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Published by Haywood Media

February/March 2014

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Rachel Branson PUBLISHER / EDITOR Welcome to the February/March edition of Stylista Homes, we’ve packed this issue full of Valentines inspiration much more!

Victoria Branson FEATURES EDITOR Romance is definitely in the air this month and we’ve got gorgeous gifts and idyllic romantic hideaways - pink accessories for your home and some DIY inspired competitions! Enjoy and be inspired!

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FRONT COVER IMAGE ParrisWakefield Cushions & Shade Add some colour to your home this summer with these cushions and lampshades bursting with warmth & vitality. Designed & made in Britain.



Stylista loves

16 Shepherds huts

40 competitions


perfect in pink

10 valentines gifts

20 romantic hideaways 34

runway rugs


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tylista simply loves these bright and cheerful hand printed cushions from FannyShorter. com. Made from organic cotton and available for a reasonable £60, instantly brighten a neutral sofa by adding these spirit lifting vibrant cushions! Also making it to our “Stylista Loves” page this issue is the Mogg Nest Armchair. Designed by Markus Johansson the Mogg is the epitome of form and function fusing together. Curved wooden poles intertwined create this inspiring chair with a coordinating wool upholstered cushion – an extraordinary piece perfect talking point for any room. The Mogg Nest Armchair is available from for £1,860.

most significant Japanese designers of the post-war era. In a totally unique way The Butterfly Stool blends Eastern shapes with the technique developed by Charles and Ray Eames of shaping plywood. The gently curved silhouette is reminiscent of the wings of a butterfly. The Butterfly stool is made by Vitra and is available from for £400 and is available in both maple and palisander.

Lastly, are these simplistic stools designed by Sori Yanagi. Sori was born in 1915 in Tokyo and attended art school in the city before working for the designer Charlotte Perriand between 1940 and 1942. In 1952 he founded the Yanagi Industrial Design Institute. Sori Yanagi’s organic forms combine Western industrial designs with Japan’s native artisanal traditions. This successful synthesis made Sori Yanagi one of the STYLISTA 5


in pink Hazelmere Contrast Chaise Longue The Hazelmere Contrast Chaise Longue has a deeply buttoned back with deliciously shapely curves. The seat is long enough for you to stretch your legs out and the back high enough to support your shoulders. This divine piece can be placed either left handed or right handed, so it will look great anywhere. ÂŁ575


Pigeon and Jelly cushion Cream cotton cushion hand printed with grey pigeons and raspberry pink jellies. Includes duck feather pad 45cm x 45cm 100% cotton. £60

Metal Jug In beautiful fresh springtime colours, one of these fabulous metal jugs will be sure to brighten up your home, whatever you intend to use it for! Available in blue, green, pink and yellow. (H) 21cm (W) at base 12cm £7

Glass Sand Timer £14.95

Set of Three Candles £18.95


Glass Onion Bottle Pantone’s colour of the year 2014 is the rich and magnificent shade of pink, known as “Radiant Orchid”. Blooming with warmth this opulent hue will add a regal touch to any home. £45

Oscar Loveseat in Raspberry For smaller spaces that deserve just as much style, invest in the perfectly proportioned loveseat. £1,195

Bouji Chair cassis pink Boudoir Style In a new, cotton-linen mix fabric. Chic, fun and feminine. Baroqueinspired looks have been updated with contemporary use of colour, making it a striking accent piece. W67 x D66 x H71cm Seating Height: 41cm £169

Glass Bottle £10


Emerald lampshade (right) 30cm lampshade in Emerald Design and Raspberry ink. Digitally printed in th e UK onto Organic Cotton ÂŁ70


Heart in Heart Decoration Simple white wooden handcarved heart decoration made from sustainable mango wood. Measures 29 x29 x2.5cm ÂŁ14.99





here’s always a lot of talk amongst my friends around this time of year on the subject of Valentines gifts. I remember being in my teens and thinking how wonderful it was to receive a brown teddy sporting an “I love you” knitted red jumper. But these days I wouldn’t be too overjoyed. That sounds ungrateful I know but, it’s not the thought or the gesture, it’s where I’m going to display it. If you home is haven of interior design and every accessory fitting perfectly with the room theme I’m pretty sure you’ll understand what I’m getting at. Some traditional valentines gifts are rather (dare I say it) tacky! However, there are plenty of pieces and accessories that are very symbolic of love and in turn are simply beautiful and would look divine with any theme, carrying soft and subtle undertones of hazy romantic are Stylista’s favourites!

