• Seeing the light

    by  • August 10, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    When it comes to designing a kitchen, lighting can sometimes be an afterthought, but for a scheme to look and function well, the room must be well lit. As well as having task lighting directed at
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    An empty nest

    by  • August 5, 2016 • 1 Comment

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    There’s something about spending time away from home that makes you re-evaluate your space with fresh eyes upon your return. This week I was lucky enough to spend four days in Venice, and grateful though I was to eventually return home after the trains had done their worst (travelling from Italy to London took only about half an hour longer), I walked into my bedroom and felt an overwhelming need for change.

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    Marvellously Moroccan

    by  • August 4, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    I’m usually drawn to country gardens, complete with wrought iron garden chairs with plump floral cushions, tables laid with mis-matched crockery, colourful pots with clashing flowers and summer houses painted in Farrow & Ball colours. However, this simple, yet striking Moroccan-style patio has really caught my eye.

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    Minty fresh

    by  • August 3, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    How’s this for a cool and contemporary summer sitting room? Its azure blue palette, shimmering satin seating, soft sand-coloured carpet and moss green wallpaper sets a subtle seaside scene, while

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    A sociable space

    by  • August 1, 2016 • 1 Comment

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    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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    In amore with Italian interiors

    by  • July 29, 2016 • 1 Comment

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    It’s travel time again – next week I’m packing my bags and heading to Venice for a few days of good food, sightseeing and sunshine (at least that’s what I’m hoping it’ll say the next time I check my weather app – thunder and rain was NOT in the plan).

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    Too cool for school

    by  • July 27, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    Wouldn’t you just love to have a kitchen this big? In fact, if this is merely the kitchen, imagine how enormous the entire house must be. Well, you don’t have to because I know that it’s a four-storey, six-bedroom Edwardian semi in southwest London. Beyond obvious jealousy, I have great admiration for the owners of this fabulously functional open-plan scheme. They have based the design around

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