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.
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new & now • INSPIRE | INFORM | DISCOVER
Matthew Williamson takes the high street • THE DESIGNER TELLS US ALL ABOUT HIS NEW COLLABORATION WITH JOHN LEWIS, AND HOW LOCKDOWN BECAME AN INSPIRATION
“ My love-hate -love relationship with celeb homes ” • HADLEY FREEMAN’S ADMIRATION HAS LITTLE TO DO WITH LIKING THE DECOR
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...
NATURAL habitat • HANNA AND TUOMO PUHARINEN’S MODERN HOUSE BLENDS A MONOCHROME PALETTE WITH LUSH GREENERY TO CREATE A FAMILY HOME WITH NATURE AT ITS HEART
WHITE LIVING • Be inspired by Hanna and Tuomo’s stylish home that proves decorating with white in a family house isn’t impossible
FAMILY MUST-HAVES • INSPIRED BY HANNA & TUOMO’S HOME
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“Color BRINGS ME JOY” • JESSICA BUCKLEY HAS GIVEN THIS VICTORIAN HOUSE A BOLD, CONTEMPORARY LOOK WITH A STUNNING PALETTE OF GREEN, BLUE, PINK AND YELLOW
INTERIOR scenes • BY KNOCKING DOWN INTERNAL WALLS, ANGELA AND NEIL SMITH TOTALLY TRANSFORMED THEIR NINETIES DETACHED HOME WITHOUT THE NEED FOR AN EXTENSION
THE BUILD IN PICTURES • The couple bought the house in November 2019, and work began in January 2020
THE BUILD IN PICTURES
BIFOLD DOORS • They allow in maximum light, but there are some essentials to consider if you’re thinking about installing them
HACIENDA dreaming • LEAH HENRICKS REALISED THIS SPANISH-INSPIRED HOUSE WAS EVERYTHING SHE WAS LOOKING FOR THE MINUTE SHE VIEWED IT
COLOUR blocking • TRENDS COME AND GO, BUT HERE'S HOW TO GIVE THIS LOOK TIMELESS APPEAL
Window ideas • 6 CLEVER AND STYLISH IDEAS FOR MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR WINDOWS
‘Home office’ • THESE SIMPLE DESIGN INGREDIENTS ARE ALL YOU NEED TO ENSURE A CALMING, YET INSPIRING HOME OFFICE. TICK OFF OUR ESSENTIALS TO CREATE A STYLISH WFH SPACE TO CALL YOUR OWN
PLAYFUL PRINTS • Cheer up an empty spot with colour-happy artwork
Window dressings • LOOKING TO REFRESH YOUR WINDOW DRESSINGS AND AFTER INSPIRATION? WE ASKED THE EXPERTS TO SHARE THEIR TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE YOURS LOOK THE BEST
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White • THIS MONTH, OUR COLOUR CONSULTANTS PRESENT THIS LIGHT, AIRY HUE AND HOW TO USE IT SUCCESSFULLY IN YOUR HOME
The shortlist INDOOR BENCHES • Need an extra spot to sit? Just pull up a pew
“Chevron-pattern titles are waves of unabashed joy” • IDEAL HOME’S STYLE EDITOR NICKY PHILLIPS CONSIDERS THE BEAUTY OF AN ANGULAR APPROACH TO TILING
IDEAL vs GREAT DEAL • Revamp your living room with statement buys and modern monochrome
Weekend decorator • CLEVER TRICKS TO MINI DECOR PROJECTS… WE ROUND UP THE SIMPLEST, QUICKEST WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOME MORE BEAUTIFUL NOW
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A sociable, open space • INSTALLING BIFOLD DOORS AND RE-WORKING THE LAYOUT HAS GIVEN BOB AND JANICE NORRIS A MORE ACCESSIBLE KITCHEN AND A PERFECT FAMILY HUB
MIRRORED SPLASHBACKS • Swap tiled splashbacks for a...