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Mad About . . . Lampshades

12th June 2012

Someone once said that pendant lighting is like earrings for the home. When everything is painted and dressed with your furniture and possessions, it’s time for the finishing touches. With that in mind, Mad About The House brings you lampshades. Not just for ceilings but for tables and tasklights too.   RACHEL POWELL VENEER SHADES…

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Design Shopper, The Directory

Eight Of The Best Vintage Shops

7th June 2012

As recyling and being eco-aware become ever more fashionable, it has become quite the thing to furnish our houses with what used, rather sniffily, to be called “second-hand furniture”. These days, it’s positively bragging to admit that you found that shabby-chic chair languishing in a neighbour’s skip, or that your wobbly stool used to belong…

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Design Shopper, The Directory

Eight Of The Best Salvage and Reclamation Yards

18th May 2012
retrouvious one of the top salvage and reclamation yards in the UK

Back in the days when recycling was a dirty word, a few enterprising families started gathering other people’s building scraps and selling them on to like-minded individuals. These days it’s called architectural salvage and everyone’s at it. There’s even an annual salvage fair at Knebworth and if you want to find truly original items for…

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Mad About . . . Industrial Chic

12th April 2012

The genteel Shabby Chic look that has been so popular in recent years has been rolled up in its faded floral bedspread and shoved into its pretty white painted cupboard by its brash young cousin Industrial Chic. Gone are those blowsy cabbage roses and delicately painted furniture and in its place is a harder, edgier…

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The Directory

All The Shops And Sites You Need To Know

17th February 2012

As a frequent contributor to The Independent’s regular 50 Best features, I have been researching and discovering new places to shop for over ten years now. This directory aims to provide you with details of the ones that I think are the best. It will start off alphabetically because that is the easiest way to compile…

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