Ideal Home November 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
R 86,39
R 690,89
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
‘ we’ve had a makeover...

“ Refreshing ideal Home has been very much like the process of renovating a house In the same way lockdown made us all reassess what we want from our homes, here at Ideal Home we realised we needed to adapt our pages to make sure we’re delivering exactly what you want (and need) from Britain’s best-selling homes magazine in 2021. The creative process has been much like renovating a house: lots (and lots!) of planning, a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, but ultimately, hugely rewarding in the end. We went through each one of our pages, asking a lot of the same questions you might ask when redesigning a room. Does it work hard enough? Is a quick lick of paint all it needs, or are there some structural issues to…

1 min
the ih panel

HADLEY FREEMAN JOURNALIST & AUTHOR A Guardian columnist and features writer, Hadley has also penned four books. She’s about to move house – a new project! NICKY PHILLIPS DECORATING EDITOR Nicky brings over 25 years’ experience to the table, and has been part of the Ideal Home family for 21 years. CHARLIE LUXTON ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER Charlie juggles his roles as director of Charlie Luxton Design, TV presenter and public speaker. KALPANA FITZPATRICK MONEY EXPERT An award-winning financial journalist, Kalpana is a regular guest on TV and radio, and editor of FEARNE COTTON BROADCASTER & AUTHOR TV and radio presenter Fearne’s Happy Place podcast is now in its ninth series, with over 40 million downloads.…

1 min
trending on…

Switch up the mood with our dining room lighting ideas From everyday mealtimes to entertaining, we’ve got expert lighting tips and advice to bring to the table I deal Home Approved: buying guides & reviews Holding out for Black Friday to make a big purchase? From vacuums to sofas, get the lowdown on our best-rated buys How to bleed a radiator If you’ve noticed your radiators aren’t heating up as they should be, they probably need bleeding. Follow our step-by-step guide… Staircase ideas – looks for your hallway to create a stylish stairway “ This month,we’re getting our cosy on, and readying our homes for hiernation season” HEATHER YOUNG, EDITOR In most homes, the staircase is the first thing you see when you walk through the front door and as the saying goes, ‘You never get a second…

1 min
‘what to do this month...

WATCH If you’ve missed this gem, get ready to binge watch Dream Home Makeover. Interior Designer Shea McGee brings her signature farmhouse chic style to projects for some serious big budget makeover bliss. Netflix, Series 1 and 2. DO New to the virtual learning platform, Create Academy, is Kate Watson-Smyth, the interiors guru behind Mad About The House blog, books and Instagram. Her online course brings her practical advice to life. Visit LISTEN Podcast How To Fail with author and journalist Elizabeth Day, features conversations with celebs, authors and everyday people with extraordinary stories. The guests delve into the things that haven’t gone right but led them on a new path to success. READ Take a moment to relax and get lost in the pages of Calm by Sally Denning. The interior…

2 min
inspire | inform | discover

NEED TO KNOW Design your own rug for a one -of-a-kind look It may be THE rug of the moment, but the Berber has been around for centuries, originating in Morocco and the surrounding areas of Northern Africa. With plenty of high street options, Cosy Coco founder Noemie Deed wanted to produce the real deal but with a customised twist. Choose from 10 base patterns in a mix of classic and contemporary styles, with 10 top colours in 11 sizes, with or without tassels. The wool rugs are handwoven using traditional methods by Berbers in the Atlas Mountains. AHEAD OF THE CURVE ‘Raw timber grain Adding a whole new dimension to ‘bringing the outdoors in’, the super-sized Saule mural takes us up close and personal with the wonders of wood, celebrating its grainy lines and…

1 min
we’re following

@goldisaneutral YOUR BEST DECORATING DECISION? Painting our bathroom black, including the ceiling! My decorators (and my mum) thought I was mad but it makes the room look so much bigger. The large mirror helps to bounce around the light so it never feels claustrophobic. YOUR SECRET STYLING IDEA? Use a mix of textures when you’re putting a room together. If you have lots of shiny marble and brass, incorporate some earthy elements like a wooden bowl or a linen cushion and don’t forget plants or foliage! FAVOURITE CORNER OF YOUR HOME? It’s the L-shaped olive green velvet banquette in our kitchen. It was one of the things I was determined to work in from the very early design stages. It’s a statement, but it’s also the heart of our kitchen. AN ITEM THAT SPARKS…