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Ideas To Steal
Revamp an existing lamp base with a new shade in a bright accent hue Animalcules Bawden Green lampshade, £60, Cambridge Imprint For a touch of luxury, invest in a piece with inlay detailing Mother of pearl inlay bedside chest of drawers in Grey, £3
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Vertical Vision
Climbing plants usually only require a small footprint of ground space so can easily be accommodated in compact gardens. In addition to growing them against walls, up arches and around obelisks, several summer-flowering climbers look particularly eye
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Come On In...
WE ARE Polly Hamilton, 44, an interior styling consultant @pollyalicedesign, my husband, Max, 47, our twins, Pearl and Rafferty, ten, our daughter Kitty, eight, and our Yorkiepoo, Sidney. OUR HOME IS A five-bedroom Victorian property near Barnes. O
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3 OF THE BEST... rainbow motifs
Keep their favourite bedtime books and magazines close to hand in this brass wire rack. Kids will love getting comfy with tactile textiles like this cord cushion. Add colour and cuteness to a child’s room with this ready-framed, pastel-hued print. ■
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Wash AND GO
Believe it or not, doing the dishes can become a thing of beauty when you take the time to create a sleek set-up with a range of stylish sponges, brushes, cleaning products, tea towels and more. Consider your washing-up needs and lifestyle to work ou
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For home that’s personal to you, collect keepsake ornaments and textiles over time, rather than buying everything at once. Pick a favourite colour and incorporate it into every room in the house, like Polly has with pink. It’ll make your whole home
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Pub Classics
✔ 500g large potatoes, peeled and cut into chips ✔ 3L Crisp ‘N Dry oil, or enough for a deep-fat fryer ✔ 350g skinless and boneless haddock or cod, cut into 2 ✔ 50g cornflour ✔ 50g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting ✔ ½ tsp salt ✔ 1 egg ✔ 120
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Pep up a tired dining table by replacing the top with sanded and treated scaffolding boards. For an edgy twist on a pastel scheme, add dark accents as Kate has with her frames and woodwork. A contrast runner and painted stairs is a low-cost way to
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I’ve Personalised My Rented Cottage With Upcycled Finds
When Danecia Scheepers and her husband, Ray, realised they wanted to put down roots in the countryside, rather than a town or city, they began their property search. ‘We’re used to space, views and light and we worked out that somewhere rural would b
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Park Up Safely With Your Own Drive
When buyers search for a new property, private parking is usually a big draw and, if you are lucky enough to own a building with its own spot, it might fetch up to 13 per cent more than similar properties without, according to property valuers Petty
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ECO-FRIENDLY BATHROOMS On A Budget
Introducing some environmentally friendly elements into your bathroom means you’ll be able to get clean with a clear conscience while potentially saving money on your water and energy bills. If a major revamp is in the pipeline, consider sanitaryware
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Good Idea!
Use a curved object as a template to draw scallops and paint them freehand for a simple colour-block wall detail. Add lots of texture with cushions. Look for ones with tufted and fringing details for visual interest. Hang a canopy above the cot in a
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A Wild Theme Helped Our Son Settle In
Having moved in seven years ago, Lisa Weaver, 40, an interior designer, and her husband, James, had already spent a lot of time extending and decorating their four-bedroom, end-of-terrace home in St Albans, Hertfordshire, before they had their son Ar
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We Wanted Something Cute, Cosy And Scandi-inspired
When they bought their first house in August 2017, Aimee, 28, and her partner, Ezra, 29, were excited by the prospect of being new homeowners. ‘We were renting a very similar Victorian property in the Worcestershire area,’ explains Aimee. ‘This three
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Welcome
Aren’t things finally starting to feel a bit more relaxed and upbeat? I am so enjoying the sight of my garden in full bloom and being able to spend more time with my family and friends. Especially my godchildren, who have grown up so much since I las
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I’ve Filled Our Home With Travel-inspired Treasures
Behind the tile-clad walls of an unassuming Victorian house, just a stone’s throw from bustling Barnes, Polly Hamilton has lovingly created a carefully curated family home that’s become a punchy fusion of colour, personality and imaginative touches.
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Shopping Guide
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3 OF THE BEST... Big Cat Designs
£23 from Green Lili Create a restful feel at bedtime with the help of this chilled-out leopard. £25 from Red Candy A lion wall hook is perfect for storing a little explorer’s backpack. £28.50 from Bobby Rabbit Hang a plushie tiger inside a fra
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Home IMPROVEMENT
The perfect antidote to a chilly evening, fire pits are virtually synonymous with a British summer. So, get your hands on one of Arada Stoves’ new wood burning fire pits. Designed for extra stability on all surfaces, the pyramid-style fire pits are e
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Ideas To Steal
Add task lighting to dining areas, as Kate has, with silver pendants Genly pendant lamp in Silver, £40, B&Q Plush bar stools, like Kate’s, help to make the kitchen a social hotspot Matteo metal bar stool in Royal Blue Velvet, £109, Cult Furniture
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Insider Info
Meriel Tolhurst-Cleaver, 33, and her partner, Jack Hodd, 34, live here with their young daughter, Edie, and cat, Susie. Meriel is a paediatric doctor and Jack is an intensive care doctor. They live in a Victorian terrace in Chorlton, Manchester. It’s
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THIS MONTH We Love…
For affordable homewares that don’t skimp on the style factor, look no further than John Lewis’ new own-brand range, Anyday. With offerings across Home, Nursery and Technology, the range is all about contemporary living, focusing on those practical e
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Our Daughter’s Bedroom Is Full Of Fun!
With a baby on the way, Danielle Lisle and her husband, Andy, both 32, were keen to move closer to their relatives in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, in 2018. ‘My mum and dad came up with an ingenious idea,’ says Danielle. ‘They suggested we move into their
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Garden UPDATES
Make the most of a patio, garden wall or even a bijou balcony with a hanging planter or two filled with fragrant herbs or trailing blossoms. Before you settle on where to hang your basket, check how much light and how protected the spot is from the s
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Our Kitchen Is Now A Multifunctional Space
With little Edie on the way, Meriel and Jack quickly realised they needed more space in their terrace home. ‘Although the kitchen had already been opened up into the adjoining dining room, it was still too small and looked tired. We wanted this area
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Letter Of The Month
We moved into our bungalow last year during the first lockdown and have been slowly updating it. When I’ve been off work due to lockdowns and my husband is still working, I’ve tried to use the time as productively as I can. It’s not been gardening or
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Room Plan
Walls painted in Brilliant White emulsion, £22 per 2.5L, Dulux. Rainbow mural painted in Valspar matt emulsion in Watermelon, Mermaid Cheeks, Oopsy Daisy, Cuddle Bug and Frosty Snow Cap, all £29 per 2.5L, B&Q. Bed painted in Dazzle Me and Stormy, bot
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Good Idea!
A butcher’s block will give you an extra surface and seating space without splurging on a kitchen island. Look out for natural materials you can use to create bespoke pieces, like Danecia. She made a simple shelving unit out of a tree branch and som
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Come On In...
WE ARE Danecia Scheepers, a home stylist @upliftyourhome, her husband, Ray, an operations director, their son, Raydan, six, and cat, Tootsie. OUR HOME IS A three-bedroom, semidetached Victorian cottage in Kent. MY TOP TIP Is to save money for key p
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Household HINTS
Come rain or shine, it wouldn’t be a British summer without barbecues. So, it’s time to brush off any cobwebs and get your grill looking sparkling clean ahead of all the garden gatherings this June… • If there are still bits of food stuck to the gr
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