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Ideal Home August 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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welcome

I’ve made some of my most life-changing decisions from a sun lounger. Having a holiday, taking time out from the usual routine – whether it’s on a beach in Barbados or in your back garden – can lead to sudden clarity on all kinds of issues, from career changes to kitchen projects! So, this issue is the ultimate sun-lounger companion: if you’re wrestling with a home-related problem, you’ll find answers; if it’s simply escapism you’re after, turn straight to the real homes and gardens (Jonty and Melanie Rhodes’ Cape Town beach house is my favourite – page 20) and let yourself dream!…

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need to know

WE KEEP SEEING… BACKPACK COOL-BAGS Get picnic-ready with these hands-free finds They could be designer! Just launched at matalan.co.uk, these affordable but stylish accent tables come in all shapes and sizes. There’s luxe-industrial marble and terrazzo-topped designs or rustic wood and rattan. With Cleo’s powder-coated metal style available for only £20, a matching pair won’t break the bank. You won’t want to hide these babies in the corner. H&M’s new home If you love H&M’s homeware but struggle to find items in its shops, treat yourself to a road trip to its new location on London’s Regent Street. You’ll find two whole floors of wall-to-wall homeware, with inspiring styling and specialist areas dedicated to rugs, lighting and dining. The in-store florist, monogramming service and café make it a more immersive experience (you can’t order a coffee…

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9 natural room updates

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‘we bought this house without viewing it’

Melanie and Jonty bought the house online four years ago, when they were based in India, where Jonty was coaching the Indian Premier League cricket team. ‘It was the kind of old-style, heritage house that I’m naturally drawn to,’ says Melanie. ‘It ticked the practical boxes, too, with a garage, garden and a natural spring. Having rented properties in the area, we knew and loved the fabulous coastal location. I was pregnant and we were looking for a permanent home in South Africa to accommodate all of our children. We wanted a relaxed, family space where we could all hang out together. I couldn’t wait to get in and see the place, but when I did – with six-week-old India in tow – I discovered it was a much bigger job…

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love the location cape town, south africa

HOW TO GET THERE British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly direct from London for around £800 return. Shuttle services into the city centre cost £18. THE LOCAL AREA Perched between ocean and mountains and with a national park at its heart, Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa. WHAT TO SEE AND DO Ride the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway for spectacular views, and sample award-winning wines at one of the city’s many estates. WHERE TO STAY More Quarters (morequarters.co.za) near Kloof Street’s many bars and restaurants. These hip apartment-style units are characterful and affordable.…

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botanical style

Go for tonal prints Not a fan of green? Sketchy palm prints in soft pink or neutrals still allow you to indulge in tropical pattern, but the desaturated palette will give an overall more calming and tranquil effect. Add a statement carved piece This rough luxe design is an unexpected way to introduce botanical style – the embossed leaves and brass detailing give the rustic wood a delicate touch. WHERE TO BUY Fern Chest of drawers, £599, Atkin and Thyme Try a boho colour mix The trick to this is not going for matching combinations, so clash colour and pattern scales like this relaxed trailing leaf wallpaper design with a formal spot. WHERE TO BUY Paule Marrot parrot wallpaper, £118 a roll (L84x46cm); Elza vase, £26; Rose Wilder vase, £42; Devann cushion, £78; for similar drawers, try…

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