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Ideal Home June 2019

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.

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At last, the bifolds have been cracked open Chez Richmond, and daily life is spilling out onto the patio. I’ve taken to roasting my own coffee beans on the barbecue (it’s gas, which is cheating, I know, but who’s got the time to wait for charcoal?). Ma Richmond spends hours titivating the garden, which is her domain – I am only allowed to mow and lop occasionally. And the cat, who was badly injured last year and now has a bionic knee, likes to watch all the action from the bird table, with her stiff little peg leg dangling comfortably over the side. However you use your outside space, you’ll find loads of ideas in this issue. I’m hoping to get more time relaxing in mine this year – preferably…

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how to add wow!

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need to know

WE KEEP SEEING... BUBBLES These bobbly bits are taking texture to the max BRINGING A BEACH PARTY TO THE BACK YARD IDEAL GREAT DEAL Swoon’s gone outdoors The latest escapade from online homeware brand Swoon is the new 51-piece mix-and-match garden range. These chic, linear pieces have an urban style stamp that will cast graphic shadows in the evening light and the range of matt powder coated colours means you can opt for a tonal combination – think pastel mint with bottle green, or stick to classic black and grey. Prices start at £169. POUNDLAND’S DOING WEDDINGS! It’s no secret that getting hitched doesn’t come cheap, so Poundland’s new range will help keep the costs of those decorative details to a minimum – well, £1 in fact! Simple but chic, the range includes white-and-gold table numbers, invitations, favour boxes…

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global industrial

“Give industrial black and white a global twist with terracotta accents and lots of boho texture ”VANESSA RICHMOND , EDITOR BLACK FRAMING The crisp black edging around this wooden unit and window mirror give them an industrial edge. Telford dressing table, £99; mirror, £129.99; Bailey table lamp, £34.99; diamond basket, £19.99 for two; tasselled baskets, £34.99 for two, all Ideal Home range, Very. Elephant ornament, £14.99, Very STATEMENT CHAIR A modern armchair in a look-at-me geo print works well with neutral walls and floors. Echota chair, £329; Genoa cushion, £16.99; Nomad tassel bolster cushion, £15.99; Folk Geo rug, from £59.99, all Ideal Home range, Very. Black decorative shelf, £32.99, Very IDEAL HOME LOVES... Global buys at Very.co.uk IDEAL HOME loves Hospital-style beds A classic piece that never goes out of style, these metal-framed beds won’t overpower your room…

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ideal vs great deal

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‘this look evolved over a long time’

Living area ‘The inspiration for the decor was Kanye West’s New York apartment before he married Kim Kardashian! I loved its simplicity, with its palette of white, cream and beige.’ BUY THE KEY PIECES For similar sofa, try the Cuddlemuffin Modular, £4,040, Loaf. Gold mirrored nesting tables, £159.99; find a similar rug, from £69.99, both Zara Home Dining/living room ‘I wanted an on-trend marble dining table, but my husband said “Why? We live in a cold country, it will be freezing to the touch!”. He was right – the wooden table is more comfortable and suits our lifestyle better.’ BUY THE KEY PIECES For a similar table, try the live edge dining table, from £1,300, Crescent Fifty One. Wishbone-style chairs, £145 each, Only Home Kitchen-diner ‘We’ve used a palette of warm neutrals as our go-to colours for…