Ideal Home October 2021

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
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kr 386,64
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I may be a summer superfan, but that’s not to say I’m not rather partial to engaging in hibernation mode come autumn. An evening spent nestled on my spot on the sofa (I nabbed the end with the chaise so I can stretch out), under a cosy blanket, with the mantelpiece lined up with candles, ranks pretty highly on my ‘favourite places’ list. I’ll be treating myself to a few new cushion covers for a quick update (for more low-effort fixes see Easy Style Updates, page 105). We haven’t been in our new home for a whole year yet, so I’m enjoying getting to know the house in each season. Autumn is the last on the list to experience here, and as we’re surrounded by trees, I think it’s going to…

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the style editor

STEAL PALOMA FAITH’S STYLE The singer-songwriter has poured the opulent retrobohemia style of her home into her debut ‘affordable maximalism’ homeware range. You’ll find bedding, wallpaper, cushions and fabric made for print clashing. Think glam chinoiserie, plush fringing and, of course, a little leopard print, with cushions starting at £21. The future of shopping With internet shopping ever increasing, the high street is using hands-on experiences to lure customers back IRL. At Carpetright’s The Floor Room on Tottenham Court Road, forget wading through heavy sample books – the showroom is laid out to inspire. Interiors experts are available, along with oversized samples, to help you make an informed decision on this big purchase. Look out for various premium brands of engineered wood, laminate, vinyl, wool carpets, sisal and rugs. We hear there are…

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the wallpaper edit architecture

PARISIAN SKYLINE The detailed illustrative repeat is inspired by the rooftops and balconies of Paris. Les Toits de Paris in Vert de Gris, £142 a roll, Manuel Canovas at Jane Clayton & Company PERIOD FEATURES Combine ornate depictions of historic structures with a modern colour palette for an opulent wallpaper in a matt finish. Quarters in Rose and Navy, £65 a roll, Graham & Brown BAUHAUS DESIGN Inspired by the art movement’s architecture, geometric shapes in blue monochrome lend a retro feel. Bauhaus in Washed Denim, £65 a roll, Mini Moderns at John Lewis & Partners ICONIC LONDON Bring the capital’s monuments, tourist attractions and classical architecture into your home in a soft blue colourway. London City in Teal, £45 a roll, SK Filson at Wallpaper Direct ROMAN ARCHES Add grandeur with elements from the architecture of St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican…

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modern chandeliers

I offer energy-saving technology You can add shades or leave me naked…

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welcome to my home

Rebecca Wakefield lived here with her partner Josh Fortnum and their sons Jude, four, and two-year-old Hector, until December 2020. Rebecca is an interior designer (studiofortnum. com) and Josh is a quantity surveyor. “What I loved the most about our home was the feeling of calm – even with two kids and all their paraphernalia!” THE PROPERTY A three-bedroom Victorian terrace in south London. Rebecca and Josh’s offer was accepted on this south London home before Josh had even seen it. ‘The estate agent who came to value our flat in Peckham mentioned a probate house a mile or so from us and I went to see it the next day,’ says Rebecca. ‘I loved it and put an offer in within the first few minutes. Josh didn’t see the inside until we exchanged! ‘The…

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make it work for you

● CARAVANE PARIS Beautiful furniture, accessories and fabrics you don’t see elsewhere. ● ROSE UNIACKE Contemporary and luxurious, with antique lighting and rich fabrics. ● EBAY/VINTERIOR/ ANTIQUE SHOPS I love wandering around antique shops, but it’s sometimes easier to spend an hour or two on eBay. STYLIST’S NOTE “Liven up plain walls with a low level shelf above the sofa to create an interchangeable display MICHELA COLLING , STYLE EDITOR”…