• Pick ‘n’ mix

    by  • October 21, 2014 • 0 Comments


     Say it, loud and proud…

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again (and again…) but there’s a time and a place for being coordinated. Like when you’re walking (otherwise you’d fall over), doing Zumba, flying in formationfor the

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    Boho boudoir

    by  • October 19, 2014 • 0 Comments


    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/1p94tuJ

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    Home office hideaway

    by  • October 14, 2014 • 0 Comments


    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/1D9zHdi

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    Making an entrance

    by  • October 14, 2014 • 1 Comment



    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.

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    French cafe culture

    by  • October 7, 2014 • 0 Comments


    So, September turned out to be gorgeous after all – the warmest and driest in years, apparently.

    Now, long lazy hot sunny days may be over for another year, but, fingers crossed there’s still time for some alfresco brunches, lunches, or coffee breaks.

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    Artful style

    by  • October 3, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Living-roomIt takes an artful eye to successfully combine period detail, colour, scale and modern-retro furniture, but this living room evokes instant comfort and effortless cool combined. 

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    25 Beautiful Homes – November 2014 – on sale today

    by  • October 2, 2014 • 0 Comments

    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.

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