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Make It Work For You INGE’S STYLE: INDUSTRIAL SCANDI
“Fronds of seasonal foliage and faux-fur cushions add cosy texture to a monochrome scheme during the winter months ”STEPHANIE DURRANT, SENIOR FEATURES EDITOR
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Welcome To My Home
Jean Field lives here with her husband Stephen. A three-bedroom, 19th-century barn conversion near Canterbury in Kent. Units, sink, taps, wooden worktop, dishwasher......£25,000 Quartz worktop.............£2,300 Range................£2,650
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GIFTS FOR Cocktail Queens
A muddler, strainer, double jigger and ice tongs all in one handy holder. Barcraft cocktail tool kit and stand, £21.99, Amazon Upgrade their plain shaker with something worthy of a master mixer. Fiesta glass cocktail shaker, £22.50, Oliver Bonas Ma
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Welcome
Ma Richmond and I are preparing for a different kind of Christmas: fewer-but-better gifts; all homemade food; just one tin of Quality Street…maybe. Usually, we get through a couple in the run up and I have to hide one for Christmas Eve in the shed. B
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My Go-to Stores…
BOET STIJL Great place for finding affordable pieces in neutral, natural shades. LITTLE LOFTS For lovers of simple and calm interiors, it’s a great shop for minimalist furniture and rustic pieces. BODILSON A Dutch brand offering modern, industrial
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Make It Work For You JEAN’S CHOICE: A STORE-IT-ALL LARDER UNIT
Set up a home bar in the larder section of this storage cupboard. Somerton storage cupboard in Baltic Green, from £6,800, Kitchen Makers Turn the tightest space into a larder – this design can be made to fit your dimensions. Corner larder in hand
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Christmas MADE SPECIAL
SERVES 16 (suitable for freezing) READY IN 15 mins INGREDIENTS • 2tbsp olive oil • 2 onions, finely chopped • 4 garlic cloves, crushed • 150g fresh white breadcrumbs • 150g pecan nuts, finely chopped • 150g dried cranberries, finely chopped • Finely
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100 Years Of December Issues
Would you go pink-with-blue baubles or one huge red bauble plus carnations? Or white twigs and gold stars? Such a world of tablescaping choices to enjoy. At Ideal Home we’re proud to combine the practical with the inspirational, and what’s more prac
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Jewel Purpose
Choose an array of colours and styles to decorate your tree this season. These vintage-looking baubles are part of the Bloomsbury collection, £10 for five finial assorted baubles or 28 mini assorted baubles, at John Lewis & Partners Jewel and spice
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‘It’s A Little Slice Of Luxury!’
‘The bathroom wasn’t to our taste – it was tired and dated with cream walls and beige furniture. We wanted to update it and make it modern, so after looking through magazines and getting inspiration from new-build houses we’d seen, we found a builder
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EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Vanessa Richmond GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR Georgia Hibberdine EXECUTIVE EDITOR Heather Young HOMES CONTENT TEAM EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Rhoda Parry COMMERCIAL EDITORIAL OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Jane Akers ACTING COMMERCIAL EDITORIAL OPERATIONS
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The STYLE EDITOR
With a nostalgic nod to Christmas past, the Robin tableware collection gives us all the cosy, festive feels. The red, white and green design is a classic that can make an appearance year after year. With prices from £3 each, you can collect a full se
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The Big Reveal
The grand exterior of the apartment made its interior all the more disappointing when Mette and Tony first viewed it. False ceilings, thick woodchip wallpaper and a dark and dilapidated kitchen were immediate turn-offs. However, the idea of joining a
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Welcome To Our Home
Maria Jude lives here with her husband Fred and their children Marcus, 20, Leanna, 17, and Miles, 14. A five-bedroom detached 1960s house in north London. Bath......................£2,250 Tiles.......................£3,150 Shower.............
