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Ideal Home July 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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rediscover tranquility

Everybody needs a space at home where they can escape and unwind. For some, it might be a cosy nook with a good book, for others, a patch in the garden to potter, but for many people, nothing beats relaxing in the sanctuary of their own bathroom. For the ultimate spa-style space in which to escape the hustle and bustle of the outside world, Geberit’s innovative sensory designs provide the perfect solution. SETTING THE SCENE As calming as a massage and as rejuvenating as a cup of green tea, the healing powers of a well-planned bathroom can be transformative. From softly curved shapes and glossy glazed ceramics, to soul-soothing colours and tactile textures, the new ranges from Geberit can turn your space into a refuge away from daily pressures, stress and noise.…

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Our new house rule, Chez Richmond, is a sign of the times: no screens in the garden. Pleasant as it is to kick back in the sun and stream some vintage Game of Thrones, it defeats the object of having a green space of your own, which is to disconnect and literally smell the flowers. So, we’ll be unplugging and rediscovering the relaxing joy of blank staring at the borders (looking mighty fine, thanks to Ma Richmond, my live-in gardener!), listening to the sounds of lawnmowers and kids playing, spotting vapour trails in the sky and watching our mad cat pogo-ing around the lawn slapping bees. Here’s to a long, lazy summer……

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how to add wow!

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8 statement planters

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need to know

WE KEEP SEEING... MEXICANA BRIGHTS Find your fiesta spirit with these vibrant buys UPCYCLE YOUR OUTDOOR FURNITURE The launch of the outdoor lacquer at Annie Sloan means that everything can now be beautified by chalk paint. Bring outdoor furniture, woodwork, fences and doors to life with the chalky wonder paint, followed by a layer of the lacquer, with added UV protection that won’t yellow over time. Look what we found! THIS SHOWSTOPPER BED BRING BOHO CHIC TO THE GARDEN IDEAL GREAT DEAL This is not an ordinary sofa… Don’t be deceived. Snug Shack’s stylish new design is actually a flatpack. Unlike other self-assembly sofas, which take blood, sweat and tears to put together, this one simply slots together with sturdy metal brackets in less time than it takes for the kettle to boil – perfect for renters, or houses with narrow…

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modern country boho

WARM WOOD A classic country-style chest in warm oak introduces a smart edge that balances out boho patterns and accessories, and acts as an anchor point for the country look. Normandy chest, £299; linen floral framed print, £19.99; Chloe lamp, £59.99, all Ideal Home range, Very. White jug, stylist’s own STATEMENT SEAT Go for an element of surprise with a mid-century inspired chair. Papillion large chair, £399; embroidered bouquet cushion, £14.99; Spring bouquet cushion, £22.99; Blossom table lamp, £29.99; Larson rug, from £129.99; Cocoon framed print, £24.99, all Ideal Home range, Very “Layer up the bed with soft furnishings in a mix of floral patterns, to add colour and create a laid-back vibe ”VANESSA RICHMOND, EDITOR IDEAL HOME LOVES… Boho buys at Very.co.uk IDEAL HOME loves Natural fibre rugs Seagrass, sisal or jute rugs are hard wearing, and their texture…