• Putting the brakes on moving…

    by  • September 26, 2016 • Cool kitchens • 0 Comments


    What’s that saying – ‘ A place for everything and everything in its place’? I’m not exactly sure what it means but I do know that if my wife came home and found my 21-speed racer in the kitchen, I’d be out that door and on my bike in no time. Talking of which, fewer people are on the move, according to a new survey by Plentific.com. Plentific’s latest survey of 2,000 adults has revealed that there is still uncertainty surrounding the housing market three months after

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    A sociable space

    by  • August 1, 2016 • Cool kitchens • 1 Comment

    As we all know, the trend is for open-plan kitchen-diners. Some that you see are positively vast, with a dining area in this corner, a living area here, a family room there plus a kitchen kitchen thrown in (for good measure). That’s the ultimate space and, admittedly, very desirable, but let’s not lose the sight of what

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    A study in blue

    by  • July 6, 2016 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments


    I like style that is individual, and I think that on the whole we’re more personal in our tastes when it comes to fashion – be it clothes or interior. And when it comes to a place like an office, whatever helps to make you

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    Brexit homeowners stay put!

    by  • June 28, 2016 • Cool kitchens • 0 Comments


    Bricks it!

    Did you vote Leave or Remain? No, on second thoughts, don’t tell me – it could get ugly. But agree with it or not, Brexit is making it’s mark. A new poll reveals that 10% of homeowners are now more likely to improve their home than sell it in the current market. This ‘wait-and-see’ approach following Brexit may continue into the near future as the

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    A room with life

    by  • June 21, 2016 • Cool kitchens, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Life. Nina Simone sang about it (Ain’t Got No, I Got Life); Mae West praised it (‘It’s not the men in my life, it’s life in my men…’); George Bernard Shaw philosophised about it (Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself’). And when I saw this picture

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    Fun in the dining room

    by  • April 30, 2016 • Desirable dining • 0 Comments


    What’s more important in a room – good taste or a sense of fun? If I had to choose between them, I’d go for the latter. Take this dining area, the wall on the left has the faux-stone-effect wallpaper, which was trendy in the 1960s. It has a curly-wurly wall shelf that

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    Balancing act

    by  • April 26, 2016 • Beautiful boudoirs • 0 Comments

    Whatever I know about interior design has been learnt through observation – it certainly isn’t taught and definitely isn’t theoretical. But believe it or not, there is science behind good design, whether that be interior, exterior, product, graphic… As soon as I saw this image, it appealed on a certain level. It wasn’t the monochrome (I like a bit of colour in my life), it wasn’t the headboards (a little too feminine) and it certainly wasn’t

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