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A Home Office for Life

13th January 2021
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I am delighted to tell you that this year I am collaborating with USM, a Swiss company that makes modular furniture which has become a design classic. We first met over a year ago to discuss working together as I am a huge fan of the brand and, as you know, I love learning about,…

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2020: How our homes and habits have changed

17th November 2020
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Original BTC - Hector medium dome clip light with red cotton braided flex - home office lighting - lifestyle - Portrait

This year has been so momentous in terms of changes to our lifestyles that everyone is doing surveys to find out what we are all thinking and doing and how we are spending our money. Listeners to the podcast will know I love a statistic, so today I thought I’d share the highlights from a…

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WFH? Here’s the multi-tasking furniture you need

12th November 2020
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modern black frame conservatory with industrial dining table and round industrial stool

I have written before about the importance of creating a dedicated workspace that can be office from 9-5 and cocktail lounge by half past. It’s certainly an aspirational idea now that so many of us work from home and, crucially, so many of us don’t have a “spare” room that can be turned into an…

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How We Live and Work Now

22nd October 2020
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home office designed by @home_at_brookes and built by @createescapeshome office designed by @home_at_brookes and built by @createescapes

The last six months have dramatically altered how we live. Aside from the Government’s advice, neatly summed up by Matt Lucas as Go to work. Don’t go to work, it seems that many of those who can work from home are doing so and a survey in September found that 30 per cent of adults…

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My Home Office Plans

29th September 2020
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home office makeover plans by madaboutthehouse.com

After the 10th conversation about what I would do to the kitchen if we had the money and the justification for doing so, I heard the Mad Husband say to a friend: “She’s got that look in her eye. I know that look. She needs to decorate something.” Turns out I have a recognisable decorating…

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How to Choose the Perfect Desk

12th May 2020
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As we slog on through this lockdown amid what is clearly some of the most unclear advice I have ever come across I shall try to keep this blog a haven of clarity and sensible information when it comes to your homes. Over the last couple of months I have written about how to work…

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10 Ways to Work from Home

24th March 2020
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the loft studio at madaboutthehouse.com

Now I sense this is a subject we will be returning to over the new few weeks but for now I wanted to share a few things that have helped me work from home over the last 20 years with babies, toddlers and now teenagers. Sometimes I had a dedicated space and often I didn’t.…

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Steel Desk

23rd August 2015
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I spent years wanting a vintage steel desk. For a long time there was one in the window of our local antique/retro/junk shop but it cost around £1,800 and was way out of our budget. I think perhaps it was way out of anyone else’s too as it was there for such a long time.…

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