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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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House Tour with cookery writer Skye McAlpine

24th September 2020
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vintage dresser at the home of skye mcalpine by madaboutthehouse.com

Regular visitors may remember that I visited Skye McAlpine’s London flat a couple of years ago just as she put it on the market – remember those gorgeous plaster pink walls and open shelving? Last week I was thrilled to visit her again, this time in her new house that she gutted and completely redecorated…

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Five Ways to Hide the Television

21st July 2020
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Gallery wall with the samsung frame tv in the home of emma jane palin.

I mentioned the other day following the podcast gardening post that I would return to this subject as it’s a perennial problem. We all have televisions and we all seem to want to hide them. But when I first wrote about this, probably when I first started the blog way back in 2012, the most…

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Re-inventing Estate Agency: an interview with The Modern House

25th June 2020
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As regular readers will know I, and many of you, am slightly obsessed with The Modern House, a UK estate agency that has reinvented the genre, not just by apparently agreeing to sell only beautiful houses, but by turning itself into a sort of magazine providing endless inspiration and aspiration to those of us who…

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Diversity and Interiors: We are Listening – Podcast Notes

11th June 2020
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design by rukmini patel interiors

This week on The Great Indoors Podcast, Sophie and I give the first half of an extended show to listen to black voices from the interiors industry. We asked them to record their experiences, as far as possible, so that you can hear their voices speaking. We spoke to designers and stylists who have direct…

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An Interview With TV Architect Laura Jane Clark

28th May 2020
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A Victorian living room with black original fireplace. The mint green chinoiserie wallpaper adds a decorative touch. design by architect laura jane clark

Laura Jane Clarke is an architect who specialises in residential properties. In her case that means, and I cannot stress this enough, in real houses for real people. She’s not interested in glass skyscrapers and million pound budgets. For her it’s about – as the tagline on the podcast goes – making your home really…

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Lockdown Lighting Tips and Decorating Ideas

30th April 2020
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swachbox by sophie robinson

The remote recording of the podcast continues and this week Sophie and I repaired to our respective duvet tents for this episode of The Great Indoors in which we discuss ideas for lockdown decorating and I interview Sally Storey, the design director of John Cullen Lighting, on “decorating with light” as well as rounding up…

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