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Style At Home

Style At Home

August 2021

Published by TI Media Limited Every issue contains inspiring real homes, room transformations, easy makes, step-by-step projects, finishing touches and great value shopping, plus a special pullout 'Cook it' section, with 50+ quick and easy recipes

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18 Issues

in this issue

1 min
hi there!

Missing: my DIY mojo. If seen, please return ASAP. I think we have so many unfinished projects on the go at once in the new house that I’ve reached DIY overwhelm. So I’m going to give myself a short break from the practical stuff (nothing’s urgent), and treat myself to what I love best: inspiration gathering. There’s nothing better than looking at what other people have done in their homes to give you ideas for your own. Kate’s tiles (page 20) have gone straight on my wish list and Rhiannon’s bold kitchen (page 34) has confirmed I’m going to go dark when we replace ours. Our #SAHStylists hashtag on Instagram is another failsafe interiors joy-giver (see this month’s highlights on page 122). So much creativity! So many ideas! Now my…

1 min
in store

John Lewis & Partners SUMMER PICNIC Soak up the sun among bright picnicware and fruity motifs Habitat URBAN BOHO Combine rattan furniture with modern monochrome for a relaxed look B&M TROPICAL OASIS Create an exotic island vibe with palm prints and vibrant shades…

1 min
high-street news

IT COULD BE DESIGNER! If your interior style is more sleek than rustic, then this firepit has the chic twist that will bring a little glamour to a marshmallow toasting session. With a slimline, metallic frame, it’s perfectly sized for warming up a chilly evening in a courtyard or on a patio. Panels on a budget Slim slatted wall panels instantly conjure up a minimalist, luxe look but they come with a hefty price tag. So, I Love Wallpaper have come up with a way to get this trendy look for less. The new Wood Slat wallpaper creates this high end finish for just £22 a roll. The versatile design can be used to create a stand-out feature wall or even as a central wall panel to frame furniture or a fireplace. FUN FRIENDLY-FACE…

1 min
the new look glasshouse glamour

1.Introduce some animal attraction For this new take on Deco style incorporate lighting, objets and vases featuring big cats, monkeys, zebras and exotic birds into the scheme. Gilded finishes add eclectic glamour. 2.Add accent blush shades Intense fuchsia and pale pink will soften the moody vibe of dark finishes, adding a playful slant. Cushions and rugs are an easy way to inject colour, or try pink pampas grass for statement texture. 3. Go old school Bring in the signature curves of chic 1920s style with globe lighting and a round mirror. Fan and tropical palm prints look the part teamed with dramatic shades of sapphire blue and emerald green. 4. Embrace opulent finishes This look oozes luxury, so go for velvet cushions, curtains or upholstery. Brass accents and gold threads for occasional furniture are an instant shortcut…

1 min
come on in!

ABOUT ME I’m Kate Spiers, 30, TV presenter and blogger (@katespiers; katelavie.com) and I live here with my husband Jordan and our two cats, Mouse and Babyman. OUR HOME A three-bedroom Victorian tenement flat in Glasgow’s Southside. We moved here in 2020. WHEN WE MOVED IN The flat had been rented out and was a shell, but it had some gorgeous original features as well as central heating and double-glazed windows, so I knew that it had potential. AND NOW We’ve pulled up carpets and installed a new kitchen and bathroom – all during a pandemic! STYLE TIP I freshen up the decor by moving furniture between rooms, updating shelf displays and soft furnishings. It feels like you’ve got a whole new room as a result.…

7 min
‘sunshine vibes set the tone’

Iwasn’t looking to move at all at first,’ says Kate. ‘We’d been in our old flat for six years and I loved the process of slowly doing it up together. But I wanted a new project as I had some downtime with work, and I noticed this property flicking through Rightmove one day. The flat, a three-bedroom shell, was just down the road from us. I saw it and thought, “I can do something with this”. I went to view it and put an offer in, which got accepted straight away. Change of plan Our initial idea was to renovate the flat and then put it on the market or rent it out. I was on a work trip in New York when the sale concluded, so my husband went to pick up…