Do you dream about having the perfect kitchen, with oceans of worktop space, a huge multipurpose central island, masses ofRead more →
Some things you can’t put into words or even explain to yourself – for example, I’m not sure what it is about this room that I most like, but like it I certainly do. It looks very tactile with its soft throws casually, er, thrown over the arms. And the coir matting is wonderfully coarse, while the smooth form of the hanging lamp looks very strokeable. I love the subtle colour scheme, too – it’s all of a similar hue but works without having the need for the odd garish accent colour. Clearly the owners are very restrained – they must be, they’ve hardly touched their Easter eggs!
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It’s beginning to feel a lot like… Spring! I may not be getting the deckchairs out of the shed quite yet, but it may be time to invest in a charming little Bistro table and chairs set, like this.
Placed in a sunny spot on the patio, surrounded by fragrant plants, it looks like the perfect place to relax and enjoy a refreshing drink.
The heart-shaped bunting, pretty blue painted shed and strawberry-themed seat pads, napkin and plastic pitcher (perfect for Pimms!), beautifully capture the essence of a quaint English country garden.
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How many sayings can you think of that you agree with, then you can find a reason for disagreeing with? ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’ – sounds good but it never worked for Eddie the Eagle, did it? And ‘Cleanliness is next to godliness’ – who (on earth) thought of that one? When you visitRead more →
When open-plan became the rage, the cry went up: ‘It’s ok for those with big spaces!’ but here’s proof that it works in any size of house. In fact, this compact area looks positively cosy – can you imagine a weekend evening in here, with the kids (and their mates) lounging on the sofa while the grown-ups sit around the dining table and the kitchen a hive of activity, churning out nibbles in every direction. That’s my kinda home…
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Our marvellous May issue goes on sale today – and it’s packed with beautiful, colourful homes to inspire you.
Including Millie and George’s Victorian terrace, with its striking bedroom wallpaper, bold nursery mural and colourful staircase, Jessica’s Georgian apartment, which is painted in a beautiful shade of blue and Charlotte’s detached house which is full of quirky & bright accessories.Read more →