Heart key ring Heart key ring from Culinary Concept’s Amore collection—the perfect gift to brighten up any bunch of keys. Gift boxed. Dimensions 8 x 6 cm, Nickel plated. £14.50

White Dove Bookmarks These sculptural white doves are in fact two unusual bookmarks. While the bird perches on top of the book, its long string holds it in place marking the page. Made in Holland using cutting edge 3D printing, the beautifully designed bookmarks make a unique gift for design conscious couples and book lovers alike. £17.99 STYLISTA 11

Love You Wooden Wall Art Hand cut and finished wooden wall art, painted with the words “LOVE YOU just the way you are” Available in sizes X-Small: (H)20cm x (W)20cm; Small: (H)30cm x (W)30cm; Medium: (H)40cm x (W)40cm; Large: (H)60cm x (W)60cm. Base colour “Boutique” Lettering colour “Antique Cream” and with a Vintage finish. This piece can be personalised along the edge with wording of your choice £25.50


Personalised Couples Map Centred on Two Postcodes These Personalised Couples Map Centred on Two Postcodes is a brilliant way to create make a thoughtful, individual gift or addition to your own home. Simply choose the two centre locations by postcode of any area in Great Britain* (using 1:50 000 Landranger mapping from Ordnance Survey) - this could be childhood homes, family locations or favourite destinations. Not only can you centre the map on your postcode, you can personalise the map by choosing a border colour and title and / or subtitle. ÂŁ45

Filigree hanging heart Filigree hanging white hanging heart decoration measures 16x16x2cm ÂŁ7.99


Lustre Tea Light Holders Buy all 3 together and save of 25%.

Gisela Graham White Resin Floral Heart Frame (above right) £4.50

Gisela Graham Glass Bottle with Bird Stopper (left) £7.50

Gisela Graham Heart Cut Out Mini Tealight Holder


(right) £4.50

Wooden Heart Dinner Candlestick Romantic heart shaped wooden candlestick with a distressed white finish Measures 16.5x7.5x18.5cm ÂŁ14.99


Shepherds huts

Into The Woods brand new Shepherds Hut Hideaway. Photos: Fiona Headington With quirky, unusual UK breaks reaching the highest demand ever seen, ‘Into The Woods’ luxury Shepherd’s Hut Hideaway and Treehouse, sits sumptuously snug in a league of its own. Interconnected, self-build, hut-clusters designed and produced by specialist hut-maker, Blackdown Shepherd Huts, helped woodland charmer, ‘Into The Woods’, offer an exclusive cluster of beautiful, hand-built Shepherd’s Huts nestled amongst stunning Isle of Wight woodland, all set around a smart decking area. Founded in the Somerset Blackdown Hills, Blackdown Shepherd Huts is renowned for blending traditional artisan hutbuilds with the latest cutting edge innovation to create luxury mobile living spaces

The Dream Into the Woods is a unique place. Just 8-mins from the ferry port on the Isle of Wight,


guests arrive in a rustic carpark and from there, the adventure begins. Following the sign saying Treehouse & Hideaway, a winding woodland path runs down to the paddock, emerging onto a cluster of luxurious, inter-connected, wooden Shepherds Huts, looking out onto an open terrace with a stunning Treehouse rising beyond that. ‘Into the Woods’ owners Will and Fiona Headington built the luxury treehouse, which proved so popular with guests, it spurred them to create something equally unique. Inspired by a seminal Christmas

eve of mulled wine in Will’s mother’s renovated Shepherd Hut, Will woke on Christmas morning with a burning idea - ‘I know! Let’s not have one Shepherds Hut, let’s create a whole group, each a different room.’

The Mission Blackdown’s task was to produce a self-build, Shepherd Hut hideaway cluster with interconnected living and kitchen hut, surrounding a central decking area. The luxury, mod-

con enabled Shepherd Hideaway ideal for families, couples, or 2 couples, combines countryside charm in a luxury year-round living space. It sleeps 6 plus baby or toddler. Sitting securely on wrought iron wheels and built by skilled Somerset craftsmen, Blackdown Shepherd huts can be transformed into everything from writers’ retreats to shooting lodges, gastro-food huts, even Isle of Wight luxury holiday homes.

