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The STYLE EDITOR
The iconic brand has returned, partnering with Next to bring back some of its textiles, wallpapers and furniture alongside brand-new pieces. Ornate Tapestry Floral is just one of the classic designs that have been given a modern twist; it’s available
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The Long Game
‘We decided to go bold with dark cabinetry, as this space benefits from plenty of daylight from the skylight and Crittall doors. The island has definitely become the social hub of the house!’ Shaker-style wood kitchen in Pantry Blue, price on request
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Laundry Baskets
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Meet The Professionals…
REBECCA HUNT, OWNER AND DIRECTOR OF SUNA INTERIOR DESIGN (SUNAINTERIORDESIGN.COM) Suna has worked with property developers in the residential market for 20 years on projects across the UK, specialising in show homes, marketing suites, CGIs and interi
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Welcome To My Home
Ben Wilson and his wife Sally live here with their children Samuel, 11 and Elise, nine. A five-bed house built in 1929 in Bournemouth, bought in 2015 Bath......................£2,634 Bath mixer............£3,298 Loo..........................£
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EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, FUTURE HOMES Sarah Spiteri EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Vanessa Richmond EDITOR Heather Young GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR Georgia Hibberdine GROUP CHIEF SUB-EDITOR/PRODUCTION EDITOR Sarah Farley EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, HOMES CONTENT Rhoda Parry ASS
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The Edit: Shades For The Front Door
Dorchester Pink, £73.50 for 2.5ltr intelligent exterior eggshell, Little Greene Claret Rose aura grand entrance gloss, £46 for 0.94ltr, Benjamin Moore Superdec in Clover Leaf, from £36 for 2.5ltr, Sadolin Indigo, £23.30 for 750ml, Weathershield qu
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It S Our Tropical Hangout Space’
Emily Crowley-Wroe (aprilhouse.co.uk) used the space at the back of her house as a case study for her garden design course. ‘The rear garden was glossed over in the particulars for the house,’ she says. ‘It had broken fence panels and depressing flag
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How To Open Up Your Home To The Garden
Opening up your home with glazing tops many people’s renovation wish lists. Advances in technology are providing ever more beautiful possibilities, while steel-framed glazing is experiencing a major revival. Whether you’re planning bifolds or sliding
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Ideal Home Loves…
Solid bronze is naturally beautiful. Slimline door system, around £8,400 for a pair, Architectural Bronze Casements Modern bifolding functionality provides extra-wide openings. OB-72 bifold doors, from £2,400 for a pair, Origin Insulated frames
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Welcome To My Home
Christina Miles, a studio manager, lives here with partner, Rohan Tully, head of sales and marketing at a tech company, their two-year-old daughter, Elara, and their Alaskan Klee Kai, Aluki. A commercial vessel, purchased in 2018, converted into a
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Best Video Doorbells
Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell, £269.99, netatmo.com This wired design from Netatmo might cost a little more than most, but with a built-in microSD card slot there are no additional subscriptions to pay. You can simply enjoy the peace of mind that th
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Welcome To My Home
Katy Wilson, a software sales manager, lives here with her partner Paul Smith, a banking director, and their two children, Theo, 14, and Lila, four A detached five-bedroom extended 1930s house in Derby Purchased in January 2015 for £380,000. Now
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Plant Markers
Never confuse your chives with your chervil again by creating handy labels to pop in your herb pots. Use a white marker pen or piece of chalk (if you want to be able to rub them out) to write the plant names on mini slate tiles. Bend wire using plier
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Best Garment Steamers
F1500 High pressure clothes steamer, £249.99, Fridja It’s not the most attractive design we’ve found, but it works harder than most, with an easy-to-adjust telescopic pole, powerful 5 bars of steam pressure and huge 3.8 litre removable water tank th
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Make It Work For You FIONA’S STYLE: CURATED ARTISAN
