Ideal Home

Ideal Home October 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



Come on in to our October issue, where the mood is mellow and the cosiness is real! We often focus on the functional – creating a home that runs smoothly to facilitate busy lives – but this issue is more about feeling really at home… at home. It’s full of ideas to help make yours a true retreat – even if it’s only when you’re closeted in your home office or finally getting time to soak in the bath. Looking ahead, the super-organised among you might like to know that tickets to our sister title’s annual event – Country Homes & Interiors Christmas at Stonor Park (26-29 November) – are now on sale. Go to ichfevents.co.uk/ countryhomeschristmas or call 01425 277988 and use code EV287 to save £2. And finally… we know…

the style editor

The perfect match SCION LIVING AND NEXT HOME Scion is responsible for some of our favourite Scandi-meetsretro fabric and wallpaper designs, not to mention the fabulous Mr Fox. It’s teamed up with Next Home for an exclusive collaboration, bringing its pattern expertise to ready-made curtains and blinds, statement cushions, rugs, lighting and artwork. LOVELY SMELLS FROM LOAF Pencil Sharpenings, Country Boozer and Laundry Days… just the names are enough to conjure up the fragrances of Loaf’s first collection of scented candles. The lidded, colour-dipped vessel can go on to have a new life as a pencil pot or bits-and-bobs jar once the 35-hour burn time is done. Our fave for autumn is Country Boozer, which smells of orange peel, pine amber and wood smoke, £40. We keep seeing… Long-lasting blooms These real stems, preserved or dried, look…


Swap pale oak feet for copper or nickel ULTIMATE GLAMOUR Jonathan Adler Bacharach swivel chair in Champagne, £2,750, Sweetpea & Willow MID-CENTURY STYLE Betsy armchair in Cumin Mohair, £1,595, Soho Home ELEGANT ANGLES Auzera armchair in Plum & Brass, £529, Swoon NATURAL RATTAN Eichholtz Lauriston chair, £1,540, Sweetpea & Willow SWEET SCALLOPS Bethan Gray feathered occasional chair in Nude, £798, Anthropologie I also come in blue/green and grey COSY TEXTURE Calvin armchair in Moroccan printed cotton, £449, Atkin and Thyme STEEL BASE Broste Copenhagen Ocean swivel armchair, £1,095, Cuckooland PANEL DETAILING Sofia velvet & chenille armchair in Blue, £395, Oliver Bonas MATCHING CUSHION Jackson leather armchair, £189.99, Homescapes…

celestial prints

ASTRONOMY ILLUSTRATIONS Celebrate the wonders of the solar system with ethereal stars and planets boasting shimmering metallic highlights. Orbit, £52 a roll, Engblad & Co at Wallpaper Direct STAR GAZING Give a room an observatory feel with this galaxy print in calming grey – it also glows in the dark. Constellation in Grey, £18 a roll, Superfresco at Homebase MODERN MOONS Be enchanted by this contemporary wallcovering depicting phases of the moon in a versatile neutral colourway. Lunatic in Nude, £75 a roll, Coordonne at Wallpaper Direct BOLD COSMOS Take your décor to another world with this large-scale eclectic print featuring celestial bodies in warm hues. The Universe, £175 for three rolls, Mind the Gap PAINTERLY PRINT A simple colour wash background embellished with delicate metallic stars offers plenty of charm. Twinkle Twinkle in Night, £56.50 a roll, Villa Nova…

creating order from chaos

Working from home with a young family, the Ingrams dreamed of a house with scope to build a garden office. ‘We eventually found a three bed ex-council house with a wide, south-facing garden,’ says Thea. ‘A mother and son had bought it through the right-to-buy scheme but were in a legal dispute over ownership. A court order meant they couldn’t accept less than 10 percent under asking price. It put off developers, so we were the only serious buyers,’ says Thea. ‘Every room and numerous garden sheds were piled high with rubbish – 14 tonnes were removed before completion – and we could only view the house with both owners, the estate agent and a police officer present.’ The couple sold their four-bedroom terrace nearby and moved into the two-bedroom flat…

make it work for you

STYLIST’S NOTE “A statement yellow chair makes a mono scheme feel more inviting ” STEPHANIE DURRANT, SENIOR FEATURES EDITOR GRAPHIC LINES Angelo marble and Black metal end table, £164, Maisons du Monde COLOUR SPLASH Audrey curved armchair, £595, Habitat MINIMAL STYLE Lene Bjerre Mariko floor lamp, £110, Sweetpea & Willow BOTANICAL FLOURISH Green eucalyptus artificial plant, £6.95, Homesense ARTISAN CURVES Textured White earthenware vase, £43.50, Beaumonde HIDDEN DRAWER Ralph extending dining table in oak and Charcoal, £549, Made SUBTLE STRIPE Villa Evanesce Grey rug, £49.99, Carpetright…