House Beautiful UK September 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.

United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
11 Issues

in this issue

1 min
from the editor

Living at home, working at home and sharing a home 24 hours a day with people we usually see only at either ends of the day – these have been some of the much-discussed topics of the past few months. How we live in our homes has been turned on its head, forcing many of us to take a critical look at the space we live in and ask, ‘does it work for my needs?’ With many of us now working from home, a particular challenge is how to create boundaries between work and home life. Here’s how some of us on the HB team do it… Helen: ‘For half an hour after work and before turning off my computer, I do an online French course. The concentration required forces me…

2 min
connect with us

As we start to find our way through the ‘new normal’, having somewhere familiar and uplifting to retreat to is really important. We hope your monthly dose of House Beautiful is keeping you entertained and inspired – as well as providing you with a treat and much-needed me-time. We also have lots of other ways to entertain you online – on Instagram and Facebook @housebeautifuluk, and of course, on our website, DON’T MISS AN ISSUE! If you’re not already part of the House Beautiful family, there’s never been a better time to subscribe: see page 6 for our special joining offer. Or visit or call 01858 438440 and quote 1HB11997. Or order the latest issue from with free next day delivery. Join the conversation FLOWER POWER Lockdown has given us a whole…

1 min

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1 min
the september edit

TRENDING NOW MODERN GEOMETRIC For a looser take on graphic patterns, look for fragmented designs with a playful edge. A little goes a long way with this striking trend – make a style statement with a piece of furniture or add a subtle touch via accessories and artwork. # winningatstyle If you’re repainting a room, don’t feel you have to leave the woodwork white. Think about painting cornices, skirting and door frames in a complementary colour to add interest…

1 min
meet the makers

Dream team Tucked away in rural Dorset, Rhiannon Adkins and Jamie Smith combine their carpentry and design skills to create bespoke kitchens using time-honoured techniques and local materials. Organic matters Muted colours are the order of the day, sitting alongside natural elements. ‘Wood is a versatile and unpredictable material with so much character, it’s a joy to work with.’ Seeking inspiration from the world around them, the couple’s projects are guided by the palette and textures of surrounding landscapes. Heart of the home For Rhiannon and Jamie, how the kitchen will be used is just as important as how it looks. They love the challenge of creating something that’s beautiful and practical – integrated appliances and built-in storage are essential. ‘It’s wonderful to hear how our designs have improved people’s lifestyles and brought families together.’ THIS…

1 min
morning rituals