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
“I dream of one day living in such a place” • HADLEY FREEMAN ADMITS THAT CALIFORNIA SUNSHINE CAN GET LOST IN TRANSLATION
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...
real homes • EXPLORE EXCITE INSPIRE
“IT’S FULL OF surprises” • FROM A GIANT FAUX OLIVE TREE TO FLAMINGO-LADEN WALLPAPER, EVERYTHING ABOUT HOLLY TUCKER’S HOME SPARKS THE IMAGINATION
A CLASS act • GUIDED BY THE GEORGIAN FEATURES OF HER HOME, CIARA O’HALLORAN USED A PARED-BACK PALETTE TO CREATE A MELLOW INTERIOR
SEMI OPEN-PLAN KITCHEN • Take inspiration from Ciara and Rian’s meticulously planned kitchen by creating a stylish design that’s perfect for small-space living
CAREFULLY curated • WITH OPEN FLOOR PLANS AND LARGE WINDOWS, LISA STORER’S MODERN FARMHOUSE BALANCES RUSTIC WARMTH WITH INDUSTRIAL SIMPLICITY, AND IS FILLED WITH PIECES THAT TELL A STORY
STARTING FROM scratch • SUSIE AND SAM ANDREWS SCRAPPED RENOVATION PLANS TO BUILD THEIR DREAM ECO-CONSCIOUS HOME INSTEAD, CREATING A FLEXIBLE FAMILY LIVING SPACE
THE BUILD IN PICTURES • Works started in January 2020 and finished in December. It cost around £530,000.
THE BUILD IN PICTURES
TIMBER VERANDAH • Susie and Sam’s verandah helps keep their house cool in summer and warm in winter
MIAMI brights • TRENDS COME AND GO, BUT HERE’S HOW TO GIVE THIS LOOK TIMELESS APPEAL
Kids’ room • THESE SIMPLE DESIGN INGREDIENTS ARE ALL YOU NEED TO CREATE A PRACTICAL, YET FUN AND ENGAGING KIDS’ ROOM. TICK OFF OUR ESSENTIALS TO ACHIEVE A SPACE YOU’LL LOVE AS MUCH AS THEY DO
Wallpaper hacks • 6 CLEVER AND STYLISH IDEAS FOR NEW LOOKS USING WALLPAPER
DREAM SCHEME Geoprints & primary shades • THE DESIGN KNOW-HOW BEHIND A TOP PATTERN & COLOUR COMBO, TO HELP YOU WORK IT LIKE A PRO
Patio space • LOOKING TO IMPROVE YOUR OUTSIDE AREA THIS SUMMER? WE ASKED THE EXPERTS TO SHARE THEIR INSIDER TIPS
MEET THE EXPERTS
PRIVACY SCREENING • Multi-RHS Gold medal winner Victoria Wade shares her tips
“Pale wood panelling lets the rest of the decor shine” • IDEAL HOME’S STYLE EDITOR NICKY PHILLIPS LOVES HOW A TIMBER WALL CREATES A PERFECT NEUTRAL BACKDROP
The shortlist SUMMER PITCHERS • Bring colour and style to punch or cocktails with a statement pitcher
Raspberry • THIS MONTH, OUR COLOUR CONSULTANTS PRESENT THIS BOLD BERRY HUE AND HOW TO USE IT SUCCESSFULLY IN YOUR HOME
The shortlist WOVEN RUGS • Brighten up bare boards or plain tiles with a cheery floor filler
Weekend decorator • CLEVER TRICKS TO MINI DECOR PROJECTS… WE ROUND UP THE SIMPLEST, QUICKEST WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOME MORE BEAUTIFUL NOW
WALLPAPERS TO WOW
EASY STYLE UPDATES
IDEAL vs GREAT DEAL • Give your bedroom a gorgeous glow up with rosy pinks and soft naturals
SAVE 10% AT BLINDS 2GO • SHOP THE NEW IDEAL HOME COLLECTION WITH THIS EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT
Spacious & relaxed...