Ideal Home

Ideal Home September 2020


Published by TI Media Limited Ideal Home is Britain's best-selling interiors magazine and has been empowering home-owners to make the most of their properties for over 80 years. The magazine covers every aspect of contemporary living, from a wide range of transformed houses, kitchens and bathrooms.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
12 期号



Two things guaranteed to lift your life as summer draws to a close? A smoother running home and a splash of colour. Professional organiser Vicky Silverthorn shares some war stories about the impact of clutter and disorganisation on her clients’ lives on page 120. She also shares the solutions she lives by, from storage buys to game-changing life habits. And as for colour, we can help there, too: we’ve teamed up with Dulux to make picking the right shade simple. Go to idealhome.co.uk to browse for ideas, click on the Dulux badge, then on any colour that catches your eye in the room photos to see the paint name. I can feel a new-season makeover coming on……

the style editor

We’re in love! THE NUELA CORNER SOFA BY DFS This beauty, with its slender legs and sleek, low-profile silhouette, exudes laid-back Parisian glamour. It’s available in a range of sumptuous leather in a variety of tones; here, the caramel tan finish warms up a neutral scheme a treat. We love it paired with the contrasting chic black velvet accent chair and footstool, too. LOOK-AT-ME LIGHTING Houseof may be a relative newbie but it’s proving to be our ‘go-to’ when it comes to affordable, design-led lighting. The latest additions are all about new-wave glam with surprising colour finishes and striking sculptural shapes. Don’t miss the Opal Ball chandelier that turns the traditional on its head and the Opal Ball Flush ceiling light that’ll make a statement over a dining table. Opal Ball Flush ceiling light, £220;…


the wallpaper edit geometric patterns

SMART LINES Add a splash of colour with a linear diamond design in sunshine yellow on a neutral background. Radial in Mineral/ Zest, £64 a roll, Harlequin at Style Library GLAM METALLIC Bring a touch of luxe to a scheme with an elegant prism repeat featuring golden line work on midnight blue. Prism in Navy/Gold, £50 a roll, Graham & Brown SUBTLE STRIPE This fine interlocking stripe pattern is a great way to add depth and texture to walls with geometrics. Revelin in Black, £49 a roll, Elizabeth Ockford at Wallpaper Direct NEUTRAL REPEAT Inspired by mosaic tiles found in Seville, this octagonal print creates a versatile monochromatic backdrop. Alicatado in Soot on Snow, £110 a roll, Cole & Son ARTFUL ARCHES Take inspiration from Mediterranean architecture with graphic arches depicted in warm shades. Soller in Coral, £75 a roll, Coordonne at Wallpaper Direct…

walking on sunshine

Open-plan living space The lobby leads into one big space with a seating area, central dining space and a kitchen beyond. ‘We wanted fewer, larger rooms rather than more smaller rooms,’ says Tammy. BUY THE KEY PIECES Aurora three-seater sofa in Slate, £1,499, Swoon, is similar. Try the Prince square marble coffee table, £3,890, Amode, for a similar look Living area Tammy mixes contemporary basics like the grey fabric sofas with style surprises: ‘I add artisan objects that I can connect with, like this landscape artwork by Valerie Sparks.’ BUY THE KEY PIECES Try Macramé tassel cushion, £22, Next Home. Nordal boho cushion, £18, Bell and Blue, is similar Dining area ‘Jonathan designed the oversized dining table where I sometimes hold weaving workshops. It’s a very special piece of furniture as it has so many memories.’ BUY THE…

welcome to my home

Having outgrown their Melbourne townhouse in 2000, Tammy and Jonathan Kanat wanted more space before their third child was born. They fell for this characterful house straight away. ‘Unfortunately, it was run-down and the space was used very inefficiently,’ says Tammy. The couple decided to completely reinvent the property and the renovation took place in two stages, with the first phase of construction taking a year to plan and another year to carry out. ‘We kept the front and side façades of the house, as it was heritage listed, then rebuilt the rest as a new two-storey home with four bedrooms,’ says Tammy. Nine years later, the ground floor was extended to include a main bedroom suite off the main living space, with a walk-in wardrobe, en-suite bathroom, and a library…