House tour: The secret Paris apartment of Madame de Florian

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The story of Madame de Florian’s home seems almost too far-fetched to be true, but the discovery of her glamorous Paris apartment – which has been locked behind closed doors since 1942 – is evidence of a life and style too fabulous to be fiction. {Getty images via AnOther} The apartment belonged to Marthe de… 

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New additions to our Collection

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I can’t believe how fast this week has gone! We’ve just had time to add a couple of new pieces to our Collection… Our beautiful wooden bowl and spoon sets have arrived from the lovely Hatchet & Bear! Each bowl is turned using traditional skills and the spoons are individually carved by hand. EJ gathers… 

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House tour: open plan loft filled with plants and sunshine

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Every now and then, I come across a house that makes me feel content, even just from looking at photographs of it. This open plan loft in Belgium is one of those rare finds… relaxed, personal, fresh and bathed in natural light. I just can’t imagine ever feeling miserable if I came home to an… 

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Join The Room Debate!

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Friday again… how time flies when you’re having fun / working your arse off! Today’s pick for our Room Debate has quite an unusual style so I’m intrigued to know what you make of it. I suppose it’s two rooms really, so there’s double the choice of elements to love or loathe! If it’s your… 

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House tour: relaxed vintage style in the Finnish countryside

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Last week the lovely Soile from Ada & Ina emailed me some photos of her pretty Finnish home and asked if I’d like to feature it on Decorator’s Notebook. One look and the answer was most certainly yes! Soile and Sami’s wooden house was built in the 1950s and I love how they’ve mixed original… 

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Join The Room Debate!

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Happy Friday everyone! I hope this light and airy room captures the mood of the moment for you and has plenty of elements to discuss for The Room Debate today. Everyone’s welcome to join in of course. If it’s your first time, simply take a good look at the photo below then head to the… 

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Apple crates as kitchen shelves. Nice.

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Even though I love the rustic look, kitchens made entirely from reclaimed wood are too much for me, so I am very much appreciating this best-of-both combo. {via Style at Home} Also very much appreciating the use of cactus and stuffed ferret.

The seven ingredients of a perfect guest bedroom

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{via Danse de Lune} I think that the day I’m able to afford a home with the luxury of a guest bedroom is the day I’ll properly feel like a grown-up. That, and a downstairs loo. Anyway, I was browsing my beautiful bedrooms Pinterest board recently and realised how many of the photos I’d given… 

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