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DECORATING IN THE DARK – 10 THINGS I’VE LEARNED FROM HAVING DARK WALLS

By November 12, 2017 INTERIORS

Every time I put up images of our house on Instagram, I trigger a chorus of questions about having dark walls. So here are some secrets of the dark side, revealed.

My goth phase started in 1995 when I discovered Nick Cave, but about five years ago it spilled over onto my walls.

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DIY PROJECT – BUILD A STUDY NOOK UNDER SOME STAIRS

By October 8, 2016 INTERIORS

Everyone loves a good before and after, so for our spaces post this week I’m going to share a little home project that has revolutionised my productivity.

A few years ago I started freelancing from home and the kitchen table became my office, but at 6pm every day the design studio turned into a greasy spoon diner and everything had to be packed away before my two small children did their best to smear everything in ketchup for half an hour like a couple of drunk hooligans.

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FORGET WALL STENCILS – WE’RE HITTING THE FLOOR

By July 1, 2014 CRAFT, INTERIORS

Some friends of my family have this marvellous house with bright frescoed walls, interesting split levels and a colourful corridor that circularly runs throughout the house (the owner in an architect). I have always loved it and often fantasised about having a house like that.

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COLOUR POPPIN’ – HOT PINK AT HOME

By March 15, 2014 CRAFT

It all started with a paper dot and a pot of neon paint.

We’d recently moved our two-year-old daughter into her new bigger room. I don’t know if it was the fact I had always resisted dressing her in pink and had at last relented, or if the neon trend had finally got under my skin.

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A GOOD ARTISAN IS HARD TO FIND

By January 15, 2014 INTERIORS

Three years ago my partner and I were lucky enough to grab a bargain and bought what had actually been a crack den in Brixton, with the idea of turning it into a home. We were armed with good intentions and a lot of enthusiasm, which should be really read as ‘blissful ignorance’.

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