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FROM THE EDITOR This month I’m loving...

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s the new editor of House Beautiful, I warmly welcome you to our November issue, packed full of ideas to help you to cosy up indoors and enjoy the comfort of your home. I have to admit that I absolutely love this time of year. On a dark evening, when the wind is howling and the rain is lashing down outside, who needs an excuse to dig out a chunky wool blanket, rearrange the cushions and sink into the sofa with a cup of tea and a good book (or Netflix)? There’s nothing quite like it to help you feel at one with the world. Of course, the ultimate investment for winter warmth and atmosphere is a real fire. Last year, we splashed out on a fabulous woodburner. Yes, it was expensive and sometimes it makes the room ridiculously hot, but nothing beats it for creating a homely feel and wonderfully welcoming aroma! If you’re thinking about getting one, take a moment to look at some of the fabulous fires featured on page 124. And if it’s inspiration on texture and layering you’re after, see Warm Embrace on page 50. I have honestly loved every minute of working with the fabulous HB team to pull the pages of this issue together and I really hope you enjoy reading it. If you have any thoughts or comments you’d like to share, please do get in touch – we’d love to hear from you. Until next month…

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THE RIGHT ANGLE New season geometrics 5 MINUTES WITH… textile designer Margo Selby NEWS Furniture for small spaces, rugs and more SHOPPING Our pick of the latest pendants TREND Golden tones to warm up your home THE STORY BEHIND… Farrow & Ball’s new shades COLOUR Gorgeous greens

STYLE & DECORATING 30 DECORATING WITH VELVET A touch of something special 41 MOODBOARD MASTERCLASS Combining rose hues with forest greens for a beautiful scheme 50 WARM EMBRACE Plush fabrics, creamy woods, and prints and patterns based on nature create a comforting feel 124 FANTASTIC FLAMES Spotlight on… fires 6 housebeautiful.com/uk

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INSPIRING HOMES & GARDENS 58 MOVING ON UP Adding a third storey to her 1950s detached home gave one woman space to set up a new business 68 BACK TO LIFE A derelict Georgian farmhouse has been transformed with a perfect blend of old and new 78 WORK OF ART The owner’s passion for colour is reflected in an Edwardian villa that is both a home and a gallery 88 BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL A run-down flat was a chance for its interior designer owner to put her skills to the test 136 INDOOR GARDENING Fill your home with houseplants 140 GARDEN NOTES Green-fingered advice

ROOM TRANSFORMATIONS 102 ‘I LOVE THE PALETTE OF DARK BLUE AND COPPER’ Clever space planning opened up a galley kitchen, averting the need for a costly extension


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41 108 ‘I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT’ Setting a rolltop bath at an angle transformed this bathroom 114 ‘NOW IT FEELS SO WARM AND RELAXING’ Muted pinks, blues and greens plus tactile fabrics make for a cosy bedroom 121 BATHROOM TRENDS Wooden wall panelling and scales 123 KITCHEN TRENDS Stylish sinks and food processors

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CONTACT US And sign up for our weekly newsletter PROPERTY OF THE MONTH Regency styles PLANNING ADVICE From architect Greg Toon HEALTHY HOME How to get cleaner air indoors DANISH DELICACIES Eating Copenhagen style FOOD NEWS Slow cooking, herbs and reviving bread NEXT MONTH IN HOUSE BEAUTIFUL WHERE TO BUY Stockist information WHAT MY HOME MEANS TO ME Jimmy Doherty

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COMFORT AND COLOUR Create a welcoming winter home WIN! £2,000 worth of Kährs oak flooring INSPIRING READER HOMES YOU’LL LOVE EMBRACE THE SEASON’S LUXE LOOKS FIRESIDE LIVING Woodburners to keep you cosy COOKING Copenhagen style INDOOR PLANTS to boost wellbeing NEW KITCHEN AND BATHROOM IDEAS

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WHAT’S HOT The latest trends, design news and shopping

THE RIGHT ANGLE New-season geometrics are taking a diferent direction, with fun shapes and soft curves Balance a bold design with a subtle colourway for a sophisticated take on geometrics. The Cuboid wallpaper in Sage and Putty, £15/m from Louise Body, is printed from a lino block design originally created by hand. For storage, look no further than the Pablo shelving unit from Swoon Editions. Inspired by Picasso, it will transform any display into a work of art. At £429, it’s a statement piece without the designer price tag >

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1 Graphic metallic segments give the Clarice round metal edge mirror, £95 from John Lewis & Partners, a sophisticated Art Deco feel 2 Update a neutral scheme with an accent chair in an eyecatching monochrome print. Knox chair, £199, Made 3 Create a gallery wall of abstract artwork. Gold and glass hanging wall frame, £16, Oliver Bonas 4 Designed by artist Michelle Collins, the Outside In rug features mesmerising curves for a space-enhancing optical illusion. It’s £249 from Furniture Village 5 The bold geometric design on the Pictograph six-drawer chest, £1,199 from 12 housebeautiful.com/uk

West Elm, will bring texture and glamour to your bedroom 6 Abstract shapes on a blush-pink background will update your sofa for the season ahead. Darcy cushion, £20, House of Fraser 7 Keep your home office in order with the Tjena storage box, £2.25, Ikea 8 The Dutchbone Cubo brass table lamp, £109 from Cuckooland, is a neat design that’s sure to turn heads 9 Introduce a graphic feel and soften the look by teaming straight lines with a tonal palette. Loom throw by Muuto, £89, Amara FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

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MARGO SELBY

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Pushing the boundaries of conventional weaving, Margo’s eponymous textile design company produces carefully crafted, colourful and contemporary upholstery fabrics, carpets, rugs and accessories HOW DID YOUR TEXTILE COMPANY BEGIN? My grandmother taught me how to crochet and cross-stitch as a child. To my delight, when I went to art college, I discovered I could specialise in textiles – I experimented with knitting, screen printing, embroidery, and then, finally, weaving. I immediately took to it and the mathematical, controlled technique of interlacing the vertical and horizontal lines. I was invited to exhibit my work in Paris and Hong Kong and, soon after graduating, interior design and fashion companies began to show an interest in using my fabrics. Up until then, everything I’d made was handwoven, so I started looking for mills that would produce my designs on a larger, commercial scale. I set up my business in 2003, when I was 26. Before this, I worked as a freelance designer and spent time in Indian and British weaving mills, where I found the most incredible and inspiring craftspeople, whose skills had been handed down through the generations, sometimes for hundreds of years. WHERE DO YOU TAKE YOUR INSPIRATION FROM? When people consider weaving, they often think of traditional linen textiles and muted palettes. Although these are beautiful, I wanted to mix it up a bit by bringing surface texture, colour and curves to my fabrics. I love graphic design – it plays a big part in my process, so looking at the work of other graphic designers is key. I also find inspiration in global textiles. I travelled around Indonesia, Thailand, India and South America when I was younger, where I was able to see plenty of handmade, indigenous textiles that were often very eclectic and colourful, much like my own work. I think, too, that architecture can inspire weaving: both involve different components coming together using straight lines and mathematics. YOU COMBINE HANDWEAVING WITH INDUSTRIAL METHODS. HOW DOES THIS INFLUENCE YOUR DESIGNS? Woven fabrics are traditionally designed on graph paper, but I use a graphic design package to do the same thing, building my creations pixel by pixel. It gives me a freedom I don’t have with graph paper: I can flip the pattern, change the repeat or turn it inside out. The handweaving process (although very slow in comparison) is just as important, though. I can create carefully considered designs that you can’t achieve by pressing a button on an industrial loom. I’ve made a conscious decision to keep handweaving integral to my business. I make a lot of handwoven bespoke artwork, which is then loosely applied to my commercial designs, too. CAN YOU GIVE US A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR OWN HOME? My partner and I have just bought a bungalow in Whitstable, and I’m working with an architect to come up with a plan to modify and extend it – there’s a lot of work to be done! I need to think about how to curate my own designs, along with other items that are personal to me and inspire me. My partner is a rug designer, so between us we’ve got a lot of rugs and textiles. We both love ceramics, too, so the challenge we face is how best to enjoy these pieces without feeling overwhelmed by them. I’m hoping for big open spaces with smaller, focused areas for our work and the things that make us happy.

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WHAT’S HOT NEWS SAV V Y ST YLES Fusing urban design with afordability and practicality, the latest range from Homebase champions small-spacefriendly furniture and accessories, perfect for renters and homeowners alike. Included in the collection are the wooden and metal garment rack, £25; wooden and metal shoe rack, £12; chevron geo cotton rug, £25; and feather sphere easy-fit pendant, £20 (all shown here).

PICTURE PERFECT Online interiors company Made has collaborated with the designers behind the Tom Pigeon brand for its latest collection of homeware. The products, including planters, wall art and more, feature geometric shapes and bold colours. This Assembly print (above), £99, is one of our favourites from the range.

FASHION FORWARD High street retailer River Island is the latest fashion brand to launch an interiors range. Everything from soft furnishings to storage will feature, as well as reasonably priced accessories, including the small white tealight holder, £8, gold and clear bubbled vase, £25, and medium black votive, £15 (above). Available in selected stores and online from October.

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WHAT’S HOT NEWS

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Fans of Fatface will be making a beeline for the bedroom this autumn. The lifestyle brand has released its first bedding and accessories collection, featuring pure cotton duvet sets for both adults and children, and a selection of tactile throws and cushions. Look out for the brilliantly boho Sai throw, £65, and matching cushion, £30 (both above), available online and in selected Next and John Lewis & Partners stores.

Moody colours lie at the heart of Abigail Ahern’s first range with rug and runner manufacturer Roger Oates. Prints include (from top) Malton Cinder, Fitzroy Rosebriar, Masai Smoke and Kobe Plum, all £129/m. Cushions,

MARBLE EFFECT A trip to Jaipur by Rohan Blacker, founder

of lighting brand Pooky, has inspired a new range of lampshades. Handdipped in India, each one is unique and eyecatching. In three shapes, they can be mixed and matched with a variety of colourful bases. Shown here is the Salamander glass lamp, £225, with 30cm straight empire paper shade, £55.

BOOK CLUB Produced in collaboration with the V&A, Spectrum: Heritage Patterns and Colours (£24.95, Thames & Hudson) explores fabrics and wallpapers from the 15th century to the present day. Perfect for pinpointing the moment your favourite shade of dusky pink or sage green first found popularity.

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NEW MAKER Bristol-based company King & Webbon turns sustainable European hardwood into beautifully crafted pieces. This Art Decoinspired Formes unit is £3,850.

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upholstered benches and travel bags in these designs will launch soon.


WHAT’S HOT SHOPPING

SHINE A LIGHT

WORDS AND STYLING AMY NEASON PHOTOGRAPHY CAROLYN BARBER

As the winter months draw in, these statement designs will cast an atmospheric glow Pendants, from left to right Cave in Ecru, £900, Naomi Paul. Felix, £25, Habitat. Harmony Velvet Ribbon light in Kingfisher, £105, John Lewis & Partners. Remy, £50, Debenhams. Oxford double pendant, £219, Original BTC. Lavas, £238, Broste Copenhagen. Fowey in Verdigris, £128, Rowen & Wren. Lisboa in amber glass, £96, Pooky. Walnut Knuckle light (on sideboard), £75, Tala. Karlsson sideboard, £649, Swoon Editions. For similar silver tray, try Zara Home. Asymmetric glass vase, £12.99; small stoneware vase, £8.99; both H&M Home. All light bulbs, from a selection, Tala FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

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WHAT’S HOT TREND

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Warm up your home with these hot-ember hues and delicious honeyed tones 1 Butterscotch-toned glass, such as this Dahlia bubble shade, £76, Pooky, looks particularly gorgeous 2 Dip into the trend with accessories. Tinto mug by Rachel Cox, £32.50, Made + Good 3 The tactile pile of this velvet Flower cushion, £58 from Boconcept, showcases this intense shade beautifully 4 Designed by Abigail Ahern, this tealight holder will cast a cosy glow. It’s £18 from Debenhams 5 The Naïve lounge chair in Rust, £598 from Urban Avenue, makes for a seriously stylish update

6 Luxurious brass and a rich honey hue is a match made in heaven. Gem table lamp, £169, Heal’s 7 If you prefer a lighter look, terracotta tones pair beautifully with natural textures, as in this Jute rug, £206, Maisons du Monde 8 This trend can be pared back and used as a smart accent to white. Bamboo basket, £14, Yonder 9 Relax and put your feet up on the Felix footstool in Ganges Roosevelt velvet, £330, Sofa.com FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

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WHAT’S HOT DESIGN THE STORY BEHIND...

FARROW & BALL’S NEW COLOURS Beautifying homes the world over, the famous paint range now includes nine exciting additions. Here, F&B’s Charlotte Cosby advises on how to use them With quirky names, such as Dead Salmon and Elephant’s Breath, F&B paints have become global bestsellers. Sound eco credentials – thanks to its policy of eschewing plastics, acrylics and oils – mean the ethos of the company, which sprang from humble Dorset beginnings in 1946, is perfectly in line with modern thinking. Though its classic range of 132 colours is firmly established, a set of nine additional shades has just been released. ‘Each new colour

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was developed to address a gap we saw in our current range, so they can fit seamlessly into your existing scheme or create a whole new one,’ says Charlotte Cosby, F&B’s head of creative for the past nine years. To update an existing scheme, Charlotte suggests re-colouring a piece of furniture, alcove or cupboard interior. ‘In a neutral scheme, try De Nimes for a hip but elegant look; or for something more dramatic, use deep, rich Preference Red or bohemian Paean Black. Painting your front door will give your whole home an uplift. Rangwali is a friendly, positive colour that should make you and your guests smile!’ According to Charlotte, the deepest colours, Paean Black and Preference Red, work wonderfully in dark rooms especially dining rooms and living rooms, where they’ll add a bit of drama, as well as creating a cocooning and restful effect in bedrooms. ‘School House White is the perfect canvas for any room as it softens all spaces and works with most other colours,’ says Charlotte, ‘while Sulking Room Pink can be used as a neutral and sits fantastically just about anywhere – my favourite would be a kitchen with Sulking Room Pink on the walls and Railings cabinetry!’ The new colours also bring a fresh dimension to the classic range. ‘Paean Black is our new black for teaming with reds – great for painting trim or flooring in a room with red walls,’ says Charlotte. ‘Treron was designed as the darker accent for French Gray, something that customers have been requesting for years.’ For more information, visit farrow-ball.com

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WHAT’S HOT COLOUR

GREEN LIGHT

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From rich emerald to softer sage –the season’s most versatile hue is ideal for fresh, vibrant decorating schemes

A palette of greens looks sophisticated when combined with black, white and grey

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WHAT’S HOT COLOUR SERENE SHADE Green is the theme for the new capsule collection Little Greene has developed in collaboration with the National Trust. The project began with extensive research into National Trust houses and gardens to rediscover original colours and tell the stories of the people who first enjoyed them. Inspired by sources including Beatrix Potter’s Cumbrian farmhouse and George Bernard Shaw’s revolving writing hut in Hertfordshire, shades range from faint whispers of Olive and Pistachio through to the dramatic depths of Emerald and Juniper, taking in rustic tones of moss and sage (see Jewel Beetle, left) along the way. The full range is available in a variety of finishes starting at £43.50 for 2.5L.

