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Welcome Vanessa Vanessa Richmond, Editor
The wine rack is stocked with Shiraz, the giant Le Creuset casserole has been hauled out from the back of a cupboard and the porch is stacked with logs, ready for our very first open fire: the Richmond household is officially Ready For Winter.
STYLING SARITA SHARMA PHOTOGRAPH DOMINIC BLACKMORE
We put in the fireplace in sunny April, so haven’t used it yet! It’s a repro rather than the real thing – not just because they’re cheaper, but also because antique inserts are liable to crack with use (according to the uber-knowledgable man at the reclamation yard). So, I’m ready to accessorise our fireside armchairs with all manner of rug, cushion and throw action. The good news is, I won’t have to go far: the supermarkets are stuffed with goodies, and Tesco’s leading the pack with its new, premium-quality Fox & Ivy range. Doing the weekly shop just got a lot more self-indulgent…
What’s new 9 You deserve...
...An indulgent soak
10 How to add wow!
Fabulous finishing touches
13 Need to know
What’s hot this month
16 Pattern trends
Wallpapers that wow
20 Mid-century modern
Classic style from the Ideal Home range at Very
25 The shortlist
Power pendant lights
42 Modern glamour
Sophisticated style from the Ideal Home range at Very
Real homes 26 ‘Our 18th-century home has a modern heart’
48 ‘Our home has so much
108 40 easy style updates
74 ‘We brought a bland
180 Treat your home
house to life’
96 ‘We’ve filled this home with things we love’
Style & décor 39 Style hero
Clever tricks and smart buys
to a new look with 20% off at Dwell
198 Beautiful possibilities A coathanger gallery
Before & after
Meet textile designer Jan Constantine
120 ‘This room’s a real sanctuary
60 The new way to do
130 ‘Dark grey units have made it
67 Colours we love Auburn
87 One living room
three ways Just start with three key pieces…
136 ‘We turned four small rooms into one big kitchen’
144 ‘This room was an Eighties throwback’
150 ‘The copper details really make it’
To ﬁnd all the stockists in this issue, turn to page 188
156 ‘We reinvented this dark
173 Kitchen tech
161 ‘A little extra space makes
a big difference’
Simple solutions 164 November’s genius problem solvers Keep your home running smoothly
167 Clean it quicker Entrances
169 Store & organise Craft kit
171 Heating tech
5 best gas hobs
128 Ideal Home travel offer – see the Northern Lights
175 Enjoy a free ticket to the
Christmas Ideal Home show
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176 Food with friends
Gastropub lunch at home
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You deserve… an indulgent soak Lock the door, fill a deep bubble bath and lay back to enjoy an hour of full-on luxury…
FEATURE HOLLY WALSH STYLING OLIVIA ADLER PHOTOGRAPH SIMON WHITMORE
WHERE TO BUY (On bath) Cactus long handle body brush, £10, The Body Shop. Luxury bath towel in pink, £25, Marks & Spencer. Hydrocotton bath mat in pearl grey, £35, The White Company. (On ﬂoor) Fina bath mat in pearl, £25; Supreme hygro hand towel in almond, £12; both Christy. Josette Dove Grey hand towel, £12, Laura Ashley. Round mango wood tray, £20, Dunelm. Bamboo body brush, £9.99, Hydrea London range, Ocado. Pearl champagne saucer, £48 for four, LSA International range; Dania teak stool, £149; Skagerak range; Moeve stone marble soap dish, £18; all Amara. Iris & Wild Cassis soap, £5, Bronnley. Bliss ceramic scented candle, £12.50; Bliss diffuser, £17.50; both Marks & Spencer. Ridged glass jar, £8, Laura Ashley. Mini wooden scoop, £3.50 for three, T&G. Mini DAB radio in cream, £30, Sainsbury’s. Flowers bath foam decanter, £18, The White Company
SCULPTURAL STYLE Astrid ﬂoor lamp, £395, Habitat
GO GRAPHIC Furness embroidered cushion, £60, Habitat
HIP NOT TO BE SQUARE Babette mirror, £250, Perch & Parrow
FABULOUS FOLDAWAY Brown marble tray table, £129.99, TK Maxx
COLOUR BLOCKING TREND Ypperlig vase, £12, Ikea
HOW TO ADD
wow! Go on, pick something you love – because every room needs a magic ingredient that takes it from finished to fabulous
ADD A NEW DIMENSION Set of four 3D cups, £25, Pols Potten range, Amara
LOOK FOR LUXE MATERIALS Candle holder, £38, Oliver Bonas
IT’S ALL IN THE FRAME Ravello two-seater sofa in Olive, £999, My Furniture
TIMELESS DESIGN Mid-century wide bookshelf, £599, West Elm range, John Lewis
SMARTEN UP STORAGE Blake magazine rack, £32.40, Maisons du Monde
BLING BARWARE Ice bucket, £14.50, Sainsbury’s Home
WHAT’S NEW SINK INTO VELVET Richmond sofa in velvet, £1,999; Transnatural mirror, £899; Charlie floor lamp, £299; Diamond decanter, £200; Velvet paint cushion by One Nine Eight Five, £85; Geo cushion by One Nine Eight Five, £85; all Heal’s
BRING IN BRASS Rutland pendant, £49.99, Argos
PERCH ON A SHELF Hygge glass bird, £25, Debenhams ARTISTIC FLAIR Cushion, £26.99, Tate range, We Love Cushions
STYLE UP A COFFEE TABLE Decorative prickle ball, £35, MiaFleur
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INVEST IN A FUTURE CLASSIC Curved table lamp, £189, Nordic House
WARM TINT Amber carafe, £59, English Antique Glass
GOOD FORM Forma rug, £450, Habitat
DISPLAY PIECE Milano open shelving unit, £425, MiaFleur
GIVE IT AN EDGE Grey rectangular tray, £39.99, Zara Home
CURTAINS & ROMAN BLINDS
Find your style from our stunning new range of curtains and Roman blinds. An eclectic mix of prints, weaves and sumptuously tactile plains. Visit hillarys.co.uk or call 0800 587 6480 to book a free in-home appointment
We’ve been shamelessly snooping around the shops, so you don’t miss a single thing that matters...
Now in at Next… … a gorgeous range of bedlinen from new brand Dot & Ivy. Founder Kate Lawrie has spent 20 years designing bedding for high-street names, but this is her first solo project. It was inspired by time spent at the homes of her grandmothers, called – you guessed it – Dot and Ivy, and is exclusively available at Next. We love the painterly prints and the reversible designs that can be layered up with matching quilts, throws and cushions from the collection. From £70 for a duble duvet set, Next
WE KEEP SEEING...
BOUTIQUE PAINT BRANDS You won’t find these in your local DIY superstore, but they all have something different to offer
BERT & MAY This hand-made tile producer also sells 55 muted paint tones, manufactured with natural pigments. Eco Emulsion, £54.50 for 2.5ltr, Bert & May
EDWARD BULMER Created by the interior designer, the Nursery Collection is his new range of natural paints for children’s rooms. Hector emulsion, £45 for 2.5ltr, Edward Bulmer
LOVE LIBERTY PRINTS? So do we. That’s why we’re so happy that cool high-street store Anthropologie has delved into the Liberty archive and put its own twist on tableware and upholstery. Don’t miss the floralprinted wooden dining chairs.
PAINT THE TOWN GREEN This company was founded by a decorator with a passion to create non-toxic paints. Dark Side of the Moon matt emulsion, £35 for 2.5ltr, Paint The Town Green SPUTNIK Retro lovers can choose from 84 options, inspired by colours from the Fifties to the Seventies. Pellucid matt emulsion, £61.99 for 2.5ltr, Sputnik
DID YOU KNOW? Ikea has been selling solar panels since 2014 and now it’s doing solar battery storage, too. This means that, instead of any surplus-to-requirement power you generate going straight into the National Grid, the battery stores it for you for later use – potentially saving you 70% on your leccy bills! The panels plus storage cost from £6,925, but should pay for themselves in about 12 years, after which you’ll get free, clean energy forever! NOVEMBER 2017
Egil table clock, £14, Made.com
Annaka vase, £14, Made.com
Get Made on a budget Contemporary design destination Made.com has launched a new Essentials range. It’s a bit like Waitrose Essentials: among the genuine must-haves (bedding, bins, bowls...), there are plenty of treats for its discerning clientele. Check out the rather sexy accent chairs, side tables, vases, clocks and lamps. Essential for the über-stylish, obvs!
Mino shelves, £99, Made.com
A match made in heaven Finding a rug to match your Elephant’s Breath or Manor House Gray walls is now officially foolproof, because The Rug Company has launched a collection of 12 rugs in collaboration with Farrow & Ball. Choose between the ultimate accent colour or plain to match one of the paint brand’s six neutral palettes. The price is £450 for a 1.5m x 0.91m rug.
MIX THE ROUGH WITH THE SMOOTH
CHIC MINIMALIST JWDA concrete lamp, £159, Menu range, Black By Design
RAW REFORMED Hoxton concrete lamp, £32.99, Ideal Home range, Very
HILLARYS HAS IT ALL Blind and curtain hero Hillarys has added 300 new fabric options to its range, so even the pickiest home lover will struggle not to find something to love; perfect for a pre-Christmas room refresh or simply banishing the gloom from a dreary room this winter. The collection ranges from versatile plains to subtle and statement patterns, but we think the pattern clash combo chosen by Great British Interior Design Challenge judge Sophie Robinson totally rocks. Curtains in Eclipse Denim, Roman blinds in Caprice Paradise; from £123 for curtains; from £117 for Romans, Hillary’s. The price includes measuring and fitting.
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Wallpapers and fabrics to fall for If you’re ready to update your walls or soft furnishings, these are the five modern patterns we’re championing…
Hygge Natural wallpaper, £50 per roll, Graham & Brown
Oxyde Panoramique, £207.25 for a 2.8m x 2m panel, Casadeco range, Jane Clayton
Headboard in Marble Cornish Grey, £69 per m, James Hare
1. PHOTO-REAL TEXTURES We’ve seen peeling planks and brick wallpapers, but now textured eﬀects have been given an opulent twist. Wallpapers are replicating oxidised or burnished metals using highlytextured vinyls as well as digitally printed realistic surfaces. Meanwhile texture is created on fabrics using foil-printed velvet and lustrous yarns woven into materials. If you love a polished interior style, these designs will add depth and dimension in place of pattern.
1. Aphrodite Sterling, £62.99 per m, Prestigious Textiles 2. Lazlo Eucalyptus, £80 per m, Romo
2. SOFT GEOMETRICS The repetition of shapes in the new wave of geometrics is less regimented, giving a more relaxed and expressive ﬁnish. A mix of offbeat shapes, curves and hard edges are softened by overlapping, translucent layers or imperfect patterns. Lovers of modern Scandi and mid-century styles will adore this fresh take on graphic prints. Vertices wallpaper, £52 per roll, Entity collection, Style Library
Mera mural, from £65 per m; Viaduct canvas, from £155; both Imogen Heath range, Surface View
1. A Shingle Day, £70 per m, Flock 2. Brush Medium, £58 per roll, Englblad & Co
Curtain made in Moonstruck, £110 per m; Moonstruck wallpaper, £65 per roll, both Jane Churchill
Sorengo wallpaper, £49 per roll, The Paper Partnership range, Wallpaperdirect
3. PAINTED PANORAMAS Unlike traditional panoramic scenes that create a sense of grandeur, the looser and painterly approach creates an artist’s impression of landscapes for a more informal ﬁnish. The abstract depiction of forests and misty vistas will provide atmosphere and warmth, whether you have a cosy, rustic-style home or want to add interest to contemporary, open-plan interiors.
Atacama, £86 per roll, Farrow & Ball
4. DARK BOTANICALS Ranging from oversized vintage ﬂorals to tropical canopies and desert plants, these colourful or metallic designs all take on a bold and theatrical ﬁnish when paired with an inky backdrop. Use wallpapers alongside dark paint for a dramatic and immersive scheme, or create a feature with fabrics or wallpaper by using them in a white or neutral space.
Delft Flower Grande wallpaper, £195 per roll; Curtains in Delft velvet, £125 per m, both Designers Guild
5. GEOLOGY PRINTS
Agata wallpaper, £39 per roll, Clarke & Clarke
Curtain in Lunaire, £49.50 per m; footstool in Craquelle, £49.50; both Casadeco range, Jane Clayton
1. Sierra fabric, £27 per m, Iliv 2. Silver marbleeffect wallpaper, £25 per roll, Next
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Precious minerals and marble have had a huge inﬂuence on homeware; wallpapers and fabric brands are now following suit, but adding a softer ﬁnish to these hard elements. Patterns inspired by the earth, lunar surfaces and sliced minerals are illustrated in everything from muted pastels to deep tones, and combined with either watercolour eﬀects, soft metallics or smooth velvets. Use the prints to contrast with sleek furniture.
Tahiti Collection www.prestigious.co.uk
The Ideal Home Guide to TIMELESS STYLE
Mid-century modern THIS EASY-GOING LOOK IS BASED ON CORE PIECES THAT CAN BE DRESSED UP OR DOWN AS THE MOOD TAKES YOU
THE HERO PIECES GREY FABRIC SOFA The clean lines and versatile colour make it a staple. ACCENT ARMCHAIR Go for a retro showstopper in bright upholstery. SPLAY-LEG TABLE Essential for a mid-century look, in easy-to-live-with oak. DESIGNER-STYLE RUG The stress-free way to add colour to a neutral room. GEO POUFFE The pentagon shape makes it stand out. STATEMENT VASE This copper design with a subtly etched finish turns a table into a focal point.
loves Simple sofabeds This one just folds flat – no wrestling required
WHERE TO BUY Quinn sofa bed, £329; Isla chair, £279; Monty oak retro TV unit, £119; Broken Blocks rug, from £42.99; Pentagon drum beanbag, £44.99; Scratched Copper vase, £24; Piper table lamp, £29.99; pendant cable light, £19.99; Wilton throw, £44.99; Chevron cushion, £12.99; Hana cushion, £14.99; cable-knit cushion, £14.99; all Ideal Home range, Very
Oak and walnut “finishes are essential to this look, but for a modern twist, add something fabulously glam, such as this copper bedstead NICKY PHILLIPS, DECORATING EDITOR
loves Block-print bed linen A modern and unfussy way to add colour to your bedroom
WHERE TO BUY Retro Leaves duvet set, from £35; Webster bed frame, from £449; Teddy side table with gold-tipped legs, £39; Piper table lamp, £29.99; Vintage mirror, £49.99 for a set of three; Chevron cushion, £12.99; Oslo cushion, £14.99; Mongolian throw, £29.99; Broken Blocks rug, from £42.99; all Ideal Home range, Very
PROMOTIONAL FEATURE POP OF COPPER This sleek design livens up a corner Carter tall floor lamp, £69.99
IDEAL HOME LOVES…
mid-century style at Very.co.uk
SMALL BUT PERFECT A white drawer provides a contrast to the warm wood Monty retro lamp table, £59
CLASSIC SIDEBOARD Easy on the eye and offers ample storage space Monty large retro oak sideboard, £159
SIMPLE ART Family Time picture, £22
STYLING SARITA SHARMA, NICKY PHILLIPS PHOTOGRAPHS DOMINIC BLACKMORE
ELEGANT SHAPE Miley floor lamp, £79
TEXTURED METALLIC Scratched vase, £24
SCANDISTYLE KNIT Cable-knit cushion in grey, £15
BEADED BEAUTY Abigail Ahern pendant, £150, Debenhams
GLAM CRYSTAL Vienna glass and antique brass ceiling light, £200, Laura Ashley
SWINGING SIXTIES Aluminium and glass pendant lamp in Yellow, £115, Out There Interiors
FEATURE STEPHANIE DURRANT
power pendants INDUSTRIAL STYLE Concrete pendant lamp, £95, Cuckooland
TO LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE
TEXTURED FINISH Embossed glass pendant in Grey, £100, Cox & Cox
LOFT LOOK Manhattan ceiling light, £29, Ideal Home range, Very
PRETTY PAPER Isla easy-to-fit pendant, £30, John Lewis
BOUDOIR FEEL Black feather pendant, £560, Curious Egg
â€˜Our 18th-century home has a modern heartâ€™ Alice and Matt Pryce successfully blended their love of contemporary design and all things vintage in their listed Cotswold-stone townhouse
Work with texture ‘Combining textures in here was satisfying,’ says Alice. ‘The smooth white walls and wooden ﬂoors contrast with the Cotswold stone. I love adding layers of cushions, throws and rugs.’ BUY THE KEY PIECES Lino sofa, £2,375, Designers Guild. Cowhide rug, £265, Graham and Green. Similar leather armchair, from £700, Peet Hinchliffe
loves Vintage leather chairs Invest in a piece that looks like it just belongs there
Welcome to my home THE PROPERTY A five-bedroom Georgian townhouse in Oxfordshire.
VALUE Bought in 2012 for £475,000; now worth around £750,000.
Alice Pryce, a freelance designer, lives here with her husband Matt, a project manager for a design agency, and their son, Arto, three.
W Take a quick tour...
SITTING ROOM SITTING ROOM
FRONT ROOM FRONT ROOM
BEDROOM BEDROOM BEDROOM BEDROOM
It had been rented out and was last decorated in the Seventies, but we felt we could do something special with it
hen house prices in London proved too high for them, the Pryces switched their search to a small town near Oxford. ‘We were still working in London at that time, so needed to live somewhere with easy access to the city,’ says Alice. ‘We were both brought up in the country and that was a big pull.’ Having been rented out for years, the interior needed a lot of love. ‘We had to look beyond the dated décor and just try to appreciate the charm of the place,’ says Alice. The couple moved in and took their time about making major changes. ‘We were both commuting into London most days, so time was limited and we spent most evenings and weekends decorating. We wanted to retain the house’s character, but make it feel more spacious. We did this by painting the walls white throughout and the floors pale grey. When we first viewed the property, it was rather dark, so I’m pleased that we’ve managed to make it seem so light.’ Two years after moving in, Alice and Matt embarked upon a bigger project, extending the kitchen. ‘We employed a local architect and builder to work on our ideas for a contemporary kitchen-diner,’ says Alice. ‘Having an architect who was on the same wavelength as us was important and made the build run so smoothly. The extension has transformed our living area dramatically. All the glass and the skylights have helped enormously to brighten the rear of the property. The daylight streams through, creating a wonderful atmosphere. Now the house is finished, I’ve been asked many times to help with other people’s interior design projects, so my friend and I have set up a business together, Antler and Grey.
