House Beautiful UK November 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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst Magazines UK
Frequency:
Monthly
£2.49
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11 Issues

in this issue

1 min
from the editor

A s the new editor of House Beautiful, I warmly welcome you to our November issue, packed full of ideas to help you to cosy up indoors and enjoy the comfort of your home. I have to admit that I absolutely love this time of year. On a dark evening, when the wind is howling and the rain is lashing down outside, who needs an excuse to dig out a chunky wool blanket, rearrange the cushions and sink into the sofa with a cup of tea and a good book (or Netflix)? There’s nothing quite like it to help you feel at one with the world. Of course, the ultimate investment for winter warmth and atmosphere is a real fire. Last year, we splashed out on a fabulous woodburner. Yes, it…

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3 min
margo selby

HOW DID YOUR TEXTILE COMPANY BEGIN? My grandmother taught me how to crochet and cross-stitch as a child. To my delight, when I went to art college, I discovered I could specialise in textiles – I experimented with knitting, screen printing, embroidery, and then, finally, weaving. I immediately took to it and the mathematical, controlled technique of interlacing the vertical and horizontal lines. I was invited to exhibit my work in Paris and Hong Kong and, soon after graduating, interior design and fashion companies began to show an interest in using my fabrics. Up until then, everything I’d made was handwoven, so I started looking for mills that would produce my designs on a larger, commercial scale. I set up my business in 2003, when I was 26. Before this, I…

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2 min
news

SAVVY STYLES Fusing urban design with affordability and practicality, the latest range from Homebase champions small-space-friendly furniture and accessories, perfect for renters and homeowners alike. Included in the collection are the wooden and metal garment rack, £25; wooden and metal shoe rack, £12; chevron geo cotton rug, £25; and feather sphere easy-fit pendant, £20 (all shown here). PICTURE PERFECT Online interiors company Made has collaborated with the designers behind the Tom Pigeon brand for its latest collection of homeware. The products, including planters, wall art and more, feature geometric shapes and bold colours. This Assembly print (above), £99, is one of our favourites from the range. FASHION FORWARD High street retailer River Island is the latest fashion brand to launch an interiors range. Everything from soft furnishings to storage will feature, as well as reasonably…

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2 min
farrow & ball’s new colours

With quirky names, such as Dead Salmon and Elephant’s Breath, F&B paints have become global bestsellers. Sound eco credentials – thanks to its policy of eschewing plastics, acrylics and oils – mean the ethos of the company, which sprang from humble Dorset beginnings in 1946, is perfectly in line with modern thinking. Though its classic range of 132 colours is firmly established, a set of nine additional shades has just been released. ‘Each new colour was developed to address a gap we saw in our current range, so they can fit seamlessly into your existing scheme or create a whole new one,’ says Charlotte Cosby, F&B’s head of creative for the past nine years. To update an existing scheme, Charlotte suggests re-colouring a piece of furniture, alcove or cupboard interior. ‘In a…

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1 min
green light

SERENE SHADE Green is the theme for the new capsule collection Little Greene has developed in collaboration with the National Trust. The project began with extensive research into National Trust houses and gardens to rediscover original colours and tell the stories of the people who first enjoyed them. Inspired by sources including Beatrix Potter’s Cumbrian farmhouse and George Bernard Shaw’s revolving writing hut in Hertfordshire, shades range from faint whispers of Olive and Pistachio through to the dramatic depths of Emerald and Juniper, taking in rustic tones of moss and sage (see Jewel Beetle, left) along the way. The full range is available in a variety of finishes starting at £43.50 for 2.5L. SWATCH BOOK ‘From lush botanicals to smart geometrics, this verdant hue retains its roots in nature for an undeniably uplifting…

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1 min
decorating with velvet

BALANCE DEEP MIDNIGHT BLUES WITH WARMING AMBER ACCENTS TO CREATE DEPTH IN A DINING AREADELICATELY PATTERNED WALLPAPER AND TACTILE CUSHIONS IN PRINTED AND CUT VELVETS CREATE WARMTH IN THIS RELAXED SCHEMEA BOLD COLOUR PALETTE OF RICH BLUES COMES ALIVE WHEN ENHANCED WITH PUNCHY HIGHLIGHTS OF OCHRE AND TEAL…

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