House Beautiful UK April 2019

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

1 min
from the editor

How do you define ‘value’ when it comes to buying furniture for your home? Is it about purchasing what’s affordable and easily replaceable, or pushing the boat out for something more special? The truth is that there’s no single answer. At House Beautiful, we’re proud to champion accessible style ideas and affordable high street looks but, equally, we know that there are times when it’s appropriate to invest in quality. There’s something immensely satisfying about owning a piece of furniture that’s thoughtfully designed, skilfully crafted and built to last. Something that ages without dating and develops a worn patina to reflect the fact that it’s a much-loved piece of furniture and an integral part of your family life. It’s with this in mind that we created our Objects of Desire story on…

1 min
shape shifters


2 min
the new neutrals

EXPERT Q&A As creative director of Dulux, Marianne Shillingford has her finger on the pulse of the very latest colour trends. Here are her predictions and how to use them in your home What colours can you see coming up in 2019? Nature is inspiring us in every way imaginable at the moment, and it’s here that we find the most beautiful and versatile new earthy neutrals, such as terracotta and spiced honey. The interesting thing about them is that they work with every other colour, but rather than blending into the background they make a subtle but significant statement of decorative intent. How do I choose colours to work into my scheme? Firstly, consider the direction of your room. Warmer pink, orange and gold-tinted neutrals help to make north-facing rooms feel cosier, while cooler…

1 min
the new neutrals


2 min
5 minutes with… mette hay

TELL US HOW YOU CAME TO SET UP HAY? When we first started 16 years ago, contemporary furniture was very expensive and often something you couldn’t afford until later in life. We felt there was a huge gap in the market for beautiful design that was also affordable and our vision hasn’t changed – we’ve always wanted to work with the best designers in the industry to bring high quality and great style into a democratic context. WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION? Shapes and structures within architecture, as well as colours and trends in fashion and art, are huge influences for us and are often our starting point. Collaboration too has become an integral part of our process, and we’ve worked with many incredible brands such as Ikea and Sonos that have been…

2 min

IN WITH THE NEW Famed for its whiter-than-white bedlinens and tableware, The White Company is introducing subtle shades of pink and green to its range. Use the pale pistachio glassware, from £7, and powder pink textiles, from £25, to update an existing mix-and-match scheme. AN IDEA FOR EASTER For an ecofriendly alternative to foil-wrapped Easter eggs, use Rowen & Wren’s mini palm-leaf woven baskets, £3 each, to present trinkets, chocolates or other small gifts to loved ones. THINK GREEN Just three percent of the UK’s uncultivated meadows that existed in the 1930s remains today. To raise awareness of this staggering statistic, the National Trust has created the Grasslands collection, inspired by Cambridgeshire’s Wimpole Hall. Delicate blooms decorate organic textiles and handcrafted ceramics, while woven baskets reflect the rich shades of its pastures. Wimpole Meadow Grass…