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Friday
Apr292016

Stalking Ilse Crawford

Last year Ilse Crawford sold her London apartment and we all remembered how much we loved it. (You can still see the listing here.) Now Dinder House, another creation that had us swooning, is for sale through Knight Frank. Nine bedrooms, 7 reception rooms, 5 bathrooms and THAT kitchen diner in a Regency-era property set in over 21 acres in Wells, Somerset, England. Oh my I have loved this house so hard for so long. The real estate listing photographs, below, don't do the interiors justice but they do give us a stalker's peek into other areas of the house and the amazing grounds. This is also the perfect time to share my favourite part of the kitchen. Not the marble and lacquer main kitchen but the scullery next door. Both by Artichoke it's the behind the scenes pantry that I've had in my kitchen inspiration files for many a year. The link to the house listing is here. Price is on application but it does not take a stretch of the imagination to realise almost all of us can't afford it but if you can, and you buy it, can we all come round to visit?

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Thursday
Apr282016

Vincent Darré

The 80s is back with a vengeance where Parisian interior decorator Vincent Darré is concerned. Not for the shy or the faint of heart, Vincent's surreal, baroque, high-octane style is maximum impact and as eccentric as it comes. 

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Thursday
Apr282016

More from Kate Hume

I have always loved this French manor house by Dutch designer Kate Hume. I had seen glimpses of it but never the whole house. On a recent revisit to the website, much to my delight, I discovered that there were more photos and, well, I certainly wasn't disappointed. It's stunning. The dialogue between old and new, the casual luxury. Kim first featured a room or two back in 2008 and I love how good design stands the test of time and the foibles of fads.

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Thursday
Apr282016

Inside the pages of Inside Out

April has flown by so fast. It seems like only yesterday that the last email from Matilda Duffecy, Social and Senior Editor at Inside Out popped into my inbox. The rapid passage of time is not something I enjoy (OMG am I really 54 years old!) but I'm always hungry for all the goodies inside the pages of my favourite magazine. Here's what's in this month's issue.

May madness has begun! Almost at the halfway point of 2016! This month, we have a brilliant issue packed with renovation inspiration, expert advice and wishlist buys. In fact, this issue is a bathroom special, featuring 5 fresh makeovers. They really are beautiful spaces. Our cover home is a true labour of love. The family who lives here have been working on the home for over nine years! It's the perfect representation of how you can weave your own stories throughout a renovation. And that plunge pool looks like a lot of fun! The home was styled by Jane Frosh and photographed by Derek Swalwell.

The kid's room this month packs serious WHAM! and POW! It's made for a young hero who deserves a headquarters worthy of Batman. It was styled by Vanessa Colyer Tayand photographed by Sam McAdam-Cooper .

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Wednesday
Apr272016

A subtly colourful home by Generation

Laid-back, Scandi-modern, jolts of colour, funky photography art, clean lines. This home is all kinds of fun and I just want to hang out forever. By Johannesburg, South Africa design firm and store Generation.

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