Display your favourite finds ‘I spent years searching for interesting vintage pieces in markets and auctions – it’s my favourite pastime,’ says Alice. ‘I never had space to display them properly until we moved here.’ BUY THE KEY PIECES For similar letters, try a selection, from £25, The Old Pill Factory. For a similar pouffe, try the Moroccan leather, £130, Graham and Green
PAINTED FLOOR It’s the same grey throughout the ground floor, for continuity
METAL LETTERS Give a white wall character and style
Original Cotswold stone adds warmth and texture to the sleek kitchen
Take it ultra-modern In the new kitchen-diner extension, Alice has gone all-out contemporary, with poured concrete ﬂooring and Sixties-futuristic furniture. The connection between the original part of the house and the new is the
all-white walls, which feature throughout the house. BUY THE KEY PIECES For a similar table, try the Gloss White Tulip, £399; for similar chairs, try the Tulip, £125 each; all Ønske. Large red letters, £60 each, Station Mill. Early Rider, £129, Evans Cycles
White creates a calm base “ that lets you layer colours and textures, and I love the light it bounces around a room
BIG POUFFES Work as seats and side tables in an informal seating area
Stay streamlined Alice’s furniture and accessories make an impact in the uncluttered kitchen. The island holds all the family’s cooking and dining kit, so the space stays calm. ‘It’s a pleasure spending time in here – we have a wonderful view of the garden,’ she says. BUY THE KEY PIECES Roma kitchen cabinets, from £245 for a 600mm base unit; Okite Easy Beige quartz worktop, £280 per m; all In-toto Kitchens
Keep the garden classic ‘The standard bay trees look good all year round,’ says Alice. ‘We worked on the garden at the same time as the kitchen to create an easy-to-maintain space that’s perfect now that we have Arto.’ BUY THE KEY PIECES For a similar table, try the Bretagne, £459, Kettler. Matrix chairs, £88 each, John Lewis
ALICE’S STYLE? POP OF GOLD Just a touch is enough to give a room a decadent mood
Blend vintage and contemporary ‘I felt I was able to bring my passion for vintage ﬂea-market ﬁnds and contemporary design together in this house,’ says Alice. In the main bedroom, a traditional upholstered bed and vintage mirrors sit alongside simple new pieces. BUY THE KEY PIECES Darcy bed, £945, Loaf. Large mirror, £250, Station Mill. Pug light, £90, Abigail Ahern range, Debenhams. For a similar chest of drawers, try the Malm, from £40, Ikea
Turn to page 37 to shop the look
Don’t hold back on colour A plain white background allows diﬀerent styles and colours to sit together, so ignore the rules and add pieces – and pictures – you love, whatever their palette.
BUY THE KEY PIECES Grey chest of drawers, £360, Decorus. Concealed bookshelves, from £12.50, Connox. For a similar glass dome, try a selection, from £20, The Old Pill Factory
BOOKS AS WALL ART Invisible shelf supports make it possible
I’m a great believer in “ research. I put together a big scrapbook of images and it proved to be time well spent
LADDER RACK Ideal for extra blankets or tomorrow’s outfit
Indulge in a love of the traditional Alice’s style has swung in the opposite direction in the eaves guest room, with a traditionalstyle metal bed and rustic, rough-wood storage.
BUY KEY PIECES Oliver bedstead, £549, Feather & Black. For a similar cushion, try the L’Insolite Arlequin, £105, Christian Lacroix range, Designers Guild
WHAT I LEARNED
doesn’t have “to White be soulless. It can look great, as it ref lects light to create interesting areas of brightness and shade. White gives a calm base that lets you layer colours, patterns and texture on top
Simplicity is often the best. Keeping the scheme pure white works well in the family bathroom
DON’T MISS THE DETAILS...
FEATURE ANN BROAD, VANESSA RICHMOND STYLING ANN BROAD PHOTOGRAPHS COLIN POOLE PLANS AGENCY SERVICE
Clockwise from top left: A gorgeous vintage chest takes pride of place in the spare room; this large-scale artwork is the ﬁrst thing you see when you walk into the hall; Alice has created a cosy reading nook on the other side of the hallway; vintage shop receipts in simple metal frames make a quirky display in a corner of the living room.
Make it work for you ALICE’S STYLE: MODERN VINTAGE Rustic textures and vintage treasures combined with clean lines and contemporary prints make for a relaxed look SOFT TONE Teema mug in light blue, £13, Iittala
BEST BLUE La Cafetiere Barcelona mug, £8, Creative Tops
GREY HIGHLIGHT Persephone large table lamp, £146, Oka
LIGHT & SLIM Rapunzel lamp in antique silver, £100, Pooky ADD A LITTLE COLOUR Cabinet of Curiosities Enica Amera framed print, £40, Athena
SIMPLY STRIKING Framed Two Tone print, £69, King & McGaw
TEXTURED TOUCH Wood basket, £39.95, Idyll Home
RUSTIC LOOKS Large log basket, £69.95, Decorator’s Notebook
FEATURE HEATHER YOUNG
SUBTLE SHADING Alexis rug in Eau de Nil, £200, Cox & Cox
FACTORY CHIC Industrial timber bar stool, £155, French Connection
HERITAGE STYLE Villandry sideboard, £2,590, India Jane
INDUSTRIAL INFLUENCE Solid Sheesham and metal stool, £87.98, Maisons du Monde
AGED TONES Yolanda Persian rug, £159, Made.com
CLASSIC STORAGE Pierson Big Oak sideboard, £1,999, Furniture Village
‘I don’t believe in being a minimalist’ Textile designer Jan Constantine knows that following your heart and using the colours you love will create a home that makes you happy
RULE BRITANNIA Union Jack cushions, £69.50 each, Jan Constantine
nown for her colourful, hand-embroidered designs, Jan has been an independent textile designer for years (after a 12-year spell in fashion), but now she's just launched a range for Dunelm. She lives in Cheshire with her husband David and daughters Camille and Mary (when they’re home from uni). Our house is still a work in progress, 25 years on! It's a Georgian farmhouse we bought at auction. When we got it, it was habitable, but freezing cold and everything needed doing. We had to move in straight away, though, because we had no choice.
We've done it up on a budget. We got fireplaces and old bathtubs from salvage yards. Our old dining table looked ridiculously small in the big kitchen here, so we bought four oak table legs from a yard and my dad, who's a joiner, made the rest. It looks like it's always been there. The kitchen is my favourite room. Putting in an Aga brought the house to life. That, more than anything else, transformed it. It made it a home and everybody gravitates to it when they come. Anyone who visits always goes and stands by it. It’s like a magnet.
TIME FOR BED Boxing Rabbits double duvet set, £35, Dunelm
ELEGANT TOUCH Oriental Peacock cushion cover, £15, Dunelm
FOLK TALES Love Birds cushion cover, £15, Dunelm
STYLE HERO PRETTY PATTERN Love Birds double duvet set, £35, Dunelm
Whatever colour inspires me, I just do it. All my rooms are quite brightly coloured! The walls in the bathroom are ombré blue, inspired by a Designers Guild wallpaper. One day I just had a go at doing it with paint. There’s something about the blue, it’s so intense, and the room is south-facing, so it feels like I’m on holiday. Tricia Guild is one of my favourite designers because of her beautiful use of colour. Gorgeous surroundings enhance your life. When the house is all tidy and lovely and has fresh flowers in it, that makes me really happy. Our home is constantly changing. It’s colourful, strong and eclectic. We’ve got very few new pieces. Most of the stuff is family hand-me-downs – nothing is grand at all, but it all works together. We do have a Mongolian cupboard in the kitchen, which I bought at Liberty. It’s painted black and red, and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. I’ve loved shopping in Liberty since I was a student in London, when I used to buy Tana Lawn fabric remnants for my projects.
LATIN FLAVOUR Fiesta wall hanging, £225; cushions, from £48, all Jan Constantine
‘Whenever I’m in London, I have to visit Liberty,’ says Jan. ‘It’s my favourite place’
LET IT SHINE Sequin Glam Rock Love cushion, £86, Jan Constantine
WHAT I’VE LEARNED
Just pick up a pot of paint. “It doesn’t cost much to choose your favourite colour and just have a go in a room. If you really love something, then go with it and be yourself
I’ve always wanted my stuff to be available to everyone, but I’m such a small business and my pieces are hand-embroidered, so I just can’t do mass-production. Seeing the Dunelm designs for the first time was like Christmas. I’m really excited about the deep blue bedding with the white peacocks. I can’t wait to get my hands on it! That’s what I’m going to put on my new bed – it’s quite a pale room at the moment, so it will change the space completely.
FEATURE HEATHER YOUNG PHOTOGRAPH ALAMY
Sunday mornings are for inspiration. I get all the style and homes magazines that have come in that week, and pore over them. Then I generally potter around the house looking at stuff, trying to tidy up and getting sidetracked by new changes I want to make. I’ve got more confident as time’s gone by and I just do whatever I like, and then worry about it after. It usually works out.
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loves Arc floor lamps A classic shape that unobtrusively creates a reading corner
WHERE TO BUY Wilmslow three-seater sofa, £1,149; Pisa coffee table, £179; Pisa lamp table, £99; Teddy table, £39; Milo wall mirror, £99.99; Hendrix angular grey and gold floor lamp, £79.99; Charleston mid-century table lamp, £49.99; quilted velvet cushion in emerald, £14.99; quilted velvet cushion in purple, £14.99; Maurice cushion, £14.99; Metallic vase, £19.99; luxury tonal shaggy rug, from £79.99; all Ideal Home range, Very. Edmonton rectangle mirror, £99.99, Gallery range, Very
PROMOTIONAL FEATURE THE HERO PIECES VELVET SOFAS An opulent update on a traditional, scroll-arm design. Choose from sleek grey or bold teal. BLACK & GOLD TABLES Chic styling with subtle matt-gold handles. DECO-STYLE MIRROR Big enough to make a statement, simple enough not to overwhelm the room. CONTEMPORARY LIGHTS Striking shapes – perfect for dotting ‘wow moments’ around your room. STATEMENT CUSHIONS Choose jewel colours such as deep garnet and mellow amethyst for contrast. DEEP-PILE RUG Super-soft, for an extra layer of luxury.
WHERE TO BUY Gold mirrored two-drawer bedside table, £169; gold mirrored dressing table, £249; Aura double bed frame, £499; Nocturne geometric double duvet cover set, £39; Maurice cushion, £14.99; Eyelash mirror, £149.99; Shoreditch matt black and satin brass table lamp, £39.99; Kalahari weave storage baskets, £49.99 for two; all Ideal Home range, Very. Black and Gold Butterflies canvases, £29.99 each, Arthouse range, Very
Choose “accent colours that are bold, but mellow – teal, plum, ruby – for a look that’s striking, but not too hard on the eye
NICKY PHILLIPS, DECORATING EDITOR
loves Mirrored finishes Great for small spaces, but sophisticated anywhere
PROMOTIONAL FEATURE GLAM GLASS Subtle but chic for your side tables. Charleston mid-century table lamp, £49.99, Ideal Home range, Very
CHIC SNUG Cocoon yourself in this sumptuous scroll-arm chair. Luxor chair, £289, Ideal Home range, Very
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STYLING SARITA SHARMA, NICKY PHILLIPS PHOTOGRAPHS DOMINIC BLACKMORE
FEEL-GOOD FINISH Quilted velvet cushion, £14.99
SUBTLE CURVES Bergamo table lamp, £49.99
WOW MOMENT A pair of pictures lit by a striking lamp can have double the impact. Shoreditch matt black and satin brass table lamp, £39.99, Ideal Home range, Very. Bloom seed head framed wall art, £44.99, Graham & Brown range, Very
SLEEK & SIMPLE Charleston ceiling light, £99.99
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â€˜Our home has so much personality!â€™ After buying a new build and stripping it right back to the bare bones, the Greens had their work cut out to make a blank space warm, welcoming and them
Be brave Sally started with a really calm, grey colour on the walls and ﬂoor in the living room, which meant she could have a bit more fun with everything else. ‘I like quirky, edgy things which are individual and interesting,’ she says. BUY THE KEY PIECES Yellow sofa, £500, The Design Centre, Leeds. Standard lamp shade, £75, Parris Wakefield range, Amara. Cabinet, £249; sideboard, £399; both Nova range, Dwell
SALLY’S STYLE? Turn to page 59 to shop the look
INSET FIREPLACE The contemporary option for a newbuild house
Welcome to my home THE PROPERTY A 20-year-old, four-bed detached house in Leeds.
VALUE Bought in 2014, now worth £450,000.
Sally Wallace, an interior design consultant, lives here with her husband Simon, who works in finance, and their son, Frankie, 11.
Take a quick tour...
UTILITY KITCHEN – DINER
It doesn’t matter how stressful the day has been, or what the weather is like, it’s always warm and cheerful inside this house
ally Green describes her home as an ‘ordinary house in an extraordinary location.’ The house was modern, but looked unloved. ‘We needed a bigger house, closer to where we were both working, and this gave us the best of both worlds,’ she says. ‘It was clean and tidy, but needed updating.’ What began as a cosmetic revamp turned into a major renovation as the fixtures and fittings were stripped out, the rough plasterwork was removed and the wall between the kitchen and dining room was removed to create an open-plan family kitchen. The house was replastered, replumbed and fitted with new internal doors, floors and banisters. It took a year to transform it, but while their new home was dismantled around them, it was business as usual for the Greens. ‘We were sleeping on mattresses on the floor and getting dressed for meetings in the middle of a building site during the worst part of the renovation,’ says Sally. ‘It was quite stressful, but you just have to keep focused.’ ‘By the time we got around to the kitchen, it was March and snowing outside. There were props holding up the wall where the bifold doors were going to be fitted and we just had a plastic sheet between us and the elements. That was a bit of a low point!’ Sally’s mood lifted as soon as the new kitchen and bathrooms were finally completed and she could get on with the ‘more pleasurable’ business of decorating and furnishing the house. She did it with a close eye on her budget. ‘I do lots of research to get good prices for the things I like,’ she says. ‘My mum helps out by making curtains and blinds and I make my own cushions and throws. I keep my eyes open in the sales, but I will push the boat out for key pieces.’
loves MONOCHROME FRAMES Use black and white frames for a strong, cohesive grouping
Start with things you love ‘Among the biggest inﬂuences in my home are the pictures and the textiles I’ve collected on my travels. I’ve tried to bring out jewel-like colours in the décor and fabrics in this room, especially cerise and turquoise.’ BUY THE KEY PIECES Sofa covered in Malamud Grey Tartan Moon fabric, £55.95 per m, Tweed Lounge. Cushion, £75, Parris Wakefield range, Amara. Similar posters, from £3 each, Desenio
Eclectic cushions Forget trying to coordinate and break the rules for a relaxed, unique look
ACCENT HANDLES Make a Shaker kitchen more contemporary
Sweat the small stuﬀ ‘I pay attention to the little details as they can make all the diﬀerence,’ says Sally, ‘like the unit handles and the lamps, and I’ll splash out on something special, like the handmade wall tiles for our splashback.’
BUY THE KEY PIECES Units, £20,000; Silestone worktops, £2,500; both Mother Hubbards Cupboards. Units in Hicks Blue, £42 for 2.5ltr, Little Greene. Handles, £12 each, Linda Barker range, Wren Kitchens
REVAMPED TABLE Sally painted it and put on new handles
ISLAND BAR Different surfaces separate cooking and eating spaces
Have a colour theme
Lift a look with colour
‘I’ve always loved bold wallpapers and bright colours,’ says Sally, who made a big ﬁrst impression with a statement paper in the entrance hallway. This space was very dark until Sally brightened it with subtle shades of pale grey and blue that link with the colours in the kitchen.
‘I like anything bold and tropical, like the orange fridge, which is echoed throughout with the crockery and ceramics,’ says Sally. ‘I ﬁnd that it really helps lift the dark shade of the kitchen cabinets and you don’t actually need a lot of vibrant colour in a room to really make a huge impact – just a few small pops here and there.’