Taking Shape The Blackdown self-build Shepherd’s hut cluster was designed and ordered in January 2013, delivered in April, giving the ‘Into The Woods’ owners three spring months to build and

finish their Shepherd’s Hideaway. With summer holiday bookings flourishing, The Hideaway was finished at 3pm on July 29th, with the first guests arriving at 6pm delighted honeymooners who had a fabulous time. ‘Into The Woods’ assembled the huts themselves, having been down to Somerset to see the Blackdown team building them. The self-build went

smoothly, was straightforward to do and made easy by the step-by-step Blackdown video guide. Planning permission was equally easy to arrange. ‘Into The Woods’ already had commercialuse permission for another Treehouse on the Shepherd’s Hut spot, which quickly was adjusted and approved by Isle of Wight planners. STYLISTA 17

The Accommodation The Living room is two beautiful Shepherds Huts joined together to provide a kitchen and living area, heated by a wood-burning stove. It has two comfy sofa areas, with French doors leading out onto a sunny decking area for al fresco eating and relaxing. The master bedroom comprises one spacious 16ft wood clad Shepherds Hut with comfy double bed, excitingly raised up, with plenty of space for either luggage or a toddler bed underneath; and space for a cot. There is a proper ensuite bathroom at one end, with shower, loo and washbasin and lovely views into the trees. It is all fully heated and extremely cosy.


The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and has a dining table with wraparound benches. Guests can cook on and in the quaint little woodburning stove. ‘Into the Woods’ also provide a gas hob, and microwave to speed things up as/when needed. The bunk room is another beautiful wooden 16ft Shepherds Hut. Extremely flexible, it can either

provide sleeping space for up to 4 kids or adults - with 2 full size single bunks, plus 2 slightly narrower single bunks. There is also a proper ensuite bathroom at one end, with shower, loo and washbasin and lovely views into the trees. Guests would never know, but the loos actually route off to a clever composting system outside, but look and function like a normal loo inside. This is a true step up from glamping – in comfort and style! To book a stay visit

Blackdown’s self-built huts Blackdown’s unique self-build Hut packages enable customers to entirely construct their own personally designed, high-quality artisan hut or bespoke hutclusters. These self-build Shepherds Huts provide major benefits for customers: they’re incredibly cost effective (up to 40% less than a pre-built Hut) and allow owners to add personal touches throughout the self-build process. Blackdown self-build or pre-built hut options are endless. You dream-it, we’ll craft to reality. For more information visit: FYI - Residential Shepherd’s Hut installations require no council planning permission providing the land used is owned by the hut-owner and not for commercial use. STYLISTA 19





omance is definitely in the air this month with Valentine’s Day not too far away. We understand a lot of people don’t go for the traditional valentines gifts choosing to do something a little different. Whether you’re trying to impress a recently acquired loved one or keeping the flame going we’ve picked out some truly inspiring and immensely romantic hideaways for the lovebirds out there. Just getting away from it all at any time of year is a joy, leave behind the stresses and strains of daily life and taking time out for you and your partner. Quality time is paramount to sustaining a good relationship and with the busy lives we seem to lead today a bit of R & R is just what we need to keep our relationships alive.

Escaping to a place promoting isolation from the rest of the world with breathtaking views and luxurious surroundings is what we think makes for the ideal Romantic hideaway. is a fantastic website featuring stunning and unique properties all over the world; the Stylista Homes team have picked our favourite three from in and around the British Isles which any of us would be only too happy to be whisked away too. Enjoy and be inspired!


Seaglass Seaglass is a stylish beach hut in South East Cornwall boasting aweinspiring views which will captivate and delight. Perched on Tregonhawke Cliff and surrounded by enclosed spacious gardens, this eco-friendly cabin overlooking Whitsand Bay is the perfect self-catering hideaway for lovebirds looking for some luxury and romance by the sea. After a lazy morning enjoying breakfast in bed with your beloved, roll back the bi-fold doors in the living room, breathe in that salty air and take in the 180 degree panoramic views out across the bay. Seaglass occupies an enviable secluded position overlooking Whitsand Bay with completely uninterrupted views to the West, making it feel as though you are both on the edge of the world.


