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Beautiful Rooms: A touch of Gold

14th October 2019
brass vanity unity in black bathroom by Jess Hurrell of Gold is a Neutral

I moved my office around last week to put the desk facing the window and noticed how the light caught the metallic gold ceiling. I often catch myself stopping on the way past to have a look in this room and take pleasure in the ceiling and so it has sparked today’s Beautiful Rooms post…

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Colour Psychology for Interiors

13th August 2019
Kate Watson-Smyth take a look back at the colour psychology course she attended hosted by Sophie Robinson and Fiona Humberstone. Sophie's former Brighton open-plan apartment was an eclectic mix of colours, patterns and styles. #openplan #sophierobinson #madaboutthehouse

Following on from yesterday’s post about how we react emotionally to colour I thought I would look back to the time I did Sophie Robinson’s colour course. I found it completely fascinating and bang on and while I don’t think she is running this exact course any more she has recently launched an online course…

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Metal Storage Boxes

5th May 2016
metal storage boxes from cox and cox

I hate filing. I really do. I will go to quite extraordinary lengths to avoid doing it, although my excuse is that I can usually find whichever document I need from the relevant pile of waiting-to-be-filed quite fast. It’s when I try and file it and get bored halfway through that the trouble starts. I…

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Monochrome Lightbox

1st December 2015

Right it’s here; December I mean, which, in turn, means we can finally mention the C-word. Normal rules are suspended and everything is allowed to be a little bit shinier than it was yesterday. So I’m starting off with a small confession. I have just ordered this. Yes I have. I don’t want to display…

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Monochrome Chairs by Florrie + Bill

2nd August 2015

I’ve never been a great one for pattern but I am reliably informed (by people who know about such things) that pattern does very well when it comes to furniture. I find this both reassuring and baffling. I would have thought that everyone wanted to buy a plain chair and create a riot with the…

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Storybook Tea Towels

13th December 2014
storybook tea towel by heather alstead

Wouldn’t these make the perfect Christmas presents? I really wouldn’t mind receiving a tea towel if it was one of these. Drying the dishes has never been anybody’s favourite task, but you’ve got to hand it to the designers, they really are trying their damndest to ease the pain with increasingly imaginative tea towels coming…

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Storage Baskets

1st September 2014

Hello everyone, it’s great to be back! I hope you’ve all had a good summer. From the look of things you didn’t miss me too much as the blog has had a record-breaking month in my absence so I’m going to assume that you enjoyed revisiting those old posts and were re-inspired. Today I wanted…

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Mad About … Metro Tiles

16th August 2014

The trend for metro tiles, brick tiles, even subway tiles if you will, remains perennially popular. Obviously I prefer them in monochrome shades of grey and white, but these days they also come in bright jewel colours, made from glass or even with a crackle glaze finish. If you’re planning to retile anywhere soon, take…

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Cotton Storage Baskets in Monochrome and Coral

3rd July 2014

So ever since I ran the post of new paint colour combinations last week, I find I have been looking at colour with a far more concentrated eye. The runaway favourite of the colours was this basalt and marigold from Little Greene. So, you can imagine when I saw the Waves collection from Caslon and…

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