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Style At Home April 2020

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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
Future Publishing Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
hi there!

Yay, spring! Much as I love the winter snuggle, it always feels positive to shake it off and get busy with whatever the new season demands. From redecorating projects, new products in store and simple-but-delicious recipes, you’ll find this issue packed with fresh ideas to try out in your home, but before you get stuck in, turn to p57 and take a few minutes to fill in our survey and tell us what you really think about the contents of this magazine. It’ll help us make it even better and you could win £250! And if you’re looking for practical ways to make your home and lifestyle more sustainable these days, look out for our new sister title, Green Living, which is on sale now. It’s full of easy ways…

1 min.
high-street news

SAINSBURY’S PLASTIC BOTTLE BEDDING Soft to the touch (we’ve felt it!), you’d never know the new Sleep More Sustainably bed linen was made from recycled plastic bottles, with each double duvet cover having saved 48 bottles from landfill. Available in a range of colours and styles. It could be designer! There’s a new wave of modern dressing tables that are perfect if the trad or romantic French designs aren’t up your street. The skinny legs and compact size mean you won’t need a separate dressing room to squeeze one in either. Style it with the Cupcake footstool (oh, and don’t miss the secret drawer!). MATALAN CHANNELS JAPANDI Yup, we thought this was a designer Scandi brand, too, when we first saw it. The mix-and-match Exhale collection brings drama to the table with the inky blue…

1 min.
add life with leafy greens

1. Display greenery Go au naturel with a lush line-up of plants. Different sizes and shapes add interest, from trailing Devil’s Ivy to textured ferns. Mix in faux plants for longevity. 2. Swap to sustainable rattan Look out for lighting, furniture, rugs and pouffes in wicker, jute, rattan and bamboo. The natural finishes create pattern, and the lightweight materials are renewable and biodegradable. 3. Choose a textured rug Create a retreat and indulge all the senses – limit colour to a soothing palette of white and green, plus natural wood tones. Then layer on comfort with textured cushions and a soft, tactile rug. 4. Bring in botanical prints Not green-fingered? Choose nature-inspired artwork and textiles – go for tropical leaf shapes or more traditional plant prints in large-scale designs.…

1 min.
come on in!

ABOUT ME I’m Kate Skivington, 33, a culture and trends strategist, and I live here with my husband James, 33, a solicitor, and our two cats. OUR HOME We live in a three-bed Victorian mid-terraced house in Sale, Manchester. We moved here in December 2014. WHEN WE MOVED IN It was rocking the beige trend from about 10 years ago, and had way too many spotlights in the ceiling downstairs. AND NOW It’s been given a fresh look with textures and colour. I’m most proud of the bathroom, which was revamped for around £500. STYLE TIP When you jump into your first house you’re keen to slap paint on the walls, but it’s better to live in the space for a while before you spend your time and money.…

6 min.
‘we styled up a blank canvas’

Having rented a series of generic newbuild flats in Manchester city centre, James and I were itching to buy a Victorian terrace,’ says Kate. ‘South Manchester seemed ideal as it’s an easy commute by tram for our jobs in the city, and lots of our friends live there. As we were priced out of popular Chorlton and were struggling to find anything within budget, it made sense to look slightly further out, in Sale. This house seemed like a bit of a gem as it had a third bedroom – something we didn’t expect for the money – and we were seduced by the extra storage space. Our vision As the owners wanted a quick sale, our offer under the asking price was accepted. I think other potential buyers had been put…

1 min.
why it works

STYLE AT HOME SAYS… ‘Kate’s choice of artwork is a great starting point for the room’s accent colours – warm yellow and bright turquoise.’ DECORATING EDITOR Nicky Phillips ‘Sage green can have a country-classic feel, but Kate’s given it a modern twist by combining it with smart shades of grey.’ FEATURES EDITOR Holly Walsh ‘Kate has shown how creative you can be with grey, layering shades and patterns to create interest.’ HOUSES EDITOR Ruth Corbett ‘The dark feature wall creates a focal point in the attic bedroom.’ STYLE EDITOR Michela Colling…