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25 Beautiful Homes

May 2019

Your life made easier - every day. 25 Beautiful Homes is a magazine for readers with a sense of personal style. Aspire to your dream house and enjoy looking at other people's homes, designs and styles for inspiration.

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25 beautiful homes

EDITORIAL EDITORIAL DIRECTOR SARAH SPITERI Executive Editors Kate French and Neil McLennan Group Creative Director Emma Williams Group Chief Sub Editor Anne Esden Commercial Editorial Operations Director Jane Akers Homes Content Team Editorial Director Rhoda Parry Commissioning/Interiors Editor Emma J Page Editorial Assistant Sally Dominic Head of Art Operations Alison Walter Art Editors Melanie Brown, Paula Jardine, Meredith Davies With thanks to Mel Algar Head of Subs Operations Maxine Clarke Hub Chief Sub Editor Jennifer Spaeth Senior Sub Editors Marian McNamara and Fiona Mace PUBLISHING CEO TI Media Limited Marcus Rich Group Managing Director Life & Style Angela O’Farrell EA to Group Managing Director Life & Style Donna McConnell Managing Director Mark Winterton Business Director Grainne McKenna Digital Director Sarah Rafati SYNDICATION Sales…

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I love this month’s cover, from the pleasing symmetry of the image to the stylish combination of eclectic furniture and black-framed windows. It is the kitchen-diner of a detached Victorian house in East Sussex, owned by interior designer Paula Barnes (page 68). She took a crumbling wreck and renovated it into a charming family home. Her story strikes the perfect chord for this season. May, with its promise of brighter, drier weather and multiple long weekends, is the perfect time for a project. If you are planning an extension or renovation, I do believe that glazing is the game changer. Skylights, bi-fold doors, internal glass walls... Use in abundance to let in as much light as possible. We are showcasing them all in this issue. At 25BH HQ we’ve…

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well rounded

SITTING ROOM The marriage of wood and tactile fabrics create an Alpine chalet feel. Hooper storage coffee table, £169, Made. com. Kasha corner sofa, £1,520, Habitat. Ekenaset armchairs, £185 each, Ikea The age-old issue of education prompted Sam and Nick Fallon to leave the bright lights of London in 2010, when their eldest daughter, Isobel, was seven. ‘We wanted to be near better secondary schools,’ says Sam. ‘We also wanted more space and to live in the centre of a town rather than in the suburbs.’ The decision landed them in the pretty spa town of Tunbridge Wells, in a five-storey Victorian terrace. KITCHEN-DINER The dark units contrast with the neutral walls, providing Sam with a backdrop to add colour with her choice of accessories. Units, price on request,…

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home truths

THE PROPERTY Oast house, converted in the Forties LOCATION Kent ROOMS Sitting room, kitchen-diner, snug, study, utility room/cloakroom, four bedrooms (one en suite), two bathrooms PURCHASED 2014 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘Before this, we lived in a Victorian terraced house in the centre of Tunbridge Wells,’ says Sam.…

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family affair

SITTING ROOM ‘I love the textures in here,’ says Debbie. ‘The green velvet sofa, parquet flooring and concrete hearth work so well together.’ Sutton sofa in Emerald, £1,299, Swoon, would work well here. Wall painted in Railings estate emulsion, £46.50 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball. Desert Oak herringbone flooring, £37.14sq m, Woodfloorwarehouse.co.uk KITCHEN-DINER Mixing different furniture and soft furnishing styles creates an eclectic, relaxed look. Walker extending dining table and four chairs, £1,999, Furniture Village. Pink Eiffel chairs, £49.99 each, Amazon. Eglo Loncino pendant lights in black, £39 each, Pagazzi Lighting. Icon Light floor tiles, £49.99sq m, CTD Tiles HALL These light fittings make perfect use of the high ceiling and create a striking design statement. The Simon pinecone wood LED pendant, £102.70, Overstock, is a match. Storage baskets,…

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calm restored

KITCHEN The light and spacious kitchen extension is furnished and decorated in a classic, neutral style. Bespoke cabinetry by Allwood Kitchens. Units painted in Hardwick White modern eggshell, £69 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball. Smeg A4-8 dual-fuel cooker, £2,767 from Appliance City. Blind in Charleston, £90m, Margo Selby SITTING ROOM Gilly’s symmetrical scheme complements the elegant proportions. The mirror was found in a barn and gilded by Unicorn Studios, price on request. Walls in Zoffany’s Flint Grey elite emulsion, £46 for 2.5L, Designer Paint Gilly Henson lived in the countryside until she decided it was time for a complete change of lifestyle. Giving up a large rural house and the peace and tranquillity of open fields, she made the bold decision to buy a Victorian house in Lincoln’s historic…