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House Beautiful UK December 2019/January 2020

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.

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

in this issue

1 min.
from the editor

As autumn turns to winter and I sit to write this letter for our Christmas issue, I find myself wondering how on earth we’re hurtling towards the end of yet another busy year! Each season passes too quickly, and I don’t know about you, but I sometimes feel I don’t appreciate them enough – I’m always too busy thinking ahead. So, this Christmas, I’m determined to ‘stop the clock’, shut out the world and enjoy a couple of days of relaxation at home with my family and a few close friends - to really live in the moment. Our offices close over the festive season and this means the HB team (most of them pictured here) will also get a well-earned break. Not everyone, I know, gets the chance to stop at…

1 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 at housebeautiful.com/uk HOT, HOT, HOT! Our Hot On The High Street campaign celebrates stylish homeware at affordable prices from high-street retailers we love. Share pictures of your favourite high-street buys on Instagram at #HBHIGHSTREET ENJOY A WEEKLY FIX! Sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter at housebeautiful.com/uk/emails MEET OUR HB EXPERT GIOVANNA RYAN Our food writer Giovanna is a former MasterChef finalist. From a family of foodies, her Italian heritage has been a huge influence on her cooking style. Enjoy her magical laid-back…

1 min.
hb collections

We’ve teamed up with some of the UK’s best-loved retailers to bring you a selection of exclusive House Beautiful products, including DFS sofas; Hillarys blinds, curtains and shutters; Carpetright rugs, carpets, wood, laminate and vinyl flooring; and beautiful garden rooms from Crown Pavilions. We’re thrilled you love the products as much as we do: the new DFS sofas, Claudette, Libby (see below) and Layla, launched earlier this year, are flying out of stores! See HB Collections at housebeautiful.com/uk PHOTOGRAPHS ALICE BOAGEY; TIM YOUNG; MARK SCOTT; RACHEL WHITING WHEN FOLLOWING OUR CHRISTMAS IDEAS, NEVER LEAVE A LIT CANDLE UNATTENDED…

2 min.
fairy dust

As a child, Gisela Graham was taught that the best gifts come from the hand and the heart. ‘Anything you made was much appreciated: you could pick flowers from the woods, make a book cover or knit a present for someone,’ says Gisela, who grew up in an artistic family in Germany, and whose company has been bringing an entire alphabet of fairy-dust creations – from fabulous angels to fantasy zebras – into our homes for more than 35 years. Her dazzlingly successful decorative business began simply and was inspired by nature. ‘I collected wildflowers, which I pressed and kept under my bed. I then decided to turn them into pictures and have them framed. Terence Conran was one of the first to start buying them,’ she recalls. ‘Next, I began…

1 min.
deck the halls

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4 min.
shops of the month

DOMESTIC SCIENCE Owner Libs Lewis sells a thoughtfully curated mix of vintage treasures and contemporary finds in her two eclectic Domestic Science stores in Nailsworth and Tetbury in Gloucestershire WHERE DID YOUR JOURNEY START? I’ve been collecting vintage pieces from a young age and, at 21, co-managed a house clearance shop. I subsequently ran an antiques and interiors store in Tetbury, sharing the space with two old schoolfriends. A decade later, it made sense for us to go our separate ways with our businesses and my husband suggested I turn my pipe dream into reality by opening a homeware store within a rambling old mill he’d bought with his brother in our home town of Nailsworth. I loved the idea of mixing new pieces with old. Domestic Science opened its doors in Nailsworth…