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The most popular interior styles of 2020

17th March 2020
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Vintage (Shutterstock - Pavlovska Yevheniia)

Now this dropped into my inbox a couple of days ago and I thought it might be fun to share; a round up of the top 20 interior design styles as evidenced by google searches so far this year. These things are often to be taken with a pinch of salt, not so much for…

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Industrial Leather Chair

6th September 2016
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industrial leather chairs

This industrial leather chair is one of my favourites. And also, apparently yours as the stockist, our friends at Rockett St George find it hard to buy enough of them. But I wanted to show them to you today for one particular reason. We have become so used to buying online and, very often these…

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Farmhouse Tables

21st October 2015
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Turning our attention to tables today. We have a gigantic old pitch pine thing that came from a junk shop about ten years ago and cost £250. It was peanuts cheap for a table that size and is one of the best pieces of furniture in the house. If we’re being technical it’s slightly too…

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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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Mad About … Loft Style

1st December 2014
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dream loft space image by Philip Karlberg, for Swedish Elle Interiör.

Well here we are again. It’s December already and this year I have decided to make it about the best of the Mad House. This is partly because everyone’s too busy to read blogs at the moment and partly because I was looking up an old post the other day and I thought: there’s a…

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Vintage Industrial Shelving

24th April 2014
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vintage industrial shelving from design vintage

    I don’t know about you but I have several dream kitchens. The one I currently own is definitely one of them. A few tweaks here and there – enough space for a slouchy sofa for example – and after that it’s perfect. But I have another dream too. One where nothing is fitted…

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Zinc Topped Furniture

11th April 2014
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vintage and zinc furniture from quirky interiors

Now you know we like to mix it up a bit here at the Mad House, so after yesterday’s ultra-modern customised Ikea kitchens, it’s time for a little industrial vintage. Which, incidentally, I would totally put into a contemporary Ikea kitchen. I don’t know why I’m saying “would” since I have done just that but…

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365 Objects Of Design, March, Volume III

Industrial Furniture: Such & Such

31st March 2014
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Industrial furniture can be tricky to bring into a home for anyone who doesn’t actually live in a warehouse. The key is to find pieces that nod to the look, or are based on the idea without being too pastiche. This sofa has done that. For those of you that have been following the ongoing…

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365 Objects Of Design, March, Volume III

Vintage Metal Bathroom Cabinet

28th March 2014
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vintage industrial metal cabinet

I recently wrote about a new book by stylist Joanna Thornhill which is all about tips and tricks to make your home more you. It’s aimed at those in rented accommodation and first time buyers who have no money left to buy furniture once they’ve bought the walls and roof. I felt at the time,…

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365 Objects Of Design, March, Volume III

Gold and Copper Industrial Stools

19th March 2014
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An industrial stool spray painted in copper or gold metallic paint. What could be lovelier? It comes in two heights as well so you can use at a kitchen island or at the table as extra seating. There are three colours, iron, gold and copper. If I’m honest the iron would go best in my…

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