COLOUR CONFIDENT As green can sometimes overwhelm a scheme, it’s a good idea to tone it down and give it a sophisticated feel by pairing it with neutral tones of stone and dusky white

Love Letter mixing matt emulsion, £27.56/2.5L, Dulux

SWATCH BOOK ‘From lush botanicals to smart

geometrics, this verdant hue retains its roots in nature for an undeniably uplifting feel in any room.’ HB’S AMY NEASON French Linen chalk paint, £19.95/1L, Annie Sloan

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INTO THE BLUE A painterly floral wallpaper provides a delicate backdrop to a beautiful deep-blue velvet sofa. For the perfect finishing touch, add velvet cushions with a contrasting trim

LAVISH PATTERN Luxurious jacquard velvet fabrics evoke a comforting feel, which is ideal for a bedroom


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GLAMOROUS EDGE A dining room chair upholstered in amber velvet is beautifully offset against midnight blue walls. Hints of gold add sparkle

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BALANCE DEEP MIDNIGHT BLUES WITH WARMING AMBER ACCENTS TO CREATE DEPTH IN A DINING AREA

RICH PALETTE For a luxurious look, use the same shade on walls and furniture. An accent chair in velvet and polished brass accessories add layers of interest in this elegant scheme


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PERFECTLY PLUSH Upholstering a footstool in a graphic geometric velvet brings a touch of eyecatching drama to a pared-back room

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DELICATELY PATTERNED WALLPAPER AND TACTILE CUSHIONS IN PRINTED AND CUT VELVETS CREATE WARMTH IN THIS RELAXED SCHEME

LUXURIOUS LAYERS A gossamer-ďŹ ne velvet bedcover in celadon brings softness and contrasts with the bold colours elsewhere, while a carpet in a similar tone completes the sophisticated look


A BOLD COLOUR PALETTE OF RICH BLUES COMES ALIVE WHEN ENHANCED WITH PUNCHY HIGHLIGHTS OF OCHRE AND TEAL

BEAUTIFUL BLEND Pair printed and plain velvets for an opulent look. The combination of vibrant and energising hues sings out against the dramatic dark backdrop


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PURE ELEGANCE Add the perfect finishing touch to a simple scheme with a velvet lampshade in a vibrant kingfisher blue

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WHERE TO BUY EVERYTHING Into the blue

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Surimono Celadon wallpaper, £65/ roll, Designers Guild. Large Dixie sofa in Twilight Blue clever deep velvet, £2,295; Real Deal mirror, £245; both Loaf. Throw, £125, by John Rocha, Debenhams. Square cushion made up in Taormina Peacock Blue velvet, £61/m, Sanderson, with Sloane Velvet border trim in Lemongrass, £58/m, Samuel & Sons. Milazzo Moss cushion, £49, Designers Guild. Box cushion made up in Brianza Duck Egg velvet, £55/m, Sanderson, with St Regis velvet ribbon border in Orion, £58/m, Samuel & Sons. Black & Brass table (on right), £129, Rose & Grey. Aran cuffed glasses, £16 each; Aran cuffed carafe, £28; Oskar brass dish, £32; all Rowen & Wren. Amber decanter (used as vase), £45, Heal’s. Jensen floor lamp, £198; E27 Large gold bulb, £15; both Graham & Green. Silver Armour rug, from £385, Rockett St George. Eclipse table (on left), £175, Loaf. Medium Posy vase in Optic Ink, £30, by Dartington Crystal, John Lewis & Partners

Sleek stool upholstered in Manipur Azure velvet, from £675; Manipur Ochre cushion, £75; both Designers Guild. Oskar brass candle dish, £32; Aran cuffed carafe, £28; Aran cuffed glasses, £16 each; all Rowen & Wren. Throw, £125, by John Rocha at Debenhams. Coastal in Lagoon carpet, £37.99/sq m, Carpetright

Bedcover made up in Mira Eucalyptus velvet, £84.50/m, Villa Nova. Dufrene Moss cut-velvet cushion, £60, Designers Guild. Kaleido Peacock multi-coloured cushion, £102, Black Edition

Glamorous edge Walls in Velvet Blue elite emulsion, £46/2.5L, Zoffany. Marble-effect glass shelf unit, £325, Cox & Cox. Amber decanter, £45, by Broste Copenhagen; Balance brass candle holder, £32, by Ferm Living; Deflect round mirror, £399; all Heal’s. Tapered candle, £10 for two; Kelp bowl, £38; both The Conran Shop. Cabrillo gold-top vase, £42; black vase, £48; both Rockett St George

Rich palette Walls in Velvet Blue elite emulsion, £46/2.5L, Zoffany. Clay table, £5,845 by Desalto; Bronte chairs in Indigo velvet, £399 for two; all Heal’s. Manipur Ochre cushion, £75, Designers Guild. Moritz chair in Amber, £299, John Lewis & Partners. Lena brass champagne cooler, £72; Elsa fluted champagne glasses, £32 for two; all Rowen & Wren. Bubble glasses in Deep Blue, £11 each, by Memento, The Conran Shop. Ripple column vase, £69, Heal’s. Kelp bowls, £38 each, by Brickett Davda; Slate linen napkins, £12.50 each; all The Conran Shop. Constantine Bay dinner plates, £14 each, by Rick Stein at Unique & Unity. Jenny salad plates, £28 each, 1882 Ltd. Matt gold 16-piece cutlery set, £75; Abstract Skyline framed canvas, £195; both Cox & Cox. Pendant light, £180, Debenhams. Katiya Platinum rug, £1,195, Designers Guild

Niumi Stone wallcovering, £206/roll, Black Edition. Kingsize Cookie bed in Old Blue clever deep velvet, from £995, Loaf. Bedcover made up in Mira Eucalyptus velvet, £84.50, Villa Nova. Ochre linen housewife pillowcases, £35 each, The Conran Shop. Marmori Frost foil marbleeffect cushion, £98; Lixier teal cushion, £118.50; both Black Edition. Glorious Velvet plain cushion in Sea Blue, £32, Rockett St George. Dufrene Moss cut-velvet cushion, £60, Designers Guild. Harlequin linen throw, £495, Niki Jones. Harlosh bedside table in black-stained oak, £875, Pinch. Acqua di Parma Peonia Nobile body cream, £62, John Lewis & Partners. Conical recycled Moroccan glass, £10, Rockett St George. Poise hand mirror, £55, by Ferm Living at Rose & Grey. Bale pendant light in Amber, £285, Zanolla. Sofia Grey velvet brass stool, £235, Graham & Green. Coastal in Lagoon carpet, £37.99/sq m, Carpetright

Beautiful blend Marion Navy wallpaper, £89/roll, Sandberg Wallpaper. Back seat cushion upholstered in Niumi Jasper printed velvet, £142/m, Black Edition. Ties made up in Boho Velvets Catkin, £53/m, Sanderson. 12mm Classic pole in Beeswax, 14p/cm; sleeve brackets in Beeswax, £7.40 each; all Jim Lawrence. Imo bench in white oiled oak, £955, Pinch. Velvet seat pads in Mustard, £35 each, Graham & Green. Two Industrial cube shelves, £65, Cox & Cox. No 68 brass vase, £20, John Lewis & Partners. Aran cuffed glass, £16, Rowen & Wren. Varese rug, £809, by Linie Design, Heal’s

Pure elegance Walls in Fenouil perfect matt emulsion, £44/2.5L, Designers Guild. 1x1 Trestle glass dining table, £1,345, Another Brand. Bronte dining chair in Indigo velvet, £399 for two, Heal’s. Dufrene Moss cushion, £60, Designers Guild. Lundi 22 medium vase in Aqua, £85, Ligne Roset. Bubble glass in Deep Blue, £11, The Conran Shop. Metal Junction table lamp, £115; Ocean velvet shade, £115; both Graham & Green. Wide jug, £22, Rose & Grey. Brushes, from £14.95, Annie Sloan. No 159 Tall vase (on floor), £100, John Lewis & Partners. Hana Carbon rug, £725, Villa Nova HB

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MOODBOARD MASTERCLASS Combine rose hues with forest greens for a naturally beautiful scheme

GET THE LOOK Dark oak sets the scene for a sophisticated look, while accents of brass and marble add a luxe feel to shades of blossom and rich emerald green

Stonor oak flooring, £74.82/m, Ted Todd. Barcombe wallpaper in white, £63/roll, Elizabeth Ockford at The Paper Partnership. Curve coaster in Pastel Green, £4, Amara. Spray-painted birch plywood in Sea Holly, price dependent on project, Custom Fronts. Entity Plains faux suede in Emerald by Harlequin, £28/m, Style Library. Laser faux leather in Blossom, £28.75/m; Stamp weave in Teal, £110/m; both Kirkby Design. Number paper clip, £15 for 10, Amara. Minshin spoon, £38 for four, Kalinko. East Haven Arabesque mosaic tile, £16.84, Claybrook. Ice velvet in Jade, £82.50/m, Kirkby Design. Gemmail wallpaper in Marine, £87.10/roll, Casamance. Chelsea linen in Blossom, £65/m, Kirkby Design House Beautiful NOVEMBER 2018 41


HOME OFFICE Increase productivity by turning your workspace into a smart retreat. Choose comfortable furniture and functional, stylish accessories that bring visual appeal to the room

Lower wall in Pleat; above cornicing in Aquamarine Mid; steps and far wall in Dorchester Pink; woodwork in Scree; ÂŁ43.50/2.5L absolute matt emulsion; all Little Greene

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Soft glow Sitting pretty

Create an inviting space with atmospheric lighting. Frost table lamp, £34.99, Very

Make sure your office furniture is fab, not drab… Fir Green velvet chair, £62.99, Maisons du Monde

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Natural beauty A vase filled with fresh flowers will breathe life into any space. RJR John Rocha vase, £22, Debenhams

Blossom-pink touches soften the effect of moody forest hues. Allora clock, £141.50, Calligaris

Instant update Give your desk a new lease of life by changing the drawer handles. Marble and metal door knob, £9.99 for two, Zara Home

Settle down Ease into the working day in comfort by keeping cushions close to hand. Alvor cushion, £51, Ligne Roset

Work smart This sophisticated design makes a style statement and is great value. Astrid desk, £299, Cult Furniture

Boxed up Look out for stylish storage. Bone inlay keepsake box, £40, Ella James

Golden touch Choose sleek accessories in opulent metal finishes for a truly luxe look. Elliot mirror, £125, Perch & Parrow

Warmth underfoot Balance hard woods and marbles with cosy textures. Maestro Tile Teal rug, from £29.99, Carpetright

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GET THE LOOK Floral prints are a natural choice for this sumptuous colour scheme. Pair with velvets in mulberry hues and dusky pale pinks to achieve depth and drama

Forenza velvet in Faroe (background), and Maple (folded on top), both £62.50/m, Romo. Paints Light Peachblossom, £43.50/2.5L, Little Greene; Aerial Tint, £45/2.5L, Edward Bulmer Paint. Malin wallpaper, £75/10.5m, Sandberg. Ice velvet in Blossom, £82.50/m, Kirkby Design. Small Zebra Flock velvet/linen, £171.36/m, Neisha Crosland at Turnell & Gigon. Giles & Brother knob, £12, Anthropologie. Fabrics under knob Alvar velvet in Rose, £17.43/m; Molten polyester in Blush, £64.79/m; both Clarke & Clarke at Graham Sanderson Interiors. Linara linen in Charcoal, £38.50/m, Romo


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Luxuriously layered bedlinen instantly brings a feeling of opulence to a bedroom. Add a bold headboard upholstered in a statement fabric for a stunning efect

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Ready to recline Tactile detailing adds understated pattern. Tanna cushion, £49, Ella James

Light up This sleek design in brass and pink would be especially effective against dark walls. Alma pendant, £79, Swoon Editions

Bedroom companion Get the most from your space by choosing multifunctional furniture with storage. Toshi console desk, £349, Atkin & Thyme

Floral display Simply pretty – just add a stem. Shape vases, £27 each, Boconcept

Breakfast in bed Take time out with a leisurely cup of tea. Raw glazed dimple mug, £19.95, Room 356

Fancy fringe Add an element of fun to your room with this eyecatching piece. Eilee velvet table lamp, £140, Out There Interiors

Snuggle up Pattern pick

Luxurious and cosy – and in a gorgeously rich colour. Velvet quilt throw in Plum, £229, Heal’s

Floral prints aren’t just for summer – look for autumnal motifs in seasonal shades. Florentina cushion, £35, John Lewis & Partners

Style steal Offering great value and smart looks, this has a tall upholstered headboard, button detailing and gorgeous curves. Condor double bed, £249, Argos

Between the sheets Treat yourself to new bedding with an abstract design. Smudge Print, from £59 for a double duvet set, Marks & Spencer FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

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NATURAL ELEMENTS Introduce beautiful weathered materials such as slubby linens and worn woods to create a welcoming, cosy cottage feel. Wall panelling in French Grey intelligent emulsion, £48.50/2.5L, Little Greene. Armchairs in Clarisse linen in Ivory, £15.19/m, Clarke & Clarke. Ekenaset chairs, £150 each, Ikea. Muse rug, from £110, Plantation Rug Company. Squeeze stool, £839, Heal’s. Copper mugs, £12 each; copper jug, £48; all Rowen & Wren 50 housebeautiful.com/uk

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2 HAPPY PLACE Bring an element of nature into your bedroom. Houseplants have a proven positive impact on our wellbeing, while dried flowers and grasses can bring a decorative element, and at the same time give a nod to warmer days. Hush organic cotton duvet cover, from £95; Salon Mosaic cushion, £79; Checked blanket, £149; Socket pendant and cone shade, £184; Plant box, £179; pouffe, £549; all Ferm Living

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2 THE LOOK OF LUXE A velvet upholstered bed is a worthwhile investment at any time of year, but will really come into its own when winter sets in. A rich pile and luxurious deep colour will instantly bring warmth to a room, and when paired with velvet cushions in complementary tones, creates a simply stunning look. Beatrice bed with panelled headboard in Velvet Peridot Green, £1,341 for kingsize, Love Your Home

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SEASONAL SWITCH Warm tan leather is a good choice when creating a cosy retreat. While you could style it in summer with light linens and rattan pieces for a breezy boho feel, when temperatures drop, bring in woollen cushions with tactile embroidery, Berber-style rugs and rustic furniture. Balboa four-seater sofa in tan leather, £1,399, DFS

Expert insight ‘Consider adding a new colour accent into your home. Deep hues, such as scarlet, plum and rich purple, will give an intimate feel, while classic warmer tones such as ochre, yellow and burnt orange naturally exude warmth.’ EMILY MOULD, CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF ROMO

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MODERN RUSTIC Welcome autumnal shades into a dining area with a beautiful wallpaper – the perfect backdrop to wooden furniture. Brooke House wallpaper in Cinder, £94/roll; mantelpiece painted in Serpentine; wall painted in Ceviche; kitchen units painted in Grey Moss; all £43.50/2.5L absolute matt emulsion, Little Greene. Amelia dining armchair, £350; dining chairs, £270 each; table, £1,170; all Ercol 54 housebeautiful.com/uk


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2 BED DOWN A neutral palette of snow white, oat and ivory bedlinen feels comforting and luxurious – perfect for a restful scheme. Add in irresistible textures with faux fur throws and sheepskin rugs, and you’ll never want to leave! Camborne pillowcases, from £30 each; Camborne duvet cover, from £110; Fairfax cushion cover, £40; throw; £120; Super-Soft faux fur throw, £175; Harrogate wool tassel rug, £495; Brunel side table, £95; Cowley black metal table lamp, £85; all The White Company

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3 GATHER ROUND Settling down for a long, hearty Sunday roast with loved ones is one of winter’s absolute joys. Make your table look as special as the event by dressing it with stylish linens and cloths to create an inviting setting. Cadogan Check napkin, £20; Fastnet Stripe napkin, £20; Fastnet Stripe table cloth, £102; all Tori Murphy HB FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

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HOME PROFILE WHO LIVES HERE Mairead Wright, 39, founding partner of lifestyle brand Wild Hearts Wonder, her husband, Ben, also 39, a design company owner, and their children, Finn, 10, Isobel, seven, (YJOPLÄ]LHUK3VSH[OYLL THE PROPERTY An extended nine-bed, 1950s house in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire PRICE £995,000 MONEY SPENT £300,000 WHAT IT’S WORTH NOW £1.95m

KITCHEN ‘I love how copper ages and changes colour,’ says Mairead, who chose it for a trim on the black matt lacquer units from Excelsior Kitchens. The Beat pendants above the island are by Tom Dixon and the bar stools are from Cult Furniture >

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MOVING ON UP Adding a third storey to her home has given Mairead Wright the space to set up a new business WORDS AND STYLING KATE HILL PHOTOGRAPHY LIZZIE ORME

