A whitewashed and woody Italian retreat

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I’m suffering from a serious bout of Olympic fever here in London and am almost delirious with excitement, but if you’ve already had enough and are looking to escape I have the perfect spot for you. This old mill belongs to Katrin Arens who designs and makes rustic furniture from reclaimed wood. It’s set in… 

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Join The Room Debate!

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It’s Friday, it’s the start of the Olympics, it’s time for The Room Debate – what more could you ask for?! So, thinking caps at the ready? As always, it’s easy to take part in the debate. Just have a good look at the photo below and leave a comment with your answers to these… 

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French beauty: le dans la

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The most beautiful photographs. The most beautiful home. The most beautiful blog. le dans la Sometimes you don’t need to know anything else – simply browse, follow and add it to your blogroll. {all le dans la} Le dans la is written in French but don’t let that put you off – this is a… 

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Shop tour: Folklore

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My discovery of Folklore in Islington took a rather convoluted route – five stops on the East London line via a post on an Australian blog! Anyway, once I’d worked this out, I decided to nip out during my lunch hour and see for myself. Folklore was started as an online design store by Danielle… 

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U is for Underage (aka kids’ bedroom ideas!)

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Scraping the bottom of the alphabetical barrel perhaps, but I do think this is a really worthy subject for my Pinterest A-Z series because there are so many brilliant childrens’ rooms out there . Here’s my round-up of big ideas for making home a more exciting place for the little ones. {via Jelanie via my… 

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Sweetly reminiscent, something mother used to bake

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I love how a particular recipe can remind you of a particular person. My Great Nanny Bessie’s Welsh Cakes, Granny’s Lemonade and my Nanny’s Coffee Kisses have worked their way into my own repertoire and I think of them every time I prepare them. I’ve often thought how lovely it would be to compile all… 

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Decorator’s Notebook is 1 today!

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One year ago today, I published my first blog post and Decorator’s Notebook was born! {via The Sweetest Occasion} A few things have happened over the last year. I became addicted to Pinterest. Decorator’s Notebook was mentioned in The Telegraph. My little flat has come along leaps and bounds. But the biggest change has been… 

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Back to nature at Bivouac

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Here’s another addition to my cavegirl travel list. Bivouac not only has a great name, it sounds like a great place to stay, eat and explore too. Bivouac is a posh, eco-friendly holiday camp in the Yorkshire Dales, which aims to be ‘all things luxurious and rustic’ – my dream combination! I’d choose to stay… 

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