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Decorator’s Notebook Shop

Of all the excuses for being late for school, I expect that “Mummy was drooling over home accessories” is fairly low down on the list of acceptable ones. Thankfully I’ve managed to spare my kids such shame (so far), but it … Continue reading

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Before & After: A Girl’s Room

‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos of properties, both inside and out are always hugely inspiring; whether you’re embarking on a renovation project or even house-hunting, don’t let an ugly ducking put you off as it’s incredible what a little paint, good … Continue reading

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Preview: ‘London Wallpapers III’ by Little Greene

If you have plans for any redecorating projects in the New Year, then you may want to take a look at this preview of Little Greene’s ‘London Wallpapers III‘ collection that will officially launch at Maison & Objet in Paris … Continue reading

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Stocking Fillers for the Home

Feast your eyes on this selection of stocking-friendly homewares. Whether you’re hunting for something practical, quirky or über-cosy, it’s all covered here. I just hope that Father Christmas follows my blog as the soaps, calendar and mug would make me oh so … Continue reading

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Byron View Farm Cottage

Fancy a little armchair escapism? Then Byron View Farm Cottage in New South Wales, Australia might be just the ticket. As the name suggests, this secluded retreat offers stunning 360 degree views across Byron Bay thanks to its lofty position. Guests don’t even … Continue reading

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A little something for the weekend…

Whilst it’s a few weeks before we’ll be dusting off the baubles, this simple idea for displaying seasonal flowers is something worth trying right now, especially as narcissi and hyacinths are starting to appear in the shops. If the lace … Continue reading

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Farrow & Ball – Pattern & Colour Talk

I spent a very enjoyable evening at the Guildford branch of Farrow & Ball earlier this week, where I attended a talk on ‘Pattern & Colour in the Home’, given by the company’s International Colour Consultant, Joa Studholme. Joa was a thoroughly engaging … Continue reading

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Shortlist # 9 – Jewel Shades

Jewel shades and the darker days are a perfect match for each other. From the warmth of rich terracottas and berry shades to the cooler elegance of peacock blues and greens, there is a hue to lift everyone’s spirits. They … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Makeover

I’ve finally made a start on our tactical kitchen makeover today. I call it ‘tactical’ because, in time, we hope to reconfigure the layout of that part of the house which will involve replacing pretty much everything, so this is … Continue reading

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Cosy Dining

Now that comfort food is back on the menu, it seems right to up the cosy-factor to create a welcoming atmosphere, whether it be for an intimate evening meal, a lazy weekend lunch with friends or a hearty family breakfast … Continue reading

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