BUY THE KEY PIECES Mulberry Home Flying Ducks wallpaper, £95 per roll, John Lewis. The Oakham French grey console table is similar, £420, Laura Ashley
BUY THE KEY PIECES Fridge-freezer, £600, Nardi. For similar pendants, try the Mearle, £147 each, Graham and Green
loves Metallic wallpapers Add instant glamour and luxe to any space – plus, they’re light-boosting in small rooms
Work in layers
I think you have to work with “ the age and style of your house ”
‘I love textures and beautiful textiles, such as silk, tweed and leather,’ says Sally. ‘In the main bedroom, I have built up layers of texture to create a comfortable, cosy room that’s easy to live in and looks good all year round.’ BUY THE KEY PIECES Zoffany Diamond Stitch wallpaper in Pewter, £63 per roll, Wallpaper Direct. Bespoke upholstered headboard, from £400, Robson & Son Interiors. Art Deco bedside table, £300 for a pair, Salts Mill
Don’t hold back in a small space
YELLOW ACCENT Made for a monochrome room
These Moroccan-inspired cement tiles are one of Sally’s favourite features. Instead of tiling the whole room, she created a striking backdrop for the bath by bringing them down one wall and across the ﬂoor. ‘It saves money but still looks great,’ she says. BUY THE KEY PIECES For similar tiles, try Best Tile, from £1 per tile. Lambourn bath, £1,447, Easy Bathrooms. Sunwood Venetian blind, £130, Robson & Son Interiors
Make a statement As the cloakroom is a small, conﬁned space, it was the perfect place to really go to town with a bright, cigarette-card-patterned wallpaper. Its vintage feel works perfectly with the traditional look of the furniture and the retrostyle details. BUY THE KEY PIECES Ephemera Night Spot wallpaper, £89.95 per roll, The Best Wallpaper Place. Basin, from £108; Metro wall tiles, £23 per sq m; both Easy Bathrooms
Take it to the ﬂoor Frankie’s bedroom is one of the smaller rooms in the house, so Sally’s stuck to pale grey walls for as spacious a feel as possible, but still injected character with a fun, striped carpet and statement accessories. BUY THE KEY PIECES For similar furniture, try the Hastings sleep station bed and drawers, from £250 each, Marks & Spencer. Residence striped carpet, £32.99 per sq m, Carpetright
Start with “ something you love, like a cushion, sofa or lamp, and build a room around it. It helps you to choose wall colours that pull the scheme together. With so many paint shades to choose from nowadays, it’s much easier to find one to suit the accessories
FEATURE HEATHER DIXON, VANESSA RICHMOND PHOTOGRAPHS COLIN POOLE
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Make it work for you SALLY’S STYLE: HOMESPUN RETRO MY GO-TO STORES…
Bold brights, mixed materials and characterful finds create a welcoming feel – ideal for a family kitchen
BRIGHT LIGHTS Davey Lighting pendant in polished copper, £215, Original BTC
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‘For the latest trends in luxurious home décor’ OBARKER
‘A constantly changing, wide choice of furniture’
MUG SHOT Miss Etoile coffee mug, £13.95, Trouva
Make an impact with strong colours
FOXY FEELING Set of two tea towels, £11.50, Hurn & Hurn
WOW-FACTOR Flying Ducks aqua wallpaper, £95 per roll, Mulberry Home
COLOURFUL APPLIANCE Smeg retro-style fridge in orange, £993, John Lewis
FEATURE TARA KING
PERFECT TIMING Mr Turner clock, £100, Dowsing & Reynolds
STYLIST’S TIP Use a polished metal such as warm copper as an accent shade to add a shot of grown-up glamour, along with a smart, industrial edge
HEATHER YOUNG, ACTING DEPUTY EDITOR
STYLISH SEATING Larsson beech wood kitchen stool, £129, Lagoon
COFFEE BREAK Tom Dixon copper Brew Cafetière, £140, Heal’s
THE NEW WAY TO DO
Rustic style This cosy country look has always been about natural tones and textures, but a new, bolder style uses warm colour and artisan block prints to add warmth
Play with plaid Mix up scales of check wool fabric in modern brights such as teal, coral and russet. A slim-armed sofa and buttoned footstool add a smart edge to rustic style WHERE TO BUY Austin sofa in Glen Coe fabric, ÂŁ2,259; Wexham footstool in Parquet fabric, ÂŁ499; both Multiyork
STYLE & DÉCOR
MIX FINISHES Contrast handpainted wood with smooth white finishes Chantilly chest, £425, Cotswold Co
STYLIST’S NOTE While rustic style is about using texture to add warmth, rich colours can add even more depth
MICHELA COLLING, STYLE EDITOR
Add retro to cottage style Update organic, natural country tones with a colourful display of mid-century inspired geo-patterned vases. WHERE TO BUY Vases, from £20, Dickens & Jones range, House of Fraser
WOODLAND CHARM Hare lamp, £30, Sainsbury’s Home
NAIVE NATURE Bird framed print, Clare Owen range, King & McGaw
GO INDUSTRIAL Swap chunky limed oak for reclaimed acacia Sideboard, £399; wall organiser and shelving unit, £59; all Farringdon range, Dunelm
SALVAGE STYLE Drinks trolley, £199, Next
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STYLE & DÉCOR Try warm blue in place of cream on a two-tone unit Westcote blue cupboard, £199; Tamara lamp, £75; both Cotswold Co
Accessorise in bold colours Break up traditional neutrals with an injection of richly infused colours. WHERE TO BUY Tempur Holcot Ottoman bed frame, £995; Cera table lamp, £89; Barbican lamp table, £309; all Furniture Village
STYLIST’S NOTE Complement accessories inspired by nature with luxe finishes such as polished copper or warm brass
MICHELA COLLING, STYLE EDITOR
Offset rustic textures with shiny metallics and structured glassware Gold vases, from £6; Amber vase, £12; all Tesco
ADD FOLKSY PATTERN Pick out artisan-style wood cut designs Rabbit tea towel, £6.50 for three, Dunelm
PETAL PERCH Perky Plywood bench with Nasturtium cushion, £315, Winter’s Moon
STYLE & DÉCOR
MODERN CHECK Ochre and mulberry check cushion, £12, Sainsbury’s Home
HAND FINISHED GLAZE Large reactive vase, £32, Next
BLOCK PRINTS Woodland side plate, £10 for four, Dunelm
Replace heavy curtains with painted shutters – this simple backdrop won’t fight with layered patterns on the bed. WHERE TO BUY Solid raised painted panels, from £156 per sq m, California Shutters
Bring texture to the bathroom Create quiet luxury in a bathroom with honest, rustic materials such as wood, glass and woven textiles. WHERE TO BUY Slatted bath bridge, £18; glass storage jars, from £8; cable weave bath mat, £14; all Sainsbury’s Home
NATURE TABLE Wood slice table, £39, JD Williams
JUST ADD CUSHIONS Soften a modern sofa with throws and cushions in autumn forest hues Cushions, from £8; chenille throw, £15; all Matalan
FEATURE MICHELA COLLING
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COLOURS WE LOVE
Auburn DON’T DISMISS IT AS ORANGE! THIS SMOOTH SHADE HAS ENOUGH BROWN IN IT TO MAKE IT MORE OF A NEUTRAL THAN AN ACCENT COLOUR. USE IT OVER LARGE AREAS TO FILL YOUR ROOM WITH A MELLOW GLOW AND A DISTINCTLY OPULENT MOOD. JUST TEAM IT WITH THE RIGHT ACCENTS AND TEXTURES FOR A DECORATING SCHEME THAT LOOKS MODERN AND SOPHISTICATED…
THIS PAGE Cushions from top made in Spectrum in Mandarin, £19 per metre; Aurora, £42, both Clarke & Clarke. Tespi Spot in Fig/Copper, £145 per m, Zoffany. Marcello throw, £129, LinenMe. Betsy chair, £550, Alexander & James. Curtain in Madison Spice, £43 per m, Clarke & Clarke
THIS PAGE Loki black walnut bookcase, £295, Habitat. (From top shelf) Grey marble objet, £10, Sainsbury’s. Copper potted succulent, £4 for two, George Home. Otta lantern, £25, Also Home. Copper pot, as before. Caxton copper candlesticks, £15 and £25, Habitat. Amber glass candle, £11, Debenhams. Tokyo jug, £49.95, Holly’s House. Copper tealight holder, £4 for two, George Home
BLACK ACCENT Gives gentle auburn tones more definition
Year-round comfort Auburn is perfect for a cosy winter scheme, layered with velvet cushions and gold details, but in summer, give this baked terracotta colour a global spin with Moroccan lanterns and crisp cotton ikat fabrics
STYLE & DÉCOR
THIS PAGE Fresco wallpaper, £60 per roll, Osborne & Little. Curtain in Madison Spice, £43 per m, Clarke & Clarke. Carbon sisal ﬂooring, £69 per sq m, Crucial Trading. Townsend velvet three-seater sofa, £1,600; Tilda coffee table, £295; Omara black side table, £150; all Habitat. Betsy armchair in Venetian Marmalade, £550, Alexander & James. Penfold footstool in Shadow Grey, £179; Banner cabinet, £549; both Swoon Editions. Rust Salvage Abstract rug, £250, Next. Patsy large round black wall mirror, £195, Habitat. ON SOFA Cushions (from left) Tespi Spot in Fig/Copper, £145 per m, Zoffany. Aurora cushion, £42, Clarke & Clarke. Hudson in Teal, £14.99, Argos. Marcello throw, £129, LinenMe. ON ARMCHAIR Blue cushion, £6, George Home. ON COFFEE TABLE Withcott bowl (used as tray), £40; Greta black jug, £25; both Habitat. Blyton candle, £11; mustard tealight holders, £39 for three; all Neptune. ON CABINET Crescent table lamp, £180; 40cm empire shade in Papaya, £90; both Pooky. Chevron wire bowl, £46, Graham and Green. Izolia vases, £44 and £55, La Redoute. ON FIREPLACE Amber vase, £6, George Home. Caxton candlesticks, £15 and £25, Habitat. Mustard tealight holders, as before. Photo frame, £14.95; Dripping black vase, £19.50; both Holly’s House. Tall lantern, £25, Next. ON SIDE TABLE Copper Moscow mule mug, £5, Fox & Ivy, Tesco
BLUE CONTRAST Cut through the warmth with a refreshing shade
Stylist’s note Don’t team auburn with white – choose warm creams and greys to keep the overall look mellow
NICKY PHILLIPS, DECORATING EDITOR
” NOVEMBER 2017
Stylist’s note Solid auburn colour on the walls would be hard to live with, so choose a faux-surface wallpaper with a mottled look for a softer effect
SARITA SHARMA, STYLIST
FEATURE NICKY PHILLIPS, VANESSA RICHMOND STYLING SARITA SHARMA PHOTOGRAPHS DOMINIC BLACKMORE
THIS PAGE Herning desk, £299, Swoon Editions. Coin mirror, £340, Graham and Green. Madison task lamp, £40, Next. Copper and glass tray, £12; marble and copper jewellery stand, £8; both George Home. Gold hurricane candleholder, £16; gold tealight holder, £6; both Sainsbury’s. Black tea and sandalwood diffuser, £12, Next
STYLE & DÉCOR
THIS PAGE Metallo copper wallpaper, £105 per roll, Zoffany. Charcoal Senstion twist carpet, £22 per sq m, Cormar. Homemaker rug, £25, George Home. Charlton headboard in Mimosa platinum velvet, £585, Mood Collections. Herning desk (used as dressing table) as before. Umberto brass bedside table, £350, Graham and Green. Watson footstool in Henna velvet, £425, Arlo & Jacob. Coleridge pendant, £34.99, Argos. ON BED Claret and Steel pillowcases, £9.50 each, John Lewis. Cushions (from back) made in Tepsi Spot Fig/Copper, £145 per m, Zoffany; Venezia grey, £22, Very; made in Spectrum in Mandarin, £19 per m, Clarke & Clarke; Indienne Henna, £78 per m, iLiv. Sumi indigo bedspread, £195, Harlequin. Marine blue linen throw, £99, LinenMe. Throw made in Madison spice, £43 per m, Clarke & Clarke. ON DESK Gold vase, £14; Renaissance Rice cut candle, £15; both Sainsbury’s. Black tea and sandalwood diffuser, £12, Next. ON BEDSIDE TABLE Jem lamp base, £115; Solaris copper shade, £54.95; both Graham and Green. Copper alarm clock, £40, Cox & Cox. Vase, £18, J by Jasper Conran, Debenhams
Go luxe in the bedroom
WARM METALLIC Bronze, gold and brass all work well with auburn
This rich colour lends itself to an opulent look – perfect for a sophisticated bedroom scheme, loaded with plush textures and finished with metallic touches NOVEMBER 2017
STYLE & DÉCOR
Make it work for you 1
AUBURN: JUST ADD AN ACCENT Add this mellow shade to a neutral room to add a splash of rich colour, but also a feeling of warmth and decadence
FEATURE TARA KING
5 WHERE TO BUY 1. LIGHTING Copper pendant light, £49.99, HomeSense
Där Lighting, £45, The Lighting Company
2. RUG Fine stripe rug, from £59, Very
6. MUG La Cafetiere Core Brights mug, £12.99, Sophie Charles
3. VASE Dickins & Jones Beryl ﬂower vase, £35, House of Fraser
7. THROW Geo chenille throw, £15, Matalan
4. SIDE TABLE Aspen lamp table, £299, Cult Furniture 5. LAMP Ultra table lamp by
8. SOFA Medium Needham sofa in Carron mix fabric, from £849, Marks & Spencer
PAINTED SURROUND The mahogany mantel was transformed with Farrow & Ball’s Strong White
Use colour like a pro Lucy used a three-dimensional colour scheme: two shades of grey on the walls and saﬀron yellow in the soft furnishings. BUY THE KEY PIECES Walls painted in Plummet and Ammonite estate emulsion, £43.50 for 2.5ltr, both Farrow & Ball. Ophelia sofa, from £775; Bergen cluster pendant is similar, £120; both Next. Afaw rug, £99, La Redoute. Skiftebo yellow Strandmon footstool, £55, Ikea
‘We brought a bland house to life’ When Lucy and Robert Merrell moved into this Victorian terrace, it had been renovated by a property developer, but it took vision on their part to give it colour and character
LUCY’S STYLE? Turn to page 85 to shop the look
Welcome to my home THE PROPERTY A four-bed Victorian terrace in Lichfield, Staffordshire.
VALUE Bought in March 2016 for £330,000; now worth about £375,000. Lucy Merrell lives here with her husband Robert. Lucy is a branch manager for a truck and trailer parts supplier and Robert is an operations director in the motor trade.
Take a quick tour...
I don’t have one particular style – it was fun to experiment and bring different looks together
ith both of them working in demanding full-time jobs, Lucy and Robert wanted a house that didn’t need lots of structural work doing to it. The flow of the rooms appealed to them, as the downstairs has the balance of a sociable open-plan kitchen-diner, ideal for entertaining, and a cosy front living room. Having recently been renovated by a local developer, this place ticked all the boxes. The kitchen had been extended, newly fitted cabinets and skylights flooding it with natural light. Upstairs, the loft had been converted and an en suite installed, creating a self-contained guest suite in the eaves. New carpets had even been laid throughout. The house was finished to a high standard… but it looked boring. Lucy gathered ideas online, using Pinterest and Instagram, as well as homes magazines, before getting started. She wanted a modern interior, but was anxious not to lose the character of the house by making it too contemporary and minimalist. After all, the property developer had carefully preserved its period features – fireplaces, picture rails and deep cornicing. She settled for a blend of Scandinavian and industrial influences, with a touch of glamour on top. ‘Moving into a blank canvas had its advantages and its drawbacks,’ she says. ‘Luckily, we loved the style of the kitchen and the bathroom is fairly neutral, so our big decisions were choosing furniture, lighting and paint colours, with accessories and finishing touches at the end. We didn’t have to dive into any of those decisions straight away. We took time to plan each room and experiment with colours before committing, so the process didn’t feel rushed or haphazard.’
Add touches of pattern and shine Golden details and abstract pattern on Lucy’s cushions and rug give the living-room scheme the ﬁnal polish. BUY THE KEY PIECES Mustard yellow cushions, £16.99 for two, HomeSense. Try the mono cushion range, from £39 each, Graham and Green. Porter throw in Ochre, £25, Made.com
Lucy painted an Ikea step stool to match the furniture, turning it into a handy side table
Be bold with black ‘Lots of people seem to steer clear of black furniture,’ says Lucy, ‘but I love the way the dining table and sideboard stand out against the crisp white walls and anchor the whole look of the dining room.’
BUY THE KEY PIECES Suffolk table in Charcoal is similar, £880, Neptune. Tolix-style dining chairs in Gunmetal, £39 each, Peppermill Antiques. Foto pendant light, £24, Ikea. Try the Shaftesbury sideboard in Charcoal, £950, Next. Vintage trolley, £170, Cox & Cox
I try not to get caught up in “trends and choose key pieces that will work in other rooms so I can move them around
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Wall-mounted crates make a simple kitchen storage unit
Accessorise all areas The kitchen was put in by the developer and Lucy softened its plainness with rustic chopping boards and green storage canisters. BUY THE KEY PIECES Chopping boards, from £7.99, TK Maxx. Barrington pendants, £75 each, John Lewis. Try the Castleton Home rustic crates, £26.99 each, Wayfair
Go large on focal points A super-size mirror holds its own against the hall’s encaustic ﬂoor tiles. ‘They catch your eye and draw your attention towards the kitchen when you come in,’ says Lucy. BUY THE KEY PIECES Black metal arch mirror is similar, £239, Decorative Mirrors Online. Grosvenor tiles in beige/blue are similar, £59.60 per sq m, Topps Tiles. The industrial shelf trolley is similar, £200, Cox & Cox
I love buying pieces “from independent BUTTONED HEADBOARD Smart hotel style in one buy
shops and markets, and mixing them with high-street finds
Try a rough-luxe combination ‘Our headboard was the starting point for this room,’ says Lucy. She’s put a twist on hotel chic with industrial wood and metal bedside tables. BUY THE KEY PIECES Skye double bed, from £649, Made. com. Hoxton bedside tables, £135 each, Next. Framed prints, from £20.05 each, Faunascapes
Create soothing colour contrasts ‘The grey and pink shades complement each other and create a calming environment,’ says Lucy. BUY THE KEY PIECES Walls painted in Cornforth White and Pink Ground estate emulsion, £43.50 for 2.5ltr, both Farrow & Ball. Try the Piper gunmetal and gold cluster light, £180, Debenhams
MODERN CHANDELIER All of the presence but none of the fuss of a trad design
Add personality with artwork ‘Quirky prints instantly give a room a personal touch. I’m a big fan of Desenio for prints.’ BUY THE KEY PIECES Lillasen desk, £115; Ranarp work lamp, £29; Helmer drawer unit, £25; the Hovslund rug is similar, £59; all Ikea. White Tolix-style chair, £39, Peppermill Antiques
PICTURE LEDGE Great for an informal rather than a fixed-inplace gallery
Dare to go dark Lucy departed from her usual palette of soft neutrals and went for a vibrant blue on the back wall of the loft bedroom to highlight the sloping ceiling. Pure white is the perfect fresh contrasting shade. BUY THE KEY PIECES For a similar bed, try the Eliza model and mattress range, from £750, Laura Ashley. Walls painted in Oxford Blue matt emulsion, from £14 for 2.5ltr, Dulux. Festoon lights, £6, Primark. Cushions, from a selection at H&M Home
REPURPOSED CRATES Storage and slimline tables in one
Keep colour palettes simple
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In the small en-suite guest bathroom, Lucy decided not to clutter the space with colour and simply repeated the aqua shade from the tiling on the textiles. It’s a fresh and vibrant contrast to the room’s dark, parquet-eﬀect ﬂoor tiles.
