House Beautiful UK July 2018

House Beautiful is your one-stop shop for classic decorating looks, with regular and comprehensive colour-scheming pages and a wide range of shopping suggestions for those special details that make a difference. With real reader homes from around the UK - ranging from comfortable country style to the chic city look – House Beautiful provides inspiration and practical advice whatever your decorating tastes. Plus, expert advice on everything from choosing the right mortgage to finding your perfect property.

United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
11 Issues

in this issue

2 min
from the editor

As I write, I’m flying across the continent in search of warmer climes for a holiday. I love this time of year, when the weather changes and we can unpack summer clothes that have been stored away through winter. For our homes, it’s an opportunity to bring sunshine indoors, get outside in the garden and spend time with family and friends. Your free HB Project is packed with ideas for summer entertaining, and our shopping edit for alfresco dining (p104) showcases three looks we know you’ll love. Our exclusive decorating feature (p26), emulating the green and blue shades of the seas, brings together a gorgeous scheme that’s just perfect for the season, while our pretty cover and moodboard (p39), with its ice-cream colours and gentle floral palette, creates a beautiful and…

1 min
tropical serenity

Surface View and Texselect have teamed up to create a range of beautiful wall murals designed by six recent textiles graduates. Featuring a vibrant, sophisticated rainforest print on a calming white backdrop, the Flutter in Paradise mural by Nicola Rowe, from the Contrasts Edit, costs from £65/sq metre. Pair these designs with clean silhouettes, whitewashed woods and metallic detailing for a cool, modern feel. This Embury nightstand, £398 from Anthropologie, makes the perfect partner FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE…

3 min
jackson & levine

HOW DID JACKSON & LEVINE BEGIN? Alice We met at a jumble sale in 2013, where we had stalls next to each other, and became friends. Both of us are passionate about food, so we decided to take on the challenge of setting up our own supper club – hosting evenings in our flats and bringing people together over food and drink. On a day-to-day basis we also work in television and radio, so our world has changed dramatically from those jumble sale days. Laura Alongside the supper clubs, we wrote a magazine column for a few years, and then began working on projects with other brands, particularly those trying to achieve something ethical or sustainable. WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO BRANCH INTO HOMEWARE? Alice We got carried away with guest numbers for our first…

2 min
what’s hot news

MAKING MARKS Create a cool, indoor oasis perfect for the warmer weather with the latest homeware from Sainsbury’s. The Shibori collection, which combines indigo blue and crisp white, spans the bedroom, living and dining room. Delicate tie-dye, batik and mark-making techniques can be seen on throws, bedlinen and decorative tableware including napkins, £8, serving bowl and jug, both £12, and glassware from £3.50. FRIDA KAHLO DOWN MEXICO WAY Traditional Otomi embroidered wallhangings, £650, beautiful ceramics, including this handpainted jug, £60 (both above), and coloured glassware are among a selection of Mexican-inspired homeware designed to accompany the Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Displaying personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the Mexican artist, the exhibition runs until October, and the homeware is on sale at the museum’s…

1 min
open up the floor

On floor (l-r) Brooklyn by Fab Hab, from £49.95, Cuckooland. Garden Layers in Almond Ivory by Patricia Urquiola for Gandia Blasco, £799, Heal’s. Nomad in Curry, £44, Ferm Living Against wall (l-r) Juno in Gooseberry, from £67, James & May. Herringbone in Pearl Grey, from £52, Amara. Samode in Denim, from £59, Darlings of Chelsea. Provence in Lichen, from £40, Weaver Green. Lobbak, £65, Ikea. Trame chair by Petite Friture, £398, Clippings. Balian cushion, £55, Designers Guild. Ripple glass, £36 for four, Amara FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE…

2 min

For almost one hundred years, Ercol has been defining the way the British home is furnished. The retro streamlined shapes, low tables, spindle-back chairs and sofas have a traditional English appeal, yet it was an Italian who first saw its commercial potential. Lucian Ercolani moved to London with his parents as a boy in 1898, trained in furniture-making and established his High Wycombe factory in 1920. In the 1940s he turned the traditional Windsor chair into a modern classic by inventing a system for steam-bending the hoop backs in batches, so that the chairs could be mass-produced. Tapping into the demand for practical, affordable furniture in the post-war Utility era, Ercol thrived throughout the 1940s and 50s, and was in the perfect position to capitalise on the taste for clean lines…