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Home Again. Not just a movie, but a house. You *have* to see this…

I was lucky enough to see a preview of Home Again, starring Reese Witherspoon and directed by Nancy Meyers. Now, I make no pretence of being a film critic (although read on for my review), but what I am is an amateur interiors critic. And the interiors in this movie are insanely good. The Home Again house might actually be my dream home.…

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How to Make Your Home Feel Like Summer (All Year ‘Round)

We were – for all of a week – living the summer dream. We ate outside. Slept under just a sheet whilst being blasted by fans. Watched the strawberries swell and the geraniums luxuriate in the heat. Now, well, it’s not cold exactly. But it’s not tropical. Fortunately, it can be summer all year ’round if you follow our advice.…

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We Want to Live Here: Lisa of Edit 58’s Amazing London Home

Whilst in the throes of redecorating (some of) my house, I have found much inspiration on the hugely stylish interiors edit58, the brainchild of the lovely Lisa Mehydene. It's a wonderful site: cherry-picked finds from around the world. But it's not just her site which inspires, her Instagram feed @edit.58 is one of the best. She shares snapshots of the incredible London home which she shares with her husband and four-year-old twins, Milla and George - you can imagine how excited we were when she agreed to take us on a tour. And share her genius styling tips. Put your feet up, grab a cup of tea (or glass of wine - no judgment here) and join us on an epic tour. This one's a real treat.…

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5 Styling Tricks to Make Your Home Look Magazine-Worthy

1. Mix up your cushions Shapes, sizes, fabric…it makes for a well-dressed sofa. It also has that personal feel – that you’ve picked up this here and that there (even if you went into John Lewis and did a sweep of the cushion department). A small word of caution: don’t use too many large-scale patterns, or they might fight with each other (and no wants warring cushions).…

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Hot Home Buy: Pineapples!

  World’s shortest post today as I am so flat out with work, life, children, everything – that I am almost paper-thin-horizontal. BUT can I urge you to hasten to the H&M website and check out their amazing pineapple offerings. Like this serving dish and candle. On a similar note – I don’t even need a bottle opener, but how fabulous is this palm tree? (And this co-ordinating plant pot.)                 Pineapple glass jar, £7.99; Serving dish, £7.99…

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My Top 6 Decorating Tips

I was planning a post on the lovely new things I’ve spotted recently which would turn your garden into an al fresco dining room dream. But then the chap on Radio 4 kept cheerfully telling me how “unseasonal and chilly” this next week is going to be. So instead I turned my thoughts insider. I love thinking about decorating my home even when I have no real excuse: it’s a constantly evolving process. I pick up ideas everywhere: Pinterest, books, blogs, my friends, the hugely talented people I’ve worked with. And these are the six ‘rules’ (I’m reluctant to be prescriptive – this is just what works for me and my home) I’ve come to decorate by.…