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The Househunter: Pretty in Pink

16th October 2020
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From the candy pink of stylist Siouxsie Dickens to the pale pink of this week’s Victorian terrace I think we can safely say that pink is gaining ground as the new neutral of choice. Of course, there will always be those who default to a safe grey (and a dark grey will warm and enhance…

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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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Bathroom Lighting: 10 Ways to get it right

14th October 2020
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davey lighting bathroom mini globe wall light anthracite and brass

As part of my ongoing collaboration with Original BTC and Davey Lighting, today I am writing about bathroom lighting. Gone are the days when a few spotlights in a grid on the ceiling would suffice. Now the bathroom has to be both functional and spa-like. According to a recent survey, nine per cent of us…

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Book Review: Bold British Design

13th October 2020
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Suddenly it seems that there is a raft of new interiors books so I thought I would share a few of them over the next couple of weeks as they might give your inspiration for your own spaces as well as brighten up your coffee tables or even, whisper it, work as presents as that…

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Beautiful Rooms: Monday Inspiration

12th October 2020
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Black kitchen cabinets, large windows with natural linen curtains and wooden dining table and chairs by Neptune.

A round up of pictures that have caught my eye over the last week. And one of the things that struck me, after I had decided on the final five, was that three of them are product shots and so I got to thinking… you know the rest but actually if you like SATC you…

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The Househunter: White Beachside Decor

9th October 2020
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Now it was only when I was deciding to include these two houses this week (yes a double treat) I realised that it might have been a subconscious design to create a contrast with yesterday’s post which was all about colour. Never let it be said that this blog doesn’t try to cater for all…

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How To Get The Storage Right

6th October 2020
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It’s the one thing we all want more of. And yet it’s also true that the more storage we have the more we expand to fill the space. I can think of at least three large cupboards in my house which are filled with junk and stuff I/we no longer need (children’s books, old cuddly…

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Monday Inspiration: Beautiful Rooms

5th October 2020
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pink and wooden kitchen design by studio duggan and 202 design photo by mariell lind hansen

Focusing on kitchens and bathrooms this week as these are the hardest to get right, the most expensive and yet the most important rooms in the house. The key to both of these rooms is not to treat them in isolation. They are part of your home and, as such, must reflect and link with…

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