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Ideal Home January 2020

Published by TI Media Limited 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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1 min.
welcome to our centenary issue!

In the very first edition, January 1920, the editor wrote in his foreword: ‘The policy of The Ideal Home is to cater for the wide circle of the middle class, and our pages and efforts will at all times be concentrated to help this cause. Every matter of interest, from the designing of the house and garden to its final finishing touches, will be carefully explained and illustrated by experts in each branch.’ Today’s editorial team is proud to still uphold that purpose and hopes that you love this great old British brand as much as we do.…

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100 years of january issues

In 1921, we were… LUSTING AFTER THE LATEST APPLIANCES These days, we’re spoilt with washing machines so smart they virtually talk to us; in January 1921, all the housemaid wanted was a lever-operated wooden wash bucket, because ‘nothing is more dreaded than washing day, with its wear and tear and incessant backache…’ In 1940, we were… DEALING WITH BOMB DAMAGE This feature gave readers all the information they needed in the event that their property or rented home was bombed during wartime. In 1941, we were… SPRINTING TO THE AIR-RAID SHELTER IN STYLE Ideal Home recommended this clever bed quilt in its shopping pages, designed to turn into a cosy hooded cloak to take the fashionista from bed to air-raid shelter without skipping a beat. In 1934, we were… SCOFFING CUSTARD CREAMS This was the year Britain was introduced to the…

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the style editor

CREATE A LITTLE DRAMA The new Teatro collection of fabrics from Iliv may have been inspired by the grandeur of the Italian Renaissance, but the timeless designs, such as lustred jacquards and cut velvets, have been reimagined for everyday living. We love upholstering cushions and throws in the Pewter colourway. We’re in love! Alternative giftwrap from Cox & Cox Although festive printed papers with snowflakes, Santa and holly sprigs come but once a year, we still think this non-traditional Christmas paper is a breath of fresh air. It’ll give those special presents a luxe finish, and the thick, reversible Menagerie paper is definitely one to carefully unstick to use again! It’s almost too gorgeous to give away. Menagerie wrapping paper, £12.50 for 10m, Cox & Cox ON SMALL STEP SEND A TREE No, we haven’t been at the…

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the wallpaper edit art deco

DYNAMIC SUNBURSTS Golden sunburst repeats bring Art Deco design to life with a splash of sparkle on a dark brown background. Zamia Dark Brown & Gold, £18 a roll, B&Q CHIC GEOMETRICS Unmistakable classic Art Deco shapes take on an elegant colour palette of blush pink and shimmering gold for this iconic style. Revival Taupe, £150 a roll, Mind the Gap FINE FEATHERS Prettify walls with these elegant embossed peacock feather motifs set against a textured teal backdrop. Peacock Teal Blue, £40.50 a roll, Caselio at Wallpaperdirect LUXE MINERALS Add a dash of drama with a striking diamond design featuring opulent marble effects in mono and a rich emerald green. Diamonds Brass, £175 a roll, Banbayu ALL THAT JAZZ Named after 1930s fashion artist Gordon Conway, matt and metallic inks capture the era’s decadent style. Conway in Sahara, £80 a roll, Zoffany at Style…

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statement wreaths

Use me as a table centrepiece!…

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a little piece of history

Kay and Paul Cullen discovered their Welsh stone and red-brick chapel online three years ago. ‘It was a very sad-looking building, but full of promise, and we wanted to put back the character that had been lost during its conversion,’ says Kay. The chapel had served the local community until 2001. ‘Some people in the village were married here and our plumber even remembers going to Sunday school here. We like to think it was waiting for us to find it and fall in love with it.’ Which the couple did in a heartbeat, despite some initial problems. ‘On moving day, we had to check into a hotel, because the chapel was infested with spiders and mice. We spent a week cleaning!’ The renovations took 18 months, with the Cullens tackling…