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House Beautiful UK February 2020

House Beautiful is your one-stop shop for classic decorating looks, with regular and comprehensive colour-scheming pages and a wide range of shopping suggestions for those special details that make a difference. With real reader homes from around the UK - ranging from comfortable country style to the chic city look – House Beautiful provides inspiration and practical advice whatever your decorating tastes. Plus, expert advice on everything from choosing the right mortgage to finding your perfect property.

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United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
R 49,83
R 500,12
11 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
from the editor

New year, fresh start - a phrase I’ve used many times as a writer and editor, but one that has real meaning for me in 2020. We moved home last November so that my 81-year-old mother could come and live with us. Our new house needs some loving care and attention, plus a small extension - or annexe – before Mum arrives. So, in addition to liaising with architects and builders, I’ve been spending the past few weeks poring over paint charts, kitchen websites and bathroom brochures. The big question in my mind is whether or not I should embrace decorating with colour (there seems to be so much of it around) or stick with my love of all things monochrome. I put the question to HB contributor and interior designer…

1 min.
hb collections

We’ve teamed up with some of the UK’s best-loved retailers to bring you a selection of exclusive House Beautiful products, including DFS sofas; Hillarys blinds, curtains and shutters; Carpetright rugs, carpets and wood, laminate and vinyl flooring; and beautiful garden rooms from Crown Pavilions. We’re thrilled you love the products as much as we do: the new DFS sofas, Claudette, Libby and Layla, are flying out of stores! See HB Collections at housebeautiful.com/uk FOR STORE DETAILS SEE WHERE TO BUY PAGE PHOTOGRAPHS MARK SCOTT; CAROLYN BARBER…

1 min.
connect with us

BE INSPIRED… Here at House Beautiful, we’re all about modern living and accessible design. See the latest ideas and stylish homes in the magazine, catch up with our news online and get involved too. There are lots of exciting things happening and we’d love you to be a part of it all… JOIN US ONLINE Discover more at housebeautiful.com/uk TOP OF THE SHOPS Our Hot On The High Street campaign celebrates stylish homeware at affordable prices from the high street retailers we love. Share your support and pictures of your favourite buys on Instagram at #HBHIGHSTREET MEET OUR HB EXPERT LORRAINE DAWKINS As well as being a regular contributor to House Beautiful, stylist Lorraine has worked with companies such as Dulux, John Lewis & Partners, Mulberry and Sanderson, helping to create stunning room sets, staging and photography. This month,…

2 min.
perfectly formed

There have been several ‘lampshade’ moments in Naomi Paul’s creative life. But the one that set her on the path to becoming a globally sought-after maker of wondrously sculptural lighting happened when, in order to keep her job at the Royal College of Art, she said she could crochet… and then had to ask her mother to teach her virtually overnight. ‘My mother is a maker and creator who can turn her hand to anything practical. When I was living away from home as a student, she taught me to knit over the phone while I was sat practising with a pair of chopsticks!’ says Naomi. But it was her mother’s crash-course in crochet that allowed constructive-textile-trained Naomi to hold on to her position at the Royal College of Art. This lead…

1 min.
style file

WALL FLOWERS Inspired by the beautiful blooms found in the Botanical Gardens of Kolkata, Benagli artist Alisha Dutt Islam recreates these delicate flowers as vivid artworks for new homeware brand Naipunya. Representing the finest in Bengali craftsmanship, Naipunya’s founder, Mark Forrest, curates traditional and contemporary handmade pieces for the home. From top Framed Passion Flower print; Gulmohar print; £65 each. HOT ON THE HIGH STREET The highly-anticipated homeware collaboration between Anthropologie and Soho Home – the interiors line from hotel chain and private members’ club Soho House – first landed in the autumn, and it didn’t disappoint. Comprising more than 30 pieces spanning lighting, accessories and furniture, it offers a stylish touch of luxe, with prices starting at £8 for glassware. Topping our most-wanted list is the Barcelona platter (right), £78, Soho Home…

1 min.
one to watch

Textile designer Laura’s range of Suffolk-made woven soft furnishings are inspired by photographs she takes of daily life. From the details of tree bark to the weathering of seaside rope, her designs marry neutral bases with streaks of colour, striking a balance between subtle and statement. There’s no better time to surround yourself with her cosy pieces. See more at laurafletchertextiles.co.uk.…