I love my comfy cream sofas, but I must admit they aren’t the most practical colour. Especially as I have a little black and white cat who doesn’t know how to wipe her feet.Read more →
This girl’s bedroom is decorated with floral wallpaper and colourful accessories for a boho chic look. A handy pinboard adds extra colour while the foot of the bed has been covered with blackboard film to create a fun doodle wall. To ensure the scheme’s success, choose one dominant colour and add to it using complementary hues in the same tone. http://bit.ly/1p94tuJRead more →
If you’re short of space, or don’t have a spare room to turn into a separate office, creating a desk area within a room (dining, sitting or even a kitchen if it’s big enough) could be the answer. Here, useful shelving creates a divide, delineating the two separate areas. And, because the shelves are open, it provides easy access from both sides as well as providing a more gentle feel compared to a bulky bookcase with a solid back. Complementary furniture choices and stationery in cleverly coordinated colours, help ensure that the space feels different yet still part of the decorative scheme as a whole. http://bit.ly/1D9zHdiRead more →
A window seat is the perfect way to create a relaxed and welcoming feel in your hallway. Packed with plump, comfy cushions, this one looks like the perfect place to sit and perch whilst taking off your shoes.
It also provides plenty of extra storage and the perfect place to quickly throw any shoes or bags littering the floor, when the doorbell rings.Read more →
Our brilliant November issue goes on sale today.
When I’m house-hunting I can’t see past the wood chip wallpaper or the kitchen carpet tiles. Luckily, lots of the proud home owners we’ve featured this month have better imaginations than me and have transformed neglected properties into show-stopping family homes.
So, we have the Campbells, who bought a rundown stable without even stepping inside and transformed it into a family home, the MacKinnons, who added character and warmth to a run-down former school, Mark Readman and Louise Reynolds, who transformed an old malthouse into their home and business and Michelle Hyett who lovingly restored an old granary.Read more →