BUY THE KEY PIECES For similar flooring, try the Mora wood-effect tiles, £50 per sq m, Topps Tiles. For similar towels, try the Home zero twist six-piece towel bale in mint, £22.99, Argos. The copper lotion soap dispenser is similar, £7, Dunelm
WHAT WE LEARNED
STORAGE NOOK To keep towels at the ready
Before starting each “room, I would assemble a mood board to bring my ideas together. It’s a good way to visualise the final look of a room – and spot the elements that don’t quite fit in with the scheme
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Make it work for you LUCY’S STYLE: LUXE SCANDI Metallic touches and rich textures work well with a muted palette and splashes of yellow for a superior Scandi update
SIMPLY CHIC Hollywood table lamp, £52.20, Dar Lighting
MODERN PRINT Choose Happy print, £10, Missus Print at Etsy
TOTALLY TACTILE Mustard velvet linen cushion, £25, National Trust Shop
GOLD DETAIL Ranarp work lamp, £29, Ikea
MELLOW YELLOW Yellow velvet linen cushion, £8, Matalan
SCRIPT TREND Choose Happy print, £3.75, Notonthehighstreet.com
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MID-CENTURY STYLING Origami coffee table, £399, West Elm
GLOBAL CHIC Navajo rug by Andiamo, £82.99, Wayfair
CASUAL STYLE Doodle three-seater sofa in Gibraltar Slate, £1,395, Sofas & Stuff
GLAMMED UP Marble coffee table, £180, Cuckooland
POP OF POLISH Odda cage lantern, £26.39, Maisons du Monde
METALLIC TOUCH Candle holder, £19, JD Williams
NEUTRAL OPTION Casablanca rug, from £10, JD Williams
COMFY CLASSIC Endo three-seater sofa in Slate, £399, DFS
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Large marl fabric sofa in grey, £899, French Connection range, DFS
Fabrikor glass door cabinet in dark grey, £129, Ikea
Reclaimed Chestnut Brown laminate, £25.99 per sq m, Perspective range, Quick-Step
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loves Deep green Colour creates a mood – and this is as calm and soothing as you’ll get
Stylist’s note ‘Use a shade of green this dark on one or two walls only – or in a room with big French doors that fill it with light’ Nicky Phillips, Decorating Editor
STYLE & DÉCOR
ONE LIVING ROOM
BEADING Stick onto walls to create ‘gentlemen’s club’ panelling
Laid-back botanicals THAT COOL GREY SOFA WILL POP AGAINST DARK GREEN WALLS. IT’S THE START OF A LUSH LOOK BROUGHT TO LIFE WITH TOUCHES OF BROWN LEATHER, BURNT ORANGE, GOLD AND FOLIAGE
THE PAINT Scottish Pine silk emulsion, £36.99 for 5ltr, Crown Trade range, Amazon THE FABRIC Forenza Forest 7558/30, £60.50 per m, Romo
THE FABRIC Kismet Sepia/Citrus/ Ocean, £59 per m, Harlequin
THE MAGIC INGREDIENT Overlapping unframed prints add colour and a creative touch
Stylist’s note ‘Don’t worry about matching wood tones across your furniture and flooring – the more mixed, the more relaxed’ Nicky Phillips, Decorating Editor
loves Box shelves Mix them in different configurations to create a simple display in any room
PAINTED SURROUND If yours fights with every scheme, paint it to co-ordinate
STYLE & DÉCOR
ONE LIVING ROOM
Upbeat, cosy Scandi PUT MORE COLOUR AND PATTERN INTO SIMPLE SCANDI STYLE. A WATERCOLOUR WALLPAPER WILL GENTLY ADD BOTH, WHILE POPS OF ORANGE AND QUIRKY DETAILS WILL PERK UP THAT PLAIN SOFA
THE PAINT Vert De Terre 234 estate eggshell, £24 for 750ml, Farrow & Ball THE FABRIC Damson Tree, £30 per m, Sanderson
THE WALLPAPER Waterperry Willow/Olive, £55 per roll, Sanderson
THE MAGIC INGREDIENT A branch-shaped coat rack doubles as a picture rail
Stylist’s note ‘Deep blues can look flat, so make sure you have something on the walls – mirrors or artwork – to lift the look’ Nicky Phillips, Decorating Editor
loves Round coﬀee tables Great for small spaces where walking around can result in knocked shins…
STYLE & DÉCOR
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PAPERED PANEL Make your own art with a paper you love but don’t dare use on the walls
Smooth, moody style PUT THE SOFA AT THE CENTRE OF A GLAM AND OPULENT LOOK, WITH DEEP BLUE WALLS AND LUXE DETAILS SUCH AS VELVET, DRAMATIC ARTS & CRAFTS PATTERN AND MIXED METALLIC ACCENTS
THE PAINT Stiffkey Blue estate eggshell, £24 for 750ml, Farrow & Balll THE FABRIC Espinillo Indigo/Copper, £89 per m, Harlequin
THE WALLPAPER Espinillo Indigo/Copper, £69 per roll, Harlequin
THE MAGIC INGREDIENT A showstopper sideboard adds drama and glamour
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ONE LIVING ROOM
Where to buy
Walls painted in Scottish Pine silk emulsion, £36.99 for 5ltr, Crown Trade range, Amazon. Skirting painted in Scottish Pine non-drip gloss, £15.99 for 750ml, Crown. Shoreditch 5 series stove, £1,182; Derwent ﬁre tool set, from £366; both Chesney’s. Lantau faux shagreen gold coffee table, £885, Oka. Rhys mid-century leather recliner chair in Saddle, £999, West Elm. Brass hairpin leg console table, £475, Cox & Cox. Mid-century side table, £149, Swoon Editions. Kilburn rug in Green, £460, Floor Story. ON COFFEE TABLE Arys Trays Natural Dill tray, £26.50, Hus & Hem. Carafe, £15.50, Manufactum. Bei tumblers, £10 each, Heal’s. Cielo vase, £25, Habitat. Brass lantern, £40, Debenhams. Littala Kivi tealight holder, £13.50, Cloudberry Living. ON SOFA Cushions, from left: made in Forenza Forest 7558/30 (front); Forenza Neptune 7558/16; both £60.50 per m, Romo; Trees Two Green, £50, Angel & Boho; small velvet cover in Burnt Orange, £42, Oka; Trees Two Blue, £50, Angel & Boho. ON SIDE TABLE Succulent under glass, £15, Angel & Boho. ON CHAIR Cushion made in Kismet Sepia/Citrus/Ocean, £59 per m, Harlequin. ON MANTELPIECE Terrarium lantern, £17.50, Angel & Boho. East European milk bottles, £12.50 each, Raj Tent Club. Succulent under glass, as before. Milo mirror, £99, Very. ON CONSOLE TABLE Fluted vase, £45, Raj Tent Club. Ampersand, £10, Oliver Bonas. ON WALL Rain Forest wall hanging, £24, Angel & Boho. BEHIND SOFA Wisteria lamp, from £220, Pooky. Makrana shade, £65, Graham and Green. Faux Maidenhair fern, £69, Bloom. Lantern, £25, J by Jasper Conran range, Debenhams. Green globe vase, £55, Raj Tent Club. ON WALL Butterﬂy print Ornithoptera Priamus, £29, Graham and Green. Fern ﬁne art giclée print, £24, Jessica Wilde range; botanical print, £48, Idyll Home range; both Notonthehighstreet.com. IN UNIT Letter S, £10, Oliver Bonas. Monogram glass, £14, Anthropologie. Marburg metallic object, £75; Newstead candle holder, £25; both Habitat. Petrol Green vase, £14, National Trust Shop. ON UNIT Metallic Stoneware pot, from £16.95, Lilac Coast. CONSOLE TABLE DETAIL Verdigris vase, £50; antiqued brass lamp, £180; both Cox & Cox. Deep green vase, £14, Butterﬂy Home by Matthew Williamson range, Debenhams. Prints, as before. Insect print, Eupholus Cuvieri, from £29, Graham and Green
Upbeat, cosy Scandi Waterperry Willow/Olive 216238 wallpaper, £55 per roll, Sanderson. Fireplace and skirting painted in Vert De Terre 234 estate eggshell, £24 for 750ml, Farrow & Ball. Shoreditch 5 series stove, £1,182; Derwent ﬁre tool set, from £366; both Chesney’s. Herzen coffee table, £279; Sherborne chair in Flax Herringbone, £449; both Swoon Editions. Brass hairpin leg console table, £475, Cox & Cox. Brighton ﬂatweave green rug, £129, Modern Rugs. ON COFFEE TABLE Scandi willow wood tray, £25, John Lewis. Carafe, £8, Debenhams. Bubbles tumbler, £6, Heal’s. Design with Light candle dish, £69.95, Holmegaard range, Cloudberry Living. Bruk votives, £10 each; Bruk vase, £30; all Kosta Boda range, Scandi Living. ON CHAIR Cushion made in Damson Tree (front), £30 per m, Sanderson; Linara Gooseberry 2494/294, £37.50 per m, Romo. ON SOFA Cushions, from left: tight weave linen cover in Burnt Orange, £36, Oka; made in Fern and Dragonﬂy Lichen DG-31, £48 per m, Vanessa Arbuthnott; made in Waterperry Mint 226266 (front); Waterperry Charcoal 226268; both £52 per m, Sanderson; made in Linara Gooseberry 2494/294 (front); Moleskin 2494/211; both £37.50 per m, Romo. Lapuan Kankurit Moss Lida blanket, £69, Hus & Hem. Paulo side table, £57.38, Maisons du Monde. Noir mug, £8, Habitat. ON MANTELPIECE Metallic stoneware pot, from £16.95, Lilac Coast. Succulent spiky geo pot, £4, George Home. Greta jug, £25, Habitat. Ali mirror, £215, Graham and Green. ON CONSOLE TABLE Green swirl vase, £28, J by Jasper Conran range, Debenhams. Croft Box frame, from £18, John Lewis. BEHIND SOFA Task Solo lamp in Olive Green, £335, Original BTC. Ramsden vase, £50, Habitat. Fjord shelves, £115 for four, Maisons du Monde. ON SHELVES Mug, as before. Letter A, £12, George Home. Architect Made Parent bird, £49, Kristian Vedal range, Hus & Hem. Deer planter, £10, Debenhams. IN UNIT Jeju vase, £30, Habitat. Hurricane, £34, Graham and Green. Floor lamp in Olive Green, £469, Original BTC. CONSOLE TABLE DETAIL Franco console table, £450, French Connection. Wooden clock, £439, Nomon range, Heal’s. Oksa coat hook, £59, Scandi Living. Similar basket, Notonthe highstreet.com. Green Fade tealight holder, £11.95, Graham and Green. Amber vase, £20, Debenhams. Other items, as before
Smooth, moody style Walls painted in Stiffkey Blue estate emulsion, £74.50 for 5ltr; ﬁreplace and skirting in Stiffkey Blue estate eggshell, £24 for 750ml; both Farrow & Ball. Wall panel in Espinillo 111393 Indigo/ Copper wallpaper, £69 per roll, Harlequin. Shoreditch 5 series stove, £1,182, Chesney’s. Aula coffee table in brushed copper and green glass, £249, Made.com. Byron chair in Royal Blue velvet, £693, Sweetpea & Willow. Brass hairpin leg console table, £475, Cox & Cox. Canton sideboard, £1,335, Lombok. Dipgeo Rust/Teal 58405 rug, Ted Baker range, from £499, Modern Rugs. ON COFFEE TABLE Leather oblong tray, £100, Life of Riley. Similar beakers, West Elm. Similar diffuser, Marks & Spencer. Serving tray in Indigo, from £12, Murmur. Swirl vase, £28, RJR John Rocha range, Debenhams. ON CHAIR Samode Blue cushion, £55, John Lewis. ON SOFA Cushions, from left: made in Forenza Neptune 7558/16 (front), £60.50 per m; Murano Peacock 7715/03, £111.50 per m; made in Espinillo velvet Indigo/Copper 132471, £89 per m; all Romo; plain velvet cover in Burnt Orange, £42, Oka. The Brook, £95, Morris & Co range, F&P Interiors. Lowndes throw, £99, Oka. Medium leather trunk, £265, Life of Riley. Littala Taika mug, £17.50, Cloudberry Living. ON MANTELPIECE Petrol vase, £14, National Trust Shop. Wooden bird on stand, £27.50, Angel & Boho. Gertie textured vase, £20, Dickins & Jones range, House of Fraser. Handmade copper bowl, £30 for two, Cox & Cox. Saddle leather mirror, £365, Oka. ON CONSOLE TABLE Blue dots vase, £25, National Trust Shop. ON SIDEBOARD Hammered copper lamp (with shade, not shown), £145, Cox & Cox. Cadet Blue shade, £58; diamond copper lantern, £22; both Graham and Green. IN LEFT-HAND UNIT Fox in a bell jar, £12, George Home. Umbro Axis frame, £20, John Lewis. Steel grey votive, £19.80, Designers Guild. Sea Swirl lantern, £54, Anthropologie. Sapphire vase, £38, Linea range, House of Fraser. IN RIGHT-HAND UNIT Windswell Blue vase, £16, Anthropologie. Copper and concrete vase, £38, Abigail Ahern Edition range, Debenhams. SIDEBOARD DETAIL Conical concrete and copper lamp, £87; shade, as before, both Graham and Green. Bowl, as before. Faux Chinese lantern stems, £6 each, Bloom. Hammershoi ribbed vase, £60, Tom Dixon. Tank vase, £90, Heal’s. Leather box ﬁle, £108, Life of Riley
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STEPH’S STYLE? Turn to page 105 to shop the look
‘We’ve filled this home with things we love’ Instead of trying to create ‘a look’, Steph Hendries and Stewart Paling follow their hearts and experiment, putting together an eclectic and original mix
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Prioritise a passion ‘Stewart loves street art and he’s collected quite a few framed prints,’ says Steph. ‘The pale grey walls in the living room make a good backdrop for the biggest or boldest ones and I’ve balanced their impact with gentle colour and neutral accessories.’ BUY THE KEY PIECES Walls painted in Pavilion Gray estate emulsion, £43.50 for 2.5ltr, Farrow & Ball. Orson sofa in Biscuit Beige, £699, Made.com. Strandmon chair, £179, Ikea
Welcome to my home THE PROPERTY A Victorian four-bed terrace in south London.
VALUE Bought for £427,000 in 2013; now worth £850,000. Steph Hendries, a digital editor, lives here with her husband Stewart Paling, who works in advertising, and their daughter Georgina, one.
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I’ve loved every “minute of this renovation. Even in the tough times, there’s always an end in sight!
teph and Stewart had to be open-minded when it came to the south London location of their new home: ‘Our budget was limited, so we found ourselves looking in areas we’d never considered before,’ says Steph. ‘It’s worth being openminded. We didn’t know this area, but we’ve discovered restaurants, the market and green spaces, so it’s turned out to be a great location for us.’ But, when it came to the type of property, Steph was adamant: ‘I’m a traditionalist at heart, so it had to be a typical Victorian terrace.’ They found an unloved, two-bedroom house on a quiet street. Inside, it had been unsympathetically modernised. ‘I’d hoped for some beautiful period character,’ says Steph, ‘but sadly the house hardly had any. The rooms were nicely proportioned, though, and I was confident that we could reinstate the fireplaces.’ Since moving in, the couple have renovated and redecorated the house from top to bottom. Prompted by a defunct boiler, the first task was to strip out and refit the tired bathroom. Next, they redid the kitchen, demolishing an outside loo and adding French doors to boost light. The biggest project was a loft conversion, which added two bedrooms and a bathroom. ‘It was pretty stressful,’ says Steph. ‘There was so much mess everywhere and we slept in the living room for weeks, but the extra space outweighs the hassle.’ The decor was done on a tiny budget. Steph and Stewart were savvy, selling the original bathroom suite and kitchen units on eBay, along with a stash of old glassware they found under the floorboards. Furniture came from car-boot sales and Steph did intensive online research, tracking down accessories at the best prices. ‘Home is the happiest place for me and it’s really important to fill it with things I love.’
loves Bare-bulb lighting Gives any look a tougher, more modern edge
UPCYCLED DRESSER Steph simply painted this second-hand bargain
Put a twist on classic basics Steph’s bigger pieces are traditional in style, but she adds a top layer of frequently changing budget buys. ‘I’d call my style a modern take on traditional elegance,’ she says. The idea of contrasting traditional with contemporary is right up my street.’ BUY THE KEY PIECES Bjursta extendable table, £130, Ikea. Tolix-style metal stools, £40.69 each, Online Reality. Kingso E27 pendants, £15.99 each, Amazon
CONCRETE WORKTOP Makes classic cabinets more contemporary
Be clever with colour
The cupboards and walls are painted the same pale grey to make the small kitchen seem bigger. ‘I’m fairly conservative with colour,’ says Steph, ‘and I’m a big fan of greys.’
Steph’s oﬃce in the spare room features mini-displays of favourite artwork and keepsakes. She also loves to add colour with fresh ﬂowers. ‘I don’t spend a lot on them, but I do buy some every week,’ she says. ‘They bring a space alive and there’s nowhere in the house that isn’t enhanced with a few ﬂowers.’
BUY THE KEY PIECES Made-to-measure kitchen units, £299 for a 600mm base unit, Handmade Kitchens of Christchurch; painted in Ammonite modern eggshell, £66 for 2.5ltr, Farrow & Ball
BUY THE KEY PIECES For a similar table lamp, try the Twyford, £29.99, Argos
PRINTER’S TRAY A compact way to add character in a simple scheme
MADE-TOMEASURE UNITS Mean no space is wasted in a small kitchen
Be a step more modern Steph’s classic Shaker kitchen is made more contemporary with the addition of industrial elements such as the concrete worktops. ‘I really fell for the urban look of them,’ she says, ‘but we have to be careful – they can scratch, and acidic foods like lemons can leave marks.’ BUY THE KEY PIECES Concrete worktop, £1,400, Designer Stone. For similar floor tiles, try the Hathor Cream, £69.96 per sq m, Topps Tiles
Mix new and old A modern table put with vintage chapel chairs gives an easy-going look in the dining area, while modern artwork makes an impact over the reinstated ﬁreplace. Steph painted over the unattractive hearth tiles with black paint. ‘It was cheap and made it look so much better,’ she says. BUY THE KEY PIECES Repro Victorian marble firesurround, £960, Marble Granite Craftsmen. For a similar table, try the Scrumpy, £695, Loaf
GOLD KNOBS A minor detail for major glamour
Make function a feature
WHAT WE LEARNED
It takes time “to find the right things at the right price. Once you know what you want, just keep looking – you can get amazing deals out there on key pieces that will help you pull it all together
Instead of painting the main bedroom’s built-in wardrobes a pale colour to blend in with the scheme, Steph went for a darker tone to turn them into a striking feature wall. BUY THE KEY PIECES Wardrobes painted in Down Pipe estate eggshell, £60 for 2.5ltr, Farrow & Ball
Add a trend-led layer Steph loves to re-accessorise to keep things fresh. ‘I prefer buying inexpensive, trend-led items rather than investment buys,’ she says. ‘I experiment a lot and if it doesn’t work, I’ll try something else. You don’t get so attached to budget buys.’ BUY THE KEY PIECES For a similar bed, try the Piper, from £745, Loaf. Multi Spot throw in Beige/Pastel, £89.95, Bronte by Moon. For a similar cushion, try the Cat Multicolour, £10, B&Q
Invest in ﬁxtures Steph chose a big roll-top bath to make an impact in the large bathroom, but the bulk of her budget went on the luxurious-looking wall tiles. ‘Marble is beautiful and timeless, and I just fell in love with the tiles,’ she says. ‘I planned the whole bathroom around them, so the other items were all bargains.’
HALF-TILED WALLS Creates a contrast with paint above (it costs less than full tiling, too)
BUY THE KEY PIECES Bridgehampton Marble wall tiles, £115.06 per sq m, Fired Earth. Hemnes/Rattviken washstands, £260 each, Ikea. For similar flooring, try the White Stone Effect, £17.75 per sq m, Walls and Floors. Walls painted in Manor House Gray estate emulsion, £43.50 for 2.5ltr, Farrow & Ball
Create galleries Steph uses artwork to make focal points. In Georgina’s room, a cluster of prints cosies up the corner where her cot is positioned. Crates stacked in the corner give Steph rugged and ﬂexible storage. BUY THE KEY PIECES For a similar cot, try the Charleston, £280, Mothercare. Glow fairy lights, £23.95, Cable & Cotton. Banksy Keep It Real print, from £7.35, Redbubble
NEUTRAL FLORAL The perfect pattern for a soothing, subtle bedroom scheme
FEATURE ANNABELLE GRUNDY, VANESSA RICHMOND STYLING AND PHOTOGRAPHS COLIN POOLE PLANS AGENCY SERVICE
STRING LIGHTS Great as a night light and as a low glow before bed
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Make it work for you STEPH’S STYLE: MODERN ELEGANCE MY GO-TO STORES… OH&M
Reclaimed accessories combine with classic pieces and a subtle colour palette to create a stylish family home HANG LOW Pendant cable light ﬁtting, £20, Very
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‘Quirky designs from kitchenware to art prints’ ONEPTUNE
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‘I love the pastel crockery and simple throws’
SEND A MESSAGE Wooden chalkboard, £12.95, Melody Maison
METAL MARVEL Galvanised medium planter, £8, Wilko
Cool shades give the space a bright, airy feel
PASTEL PERFECTION Melamine colander, £19.99, Berry Red
RETRO COLOUR Barcelona latte mug, £8, Creative Tops
SOFT TOUCH Postes France cushion, £12.95, Dotcomgiftshop
FEATURE HOLLY WALSH PHOTOGRAPHS COLIN POOLE
ROOM ON TOP Bjursta extendable table, £100, Ikea
STYLIST’S TIP Too many colours can make small spaces look messy, so copy Steph and stick to an all-white scheme, with pops of turquoise, silver and black
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WELL SEATED Industrial riveted stool, £80, Pib
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SUMPTUOUS ELEGANCE Mix metallic touches on furniture and accessories with plush velvet fabrics Tate sofa in teal, £549; ﬂoral print cushion, £18; Cruse brass socks coffee table, £69; wire metallic table, £49; diamond cut vase, £12; Geo tealight surround, £10 for three; all Soho collection, Fox & Ivy, Tesco
hether you’re doing a complete makeover or just updating a few items as the seasons change, when you revamp your home, it’s not just looks that are important – you also want to make sure that anything you buy is of high quality with a focus on design. With this in mind, Tesco has launched its new homeware brand Fox & Ivy.
