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  • Welcome to Modern Maggie

    This is for anyone who loves their home to be filled with gorgeous things, both old and new – a round-up of lovely vintage products, design inspiration and DIY projects (tested out on my new Victorian flat!) that needn’t cost a fortune.
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Friday kitchen envy

We now have planning approval for our extension, see here for the plans, which is really exciting. It does mean that our horrible kitchen needs to stay as it is for a while longer until we can knock it down and build a nice new one! However, as yet another tile spontaneously falls off the … Continue reading

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west elm opening in London

I’m very excited to find out that west elm is opening a store in Tottenham Court Road, London next month. I see lots of lovely items online from this American homeware store, so I can’t wait to go and see it all for myself. Here’s my top 10 favourite west elm items on their site … Continue reading

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1960′s house envy

  Wow what a beautiful house. It’s for sale for the first time since it was built in 1967, and the owners have carefully maintained it’s original details. Designed by the renowned architect Peter Aldington, the four-bedroom property was given a rare Grade II listing by English Heritage in recognition of its outstanding design. It’s in South … Continue reading

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Our before and after hallway makeover

Our one bed basement flat may be small in many ways, but we do have our own front door and a really good sized hallway (both plus points in small London flats). When we moved in it was a damp and dark space, with dodgy floorboards and dirty magnolia walls. It had one sad looking … Continue reading

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Ikea Christmas 2013

The nights drawing in mean I’m already looking forward to transforming our flat into a twinkly fairy light Christmas extravaganza! I’m looking to update some of our decorations this year, and Ikea is my favourite place for inspiration and ideas… I’m loving the metallic looks. And it’s not a proper Christmas without some new lovely lighting… … Continue reading

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Thinking bigger

We’ve been living in our one bed Victorian basement flat in South East London for almost 2 years now. We’ve been renovating the interior on and off during this time, and it’s unrecognisable from the sorry state it was in when we first moved in. But the space is still small. And we have A … Continue reading

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Our wedding stationery

Even though my blog is all about interiors and a love of vintage, being a graphic designer means I also have a passion for paper. Stationery, invites, illustrated prints, cards – I love it. So when planning our wedding, I couldn’t wait to design our save the dates and invitations. Our ceremony was in a National … Continue reading

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Friday house envy

Happy Friday! To help us through the last day of the working week, here’s an amazing midcentury gem to swoon over. This house  in Wales looks as it would have done when it was built in 1966. I love the coloured bathroom suites (I am convinced these will come back into fashion soon!), built in storage … Continue reading

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Zara Home A/W 2013

It’s supposedly our last day of Summery sunshine in England today, but my thoughts are already turning to Autumn, and of all the seasonal changes ahead. Zara Home has some  darkly decadent shots in their A/W lookbook, which are helping me look forward to getting cosy indoors… All images  Zara Home

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Habitat A/W 2013

Habitat’s collection for the new season has some bold, eye catching pieces. My favourite is this Sura chair, made from black rattan wrapped around a steel-wire frame – it looks very retro but with a modern spin. I may have to save those pennies though as they are £300 and up – ouch.   There … Continue reading

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