House Beautiful UK September 2021

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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11 Issues

in this issue

1 min
from the editor

Since moving into our home nearly two years ago, with the prospect of a whole-house refurb ahead of us, I’ve become a huge fan of moodboards. You’d think with all the decorating resources available to us now – magazines, Pinterest, Instagram, digital design tools – making style decisions would be easier than ever. But I don’t know about you, I find the opposite is true. There are times when I feel so overwhelmed by choice that making a decision about, say, a colour palette, seems completely daunting! Our Style Inspiration pages are always an excellent starting point – this month, they’re all about the new season’s colour trends (see page 19). Our Design My Space supplements are also full of inspiration. However, while it’s important to let ideas percolate, sooner or…

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also this month

THE POWER OF PAINT ‘Colour doesn’t just change how a room feels – but how we feel in a space,’ says Joa Studholme (above) of cherished British paint company Farrow & Ball. Joa’s love of colour began in childhood, and as a creative force behind the company that’s given us delightfully named shades such as Sulking Room Pink and Elephant’s Breath, she certainly knows a thing or two about using paint to transform a room. See our exclusive interview on page 44. PHOTOGRAPHS MATTHEW MONFREDI; NEWS.CO.UK/MARKCOFLAHERTY.COM…

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connect with us

September, with its fresh-start feeling, is a time when we often think about adapting our home to the changing season. Colour is one of the easiest ways to make a striking update, and our Style Inspiration story, starting on page 19, looks at some of the upcoming colour trends. Every issue of House Beautiful is packed with ideas for home lovers, whether you have a specific project in mind or simply want to relax and enjoy taking a peek inside the stunning real-life homes featured each month. And don’t forget, we also have lots of other ways to entertain you online – on Instagram and Facebook @housebeautifuluk and, of course, on our website, GIVE YOURSELF A TREAT If you’re not already part of the House Beautiful family, there’s never been a better…

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woven form

SOFTLY DOES IT Charlotte Wakefield fell in love with weaving while doing a Textiles Design degree at Brighton University. She went on to work in the fashion industry as a fabric buyer and developer, but always yearned to return to the loom. A few years ago, she took the plunge and set up Woven Form, creating beautiful handwoven textile art pieces from her home studio in south-east London. WASTE NOT From her experience of working in fashion, she was all too familiar with the waste created by the textile industry, and didn’t want her own business to add to the problem. She asked a few mills about the possibility of repurposing yarns that would otherwise have been discarded, and got a positive response. Now she receives regular boxes of deadstock yarns – including…

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10 of the best places for prints

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in & out

1 BOOK CLUB Discover the hidden joys of using more colour in your home. Vivid, an uplifting coffee-table book by Julia Green and Armelle Habib (£30, Hardie Grant), features inspirational interiors and short essays on the science and psychology of colour. 2 SHOP SMALL Kate Bradbury’s thoughtfully curated lifestyle and homeware store, Tea & Kate, was founded in 2013 to celebrate and support makers and designers with a shared ethos of consuming more consciously and creating things to last. The Suffolk-based studio has a calm, contemporary interior and is well worth a visit. 3 ARTS & CRAFTS Cyanotype prints require sunlight and a photographic solution to create beautiful blue images. London-based florist Jam Jar has created this kit that includes everything you’ll need to create botanical prints using leaves and flowers. Cyanotype kit, £60. FOR…