The effortlessly stylish bedroom boasts a king-size bed bedecked in fine linens and cloudsoft pillows to ensure a blissful night’s sleep. What better way to lull yourself to sleep than stargazing up through the solar-powered skylights counting the shooters? This luxury self-catering beach hut in Whitsand Bay has spacious decking and enclosed private sloping gardens, perfect for catching the last rays of the

Cornish sunshine. A clamber down the coastal path on your doorstep will land you on the long stretch of golden beach at Whitsand Bay. Snuggled up by the woodburner with a glass of hearty red and an old romantic film playing quietly in the background, a relaxing first night at Seaglass will set the scene for your bliss-filled romantic getaway.

There is a luxury shower room with heated towel rail and freshwater glass mosaic tiled floor.

Images Š Unique Home Stays +44 (0) 1637 881942)


Don’t miss a visit to the nearby twin towns of Cawsand and Kingsand to sample the freshest local seafood landed on the harbour just that morning, it doesn’t get much fresher than that! After a day at the beach, shower sandy bodies under the night sky in the heated outdoor shower (roomy enough for two!)



Seaglass, Tregonhawke, South East Cornwall


2 Adults (1 x Babes-in-arms extra only)


Private parking for two cars Fully-equipped with dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, Nespresso coffee machine and microwave Electric BBQ TV, DVD, iPod dock Wi-Fi internet A Unique Boutique welcome hamper


From ÂŁ895 for midweek four night stay



Stardust Take two very special dwellings, add an awe-inspiring location, a dose of drama, and a sprinkling of magic, and the result will be the impeccable Stardust. Comprising a luxury boat house for sleeping and pampering, and a characterful shepherd’s hut for cooking and cosy dining, this unique selfcatering experience right on the shores of Loch Ewe in the dramatic

Western Highlands of Scotland will inspire lovebirds looking for a luxury romantic retreat with a difference (complete with bubbly hot tub!) The ancient crofting town of Poolewe in Scotland harbours a beguiling history and unique spirit. Luxuriate loch-side in the smart boat house which is bedecked in the finest Harris Tweed fabrics, highland-inspired artefacts and luxury mod cons to ensure sublime comfort. The vintage-inspired shepherd’s hut is as cute as a button and will delight those who long for the simple innocence of halcyon days gone by.

Images © Unique Home Stays +44 (0) 1637 881942)

A world away from the cobbled streets of Edinburgh and urban energy of Glasgow, Ross-shire is Scotland’s wild frontier known as “the last great wilderness of Europe” and is the most remote region of the UK


The luxury en suite bathroom with deep tub and walk-in shower (both roomy enough for two!) has underfloor heating and provides the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. Dramatic vistas, iconic mountain ranges, magical waterfalls and archaeology which pre-dates the pyramids can all be enjoyed within the region surrounding Stardust. Draw the curtains and snuggle up in the hand-built king-size bed, with the hypnotic sound of the river running alongside the bedside window lulling you both into a heavenly slumber.


The unique BBQ house with large fire pit allows guests to enjoy a BBQ whatever the weather (at additional cost) - don’t forget the mulled wine, marshmallows and toasting fork! The owner lives next door.


Stardust, Loch Ewe, Scotland


2 Adults (1 x Babes-in-arms extra only)


Parking for two cars Electric hob, mini oven & grill, microwave with steamer, toaster Outside hot tub with multi jets & mood lighting Shared BBQ house with fire pit (at additional cost) In Summer a private BBQ available Sky TV (with movie package) iPod dock, DVD, underfloor heating Included: Linen, Towels,Logs for the woodburner


From ÂŁ895 for midweek four night stay


House in the Sea

With its far-reaching views of the Cornish coast and suspension footbridge approach, The House in the Sea is a truly magical unique home stay in north Cornwall. The quirky interiors fuse a cool New York vibe with sophisticated coastal luxury making this iconic private island retreat the epitome of seaside chic. Just perfect for a romantic rendezvous, a unique getaway or luxury surf break, the footbridge access to your luxury accommodation is nothing short of breathtaking. If you fancy a taste of the high life, then this unique island beach house in Cornwall just off the coast of Newquay is the idyllic luxury pad for you.


