House Beautiful UK August 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

Change is intrinsic to life, influencing so much of what we see, do and experience. At times, it can come out of nowhere and feel unexpected - perhaps even challenging - but embracing it will usually reveal something beautiful; a chance to walk a new path and try something different. Decorating your home brings that same exciting and fresh lease of life - the opportunity to throw out what is old and replace it with all that is new to revive you and your home. With this in mind, we’ve filled the pages of this issue with an abundance of ideas, from small changes to large transformations, to help revitalise your space. You can start your room makeovers right away with simple touches, such as switching the cushions on the sofa;…

1 min
woven wonders

Graphic motifs mimic a woven surface for a geometric pattern with a twist in this yellow Slatcane linen fabric, designed and printed by Charlotte Lawson Johnston, £56/m at CLJ Home. Meanwhile, braided rope features on the striking Toro cord chair by Michael Geldmacher for B-Line. They are available in an array of gorgeous shades, including Bordeaux and Emerald Green, shown here, and are £415 each at Clippings FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE…

2 min
anna glover

WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO OPEN YOUR OWN STUDIO? I’d been working in fashion, but I wanted to design on a much bigger scale – when producing garments you’re limited to dress size. I was convinced there was room for something new and exciting at the luxury end of the interiors market and set up my studio in 2013. I now have four designers working with me on bespoke global projects. We’re located in Hackney Wick, east London, in an old, canal-side warehouse opposite the former Olympic stadium. We have a huge table for painting and rolling out the wallpapers, plenty of computers, and artwork on all the walls to constantly inspire us. WHERE DO YOU FIND THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR MURALS, PRINTS AND WALLPAPERS? Because the projects I work on are so…

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PAT TERN PLAY Mid-century styling and block colours unite to form the inspiration for textile designer Tamasyn Gambell’s striking new fabric collection with Joining its Design Lab portfolio for 2018, Tamasyn’s two designs – Textured Stripe and Abstract Square – include hand-drawn aspects to soften the overall geometric theme. Walter armchair in Guava Abstract Square, £890; cushion in Guava Aztec, £65. ON THE TILES The new Mezzo range of glazed porcelain wall and floor tiles is designed to appear slightly worn, giving an urban rustic look. The nine designs in this collection are based on traditional tiles and rugs from around the world and have a muted colour palette of duck egg blue, grey and beige to allow for easy pattern combinations across the range. They’re available from Original Style for £69.95/square…

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ahead of the curve

2 min
orla kiely’s stem print

It’s an instantly recognisable print that adorns cushions, bedding, kitchen clocks, handbags and even London buses – and, as its designer Orla Kiely says herself, the iconic pattern never fails to make people smile. Inspired by the simple shapes of the stem and leaves of a humble rowan tree, the Stem design immediately took off on its release 18 years ago, and soon became synonymous with the Orla Kiely brand. ‘I had the idea for the pattern right in the middle of developing new print designs,’ remembers Orla. ‘It was a very quick sketch that became an instant hit.’ Growing up two minutes from the beach in Dublin, Orla was heavily inspired by the landscape of her native Ireland. ‘It was all the natural beauty from my childhood that influenced my…