Monthly Archives: May 2013

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    Bespoke cushion-making course at Ivory & Pitch, Hampshire

    Posted on May 30, 2013 by in General

    If you’re struggling to find just the right cushions for your home, why not have a go at making your own? Ivory & Pitch home accessories shop in Westbourne, Hampshire, are holding their next cushion making workshops on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 and, the good news is, there are still a few places […]

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    Bird’s eye view of Sussex homes

    Posted on May 28, 2013 by in General

    What an amazing weekend! Perfect weather for an impromptu opportunity to take to the skies for a helicopter flight over Sussex. Talk about a different perspective on homes…it was just incredible. Hope the sun shone where you live and that you’d a super time too. Welcome to Linda Cassidy and to Swedish Style – MW […]

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    Friday feeling and a smiling Dalmatian!

    Posted on May 24, 2013 by in General

      OK, so it’s nearly the start of a long weekend and the Friday feeling is definitely kicking in here. In fact, it started earlier this morning when I popped in to see a homeowner and received a huge ‘smile’ from – their Dalmatian! I’d never realised that this breed was partial to baring teeth […]

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    Travel Posters Online bringing back happy memories

    Posted on May 22, 2013 by in General

    Delighted to hear this nostalgic poster of the Antrim Coast is now framed and all ready to be hung in a much-loved home in Northern Ireland. I first discovered Travel Posters Online a couple of months ago while out in Kent on a shoot for Real Homes. A poster of a Devon beach took pride […]

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    Choosing the right shade of grey

    Posted on May 20, 2013 by in General

    If it’s drizzly where you are too, feast your eyes on this shot to lift the spirits on a Monday morning. Surely, this proves once and for all that grey doesn’t have to be boring – the trick is choosing the right shade – always interesting! I’ve heard so many tales of how homeowners get […]

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  • Annie Sloan painting course at Ivory & Pitch in Hampshire

    Posted on May 16, 2013 by in General

    OK – it’s time to spill the beans. My home is about to undergo a radical transformation! For the last couple of days, when I haven’t been at my Mac or out interviewing, I’ve been glancing around the house, furtively eyeing up ‘likely suspect’ pieces of furniture with a view to giving them a whole […]

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    Checking out Annie Sloan paints at Ivory & Pitch

    Posted on May 14, 2013 by in General

      Yippee! Just heading out to the fabulous Ivory & Pitch homewares shop in Westbourne, West Sussex, for an Introduction to Painting Furniture workshop, using lovely chalky Annie Sloan paints. Can’t wait! Photograph courtesy of Ivory & Pitch

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    Pretty properties and Michael Palin

    Posted on May 13, 2013 by in General

    Morning. Hope you had a lovely weekend. Busy week ahead with features to write, deadlines to meet and lots of homes to follow. I’ve been sent lots of fascinating properties over the last few days, including a charming farmhouse that simply oozes character. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the owner’s recce shots. Pretty […]

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    Made in Hastings revisited

    Posted on May 1, 2013 by in General

    Whistle-stop tour of the Old Town in Hastings yesterday. Thoroughly enjoyed meandering around the fascinating mix of independent shops, bookstores, galleries and boutiques plus a good rummage through numerous antiques shops where I picked up a couple of  bargain finds for under a fiver. Have to say, I could have spent even longer in Made […]

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