House Beautiful UK November 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

As the days become shorter and we move towards the winter months, I’m reminded of all the things I love about late autumn. I especially look forward to those weekends when the diary is blissfully empty. In my book, there’s nothing better than a Saturday night in with nothing to do! We light our log burner early in the afternoon and, as dusk falls, pour ourselves a large glass of Malbec and enjoy a warming casserole in front of the TV (not long to wait for the new series of The Crown on Netflix). Hardly fancy but, for me, it’s a top night! This is the time of year that we really live in our homes, and ensuring they’re as warm and welcoming as possible makes all the difference. A few…

2 min
connect with us

BE INSPIRED… Here at House Beautiful, we’re all about modern living and accessible design. See the latest ideas and stylish homes in the magazine, catch up with our news online and get involved too. There are lots of exciting things happening and we’d love you to be a part of it all… JOIN US ONLINE Discover more expert advice and stylish inspiration at IT’S HOTTING UP! Our Hot On The High Street campaign celebrates stylish and affordable homeware from high street brands, such as H&M (see below). Share your best buys on Instagram #HBHIGHSTREET ENJOY A WEEKLY FIX! Sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter at MEET OUR HB EXPERT OLIVER HEATH Our living well expert runs a sustainable architecture and interior design practice and is a leading specialist in biophilic design – connecting with nature to improve…

3 min
fine print

WHO Kiran Ravilious SPECIALISES IN Block-print designs for stationery, wallpapers, fabrics and home accessories CLIENTS INCLUDE Heal’s, The British Library, Kew Gardens, Fortnum & Mason Kiran Ravilious didn’t expect her life to turn out the way it has. She thought she would still be living in Singapore and working at a graphic design agency. Instead, she finds herself in Leicester, overseeing a burgeoning design empire and selling her work to a global market. A graphic designer by training, Kiran left Singapore 15 years ago with the intention of having a two-year sabbatical in London, but her mother insisted she stay with a family friend in the Midlands first. It was, to say the least, a culture shock. Finding herself homesick in Leicester, Kiran went to a local art store to buy some canvases in the hope…

2 min
style file

WOVEN WONDERS Fusing West Elm’s iconic mid-century-modern aesthetic with British weaver Margo Selby’s colourful designs, this new collaboration is a match made in textile heaven. The perfect antidote to colder days and longer nights, these punchy patterns, which span cushions, rugs and blankets, are guaranteed to lift the spirits. ONE TO WATCH SILVIA K CERAMICS Handmade in her Brighton studio, the rustic ceramics of Slovakian-born Silvia Kamodyova are beautifully balanced and timeless in design. Inspired by Slovak culture, they’re loosely based on the terracotta vessels and wicker baskets traditionally used to gather and store seasonal harvests. See the whole range at November’s most wanted French Connection’s new season Luxe glassware is too fabulous not to keep out on display. Each piece is individually hand-blown and has a tactile flecked finish with subtle iridescent tones for…

2 min
harriman & co

HOW DID YOUR JOURNEY BEGIN? After living in New Zealand and Australia for more than ten years, I returned home for a brief visit. As fate would have it, James and I were introduced and within the space of a few weeks both came to realise that I wouldn’t be returning to Australia! I was surprised to find that Leicester had very few design-led homeware stores, and having always dreamed of opening my own, it seemed like the perfect time to take a leap of faith and set up shop. After a search of the local area, I found a great space in Leicester’s old town, close to the cathedral. With the benefit of James’s shared dream of owning a shop and his business know-how, Harriman & Co opened its doors…

1 min
home comforts