PREMIUM RANGE With the aim of making quality design accessible, the new line for autumn/winter 2017 covers every aspect of living, dining
and sleeping, and is focussed on providing long-lasting pieces for those who are looking for style inspiration. Consisting of plush accessories, intricately designed fabrics and ﬂashes of metallics, the inaugural range has two captivating collections: Soho and Jardin.
and in details in patterns across both cushions and crockery – this luxury look is high end for impressively low prices. For a softer, prettier feel, there’s the gentle shades and soft fabrics of Jardin. With its modern interpretation of ﬂorals, this features accessories in soft rose gold, butterﬂy motifs and frosted glass.
PLENTY OF CHOICE Classic, elegant and reﬁned, Soho is a sophisticated line created for fans of exquisite design. Think gold and brass detailing on black furniture, rich teal and purple hues, and metallic ombré on vases
GET SHOPPING Designed exclusively for Tesco, this premium homeware brand is a ﬁrst for the supermarket and is available in selected stores or online at tesco.com/direct/fox-ivy.
PROMOTIONAL FEATURE IN DETAIL Make mealtimes extra special Teal Jardin runner, £18, Soho china, from £3; Dinner candle holders, £6 each; all Fox & Ivy, Tesco
INDULGE IN REFINED GLAMOUR Enjoy gold, brass and teal with hints of black in the reﬁned Soho collection RICH SHADES Purple and teal are a winning pair Teal ﬂoral print cushion, £18, Fox & Ivy, Tesco
BLOOMING BOUDOIR Team black furniture with bright ﬂoral bedding for a bold style statement Teal ﬂoral bloom duvet set, £26 for a double, Soho collection, Fox & Ivy, Tesco
CLASSY CORNER Pick the perfect pieces for an elegant seating area Tate accent chair, £249; Gold hexagonal edge mirror, £12; Cruse brass socks side table, £49; all Soho collection, Fox & Ivy, Tesco
SOFT TOUCH Make beds and sofas warm and inviting Silver faux fur throw, £39, Fox & Ivy, Tesco
FAB FAUX Go fake for a longer-lasting option Faux orchid in gold vase, £20, Fox & Ivy, Tesco SAY HELLO Spell it out in gold Hello ornament, £8, Fox & Ivy, Tesco
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40 Easy style updates
From best buys and clever tricks to mini décor projects… this is our round-up of the simplest, quickest ways to make your home more beautiful now IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Wishford sofa in Turmeric matt velvet, from £1,270, Willow & Hall
Put colour on the walls
Get out of neutral and give your living room some character with a colour makeover. A deep, vibrant blue like this feels cosy and comforting in winter, but cool and fresh in summer. Plus it’ll make your furniture and ﬂoor look amazing! We like Eaton Square emulsion, £44 for 2.5ltr, Mylands.
STYLE & DÉCOR
Blind made in Asplin Squirrel, £47 per m, Villa Nova
Arrange groups of mirrors
Hang vintage-style mirrors above a bed as a colour-free alternative to artwork. Display two or three at staggered heights, off-centre, for a relaxed display.
Toulouse bedside table, £69; faux hydrangeas in mercury-ﬁnish vase, £18; heart plaque, £8; mirror, £15; silver ﬂoral jacquard double duvet set, £30; fawn faux-fur throw, £45; all Fox & Ivy, Tesco
Rethink your windows
If you’ve got draughty windows, try ﬁtting a thermallined blind. Make your own with a Roman blind kit, from £63.50, with a layer of thermal lining fabric, £6.50 per m, both Just Fabrics. You’ll just need to supply your own main fabric.
PERK UP PLAIN WHITE CHINA
If your plain white dinner set could do with some colour, or you’ve lost a few pieces over time, mix and match it with a second set. Go for a bright plain or cheery pattern and combine the two.
Hygena 16-piece yellow dinner set, £39.99, Argos
GO FAUX WITH GREENERY If you’ve got an area that doesn’t get much light – or you lack the green-fingered touch – fake it with faux greenery. Create a mini hanging garden with these realistic-looking succulents in glass jars.
Succulents in glass hanging pots, £3 each, Hobbycraft
STYLE & DÉCOR
COOK UP A SPICY AROMA Simmer apples, cinnamon, orange peel and cloves in a pan to spread a delicious aroma throughout the house.
Get the lighting right
Avoid harsh overhead pendants and create soft layers of light in the living room to add ambience. Position lamps at different heights and dot them around to radiate light inwards.
MAKE A RUSTIC TABLE CENTREPIECE
Use a slice of log to make a centrepiece for the table. Stand a glass jug in the centre with a sprig of foliage from the garden and group pine cones, nuts and berries around it.
Wooden chopping board, £8, Matalan
Classic task ﬂoor lamp, £59; Unar table lamp, £24.99; both Argos Cushions, from £9 each, B&Q
Cosy up your cushions
Beat the big chill by switching summery cushions for more tactile ones. Plump for chunky knits, ﬂeecy faux furs and plush suede to snuggle up on when you’re bingeing on a box set.
HANG PRINTS PERFECTLY If you’re arranging two or three pictures, treat them as one to get the spacing right. Position at eye level (about 1.5m from the floor), spaced just a few inches apart so they don’t look disconnected.
Gold Butterﬂies wall art, £18; ombre vase, £18; Rose gold lamp, £30; all Fox & Ivy, Tesco
SQUEEZE IN AN EXTRA SEAT
If you’re pushed for space but could use an extra seat for the occasional guest, try this chair. It’s narrower than a standard armchair and has no bulky arms to get in the way. Lottie occasional chair, £199, Very
Create a stylish display
Use the wall space above when you’re arranging items on a tabletop. Hang a picture above the table and add lamps and vases to give your display height.
DIM THE LIGHTS Put lamps on a dimmer so you can easily adjust light levels in a room. Buy a plugin dimmer switch, £3.99, Clas Ohlson. Tablecloth made in Stanley Grey; seat cushion made in Ripon Grey; both £49.50 per m, Ian Mankin
Refresh the dining room
Smarten up a mismatched table and chairs by making a co-ordinating tablecloth and seat pads. Use wool for warmth, edging a length of striped fabric with a plain border and using a check for the cushions.
Keep your toes toasty
Wooden ﬂoors can never have enough rugs in winter. Don’t skimp on the size – it should be longer and wider than your sofa, and big enough that the front legs of your furniture sit on it.
JUST ADD CANDLELIGHT
Create a glam centrepiece for dinner parties with shimmering glass and copper tableware. Arrange glass lanterns on a copper tray (£10, Tesco) in the centre of the table, with individual candle votives at each place setting. Large smoke glass tealight holder with metal base, £6, Fox & Ivy, Tesco
DECORATE A GARLAND Make a garland with leaves. Paint with PVA glue to give leaves a sheen and sprinkle with glitter in russet, gold and copper – try Hobbycraft’s glitter shakers, £12 for 24.
FIND A HOME FOR KIDS’ CLUTTER
Create a wall of mini cubbyhole shelves for storage in a child’s bedroom – these little houses are the perfect size for displaying a collection of dolls, cuddly toys, books and small keepsakes. Paint the wood in a bright shade to co-ordinate with the room’s décor and line the backs of the shelves with colourful origami paper to add a splash of pattern.
Wooden empty house shelf, £8, Hobbycraft
MAKE BONFIRE LANTERNS
Use apples to make candle holders for Bonﬁre Night. Cut oﬀ the tops of the apples ﬁrst, then carve out a shallow hole so you can slot a tealight inside.
STYLE & DÉCOR
Spruce up the backyard
Give the garden a once-over to keep it looking tiptop until spring. Paint the back door a cheery shade, tidy away tools and put out a tub of bright chrysanthemums.
EMBELLISH YOUR TABLE LINEN
Add a trim to a tablecloth. Hem a strip of fabric all round, sew two rows of buttons and join them by adding cord loops to secure.
Add a splash of colour
Threadbare towels in mismatched colours will do your bathroom scheme no favours, so donate them to the dog and upgrade to a plush new set that will cheer up winter bathtimes. Navajo fourpiece towel bale, £29.99, Argos
MAKE YOUR SOFA SNUG
Keep a couple of extra throws to hand for the cooler evenings. Fold throws lengthwise, then in half and drape one over each sofa arm, waiter-style, to keep your sofa looking neat.
Knitted pom pom throw, £40, Fox & Ivy, Tesco
STYLE & DÉCOR
DAZZLE WITH GOLD CUTLERY
Give your table settings a ﬁve-star ﬁnish with luxe gold cutlery in place of standard stainless steel. Team with dark grey tableware and grey linens for a classy look.
Large three stars doormat in Charcoal, £25, Garden Trading
Gold cutlery set, £30 for 16 pieces, Fox & Ivy, Tesco
SUPERSIZE YOUR MAT
Stop mud in its tracks by putting down an extra-large doormat at your front and back doors so dirt doesn’t get walked through the house – this one is a generous 90cm wide by 60cm deep.
REVAMP DINING CHAIRS Give mismatched wooden dining chairs a new look with a coat of jet black paint. Once dry, paint the tips of each leg gold to give a luxe, gold-dipped effect. Olivia grand sofa in Isla Kingﬁsher, £2,680; walls painted in Teal emulsion, £37 for 2.5ltr; Keswick table, £730; all Neptune
Clarendon extending table, £899; chairs, £299 for two; display cabinet, £1,199; all Marks & Spencer
Merge your colours
Don’t shy away from darker shades – paint walls to match your furniture so that the colours merge into one. Take wall colour from ﬂoor to ceiling for an immersive feel, painting skirting, trim and doors to match.
STYLE & DÉCOR
Biba Marla wire frame mirror, £110, House of Fraser
BRIGHTEN UP A GLOOMY SPOT
Boost light levels by positioning a mirror on the wall opposite a window – it will reﬂect the natural daylight coming in and make the room appear instantly brighter.
MAKE PINECONE FIRE STARTERS
Waxed pinecones are great for getting a ﬁre started. Dry pinecones out ﬁrst, then use tongs to dip them into melted candle wax (£8 per 1kg block, Hobbycraft). Place onto wax paper to dry.
Daisy double bed frame in Elk, £945, Button & Sprung
Dine in style
Try a dramatic backdrop for your dining area, with black walls, furniture and ﬂooring. Hang a statement light over the table and team with tableware in luxe gold and glass.
CREATE AN AUTUMNAL TABLE CENTREPIECE Fill a glass tank vase with colourful mini gourds, pumpkins or crab apples – or stack on a tiered glass cake stand. Fill any gaps with smaller berries, nuts or acorns.
Add an over-bed shelf
Work wasted wall space by running a narrow shelf above the bed to create a ledge for bedside items. Paint the wall dark olive green with faux-wood wallpaper underneath for a rustic look.
Focus on the ﬁreplace
Choose a rich paint shade for your living room. Using one colour from ﬂoor to ceiling, including ﬁreplace and alcoves, will create a cosy feel that allows furnishings to stand out.
SMARTEN UP THE SOFA
With Christmas just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to spruce up your sofa. Replace saggy cushions with new ones, or if the ﬁlling’s ﬁne, make new covers. Arrange cushions in threes or ﬁves, mixing plains with one or two patterns. Canada Geese cushion, £16, M&Co
Fabric lighting ﬂex, £4 per m, Industville
HANG BEDSIDE LIGHTS
Swap table lamps for pendant lights hung beside the bed to save on bedsidetable space and give the room a little hotel style.
SIZE UP THE MIRROR If you’re hanging a mirror above the mantel, aim for one roughly two-thirds the width of the mantel, positioned horizontally. If you want your wall to appear taller, arrange it vertically.
STYLE & DÉCOR
PARTNER A PLAIN SOFA
Got a too-plain sofa that could use a little lift? Introduce a hit of pattern by bringing in an accent chair. Keep to subtle stripes or plaids in toning colours if you want to stay on the safe side, or shake it up with a vibrant pattern in a bold shade.
Copenhagen chair in Barton Plaid, £1,049, Marks & Spencer
PRETTY UP A PLACE SETTING
Decorate the table if you’re hosting a dinner party. Roll and tie napkins with a length of twine and tuck in a sprig of leaves and berries.
STOP DRAUGHTS IN THEIR TRACKS Make a draught excluder for the door. Sew fabric into a tube shape the width of your door and fill with wadding or rice to add weight.
Red tea pot, £22, Falcon. Red coffee pot, £55, Labour and Wait
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Forest Friends accessories, from £4 for a fox tealight holder, B&Q
Warm up your kitchen
Make your kitchen feel welcoming with a collection of pots, crocks and cookware in warm tones of red, copper and terracotta. Team with smart oven mitts, tea towels and kitchen linens in bright colours.
CREATE A ROOM WITH WOW... Stylist and instagrammer Eimear Varian-Barry tells us why she’s fallen for Dunelm’s new Colonial Charm range
DINE IN STYLE Dark wood, gold details and plush velvet seats combine to create an inviting room to entertain guests in Porto ﬁxed dining table, £249; Thor dining chairs, £169 for two; hurricane candle holder, £40; Starburst rug, from £89; all Dunelm
the mix of exotic style “andI justglamlovetouches in this look ” EIMEAR VARIAN-BARRY, STYLIST & INSTAGRAMMER
FIT FOR A FEAST Dine off opulent dinnerware in rich gold and ﬂoral patterns Gold stem red wine glasses, £24 for four
THE BEST STANDOUT ACCESSORIES We’ve picked some of our favourite pieces by Dunelm with exotic style TREND PIECE Keep bits in here Pineapple trinket pot, £14
FLORAL PATTERNS Designed by Dunelm’s in-house textile artist Charm 12-piece blue ﬂoral dinner set, £37
RETRO APPEAL Drinks cabinets are bang on trend Porto drinks cabinet, £285; cocktail shaker, £10; both Dunelm
hat an amazing room for a dinner party!’ enthuses Eimear Varian-Barry about this stunning dining room, designed with furniture and accessories from Dunelm’s new Colonial Charm range and styled with Eimear’s enviable eye for detail. ‘The warm walnut furniture against the teal walls is a match made in heaven and the beautiful glassware is perfect for adding a touch of glamour to the scheme.’
TALES OF THE ORIENT Part of Dunelm’s Autumn/Winter collection, the Colonial Charm range has a distinct exotic ﬂavour with a rich palette of teal, peacock blues and gold highlights, combined with sumptuous textiles, walnut-effect furniture and brushed brass touches. ‘There are also some wonderful Art Deco-inspired pieces including the gold-stemmed wine glasses which I just love,’ says Eimear. ‘My style is all about adding
ONE-OFF Add a show stopper Teal ceramic peacock, £8
glam touches so I’ll deﬁnitely be getting these for my own home.’
STATEMENT STYLE With its rich, warm colours and cosy textiles, the Colonial Charm range is perfect for creating an equally cossetting and eye-catching scheme in a living room as well as a dining room. ‘I deﬁnitely think people are getting braver with decorating their homes,’ says Eimear. ‘Colour is back – I’m seeing a lot of blues and greens – and there’s a real trend for bringing the outside in, such as sprigs of eucalyptus which are a great way to decorate a mantelpiece and table.’
SPOILT FOR CHOICE Dunelm’s Autumn/Winter collection has something to suit everyone, with ranges from the opulent Colonial Charm to the cosy Keeper’s Lodge – and all at great prices. Visit dunelm.com now to create your own statement style...
LUXURY TOUCHES Gold is a warmer choice than silver Gold 16-piece cutlery set, £25
FOR MORE INFORMATION...
To see all of Dunelm’s new ranges for autumn/winter 2017, visit dunelm.com
‘This room’s a real sanctuary for us’ Tessa Bird and Robbie Henderson turned a bland bedroom into a cosy retreat with a modern makeover that’s brought out the best in its original features
Contemporary wallpaper and a statement upholstered bed give the room a fresh style focus. The cool colour scheme and white-painted furniture contrast perfectly with the original wood floor Castello bed, £370, Birlea. Radiator, £425, Ultra Finishing. Shutters, £1,175, Tuiss. Cushions, £9.99 each, Dunelm
AMBER ACCENTS Warm up this simple grey and white scheme
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Welcome to my home Tessa Bird lives here with her partner Robbie Henderson and their daughter, Mya, two. THE PROPERTY A three-bedroom Twenties semi in Addlestone, Surrey.
UPCYCLED CHESTS Tessa painted an old pine pair
WHAT IT COST Furniture...............£392 Wallpaper................£12 Shutters...............£1,175 Lighting...................£67 Mirror......................£16 Radiator.................£425 Rug........................£150 Paint.......................£39 TOTAL...............£2,276
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HOW TESSA AND ROBBIE DID IT ‘As soon as we moved in, we focused on doing up this room, so we’d have a retreat while decorating the rest of the house and Mya’s room. We started by sanding and polishing the lovely wooden floor over a couple of weekends and painting the built-in wardrobes off white. We chose a soft grey for three of the walls, to work with the apricotcoloured fireplace tiles. One wall was left bare for a statement
wallpaper, which we found online for just £12 a roll. It seemed too good to be true, and it took three weeks to arrive from China, but it’s great! With wooden floors, I didn’t want a wood bed, too, so I found an upholstered one in a linen-look fabric to add texture. The project took three weeks and we did all the work ourselves. We love it in here now and I’m pleased that we’ve kept the original features.’
