• Posts Tagged ‘dining room’

    Rough luxe

    by  • September 28, 2016 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments


    Rustic edginess and utilitarian glamour combine in this eye-catching kitchen extension. With a large range cooker, professional-style tap and plenty of overhead lighting, thanks to two gigantic industrial pendants, the emphasis here is on practical rather than pretty. However,
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    Tout sweet

    by  • August 26, 2016 • Desirable dining • 0 Comments


    This delicate dining room in Paris made me think of another Parisian delicacy – the macaron. So sweet, so brightly coloured…and yet not too much. The small portion, and the simplicity is what creates good taste. So it is in this salle à manger.

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    Going bananas

    by  • August 12, 2016 • Desirable dining • 0 Comments


    While I’m admittedly a fan of a more restrained décor scheme than this, I can’t deny this room made me smile, just as much as I did when I stepped out for a walk this lunchtime, and today’s gorgeous sunlight hit my face. So while I’m not about to dash home and fill the place with enough plants to seriously affect my house’s oxygen levels, today I’m going to appreciate this lush, luxurious looking room while the sun still shines.

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    A little personality

    by  • July 18, 2016 • Desirable dining • 0 Comments


    How many times have your children given you a picture that you’ve stuck on the fridge, then thrown away as there’s too many bits of paper attached and the magnet can no longer hold them all up. Why not make them into a feature wall instead and inject a bit of personality to your home? 

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    Seaside schemes that rock

    by  • July 15, 2016 • Best of the rest • 0 Comments


    Not that I’m counting down or anything, but in a few short hours I shall be boarding a train and happily catching up on four-and-a-half hours of reading while being whisked away to Cornwall, where I shall take walks on the beach, breathe in the salty air, exist on Cornish pasties and chips, drink wine with my mum and, based on the contents of my suitcase, wear every piece of white-and-blue striped clothing I own (six items at the last count – I am nothing if not a walking cliché.)

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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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    Bank Holiday project – style up a quirky corner

    by  • April 29, 2016 • Desirable dining • 0 Comments


    Bank Holiday weekend! That magical time of year when, for some reason, we all decide to do house things, whether it be painting a room, finishing the tiling, or, in my case, trying to store a bulky chest of drawers I’m not yet ready to part with into a woefully small hall cupboard on the off-chance the cupboard has become a Tardis while I wasn’t paying attention.

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