Recently re-styled and re-imagined, this iconic property can be exclusively let for the first time ever in its long and varied history. From the sanctuary of the master suite to the storm-watching snug; the fully-equipped bar to the sunny garden room and securely enclosed gardens, you’ll feel ensconced in your own world as soon you arrive. Once you’ve ceremoniously raised the flag to signify your arrival at this secluded island paradise, you simply won’t want to leave... Swathes of sumptuous fabrics and eclectic art finds combine with the finest of linens to ensure a blissfully uninterrupted night’s slumber. The chosen pallet of greys and chalky whites in the bedrooms evoke thoughts of dramatic Cornish granite outcrops and windswept walks. There is a luxury four-poster master bedroom suite which occupies the first floor of the house and is approached via a private staircase; an idyllic setting in which

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The House In The Sea, Newquay Island, Cornwall


2 Adults (group option upto 6 Guests)


Garage parking for one car a short distance from the island Two king-size double bedrooms (one is zip-and-link), one double room Two en suite shower rooms, one bathroom Children welcome - One cot & One highchair available Dishwasher, electric hob, electric cooker & coffee maker BBQ provided TV, DVD, iPod dock,Wi-Fi internet


From ÂŁ1,295 for midweek four night stay



Himali Aquarel Rug Superbly Hand Knotted from Handspun Wool in the mountainous region of Nepal. Available in a number of stock sizes as well as custom sizes @ ÂŁ479/Sq.metre. Quoted price is for size 240x170cm. ÂŁ1,169


Runway rugs

Stylista’s favourite stylish rugs, so many to choose from which is difficult as you only really need one! Emmenthal Rug Designed by Esti Barnes. Hand-tufted. Any size or colour. From £ £1,295 per square metre


Greys Entwine Rug (right) Designed by Esti Barnes. Hand-tufted in wool. From ÂŁ1,154

Elm Rug Designed by Esti Barnes.


Endive Rug Designed by Esti Barnes. Hand-tufted. Any size or colour ÂŁ1,380 per square metre


Himali Charm Rug Superbly Hand Knotted from Handspun Wool in the mountainous region of Nepal. These Pure New Wool rugs are available in a number of stock sizes as well as custom sizes @ £479/ Sq.metre. Quoted price is for size 240x170cm. £1,169


Brights Xian Fresh Rug This collection of contemporary designed rugs is without doubt one of our best selling ranges. These are high quality sumptuous rugs and they capture the spirit of the times perfectly. Quoted price is for size 140x70cm. £89

Xian Orchid Rug Quoted price is for size 180x120cm. £179

Xian Comic Rug Quoted price is for size 140x70cm. £89




tylista Homes has some fantastic competitions this month! If you are considering and interested in self builds, then The National Homebuilding and Renovating Show being held in Birmingham in March is the place you need to go. Brimming with ideas and expert advice from Eco friendly sustainable builds to adding stunning

extensions to your existing home. Or perhaps sprucing up your bathroom is on the DIY to do list this year, in that case we’ve got a stunning set of Bathroom taps from Mira to give away! Why not enter all, you never know it might be you! The Stylista Homes team wishes you all the best of luck!


Stylista Homes Magazine has teamed up with Mira Showers to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a fabulous set of Bath and Basin Mira Evolve taps. Perfect to revive your bathroom look worth ÂŁ305! Drawing on more than 90 years of water expertise Mira launches new taps range. With the Mira Evolve range, pure geometric style takes on an exciting contemporary twist. Simple to use, the body and spout have a subtle organic and sophisticated fluidity that brings a visually stunning, yet neat and simple look to any bathroom. And with its seamless construction, which prevents everyday build-up, the Mira Evolve truly is revolutionary amongst taps.

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WIN One of 10 pairs of tickets to

Stylista Homes have teamed with the The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show to give 10 lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to this year’s show being held at the NEC in Birmingham on 27-30 March 2014.

exhibitors that you won’t find on the high street. No matter how small or large your project, visitors will leave with an abundance of credible information to help you along with your self-build or renovation plans.

A visit to Britain’s biggest self-build and renovation event, The National Homebuilding and Renovating Show, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements is a must for those building a new home from scratch or tackling a renovation project. For 2014, the exhibition, aimed at the serious self-builder, is reenergising itself with a host of new features including the Energy Saving Home and Sustainable Homes Show. Visitors will be inundated with niche products and over 500 specialist

Standard tickets are £12 if booked before 3pm on 26 March 2014 or £16 on the door (a £1.75 transaction fee applies). Children under 16 go free. Tickets also allow entry into both The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show and the new Home Improvement Show, taking place in the same hall. For more information and tickets, visit www. or call the ticket hotline on 0844 581 1377.

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Estella Fossil Rug

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