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Original BTC Lighting Celebrates 30 Years

11th March 2020
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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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Top Tips for Revamping Your Interiors on a Budget

9th January 2020
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black ikea kitchen in the home of lucy st george of rockett st george

To kick off the new series of the podcast (new series, new year, new decade) we thought we’d do a Budget Interiors Special with lots of tips to help you get the most out of your money for every room in the house. We discuss (you can listen here or just keep reading for the…

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Getting Ready for December

28th November 2018
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Good Morning and welcome to Wednesday Ad Break. This week I have collaborated with Next on a post about getting ready for Christmas. Too soon? It’s just under a month people, we need to face up to this now. Of course, I’m sure many of you are way ahead with present buying and list-making but…

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Watt the LED is a Lumen: Lighting explained

16th October 2018
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capsule alas light by 2LG at Cameron Design House. Prices start at £2,600

It doesn’t matter how many light bulbs you currently have in your house – I have three boxes of the damn things – it is a truth universally acknowledged that you haven’t got one to fit that light that just blew. And if, by some miracle, you do have one that fits the socket, the…

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Lighting Trends 2018

15th May 2018
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Over the last three weeks I have run pieces on the main trends that emerged from Milan Design Week when it came to sitting rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. And that, I thought, was that. And then lighting experts John Cullen contacted me with some information they had put together on lighting trends for this year…

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Collect Lighting by Ferm Living

4th October 2016
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It’s possible we have all become very spoilt these days. One of the things the internet has done is make it easier for small designer makers to get their stuff out in front of potential clients. This is, of course, utterly brilliant for both them and us. This has led, in turn, to many manufacturers,…

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Handblown Glass Pendant Lighting

14th September 2016
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Earlier this summer I went to the Rothschild & Bickers studio to learn about glass blowing. I have admired their gorgeous glass pendants for many years and, ever since I read a Donna Leon thriller set in a glass factory in Venice, have been keen to learn more about this ancient art. The Romans used…

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How To Buy Vintage Lighting

7th April 2016
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concrete house by Airhouse Design with vintage lighting from skinflintdesign.com

Back by popular demand (well my demand at least) the How To Get The Lighting Right series has proved extremely popular so I thought I would extend it with a post on how buy vintage lighting. It’s a question that clients often ask me, either because they want one, or they have already bought one…

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