The only good thing to do with lino


Thanks to the lovely Lynne of Tea for Joy for the tip-off on this one: Sheffield-based printmaker James Green. By James’s own admission the subject matter of his work is slightly random (check out his Folksy shop for urban landscapes, a psychedelic Victorian maid, and customers outside a Llandudno chip shop amongst other things). However… 

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Explore a stripped-back vintage home


I usually avoid posting house tours from the mighty Design*Sponge because I assume lots of you will have already seen them. However I loved this house so much I’m making an exception. It belongs to Philadelphia duo Tara Mangini and Percy Bright who run the Jersey Ice Cream Co (an online shop selling vintage furniture,… 

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L is for Lace


In my humble opinion, a little lace is one of the prettiest things a girl can wear, but you don’t need to stop there. A length of lace ribbon, a handmade doily or a vintage lace tablecloth used as a throw will instantly soften a room scheme. Don’t overdo it – just a little here… 

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Things organised neatly


Depending on your position on the obsessive-compulsive spectrum, you’ll either get the appeal of this or you won’t. {all via Things Organized Neatly} Me? I used to colour code my Smarties as a child. That’s probably all you need to know.

Country style bathroom love


Bathrooms don’t usually get a lot of space here at Decorator’s Notebook but I just spied this one on Pinterest and it really floats my boat. It looks about the same size and layout of my bathroom – unfortunately I inherited one that was almost brand new when I moved in so I can’t really… 

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Probably the dreamiest bedroom in the world


Fellow white-lovers, prepare yourselves… {all Taverne Agency via Campagne Décoration} Where to start? The original shutters? The beautifully battered floorboards? The crumpled linens? The lofty ceiling? The easy-as-pie vintage book wall art? The Deborah Bowness wallpapers? I think I could happily live in this one room alone and never want to leave! The lucky girl… 

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Join The Room Debate!


Welcome to the fourth Decorator’s Notebook Room Debate! I’ve found something a little bit different to get you thinking today… It’s easy to take part. Just have a good look at the room photo below and leave a comment with your answers to these two questions: One thing I like most about this room is…… 

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Standin’ on your mama’s porch


A few weeks ago I came across Dear Photograph, a really touching photo project where people return to the exact place an old picture was taken then take another, capturing the past and present scene in one new image. Looking through, I was struck by how the outside of a house can be somewhere that… 

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