Monday, 1 March 2010

"hooked on houses"

ID-Homes' top ten loves.

1. Mixing old with new. It is incredibly rewarding creating a unique scheme by mixing decorative antiques with contemporary pieces. It can make a space truly genuine, unique and interesting (see or for examples of the look).

2. Recycling. There is nothing more satisfying than the thrill of the hunt, searching out furniture and objects that can be can be rejuvenated with rejuvenated with a lick of paint or reupholstered with funky new fabric. Visit local auctions and junk shops keeping
an eye out for objects with strong form and solid construction in particular. (, for local finds, or further afield try )
3. Timeless Classics. I love angelpoise in particular and have invested in the quirky giant angelpoise 1227.
4. Tom Dixon wing back chairs A totally glamorous reinvention of traditional lounge furniture
5. Bold paint statements – I particularly love Farrow and Ball’s dDwn-pipe , Charleston Grey and Paint and Paper Library’s Squid Ink and Spruce.
6. Velvets , in particular the luscious feel of Mohair (
7. Footstools. I am hooked on footstools they look amazing, and can be hugely practical if made with integral storage.
8. Antique chandeliers. Uber glamorous and feminine have a great selection
9. Natural Floor Coverings – the most impactful way to create a stylish contemporary feel with character
10. Mirrors. Mirrors generate real energy in a room, I have created a whole feature wall at home which is hung with an eclectic mix of decorative mirrors.

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