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10 of the best Vintage Shops

24th October 2019
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vintage velvet panels on antique sofa at re-foundobjects.com

Note the title of this is 10 “of the best” not the 10 best as these things change all the time and these suggestions will only qualify as good if you find the thing you are looking for. That said, I have tried to include a mix of periods and styles and while some of…

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365 Objects Of Design

10 Of The Best Coat Hooks

15th January 2019
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Since January is all about all boring stuff like dieting and detoxing and not eating this and not eating, that I thought it would be fun to show you some cool things that needn’t be expensive so you can perhaps have a little treat that won’t cost calories but fits with the general mood of…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

17th December 2018
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image of @mizzknits tree via @comedowntothewoods

So we’re still not quite there yet but it feels like the build-up has been going on for so long doesn’t it? Imagine what it feels like if you’re five. It must be unbearable. In that spirit I have decided not to show you 10 more beautiful Christmas rooms but to revisit some of my…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

12th November 2018
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rug by Wendy Morrison

Hello and Happy Monday (or whatever day you are reading this). Are you ready for a tour of 10 Beautiful Rooms. I wanted to start with this gorgeous pale pink room by the rug designer Wendy Morrison as I have recently found the perfect shade of pink and am currently enjoying all things this shade.…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

5th November 2018
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Starting the week with this new kitchen by Devol which is in an Islington townhouse. It’s a large open plan space and by keeping it dark and not too fitted the owners have cleverly blended it into the living space so that it has become a room with a kitchen in it rather than a…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

29th October 2018
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warm neutrals by Bianca Hall of French for Pineapple

Good morning and welcome to the new season. The clocks have gone back, the leaves are turning and, in the UK, we all had an extra hour in bed. At least some of us did. Those with small children will have got up at the same time as usual despite what the clock said. As…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

1st October 2018
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And it’s October already. Some of you will have received my newsletter, which I hope you are enjoying. Anyone who missed it can sign up here for either monthly (newsletter) or daily (blog) updates and I will try not to double up on news. Last week I visited the home of Abigail Ahern, who has…

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10 Beautiful Rooms is back for Autumn

3rd September 2018
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Hello and how lovely to be back on these pages. Some of you will have read the newsletter, which went out at the weekend, but for the rest of you welcome back to The Mad House. I thought we would start with some fabulous workspaces seeing as so many of us will be going back…

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10 Beautiful Rooms: The Truth About Trends

30th July 2018
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Trends are funny things. On the one hand we are all telling ourselves not to follow them and that they don’t matter and we should buy only what we like so we will love it forever. And I utterly stick by that for the more gimmicky end of the spectrum – the flamingos, pineapples and…

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