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15 Interior Design Rules to Live By

27th October 2020
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pop of pink via shoot factory (dundonald)

1 Ask yourself what feelings you need to have in the room you are decorating and see if the colours you have chosen make you feel that way. 2 Make a floorplan to check that everything fits in your room and how you can arrange it within the space you have. And don’t forget to…

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Monday Inspiration: That unexpected colour burst

2nd December 2019
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Kate Watson-Smyth looks at ways of introducing pops of colours to a scheme. A favourite piece of artwork is made a focal point with a wide painted border in this dining room. #popofcolour #diningroom #madaboutthehouse

Now I’m well aware that most of the internet has gone Christmas-mad already. Well, there’ll be none of that in this corner. Firstly, there’s clearly enough of it everywhere else and, secondly, not everyone likes or celebrates this time of year and I feel there should be respite. Also, and this is maybe not everyone,…

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10 Things You Need To Know About… English Country Style

19th November 2019
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rita konig's english style farmhouse is available for rent

I promised you a more detailed look at this most classic of interior design styles last week so here you go. It’s seen as quintessentially English and yet it was popularised by an American. It’s a maximalist look that’s even better when it’s messy and mismatched. While some will say it’s having a revival others…

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An Interview with Sophie Ashby of Studio Ashby

7th November 2019
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mayfair apartment designed by studio ashby

A few weeks ago I attended an event where Sophie Ashby and her husband Charlie Casely-Hayford were in conversation to launch the latest Studio Ashby development project in Holland Park. The couple were charming and interesting and I thought you might fancy a little Thursday morning read of their design philosophy for both fashion and…

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Monday Inspiration: New Season

2nd September 2019
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A look at the new season with some Monday inspiration from Kate Watson-Smyth. Brighten up a space with a bold splash of yellow, the classic roll-top bath has been given a modern update. #yellowbath #bathroom #madaboutthehouse

And we’re back. Happy September everyone. Are you ready? I’m sure the parents among you are desperate for term to start again. It’s bittersweet for us this year as the 18yo will be off to university in a couple of weeks which is both a proud and a tearful moment. For everyone else ( and…

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