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‘Art Is About How It Makes You Feel’
GG Stokes grew up in the Cotswolds and moved to London to study fashion styling, photography and creative direction at The London College of Fashion. She pursued a successful career working on fashion shoots for glossy magazines, before becoming an a
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Sustainable Swaps
Send these nature-friendly cards made with paper embedded with seeds. The recipient can plant them in the spring and watch native wildflowers bloom. Also, 5p per card supports the British Beekeeping Association. Plantable bauble-on-string Christmas
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Welcome To My Home
Mette Mau, a teacher, lives here with her husband Tony, an IT developer, and their children Ines, nine and Noa, seven. THE PROPERTY A three-bedroom flat on the island of Amager in Copenhagen, bought in 2017. THE VALUE Similar properties in the a
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Make It Work For You MARIA AND FRED’S STYLE: MONO LUXE
WHERE TO BUY 1 Pelipal Leonardo 109 vanity cabinet, £2,532, InHouse Inspired Room Design 2 Forum Apus circular LED mirror, £78.70, Victorian Plumbing 3 Arcade LED bathroom oval base wall light with Silver chiffon shade, £146, Sanctuary Bathrooms 4 Vi
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Shopping Directory
Abigail Ahern 020 7354 8181 abigailahern.com Advent of Change adventofchange.com Akojo Market akojomarket.com Amara 0800 587 7645 amara.com Amazon.co.uk Amazon Handmade amazon.co.uk Amtico 01217 450800 amtico.com Annie Sloan 01865 803168
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GREAT GIFTS That Mean Much More
Artist Annabelle Pearl will capture the likeness of a beloved cat. Bespoke pet portrait, from £90, Cheshire & Wain Send a surprise leafy delivery. A three- to twelve-month subscription, from £60 for three months, Leaf Envy Everything you need for a
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My Go-to Stores...
H&M HOME I’m really fond of this store. It’s a great place to buy cushions for very little money. FERM LIVING This Danish brand has an ever-changing stock of beautiful, timeless furniture. MOODINGS Minimalist modern design from brands like Hay, Men
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Welcome To Our Home
Alex Kuciejewska, a doctor, Adam Oakley, a management consultant, Poppy, 12, and Jacob, nine. A five-bed Victorian terrace in north London.  Bought in 2013 for £750,000; now worth around £1.6m. Building work.................... ..................
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Then… And Now 1960
THE ORIGINAL If it wasn’t for the illustrated image and the dodgy ceramic grapes in the background, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was a current Christmas tablescape. Handmade centrepieces and boughs are everywhere this year, along with star-sha
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GREAT GIFTS under £20
Just the thing for staying organised while not in the office. Working from Home daily planner desk pad, £6, Martha Brook Hang from a branch and watch new residents come flocking. Woven birdhouse, £20, Marie Curie Simple, stylish and essential for n
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Create A Welcoming Room For Guests
Being the smallest bedroom, or having to do double duty, shouldn’t stop a guest room from being a well-functioning and comfortable space. We asked three experts – an interior designer, a hotelier and a holiday cottage owner – how to work with what yo
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‘We Added To An Existing Extension’
Adam and Alex knew this house would need a lot of work from the get-go: ‘It had been rented for 20 years with no investment in it,’ says Adam. We would lie in bed and listen to the rain coming through the roof and dripping onto the ceiling above our
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Past Meets Present
We adored this house from the moment we walked in,’ says Philippa McFarlane, owner of sandrockhouse.com. ‘We’d been looking for a while, as we were expecting our second son and running out of space. This house was much larger, and the beautifully-pro
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Meet The Professionals…
NICKY DOBREE, FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR (NICKYDOBREE. COM), with over 20 years’ interior design experience, specialising in luxury ski chalets, villas, contemporary residential interiors and hotel design. JULIA HANDS, FOUNDER, CHAIR AND CEO OF H
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Cantilevered Structures
1 THEY ACCOMMODATE WIDE CORNER OPENINGS A structural engineer can design a cantilever system to make sure the corner is supported and doesn’t move too much for the glass doors beneath. 2 AN UPPER STOREY COMPLICATES THINGS If the corner is going in a
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Welcome To My Home
Philippa McFarlane, an interiors business owner, lives here with her husband Alistair, a design engineering manager, and their sons, Zack, 10, Indie, eight and Max, five. THE PROPERTY A seven-bedroom Victorian semi in Dorking, Surrey. THE VALUE
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