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.
On the this summer...
THE IH PANEL
Homes are going retro
this W hat month to do ...
Tiles with history
John Lewis x Reena Simon
THE HERO PIECE
@crack the shutters
“Moving house should be easier” • HADLEY FREEMAN PONDERS WAYS OF MAKING THE MOVING EXPERIENCE LESS STRESSFUL
High street heroes 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...
ONE HOUSE two homes • FRIENDS SINCE UNIVERSITY, BUSINESS PARTNERS AND NOW NEIGHBOURS, TOO, DAVID LONG AND STEPHEN HITCHCOCK BUILT MATCHING HOMES TO CREATE A FRESH AND INSPIRING TAKE ON MODERN LIVING
A DESIGNER STAIRCASE • Take inspiration from David and Stephen with a new staircase that makes a stunning design statement
“WE CHOSE warm neutrals” • HAVING TURNED HER HOME INTO A CALM, FLOWING SPACE FOR FAMILY LIFE, TINA ORLANDO SHARES HOW TO DECORATE FOR A SENSE OF WELLBEING
NEW revival • LYDIA HUTCHINSON AND ANDREW LONG ABANDONED PLANS TO MOVE AND SET ABOUT BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO THEIR EXISTING HOME
FLOORING OPTIONS • Finding flooring that is compatible with underfloor heating ensures a home is a joy to walk around
LESS IS more • COSTANTINO AFFUSO AND PAOLO BADESCO’S BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED TRULLO HOUSE IN THE HEART OF PUGLIA BLENDS RUSTIC TRADITION WITH MINIMALIST TOUCHES TO CREATE A HOME THAT IS COMPLETELY UNIQUE
ENGLISH country • TRENDS COME AND GO, BUT HERE’S HOW TO GIVE THIS LOOK TIMELESS APPEAL
Sunshine yellow • IF YOUR ROOM DOESN’T GET MUCH LIGHT, USE THIS GLOWING, GOLDEN TONE AND TURN A GLOOMY SPACE INTO A WARM AND WELCOMING ONE
Paint ideas • 6 CLEVER AND STYLISH IDEAS FOR NEW LOOKS USING PAINT
Small living room • THESE SIMPLE DESIGN INGREDIENTS ARE ALL YOU NEED TO CREATE A CALMING DEN THAT BRINGS THE OUTSIDE IN. TICK OFF OUR ESSENTIALS TO ACHIEVE A PERFECT SPACE FOR RELAXING ALL YEAR ROUND
Fitted furniture • MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SPACE WITH A BESPOKE SOLUTION… WE ASKED THE EXPERTS TO SHARE THEIR INSIDER TIPS
MEET THE EXPERTS
CHOOSING FINISHES • Simon Tcherniak, senior designer at Neville Johnson, offers expert guidance on the latest trends
Nomadic prints & warm hues • THE DESIGN KNOW-HOW BEHIND A TOP PATTERN AND COLOUR COMBO, TO HELP YOU WORK IT LIKE A PRO
The shortlist SERVING TRAYS • Offer summer party drinks with a flourish
“I’m coming round to the idea of using neon brights” • IDEAL HOME’S STYLE EDITOR NICKY PHILLIPS MIGHT JUST BE BRAVE ENOUGH TO TRY THESE ON-TREND TONES
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
COLOUR CHEAT SHEET
The shortlist OUTDOOR SIDE TABLES • Partner one of these stylish pieces with your favourite garden chair
IDEAL vs GREAT DEAL • Bring colour and comfort to your outdoor space with these summery buys
KITCHEN PROJECT We love to be in here… • MEGAN AND GORDON HARRISON’S MULTIPURPOSE KITCHEN-LIVING SPACE HAS...