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Mad About… Black Kitchens

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Black kitchens may not be for everyone but I find I am increasingly drawn to the dramatic in interiors. I do love a simple white painted wooden kitchen. I have one. But then I painted my shelves black - well dark grey and suddenly the whole room looked better. from The black accent created

Save or Splurge: Graphic Monochrome Rug

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black and white rugs Week two of the new series: Boom/Bust and this week we are looking at monochrome rugs. Black and white is still a strong colour combination and will be a continuing trend next season. Of course for some it never went away no matter what the fashion forecasters say. The joy of

The Paper Bag

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the paper bag by be-poles provides useful storage available from peastyle I don't know about you but I have always loved the American habit of using large brown paper bags to cart things back from the supermarket. Leaving aside its eco-friendly credentials, it's much easier to carry a heavy bag under one arm rather than

Monochrome Magic in Holland

On the recent blogtour trip to New York, I met Dutch blogger Desiree, of Vosges Paris and she has kindly allowed us to have a nose around her fabulous home in Amsterdam, which like Desiree herself, is dressed almost entirely in black and white. As fellow lover of monochrome, I am delighted to welcome her

Mad About … Dark Bathrooms

The black and white bathroom is a true classic. It works in both a contemporary and a traditional setting and always manages to look fresh and clean. In addition to this, you can dress it anyway you want with the addition of brightly coloured towels in yellow or orange. Keep it feminine with pops of