La vie est belle

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“Journalist abandons city in favour of tumbledown French farmhouse.” One day – please god – let someone write those words about me! Just imagine cooking in a kitchen flooded with as much light as this! Despite the basic concrete floor this rooms looks so welcoming and warm. Who wouldn’t want to fling open those doors… 

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Put another log on the fire for me

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Brrrrrrr, it’s getting nippy out! {via Bonytt / Planete Deco / Devon Fires / Living Agency} Every house I grew up in had a roaring open fire, so when the weather turns, central heating just doesn’t do it for me. Nothing feels cosier than gathering around the hearth on a chilly evening and to my… 

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Stripped wood makes a comeback

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{Amy Barkow via D*S / unknown via Pinterest} When I was growing up in the late 1980s, stripped pine furniture was all the rage. I remember sitting in the car with my brother and giggling at name of  ‘Strip ‘n’ Dip’ where my parents regularly dropped off beautiful Victorian trunks and doors that previous owners… 

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W is for Windows

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There aren’t many things that are unchangeable about a home. A new wall colour, different flooring, beautiful wallpaper and tasteful furniture can transform even the grottiest of rooms. Frankly, if that wasn’t the case, I’d be out of a job and Decorator’s Notebook would be a very boring place indeed! But however hard you try,… 

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If I died and went to vintage grey heaven…

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…there’s a strong possibility I’d end up here: Hope House describes itself as ‘straight from the pages of an interiors magazine’ and given that this charming former fisherman’s cottage belongs to top-notch interiors photographer Paul Massey, it was never going to be long before that was the case. As well as starring in the June… 

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Join The Room Debate!

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Thinking caps at the ready? It’s a bedroom today – I picked it because I felt it was quite a challenging room with lots to get our critical juices flowing! As always, it’s easy to take part. Just have a good look at the room photo below and leave a comment with your answers to… 

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