Living-room tour

Welcome back to yet another article of Architectural Digest… If only! One thing I have noticed when reading interior magazines is that each house has a wow factor if designed well. In some cases it may be a grand entrance, in others, it may be a designer kitchen, and in our case, it is our […]

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Styling a sideboard

When going through the process of planning and decorating a space I usually keep the following four aspects in mind: the flow of the room, the proportion of the furniture in the space, the alignment of the decorative items and the aesthetic – what colours, textures, etc. I would divide the process of styling a space as […]

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TV wall – Reveal

After one year and nine months, I can finally reveal our TV wall. One would think that a TV area is pretty easy to set up – TV? Check! TV stand? Check! Enough plugs for all the cables? Done! As I mentioned in my TV wall inspiration post, I didn’t want this area of our […]

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Room inspiration – TV wall

This scene took place sometime in 2016… Andrew – “We need a new TV!” Claire – “Why? This one works perfectly well!” Andrew – “Yes but I want a bigger one and there is that new OLED technology which…” I stopped listening at that point. When you are married you have to pick and choose […]

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Reading nook – Reveal

As I mentioned a little while ago, British new builds have so little storage that you need to be very creative and make the most of any negative space available. In my case, I had the space you can see below that just had an armchair and decorative cases. I really wanted to 1) give that […]

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Room Inspiration – Reading Nook

The main challenge with new builds in England is the absence of storage and the main challenge with our living-space in the new house is the absence of walls. As you can see on the picture below it is completely open plan with double-height ceilings. I therefore needed to create in this space a wine-cellar/bar-cart/book-storage, while […]

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