House Beautiful UK May 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

Longer days, lighter nights, brighter thoughts – this is the time of year when I feel my absolute best. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be throwing the French doors open, polishing up the garden furniture and nurturing my little plot back to life. Welcome to the return of indoor/outdoor living! If, like me, you love all that spring has to offer, you won’t fail to be inspired by our pick of stylish houses (from page 53). With their sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows and rooms drenched in warm sunlight, they epitomise the vision of the relaxed and informal lifestyle we all aspire to. On page 136, our very own living well expert, Oliver Heath, extols the health and wellness virtues of biophilia - in other words, how we can better connect to nature through…

1 min
what’s hot shopping


2 min
5 minutes with…alex hayes

WHAT SPARKED THE IDEA? I’ve lost count of the number of weekends I’ve spent at craft shows, delighting in the thrill of seeking out new makers and marvelling at their homemade pieces. On the occasions that I’ve turned to online shopping to source a particular product instead, I’ve often been left feeling frustrated. A simple search for a mug can generate hundreds of similar results to sift through! I wanted a site that offered a small selection of hand-picked, high-quality products, where the hard work had already been done for me. I couldn’t find one, so I decided I would create my own instead. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS? Made+Good was launched just over a year ago – it’s been a huge learning curve, but I’ve found so much joy in…

1 min
get ready for summer


1 min
eco on the high street

SUSTAINABLY SCANDI Coinciding with its new sustainable store opening in Greenwich, Ikea has created the Tankvard collection, the brand’s first serious foray into ecofriendly furniture and homeware. Rattan, one of nature’s most sustainable materials, features heavily, as do pure cotton and linen. Prices start at just £5. HEART OF GLASS Created in collaboration with the Eden Project, the Canopy Collection from LSA International places recycling at the centre of the manufacturing process. The contemporary planter, vase and drinkware designs are all handmade using 100 per cent recycled glass, and each item is boxed in recycled (and recyclable) packing that’s printed with organic vegetable inks. We love the Closed Garden, £40, and the Self-Watering Planter, £36 (above). SITTING PRETTY Make do and mend – this well-known motto might be redolent of a wartime spirit, but it’s…

3 min
new collaborations

SWOON FOR JOHN LEWIS Lovers of Swoon’s retro-deco and mid-mod designs can now snap up an exclusive new collection in 11 John Lewis & Partners stores as well as online. Designed by Swoon’s savvy in-house studio and manufactured by John Lewis & Partners, the collection comprises 20 furniture and four upholstery pieces. Topping our wish list is the Satre coffee table, £350, and the Mendel sideboard, £699 (above). FLOCK FOR ERCOL The fantastic geometric prints of British textile brand Flock combine with the craftsmanship of Ercol to give a new look to the classic Marino chair. New designs include Atlas, above. Available at Heal’s, £1,995. LUCY TIFFNEY FOR SOFA.COM DESIGN LAB Lucy Tiffney is the newest name to join’s Design Lab series – an initiative that sees up-and coming print designers collaborating with the…