Mad About … White Bedrooms

There's nothing like a white bedroom for a really cool, serene space. Too often we clutter them up with stuff so that sleeping is the last thing you feel like doing when  you walk in at night. One of my favourite bedrooms was in a flat I rented about 15 years ago. It was painted

Kabino Sideboard by Simon Legald

grey sideboard by Simon Legald from Caroline McGrath
grey sideboard by Simon Legald from Caroline McGrath While hunting for the new sofa (see yesterday's post) I came across a designer called Simon Legald who has made the very beautiful Onkel sofa for Normann Copenhagen (my husband pulled the old "it won't fit trick on that one as well). But I also found this

Fusion Sofa from BoConcept

madison sofa from boconcept
grey madison sofa from boconcept The hunt for the new sofa continues and, while I wouldn't say it was exactly say it was continuing apace, it is meandering on. Mainly I find stunning sofas that are either terribly uncomfortable but screamingly stylish, or would mean selling the house to pay for (thus negating the need

Objects of Design #362: Danish Lighting

copper orient pendant light from lightyears I came across this Danish lighting company a couple of weeks ago and loved their products. They create modern interpretations of classic lamps which are as functional and sleekly beautiful as you would expect. black wall light caravaggio from lightyears The lamps above and below are part of the

Objects Of Design #347: Round Velvet Cushions

round velvet cushions Nothing says luxury like a dash of velvet and these cushions are perfect. Choose from ice blue, slate grey or white. Marianne Brandi, of DAY home, once told me that the Danes think nothing of changing their soft furnishings to go with seasons. In the same way that we change our clothes

Eight Of The Best Vintage Shops

As recyling and being eco-aware become ever more fashionable, it has become quite the thing to furnish our houses with what used, rather sniffily, to be called "second-hand furniture". These days, it's positively bragging to admit that you found that shabby-chic chair languishing in a neighbour's skip, or that your wobbly stool used to belong

Mad About . . . Scandinavian Style

  Clean whites and monochromes form the basis of the uncluttered Scandinavian style It's Scandi week on mad about the house. Secondly, the new Scandinavian drama has now hit our screens. Fresh from The Killing and Borgen (and Wallander before that) comes The Bridge, which is a mix of Danish and Swedish. Bliss. Well the

Get Ready For Summer

It might still feel cold out there but it is, believe it or not, summertime and if you missed the spring cleaning, it’s time to think about how you can bring some sunshine inside – particularly when there's none outside. There are plenty of things you can do that cost little or no money and