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Book Review: The Elements of a Home by Amy Azzarito

The elements of a home book by Amy Azzarito. Turquoise cover on vintage wooden table
I have been meaning to tell you about this book for ages. I bought it during the first lockdown - how long ago does that seem - and it has been sitting on my shelf waiting for the right moment. Which, it turns out, is today. The elements of a home by Amy Azzarito Elements

How To Plan Your Kitchen: A Checklist (printable download)

A few months ago I gave you a printable download lighting checklist which many of you said you found useful so here is another. This time it's a quick start to planning a kitchen refurbishment and I hope you will find it similarly helpful.   It's taken from my latest book Mad About The House:

How To Boost Your Creativity At Home (book extract)

A long read for you today which you can book mark for later or peruse in stages as it’s mostly broken down into long bullet points. Listeners to the podcast will remember that we reviewed this book last year and I found it completely fascinating. You can listen to the episode here (look for 31

Mad About The House 101 Interior Design Answers: the new book

image by by Rekha Damhar copy
Hello and almost Happy  New Year. I wanted to finish off the old one, and the decade come to that, by showing you my new book which will be out on 5 March: Mad About The House, 101 Interior Design Answers. It's a collection of 101 of the most common questions that I have been

New Releases: Interior Design Books

A new season means  new book releases and October is a big month for publishers - the first Thursday of the month is known as Super Thursday when hundreds of books are released at the same time in a bid to hit the Christmas market. This year, on the 3rd, there were 426 hardbacks published,

New Book: Kelly Wearstler Evocative Style

pictured in Kelly Wearstler Evocative Style
Many of you will be familiar with the American interior designer Kelly Wearstler, who has been dubbed the Queen of West Coast style. She has designed homes for Gwen Stefani, Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller. She has designed fabric and furniture, rugs and tiles all in her signature pared back maximalist style. And if that