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Real Homes October 2019

Real Homes magazine brings you all the home improvement ideas and advice you'll need for your own project. Every issue is filled with expert tips and amazing before and after images of real home transformations, giving you plenty of inspiration for your own extension, renovation or redecoration project. Whether you're looking for the latest on-trend buys for every room in your home, practical advice about project planning and budgets, or in-depth case studies detailing everything from kitchen extensions to loft conversions, Real Homes magazine provides you with everything you need to make your dream home a reality.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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12 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
from the editor

There’s nothing quite like spending time away from your home to make you look at it with fresh eyes, is there? For me, returning from our summer holidays always has me brimming with enthusiasm for a new project, whether that’s a long overdue room redecoration or starting to plan a bigger house transformation. Before I can get started on any of that, however, there’s the small matter of a mass clear out to complete... I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling this, but after spending a couple of weeks away, free from the day-to-day clutter that surrounds me in my home, I wake up on the first morning back and instantly want to streamline my belongings and get rid of all the unnecessary ‘stuff ’. The black bin bags come out…

1 min.
real homes

EDITORIAL Editor Beth Murton Assistant Editor Alison Jones Features Editor Ellen Finch Style Editor Anna Morley Deputy Style Editor Amelia Smith realhomes@futurenet.com 01527 834456 ART Head of Art Billy Peel Senior Art Editor Emily Smith Art Editor Karen Lawson REALHOMES.COM Editor in Chief Lucy Searle Associate Editor Lindsey Davis Staff Writers Annie Collyer, Anna Cottrell, Hebe Hatton and Emily Shaw BRAND DEVELOPMENT Brand Development Editor Laura Crombie Video Producer Matt Gibbs ADVERTISING AND EXHIBITIONS SALES Media packs are available on request Commercial Director Clare Dove clare.dove@futurenet.com Group Media Director Mark Wright mark.wright@futurenet.com Strategic Partnership Director Jackie Sanders jackie.sanders@futurenet.com 01527 834426 Print Sales Manager Rebecca Vincze rebecca.vincze@futurenet.com Digital Sales Manager Kelly James kelly.james@futurenet.com Exhibitions Sales Director Hellen Roche hellen.roche@futurenet.com For all media sales enquiries please contact sophie.gill@futurenet.com or call 01527 834411 CIRCULATION Head of Newstrade Tim Mathers PRODUCTION Head of Production Mark Constance Production Project Manager Clare Scott Advertising Production Manager Joanne Crosby Digital Editions Controller Jason Hudson Production Manager Vivienne Calvert MANAGEMENT Brand Director Paul…

4 min.

THE REAL TEAL Revive the ‘70s, one room at a time! Go for a retro-inspired colour palette, mid-century furniture designs with some geometric and abstract shapes thrown in for good measure. Furniture Village’s autumn/winter collections draw elements from the past in their Revival range, along with more natural influences in their Winter Coastal and Slow Living looks. Hibernation just got a lot more stylish. EASY LIVING Enjoy relaxed living with the latest playful ranges from Furniture Village. Go bright with pops of orange and pink, or pare back with woods and quieter tones MINI TREND ALERT Starting grid We’ve noticed that it’s hip to be square these days. Just CHECK out these ‘ode to graph paper’ homewares for proof CRAFT CLASSIC Ercol fans brace yourselves as we unveil the latest addition to the Bosco collection. The company, synonymous…

1 min.
the hack

Create your own unique cork boards to fit your own interior colour scheme by following this simple hack with Rust-Oleum paint YOU’LL NEED Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch spray paint, Blossom White, Candy Pink and French Lilac were used here Sheet of cork Cutting mat Pen Ruler Stanley knife Tape Paper template 1 Take your template and mark out a design on the back of the cork. We used a ruler alongside our template to ensure straight lines. 2 Place the cork on a cutting mat. Using your Stanley knife, carefully cut through the cork. You may need to go over each line a few times with the Stanley knife, depending on how thick your cork is. 3 On the front of each cork hexagon, mask areas that you do not wish to paint with tape,…

1 min.
#now trending

SLEEPTEMBER SPECIAL Ah, sleep. A solid eight hours leaves you feeling on top of the world (or at least able to commute without having to clamp your eyes open), yet most of us aren’t getting enough. But never fear! We’re celebrating Sleeptember over at realhomes.com with all things snoozing, so from the best beds to a comprehensive guide to sleeping well, you’ll find it all here. SNOOZE AWAY Look, we can’t make you invest in a new mattress for a good night’s sleep, but it’ll do your back more good than that old one with broken springs – especially if you choose from our rigorous reviews. Premium Hybrid mattress, from £849 for a double, Eve. realhomes.com/tag/mattress GET INVOLVED We always love to hear from you! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for the latest news,…

3 min.
lisa dawson

Whether it be interiors, fashion or life choices, with age has also come confidence. Yes, okay, I’m not saying that my choices have always been correct. There’s been some total clangers along the way. Buying an entire house full of furniture from one shop, the first move Joe and I made when purchasing our first home, was a definite low point. Not only did our home resemble House Of Pine, but it took me 25 years to get rid of it all. Or selling the beautiful £10 from Ebay, 7ft Heal’s grey velvet sofa when Joe was at work, simply because I was so infuriated by him lying on it all the time like a bed (it was comfy, but not conducive to him doing any sort of manual work…