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Ideal Home February 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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United Kingdom
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
TI-Media
Fréquence:
Monthly
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1 min.
welcome

There’s a culture clash going on chez Richmond, which gets worse at this time of year when I’m in full-on decluttering mode: Ma Richmond is pro-clutter and has a raging knicknack habit to prove it; I love a clear surface and keep shoving said knicknacks into cupboards. As a result, our big project this year will be built-in storage on a grand scale! If you’re project-planning, you’ll find an extra helping of ideas in this issue. Or, if you’re thinking about a bucket-list holiday this year instead, I recommend new site thecaribou.com – it’s made for people who love to travel by people who love to travel. Happy planning!…

3 min.
100 years of february issues

In 1946 we were… SETTING UP HOME AFTER THE WAR Young couples marrying and buying homes after World War Two might have been inspired by this bright and colourful advert for Tala kitchenware – and you might recognise the designs of many of the products, as they’re still available. In 1939 we were… WEARING ASBESTOS This newfangled material was used for everything from fire extinguishers to aprons and oven gloves that ‘enable hot dishes to be handled with safety’. In 1973 we were… GOING INTO EUROPE IH asked editors from Italy, Belgium, France, Germany, and Norway, ‘How will it affect the British housewife? Will we start to “think” European?’ In 1950 we were… HAVING BANK ACCOUNTS OPENED FOR US This ad for Lloyds Bank encouraged women to open a separate bank account as it ‘gives a married woman a satisfying sense…

2 min.
the style editor

We keep seeing… TRANQUIL DAWN Dulux has nominated this fresh shade as its Colour of the Year. This washed pastel sits between mint and sage - go tonal and team it with shades of deeper green; use it to highlight charcoal and dark blue for a contemporary edge or create a soft colour combo with lighter shades like dusky pink, oatmeal and dove grey. Laura Ashley brings florals to Brintons This second collaboration between the two brands includes 12 new designs, featuring soft blossoms, smart stripes, elegant scrolls, damask patterns and bold blooms. The Agnes print may give you either the ‘wow’ factor or the ‘whoa’ factor but we think this timeless floral pattern combined with a contemporary dark background can add a little modern romance to a room when teamed with a pared-back…

1 min.
industrial edge

FAUX STORAGE Fake the look of metal lockers in an alcove to add interest. Printed with eco-friendly inks. Locker Room, £150 for set of three 52x300cm rolls, Mind The Gap BRONZE AGE Aged stone blocks form a subtle geometric print, offering a pared-back rustic repeat in cool grey and bronze. Sandstone in Bronze, £45.50 a roll, Clarke & Clarke WARM COPPER Introduce textures through faux rusted metal panelling. The copper colourway radiates subtle warmth. Metal wall in Copper, £19.99 a roll, Albany at Wallpaper Direct ANTIQUE TILES Channel a vintage vibe with this decorative design featuring salvaged metal wall tiles for an elegant twist on industrial. G45373 Grunge collection, £37.95 a roll, Galerie SALVAGED WOOD Bring depth to walls with a parquet effect wood design featuring distressed details. Nautical Zigzag in Brown, £19.99 a roll, Albany at Wallpaper Direct…

3 min.
considered furniture for flexible living

COFFEE TABLE WITH STORAGE The top comes off to reveal a large cavity inside for out-of-season cushions and throws, magazines, the printer, toys, etc. Great for a living room, seating area in an open-plan kitchen-diner or storing junk in a teen’s den or bedroom. Fulton fabric coffee table, £149; Grayson three-seater sofa, £599; Damien floor lamp, £79, all Dunelm VERSATILE TRUNK A piece like this can go wherever it’s needed – at the end of a bed, in a hallway, living room or home office to store bedding, shoes, paperwork and clutter. Amsterdam light storage trunk, £375, Next Home SEAT WITH STORAGE No space for a side table? This chair is also available as a corner, two- or three-seater sofa, and you can choose which side to mount the shelf. Cedar full back armchair in Barley Coffee/Pastel mix,…

4 min.
love & honour

Alice and her husband had admired this house for many years, so when it came on the market at the same time they started looking for a larger property in 2014, it felt like fate. ‘My husband was keen to move to the country, and I’m a confirmed townie, but this house offered us the best of both worlds,’ says Alice. ‘It had the feel of a country house, with a wide, gravel drive and a huge garden – a rarity for a house like this – but is a five-minute walk from the town centre and ideally located for schools. ‘The house was owned by the parents of one of my sister’s friends and I think that helped us as potential buyers,’ says Alice. ‘Many of the houses on this…