Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Ideal Home is Britain's best-selling interiors magazine and has been empowering home-owners to make the most of their properties for over 80 years. The magazine covers every aspect of contemporary living, from a wide range of transformed houses, kitchens and bathrooms.
Set the scene for… SUMMER SUNDOWNERS • Make the most of long, drawn-out evenings and that golden hour when the sun is warm and low. Give the patio pots and garden a good drink, while pouring yourself of glass of something too!
The STYLE EDITOR • Michela Colling, Ideal Home’s tastemaker-in-chief, shares her top news from the high street
THE DESIGN EDIT • Now and then, the high street comes up with something so utterly fabulous, it looks as if it’s come from a designer boutique. Here are some of our latest discoveries that will make your home look expensive without the big spend...
MODERN ART PRINTS • Bring drama to walls with graphic posters depicting painterly strokes, fluid lines and symbolic shapes
IDEAL VS GREAT DEAL • Refresh your rooms with chic seasonal buys, from stylish furniture and furnishings to touchy-feely naturals and weaves
The Wallpaper Edit TROPICAL BIRDS • Add an exotic touch to a scheme with colourful parrots, crested cockatoos and characterful toucans
Space to breathe • Two extraordinary, double-height extensions, clad in burnt oak, add rustic glamour to Sophia and Nic Fanciulli’s classic Victorian villa
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Make it work for you SOPHIA’S STYLE: FARMHOUSE CHIC • A mix of rustic materials alongside polished and plush finishes creates a sublime combination of contrasts
VERDIGRIS & ROSE PINK • This beautiful colour combo of nurturing pink and restorative green is perfect for a relaxing, harmonious scheme
Small house, big ideas • Dan and Leah Gayfer’s house looks little from the front, but step inside and it just keeps on going. Extending, meticulous space-planning and clever glazing has made it light, open and super-functional
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Make it work for you DAN AND LEAH’S STYLE: FRESH MID-CENTURY • Uplifting shades and subtle textures provide contrast for raw materials and simplistic shapes to create a balanced scheme
A FEATURE WALL • Use this simple paint trick to frame a dining space
GET CREATIVE WITH PAINT • Transform any room in your home, using nothing but a tin of paint. From bold brights to barely-there neutrals, accent walls to stripes, these ideas will give you a designer look you’ll love
CANDLE CENTREPIECE • Use vintage terracotta pots to make a simple patio display
All in the detail • Starting out with what was a dilapidated bungalow, Ellen Sharpe has blended a classic New England look with a French farmhouse vibe
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Make it work for you ELLEN’S STYLE: FRENCH COUNTRY • Calm tones, faded finishes and characterful pieces make for a relaxed look with vintage charm
EASY STYLE UPDATES • From best buys and clever tricks to mini décor projects…this is our roundup of the simplest, quickest ways to make your home more beautiful now
EMOTIONS OF COLOUR • Decorate your space based on how you want it to make you feel with this new paint collection from Ideal Home at Albany. Each of the five colour palettes – Empowering, Grounding, Cocooning, Relaxing and Uplifting – is designed to evoke a mood and bring your home to life through colour
A modern take on seaside style • Jo Lavender and Rob Newland s Suffolk coastal cottage blends lush ice cream shades and vintage fabrics, for a home that’s as cosy as it is chic
Make it work for you JO’S STYLE: PATTERN CRUSH • A clever clash of prints teamed with a mix of vintage and modern retro pieces creates a...