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All Is Calm
When Lykke and Thomas decided to start a family, their hearts were set on a period house with a big garden. A 100-year-old detached villa in Vanløse, Copenhagen, ticked all the boxes. They were charmed by its stained-glass windows, ornate ceilings an
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Welcome To My Home
Rachael Somerville lives here with her husband Tom and one-year-old daughter Nancy. A five-bedroom Georgian house in Shrewsbury. Bath.......................£1,295 Vanity unit and basin....................£2,968 Loo.........................£1,
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Shopping Directory
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Welcome To My Home
Lykke Hindsberg, a lifestyle blogger, lives here with her husband Thomas Skovboe, who works in finance, and their two children Philip, five, and Frederik, six. THE PROPERTY A 1920s villa in Vanløse, Greater Copenhagen, bought in 2014. ■
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‘It Feels Modern But It’s Still Cosy’
‘There was a bathroom and separate loo, and neither had any personality. We decided to knock down the wall between the two and extend over our garage, to create space for both a shower and a bath. Looking online for inspiration, I saw polished plaste
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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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Make It Work For You LYKKE’S STYLE: ROSE-TINTED THEME
“A backdrop of muted colours allows architectural details to take centre stage, from decorative plasterwork and cornices, to wooden mouldings and panelling”LISA FAZZANI, ACTING FEATURES EDITOR
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Welcome To My Home
Aeron Greenwood lives here with her husband Matthew, their daughter Darcey, three, and son Harrison, eight months. A five-bed 1920s semi in Barnet, north London. Basin unit..............£1,033 Loo............................£155 Tiles............
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Then… And Now 1945
THE ORIGINAL We’re drawn into this formal but friendly living space, complete with roaring fire and rosy-toned furnishings. The wing-back armchairs, curvy loveseat and ornate, gilded frames bring a sense of grandeur, along with the polished, dark woo
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My Go-to Stores…
TINYTINY.DK This Danish website reveals new and exciting homeware every month. UNIKA:K Unique Danish ceramics. I like to combine new and old for a dynamic and interesting feel. IKEA Always great for basics, but also some lovely trad-style Scandi pi
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Make It Work For You AERON’S CHOICE: POLISHED PLASTER
It may have been around since Egyptian times, but polished plaster is enjoying a resurgence, not least because it is grubby grout free! This surface is also easy to clean and is suitable for use on floors, walls and ceilings. Q Is all polished plas
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Easy Style Updates
The celebrations might be smaller this year, but that’s no reason to rein it in. Go big with luxe gold balloons, sparklers and fizz to create an instant party vibe at home. Inflate balloons with helium, so they’ll float up to the ceiling. Make bette
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Ideal Home Loves… Polished Plasters
A waterproof, environmentally-friendly option. Tadelakt in Blue Grey, from £120sq m, C Ferri Interiors High-performance incarnation that’s stainproof and UV stable. Novacolor Microcement in Off White, from £120sq m, Rendone Made from natural pi
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Welcome
It’s a new year, and for me, it’s also the start of my new role as Editor of Ideal Home . I’m no stranger to this wonderful magazine, having been part of the Ideal Home family for well over a decade, and I’m thrilled to be its newest custodian. Our p
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Simple Elegance
When Calsey and Mickey first viewed this house, it didn’t exactly blow them away. ‘It wasn’t love at first sight,’ says Calsey. ‘We’d been looking for a place to buy together for a while and although the location was lovely, the exterior of this hous
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Best For…
Bath Microcement’s director Martin Ford has 10 years’ experience in Microcement and Venetian polished plaster. Applicart offers three-day courses in Venetian polished plaster and Spanish Microcement. For around £540, you’ll learn mixing and polishing
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The STYLE EDITOR
Build a gallery wall throughout the year with Desenio’s art print calendar. The designs are printed on thick paper with a smart, matt finish – just tear along the perforation to remove the date, leaving you with a 30x40cm print. Frame or hang with cl
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Welcome To My Home
Calsey Banks, a personal assistant, lives here with her partner Mickey Figures, an electrician. A three-bedroom 1950s semi-detached house in Great Barr, Birmingham. Bought for £200,000 in 2018; now worth £280,000.
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KITCHEN & BATHROOM UPDATE
Individuality is at the heart of the new ME by Starck range for Duravit, a pared-back collection that’s easy to tailor to your space. Designed by Philippe Starck, this timeless series focuses on a reduced design aesthetic to give you the freedom for
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Divide & conquer
Although the living space has been split into two separate rooms, when the doors are opened wide, they still feel like one, large space – ideal at Christmastime. BUY THE KEY PIECES Britolli White marble ceramic dining table, £921.60, First Furniture
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Window Silhouette
Wash your chosen window to remove any dirt or grease and allow to dry. With the backing paper still on, experiment with compositions by laying your stickers out on a flat surface. Once you’re happy with the design, remove the backing paper and smooth
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‘We Extended This House In Every Way’
After years living in a two-bedroom flat, Larissa Alexis and her husband were so desperate for space that they took on a doer upper. ‘We found a run-down house that we could never normally have afforded,’ says Larissa. ‘Its three storeys were so dark
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Welcome To My Home
Karen van Tongeren, a brand strategist, lives here with her husband, Luc, a sales manager, and their children Cato, 17, Guusje, 15, and Does, 13. THE PROPERTY An early 20th-century townhouse in Haarlem, The Netherlands. THE VALUE Bought for £688
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How To Update Your Kitchen In 2021
Still the heart of our homes, but when it comes to kitchen colour, style, design details and appliances, there are some exciting new trends, from cabinetry to appliances. Whether you’re planning a full redo or just replacing elements, where should yo
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Welcome To Our Home
Larissa Alexis lives here with her husband and their sons, aged six months and two years. Larissa works for an environmental consultancy. A four-storey, five-bedroom Victorian semi in southeast London. Bought in 2016 for £1.3m; now worth more tha
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Make It Work For You KAREN’S STYLE: GLOBAL TEXTURES
LOODS 5 For fab Dutch design trends. SISSY BOY I love the quirky home accessories. HK LIVING Great for sleek Dutch design and UK stockists. FONQ My top choice for good value interiors shopping from the comfort of your own home. “Boost a neutral s
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Meet The Professionals…
DARREN WATTS, WREN KITCHENS SHOWROOM DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN DIRECTOR (WRENKITCHENS.COM) Darren has been a design expert at Wren Kitchens for 10 years and is passionate about closely following the very latest trends and innovations in kitchen design.
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Basements
1 IT’S NOT A DIY JOB Specialist companies will hold appropriate insurance cover and be able to offer warranties. 2 YOU’LL PROBABLY NEED PLANNING PERMISSION Excavating a new basement is likely to require it, but converting an existing residential cel
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STYLE SECRETS SPARKLE & SHINE
Bell jars filled with basic white baubles and a string of micro fairy lights are all you need. Arrange groups of different-sized jars on a console, sideboard or windowsill. Festooned foliage highlights a loosely symmetrical arrangement of lanterns a
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‘We Gave Traditional A Trend-led Twist’
‘We like a separate dining room for entertaining, so rather than knock through, we extended our long, narrow kitchen to the side. I’m a design consultant (@futureicons_), so we saved on architect’s fees and planned it ourselves. We like high-quality
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