Luxury handcrafted rugs made with natural materials and sustainable processes. Browse its Fornasetti collection for intricate wallpaper inspired by the artist’s unique and dreamlike world. For contemporary light fixtures that will bring a sophisticat
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The Garden Room
Highlight a sideboard display by continuing the theme up the walls. Hang art in neutral and green tones in different sizes Bring tactile natural elements indoors by dressing the table with artisan ceramics and linens. A mix of rattan and wooden seati
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Easy Style Updates
Shake off the winter blues by working plants and shades of green into your colour scheme. Fresh green will energise a space; choose leafy prints or a painted wall panel, or even a simple display of house plants. Brighten up the side of a shed or drab
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Welcome To Our Home
Tina Lightbound, a housewife and husband Mike, a finance partner for a property developer live here with children Jack, 13, and Isaac, 11. A five-bedroom Arts and Crafts house in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. Bought for £2,025,000 in January 2017; no
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Genius problem solvers FOR A SMOOTH-RUNNING LIFE
Whether you’re looking for streamlined hallway furniture, or extra hanging space, this clothes rail is a practical and stylish solution. It conveniently folds down so you can store it away – handy if you have guests or temporarily need more hanging s
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A Sense Of History
Blending period style and contemporary cool to create an airy family home that tells our story, was the thinking behind doing up our Edwardian suntrap,’ says Fiona Richardson. ‘I agonised about what look to go with because I didn’t want a typical Aus
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‘We Can’t Wait To Have Friends And Family Over’
‘The old kitchen was a good size, but it was brown and beige, and felt dark. There was a lean-to at the side, and we knew we could utilise this space. I’ve got a thing about sightlines, and to get that perfect view of the garden I wanted metal-framed
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Cantilevered Corner Windows
1 YOU WILL NEED A STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Consult a professional early on in the planning stages to make sure that what you are looking to achieve is doable. 2 THE WINDOWS CAN CREATE MAXIMUM VISIBILITY With a corner-opening frame you’ll be able to pull
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KITCHEN & BATHROOM UPDATE
Bring Michelin-star style to your kitchen with Michel Roux Jr’s collaboration with Homebase. Roux Kitchens reflect the quality, precision and detail synonymous with a world-class chef. Each design is made in the UK using sustainable materials and has
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The Great Escape
Sea blues, painted floorboards and a pair of oars used as alternative wall art create a modern coastal-inspired scheme. Isaac three-seat sofa in Rockpool smart slubby cotton, £2,190, Sofa.com. For similar striped cushions, try the Antibes Linen & Blu
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Welcome To My Home
Laura Clare lives here with her husband Matt Francis, and their children Zac, two, and newborn twins Zadie and Rae. A four-bedroom Victorian semi-detached in east London Kitchen units.......£13,500 Worktops.............£2,500 Cherrywood carpe
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Make It Work For You EMILY’S STYLE: TROPICAL RETREAT
Tropical leaf print outdoor cushion, £24.99, Beanbag Bazaar Reelak double swing seat, £180, La Redoute Nordic Spring chair in Orange/Pink, £250 for a set of four, Habitat Weaver Turquoise striped recycled indoor/ outdoor rug, from £41.99, Rug House
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WEEKEND Brunch
SERVES 2 READY IN 50 mins • 2-3 Maris Piper potatoes (around 300g), peeled and halved • 2 eggs • 250ml buttermilk • 150g plain flour • 2tsp baking powder • 2 spring onions, finely sliced • 2tsp grated Parmesan • 100g Cheddar, grated • 200g salt bee
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‘It Feels Like A Boutique Hotel’
We’re huge fans of Art Deco style and it fits perfectly with the house, which was built in 1929, so that was our starting point. The bathroom was a 1980s horror. It was also half the size that it is now, as we extended the space to make it much more
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Wall Display
Create an evolving display by lining the walls with picture shelves. Choose a style that has a discreet lip at the front to support the frames and will also allow you to prop up other collectables. For a cohesive finish, choose frames and artwork tha
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