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Real Homes February 2020

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.

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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12 Issues

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2 min.
from the editor

Having the confidence to try something new or out of the ordinary in your home can be an exciting but ultimately daunting prospect. While the eye-catching extensions, bold colours and striking design ideas you see in magazines and on social media can look tempting, when it comes to actually recreating that look in your own house, the idea can suddenly seem a step too far. But what if you were to take the leap and step outside of your comfort zone? All of the stunningly renovated homes inside this issue are unique, and yet they have one very important detail in common: confidence. From Julia Eldon’s unashamedly maximalist home with its dramatic colour scheme and vibrant wallpapers (page 70) to Emma and Karim’s extended 1950s property that showcases their love of…

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 realhomesdigital@futurenet.com BRAND DEVELOPMENT Brand Development Editor Laura Crombie Video Producer Matt Gibbs ADVERTISING AND EXHIBITIONS SALES 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 INTERNATIONAL International Licensing Director Matt Ellis matt.ellis@futurenet.com SUBSCRIPTIONS Director of Acquisitions Sharon Todd 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 Newman Content Director Jason Orme Chief Content Officer…

4 min.
news

LIVING ROOM GOALS Want to get all the feels from your sitting room? DFS is giving us plenty with its latest furniture collection featuring eight new sofas, including this lovely offering by the ever-stylish French Connection. Called Hoxton, we are already fans of its clean lines and the plump lay-on-me cushions. We feel a boxset would pair with it nicely. EASY LIVING Dress your living area with some well-chosen pieces from DFS to add colour and interest. Loungewear not included BRAVE NEW WORLD Colour blocking seems to be the current watchword for Crown as it has just released two new hues to its range, Revival and Into The Blue. The cool mint green of Revival pairs against the more vibrant shade of Secret Escape from its current palette, bringing a refreshingly modern scheme of calm…

2 min.
# nowtrending

GET INVOLVED We always love to hear from you! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for the latest news, behind-the-scenes shoots and gorgeous imagery. Plus, share your homes with us using #sorealhomes and you might just find yourself featured on our feed… NEW YEAR, NEW PROJECT? Get a head start on your new year project with our back catalogue of extensions content. With everything from planning permission to choosing glazing, you’re in for a treat. Best done on a night when there’s nothing good on telly. realhomes.com/extensions SLEEP TIGHT Suffering from lack of sleep after the party season? Being an adult means you have to look into boring things like a new mattress once in a while, but we’ve tried to make it as fun as possible with our expert guides. Original mattress, £599 for…

3 min.
lisa dawson

The New Year celebrations are over, the decs packed away for another year and the house is looking a bit, well, bare. As is the bank balance – it takes a few months to get over the impact/expense of present giving and feeding what seems like the five thousand. It’s easy to feel a bit ‘meh’ at this moment but it’s actually a great time to reassess your rooms and make some changes to brighten up the chilly months. There are plenty of ways to add some oomph to your space and, as an added bonus, it can be therapeutic. There’s nothing better than having a switch up and refreshing your home to up your mood – here are my tips for brightening your February that won’t leave you in the…

6 min.
mid-century mon ochrome

WHY CLAIRE’S HOME CAUGHT OUR EYE… Though trends are tempting and the latest H&M Home releases can have you planning a total redecoration of your living room, there’s something to be said for having one continuous style throughout your home. Not only does it save you cash – no clicking ‘add to basket’ on a rug that doesn’t remotely go with anything else you own – and decision fatigue, it also makes for a calming, more harmonious space. When Claire and Paul Franklin decided to swap the congestion of London for the calm of the countryside, their friends – and even their mortgage advisor – couldn’t quite see the attraction of this particular house. But for a couple with a love of all things mid-century, it was perfect. With her own set…