furniture

11th February 2020
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brass measuring cups via reclectic vintage interiors

With more and more of us thinking about where our furniture comes from and the resurgence of love for so-called brown furniture and antiques, I thought it might be timely to write a guide with tips on buying vintage. 1 There is no substitute for time spent on research. We’re all familiar with the phrase…

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Trend Focus: Reeded Glass and all things Fluted

28th January 2020
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A look at the recent trend for reeded glass and fluted designs with Kate Watson-Smyth. This Canaletto cabinet by Ligne Roset has a reeded glass top and a modern open cubic base. #reededglass #madaboutthehouse #interiortrends

As January is all about new stuff – from trends and trade shows – I thought it might be interesting to focus on some of the things that are coming into store and also to show you how the ideas are being incorporated into real homes. Today let’s look at reeded glass. This is one…

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10 Ways To Hang Art in Your Home

8th January 2020
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As part of my ongoing collaboration with Rockett St George, I have compiled a post on how to choose and hang art in your home. They have a huge collection of prints for both under and over £50 and as it’s one of things I am most often asked about when it comes to the…

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