BELOW ‘The built-in wardrobes were well constructed and roomy, but the dark wood was overwhelming, so we painted them and the mantelpiece white, which makes the fireplace tiles stand out more,’ says Tessa Grey and white throw, £10, Ikea. Manhattan patchwork rug, £150, Flair Rugs
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ABOVE ‘This is a real “Marmite” chair, but it’s so comfy,’ says Tessa Try the rattan tub chair, £275, Cox & Cox, for similar BELOW The fireplace tiles were the inspiration for the colour scheme Mantel and woodwork painted in White Cotton Satinwood, £24.91 for 2.5ltr, Dulux
ABOVE ‘Rather than clutter the room with a bulky chest of drawers,’ says Tessa, ‘we went for open ladder storage’ For similar storage, try the oak wooden ladder shelf, £375, Cox & Cox. For
similar wallpaper, try Nordik Wood, £16.99 per roll, Wallpaper Direct. Walls painted in Goose Down matt emulsion, £14 for 2.5ltr, Dulux. Orange ombre lamp, £50 for two, Tesco Direct
WORDS STEPHANIE SMITH, VANESSA RICHMOND PHOTOGRAPHS DAVID GILES
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After looking at “countless blinds and curtains, we realised that white shutters were the best solution. They’re incredibly versatile and let in as much light as you need
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Make it work for you TESSA’S STYLE: SCANDI MODERN White walls and furniture combine with mono prints and natural textures to create a calm, Nordic-inspired bedroom
Woodland-print wallpaper lends a natural element
5 FEATURE HEATHER YOUNG PHOTOGRAPH DAVID GILES
WHERE TO BUY 1. CUSHION Inhale Exhale cushion, £11.99, Argos 2. LAMP Atley table lamp in Sulphur, £75, John Lewis
5. CANDLE Monogram candle, £9.95, Notonthehighstreet.com
6. CLOCK Pocket watch clock, £54.99, Very
3. RUGS Vintage Black/Grey rug, from £199, Modern Rugs
7. CHAIR Rattan tub chair, £275, Cox & Cox
4. BOOKCASE Jessie White wide leaning bookcase, £95, Habitat
8. BLANKET Essaouira white cotton throw, £71.99, Maisons du Monde
SEE THE SPECTACULAR NORTHERN LIGHTS WITH DALLAS CAMPBELL AND PENNY THORNTON
OUR NORTHERN LIGHTS PROMISE Our travel partner Hurtigruten are so confident you’ll see the Northern Lights† during your 12-day voyage that, if you don’t, they will give you another 6- or 7-day Northern Lights cruise free of charge For full terms & conditions, visit hurtigruten.co.uk/uk-offers/ norway-offers/northernlights-promise/
Bergen marks the beginning and end of your trip
DAY 6 HONNINGSVÅG DAYS 5 & 8 TROMSØ
DAY 8 HAMMERFEST
DAY 7 KIRKENES
DAYS 4 & 9 LOFOTEN ISLANDS
DAY 2 ÅLESUND
DAYS 1 & 12 BERGEN
DAY 10 RØRVIK
DAYS 3 & 11 TRONDHEIM
IC ARCT E CIRCL
DAY 10 BODØ
ollowing the huge popularity of our first ever holiday to see the Northern Lights with Michaela Strachan, we’re delighted to launch a new adventure in the company of Dallas Campbell, star of BBC science show Stargazing Live, and world-renowned astrologer Penny Thornton. On this exclusive holiday, you’ll join Dallas for a talk and Q&A about the science of stargazing. You’ll also take a guided trip with him to visit Nordkapp, the northern-most spot in Europe – plus hear an award-winning talk by Dr Tamsin Edwards about the polar ice cap. What’s more, astrologer Penny Thornton will also be giving a private talk during the trip. For an additional supplement**, you can enjoy activities including husky-sledding trips and a traditional Viking feast. So join Dallas, Tamsin, Penny and fellow Ideal Home readers on our new Arctic adventure to experience the unforgettable magic of the Northern Lights.
TRAVEL The amazing Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø
Experience the beauty of the Lofoten Islands
WHAT’S INCLUDED Return ﬂights 11 nights’
Visit Nordkapp in the far north
Catch a glimpse of puffins on Ålesund
full-board accommodation on board the modern MS Finnmarken Exclusive talks and Q&As with Dallas Campbell, Dr Tamsin Edwards and Penny Thornton, plus a guided trip with Dallas to Nordkapp All port fees and taxes Northern Lights Promise (see opposite page)
THE DATES 7-18 January 2018
THE PRICE From £1,499pp*
YOUR AMAZING ITINERARY
PHOTOS RUTH CRAFER, SHUTTERSTOCK, TREVOR LEIGHTON. †A Northern Lights occurrence will be logged by the ship’s officers and announced to all passengers on board.
DAY 1 Bergen After a direct ﬂight from the UK, your adventure begins in Bergen, Norway, where you’ll board your home for the next 11 nights, MS Finnmarken. DAY 2 Ålesund As you begin your voyage among the fjords, you’ll have the chance to disembark and explore charming Ålesund. Today’s optional activities** include a scenic drive for a view over Ålesund from Mount Aksla. EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE Join astrologer Penny Thornton for a private talk and Q&A about the stars. DAY 3 Trondheim Norway’s ﬁrst capital. Optional activities include a Viking-themed walking tour of the city. DAY 4 Arctic Circle crossing & Lofoten Islands Today, you’ll cross the Arctic Circle for the ﬁrst time, and see the stunning scenery of the Lofoten Islands. DAY 5 Tromsø Famous for its Arctic Cathedral, aquarium and botanical gardens. EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE Join Dallas Campbell for a private talk and Q&A about his TV adventures in science and stargazing. Plus, hear Dr Tamsin Edwards’
award-winning talk about the history buried within the polar ice. DAY 6 Honningsvåg, North Cape crossing Visit the heartland of the indigenous Sámi people. EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE To Nordkapp in the company of Dallas Campbell. DAY 7 Kirkenes The turning point of your trip, where you can choose to visit the world-famous Snowhotel. DAY 8 Hammerfest & Tromsø Hammerfest is known for its colourful buildings, while activities include a midnight concert in Tromsø’s Arctic Cathedral. DAY 9 Lofoten Islands See the beautiful islands of Lofoten and Vesterålen. Your optional activity is a sea eagle safari. DAY 10 Arctic Circle crossing, Bodø to Rørvik Cross the Arctic Circle again, and see the Seven Sisters mountain range. DAY 11 Trondheim Spend time in the pretty Bakklandet district.
HOW TO BOOK Call 020 8115 7189 and Quote ref TSNORWAY FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: idealhome.tripsmiths. com/NorwayIH *Based on two sharing. Single supplement: £387. Deposit payment is: £300pp. Price based on flights from London Gatwick. Regional flights are available for a supplement, subject to availability. A 1.5% credit card charge will apply. Please note that the timings of your four exclusive events may be subject to change. Our travel operator is ABTA-bonded and this trip is ATOLprotected. For full terms & conditions, see idealhome.tripsmiths.com/NorwayIH **Supplements apply for optional activities, which have limited capacities and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. To find out more, please call our tour partner Hurtigruten on 020 8115 7189.
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DAY 12 Bergen After breakfast, you’ll disembark MS Finnmarken and transfer to the airport for your direct ﬂight home.
Welcome to my home Lorna Scott lives here with her husband Graham and their adult son Chris.
THE PROPERTY A 300-year-old fourbedroom cottage in a Yorkshire village.
WHAT IT COST Units....................£13,400 Appliances............£1,970 Sink and tap............£865 Worktop...............£4,250 Flooring...............£3,200 TOTAL...............£23,685
Somehow, the kitchen is where everyone wants to be. It’s so cosy, people are just drawn here. It’s a great place to cook, eat, relax and entertain
The Scotts replaced their 15-year-old farmhouse-look kitchen with a more modern Shaker style. ‘We went for cream units last time, to make the room look brighter, but this time I decided to embrace its cave-like feel and went for units painted in Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe,’ says Lorna Cabinets, from £600 for a 600mm base unit; River White granite, £340 per sq m; both The Main Company
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‘Dark grey units have made it so cosy’ Lorna and Graham Scott broke all the rules by choosing dark-painted units for their small, low-ceilinged kitchen – but they’ve made it work beautifully
HOW LORNA AND GRAHAM DID IT ‘We sold the old kitchen on Gumtree and got £250 for it. The buyers came and dismantled it, which also saved a bit. When it came to choosing a new one, I knew I wanted a bespoke one from The Main Company. I work there as a furniture painter, so I’ve had kitchen envy for years! I didn’t even look anywhere else. I agonised over the design, wanting to get everything perfect. I
OPEN SHELVES Less oppressive than wall units and reclaimed wood adds character
wanted all the appliances to be integrated to make the room feel streamlined. We’ve also got a built-in bin and recycling compartments in a unit next to the sink. I’m a keen cook, so it was important to have lots of open shelves to keep my cookery books and kit to hand. We all adore the kitchen now. I’m glad I spent so much time on the tiny details and getting the design right. There’s absolutely nothing I’d change!’
BELOW ‘Having a table in the kitchen was important,’ says Lorna. ‘We’ve had island units before, and they’re great – but not the most comfy to sit at. I think they only work if you have room for a table, too’ Table, £1,250, The Main Company. For similar chairs, try eBay. Walls painted in Charleston Gray estate emulsion, £43.50 for 2.5ltr, Farrow & Ball
PALE WALLS Stop dark base units overwhelming a small space
MANTEL RAIL For hanging utensils and tea towels
ABOVE ‘I didn’t want a drainer on the worktop, so I went for a two-bowl sink one for washing and one for drying, leaving the worktops clear and making the whole room feel more streamlined.’ Double Belfast sink, £140; Abode Astbury tap, £455; both The Main Company
FEATURE ANNA TOBIN, VANESSA RICHMOND STYLING ANNA TOBIN PHOTOGRAPHS RACHAEL SMITH
ABOVE ‘One thing that had to stay from the old kitchen is the Aga,’ says Lorna. ‘It came with the house and we’ve grown to love it – it’s part of the family!’ For a similar range, try the two-oven oil Aga, £8,445, Aga Living. Cast-iron casserole dish, £35, Sainsbury’s
RIGHT ‘Before, we had more cupboards than drawers, but now the reverse is true. It’s so much easier to see what you’ve got when it’s all in drawers.’ Bespoke cabinets, from £600 for a 600mm base unit, The Main Company. Reclaimed oak flooring, £78 per sq m, Shaws
WHAT I LEARNED
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Make it work for you LORNA’S STYLE: COSY COTTAGE Painted furniture and traditional fittings keep this look classic, with lots of grey to make it moody and modern
‘I’ve chosen dark units to embrace the room’s small size,’ says Lorna
FEATURE LISA FAZZANI PHOTOGRAPHS RACHAEL SMITH
WHERE TO BUY 1. CLOCK Cream Emma wall clock, £58, London Clock Co 2. TAP Abode Astbury twin tap, £349, Sinks-taps.com 3. TABLE Honorine extending dining table, £549, Maisons du Monde 4. PESTLE AND MORTAR Granite pestle and mortar, £10, Wilko
5. SINK Farmhouse double Belfast sink, £452, Sinks-taps.com 6. PAINT No 26 Down Pipe estate eggshell, £60 for 2.5ltr, Farrow & Ball
7. KETTLE Stove kettle in Charcoal, £38, Garden Trading 8. AGA Two-oven cooker, from £8,445, Aga
‘We turned four small rooms into one big kitchen’ A major knock-through job gave Helen and Rob Warner the all-in-one cooking, eating and seating space they needed for family life – and parties
The star of the new space is a supersize island. ‘It’s packed with appliances, drawers and seating,’ says Helen. ‘We love to cook and host, so I wanted people to make a beeline for the island and sit and chat while I prepare food – and that’s exactly what happens!’ Satin Lacquer units, £14,000, Davonport Furniture. Olsen vintage oak laminate flooring, £21.95 per sq m, Henry Ashe. Carcaso bar stools, £59.99, Simply Barstools
BEFORE FOCAL-POINT PENDANTS Highlight the island unit as the place to gather
Welcome to my home Helen Warner lives here with her husband Rob and their children, Alice, 17, and Paddy, 13.
THE PROPERTY A five-bedroom detached 1920s house in Colchester, Essex.
WHAT IT COST Units...................£14,000 Worktop...............£5,700 Appliances...........£7,328 Flooring.................£1,185 Paint.........................£220 Lighting...................£270 Total...................£28,703 WOOD-LOOK LAMINATE Hard wearing, easy to clean – and more realistic looking these days
We really love to have people around and it’s so nice to be in the same space as our guests while we cook, rather than shut away
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HOW HELEN AND ROB DID IT ‘We had four small rooms at the back of the house: a dark hallway, a breakfast room, the kitchen and a sun room. It didn’t work for us, and there were no views of the garden, so we took down the walls and replaced the sun room to create one big space. We wanted to use local businesses as much as possible and found our kitchen just up the road at Davonport Furniture. Their designer added ideas
we hadn’t considered, such as the floating units. I didn’t want white units in such a big space, so chose units in a mix of two subtle greys. The project took five months in total and the building work cost £55,000. We’ve now got a comfortable, modern space full of my favourite grey tones and with plenty of ovens for some serious cooking. It was ready by the summer, so that gave us the perfect excuse for a party!’
BELOW ‘We love to entertain, so wanted plenty of options on the cooking front. We chose to set two eye-level ovens plus a combination oven and microwave into the run of units across the back wall so we don’t have to step around guests at the island’ iQ700 oven with microwave, £1,004; iQ700 single oven, £955; iQ700 steam oven, £945; all Siemens. Silestone Quartz worktop in Blanco Norte, £5,700, Davonport Furniture
FULL-HEIGHT UNITS Means no dust traps or clutter on top
loves Eye-level ovens No more bending to put in or take out loaded roasting trays. Look for slideand-hide doors if space is tight
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ABOVE ‘Pushing the button on the space-age extractor fan and watching it rise up out of the worktop is something I never get fed up of,’ says Helen. ‘It’s barely visible when not in use’ Downdraft extractor, £1,949; iQ 100 induction hob, from £549; both Siemens
FEATURE STEPHANIE SMITH; VANESSA RICHMOND PHOTOGRAPHS DAVID GILES
GLASS DOOR Lets light flow into the adjoining utility and cloakroom
ABOVE The pull-out larder unit means that Helen can see all her spices, sauces and condiments at a glance, rather than having to rummage at the back of a cupboard. When closed, it looks like panelling Fridge freezer with ice and water dispenser, £1,333, Caple
RIGHT Helen wasn’t keen on chunky units cutting down on floor space, but floating storage keeps the open feel and holds everyday crockery Walls painted in All White estate emulsion, £43.50 for 2.5ltr, Farrow & Ball. The Hampstead clock, £230, Wayfair, is similar
WHAT I LEARNED
everyone “sawWhen the island on the plans, they were concerned by the size of it, but it really works for us and we’re so pleased that we stuck to our original idea
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Make it work for you HELEN'S CHOICE: AN INDUCTION HOB Energy efficient, easy to clean and precision controlled, the latest induction hobs are perfect for all kinds of cooks The smooth surface makes it look like a standard ceramic hob, but an induction hob works very differently
even more so than gas, plus a range of temperatures means you can set it very high for searing meat, or super-low for a gentle simmer.
How does it work? An induction hob has a circular coil under each zone that generates a magnetic field. When you place a ferrous-metal pan on the surface and complete the circuit, heat induces through the coil and into the pan itself.
What are the benefits? It’s very fast – 2pt of water take just over a minute to boil on an induction hob with a boost function. It’s also efficient – the only time you use energy is when the pan is on the hob, which means savings on your bills.
Is it easy to clean? There are no pan supports or burners, just one flat surface that can be wiped down in no time. And, unlike a ceramic hob, the surface doesn’t get hot, so surface spills are less likely to burn on.
What’s it like to cook on? It gives the cook so much control. Induction reacts instantly when you change the temperature,
Will I need new pans? Your pans need to have a ferrous-metal base, such as 18/10 stainless-steel or cast-iron, which will make a circuit with the coil in the element below – otherwise it won’t heat up. To see if your pots and pans are compatible, hold a magnet to the bottom. If it sticks, you’re in business. Each pan’s base should also be perfectly flat, to ensure even heat distribution.
How safe is it? Although there will be a small amount of surface heat left behind when you take a pan away (but indicator lights will remind you) induction hobs are safer than most as it’s the pan, not the surface, that heats up. Most induction hobs also have child locks so they can’t be turned on, up or off by accident.
Most hobs can detect if something other than a pan has been left on top
One handy feature is a pause button - if you have to deal with a knock at the door, press it and any active zones will be brought down to the lowest heat possible
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VERSATILE OPTION Featuring a MaxiCook zone for larger dishes, Indesit’s Aria VID 641 BC 60cm is £349.99
EASY COOK Siemens’ EX677LYC1E has a special feature that maintains the desired temperature, £1,319
CONSISTENT COOK The Candy CI640CB model’s four induction generators don’t lose power if all used at once, £280
SMART SOLUTION Whirlpool’s SMP 778/C/NE/IXL induction hob has the flexibility to cook anywhere on the surface, £999
‘This room was an Eighties throwback’ Jane and James Fitzpatrick’s bathroom was shabby and had no space for a shower until they gave it a dramatic redo that proves even small bathrooms can be luxurious
CAMOUFLAGED LEDGE This tiled shelf blends in with the floor
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DOWNLIGHTERS These cast a beam down the wall for soft, relaxing light
Welcome to my home Jane Fitzpatrick lives here with her husband James and their sons, Billy, 15, and Freddie, 12.
THE PROPERTY A four-bedroom 1800s farmhouse near Spalding, Lincolnshire.
WHAT IT COST Jane and James gave the bathroom a bold, slick look with simple sanitaryware and stunning textured split-granite tiling that suits the rustic nature of their farmhouse For a similar bath, try the Windsor Brooklyn, £599, Victorian Plumbing. Split face mosaic black slate wall tiles, £83.11 per sq m; Mokara Grey ceramic wall tiles, £47.92 per sq m; similar Capao Mato Grey slate floor tiles, £63.89 per sq m; all Topps Tiles
Shower....................£379 Bath.........................£599 Furniture...............£1,102 Basin........................£167 Taps.........................£383 Tiles.......................£1,400 Sanitaryware..........£362 Lighting.....................£90 TOTAL.................£4,482
I have a fantastic sense of achievement that I created something beautiful with so little space!
Angular brassware matches the boxy sanitaryware lines Hydra filler taps, £218.50, Roper Rhodes
The frameless shower screen doesn’t interrupt sight lines, visually stretching the space. Squeezing in an extra-large rainfall shower head gives the room hotel-style luxury Hydra dual-function shower system (includes valve, fixed arm, shower head and handset), £690; (on wall) similar Madison double bottle basket, £98.50; both Roper Rhodes. Similar Aurora walk-in shower enclosure with return panel and tray, £379.95, Victorian Plumbing
HOW JANE DID IT ‘Having three large males in the house, this room was a priority. A bath and a shower were at the top of my wish list, but given the limited space, it seemed impossible. Our builder suggested moving the wall between the bathroom and hallway and repositioning the door. This created space for the shower and an alcove to slot a bath into. None of this was in our original budget, but they were more than worth doing. Laying underfloor heating meant we didn’t need a radiator, which gave us more shelf space. I read interiors magazines for décor ideas, but my biggest inspiration came from our local Italian restaurant. It had split face granite tiles on one wall, which I loved. We ended up spending £7,500 in total, which included the building work, and it took three weeks. The end result is beyond my expectations – it’s a calm sanctuary. I hate the boys using it because I want it to stay perfect!’
MOSAIC STRIP Draws the eye upwards to make the ceiling seem higher
SMART MIRROR Has built-in lights and Bluetooth for streaming tunes
loves Mix ‘n’ match tiling A great way to add interest and texture, even in a small bathroom. Jane has used four different designs in a single colour
FEATURE LUCY SEARLE, VANESSA RICHMOND PHOTOGRAPHS COLIN POOLE
WHAT I LEARNED
Expect the “unexpected with an old house. We found antiquated plumbing, pipework issues and the old boiler and hot water tank had to be replaced – which we hadn’t budgeted for
ABOVE Built-in furniture keeps this small space feeling streamlined and neat. Jane chose a dark, gloss finish to complement the colour of the tiles and create a focal point against the pale grey wall Geo semi-countertop basin, £167.50; Vigour basin mixer tap, £164.50; Aruba Mali basin unit, £395.50; Aruba Mali floor cupboard, £234.70; White laminate worktops, £108.50 for a 1,500mm length; all Roper Rhodes. Similar Pellini marble and porcelain wall tiles, £88.78 per sq m, Topps Tiles
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Make it work for you JANE’S STYLE: MODERN RUSTIC Combine natural tones with sleek ﬁttings for a contemporary feel. Add an unexpected colour accent to make the scheme sing
Contrasting textures in the same dark shade unify the look
4 6 FEATURE ALICE HUMPHRYS PHOTOGRAPH COLIN POOLE
WHERE TO BUY 1. FRAMED PRINT Penguin Books print, £66, King and McGaw
5. FAUX PLANT Faux money tree, £75, Sweetpea & Willow
2. CONTAINERS Dispenser, £6, tumbler, £4; both George Home
6. BATH Trend 1500mm freestanding bath with surround panel, £749, Bathstore
3. TILES Stratum Anthracite, £48.96 per sq m, Topps Tiles 4. VANITY UNIT Royo Life 600mm wall unit, ceramic basin, £545, Frontline Bathrooms
7. STORAGE Tier unit, £23, Sainsbury’s
8. TOWELS Supreme towels in Honey, from £4, Christy
‘The copper details really make it’ Moving the bath was a game changer in Catherine Williams’s bathroom revamp, but it’s the metallic accents that bring it to life
STORAGE NICHE A false wall hides pipes and makes room for neat bath-side storage
Welcome to my home THE PROPERTY A modern, four-bedroom detached house near Cambridge, built in 2000.
