Keeping our eyes on the prize

As we’re looking at our provisional room date in September, we can’t really start looking for our flat just yet. However, we think it’s a good idea to keep one eye on the property market – the rent prices in the Balham and Tooting area in particular. Imagine our dismay at seeing recent headlines such…

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Brickin’ it

After spending what seems like a lifetime (actually one day) painting Mark’s current room, we’ve gotten a little bit obsessed with exposed brick walls. After seeing this flat in Tooting, we’re considering holding out for a property that incorporates this unlikelly design feature. Combining New York loft with Parisian bohemia, an exposed brick wall brings…

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Whites and brights

As we’ve expanded our search for a flat South, towards Tooting Broadway, we spotted this quaint two-bedroom terraced house on Lessingham Avenue. Just a five minute walk to both Tooting Bec and Broadway stations, the flat is still in our perfect location in this South London bubble! The large kitchen in this property is made…

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Monkeying around

Before Christmas David decided he wanted to make a patchwork quilt. Ideally, it would be a magic cape quilt, just like in Stepmom… but we’re sure he’d get some funny looks, so a grown-up quilt it is. Well, we use the term ‘grown-up’ loosely. Already, the fabric includes a clowder of cats, neon lights which say…

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Forward Features Friday Finds!

Fashion: Reigning vintage In the heart of Soho, you’ll find Reign Vintage. Stocking vintage finds from Austria, Germany and Italy, the store has a quirky interior and we’ve found a few amazing pieces in there. You’ll find everything from designer labels to unknown gems and there’s always a friendly atmosphere. We love how the store has…

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Fishing for a winner

With money on our mind, we were eager to see what we could get if we expanded our radius nearer towards Tooting Broadway. We had not really considered this side of the area because we don’t know it all too well and because the Balham side is just that little bit closer to work. Having…

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Lighting up at Clerkenwell Design Week

Another week, another design show. Tuesday’s schedule included Clerkenwell Design Week, a three day design festival which showcases the best creative brands. We saw some amazing things, from design-forward lighting to flat-ready furniture, as well as exciting new retailers and home accessories. One of the things which we couldn’t help but notice was the incredible lighting;…

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Forward Features Friday Finds!

Fashion: Perfect patterns Patternity x Clarks collaboration debuted at the beginning of the year and we’ve been drooling over them ever since. David, the lucky thing, received a pair for his birthday last week and it most certainly is love. Pattern and print specialists, Patternity, and the father of practical shoes Clarks, have teamed up…

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The Holy Trinity…

Ever since Mark moved into his current house in Trinity Road, we’ve loved the area. Handy for the tube, with plenty going on and a good sense of community (not to mention a great local pub!). We spotted this amazing split-level flat on Rightmove, which is actually just along the street from Mark’s current flat.…

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Whistle for me

You may have realised from our love of floral upholstery and cat tapestry that, although we’re all for contemporary prints and patterns, we certainly favour chintz interiors – coming across photographer Retts Wood’s canal boat home on The Selby and her adorable duck stovetop reaffirmed our love and with that said, one of the items…

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