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July 2021

This is our promise to you – we’ll bring you all the beautiful things you really want, at prices you won’t believe, to create a home that you love completely. We will scour the high street, internet and beyond to uncover the best bargains. Team that with quick fix makeover secrets, throw in a menu of fuss-free recipes, then add simple makes to sneakily cheat the look , and you have a magazine to come back to time and time again, all at your fingertips on your tablet or phone. What more could you ask for!

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United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
13 Issues

in this issue

6 min
tasty midweek meals to make in minutes

MONDAY PEPPERED STEAK AND POTATO SALAD PREP TIME 5 MINS COOK TIME 30 MINS SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS • 400g Jersey Royal potatoes • 2 x 200g rib-eye steaks, room temperature • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for brushing • 1½ tsp coarsely ground black pepper • 2 red peppers, deseeded and sliced into strips • 50g watercress For the herby ranch dressing • 2 tbsp light mayonnaise • 4 tbsp half-fat soured cream • 1 garlic clove, crushed • 1 tbsp chives, snipped • 1 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped METHOD 1 Boil the potatoes in a large pan of water for 8-10 minutes until almost tender. Drain well and set aside. 2 Meanwhile, make the herby ranch dressing. Put all the ingredients in a jug with 3 tbsp water and whisk together, adding another 1…

3 min
easy living

WHAT YA GOT COOKING? Cuisinart’s new entertaining grill combines all the fun of a BBQ into a neat, easy and mess-free cooking experience. Great for those with limited space but plenty of people to feed, the multi-use entertaining grill gives you variable, controlled heating so you can sizzle up a steak, a seafood platter and veggie kebabs as easily as on the hob or under the grill, then keep things warm until you are ready to eat. To make things less complicated, the cooking plate is non-stick and removable and is dishwasher safe. A spatula and removable drip tray are also included, along with a five-year guarantee. The grill costs £175 from cuisinart.co.uk Wrap it up Style up your picnics and lunches on-the-go with a new collection of cutlery rolls, bread wraps and…

5 min
we both love lana's colourful room

About me ‘My aim was to create a space that was playful and adventurous, which I think we’ve achieved. I’m chuffed to bits with the finished result’ I’m Stephanie Fairbrother and I work for the local council. I live with my fiancé, Jake Newby, an audit and compliance officer, and our daughter, Lana, who’s three years old. Our home is a three-bedroom 1930s semi in Preston, Lancashire. We moved here in May 2017. I love to show off my colourful home on Instagram @clash_and_clutter. My room... MY PROBLEM BEDROOM It was dark, damp and pretty miserable to be honest. There was ugly wood chip wallpaper on the walls and the electrics didn’t work, but it had a lovely big window and high ceilings, and it felt like a blank canvas I could run wild with. HOW…

1 min
vintage havana

‘Celebrate the Cuban spirit with rich colours, tropical prints and vintage glamour’…

1 min
scandi style

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS WOOD-EFFECT DESK FAN Size: 20cm (H) x 37cm (W) x 24cm (D) Weight: 1.3kg Oscillation angle: 45 or 75 degrees Speed settings: Four Remote control: No Timer: Four hours Price: £60 from John Lewis & Partners DESK FAN The low-down: In some rooms, modern gadgets like fans can spoil the look of your carefully designed décor. John Lewis & Partners’ wood-effect fans have a natural style that blends seamlessly into your interior scheme. This contemporary desk fan is our favourite from the collection, which also includes a tower fan and a stand fan. This design features a touch-sensitive control panel that lights up from beneath the wood-effect base. The fan has a choice of two oscillating angles, as well as four different speed settings for convenient and personalised cooling. It’s quiet running and its smooth, constant sound…

1 min
space saver

CHALLENGE TOWER FAN Size: 80cm (H) x 26cm (W) x 26cm (D) Weight: 2.6kg Oscillation angle: 90 degrees Speed settings: Three Remote control: Yes Timer: 30 minutes to 7 hours in 30-minute increments Price: £44.99 from Argos TOWER FAN The low-down: This slimline fan is a powerful option that quickly and effectively circulates air around the room. The operation can be controlled by a display panel on top of the fan, or by remote control. It’s easy to put together, all you need is a screwdriver to pop the head onto the base. Tower fans can be quite top-heavy, so make sure you install the base securely to avoid any wobbles. This fan’s special features are its three airflow settings: ‘Normal’ gives a smooth, constant airflow; ‘Natural’ replicates a natural breeze by cycling through different airflow speeds; and the ‘Sleep’…