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aving grown up in a run-down Edwardian property with constant building work going on around her, Mairead Wright clearly caught the renovation and interior design bug young. ‘The signs were always there,’ she says. ‘From an early age, I was constantly changing my room around and repainting the walls to create diferent looks.’ By their mid thirties, Mairead and her husband Ben had transformed several houses while working full time and having two children. ‘Our last project was an uninhabitable period property that needed a complete overhaul,’ she says. ‘It was challenging: in some areas the roof had caved in and one side of the house collapsed while it was being rebuilt.’ But that wasn’t enough to put the couple of and, in July 2012, when their third child was on the way, they decided that they needed more space. This time, however, they looked at modern properties for a change. ‘I was attracted to this house because it is close to the centre of town, but tucked down a peaceful lane,’ says Mairead. ‘It was extremely dated and the layout didn’t

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really work, but it was solid and I loved the way the garden wrapped around it.’ Due to covenant issues, their old house took a while to sell, but in June 2013, and with Archie newly arrived, they moved into their new home. The plan was to add a two-storey extension onto the side to create two extra bedrooms and a large kitchen-diner. As the property is in a dip, the couple thought having a wildflower meadow on top of the flat roof would give a pleasing view for surrounding houses and avoid having to alter the existing roof. The local planning department, however, would only approve the family’s plan to add extra bedrooms if they built a third floor and replaced the roof. ‘It was a shock and meant we had to delay the exterior and landscaping work to be able to fund it,’ explains Mairead. ‘Although it seemed mad at the time, the pitch of the new roof meant that there was so much space on the third floor that it made sense to add a further two bedrooms and a bathroom, creating nine bedrooms in total.’ With the new plans agreed, the family moved out for 10 months, spending eight of them in a rented house around the corner so that Mairead could manage the various >

KITCHEN Inspired by the decor of a restaurant in Paris, Mairead chose Balboa black and white encaustic cement tiles from Terrazzo Tiles to define the floor area

BANQUETTE This comfortable and practical family eating area was made by the builder. Copper pendant lights by Tom Dixon contrast with the dark walls, which are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Pitch Black

LIVING ROOM Designers Guild’s Pisani wallpaper in Copper creates a luxurious look on the walls. Excess tiles from the kitchen were used to decorate the hearth, which features the Studio 1 woodburner from Stovax

DINING AREA An original artwork by Dave White and multiple copper pendant lights create a chic formal space. The oak extending dining table is by Matthew Hilton for Case


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tradesmen and watch the build progressing. When the couple’s fourth child, Lola, arrived eight months into the build, the whole family decamped to Mairead’s parents’ house for the final two months. ‘We still had to move back into the property before it was finished though,’ she says. ‘There was no flooring, no kitchen worktops and it was a complete mess. I had three young children and a newborn baby so it was a very stressful time.’ Apart from a delay of two months waiting for the new windows to arrive, the renovation went fairly smoothly and by December 2015, the house was finished and looking just as the couple had imagined. ‘We used Sketchup (a 3D modelling computer program), which was a brilliant in helping plan the interior and visualise the end result. We could even download pictures of furniture to put in the rooms to gauge the space,’ Mairead explains. Initially, the Wrights couldn’t imagine that the extra bedrooms on the third floor would ever be used, but during the house renovations, Mairead started up a children’s lifestyle brand called Wild Hearts Wonder with her sister, Emily. ‘We make wallpaper, fabric and clothing with nature-inspired, 64 housebeautiful.com/uk

playful designs,’ Mairead explains. ‘I’m so grateful for the extra floor now because it’s given me the opportunity to have a studio, which is lovely and light, and storage space for the business.’ The decor throughout the house is modern and Mairead has used lots of pattern. ‘We’ve redecorated most of the rooms already,’ she says. ‘As we design our own wallpapers, I regularly change schemes to see how the new prints look. I love trying out diferent colours. I’m definitely an advocate of being brave and bold with dark colours, which add drama but also look cosy, particularly in a bedroom. My rule is to colour your room as if you were wearing it, so use a neutral colour for 70 per cent, a contrast colour or pattern for 20 per cent, and 10 per cent should be an accent colour.’ After a busy few years, you’d expect the family to settle here for a while, but Mairead is already getting itchy feet. ‘We’ve futureproofed the house with computer points and multiple sockets so we can create a gaming room and snug for when the children are older,’ she says. ‘But I’m a serial renovator – my motto is never say never. I’d love to renovate another period property, so I imagine we’ll be on the hunt again soon.’ HB

BOY’S BEDROOM This large scale Wild Cats wallpaper from Wild Hearts Wonder is a fun choice for a child’s room. The mostly monochrome scheme is enlivened with pops of yellow, including a Lego Storage Head and drawer fronts. A grey sofa bed, from Made, is great for sleepovers and blends with the wall, which is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Railings

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a row above a kitchen island 6 This Scandi-style table can be extended to seat up to eight people. Stockholm dining table, £350, Next 7 Use black or dark grey grout to give a modern feel to these Metro white tiles and emphasise their shape, £19.50/sq m, Topps Tiles 8 Remove the tray top on this table and it can be used as handy storage – perfect for a bathroom or bedroom. AM PM cage oval side table, £74, La Redoute 9 Curl up with the latest read in this spacious armchair, which has a deep seat for extra comfort. Soderhamn armchair, £295, Ikea FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

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KITCHEN Dark, glazed wall units painted in Farrow & Ball’s Railings contrast with the weathered oak units from Blakes London. A concrete worktop echoes the polished concrete oor, and a reclaimed wood table and mismatched chairs add to the industrial look. The pendant lights are from Luma >


HOME PROFILE WHO LIVES HERE Anna Beauchamp, 41, an A&E doctor, her husband, Jon, 42, who works in the pharmaceutical industry, and their children, Mabel, eight, Barnaby, six, and Wilfie, three THE PROPERTY A six-bedroom Georgian farmhouse in Rotherwick, Hampshire PRICE £850,000 MONEY SPENT £400,000 WHAT IT’S WORTH NOW £1.5m

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aving returned from Switzerland, where her husband Jon had been working for a couple of years, Anna Beauchamp found herself sitting in their London home trawling the internet, looking for a family house in the countryside. ‘We had got used to the and greenery of Switzerland,’ explains Anna. ‘The children loved it and, with a baby on the way, we decided it was time to move out of the capital.’ It was during one of her searches that Anna saw a five-bedroom, red-brick Georgian farmhouse that looked promising. She drove to the village, saw the surrounding landscape and fell in love. ‘One of my requirements for a country home was that it be within walking distance of a pub, and the village had two. I sat in one of them and I could see the roof of the house across the fields,’ smiles Anna. Even though the farmhouse was a wreck, Anna discovered that 22 people had viewed the property at an open day and it was going to sealed bids. It sold, but she refused to give up. ‘I became slightly obsessed with it, phoning the agent every two weeks to ask how the sale was going,’ she says. Fortunately

for her, it all fell through two months later, so Jon and Anna swooped in and bought it. In their haste, they hadn’t even viewed the inside – the property was derelict with a tree growing through the living room and ivy climbing up internal walls. An ugly double garage had been tacked onto the side, but Anna was confident she could turn it into the home she wanted. One of the first structural changes was to turn the old garage into a modern, open-plan living space, with a kitchen-diner and an informal seating area. ‘We knew the garage would need extensive renovation work, but were shocked to discover the builders had knocked it down due to a misunderstanding over the plans. Luckily, they had kept the roof tiles and lintels, so it wasn’t a complete disaster,’ explains Anna. As the room was a key part of the build, Jon had clear ideas about what he wanted in the kitchen, including weathered wood units, a combination of concrete and marble worksurfaces and a polished concrete floor, as a nod to the old garage. He found what he wanted at Blakes London. The large bifold doors were another must-have, so the family could enjoy the fabulous views. Plus, Anna insisted on a >


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KITCHEN-DINER This contemporary open-plan area was the starting point for the renovation of the whole house, and is Scandi-meetsindustrial in style. A large island unit, with a Carrara marble top and Cox & Cox stools, houses a dishwasher, wine fridge and bin on the side facing the Aga. The couple bought the classic Mondaine Swiss Railway clock when they were living in Switzerland

LIVING AREA Here, the extension meets the original part of the house, where a door leads to the boot room. A blue Chesterfield from Sofa Workshop is teamed with cushions from Kate Forman and an industrial-style coffee table from Loaf. The large floor lamp is from Rigby & Mac House Beautiful NOVEMBER 2018 71


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SEATING AREA To the left of the room is a door that leads to the children’s playroom. A neon sign above it reads 1773 – the year the farmhouse was built. The date was discovered etched onto a brick on an outside

wall and Jon had the sign made by Italian firm Seletti

STAIRCASE Linking the original farmhouse to the new extension, the staircase has treads made up of old floorboards salvaged from a bedroom

EXTERIOR The modern timber-clad extension has been sympathetically added to create a spacious family home

LIVING ROOM (Through doorway) The space was carefully renovated after the inglenook fireplace had to

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boot room for all the coats and shoes. ‘When we were living in London, I dreamed of having a boot room – and I love it! Every member of the family has their own cubbyhole with hooks with their initials on. I used Scion’s Mr Fox wallpaper to add a touch of fun.’ In the original part of the property, the inglenook fireplace in the living room was coming away from the house as there were no foundations, which is common in Georgian properties. It had to be taken down and rebuilt brick-by-brick with new foundations, and at one point the whole room was open to the fields. The ceiling had to come down and be replaced too. All of the brick walls and wooden beams were sandblasted to remove years of dirt and grime. Amazingly, the original windows were still intact, so Anna had them repaired. Referencing old pictures, she also reinstated a door where the original entrance had been. There were no floors anywhere, so the couple decided on wooden planks for the drawing room and flagstones for the rest of the ground floor, sourcing them on the internet and driving up to Cotes Mill in Leicestershire to choose the ones they wanted. A playroom was created next to the living room for their three children. It was once the old dairy and still

has the original metal hooks in the beams. A log burner was installed to give it a cosy feel. Between the old and new parts of the house is the staircase, built from scratch with a metal balustrade and treads made from old floorboards from one of the bedrooms. ‘Our builder fell through the floor as the boards were rotten, but I salvaged as many as I could for the staircase,’ Anna explains. ‘He thought I was mad!’ Upstairs, a spacious main bedroom and a guest room are in the new extension above the kitchendiner. Both have ensuite bathrooms, although Anna insisted on a bath in the bedroom, which is positioned so that she can see a huge oak tree from the middle window pane. The three children’s bedrooms and a further guest room are located in the original farmhouse. The building work took a year to complete, and during this time the family stayed in their London property, then, the day after Wilfie was born, they moved in. ‘I wouldn’t recommend moving house with a newborn!’ laughs Anna. ‘But our new home is perfect and everything we could wish for. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.’ HB

MAIN BEDROOM The extension was enlarged so that Anna and Jon could enjoy better views of the surrounding countryside from their bedroom. The freestanding cast-iron bath was painted in Farrow & Ball’s Lamp Room Grey and carefully positioned so that it faces an old oak tree in a nearby field. Bespoke shutters offer privacy and add a touch of traditional character to the space

ENSUITE Jon designed the room, which has sleek grey, wood-effect ceramic tiles on the walls and floor. The basins and painted washstand are Ebay finds FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

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floor lamp, £129, Barker & Stonehouse 7 Blue upholstery gives a classic Chesterfield a contemporary update. Oscar two-seater sofa in Twilight wool marl, £2,190, sofa.com 8 The simple lines and rustic finish of the Industrial reclaimed coffee table by Moa Design, £275 from Not On The High Street, would work in most schemes 9 Choose accessories that coordinate with your sofa. Samode indoor/outdoor pouffe, £292, Dash & Albert 10 Sky blue legs soften the look of the industrial-style Welles bar stool, £129, Swoon Editions FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

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SITTING ROOM Sarah painted the walls in Farrow & Ball’s Pink Ground, a warm, neutral background ideal for her colourful works of art, including an Anthony Housman abstract over the fireplace and in the alcoves and a Michael Bilton canvas on the side wall. A Boconcept sofa and coffee table from Heal’s are teamed with a rug by Niki Jones

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HOME PROFILE WHO LIVES HERE Sarah Collier, 53, a part-time radiographer and gallery owner, her husband Shaun Mullins, 47, an audit and advisory partner and their sons Charlie, 18, and Padraig, 17 THE PROPERTY A six-bedroom Edwardian semi-detached villa in Harrogate PRICE £750,000 MONEY SPENT £70,000 WHAT IT’S WORTH NOW About £950,000

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arah Collier hangs paintings in every single room of her home – including the cloakroom. From small original landscapes to big, bold, colourful abstracts, they fill spaces and balance furniture in a way that’s constantly changing and evolving. ‘I have always loved art,’ says Sarah. ‘I really enjoy the impact it can have on a room and the way it finishes a space, whether it’s one big painting or a group of smaller pieces hung together.’ Sarah certainly ‘thinks big’ in her modernised Edwardian home, which was relatively traditional when she bought it with her husband Shaun ten years ago so they could be closer to the town centre. ‘As soon as we saw it, we knew it would make a great family home,’ she says. ‘We loved the scale and the proportions of the rooms, the spacious entrance hall and the original stained-glass windows, but the fittings and decor weren’t quite to our taste. We wanted to update it and mix the beautiful, traditional architectural features with modern furniture.’ Apart from installing three rooflights on the top floor landing and replacing some of the old sash windows – which were all either rotting or not working properly – they decided not to do anything structural to the house. ‘It was in good condition, and we didn’t want to alter the layout of the rooms,’ explains Sarah. ‘The kitchen had already been extended by previous owners and it worked really well as a family house. The changes we made were purely cosmetic.’ These included replacing Shaker-style kitchen units with sleek, white, modern ones and Corian worksurfaces >

SITTING ROOM The green Oka cupboard is one of Sarah’s favourite pieces of furniture. A collection of cushions from We Love Cushions and Annabel Perrin are scattered across the sofa, and an elegant vase by Pietro Sanna sits on the coffee table

DINING AREA This space opens directly out onto the patio and garden. The Heal’s table is teamed with sculptural dining chairs, and the copper light shade is from Habitat. Sarah chose Cabbages & Roses fabric for the curtains

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as well as adding a large central island. They also fitted new bathrooms. As they intended to gradually develop a colour scheme over time, the couple initially painted all of the rooms white. ‘I didn’t want to rush into it and get it wrong,’ says Sarah. ‘I also like the fact that white is a neutral backdrop for our paintings and furniture, and is very easy to keep looking light and fresh. We aimed to give it a contemporary feel without losing any of the architectural elements of the house or its sense of history.’ History – especially art history – is one of Sarah’s many interests, and was behind the recent developments in their home, which led to Sarah turning two of the ground-floor rooms into spaces for a home-based selling gallery. ‘I started to focus on my passion after I went to a series of talks on art appreciation,’ says Sarah. ‘It inspired me to do a degree in art history and then an MA. I had always bought art when I could, and just over two years ago, I decided to take it a step further and turn part of our house into a selling gallery. It means I can be home for the boys, but still immerse myself in a business I really enjoy at the same time.’ Sarah’s love of art and design influences her choices in everything she buys for the house, from modern sofas, cabinets and tables to ceramics, cushions and practical accessories. And although they started out with a blank canvas of white walls and bare floorboards, Sarah and Shaun have gradually added layers of colour and texture to create a comfortable family home. ‘I think you have to take your time and let the house evolve around you,’ she says. ‘I have an open mind and I buy what I really like, >

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rather than compromise on something I’m half-hearted about. As a result, we’re surrounded by things we really love and appreciate every day.’ Sarah tries to buy locally – sourcing fabrics and furniture from smaller Yorkshire-based companies and individuals wherever possible – but she is open to buying from mainstream stores to achieve the look she wants. ‘I like to mix and match a bit,’ she says. ‘I can appreciate a piece of mid-century furniture just as much as a very modern bespoke piece, or a junk shop find with beautiful, simple lines. I want the house to work together as a whole, but each room has to have its own identity.’ Some of the furniture came from Sarah and Shaun’s previous home in Harrogate, but this house is larger, and they have had to buy new pieces to fill the high, open rooms. ‘I love the high ceilings and big windows because they make every room feel open and spacious,’ says Sarah. ‘It’s the ideal house for hanging big works of art, and I love the impact they make on a room. I see a great piece of art in the same way that I view a lovely item of furniture – it lifts a room with colour and form. It can make or break a space. Artwork isn’t something to purchase purely as an investment – you have to buy it because you simply can’t walk away from it.’ As there are a lot of paintings Sarah finds it hard to walk away from, having a selling gallery in her home is the perfect compromise: ‘We enjoy art every day,’ she enthuses, ‘yet it’s constantly evolving, as we change the exhibition spaces every three months, or as new work arrives to replace pieces that have sold. We really do have the best of both worlds.’ HB