WHAT IT COST
Catherine Williams lives here with her husband, George and daughter, Emily, 12.
Sanitaryware............£3,401 Shower.......................£1,946 Tiles..........................£2,880 Glass for niches and mirror.................£1,339 Radiator.......................£659 Lighting.......................£300
Blind..............................£150 Paint...............................£44 TOTAL.....................£10,719
When I go into the bathroom, it’s so gorgeous that it feels like I’m on a luxurious holiday, but even hotel bathrooms don’t live up to this!
HOW CATHERINE AND GEORGE DID IT
Changing the layout so that the bath moved from the far wall to the space under the window meant that Catherine and George could have much bigger, more luxurious fittings. Laufen Form bath, £420; Apavisa Evolution 90cm x 90cm tiles, £96 per sq m; Crosswater central bath/shower mixer, £525; shower handset and hose, £265; all Design Republic
‘The layout was totally wrong before, with the bath jammed against the shortest wall at the back and a tiny shower that was built against a false wall, leaving a huge empty space in the middle. A friend recommended a local design company who gave us some great ideas. We used them for the whole project, from the design to the installation, which took three weeks and cost £7,000. We’ve ended up with a much more practical layout and a bigger bath, shower and basin – the proportions are better suited to the room. Building false walls to hide the pipework meant we could have storage niches and these have elevated the room to something special – they are the first thing people comment on when they see the bathroom. We’re totally thrilled with the results.’ NOVEMBER 2017
ABOVE Copper glass inside the niches gives a flash of vibrant colour. Vetra Colore Apollo glass niche, £400, Design Republic LARGE-FORMAT WALL TILES Fewer grout lines create a smooth look
CATHERINE’S LIGHTING EFFECTS?
FEATURE STEPHANIE SMITH, VANESSA RICHMOND PHOTOGRAPHS COLIN POOLE
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BELOW ‘A wall-mounted vanity unit helps give the bathroom an extra-spacious feeling,’ says Catherine. Bauhaus Celeste 80 vanity unit, £840; bespoke mirror, £330; both Design Republic
‘The new shower cubicle is twice as big as the old one, with a powerful fixed showerhead as well as a handset,’ says Catherine. Novellini Kuadra 2P enclosure, £949; Novellini shower tray, £577; Crosswater Design thermostat shower, £419; Catalano New Light wall-hung loo, £846; all Design Republic
WHAT WE LEARNED
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Make it work for you CATHERINE’S CHOICE: MOOD LIGHTING Harness the power of multi-layered mood lighting and set the scene for relaxation in your bathroom Forget the lone ceiling light and over-mirror combo that’s been illuminating British bathrooms, badly, for decades. Strategically placed mood lighting is the secret to creating a soothing bathroom that’s as indulgent as your favourite spa.
bathroom use and IP rated according to proximity to water – your plumber will advise. LED lights, which are 50-90% more energy efficient than halogen, are best,and available in multiple guises, including uplighters, downlighters and LED ropes.
Where do I begin? Start by working out how you use the bathroom. If you’re a bath person, focus on atmospheric lighting to create ambience near the bath – floor lights around the perimeter of the bath will cast a restful glow. Waterproof light fittings can be added inside the bath and shower, creating a luxurious spa effect as they shimmer through the water.
Do I need a lighting plan? Yes – lighting should be planned at the same time as the plumbing to ensure adequate illumination. Getting organised early, before the tiles are on, also means you can make the most of niches, window reveals and uplights in the floor.
What fittings do I need? Mood lighting is often recessed within cabinetry and niches, so you can’t see the source. These lights must be designed for
Catherine added lights to create a soft glow beneath the floating vanity
How can I max the mood? Colour-changing lights, aka chromotherapy, vary lighting shades according to your mood. Lighting can also enhance textured tiles or interesting types of stone. Install directional uplights or downlights to wash vertical surfaces in soft, low-level light.
How do I control them? Dimmer controls achieve layers of light that can be dialled up or down. Go for at least two circuits – one for main task lights, and one for the mood lighting. If budget allows, fit programmable controls that save favourite light settings – try Crestron or Rako.
Installing low-watt LED uplights around the bath is a bit like having instant candles – relaxing and romantic
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SLIM FIT This LED option is made to be recessed into a wall Bauhaus Duo 600, £655, Victorian Plumbing
GREAT VALUE Two parallel strips of diffused LEDs provide a flattering reflection Storjorm, £190, Ikea
DESIGNER CHIC Alongside good task lights, low-watt LEDs wash walls from above and below Coco, £2,126, Ripples
CLEAR VIEW Demisting heat pads keep this LED-surrounded mirror crystal clear Groove 50, £599, HiB
control Taptile’s innovative one-touch mood lighting and dimming controls are concealed under tiling, so you can safely adjust lighting from inside the bath or shower.
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‘We reinvented this dark old house’ A mega extension gave the Leipers’ gloomy Edwardian villa loads more space downstairs and up, and filled it with glorious light
A two-part glazed extension has nearly doubled the footprint, and fills the house with light
BEFORE & AFTER
BEFORE With relatively few windows, the rooms seemed cramped and dark
GABLED ROOFS Mimic the property’s original roofline
Welcome to my home Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire.
VALUE Bought for £780,000 in 2012; now worth around £1.3m.
WHAT IT COST Scott Leiper lives here with his wife Anne and their children, Harris, 13, and Isla, 11. Both are semi-retired.
THE PROPERTY A six-bedroom detached Edwardian villa, built in 1905, in
Building work, rewiring and landscaping.......£185,000 Roofing and cladding..............£30,000 Kitchen................£30,000 Flooring and tiling....................£20,000 Painting and decoration..........£20,000 TOTAL...............£285,000
Our main objective was to “bring in light and the whole house is now ﬂooded with light all the time
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SUPER-SIZE PENDANT Puts the focus on the seating zone
BEDROOM UTILITY ROOM
DINING AREA BEDROOM
DRESSING ROOM PLAYROOM
hen Scott Leiper decided to change the position of the kitchen in his Edwardian villa, it was the start of a much bigger project. ‘The original idea was to move the kitchen from the dark, north side of the house to a sunnier spot,’ says Scott. ‘One thing led to another and the project became a large-scale undertaking.’ SCOTT AND HIS WIFE ANNE APPROACHED Nikki Ritchie of Stonehaven-based Hyve Architects to design a larger kitchen and dining area. Her solution was to build a fully glazed, zinc-clad extension on one side of the building. It has a double-pitched shape that repeats the gable form of the original house. ‘I was keen to reflect the original Edwardian character of the property,’ says Scott. Architect Nikki says, ‘It’s designed to sit comfortably in a conservation area and demonstrates that modern buildings can enhance traditional settings.’ THE EXTENSION HAS two parts: a two-storey section
and a double-height section. With the space they’ve gained, the couple have replanned their rooms, so that as well as a new kitchen-diner and living space downstairs, they now have six bedrooms (formerly seven small ones), three with en suites and dressing rooms, as well as a games room in the attic. THE EXTENSION MAXIMISES light and views to the
garden through the Skyframe glazing and roof windows. The interior design is contemporary, with white walls and simple grey tiled floors, in contrast to the more traditional finishes in the original part of the house. ‘THE PROJECT DIDN’T START OUT AMBITIOUSLY but I’m glad we did it this way,’ says Scott. ‘Our first objective – to bring in light – couldn’t have worked out better. The house is now flooded with light in the extension, hall and south side. And changing the layout means we use a lot more of the house than we did before.’
The new landing has been installed with built-in bookcases and a comfortable chair for quiet reading time
BEFORE & AFTER
GLASS BANISTER A frameless design keeps the living space feeling airy and open
WHAT WE LEARNED
It’s worth taking “ time at the space-planning stage to make sure that all the utilities can be fitted in discreetly and effectively. The extension has a piped underf loor heating system and we had to factor in a large utility room for the new boiler and hot-water tank we needed
LEFT One part of the extension is two-storey, with the kitchen-diner below, leading up to a landing library area and a new bedroom with en suite; the other section is a double-height living area
BELOW Scott went for a sleek and contemporary kitchen to contrast with the period features in the original part of the house. ‘I wanted the space to be quite Sixties-modern with a bit of a Miami feel,’ he says. ‘We added colour to the space with the contemporary artwork’
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Zinc cladding Architect Nikki Ritchie of Hyve Architects shares her professional tips…
IT NEEDS AN EXPERT INSTALLER Zinc has a long life and its installation is a very skilled job. Be sure to choose an installer who is a metal roofing specialist, preferably from an approved list of installers supplied by your zinc manufacturer.
YOU HAVE TO MIX IT CAREFULLY Zinc reacts with silicone products and the tannins present in some timbers (including oak and western red cedar) can cause it to corrode quickly. Ask for a specialist’s advice about which materials are compatible, and ensure that all junctions are detailed well so that a corrosive material does not come into contact with the zinc.
IT’S REALLY VERSATILE Zinc can be used on walls as well as roofs, dormers, gutters and downpipes. It is highly customisable, has the ability to be formed into unconventional shapes and is very useful as a surface for shallow pitched roofs.
FEATURE CAROLINE EDNIE, VANESSA RICHMOND PHOTOGRAPHS DAVID BARBOUR
IT HAS LOTS OF BENEFITS Zinc is 100% recyclable, it has a very long service life of more than 75 years and it needs almost no maintenance over its life. It’s also fire resistant and lightweight.
OVAL TABLE Great for softening the lines of a contemporary kitchen
IT SUITS ALL AGES OF BUILDING Zinc is significantly cheaper than lead, and can be used for flashings on traditional buildings. It is also a great choice for a contemporarystyle building, and its natural colour complements stone and timber very well.
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‘A little extra space makes a big difference’ Dominique and Fergus King tagged a garden room onto the back of their ground-floor flat
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The ﬂat’s living space was too small for a family
ominique and Fergus King loved the location of their flat, with its south-facing garden, but the living room at the front was just too small for a family. RETHINKING THE SPACE
The solution was a petite extension that would expand the space and make their interior more connected to the small garden. ‘We wanted to live in zones, so the kitchen, dining area and garden room are all open, but all distinct from each other,’ explains Dominique. THE NEW ROOM
The couple’s architect designed an insulated timber frame that was built on site and finished with western red cedar cladding, fitted horizontally. The local planning department stipulated that the roof window of the extension should be strong enough to bear a required weight. As a result, the glass is super strong and a special metal frame was fitted to support it. ‘It was thoroughly tested one winter, when there was a heavy snowfall,’ says Dominique. GARDEN DESIGN
The earth excavated during the project was used to build big raised beds and the garden was landscaped. ‘It is very much part of the house now,’ says Dominique, ‘largely because the floor level is the same inside and out.’
A cedar-clad garden room has been added
Welcome to my home a machine-washable bag that opens up to become a play mat.
Dominique King lives here with her husband Fergus and daughter Lucyana, eight. Dominique owns wearewunderlife.com, which sells the Brug,
A three-bedroom ground-ﬂoor ﬂat in central Edinburgh, bought for £545,000 and now worth £700,000.
WHAT IT COST Extension........£40,000 Roof light and frame.................£5,000 Aluminium sliding doors..................£4,000 Flooring.............£2,000 Lighting.............£2,000 Joinery...............£2,000 Decorating...........£500 TOTAL........ £55,500
Our home’s spaces flow well and are “beautifully connected to the garden ” NOVEMBER 2017
GARDEN ROOM PROJECT
Natural light ﬁlls the new extension
5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT…
LEFT Fergus designed all the bespoke storage and it was made by a joiner. ‘We both like clean lines,’ says Dominique. ‘Everything can be put away and just disappear’
Mark Wehrle from VELUX gives us the lowdown...
THEY’RE DESIGNED FOR FLAT OR LOW-PITCHED ROOFS and can be installed side by side to create a large glazed area in a single opening.
THEY’LL FILL YOUR ROOM WITH NATURAL LIGHT and can also provide a good source of ventilation.
THEY’RE EASY TO MAINTAIN Made from 80% continuous ﬁbreglass threads and 20% polyurethane resin, they give excellent insulation and are also maintenance-free and non-corrosive.
4 WHAT WE LEARNED
takes longer “thanEverything you think it will and is more expensive. Plus you may not be able to live in the house while the work is in progress, so you might have to budget to rent somewhere as well
YOU CAN HAVE FIXED OR ELECTRICALLY OPERATED VENTING SKYLIGHTS or a mix of both. Electrically operated venting skylights can be opened and closed using a touchscreen remote control, allowing fresh air into your living space.
YOU CAN TAILOR THE SIZE TO SUIT YOUR SPACE VELUX skylights are available in modules ranging from W1.2m x H1.6m to W2m x H6m. Sealants are not required, which means they can be installed in hot, cold and wet weather.
FEATURE ALISON GIBB, VANESSA RICHMOND PHOTOGRAPHS DOUGLAS GIBB
ABOVE The new garden room is connected to the dining area, which makes it great for entertaining. It can be a tranquil space, too; ‘Often, at the end of the day, I just like to enjoy the view of the garden,’ says Dominique
PROMOTIONAL FEATURE PICTURE WINDOW Give your guests a beautiful view to relax next to and wake up with, thanks to the VELUX CABRIO® balcony system
DRAW IN THE DAYLIGHT Brighten up your guest rooms with great daylight solutions from VELUX®
ith the festive season approaching, you’ll be thinking about how to create extra space for guests, such as transforming a loft space, or converting an extension into a temporary bedroom. As well as space, it’s important to let in plenty of daylight – clever use of roof windows can mean the difference between a gloomy guest room and a beautiful space your visitors will enjoy being in.
BRIGHT IDEAS With over 75 years’ experience, VELUX can help you to maximise natural light in planned projects, or existing dark rooms, so it’s not too late if you forgot to factor in adequate lighting. With an extensive range of
products to choose from, such as automated and manual roof windows, curved glass roof lights for ﬂat roofs, sun tunnels and more, VELUX will always ﬁnd a way to let the light in.
WAKE-UP CALL VELUX also promises your guests a peaceful start to the day – the VELUX INTEGRA® automated range has a ‘good morning’ option that controls blinds, gradually letting in light.
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SKYLIGHT SOAK Moisture-resistant Velux white polyurethane windows are ideal for bathrooms
GENIUS PROBLEM SOLVERS Keep your home running smoothly and stress levels low with these clever finds and fixes THE BIG NOTICEBOARD Once Hallowe’en is out of the way, the countdown to Christmas finally starts so get a headstart on your list-making by investing in this brilliant, so-bigyou-can’t-miss-it chalkboard from Cox & Cox. Whether it’s Christmas groceries or things to do in the run-up to the big day, it’ll ensure you’ll never forget a thing. You could even write up your festive menu when the big day arrives!
THE BEST SAFETY ALARMS
Don’t worry about the battery running out, this has a power pack that lasts seven years. Fire Angel CO-9X alarm, £24.99, Amazon
Large oak frame chalkboard, £175, Cox & Cox
THE KEYLESS LOCK Step into the future with the new Yale Conexis L1 Smart door lock. Operated via an app, the door opens by holding your smartphone over the sensor and turning it 90°, as you would a key. You can send family or guests mobile keys that can be deleted when you don’t need them anymore and each lock has a 10-year guarantee. Conexis L1 Smart door lock, £260, Anglian Home Improvements
Ideal Home tip Convert old bayonet (B22) lightbulb fittings into the more widely available (E27) screw fitting with Ikea’s clever Koppla attachment, £1 for two.
Alerts you via an app to unhealthy levels of CO2, so you can air the room. Healthy Home Coach, £89.99, Netatmo
THE GUTTER CLEARING KIT
Make light work with this super combo of cordless blower and gutter-clearing kit. BGA-56 cordless handheld blower, £109; Gutterclearing set, £35; both Stihl
SMOKE & FIRE
Sets off both sound and visual alarms as soon as smoke is detected – it’ll send an alert to your smartphone, too. Home Control smoke detector, £49.99, Devolo
THE BEST COMPACT SOFABEDS
1 Hammarn double sofabed, £95, Ikea 2 Lila folding single sofabed in Musk and Sky, £1,150, Olli Ella 3 Fosbury love seat sofabed in Mallard matt velvet, £1,322, Willow & Hall
THE CLEVER LOO BRUSH Finally, a loo brush that you can be proud to have on show! The brush head of the new Flex by Joseph Joseph is made of flexible plastic, making it easier to clean all those awkward areas. Upgrade to the Flex Plus for a fiver and the brush stand has a hidden rear section to stash your loo cleaner. Flex Plus, £30, Joseph Joseph
Ideal Home tip Stop draughts coming through your letterbox by fitting the neat EcoFlap (£23.99, itdoesthejob.com) to the inside of your door.
THE DOG SOCKS
Hard floors a tad cold for your pooch’s little paws? Keep them warm (and the family amused) with these super cute dog socks from Dotcomgiftshop. Available in either a floral or stripe design and three sizes, £4.95 each.
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THE CARBONNEUTRAL LOGS Coffee Logs from Bio Bean are made from spent coffee grounds collected from coffee shops, offices and universities. The logs burn hotter and longer than wood, and last about an hour. Bags of 16 logs cost £6.99.
THE TWO-IN-ONE SPEAKER SHELF
Like to listen to music when making dinner? This ingenious shelf from Cuckooland doubles up as a neat Bluetooth speaker – pair it with your smartphone to bop while you chop. Shelf bluetooth speaker, £174.95, Kreafunk range, Cuckooland.com
THE CAR-BOOT CADDY Do you often arrive home to find squashed groceries and broken bottles? Then check out the new Stayhold car- boot organisers from Velcro. These panels look like bookends, and with strong Velcro strips on the underside, they firmly grip to your boot carpet, holding your items in place. Priced from £4.99 for a small or £24.99 for a combo pack that includes one large and two small organisers, plus straps.
