At Home: Cascade Avenue
Our featured home this week is on Cascade Avenue, in the famous Rookfields Estate. It has been chosen by the manager of our Muswell Hill offices, Linda Leite, because it is so pretty and she, like so many local people, has a soft spot for the area.
With an asking price of £1 ...
At Home: The Linen Press
When I was young my family had a linen press. This was an antique cupboard in a beautiful walnut wood with shelves and a couple of large drawers. I remember being fascinated by the neatly folded piles of sheets, pillow cases, tablecloths, tray cloths and other sundry linens.
At Home: Comforting Cushions
I am a bit of a softie about my sofa, and cushions add that final touch of comfort. Unfortunately my son seems to be allergic to my feather filled favourites so it is time for a change. I don’t know why I am surprised but cushions, like pretty much everything else we take ...
At Home: The Sofa Bed
Is your home going to be jam packed with house guests this Christmas? It is a bit of a problem for every household, no matter how large or small there seems to always be a time when one more bed is required. I have been looking into the subject for myself lately – here ...
At Home: Fairy Light Magic
The lights on Regent Street are so pretty this year – and very simple too, all in white fairy light magic.
It reminded me that Millennials and Gen. Xers have been using them to add a touch of magic to their homes for a good few years now.
So maybe it’s time ...
At Home: In the Craft Corner
We all know that every man dreams of a craft corner – better known as a man cave.
Or do we? Maybe the image of a man wanting to get away from his wife and locking himself in the garage is as out of date as this:
However, I think it is true that we all, men and women, ar ...
At Home: On the Water
There’s something very romantic about living on the water – moored on a river or maybe in a tropical lagoon.
How would you fancy being at home on the water? Firstly let’s get a bit of housekeeping out of the way: what’s the difference between a housebo ...
At Home: Norwegian Wood
My son-in-law has recently been on a fishing trip to Norway and (possibly because he’s a geologist) he wondered why most houses are built from wood and not stone.
There seem to be three main reasons: building in stone takes a lot of manpower and Norway has in the past b ...
At Home: With Tea Towels
What’s your approach to tea towels? This humble item seems to me to get very little attention in the scheme of things. We may feel strongly about design in our homes but often the tea towel is just a practical thing. We may just pick some up cheaply in a hurry, or find ...
At Home: With Books
I am decorating my study so have moved all the book shelves into the sitting room. The reason I keep my books stacked out of sight is that I am a bit private about who sees them – because you can tell a lot about a person from the books they read. I can see from the ex ...
At Home: Great Shoe Shuffle
Do you have beautifully organised shoes? For some reason most people dream of perfectly paired and presented shoes but end up in a great shoe shuffle pulling a pile of singles from under the bed or some other inconvenient dumping ground.
This week At Home is going to square up ...
At Home: Who is for Cargotecture?
Ships specially designed to carry containers revolutionised trade by sea. Now these standardised metal boxes are making a big splash in the world of architecture as ready-made modules which just need customising. There is even a word for it – Cargotecture. Would you feel ...