STAIRCASE Two-colour trims give the plain stair carpet from H Morgan in Harrogate a modern twist. The large paintings are by Angeline Tournier and Jacquie Denby, and the smaller ones are by Anthony Housman

GUEST BEDROOM Scion bedding from Brand Alley, along with another Jacquie Denby painting, brings modern design and colour into this traditionally furnished room. The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Morning Mist, and the pink throw is from Homesense

BATHROOM Sarah and Shaun refitted the family bathroom with tiles and white furniture from Bathstore


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1 The elegantly simple Champagne Gold mirror, £235, Alexander & Pearl is a timeless choice for a bedroom 2 If your budget doesn’t stretch to original artwork, try this affordable Abstract wall art print, from £8, Abstract House 3 Copper is an on-trend choice that’s here to stay, and this Brooklyn vintage metal dome pendant light by Industville, £99 from Lime Lace, is a great way to include it in your scheme 4 Opt for soft furnishings with subtle, versatile patterns, like the geometric weave on this Swedish wool blanket in Samba Yellow by Klippan, £64, Eclect Design 5 Blue is a soothing hue for bedroom walls. Naughty Step

durable matt paint, £20.50/2.5L, Crown 6 The marquetry design on the Finchley mango wood chest, £479 from Dunelm, gives it an eyecatching finish 7 This speckled serving dish is stylish enough to display unfilled on a sideboard. Kaylub white-footed bowl, £25, Habitat 8 With a tapered neck, the hand-turned earthenware vase, £30 from Ian Snow, is perfect for holding a single stem or branch of foliage 9 Position a pair of compact sofas at right angles to create a clearly defined seating area. Manhattan two-seater sofa in Nickel, £699, Distinctify FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

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BOLD & BEAUTIFUL A run-down flat gave Shanade McAllister-Fisher the ideal opportunity to put her interior design skills into practice WORDS ROSALIND ERSKINE PHOTOGRAPHY FIONA WALKER-ARNOTT

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EXTERIOR The elegant Regency-style facade

ENTRANCE HALL Artwork by French artist Malika Favre, hung against patterned wallpaper from Zimmer & Rohde, creates a dramatic greeting for guests in the compact entrance hall

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HOME PROFILE WHO LIVES HERE Interior designer Shanade McAllister-Fisher, 35, her husband, Matthew Fisher, 39, an imaging producer on BBC radio, and their French bulldog, Pierre THE PROPERTY A one-bed flat in a converted Regency-style house in west London, built around 1850 PRICE About £400,000 MONEY SPENT About £70,000 WHAT IT’S WORTH NOW £800,000 (estimate)

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KITCHEN/DINER The bespoke ply and walnut units were designed to look like one piece of furniture. They have been painted in Farrow & Ball’s Off Black, which complements the warm tones of the wood. Open

shelving breaks up the cupboards while showcasing crockery and pots of herbs. Kartell Masters chairs sit either end of the table, which, along with the bench, Shanade designed herself. The goat hide chair is from Rockett St George

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LIVING AREA Removing a wall between the kitchen and original living room has created a large open-plan space. A grey rug from Floor Story helps to deďŹ ne the seating area. Shanade designed the statement green sofa and the stools, which, along with the feather pendant light from Mineheart, add softness

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an internal wall. ‘The entire renovation project took five months, with the first eight weeks focusing solely on the design process. I sourced samples, put moodboards together, reconfigured the layout, made technical drawings and designed the bespoke features – the bed, hallway console table, vanity unit and sofa,’ Shanade explains. Once the contractors had removed the wall, the flat could be painted and decorated, which took about two months. ‘The final month was like Christmas, with all the bespoke items, so I was able to finish styling and dressing each room,’ laughs Shanade. The brief for the kitchen was to create a practical, functioning area and the couple had exact requirements: the cupboards had to fit along a single wall and make the most of the high ceilings, while appearing to be one uniform piece of furniture. Shanade and Matthew chose Uncommon Projects for this tricky task, and the company made and fitted the bespoke ply and walnut kitchen, now painted in Farrow & Ball’s Of Black . In the living area, the plan was to create an airy, relaxed feel with lots of diferent textures and colours – a theme that runs throughout the flat. From the bold, eyecatching wallpaper and artwork in the hallway to the moody blue walls in the couple’s bedroom, Shanade didn’t hold back when it came to putting her stamp on her flat. ‘At work my biggest aim is to incorporate clients’ personalities into their homes and that’s exactly what I’ve done here – sprinkling each space with snapshots of my own personality,’ she says. Shanade likes artwork that’s a little unconventional, and she’s also picked some quirky accessories, such as the feather lampshade and flufy stools in the living area, and the rabbit ear plates on the wall in the kitchen. ‘They often catch people’s attention,’ she says. ‘The hallway wallpaper tends to stop people in their tracks with a bit of shock and awe. I’m positively eccentric and experimental as a person, so that comes through in all of my designs.’ Although Shanade is happy with her flat, her work is never really done: ‘A home is never completely finished,’ she explains. ‘It can always evolve over time.’ True to her word, the next project may not be too far away. ‘I recently found a piece of the building’s original coving still attached to the ceiling in our attic space,’ she says. ‘Perhaps I’ll have a mould made and reinstate it as an original feature in the living room. I’m keeping an open mind and if I feel a change coming on, then so be it. I look forward to embracing it.’ HB For more Regency properties, see page 99

MAIN BEDROOM Using Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue on the walls has created a cosy space. Shanade originally wanted the shutters to be painted, but once they’d been stripped back, she loved the distressed rustic look. Bee print fabric from Timorous Beasties was used to make the Roman blind

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6 Ideal for above a fireplace, this elegant large raised-frame mirror, £119.99, Zara Home, is finished with an intricate and eyecatching design 7 Make additional seating fun by opting for fluffy faux fur. Bouffant gold dressing stool, £149, The French Bedroom Company 8 For a classic look and a plush finish, choose the Scott three-seater sofa upholstered in green velvet. It’s £999 from Made 9 Sequins can be sophisticated and bring subtle, metallic embellishment. Agate sequin cushion, £39.50, Marks & Spencer FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

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he Regency period lasted for just nine years, between 1811 and 1820, when the son of ‘Mad’ King George III ruled Britain in place of his father, who had been deemed unfit on the grounds of insanity. However, the Prince Regent, as he was known, who eventually became George IV following his father’s death, was hardly a safe pair of hands; he indulged himself in every pleasure possible. Probably his greatest achievement was establishing Brighton and Hove as fashionable seaside resorts. In architectural and interior design terms, the influence of the Regency period still resonates. The dedication to decadence brought glamour into British homes for the first time. Although the precise and symmetrical lines of Georgian architecture remained, fanciful balconies and verandas, as well as imposing pillars and porticos were added. One notable structural development was the bow-fronted bay window. Interiors were a feast of sociable indulgence, with ‘knocked through’ living spaces and dramatic features, such as magnificent fireplaces and vivid wallpaper and paint. ‘The appeal of Regency properties comes down to the

architectural detail: elegant proportions, high ceilings, cornicing, shutters and the relationship between the drawing rooms and living rooms, and the openings that linked them,’ says Luke Brady from Savills in Bath, a Regency hotspot if ever there was one. If you’re looking for a home from this period, a spa town is a good place to start, as this was where the rich and well-connected went to party. Buxton in Derbyshire, Tunbridge Wells in Kent, the Clifton suburb of Bristol, and Royal Leamington Spa in Warwickshire (where the Grade-II listed townhouse pictured above is for sale with Sheldon Bosley Knight) were all fashionable destinations. In London, Regent’s Park was created by John Nash, architectin-chief to the Prince Regent. He designed a whole new housing community, overlooking parkland and linked to commerce by the grand thoroughfare of Regent Street. These famous white-stuccoed, five-storey Grade I-listed Nash Terraces survive, despite extensive bomb damage in the Second World War, and the area is home to many celebrities including actor Sacha Baron Cohen, fashion designer Tom Ford and artist Damien Hirst. > House Beautiful NOVEMBER 2018 99


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DARCY’S DELIGHT One of the most famous Regency-style properties is Chatsworth (below), the country estate of the Devonshire family in Derbyshire. A passionate builder, gardener and collector, the 6th Duke, William Cavendish, who inherited the title in 1811, set about turning Chatsworth into a house-party heaven and gave the property a Regency makeover. The dining room, where banquets were held, and three guest bedrooms, decorated with handpainted

Chinese wallpapers and fabrics typical of Regency interiors, can still be seen today. It’s believed the house inspired novelist Jane Austen – she’s known to have stayed at nearby Bakewell and used Chatsworth as the fictional setting for Pemberley, Mr Darcy’s home, in her 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice. It’s fitting then that the house stood in for Pemberley in the 2005 film adaptation of the book, starring Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen.

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DEVIZES, WILTSHIRE Built in 1832, this elegant three-bedroom house overlooks a park. Period features include its distinctive green shutters, bay windows and an original fireplace in the drawing room. Hunter French, 01380 584954

ILFRACOMBE, DEVON With five bedrooms and generously proportioned rooms, this is a great family house. It has a veranda, gardens, a paved courtyard and a self-contained, one-bedroom basement flat. Douglas & Dean, 01271 457915

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HOVE, EAST SUSSEX The centrepiece of this two-bedroom, first-floor duplex apartment is the living room, with its marble fireplace, sash windows and French doors opening onto a balcony with sea views. Fine & Country, 01273 739911

COCKERMOUTH, CUMBRIA An outstanding three-bedroom, two-bathroom Georgian house updated in Regency style in the 1820s. There are three beautiful reception rooms with period fireplaces and oak flooring. Fine & Country, 01768 869007

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‘I LOVE THE PALETTE OF DARK BLUE AND COPPER’ Clever space planning has opened up this galley kitchen and averted the need for a costly extension

WALLS Painting the walls and base units the same dark blue has created a seamless feeling of understated glamour

SHELVING It took the homeowner Katie nearly a year to find the perfect wire shelving for her new kitchen – this is from The Farthing

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STREAMLINED Fitting an eye-level microwave into the tall bank of cupboards helped to ensure the workspace opposite remains uncluttered

LIGHTING Angled copper spotlights are perfectly aligned with the feature floor, with additional practical lighting above the worksurface

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WORKSPACE A redundant nook has been used as an office area with a built-in desk and shelving

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I wanted that material incorporated somewhere. Cathy showed me three moodboards – I loved the one that featured a simple palette of dark blue and copper, even though it was nothing like the light, boho look I’d originally envisaged. The geometric floor tiles were gorgeous and really got me excited. To save money, Cathy used Ikea carcasses and got a carpenter to make bespoke door fronts. What about storage? I wanted a minimalist feel, so we have loads of storage. I saw similar bench seating on a TV show – ours has two tall cupboards on either side, which are full of our daughters’ craft things, while the storage underneath is my ‘halfway’ cupboard. Anything in there that doesn’t get used for two months goes to the charity shop. Cathy also designed sliding doors that conceal the old chimney breast and a TV, as well as providing storage for my photography equipment. Were there any hiccups? When the walls were being pulled down, we got a nightmare phone call to say the first floor was being held up by thin pieces of wood, which meant we’d need new steel beams that cost thousands of pounds more. Luckily, we’d moved into a flat for several months while the work was being done, so Cathy project-managed everything and it wasn’t as stressful as it could’ve been. Is there anything you’d change? The floor stripe was supposed to be a straight line, but the tiles chipped when they were cut, so we had to leave them whole. I sometimes wish the bench seat was slightly wider for comfort, but everything else is perfect. Would you recommend using an interior designer? It’s the best decision we made. Cathy handled everything, so there were no cross words with my husband! She also has access to reliable professionals, knows the best materials to use and has an amazing eye for detail. I was pleasantly surprised by the cost too.

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DRAWER FRONTS The etched diamond design adds a smart geometric element that works well with the floor tiles


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IN DETAIL M A K I N G HIDDEN STORAGE Painted sliding doors blend in with the background, making efficient use of space and concealing a handy storage area

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THE NEW LAYOUT The galley kitchen was opened up to the dining room and a door was moved to the new hallway, making more space for built-in bench seating and a bespoke workspace. Carefully planned lighting and tiling demarcates each zone

‘We’d never have been able to design this scheme ourselves, and I can see where every penny has been spent, so it was well worth using an interior designer’

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NOOK Shelving features snowflake decorations that work all year round and a trailing plant, which perfectly complement the vases of gypsophila on the table

Walls, woodwork and cabinetry painted in Polo Blue, from £20.50/0.94L, Benjamin Moore. Metod/ Forvara base cabinets, from £122, Ikea. Similar copper pull cup handles, £11 each, Proper Copper Design. Similar copper cabinet pull handle, £9.66, All Handles & Pulls. Contour hexagon tiles, £33.95/sq m; white hexagon tiles, £32.95/sq m; both Walls & Floors. Similar pendant shades, £63.95 each; similar spotlights, £14.95 each; both Lamp & Light. Franke Sirius sink, £195, Cofaro. Similar Rangemaster mixer tap, £220, Tap Warehouse. Similar appliances: Indesit Aria built-in oven, from £175, John Lewis & Partners. Indesit built-in combination microwave oven, £150, All Your Appliances. Indesit Aria induction hob, £264, AO. Lagan dishwasher, £200,

Ikea. Hotpoint fridgefreezer, £315, Appliances Direct. Apex Cord copper wallpaper, £25.93/m, Tektura. Blinds made up in Xylem fabric, £42/m, Ian Sanderson. Similar chair, £59, Cult Furniture. Industrial wall shelf, £58.95, The Farthing. Marble clipboard planner, £5, Sainsbury’s. Similar kettle, £40, John Lewis. Hanging planter, £15, Ruffled Flowers HB FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

WHAT IT COST Paint Kitchen cabinets and worktops Appliances Tiles Lighting Sink and tap Upholstery Blinds

£400 £4,400 £1,519 £2,200 £550 £415 £850 £600

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SOURCEBOOK Recreate Katie’s contemporary kitchen with expert advice and these smart lookalikes

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SLIDING DOORS

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What do I need to take into account before moving or updating an internal door to create a larger living area?

