EXPLOREMY LIBRARY
Home & Garden
Style At Home

Style At Home January 2020

Published by TI Media Limited Every issue contains inspiring real homes, room transformations, easy makes, step-by-step projects, finishing touches and great value shopping, plus a special pullout 'Cook it' section, with 50+ quick and easy recipes

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
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TI-Media
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1 min.
hi there!

What’s on your bucket list for 2020? Maybe you’ve got a big project in mind, like a kitchen or bathroom redo, repainting your bedroom or picking a paper for a flamboyant feature wall. Or, perhaps you’re only up for a bit of a scatter cushion switch-up! Either way, you’ll find lots of beautiful possibilities in this issue, from the out-there (check out Sharon’s moody-colour-filled home on p30) to the classic (see Darren’s gorgeous country kitchen on p84). If you’re thinking more in terms of a big holiday rather than a big home-improvement project, do take a look at thecaribou.com. It’s a new site for people who love to travel by people who love to travel. It specialises in luxury, family and activity holidays to give you all the inspo you…

1 min.
high-street news

GO ALL OUT WITH DECS Want to create the ultimate Instagram-worthy tree? John Lewis & Partners tells us the top tree trend this year is oversized decs, with squirrels, character baubles and neon lights all popular choices. The reason being, a large dec creates a focal point for your camera. Don’t miss its Party theme range, from £2 – the disco cassette is a team favourite! Sustainable steps The big brands are making moves towards a more eco-friendly Christmas, with plastic as enemy number one. Fully recyclable (not a plastic gift in sight), Dunelm’s woodland creatures are perfect for little ones and come with origami characters and instructions on how to make them, while Sainsbury’s Home’s foliage crackers will dress up the table for dinner. Eco kraft luxury crackers, £10 for six, Sainsbury’s Home FESTIVE…

1 min.
come on in!

ABOUT ME I’m Sarah Brooks, 39, a lawyer, and I live here with my husband Gareth, 40, also a lawyer, and our two children, Charlie, 11, Daisy, nine, and our dog Betsy. I have an interiors Instagram account @hearts_at_claremont OUR HOME A four-bed Edwardian semi in the Wirral Peninsula. We moved here in September 2015. WHEN WE MOVED IN The kitchen was split into two small rooms and the whole house felt really unloved. AND NOW Painting everything white has brightened the house and changing the kitchen layout means it now works perfectly for family life. STYLE TIP Do as much decorating yourself as you can. Painting a wall is actually really simple and it helps to keep labour costs down.…

1 min.
make it! wire star wreath

1 Wire stars are widely available – Hobbycraft stocks a good-value 45.5cm one for £5. 2 Wind some battery-operated warm white fairy lights evenly around the whole of the wire frame, allowing the battery pack to finish at the side or top of the star, so that it will eventually be covered with foliage. 3 Gather your mix of real or fake leaves. These can range from sprigs of eucalyptus to fir branches, holly, or any festive branches you prefer. 4 Bind the foliage together at the top with some thin wire or garden twine, so that they will loosely drape down the side of the star, and then attach tightly to the wire frame with more twine, making sure that the battery pack is covered. 5 Add any extra decorations, such as mini…

1 min.
doit!  make a white scheme work

When choosing white paint, consider whether the room is north or south facing. Warm whites have a red or yellow base, while cooler whites have green or blue. If the room doesn’t have much light, go for a warmer shade – a sunlit room can afford a cooler shade for a fresh finish. Introduce texture or pattern with natural wood, tactile fabrics, chunky knits and woven cotton, and combine with fine stripes or simple two-tone prints. For a relaxed country look, pair with powdery accent colours such as linen, eucalyptus green, blush pink, dove or zinc grey. Combine with zingy shades for a bolder finish, or black accents to add a Scandi or industrial edge.…

1 min.
where to buy sarah’s style

AMBER-ANAIS INTERIORS Specialising in French and Scandi furniture and accessories, and with a nod to modern country, there’s something for every room. INSPIRATIONS WHOLESALE Online store offering a selection of faux trees, foliage, blooms and garlands for any time of the year, at a price point to suit all pockets. COUNTRY ABODES This store offers a quintessentially British collection of unique luxury homeware and accessories. JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS The Christmas shop is the perfect one-stop for trees, decorations and festive delights to suit all styles. LIGHTS4FUN From pre-lit stars to fairy lights and battery-operated candles, an easy way to brighten your home.…