Homes & interiors

  • 15 Collingwood is just ‘fabulous’

    Beautiful mid-century and modern movement design classics mixed with industrial and reproduction furniture, it’s all high quality, but most notably (to Philistine Muddy at least), it’s VERY affordably priced.

  • A love in at The Furniture Quarter…

    A hidden gem – in plain site – I’ve driven past this interiors Aladdin’s cave a dozen times. Not any more, and my wish list is growing…

  • The alternative guide to Valentines

    February 14th, eh? If St Valentines is more of a botheration and you’d rather spend time with someone you love – yourself, then let Muddy inspire you to do something different during a soggy February day.  However if you’re planning gifts, adventures, experiences – all in the name of love then we’ve got it covered. […]

  • Muddy hearts Rebecca Blake candles

    I have a weakness. Not a weakness like Superman and Kryptonyte, but a weakness that has, over the years, made a severe dent in my bank balance…scented candles!

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    Since the festivities are rolling towards us quicker than I can say ‘Jesus, who is gonna cook all these exotic menus I have planned;’ I thought I’d revisit the sexiest kitchen utensil ever!

  • On-trend Xmas decoration tips from Texture Interiors

    Do you love decorating your home for Christmas? Bringing the boxes down from the attic that were carefully and lovingly packed away the year before (or thrown in hastily, ahem, guilty as charged)! It’s always exciting to see the decs again, your favourite bauble, all those happy memories (like the year you set fire to the […]

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    It’s an animal themed shop! Everything in there is animal related and will almost certainly make a good Chrimbo pressie (don’t leave it to the last minute again)!

  • Who lives in a house like this?

    Right, it’s nearly November so it’s kind of ok to mention Christmas is it not? We’re pretty lucky in this county for Xmas markets, but Pipewell Hall is a little bit different. It’s indoors for one, and not in a dusty church hall. Nope. No dark and unused corners here, it’s in the owners’ home […]

    • Father’s Day gifts for your Dad’s army

      Muddy men, though you’re often teased and prodded on Muddy Stilettos (because I know you like it that way), let it not be said that I never take you into consideration. It is of course Father’s Day Sunday 19 June so here’s a Muddy Guide for those gift buyers who want to avoid my usual stance […]

    • Wouldn’t you though?

      Time to pimp up your patio? I’ve just discovered this range of funky deckchairs and cushions that will help your garden get its groove on…

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