BUILDING JASON ORME Spokesperson for The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show, bestselling author of The Self-Build Dream and one of the UK’s leading experts on structural advice, self build and renovation

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Relocating an internal door is a great way to change the perception of space in your home, particularly in remodelled kitchens like Katie’s. It’s a relatively straightforward job, but there are some key factors to consider before you begin. The good news is that putting a new door opening into an existing wall can be done whether the wall is structural or not, but the process will differ slightly in each case. Creating an opening in a structural or loadbearing wall (constructed from blockwork) requires placing a lintel above the frame, while in a non-structural (stud) wall, the opening can be created solely with timber framing. The wall will need to be checked carefully prior to being cut out for electrical wiring or plumbing pipes. In most cases, an experienced builder can use the positions of existing sockets and radiators to assess the likely chance of hitting something. From a design perspective, the wider and higher the door, the better. Doors are still built to imperial sizes, with the standard being 6’6” x 2’6” (1,981 x 786mm). However, wider and taller doors provide a greater sense of space as you walk through them, so try and specify something in the range of 2’9” wide (838mm). One increasingly popular option is to install a pocket door (below) – a sliding door that retracts into a pre-formed cavity in the wall itself. Pocket doors are sold as part of the overall frame, which means a larger section of the wall will need to be removed (and replastered). The costs are higher for this type of door, but the benefit of not having a traditional hinged model is that it saves a significant amount of floor space. HB

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1 Bring a decorative edge to floors with Geometric cube decor tiles, £96/sq m, Mandarin Stone 2 Group together Kasper Diamond pendant lights, £29.99 each, My Furniture 3 The Industrial wall shelf, £68.90, The Farthing, is perfect for displaying kitchen accessories 4 Make a statement with Breton Blue mixing matt paint, £15.52/L, Dulux 5 The Form chair with walnut legs is simple and sleek, £240, Hurn & Hurn 6 Accents of white add a fresh feel to the dining space. Emree bottle vase, £18, Made FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

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‘I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT’ Setting a rolltop bath at an angle, adding a gallery wall and upcycling an old sideboard has given Emma Allman-Shuttleworth’s room a unique look

IN DETAIL Siting the taps on the floor, rather than on a wall, meant there was a lot more flexibility on where the bath could be positioned; the floor tiles conceal plumbing holes

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LADDER This quirky storage is practical, as towels can dry easily and toiletries placed in the basket below are within easy reach of the bath

GALLERY WALL Choosing ledges in the same colour as the wall makes the prints look as if they’re oating

PLANTS Fresh greenery brings the outside in, and replicates the feel of a Victorian conservatory

BATH Positioning the rolltop bath at an angle made room for the upcycled vanity unit >

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Emma Allman-Shuttleworth, 45, an interior designer and owner of decoretc.co.uk, lives with husband Paul, 47, a company director, and their four children in a five-bedroom Victorian semi in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

VANITY UNIT Using a grey paint in a lighter tone to the one on the gallery wall gives the room a cohesive feel

TILES Picking a design that comes in different sizes and plain colours meant Emma could use the tiles on the walls, vanity unit and floor

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What was wrong with your previous bathroom? It hadn’t been touched since the 1980s. There was a tiny, gold-framed shower raised up off the ground, a huge built-in boiler and an old-fashioned sink. A small bath was positioned under the window and there were printed tiles halfway up the walls that looked dirty. It needed ripping out and starting again. So how did you start the process? The bathroom is at the back of the house, overlooking the garden, with a flat roof below. We could see it would be a good place to have a balcony with French doors, rather than just a window, but adding one meant we needed planning permission, which we had to wait a year for. It was worth it though, to bring in all that light and fresh air. In the meantime, we had to put up with the old suite. What was your first move? Getting rid of the boiler and gutting the room. After making sure the space could hold a decent-sized shower, we ordered plain, contemporary sanitaryware from a local supplier and had it fitted. Did you always intend on bringing in colour? Yes, but I wanted the basics to be dark grey and white. I chose off-white tiles for the shower and had two of the walls covered in Victorian-style Anaglypta wallpaper, which I then painted over. Were you worried about having wallpaper in a bathroom? No, as I think it’s only a problem if it’s directly above the shower. But to make sure, I had the wallpaper painted in a Dulux bathroom paint to give it additional protection against the moisture, and used the same paint range on the remaining walls. Was it easy to choose the accent colour? Yes, I’d always had my eye on orange and using different tones works well. As the walls were plain, I wanted the floor tiles to be colourful. I found a range of lovely Spanish tiles online with orange as the predominant colour, and I knew they were the ones I wanted. How did you find the vanity unit? I wanted to do something different and not just go for the traditional sink with a boxed-in unit underneath. The unit came from my local charity shop and cost £39. I painted it grey to coordinate with the gallery wall and added orange highlights. Plain orange tiles were used for the top, and patterned ones for the splashback. I plumbed in the basin myself, which was fairly easy to do. Did you always plan on having a gallery wall? Yes, it’s something that’s very important and personal to me. There is a painting by my great-grandfather, as well as a print by my brother and three prints by my late father, Colin, which he did while he was studying for his photography degree. How do you display them? I love using picture ledges as it means you can change and refresh things at a moment’s notice. I find a lot of my inspiration on online on Instagram, and buy prints from small businesses rather than going to big stores. Would you encourage others to be bold with their layout? Absolutely. There’s no reason why your bath needs to be along a wall, particularly if you go for floorstanding taps. The latter may be a bit more expensive, but the effect is great. The builders were looking at me as if I was mad when I suggested putting the bath at an angle, but I stuck to my guns. I’m not one for conforming, and I think the end result is a more interesting room.


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ACCESSORIES Continuing the black and white theme, Emma designed her own cushions for the room and had them made up locally

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SHOWER A frameless enclosure and oversized Metro-style tiles give this area a spacious feel

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Moving a large boiler to another room has freed up space for a new walk-in shower. The toilet is now where the old shower cubicle used to be. To create space for the vanity unit, the roll-top bath was set at an angle so it faces the French doors

Walls painted in Night Jewels 1 and 6; sideboard painted in Night Jewels 3 and Jamaican Rum; all bathroom emulsion, £19/2.5L, Dulux. Burlington double-ended bath by Roca, £750; Loft freestanding taps, £750; Loft WC, £450; Crosswater Mike Pro Tall basin tap, £200; shower enclosure, £300 (sale price); MX shower tray by Grohe, £250; Tempesta shower, £325; all Monkmoor Bathrooms. Blanca basin, £42, B&Q. Radiator, £500, Graham Plumbers’ Merchants. Mainzu Gothic floor tiles, £23.75/sq m, Tile Expert. Wild Blossom Milk wall tiles, £39/sq m, Topps Tiles. Turner Tile Anaglypta wallpaper, £12.98/ roll, Wallpaper Direct. Orla Kiely towels, £29 each, John Lewis & Partners. Sideboard, £39, Age UK charity shop. Chandelier, £180, Ebay.

Ladder storage, £35; Stockholm mirror, £60; Mosslanda picture ledges, £8.95 each; Lack shelves, £50 each; all Ikea. Chair, £80, La Vie. Cushions, £42 each; photographic prints, from £24.99; all Decoretc. Bathe letters, £9 each, Matalan. Exit sign, £29, TK Maxx HB FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

WHAT IT COST Sanitaryware Shower Tiles Paint Furniture Lighting Radiator Wallpaper

£2,192 £875 £709 £76 £119 £180 £500 £78 Total £4,729

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SOURCEBOOK Expert advice and great buys to help you get the eclectic look of Emma’s bathroom

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IN THE DE TAIL

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I’d like my bathroom to have a bit of personality. What decorative touches can I use to add character?

INTERIOR DESIGN SALLIE CHATER Founder and director of her own interior design company, Interiors at 58, Sallie believes in creating luxurious, elegant and original schemes at affordable prices

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Using artwork to create a gallery wall like Emma’s is an easy way to inject character. Choose the largest wall space and opt for one big statement piece or a collection of smaller ones. Grouped pictures can be hung randomly or in a grid formation, but keep some overall cohesion. For example, they could be different sizes with similar frames, or they could be the same size but displaying art in different colours – greens and blues work well, as do black-and-white images in a monochrome scheme. Even with an extractor, condensation can build up behind glass, so don’t hang anything too valuable. Canvas prints are a good option. As bathrooms are usually small spaces, consider using a bold wallpaper. Half-height tiling with wallpaper above will look fantastic. Or pick a feature wall for impact that isn’t overpowering. If you have a good extractor, standard wallpaper is fine if it’s not in an area where it will get splashed easily. Otherwise, opt for a durable vinyl design. Large mirrors help a space look bigger, but if you hang a mirror above the basin, ensure it isn’t wider than the vanity unit, as this can look disproportionate. And think about lighting regulations. As a rule, fittings near a water source need to be rated IP44 or IP65, which means they’re specially designed for bathrooms. Standard light fittings can be used in areas considered ‘zone 2’ (at least 60cm from the outside of the bath, shower or basin). Finally, small furniture items can add interest – try an accent chair, neat side table or shelving. If you like a homely feel, vintage pieces suit bathrooms well, or if you prefer contemporary styles, include different textures, such as marble shelves or a velvet stool. HB

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1 Emma’s tiles have a retro feel. For a more modern vibe, try Art Colours Wave floor tiles, £66.30/sq metre, Tile Flair 2 The natural wood tone of this frame would work in most schemes. Mirror, £35, Dunelm 3 If your room lacks natural light, opt for faux greenery. Plant and ceramic pot, £19.99, Homesense 4 Inject colour with towels. Vivaraise Lya bath sheet, £27.50, Printer & Tailor 5 For a personal touch, add words to the wall. Gold metal signage by Miss Bloom, £14.39, Maisons du Monde 6 Choose a colour-contrasting unit for your basin. Boundary sideboard, £499, Made FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

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B E D R O O M T R A N S F O R M AT I O N

WALL COLOUR Warm grey is a restful choice for a bedroom

CURTAINS This neutral fabric with a pretty pattern adds softness in the modern room

BEDDING Layering textiles is the perfect way to play with colour, pattern and texture. Here, pastel shades complement the neutral walls

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PICTURE SHELF An easy-to-change gallery creates a focal point BED A fabric-covered headboard is a practical choice and adds texture

‘NOW IT FEELS SO WARM AND RELAXING’ Muted shades of pink, blue and green have been combined with tactile fabrics for a cosy bedroom that is now light and spacious

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CURTAIN FABRIC Curtains with a strong pattern – in this case, embroidered flowers and birds – stand out against plain walls, even if the palette is pale

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Zoe Vannozzi, 42, a marketing recruitment consultant, and her husband Tom, 43, a marketing recruitment director, were keen to add character and storage to the bedroom in their detached 1970s house in Hampton, Middlesex What was wrong with your existing bedroom? Aside from the obvious storage issue, it was incredibly boring, with cream walls. It can be tricky to bring personality into a modern room, as you don’t have any period details to make a feature of. However, on the plus side, you usually have big, square rooms to play with. I was excited to bring prints and soft colours into the new scheme. So, how did you start the process? By working out how we could increase storage. We didn’t want freestanding wardrobes, as they would have made the room feel smaller. Behind the back wall was a big airing cupboard, accessed from the landing at one end. It was more important for us to have our own wardrobe space, so we made the decision to block up the door from the landing and move the wall back, taking a small amount of space from the guest bedroom behind. We found an excellent carpenter to make the built-in wardrobes for us. They’re both nice and deep. With your clothes sorted, what was next? We’d promised ourselves a new bed, as ours was past it. I’m fond of plain, simple design, and found something that Tom and I both liked with a fabric headboard in a tactile grey linen. We spent ages trying out different mattresses, before opting for a quality design that actually cost more than the bed – at least we know it will last. What sort of look were you going for? I wanted the bedroom to feel soft and relaxing with no hard edges or bright colours. I love muted greens, pinks, greys and blues, which are also not too feminine. The paint for the walls took a while to choose. I wanted a definite colour, nothing too wishy-washy or pale. The shade we eventually selected is a soft grey with pink tones – it just says relax. How did you choose the flooring? I was always going to have carpet as I’m not really a fan of floorboards in the bedroom; they’re a bit cold and noisy for me. I prefer to have a soft feel underfoot when I step out of bed. We found a carpet in a neutral shade, which is incredibly hardwearing; it will last and last. Was there a plan for the rest of the furniture? After paying for the wardrobes and the bed, our budget was creaking at the seams, so the chest of drawers and the bedside tables are from Ikea. The Hemnes range in white is stylish and practical, but I wasn’t keen on the dark knobs. I found some I liked in an unusual shape in Zara Home, and amazingly they were in a sale – reduced from £9.99 for two to £1.99 for two. There weren’t many left, and in the end I went to three different shops, but I managed to find enough and bagged a bargain. We’d already got our chairs for the kitchen, which are a reproduction of a classic design, so we added one, in blue, to the bedroom. Were there any other ways you introduced colour? With the neutral walls and floor, the room was in danger of becoming a bit bland. As soon as I saw this patterned bedding in Marks & Spencer, though, I knew it was just what I wanted. I also had a special throw in blue with gold elephants that I’d bought while travelling in Thailand, that was always going to be part of the scheme. The key was sticking to shades of green, pink and blue. I’ve added a pink blanket, and some cushions that bring in elements of all the colours. You obviously like original artwork? Yes, and I’m a big fan of picture ledges. There are no nails needed and they provide ample opportunity to change things round. I like white frames used with everything in my room, from original watercolours to a heart-shaped map and a framed piece of wrapping paper. Whatever takes my fancy… 116 housebeautiful.com/uk

EXTRA STORAGE A large, practical chest of drawers provides space for everything not housed in the built-in wardrobes

COLOUR HIGHLIGHT Pretty glassware blends with other pieces in the room and brings the look together


FINISHING TOUCHES Curved chrome handles are sleek and modern ACCENT CHAIR A retro-style seat provides a burst of uplifting blue

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Blocking off the access to the airing cupboard from the landing, and taking a small slice of floor space from the back bedroom has released enough room to create two deep wardrobes

Wardrobes made by local carpenter, £350; handles, £12 a pair, Boyalls; painted in All White estate eggshell, £60/2.5L, Farrow & Ball. Tudor Twist carpet in Beach Hut, £33.99/sq m, Victoria Carpets. Cameron Super King bed in Marmore, £749; Blake mattress, £899; both Feather & Black. Walls in Elephant’s Breath modern emulsion, £45/2.5L, Farrow & Ball. Hemnes chest of drawers, £800; bedside tables, £80 each; picture ledge, £6; all Ikea. Knobs on chest of drawers and beside tables, £1.99 for two in sale, Zara Home. Eames-style DSW chair, £48, Lakeland Furniture. Songbird Duck-Egg curtains, £225; curtain pole, £34,99; tiebacks, £6.99 each; Bailey light pendant,

£35; pink blanket, £39.99; all Dunelm. Bedding, £49.99, Marks & Spencer. Pink patterned cushion, £12.99, Laura Ashley. Pale pink velvet cushion, £6.99, H&M. Pair of paintings above chest of drawers, £79.99, La Redoute. Map print, £45, Bodum HB FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

WHAT IT COST Wardrobes Carpet Bed Paint Other furniture Lights Curtains and pole

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SOURCEBOOK Recreate Zoe’s calming bedroom with expert advice and muted shades of green, pink and blue

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R APID RE VAMP

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I’d like to update an old chest of drawers and bedside tables. What is the best way to give them a new lease of life?

DIY AND PROPERTY JO BEHARI A champion for women in DIY and business, an expert on using space and improving properties, TV presenter and co-author of The Girl’s Guide to DIY

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Changing the knobs on a chest of drawers, as Zoe has done, is a quick and easy way to update furniture. However, if you want to go a little further, you can follow the simple steps below to paint or wallpaper your pieces to make them unique. Furniture made from wood is the easiest to customise as it’s straightforward to prep, but this idea would work on metal and melamine items too. First, remove any handles and knobs from the furniture using a screwdriver. Sand the item to create a ‘key’ for the paint to stick to. You can do this using an electric sander or by hand. Start with a coarse grade (60 or 80 grit) for furniture with a rough surface and finish on a finer grade (120 grit). When you have a good key, clean the item with a tack cloth (this is a cloth that is treated with a tacky substance to remove any small particles or residue), or with warm water – be careful not to oversoak any bare wood. Leave the item to dry. You can then paint it in your chosen colour or varnish. For flat surfaces, use a foam roller for a smooth finish and rub with finishing sandpaper between coats to provide a key for the next coat. Masking tape will help to keep edges neat and can also be used to create interesting patterns or stripes. If you want to be more adventurous, you can cover your furniture with wallpaper or even sheets of sticky back plastic, which come in patterned and plain designs (try B&Q and Wilko). It’s easier to change than wallpaper on walls and is a nice way to introduce pattern into a room. HB

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1 Choose cushions in soft colours and tactile fabrics. Scatter cushion, £45, Loaf 2 Group prints for extra impact. Mid-Century Circle Art framed poster, £25, Cult Living 3 Soft texture and colour combine in this Bronte by Moon throw, £74.95, Black by Design 4 Select accent colours from your bedlinen to reflect in accessories. Florbella vase, £28, Oliver Bonas 5 Complete the scheme with a Finn chair, £49, Danetti 6 Metal hairpin legs add a modern touch to this Elona bedside table, £129, Made FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

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BATHROOM TREN D S A new bathroom supplier, stylish wooden wall panelling and the latest scales

FA S H IO N C ONSCIO US Uber-hip clothing brand Diesel has brought its unique sense of style to bathrooms and kitchens with a look that rocks the industrial vibe. Vittoria Naldi of Scavolini UK explains… ‘Thanks to the huge popularity in industrial design, everything from lighting and furniture to decorative finishes is benefitting from the utilitarian look – just think of the trend for Crittall Windows. The bathroom is no exception, so we’ve collaborated with Diesel Living to create Open Workshop. With a metal and glass finish, metal corner bracket detailing and splayed metal legs, it’s an industrial look with an elegant feel. Fashion and interiors intersect all the time, with colours easily making the crossover, and increasingly, materials and textures are making the transition too. Both Diesel and Scavolini are fashion-focused, insist on quality and are meticulous about look and functionality, so it’s the perfect partnership – and, of course, we are both Italian!’ Diesel Open Workshop bathroom, from £10,000, Scavolini

STORAGE is always an issue in the bathroom, so why not choose a cabinet that’s dual purpose? The Elona bathroom cabinet, £99 from Made, has a mirrored sliding front panel, so no doors open outwards, with useful shelving behind.

