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All Things Borgen and Danish.

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Borgen the Danish political TV Series is in it’s third and final series and has become a huge success alongside Danish interior design and architecture. Danish architecture has a long and fine history and world famous architectural buildings can be seen right across the globe. From the iconic Sydney Opera House designed  by Jørn . . . → Read More: All Things Borgen and Danish.

Self Builder’s Bring California to London N6.

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I thought I was over the Self Building blog but not to be…

 

Me and my husband (the builder) Luke Warren in our home in Highgate, London

 

The ultimate in Open Plan Pavilion style living.

 

 

 

 

25 meters of kitchen and entertaining space. Using buffed . . . → Read More: Self Builder’s Bring California to London N6.

Small Bedroom Ideas; Making the most of a small space.

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Zoopla Property Group author Ewan Robertson provides tips and ideas to maximise space in a small bedroom including decorative details, de- cluttering, smart storage and multi-functional furniture.

Modern living is all about combining space-saving ideas with a welcoming finish and nowhere is this more relevant than in a small bedroom. It’s possible to make even . . . → Read More: Small Bedroom Ideas; Making the most of a small space.

Converting an old barn into a home: is it do-able?

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Author: Zoopla.co.uk property news author Frances MacDonald writes about taking the plunge and converting an old building into a home – but she also warns about planning restrictions and financial snares that can crop up along the way.

If you are looking for something cosy with petite rooms, a barn . . . → Read More: Converting an old barn into a home: is it do-able?

Last Self Build Blog For a While

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The house  is located in a discreet section of Highgate and incorporates all the 21st century mod cons and niceties.   The amazing open plan detached pavilion style reception has direct access to the heated lap pool and heated spa and lawned garden on one side and a 10 m balcony on the other.

We . . . → Read More: Last Self Build Blog For a While

Diary of a Self-Builder – Part 2

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The end is in sight!

Kitchen, bathrooms, floor finishes, tiles, garden, lighting, swimming pool, jacuzzi, balconies, paint finishes, wardrobes, the list goes on…

Garden leading from the kitchen area with raised beds and painted battens to add to the contemporary design of the house.

 

Lazy lawn to protect the slate tiles, notice . . . → Read More: Diary of a Self-Builder – Part 2

Diary of a Self Builder Part 1

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In between Lets, Sales, Children and Dogs, I’ve squeezed this little baby in!

If you don’t know already me and my husband have been building this 5000 sq ft (all singing all dancing) house in leafy Highgate.   Hence plenty of  blood, sweat (hubby) and tears (moi).   . . . → Read More: Diary of a Self Builder Part 1

Middle of Nowhere

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Let me start by saying that my middle daughter is gorgeous, talented and extremely bright, but has a tendency to be more demanding than my other two. I asked of my 16 year old son, “Do you think that bla de bla is like that because she’s the middle child?” and without . . . → Read More: Middle of Nowhere

South of the River, for a Change.

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Mid way through the half term, and my two youngest have doubled into four, you got it, a BIG playdate.   And where  best to trip off to but the architecturally fabulous TateModern.   I love it’s industrial strength, the straight lines (which feeds into my slight OCD) and  the simplicity of it all. . . . → Read More: South of the River, for a Change.

Here We Go Again.

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Here we go again.  I can’t believe I’m back trying to find a school for my eldest. This time it’s in the guise of  Woodhouse  College, a 6th form college in North Finchley which is getting very good A-level results (they got a little mention in my last post).   Our smarty pants . . . → Read More: Here We Go Again.