Ideal Home August 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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
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R 83,35
R 666,60
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
welcome

I’m counting down the days until our stay at the uber-exclusive, five-star-rated, boutique retreat, Casa Young. The joy of a staycation (and I mean in the most literal sense as our new house is our holiday destination in August 2021) is there’s no packing stress, and none of those endless ‘don’t forget’ lists. Instead, I’ll spend the time I would take packing on readying the house for its guests (us). This means making sure it’s spick and span, stocking the fridge and cupboards with drinks and treats, and compiling a welcome pack full of local activities and eateries to enjoy. It may not quite have the wow factor of the stunning dream homes in this issue, but we’re making the best of what we have. The McNabney-Stevens family has a…

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3 min
the style editor

DISCOVER SANDERSON’S DESIGN ICONS Celebrating its classics from the archive, Sanderson’s 160th anniversary collection features heritage wallpapers and fabrics in country toiles and dramatic florals, traditional coastal and mid-century designs that have been given a colour refresh to work with the palettes we use in our homes in 2021. Need to know Accessorize meets WWF Looking for a tiger in the bedroom? Is it time to address that elephant in the room... Terrible jokes aside, that’s what the new collab between Accessorize and WWF is bringing to the home. Hand-embellished cushion covers, make-up bags and slippers are adorned with the world’s most loved animals. The collection has a focus on materials such as natural silks, organic cottons and Oeko-Tex fabrics, and a contribution will be made to WWF’s global work helping to protect and…

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1 min
ideal vs great deal

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1 min
the wallpaper edit tropical leaves

COLOUR RIOT Oversized, finely drawn fronds in refreshing shades create an energetic repeat with a contemporary feel. Yasuni in Paprika/ Kiwi, £65 a roll, Harlequin at Sanderson DARK JUNGLE Inspired by an antique tropical conservatory, this design depicts luscious teal leaves on a deep navy backdrop. Eden in Midnight, £65 a roll, Graham & Brown FEMININE SHADES Vertically trailing foliage in a delicate palette of green and pink promises to lend softness to a scheme. Tropicane in Rhubarb, £111 a roll, Paint & Paper Library at Wallpaperdirect GLAM METALLICS Bold botanical motifs in charcoal and gold on a neutral vinyl paper make this design both versatile and durable. Arthouse Jungle in Black/Gold, £15 a roll, Wilko GREEN PARTY Create a jungle look with layered banana leaves in a fresh green palette over a neutral background. Banana Leaves, £175 a roll, Mind The Gap at…

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5 min
the fun house

When my husband, Jay, and I decided to swap rainy London for sunnier shores in his home country of Australia, I didn’t expect us to stay long,’ says artist Ali McNabney-Stevens. ‘Nearly two decades later, we’re now a family of five and I’m happy to call Melbourne home. ‘We first moved to a tiny Art Deco apartment, but it was never going to suit a growing family. So, we bought an old property nearby, unsure whether to renovate or build.’ The couple eventually decided to demolish and rebuild, with a view to maximising space and bringing in modern comforts. ‘Renting nearby meant we could keep a close eye on progress. We’d been warned of the surprises associated with building from scratch, but I think we were lucky to steer clear of…

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1 min
make it work for you ali’s style: bold contrasts

MY GO-TO STORES ● LOOM A carefully curated range of beautiful handmade rugs from all over the world. ● SAGE x CLARE Bohemian and soulful homewares inspired by Australia. ● GEORGE SMITH A tailored fabric collection offering stylish and versatile velvets, wools and linens. STYLIST’S NOTE “A few considered decorative details are all it takes to have impact in a modern scheme”LISA FAZZANI, ACTING FEATURES EDITOR…

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