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WONDERFUL WOOD

Terraillon R-colour body analyser scale, £59.99, John Lewis & Partners

Salter ultra-slim analyser scale, £25, Dunelm

Doctor’s-style mechanical scale, £30, Argos

Wooden wall cladding was once synonymous with orange pine and featured in many a 1970s home, but this time it’s much more sophisticated. Reclaimed, rough-textured woods are often used to give a sense of history, while new types come in stylish colours and wider planks. Here, European oak flooring, Sugar Cane, has been used as wall cladding in a cloakroom and it looks fantastic. £96.49/sq metre, Ted Todd. FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

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READER COMPETITION

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KITCHEN TRENDS Bold new looks and stylish sinks plus the newest food processors to help with Christmas prep

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PAT TERN PL AY A dramatic colour on the walls and kitchen units is a perfect backdrop to a statement floor in a geometric tile design. Mark Findlay, managing director at Harvey Maria, says: ‘Luxury vinyl tiles are very hardwearing and durable. They’re also more hygienic than other materials – perfect for busy spaces. We’ve collaborated with some of the best-loved

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designers to create our ranges, including this Neisha Crosland flooring. In terms of trends, we’re seeing a demand for zoned areas – ideal for those with open- or broken-plan living spaces.’ Neisha Crosland Dovetail vinyl floor tiles, £44.80/sq m, Harvey Maria. Walls: Downpour Blue, from £20.50/0.94L, Benjamin Moore, is similar

This model slices up whole fruit and even potatoes. It also liquidises for soup, smoothies and baby food, and has the Quiet Mark of Approval. Magimix 4200XL, £238.99, John Lewis & Partners Accessories fit in the bowl for easy storage, there are more than 30 functions, and a knife with three double blades. Compact food processor, £85.99, Bosch

Perfect for smaller quantities, this neat model has a 900ml capacity and commercial-grade powerful motor. Mini Prep Pro in Vintage Rose, £50, Cuisinart

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GUILTY SECRET For those times when you want to sit and watch something on your small screen while you’re eating dinner, this tray with a non-slip pad and a slot for your tablet is the ideal solution. Lap tray, £12, Addis

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A real stunner in a lovely warm colour that ofers a diferent take on the usual stainless steel, this stylish sink has an unusual draining board and a smart tap to match. It sits perfectly within this dark kitchen island. Karns copper sink, £552; drainer, £102; tap, £249; all Caple FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

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SPOTLIGHT ON FIREPL ACES

FROM THE TOP A hanging fire makes a real statement and gives a high-end look. What’s more, you don’t need a fireplace. This comes in multi-fuel or bioethanol versions. Similar fire from Focus. Rowan carpet in Dove, £36.99/sq m, Carpetright

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FANTASTIC FLAMES There’s a great choice of fires available – modern or traditional, with or without chimney, and various fuel options. Prepare to get cosy…

WARM CORNER Another contemporary look – a fire encased in glass that can be viewed on two sides. This is ideal for an apartment without a chimney as it runs on gas. Matrix 800-650 II fire, Faber


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GOLD STANDARD What a stunner! A gold box forms the chimney for this stylish open fire. With a copper tray fuel bed that stretches along a floating stone shelf, the warm metals complement each other wonderfully and are offset with a marble backdrop. Try Bespoke Fireplace Designs for similar

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BETWEEN SCENES Such a clever idea – a blank wall between a kitchen-dining room and a hallway has become a ďŹ re and log store, creating a fantastic focal point. Find similar insert woodburning stoves at The Fireplace Superstore


SIT AND GAZE Imagine snuggling up in front of this lovely modern open ďŹ re, with its sleek design and roaring ames. An integral wood store completes the look. Who needs a television when you have this? For similar styles, try Lloyds Heat Design


SPOTLIGHT ON FIREPL ACES

IT’S A CLASSIC There’s nothing like a traditional woodburning stove in a simple black finish, especially if you live in an older property. Tried and tested, they’re much more efficient than an open fire. Hamlet Hardy 4, £280, Arada Stoves

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TWO WAY A really striking way to divide a space is to have a see-though linear ďŹ replace that can be viewed from both sides of the room. It works with all fuels but if it’s encased in glass, bioethanol fuel would be the best option. For similar, try the 840BR Tunnel from Modus Fireplaces

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SPOTLIGHT ON FIREPL ACES

COMPILED BY ALISON DAVIDSON PHOTOGRAPHS LIVING4MEDIA; P GAP INTERIORS/BUREAUX

Choosing your fuel WOOD

GAS OR ELECTRIC

BIOETHANOL

THE PROS OCarbon neutral OCheaper tor run than LPG (liquid propane gas) or oil OYou don’t rely on a utility company for all your heat OWoodburning stoves are significantly more efficient than an open fire THE CONS OYou will need storage space for the wood OIt’s more expensive than gas or electricity OWoodburning stoves can be costly to install. Needs a professionally installed flue OSetting a fire is a skill OWood needs to be ‘seasoned’ before burning

THE PROS It’s clean – there’s no soot, ash or mess to clear up OElectric models don’t rely on a chimney, so there are no installation costs OInstant heat OPortable stoves can be moved between rooms and heat up in minutes THE CONS OA gas or electric fire will never replicate the look and warmth of a real fire OBoth have a lower heat output, so better as a ‘top up’ heat rather than a main source of warmth OElectric heaters can be expensive to run

THE PROS OGenerally no need for a chimney OFew installation costs OSustainable renewable fuel from vegetation OModern, flexible designs – so you could have a fire in the middle of the room, for instance THE CONS ODepending on model, produces little heat, so better as a ‘top up’ OPoor quality fuels can produce unattractive smell OThe fire needs to be adequately insulated to prevent overheating the receiving wall

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PLANNING ADVICE

Adding a small side dormer to a sloping roof will raise head height and create a more useful space

PITCH PERFECT

Gaining much-needed extra space and higher ceilings upstairs doesn’t have to mean raising the roof, says Greg Toon

Greg Toon Architect and founder of architectural practice Potential etc…

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Increasing space on a ground floor is easy – simply knock down walls to create an airy open-plan layout. But how do you do it upstairs, when you’re faced with sloped roofs, corridors and separate bedrooms? Cheryl Avery, 53, and her husband Peter, 49, face this dilemma at their four-bedroom home in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. Cheryl, a senior civil servant, and Peter, head of bids for an engineering company, have already renovated the ground floor to open it up. Now their daughter, Mimi, has started university, they want to create more room upstairs.

THE SET-UP

THE SOLUTION

The house has four bedrooms, a small study, a family bathroom and an ensuite. Three bedrooms, including Cheryl and Peter’s master suite, are at the front. Their ensuite is on the far left, under the sloped roof and with restricted head height. At the rear are the family bathroom (also under the slope), the study, the staircase and another bedroom. A landing corridor behind the master suite links the three other bedrooms with the family bathroom. Two of these bedrooms are singles, and as Mimi is moving out, Cheryl and Peter are open to reducing the number of rooms to gain space.

It would be crazy to turn this into a two-bedroom home, so I’m reluctant to remove more than one single bedroom, especially as they’re so small, we wouldn’t gain much space. The key to a more dramatic transformation is removing the wasted corridor space and the sloped roofs. My proposal involves installing a small side dormer, which I know may not be popular as they can make a house look lopsided and, done badly, blight the streetscape. In this design, however, the side dormer is discreet: it’s set back from the front and rear, and takes up less than a third of the height


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of the roof slope. Clad in charcoal-coloured zinc, it aims to prove the theory that darker elements appear smaller. From street level, especially with the rear backdrop of garden trees, it would probably go unnoticed by passers-by. The dormer turns the spaces with sloping roofs into full-height rooms, allowing for rejigging. The existing ensuite would become the walk-in wardrobe Cheryl and Peter have always wanted, and with a new opening on the room’s back wall, the existing family bathroom becomes their ensuite. These areas sit under the dormer, which is fitted with large roof lights to

ABOVE With dormers installed, there’s now extra space for a walk-in wardrobe, and the family bathroom can become an ensuite. This solution does away with the corridor too

flood them with daylight. This also does away with the corridor. That bathroom is moved to the middle of the front of the house, taking the place of the fourth bedroom. And with the back corridor removed, even the tiny study gets a bit bigger, as it gains space that was previously part of the landing. The result is an efficient layout and a much grander master bedroom, which should give the couple the same spacious feeling upstairs they have on the ground floor.

KEY TIPS As extensions go, dormers represent excellent value for

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money. Made from timber, they usually don’t require intensive structural work. The downside is that they can be ugly, so it pays to design them nicely, using high-end materials and avoiding white fascias and plastic guttering. HB

BASIC COSTS New zinc-clad dormer £12,000 Moving family bathroom ..................... £8,000 Other works to study and spare bedrooms .... £4,000 New flooring throughout ................... £2,000 TOTAL ...................... £26,000

THE VERDICT

‘We love the suggested layout and the way you’ve used the landing area, which is currently dead space. Another change we’d like to make would be to add a door to the family bathroom from our daughter’s bedroom, so it becomes an ensuite for her as well as a guest bathroom,’ says Peter

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HEALTHY HOME Natural, ecofriendly ideas and advice for making the most of where you live

3 OF THE BEST ETHICAL RUGS

BREATHE EASY Being indoors for winter may feel safe and cosy, but the air in our homes may not be as healthy as we think. According to Indoor Air Quality UK (iaquk.org.uk), pollution levels are often higher inside the home than outside. Heating, cooking, mould, open fires, woodburners and candles, high VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) in paints, chipboard furniture, carpets, sofas and even cleaning products, can have a detrimental effect on air quality. But there are plenty of ways to freshen it up. Check bathroom and kitchen extractor fans regularly to make sure they’re working

and that filters are clean. If your windows have trickle vents, open them, or keep windows on the latch where it’s safe to do so to help keep condensation to a minimum. Invest in a vacuum with a HEPA filter to get rid of toxins, as well as pick up pollen, pet hair and dust mites. A simple door mat will reduce the amount of dirt, pesticides and other pollutants getting into your home. If you live near a busy road, keep windows shut at the high-risk times, such as the morning rush hour. Visit airqualityengland.co.uk for real-time air quality information.

Perch is a small, independently run upholsterers based in Cheshire, which also sells a fantastic range of 100 per cent wool, felt Pebble rugs, each handmade in Nepal and Goodweave certified. Big, squishy and perfect for your bedside. Pebble rug (100cm dia), £199, Perch Upholstery

BED IN A BOX Springy and responsibly sourced Herdwick wool from the Lake District is blended with cashmere and cotton to create the indulgent mattresses from Herdysleep that can be delivered to your door in a box. Each kingsize mattress has been manufactured with 6,000 springs, everything is handstitched in the UK and the addition of a foam layer means it can be rolled without damage. Thanks to Herdysleep’s 100-night trial, you can try one at home, from £649 for 90 x 190cm. FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

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Thanks to a social enterprise scheme started in 2012, Ikea now employs local craftspeople in vulnerable communities around the world, helping them to create a more promising future. This colourful geometric rug, handwoven in pure wool, is one of their latest products. Bronden (L240cm), £250, Ikea

WORDS CHRIS HASLAM PHOTOGRAPH GAP INTERIORS/HOUSE AND LEISURE/PHOTOGRAPHER WARREN HEATH/STYLING DANIELLE HOWARD

This deep-pile, hand-tufted Berberstyle wool and cotton rug from Myakka has been awarded the Goodweave seal, which guarantees it’s been made without child labour and in fair working conditions in countries such as India and Nepal. Casablanca (L200cm), £359, Myakka


MAKE A STATEMENT This page Surround yourself with greenery to make you feel great. Create impact with a varied mix, such as a cheeseplant with its lovely heart-shaped leaves, a glossy rubber tree, and a delicately draping palm Opposite A tall plant with large leaves, such as this banana tree, adds verdant drama to a scheme


INDOOR GARDENING

THE GREEN HOUSE Bring the outside in and create a wonderful sense of wellbeing by filling your home with houseplants

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ouseplants have become increasingly fashionable and there are more varieties readily available than even a couple of years ago. But in addition to being in vogue, they also have benefits for our wellbeing and health. ‘Plants not only provide a cheap, easy and effective way to put your stamp on your home, but they also really do instil a sense of calm,’ says Nik Southern, founder of florists Grace & Thorn and one of the people at the vanguard of the houseplant revival. ‘There’s something soothing about nurturing them and watching them grow.’ Sophie Lee, co-founder of indoor plant specialist Geo Fleur agrees. ‘Plants are hugely beneficial to your health,’ she says. ‘They purify the air, improve concentration and productivity and lower blood pressure.’

Making the right choice While taste and decor is a factor when it comes to selecting plants, it’s worth knowing that some are more effective at combatting indoor pollution – from cleaning products and soft furnishings – than others. Common plants with toxin-filtering properties include spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum), peace lilies (Spathiphyllum wallisii) and rubber plants (Ficus elastica ‘Decora’). Or try some of the more exotic varieties, such as flamingo flowers (Anthurium) and Madagascar dragon tree (Dracaena marginata). While all plants produce oxygen, night-time oxygenators, such as aloe veras and dendrobium orchids, are good to have in bedrooms to aid sleep.

Plant positioning To reap the benefits, it’s not just about the type of plants, it’s also about how you help them flourish. As with outdoor gardening, learning to look after plants is a matter of trial and error and the key is to follow the ‘right House Beautiful NOVEMBER 2018 137


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plant, right place’ rule. According to Nik Southern, this means finding out where your plant is from and emulating that environment. ‘For example, don’t put a succulent in a dark basement and water it every day. It’s from the desert, so it likes the sun and small amounts of water. Find it a sunny spot, ease off on the watering and you’ll see it flourish,’ she advises. Read the labels and choose, say, humidity-loving ferns and air plants for a bathroom; or plants such as fern arum (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) and mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata) that can cope with the lower levels of light for a dark hallway. Also consider where you spend most of your time and make these areas the focal spots for greenery. ‘An indoor garden can be your sanctuary,’ says Sophie Lee. ‘By introducing plants, you’ll notice improvements to your health and happiness.’

DISPLAY CASE In compact rooms, create a nurturing corner under glass with succulents and slow-growing plants in mini greenhouses, lanterns and domes. Add to the green scene with trailing ivy and geraniums

Taking good care

AIR FRESHENERS Improve the quality of the air inside your home with greenery that filters common household toxins

Boston fern Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’ Probably the easiest fern to grow, it has long, delicate fronds. It needs good light and loves the humidity of bathrooms and kitchens, or frequent misting.

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Chinese evergreen Aglaonema modestum A slow-growing, broadleaved, bushy plant. The spotted or variegated types need sufficient light to produce the leaf pattern; the single-colour versions are more tolerant of shade.

Mother-in-law’s tongue Sansevieria trifasciata var laurentii This neat plant, with tall, spiky leaves, is practically indestructible and can cope with lower light levels and drying out between watering.

Peace lily Spathiphyllum wallisii An attractive flowering plant with glossy leaves and white blooms. Prefers slight shade and moderate humidity. Keep the compost moist. Prune the flowers when faded.