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CLEAN IT QUICKER ENTRANCES Get a head start on the pre-Christmas clean-up and make your home really welcoming
THE SMART DOORMAT Add some humour to your front porch (and ensure wet feet are wiped) thanks to the weather-wise Cloudy patterned doormat
THE FRESH SCENTED SPRAY Add five drops each of Sweet Orange and Frankincense oils to a small spray bottle filled with water and spritz regularly for a festive-smelling hall
THE CORDLESS VACUUM Keep the super-bendy Shark cordless vacuum in the hall cupboard so you can whizz around the space (and up the stairs, too) in a snap
From £15 for 10ml, Sanatio Naturalis
£350 for a single battery model, Shark
Ideal Home tip
THE MUDDY BOOT SCRAPER This smart wooden boot brush and bootjack will encourage your guests to leave their muddy boots by the front door where they belong
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£169.95, The Oxford Brush Company
Remember to clean the glass and dust the frames of any pictures you have hanging in the hall, and spritz mirrors with white vinegar then buff to a shine with a soft cloth
THE UPVC REVIVER Plastic not looking so fantastic? Rid your UPVC front door and windows of any marks and scuffs using this brilliantly effective cleaner £6.99, HG range, Clas Ohlson
THE ALL-ROUND CLEANER Grubby skirting, wooden doors and floors will all benefit from a once over with this eco-friendly cleaner
THE MULTI-TASKING BRUSH Dust, dirt, leaves… Lakeland’s neat The Wisp dustpan and brush set will make quick work of them, inside and out
THE DOOR FURNITURE METAL POLISH Doorknob, letterbox, knocker – make them shine with this classic cleaner
£4.25 for 500ml, Kinn
£2.50 for 75g, Tesco
PROMOTIONAL FEATURE CRAFTY CURIOS Greet your guests with a spooky table display. Pompom garland, £4; carvable pumpkin, £1; polystyrene skull, from 50p; marquee light-up letters, £10 each, all Hobbycraft
DEVILISH DRINKS Serve cocktails with plenty of ‘eyes’ (sorry!) Bag of eyes, £2
GET CREEPILY CREATIVE! Make Halloween hair-raising and Bonﬁre Night a blast with Hobbycraft
t this time of year, with trick-or-treaters knocking at the door, and ﬁrework parties to throw, the opportunities to get crafty are endless. With that in mind, Hobbycraft are encouraging the creepy crafters among you to #makeitdontbuyit, to create seasonal schemes that are eerily original!
FUN TO BE HAD Hobbycraft is a treasure trove of craft supplies, with everything you need to put together your own spine-chilling seasonal displays. Light up your home by making a Boo sign in marquee letters, coat polystyrene skulls and bones in PVA and glitter, or decorate mache or ceramic pumpkins with paint, pen – or even melted
crayons for a blood drip effect. Make and thread pompoms into a ghoulish garland, style up a chilling cocktail bar, or even create macabre masks!
ONE-STOP SHOP So whether you want to throw a truly creepy Halloween party, a sparkling Bonﬁre Night bash, make your house seriously spooky for visiting trick-ortreaters, or plan to get crafty with your little ghouls, Hobbycraft has it all!
FOR MORE INFORMATION...
For inspiration to #makeitdontbuyit, head to blog.hobbycraft.co.uk or visit Hobbycraft in store or online at hobbycraft.co.uk to buy supplies.
STORE & ORGANISE CRAFT KIT Creativity can be an untidy business, so take control of your stash with these clever solutions for getting crafty at home or on the move THE OPEN STORAGE Hardcore handicrafter? Create your own storage solution with the Elvarli open units, an array of adjustable flat and display shelves, drawers and hanging rails. Great for dressmakers! £308 for two sections as shown, Ikea
THE GO BAG Take your un-put-downable project with you in this cute sausage dog craft bag. It has plenty of pockets for all your kit, whenever and wherever the mood for making takes you £22, John Lewis
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THE NEEDLE CASE Keep sewing essentials to hand wherever your stitching takes you with this chirpy bird-shaped needlecase, readystocked with five needles £8.50, Cath Kidston
Ideal Home Tip
THE DISPLAY SHELF Paint this wooden house shelf to hang in a craft corner and fill it with bobbins, jars of buttons and your creations £15, Hobbycraft
Glue jam jar lids to the underside of a shelf, fill the jars with ribbons, buttons and threads, and screw into place THE VERSATILE TROLLEY This 12-drawer utility cart has lots of storage to help organise tools and kit for all kinds of crafts. Its locking castors and worktop make it extra useful £111.99, Wayfair
THE PRETTIEST SEWING BOX Modelled on that familiar storefront and with a choice of lining in Liberty’s iconic fabric prints, this sewing box contains removable compartments that will ensure your haberdashery is always organised £59.95, Liberty
THE DESK TIDY Declutter your creative space with a giant thimble tidy. We can’t think of a more fun way to house your scissors, brushes, tape measure… £9.90 each, Red Candy
THE STORAGE BASKETS Place these pretty and practical Fluorspar baskets next to the sofa to drop your projects into after a crafting session in front of the TV Short, £40; tall, £45; both Amara
HEAT YOUR HOME WITH STYLE Get winter ready and invest in a bright, modern radiator or opt for a design classic to stay toasty indoors
Planar horizontal radiator, Stelrad
Vertical Ultra kitchen radiator, Stelrad
STANDOUT SHADES Experiment with a colourful design and choose from up to 36 shades depending on the style. Radiators, Concord range by Stelrad
hen it comes to keeping your house warm, Stelrad is a complete one-stop shop. Established in 1936, the company has been renowned for making highquality steel radiators ever since.
TOP DESIGN Stelrad’s expert research facility in Belgium is dedicated to continually developing innovative designs, making sure every product is of the best quality for its customers. In fact, Stelrad has been the number one radiator manufacturer for many years, supplying leading plumbers’ merchants.
MAKE A STATEMENT These days, standard white box-style radiators are no longer the only choice. Stelrad has a wide range of designer and decorative styles which make a striking focal point in a room. The super-stylish designer series includes subtle, striking, classic or contemporary radiators to suit any space, while the Aqua Series offers statement radiators that will really make your kitchen or bathroom stand out. And if that’s not enough, you can even choose from up to 36 colours, from super bright yellows to deep, soothing blues, to personalise your radiator to your colour scheme.
Classic Column radiator, Stelrad
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For more information about Stelrad’s wide range of radiators visit stelrad.com
HEATING TECH 5 BEST SMART THERMOSTATS Installing an app-controlled thermostat is like adding a brain to your central-heating system and will save you around 15-20% on energy bills. More than 80% of boilers will work with them, but check online that your system is compatible before buying
THE SMART REMINDER Not only can you control the heating and hot water (via a smartphone app if you have a system with a water tank), but the Hive also tracks your phone’s location and sends you reminders to turn the heating on before you get home. It will also protect your pipes if temperatures dip below 7°C.
THE EASY-TO-USE SYSTEM With its intuitive smartphone app, Nest is extremely user friendly and thanks to the smart sensors, the thermostat can tell when you’re at home and how warm you like it. Over time it learns your family's comings and goings and creates a unique heating schedule, so you should never need to adjust the heat, while all the time saving energy.
British Gas Hive Active heating kit, £249 including installation, Hive
Thermostat, £249 including installation, Nest
4 THE ONE FOR HOLIDAY HOMES When the last person leaves the house, Tado° knows to turn the heating and hot water off, and will warm things up when you’re on your way home again. It’s also the only system available to hire, making it ideal if you want better control of your holiday home. It’s also Apple Homekit and Amazon Echo voice control compatible.
3 THE GREAT VALUE CHOICE This affordable app-controlled system has many features found on more advanced models, like wireless radiator valves. It even checks the weather and adjusts the heating for you.
Smart thermostat, £199 or from £3.99 per month to rent, Tado°
Wiser thermostat kit 1, from £140; radiator thermostat, £44.99; both Schneider Electric
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5 THE WHOLE HOME MULTITASKER Honeywell’s Evohome uses wireless smart radiator valves to allow you to control the heat in up to 12 rooms via the app or touchscreen controller. It can also be connected to manage hot water and underfloor heating systems. EvoHome radiator valves, £65 each; thermostat, £248; all Honeywell
KITCHEN TECH 5 BEST GAS HOBS Upgrade your hob now and you’ll be ready for hordes of hungry friends and family come Christmas. From stainless-steel cooktops to the latest gas-on-glass styles, we’ve chosen the best new designs whatever your style of cooking, kitchen size and budget
THE KITCHEN ISLAND CHOICE Linear hobs look seriously cool, but they’re also surprisingly sensible if you want to maximise space on an island. This stainless-steel hob sits almost flush with the worktop and measures just 40cm deep, so you’ll have plenty of room around it for a breakfast bar or just more prep space.
THE ENERGYEFFICIENT DESIGN Compared to induction cooking, gas is usually quite inefficient as heat escapes up the sides of pans. Fortunately for gas fans, Hotpoint has invented the Direct Flame gas burner to solve this problem – heat is forced through 420 tiny holes across the base of each ring, saving up to 20% in energy and cooking time.
PX140 (W100cm x D40cm), £619, Smeg
FTGHG 641 D/H (W60cm x D51cm), £482, Hotpoint
4 THE MASTER OF CONTROLLED COOKING Aside from looking great, this tempered-glass five-burner hob benefits from FlameSelect on every ring, meaning each control dial has nine set levels of heat to take the guesswork out of cooking with gas. Its 4kW wok burner also has a dual flame for extra power and more even cooking.
3 THE EASY CLEAN OPTION It’ll stretch most budgets, but Miele’s top-ofthe-range five-burner model has a flawless black glass finish with enamelled pan rests and burner components that, unlike most, can be popped in the dishwasher to save scrubbing.
Serie PPS9A6B90 (W91.5cm x D52cm), £649, Bosch
KM3054 (W94.2cm x D52.6cm), £1,624, Miele
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5 THE VALUE BUY A hardworking, no-frills, stainless-steel, four-ring hob that offers a huge number of practical features for the money, including cast-iron pan supports, automatic ignition and a flame cut-out system that automatically switches off the gas if the flame gets extinguished. Aria THP 641 W/IX/I (W60cm x D51cm), £200, Indesit
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VISIT THE IDEAL HOME SHOW AT CHRISTMAS Enjoy a free ticket, worth £13, to either the London or Manchester show Get into the festive spirit at London Olympia
Top chefs will be offering Christmas tips
Enjoy a little Christmas cheer with friends and family
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ack for 2017, the Ideal Home Show at Christmas will be returning to EventCity Manchester from 9 to 12 November and Olympia London from 22 to 27 November. So get ready for festive inspiration, great entertainment and plenty of Christmas spirit! There are over 650 exhibitors to visit across seven sections, including Interiors & Home Accessories, Home Improvements & Outdoor Living, Style, Christmas Decorations, Kitchenware and the Christmas Arcade. Plus don’t miss the new Pet Pavilion, dedicated to ensuring your pets are included. It’s a great day out, too, with live entertainment, celebrity chefs,
expert demos and thousands of gift, home and food ideas to set you up for the festive season. Celebrity guests Gino D’Acampo, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Fred Sirieix, Candice Brown and Olly Smith will be on hand with tips to make your Christmas extra special. And when you’re all shopped out, treat yourself to a delicious meal at the Christmas Restaurant. Your ticket for the show at EventCity Manchester also gives you entry to the Cake & Bake Show, and you can visit the Eat & Drink Festival at both shows for free – it’s a pioneering live experience that celebrates the best food and drink the country has to offer.
FREE WEEKDAY TICKET TO EITHER SHOW* Plus, buy additional weekday tickets for just £10**. To book for the London show, QUOTE IHOMEC and call 0844 209 7330 or for Manchester 0844 209 7366. Alternatively visit idealhomeshowchristmas.co.uk TERMS & CONDITIONS *Free ticket terms and conditions apply. See back of complimentary ticket bound in to magazine for details. **Book additional weekday tickets before 10 November (Manchester) or 24 November (London) for just £10 each. Concessions not included. £1.70 transaction fee applies. Children aged 15 and under go FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. Calls cost 6p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.
FOOD WITH FRIENDS
Gastropub lunch at home Get stuck into some comfort food and beer without having to step out into the cold this weekend
Classic prawn cocktail See page 183 for recipe
Chicken and sag aloo See page 183 for recipe
IDEAL HOME TIP For a great green chutney, blend 1 green chilli, 3cm root ginger, 35g fresh coconut, 100g fresh coriander, 75g yogurt, a squeeze of lime juice and a pinch of salt
IDEAL HOME LOVES…
British ales FRUITY & HOPPY The Cotswold Pig Dark Golden Ale, £3 for 500ml, Ross & Ross
AMERICANSTYLE Laid Back IPA, £2 for 330ml, Adnams range, Marks & Spencer
Beef & ale pie See page 183 for recipe AWARD WINNER Jaipur IPA, £1.80 for 330ml, Thornbridge range, Tesco
IDEAL HOME TIP Don’t open the oven door while the batter’s cooking or it may sink before it’s finished cooking
Herby toad in the hole See page 183 for recipe
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SIMPLE PLEASURES Marmalade steamed puddings with whisky sauce Takes 2hr 25min Makes 6 INGREDIENTS FOR THE CANDIED ORANGES 2 oranges 200g caster sugar 2tbsp orange juice FOR THE PUDDINGS 200g marmalade 175g unsalted butter, softened 175g light muscovado sugar 1tbsp golden syrup 3 large eggs 175g self-raising ďŹ‚our 1tsp baking powder 1tsp ground ginger FOR THE SAUCE 35g butter 150g light muscovado sugar 100g marmalade 3tbsp whisky
150ml double cream juice of Â˝ a lemon
1 To make the candied oranges, bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil. Cut 6 slices of orange, add to the boiling water for 1min, then transfer to a bowl of iced water to cool.
2 In another saucepan, heat the sugar, juice and 250ml water until the sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Lower the heat, add the orange slices
and simmer for 45min, turning every 15min. Remove slices and place on a rack to cool.
Lay orange slices in six buttered and lightly floured dariole moulds, with a little marmalade. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add syrup, then eggs, and mix. Fold in flour, baking powder and ginger.
4 Divide the mix between the moulds, smooth tops,
cover with foil and place in a large steamer or pan with a trivet. Half-fill the pan with boiling water and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Steam gently for 45min. You may need to top the water up halfway through.
5 For the sauce, gently heat the butter, sugar, marmalade and whisky in a pan. Stir occasionally until dissolved. Add cream and lemon juice. Turn out the puddings on to hot plates, and pour the sauce over.
Classic prawn cocktail Takes 35min, plus chilling Serves 8
Beef & ale pie
Takes 1hr 25min, plus marinating Serves 6-8
Takes 2.5hr, plus 20-25min in the oven Serves 6
INGREDIENTS 600g large cooked cold-water prawns (thawed, if frozen) 150ml fresh mayonnaise 3tbsp crème fraîche 3tbsp tomato ketchup 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1tbsp lemon juice 1tsp caster sugar 2 Little Gem lettuces Whole prawns, to garnish Lemon wedges, to serve 8 slices of brown bread, to serve Butter, to serve
INGREDIENTS 50g yogurt 165g jar tikka masala paste 1 large chicken 2 onions, sliced FOR THE SAG ALOO ½tbsp oil 1 onion, chopped 1tsp fenugreek seeds 1tsp coriander seeds 2tsp cumin seeds ½tsp turmeric 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 red chilli, chopped ½tbsp tomato purée 800g cooked cubed potatoes Squeeze of lime juice 250g baby spinach
INGREDIENTS 800g braising or stewing steak, in 4cm chunks 5tbsp plain ﬂour 3tbsp oil 150g streaky bacon, chopped 4 sticks celery, chopped 250g shallots 500g button mushrooms 6 sprigs thyme 2 bay leaves 500ml ale 200ml beef stock 2tbsp mushroom ketchup 350g pack ready-rolled puff pastry 1 small egg, beaten
1 Tip the prawns out onto
1 Make shallow cuts in
1 In a bowl, toss steak with
several sheets of kitchen paper and press gently to remove any excess water.
chicken breasts and legs. Mix yogurt and tikka paste, spoon over chicken. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 3hr (or overnight).
flour, shaking off excess. Heat oil in non-stick pan and brown meat on all sides in batches. Transfer to a plate.
To make the cocktail sauce, mix the mayonnaise in a bowl with the crème fraîche, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and caster sugar. Season with salt and pepper and mix well to combine.
3 Separate the lettuce FEATURE GINEVRA BENEDETTI RECIPE & PHOTOGRAPH TIMEINCUKCONTENT.COM
Chicken & sag aloo
leaves and place several in each glass. Spoon the prawns into the glasses and top with the cocktail sauce. Top each glass with a whole prawn and serve with lemon wedges and buttered brown bread.
170˚C fan/Gas 5. Lay sliced onions in roasting tin and place chicken on top. Roast for 1hr 20min, or until chicken is cooked through.
Add bacon to pan and fry until golden. Add celery and cook for 1min, then remove to a plate. Brown the shallots and mushrooms in the pan for 4min. Return steak, bacon and celery to the pan.
3 Add herbs, ale, stock and
2 Preheat oven to 190˚C/
Heat oil in frying pan. Cook onion for 4min on medium heat or until soft and lightly browned. Crush and mix spices; add to pan with garlic and chilli. Cook for 1min. Add tomato purée.
4 Stir in potatoes and heat through then add lime juice, spinach and a splash of water. Cook until spinach wilts. Serve with chicken, chutney and lemon wedges.
ketchup, cover and cook over very low heat for 45min. Uncover, cook for 45min more. Cool a little, then remove herbs and transfer to a 2ltr pie dish. Preheat oven to 230˚C/210˚C fan/Gas 8.
4 Unroll pastry and cut to fit dish. Brush egg on rim and top with pastry, pressing to rim. Cut two slits, brush top with egg. Bake for 20-25min.
Herby toad in the hole Takes 55min Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2tbsp sunﬂower oil 1 red onion, peeled and cut into small wedges 8 Cumberland sausages 85g plain ﬂour 2tsp mustard powder 2 eggs 200ml semiskimmed milk 2tbsp mix of ﬁnely chopped thyme, rosemary and sage leaves, plus extra to serve Green beans, to serve
1 Preheat the oven to 200˚C/180˚C fan/Gas 6. Pour the oil into a large round cake tin and add the red onion and sausages. Transfer to the oven and cook for 15min.
Meanwhile, make the batter by sifting the flour and mustard powder into a bowl. Add the eggs and beat together to form a paste. Gradually add the milk, a little at a time, to make a smooth batter, then fold in the chopped mixed herbs and season well.
Carefully pour the batter over the sausages and return to the oven for 20-25min until the batter has risen and is golden. Sprinkle over the extra herbs and serve with green beans.
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Picture perfect USE HANGERS IN PLACE OF FRAMES FOR A SIMPLE GALLERY
All in a row BUY THE KEY PIECES Bumerang hangers, 80p each; Blecka hooks, £4 for 4; all Ikea. Set of six prints, £39.95, Over & Over; bobble-edge cushion, £30, Nomadic Being; leopard-print cushion, £35, The Loft and Us; all Notonthehighstreet.com. Spotty vase, £12 for two, Next. Shoe Fund money box, £10, Sass & Belle
STYLING GEMMA GEAR PHOTOGRAPH DOMINIC BLACKMORE
These clip-top trouser hangers hold an A4 print perfectly. We chose a themed set of prints, but photos or designs in complementary colours will look equally good together. Line up the hangers in a single row above the bed for simple impact. To get a more relaxed look, arrange an uneven number of prints in a cluster.
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