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James' Mature in Milton Keynes

Name:

James

Location:

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Division:

International

Square Feet:

425

What I Love About My Home


Despite being in England the floor to ceiling windows flood the rooms with light even on a gloomy day. The style really reflects where we are in our lives (early 30's eeek!) and has a mature feel but with some bright colours and accessories that reflect our interests and life together. We also really love our balcony, we grow herbs for salads and cooking plus its a great for evenings with friends.

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home


Prioritising what is important and keeping on top of mess and clutter. Also taking time in selecting the right pieces that maximise the space.

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Comments (29)

what a wonderful balcony! i vote for u :)

posted by burcuayaz1 on April 18, 2011 at 6:50am
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Bright and bee-u-tee-ful...
I am voting for you.

posted by Otilly on April 13, 2011 at 9:22am
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Very nice. I really like the bedroom. The colors are amazing.

posted by Tracy333 on April 13, 2011 at 1:57pm
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Not my fav palette, but the layout is charming.

posted by Ofelia on April 13, 2011 at 3:00pm
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You got my vote!

I like the colors and airy feeling... and that little breakfast nook and the balcony! Gorgeous!

posted by California Sleepybears on April 13, 2011 at 3:07pm
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I like this apartment very much. Any info on that cute eating area table would be greatly appreciated!

posted by xlaurenx on April 13, 2011 at 3:13pm
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Absolutely smashing. Best I've seen this year.

posted by kathryn_dc on April 13, 2011 at 3:48pm
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fantastic floors!

posted by Lady J on April 13, 2011 at 4:27pm
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Dumb question - how did you get the leather on yor Karlstad to look so... shiny and well-worn? Did you use some kind of of leather cleaner/treatment dealy?

posted by EC_ on April 13, 2011 at 4:39pm
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green + orange in the living room = yummy!

posted by Vanessa from vanessabottoni.blogspot.com on April 13, 2011 at 6:53pm
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Very nice! Really love the balcony. Agree about the floors, they're great!

posted by nutmeg21 on April 13, 2011 at 7:53pm
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I would also like info on that table/clear chairs. You got my vote. Not my choice of color but it looks great..so that is worth a star!

posted by delg23 on April 13, 2011 at 7:55pm
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Wow! That floor is AMAZING!! Can you tell us more about it please? Pretty please?

posted by Caralyn on April 13, 2011 at 9:13pm
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Great details--love every pillow in your place! And love the balcony, too.

posted by Rae N on April 13, 2011 at 8:52pm
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excruciatingly charming...

posted by mwn on April 13, 2011 at 9:58pm
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LOVE the floor and the balcony!

posted by mollyfields on April 13, 2011 at 10:24pm
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Thanks for the nice comments guys :o)

The dining table is from www.dwell.co.uk but is no longer available and the dining chairs are Ikea.

The floor is from the UK Homebase, I was a little worried when we bought it but as soon as it went down we knew we loved it!

http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=110&storeId=10151&partNumber=1832693&Trail=searchtext%3EZEBRANO

I use the Ikea leather care kit on the sofa and then buff up with a yellow duster :)

posted by UK James on April 14, 2011 at 4:58am
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Charming green with a tip of red - i love this combination!

posted by dr_met on April 14, 2011 at 4:59am
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Really charming, sharp design, good taste and very well dressed. Well done.

posted by GORGEOUS GUI on April 14, 2011 at 5:25am
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Gorgeous - for me, this is a 10. Well done.

posted by minuet42 on April 14, 2011 at 8:46am
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Balcony, breakfast nook, "paint chip" art in the bedroom... I'm in love :)

posted by fleo on April 14, 2011 at 10:48am
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I agree, love the flooring!

posted by ModHomekeeper on April 14, 2011 at 2:20pm
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I love this. It's so well put together and the balcony is adorable!

posted by rajaune on April 14, 2011 at 2:45pm
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That is one gorgeous balcony.

posted by little one on April 14, 2011 at 5:54pm
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I love the art in the living room, and the "paint chip" art in the bedroom. I might have to try to replicate that idea. :)

Very nice place!

posted by emmelemm on April 14, 2011 at 7:34pm
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win or lose, I wanna see HT of this place! =)

posted by pier723 on April 15, 2011 at 5:33pm
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Gorgeous! You are so lucky to have some outside space. The "paint chip" in the bedroom is very clever. The color palate is elegant. Lovely!

posted by Cymansezdesign_ on April 16, 2011 at 9:12pm
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Great to see a fellow Brit in here, good work James. Love the style. What's the bedroom accent wall colour? Love the repeat green theme throughout the apartment linking the spaces too.

posted by Skyrat on April 24, 2011 at 2:49am
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how is square footage based? my place is 445 sq. ft. and half the size of this, i swear...

posted by bethanydeline on May 2, 2011 at 11:38pm
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