Spider plant Chlorophytum comosum Popular in the 1970s, it’s now back in vogue. It self-propagates new ‘mini-me’ plants and can take some neglect as longs as it gets light.

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People often assume houseplants are hard to care for, but most can take a bit of neglect. The most common cause of plant death is drowning through over-watering. If you’re unsure how much to give, follow Nik Southern’s advice. ‘Use the finger test,’ she says. ‘Touch the soil and if it’s dry, water the plant; if it’s not, then don’t.’ This rule works for most plants and it’s generally better to under- rather than over-water. ‘Don’t worry about a yellow leaf or your plant looking droopy – plants don’t die overnight,’ Nik adds. ‘Check them weekly and snip off any brown or yellow leaves. They can indicate a problem, but don’t mean your plant is dead.’ Instead, take them as warning signs and do a bit of research into potential issues, which, depending on the plant, will usually be related to its position, light or your watering regime. If you’re still feeling nervous, begin your collection with some of the ‘easy-care’ plants, such as a succulent (try Echeveria elegans), a cast-iron plant (Aspidistra elatior) or a kentia palm (Howea forsteriana).


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GARDEN NOTES Expert advice to help you make your outdoor space flourish

P R U N E IT B A C K People get intimidated by pruning, worrying they’ll do something disastrous when, in fact, most plants respond well to a bit of tough love. There are a few general rules to follow, but if you’re unsure about the needs of a particular plant, find out more about it first – visit the Royal Horticultural Society website (rhs.org.uk), or ask at your local garden centre. Use sharp, clean tools, as these will give a neat cut and prevent the spread of diseases. Start by removing dead, diseased or damaged stems, and cut back to just above a bud. You can prune about a third of the plant’s overall size at any one time, leaving enough for it to recover and thrive. Broadly speaking, for small-leafed plants such as hedges and shrubs, simply trim it to the shape and size you want using shears. Step back as you go to look at it from all angles and avoid a lopsided surprise at the end. With larger-leafed plants, such as hydrangeas (left), more accuracy is needed to tackle individual stems or branches, so use secateurs. Herbaceous perennials, such as rudbeckia and Verbena bonariensis, can be cut to the ground once they’ve finished flowering, or you can leave the seedheads for birds. Climbers should also be pruned after they’ve finished flowering – you may even get a new set of blooms as a result.

NOVEMBER JOBS Clean out nesting boxes so they’re ready for next spring - they also make

Plant of the month

ASTERS

When the rest of the garden starts to fade, asters come into their own. Resembling large daisies, they’re an autumn stalwart, giving consistent colour that starts in midsummer. These hardy plants thrive in partial shade and are container friendly. Try the blueviolet Aster x frikartii ‘Mönch’ (above). FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE

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3 OF THE BEST G A R D E N

These Japanese-designed shears are all-rounders, great for trimming hedges and shrubs, and for doing some topiary, should you want to get creative. The steel blades are designed to stay sharp. Niwaki garden shears, from £75, Niwaki

SHEARS

This vibrant design has non-slip handles and notches on the blades to help you cut through thicker stems. Spear & Jackson Kew Gardens Collection Razorsharp Ergonomic Wishbone hand shears, £40.49, John Lewis & Partners

Cleverly designed RHS-endorsed shears with aluminium handles to keep them extra light. Rubber grips make them easy to hold, even when you’re working at awkward angles. Precision shears, £39.99, Burgon & Ball

WORDS KARA O’REILLY PHOTOGRAPHS GAP PHOTOS/PERRY MASTROVITO; GETTY IMAGES/EYEEM

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STREET PARTY In the residential area of Ă˜sterbro, many of the small streets have communal spaces for dinner parties with neighbours


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DANISH DELICACIES Discover the essence of Copenhagen’s food and culture, with delights from Danish chef Trine Hahnemann

See recipe overleaf

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To make traditional Danish creamed spinach, wash and drain 1kg of spinach. Melt 2tbsp of butter in a pan and add the spinach, as well as 1 clove of chopped garlic. Cover and cook until the spinach begins to wilt. Add 100ml of double cream and ½tsp of freshly grated nutmeg, mix well, cook for 2min, then season with salt and pepper.


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‘This cosmopolitan city is famous for its restaurants, coffee, bicycling culture, friendliness and hygge’ Trine Hahnemann Schnitzel with anchovies, horseradish and capers See previous page SERVES 4 50g plain flour Sea salt and black pepper 2 medium eggs 100g breadcrumbs 4 x 150g pork loin steaks 400g Brussels sprouts 65g salted butter 4tbsp capers 4 canned anchovy fillets, chopped 4tbsp finely grated horseradish (fresh is best if you can find it) Handful of dill sprigs 2 lemons, cut in half 1 Mix the flour with a pinch of salt and pepper on a plate. In a different container, lightly beat the eggs, and, on another plate,

spread out the breadcrumbs. Roll the pork in the seasoned flour, making sure it’s thoroughly coated, then dip each piece into the egg until coated. Drain off the excess egg and turn the pork loin steaks in the crumbs until completely coated on all sides. 2 Trim the sprouts and cut them into quarters. Heat 20g of the butter in a frying pan and sauté the sprouts for 5min, adding a few spoonfuls of water if they start to stick to the pan. Remove from the heat and keep warm. 3 Meanwhile, melt 30g more of the butter in a large frying pan until bubbling briskly. Fry the coated steaks for 2-3min on each side until golden and crisp. Place them on a plate. 4 Wipe the pan and heat the remaining butter until golden, then fry the capers and chopped anchovies over a high heat for a few minutes. Serve each schnitzel with a sprinkling of

the horseradish and dill on top, as well as the fried capers, anchovies and melted butter. Accompany with the lemon halves and sautéed sprouts.

Beetroot and celeriac cakes with potato wedges See left SERVES 4 FOR THE BEETROOT AND CELERIAC CAKES 200g beetroot, peeled and shredded or coarsely grated 200g celeriac, peeled and shredded or coarsely grated 1 small onion, coarsely grated 4tbsp plain flour 2tbsp breadcrumbs 1tsp coriander seeds, crushed 1tsp cumin seeds, crushed 2 medium eggs, lightly beaten Sea salt and black pepper 2tbsp salted butter 1tbsp olive oil

FOR THE POTATO WEDGES 6 large potatoes, skins on 4 thyme sprigs 4tbsp olive oil 1 For the beetroot and celeriac cakes, in a large bowl, mix together the beetroot, celeriac, onion, flour, breadcrumbs and spices. Mix in the beaten eggs, then season well with salt and pepper. Leave to rest. 2 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4. Cut the potatoes into wedges and place in an ovenproof dish. Mix in the thyme and olive oil, season with salt and pepper, then bake for 30min. 3 Melt the butter and olive oil together in a large frying pan. Form ovals out of the beetroot mixture with a spoon and fry for 10min, turning regularly. 4 Serve the cakes with the potato wedges and creamed spinach (see cook’s note, opposite) on the side. > House Beautiful NOVEMBER 2018 147


‘Burning love’ with beetroot SERVES 4 FOR THE MASH 1kg floury potatoes (such as King Edward or Maris Piper) Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 25g (2tbsp) salted butter 100ml whole milk, warmed ½tsp freshly grated nutmeg FOR THE TOPPING 400g smoked streaky bacon, finely chopped 4 onions, chopped 200g beetroot, peeled and finely chopped 1 celery stick, finely chopped Leaves from a bunch of curly parsley, finely chopped 1 For the mash, peel the potatoes and cut into big 148 housebeautiful.com/uk

chunks. Boil them in salted water until tender. Drain, reserving some of the cooking liquid. Mash the potatoes until they reach your preferred texture. Slowly add the butter and warm milk, stirring until the butter has melted, then season to taste with salt, pepper and the nutmeg. Splash in some of the reserved cooking liquid if you want a looser mash. 2 Meanwhile, for the topping, fry the chopped bacon in a frying pan over a medium heat in its own fat until golden and crispy. Remove from the pan using a slotted spoon, leaving the fat in the pan. Add the onions, beetroot and celery to the pan and fry until golden brown, then return the bacon and season everything with pepper. 3 Serve the mash with the topping of bacon, beetroot, onions and celery, adding a sprinkling of chopped parsley.

Mussels with bacon, potatoes and tarragon SERVES 4 1kg mussels 2tbsp olive oil 50g bacon, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 100g potatoes, skins on, scrubbed and finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3-4 tarragon sprigs, plus a small handful of tarragon leaves, to serve 300ml wheat beer Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Crusty bread, to serve 1 Rinse the mussels in cold water. Scrub them thoroughly and tug out any beards that may be hanging from the shells. Discard any broken mussels,

or those that are open and refuse to close when tapped against the edge of the sink. Keep them in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook. 2 Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan, add the bacon and cook until crisp, then add the onion, potatoes, garlic and tarragon sprigs. Tip in the mussels, pour over the wheat beer and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper (remembering that the mussels are already slightly salty). 3 Bring everything to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and steam for a few minutes, shaking the pan vigorously from time to time, until all of the mussels have opened. Be sure to discard any that still refuse to open. Serve in large bowls sprinkled with the tarragon leaves and with a good-sized chunk of bread on the side, to soak up all of the flavoursome juices. >


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...and for dessert

Hot chocolate with raisin buns MAKES 18 FOR THE BUNS 25g fresh yeast 600ml cold water 5g fine sea salt 2tbsp honey 250g white stoneground spelt flour, plus more to dust 250g wholegrain spelt flour 150g raisins 1 egg, lightly beaten Salted butter, to serve FOR THE HOT CHOCOLATE 1L whole milk 125g dark chocolate, finely chopped Caster sugar, to taste 250ml double cream, whipped, to serve 1 Start with the buns. Crumble the yeast into the water in a big 150 housebeautiful.com/uk

bowl, stir to dissolve, then add the salt and honey. Mix in both flours and give it all a good stir with a wooden spoon. Knead the dough lightly in the bowl, working in the raisins as you do so. Cover with clingfilm and leave to rise at room temperature for 1hr. 2 Knead the dough gently on a generously floured surface, then form into 18 buns. Place on baking sheets lined with baking parchment. Cover with tea towels and allow to rise in a warm place for 30min. 3 Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7. Brush the rolls with the beaten egg. Spray cold water in the oven to create steam, then bake the rolls for 20min. Leave to cool on a wire rack. 4 While the buns are cooling, make the hot chocolate. Slowly heat the milk in a saucepan until almost boiling, add the chopped chocolate and stir until it has all melted. Add sugar, if you like.

5 Serve the buns with salted butter and mugs of hot chocolate, topped with the whipped cream.

Cardamom buns MAKES 18-20 FOR THE BUNS 50g fresh yeast 500ml lukewarm whole milk 1 egg, lightly beaten 850g ‘00’ flour, plus more to dust 100g caster sugar 2tsp ground cardamom ½tsp fine sea salt 150g softened salted butter FOR THE FILLING 200g softened salted butter 150g caster sugar 4tsp ground cinnamon 1 For the buns, crumble the yeast into the milk and stir to dissolve, then add the egg. Mix

in the flour, sugar, cardamom and salt, followed by the butter, then knead well on a floured surface. Put the dough in a bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place for 1-2hrs, or until doubled in size. 2 Make the filling by mixing together the butter, sugar and cinnamon. Divide the dough in half and roll each piece out on a floured surface to make a rectangle measuring 40 x 30cm. Spread half the filling over each. Roll the pieces of dough, starting from a long side, to get slim logs, then cut into 2.5cm slices. 3 Line a couple of baking sheets with baking parchment. Place the rolls on the parchment, pressing down on each so that they spread slightly. Cover with tea towels and leave in a warm place to rise again for 30min. 4 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4. Bake the buns for 25-30min until browned.


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Mazarin cakes with chocolate glaze MAKES 24 FOR THE CAKES 250g softened salted butter, plus extra for the moulds 250g marzipan, grated 250g caster sugar 5 medium eggs 70g plain flour 50g dark chocolate, finely chopped, to decorate FOR THE TEMPERED CHOCOLATE GLAZE 200g dark chocolate, broken into pieces

1 Preheat the oven to 190°C/ 170°C fan/gas mark 5. If you are using regular mini-muffin moulds, you will need to butter them lightly. 2 For the cakes, beat the grated marzipan with the sugar in a mixing bowl (you will get the best result using an electric mixer), then add the butter and beat again until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating between additions, until the mixture is even and smooth, then fold in the plain flour.

3 Transfer the mixture to a piping bag and pipe directly into the mini-muffin moulds (or just use a spoon if you don’t have a piping bag). Fill the moulds to just below the rim. Bake in the oven for 10min, then remove and leave to cool in the moulds. 4 For the tempered chocolate, melt 140g of the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water.

5 When the chocolate has reached 50°C, remove the pan from the heat and add the remaining 60g chocolate. Mix well until melted. Gently heat in the same way as before, until the chocolate reaches 31°C. It will now be ready to use. Keep the chocolate at a steady 31°C while you’re working with it. Take the cakes out of the moulds, dip the top of each one in the tempered chocolate and decorate with the finely chopped chocolate. HB

COOK’S NOTE

Recipes taken from Copenhagen Food: Stories, Traditions and Recipes by Trine Hahnemann (£25, Quadrille) Photography by Columbus Leth

For this recipe, you’ll need silicone (or regular) mini-muffin moulds, about 3cm in diameter, and a sugar thermometer for the tempered chocolate.

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FOOD NEWS Seasonal ideas and advice to help you get the best out of dining with friends and family

3 OF THE BEST SLOW COOKERS

You can serve up delicious soups, casseroles and curries straight from a removable ceramic bowl within this stylish model. Breville VTP105 Black 4.5L slow cooker, £37.98

Easily prepare nourishing meals for three to four people in this reasonably priced design. Crock-Pot slow cooker, 3.5L, £29.99

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With the right ingredients, making a succulent, richly flavoured stew is simple. Here’s what to put in your pot… OGo for tougher cuts of meat such as lamb neck or beef chuck, and cut into chunks about 4cm in size. Remove any tough cartilage and gristle, but don’t trim away all the fat and connective tissue, as they will soften during cooking and add depth and body to the finished dish. O Brown meat in batches. If the pan is

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Friend, chef Gennaro Contaldo whittles walking sticks like these, which Jimmy treasures. Rustic charm inside Jimmy’s Farm (below)

Jimmy’s home and farm are set in the Suffolk countryside, near the Blyth estuary (above). He loves insects and has a large collection of butterflies, housed in cases from the Natural History Museum

The TV presenter, 43, founded Jimmy’s Farm with his wife Michaela, 43. They live in Sufolk with their four young daughters, aged from five months to eight years old

We moved to our Victorian farmhouse, near to our working farm, five years ago and, though we’ve done a lot of work, it’s still very much an ongoing process. I love the location close to an estuary and we have fantastic sea birds visiting the grounds. The garden used to have formal flowerbeds and ornamental trees, but we’ve opened it up so it’s more natural. We’ve created wildflower areas and a natural pond, and we have cattle grazing in the fields. Michaela and I are interested in design and we’re always looking on Pinterest for new ideas. I’m away filming a lot and will often bring something back. I recently found a little old-fashioned sign in an antiques shop saying ‘Indoor Market’ – that’s now hanging in the dining room opposite a replica dinosaur skull. I like to mix the quirky with the traditional! We’ve completely re-done the kitchen, putting in a large larder area and central island. We have Victorian-style tiling and slate floors, and we’ve exposed all the fireplaces. I love the trestle dining table Michaela’s mum gave us. It came from Provence where she used to live. 170 housebeautiful.com/uk

I’m fond of my collection of walking sticks made by my friend, the chef Gennaro Contaldo. He whittles them by hand from hazel and often turns up with several at a time.

MY INSPIRATION Mum was a hairdresser and my dad was a builder – they both ran their own businesses. They instilled in me the belief that I had to get out there and work. Having a lie-in was regarded as a sin. I still get up very early. As a child, I modelled myself on naturalist Gerald Durrell, who used to have a TV show. I had a reptile house and bred butterflies. I even converted my dad’s car port into an aviary with cages for budgies and cockatoos. I once got off the school bus to see a tree filled with my escaped budgies. It took hours to catch them. I studied entomology and, although I later went into farming, I’m still interested in insects. I have a huge insect collection and have lots of animal heads and shells at home. There are lots of pieces I’d like to put out on display, but you don’t want your home to end up looking like a Hammer House of Horror.

MY FAMILY Life is busy and when I’m not filming I’m usually working at our farm. We have 40 full-time staff and a butchery restaurant – I’m constantly on call. Weekends are family time though; I make pancakes for the kids on Saturday mornings, and we always have a happy Sunday lunch – I cook the roast. The kids love living on a farm. They’ve got the freedom to run around, to go out on their bikes or splash about in the pond. We call this our forever home, but you never know – sometimes we talk about opening a tea plantation in Sri Lanka! I want the kids to have a Huckleberry Finn-type adventure in life, but it’s very grounding growing up on a farm. I want them to work in the restaurant, be there when lambs are delivered, to understand food production and to appreciate the natural world. My favourite days are when I get up really early and enjoy a cup of tea and a bacon sandwich in peace. Most evenings, I like to take the kids to pick apples from the orchard and veg from our patch for dinner. Just perfect. HB OVisit Jimmy’s Farm, jimmysfarm.com

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Alison Davidson Homes and Interiors Editor

Supplement Editor Alison Davidson Words Hayley Gilbert, Caroline Rodrigues, Maggie Stevenson Executive Editor Louise Pearce Creative Director Barbora Hajek Designer Caroline Costello Chief Sub-Editor Helen Bonthrone Deputy Chief Sub-Editor Julie Pannell-Rae Workflow Director Carly Levy Production Manager Greta Croaker Group Editorial Director Susy Smith Chief Brand Officer (Lifestyle & Homes) Sharon Douglas Hearst UK President and Chief Executive Officer James Wildman

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

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COME IN FROM THE COLD

PHOTOGRAPHS HOUSE OF PICTURES; TAVERNE/BJORN STENERSEN; LOUPE IMAGES/DEBI TRELOAR

Christmas is all about family and friends – that feeling of anticipation as you wait for them to arrive. This year, welcome guests before they’ve even set foot in your home with beautifully decorated outside spaces that do more than hint at the warmth inside. Think beyond a simple wreath on the door and get back to nature with pine cones and abundant foliage paired with flickering candles and delicate fairy lights to create your own winter wonderland.

Tree time (Left) If there’s space, place a Christmas tree outside your front door to share the joy with neighbours and passers-by and set the festive mood before guests enter your home. Keep the decorations simple, and let the lighting create a magical effect.

Lead the way (Above left) Frozen bowls with pine or fir offcuts make the prettiest candleholders to light up paths and steps leading to your door. To make, simply fill one bowl with water and add greenery, set a smaller bowl inside and weigh down, then freeze till set.

In the window (Above) Forget spray-on snow – instead get creative with dots of washable white paint for a snowy window effect. Place an arrangement of tealights in mismatched glasses and jars on the windowsill and add some fresh foliage for contrast. House Beautiful NOVEMBER 2018 5


DECK THE HALLS

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YOU’RE WELCOME When it comes to Christmas decorating, hallways often get overlooked, but with all those stairs, mirrors and tables, they’re one of the easiest areas to transform into a magical scene and set the tone for what’s to come. Gather bundles of soft greenery – ivy, ferns, mistletoe, eucalyptus… and twist into a sumptuous garland to wind through banisters or drape over a console. Add sparkle with candles and lights reflected in mirrors and voilà – you have the perfect entrance.

PHOTOGRAPHS MARK SCOTT; TAVERNE

Heavenly stairway (Left) Create a stunning display with homemade or bought garlands, batteryoperated fairy lights set in vases and beautifully wrapped gift boxes.

Lush foliage (Top right ) Keep it natural with a green-on-green wreath

of winter’s freshest foliage. Looking for more sparkle? Add glittery pine cones or a bauble or two the nearer you get to Christmas.

Love heart (Right) A string of ruby red apples and cranberries adds festive cheer to a store-bought twisted willow heart.


Log cabin style Keep it neutral with Scandi-inspired greys and whites and lots of natural textures. Sheepskin cushions, from £69 each; beanbags, £495 each; all Graham & Green.

Snuggle up (Right) Dusky pinks, mulberries and warm greys work beautifully together, putting a modern spin on traditional Christmas reds. Croft cable-knit throw in Grey Oak, £98; Sefton throw in Rust, £175; both Neptune.

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COSY CHRISTMAS

WINTER WARMERS Baby, it’s cold outside… but inside you can make it a haven of cosy comfort. Log fires burning, and piles of textural throws, cushions, beanbags and rugs make it a treat to hunker down and forget the winter chills. No fire? Cheat with an artfully stacked log pile threaded with fairy lights.


COSY CHRISTMAS

‘Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire’ EDITH SITWELL

Snug scenario Sheepskin rugs, from £90; Mongolian cushion, £145; mohair wool throws, £165 each; chunky cable throw, £450; all Celtic & Co.


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Natural ways

Cute cuddler

Be served

Soft touch

Warm wood

Cashmere hot water bottle cover, £60, Christy

Sienna marble platters, £35 for two, Made

Felt laptop sleeve, £12.49, Amazonbasics

Kuki salad bowl, £65, Kalinko

Eastern vibe

Check mate

Cut crystal

Real thing

Haiku stoneware cupping mugs, £22 for four, Curious Egg

Shetland Aqua cushion, £49.95, Bronte by Moon

Natural agate stone bookends, £24.95, Hurn & Hurn

Genuine sheepskin wool rug, £269.99, Very

So cosy toes

Pot luck

Fade to grey

Carry on

Cocoon sheepskin slippers, £65, Celtic & Co

Green statement vase, £18, Debenhams

Cozy Living wool-mix throw, £70, Harvey Norman

Rustic rattan log basket, £105 for two, Amara

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B E A U T I F U L LY D E C O R AT E D

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAIL Styling your home for Christmas is about creating ambience. Don’t just rely on the tree, add little festive touches to every room – think branches in vases hung with snowflakes, baubles in glass jars, foliage cascading from tables and candles in abundance. Simple ideas work together to create a truly magical atmosphere.

(Top right) Don’t discard the trimmed branches from your Christmas tree – arrange them in a neutral vase or pot alongside a few pine cones for an eyecatching, natural display..

Scandi white (Left) Add interest to a bare surface with this super-quick arrangement. Put two or three small branches in a vase and hang a couple of snowflake tree ornaments on them.

Easy display (Right) Who doesn’t have old baubles in their Christmas box? Don’t throw them away… Instead, arrange a mixture of matte and shiny shapes in a pretty glass bowl or on a tray. You could also add pine cones, fresh foliage and a few berries for a striking centrepiece. 12 housebeautiful.com/uk

PHOTOGRAPHS TAVERNEBJORN STENERSEN; HOUSE OF PICTURES/STINE CHRISTIANSEN (STYLING: PIA OLSEN)

Evergreen touch


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Go for gold

Glitter and glitz Champagne baubles, £4 for 14, B&Q

Starry glow Lit tree decoration, £14.99, Studio

Subtle touch Rose gold and white bauble, £5.99, Dobbies

Floral trail Gold flower garland, £40 for two, Sophie Conran

Stellar quality

Hang up

Gold star decoration, £8, French Connection

Hide stocking, £40, Amara


SEASONAL SCENTS

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FESTIVE FRAGRANCE The delicious aromas of cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, gingerbread, oranges, eucalyptus and pine immediately conjure up the essence of the season. From scented door wreaths to clove-studded oranges and evocative scented candles or diffusers, it’s easy to make your home extra-special this yuletide, and spread the spirit – and fresh scent – of Christmas throughout your whole house.

Winter candles

Cinnamon, Rose and Anise, £25, Sara Miller

Orange Bitters, £45, Jo Malone, comes with a gold top

Limited Edition Legende du Nord Three-candle gift set, £155, Diptyque

Skandinavisk Skog, £29, John Lewis, has notes of spruce and pine

Handmade Woodland Walks Botanical, £25, Sophie Allport

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GET INSPIRED

Sharp citrus

Log cabin style

Light a fire

Time to turn

Aesop Olous Aromatique room spray, £37, Liberty

Paine’s Balsam Fir incense sticks, £7 for 24, Labour & Wait

Hunter Gatherer natural firelighters, £15 for eight, Not On The High Street

Diptyque Baies hourglass diffuser with Berries and Rose, £120, Diptyque

Festive flavour

Warm and spicy

Black magic

Pure elegance

Noel room spray, £14, Crabtree & Evelyn

Fir Tree Pot Pourri gift set, £50, The White Company

Amber Noir diffuser, £12.99, Shearer Candles at Dobbies

Cinnamon and Tangerine room fragrance, £25, Floris

Who doesn’t love the smell of mulled wine at Christmas? But don’t worry if you don’t have time to make it from scratch – simply buy a good bottle of ready made from the supermarket and add your own special twists. We guarantee no one will be able to tell! Add some freshly squeezed citrus juice – clementine, satsuma and lemon 16 housebeautiful.com/uk

– to add zing. Taste it, and if it’s a little tart, add a sprinkling of brown sugar to sweeten slightly. Drop in some aromatics – cloves, cinnamon sticks, grated nutmeg and cardamoms work a treat. Simmer slowly on the stove with fresh orange slices and serve with a grating of fresh zest and nutmeg over the top.

PHOTOGRAPHS GETTY IMAGES/DORLING KINDERSLEY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY RF/EYEEM/FLICKR RF/PHOTOALTO; HOUSE OF PICTURES//KAYSER O; LAURA EDWARDS; HOUSE OF PICTURES/MATILDA LINDEBLAD (STYLING: YLVA BERGQVIST)

Breathe in


SEASONAL SCENTS

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E L E G A N T E N T E R TA I N I N G

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TOP TABLES Christmas and entertaining go hand in hand. Whether you’re having friends and neighbours round for an informal gathering, or your family for the main event, you want to be sure your table is as stunning as the food you’re sharing. Layers of white – tablecloth, crockery, napkins – form the perfect base for your finishing touches of natural foliage and sparkling cutlery and glassware. Lighting is key, so think candles rather than overhead lights, and keep centrepieces low so the conversation flows across the table.

Light it up (Left) Pillar candles – unscented to allow guests to enjoy the delicious smell of your food – set into a ring of winter green foliage make the perfect centrepiece for your table.

All natural (Top right) Create a focal point with a table runner made from

offcuts of pine or fir. Keep it narrow so there’s plenty of room for place settings and glassware on either side.

Signature style Add a personal touch with individual place settings. We love this simple string-tied tag, ready for you to write your guest’s name on.


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Snowy scheme An all-white tabletop featuring glinting silver details is a sophisticated option. Tablecloth, crockery and glassware from The White Company.


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Touch of class

Minimal magic

Midas touch

High shine

Scandi chic

Ceramic Christmas tree, £36 for three, Nordic House

Agate coasters with gold edge, £40 for four, John Lewis

Radford napkin rings, £11 for two, Robert Welch

Nordic Light candelabra, £69.50, Abode Living

Fine wine

Good serve

Cut your cloth

Silver service

Pulcinella wine glass, £58 for four, Oka

Linen oval platter, £49.50, Denby

Linen napkins, £19.99 for four, Zara Home

12-piece silver band dinner set, £49.99, Very

Candlelit beauty

Copper glow

Well-rounded

In great shape

Lagom centrepiece, £59.95, Nordic House

Hune cutlery, £15 a piece, Broste Copenhagen

Handwoven grey-rimmed placemat, £5, Oggetto

Twisted glass jug, £45, Oka

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E L E G A N T E N T E R TA I N I N G

On board If you haven’t got enough plates to go round, consider using serving boards to display your treats. Try patterned marble and wooden ones.


PERFECT PLATING When time isn’t on your side, but you still want your food to look fabulous, the simplest solution is to make sure your plates and serveware are beautiful. It’s an easy detail to overlook, but it serves as a backdrop to your food, so it’s important to make sure it complements your tasty treats in terms of colour and design. Try these easy tricks to add a little touch of Christmas magic to your table.

Take the biscuit (Top right) Add wow factor to shop-bought biscuits by dipping them in melted chocolate, topping with glacé icing or adding a swirl of chestnut purée, then serve them in pretty baskets for a rustic, homemade look.

Chocs that rock (Right) Artisan chocolates, like these ones from Hotel Chocolat, deserve to be shown off, so instead of just handing them round in the box, decant them onto a beautiful white platter and give them the starring role.


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Festive feast Use serving dishes in different heights and ďŹ nishes to add interest to your tabletop.


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Serve it up

In the round

Sweet tooth

Italian treat

Self service

Ivalo ash stand and dome, £100, LSA International

Milk or dark chocolate Christmas tree, £13.50, Chococo

Limoncella panettone, £19.95, Carluccio’s

Elemental salad servers, £24.95, Maxwell & Williams

Big cheese

Homecured

Special occasion

Golden touch

Limited edition Stilton jar, £28, Paxton & Whitfield

Ross & Ross salmon curing kit, £22, Debenhams

Bottega Liquid Rose Gold prosecco, £22.99, Very

Mikasa Gold Burst charger plate, £12, Creative Tops

Time for fizz

Great gift

One a day

Raise a glass

Exquisite Cremant Du Jura sparkling wine, £7.99, Aldi

Kinship marble cheese knives, £30, Oliver Bonas

The Gin Advent Calendar, £124.95, Drinks by the Dram

Star flutes, £6 for two, George Home

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RE ADY FOR GUESTS


FEELS LIKE HOME You want visitors to feel welcome, so ensure the guest room is cosy and comfortable. First, check the mattress. If it’s seen better days but you don’t want to buy a new one, consider a mattress topper – they vary considerably, so check out reviews online. A heated underblanket might be a nice idea, and make sure bedding is washed and ready to be put on. Leave some books and magazines in the room, and you could add a few luxe touches such as toiletries and a scented candle, cashmere socks and a robe.

Star bright (Left) A guest room doesn’t need to be dressed for Christmas, but including a few seasonal elements is a nice touch. A lit star on the windowsill looks pretty without being overpowering, while sprigs of pine have a subtle scent – they could be off-cuts from the Christmas tree. Add a lantern for soft candlelight and finish by making sure there are plenty of cushions and a fluffy throw – perfect for snuggling under and for reading in bed.

Simple things (Top right) Seasonal baubles and favourite accessories can be combined to create a lovely display, while a diffuser with a Christmassy scent will create a wonderful atmosphere.

Comfort and joy (Right) Traditional bedcovers are timeless and can be left in place all the time – and they’ll cover up mismatched or old bedlinen. Throws can be used to bring colour; this green one adds a fresh highlight. House Beautiful NOVEMBER 2018 27


GET INSPIRED

And relax

Cosy toes

Smell sweet

Personal touch

Grey and white robe, £65, White Stuff

Cashmere socks, £40, Pure Collection

Cypress Tree Italian soap wrapped in printed paper, £7.50, Clarissa Hulse

White monogrammed hand towel, from £20, Volga Linen

Fab fragrance

Hang up

Time to wake

Read on…

Tranquillity Wash and Lotion duo, £32.50, Neom Organics

Cummersdale padded hangers, £15 for two, John Lewis & Partners

Brick Lane alarm clock, £25, Newgate

A Literary Christmas, £12.99, British Library

Place a basket containing mini toiletries, as well as cotton wool pads, buds and tissues, in the spare room for visitors to help themselves. Check that you have plenty of bedding and warm throws ready (The White Company has a fantastic selection, see left). Flufy towels will also be much appreciated – perhaps have a spare set in a diferent colour to your usual ones, clean and ready in the airing 28 housebeautiful.com/uk

cupboard. You could drop some scented oil on them if they have been in there for a while so they smell fresh. Invest in a good heater to take the chill of the spare room. Prepare some refreshments in the bedroom in case guests get thirsty in the night. A decanter of water will always be welcome, and if you think your guests will appreciate it, perhaps a small bottle of something stronger as well.

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Bed & bath


RE ADY FOR GUESTS

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