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Welcome To My Home
Belinda Hall, an interior designer, lives here with her husband Patrick, chief product officer for an online travel payments company, and their children Charlie, Ted and Rosie. A four/five-bedroom, single-storey detached Victorian house in Melbourn
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Easy Style Updates
Rework a neutral scheme that’s feeling a little flat by introducing a moody accent colour. Paint one wall to create a focal point, then bring in extra touches of colour on cushions, throws and accessories. 140 NOVEMBER 2020 | IDEALHOME.CO.UK Go off
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The Story Of The Build
Amie bought the building in 2017, found an architect and applied for planning permission.  In January 2018, a new floor was put in, creating two levels; the walls were insulated and Velux roof lights fitted.  Underfloor heating and staircases were th
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Make It Work For You BELINDA’S STYLE: STRIKING CONTEMPORARY
IN GOOD COMPANY For an incredible range of labels, such as Gubi and Muuto. HUB FURNITURE It stocks a great selection of international brands. GEOFFREY HATTY This beautiful store specialises in Italian and French mid-century pieces. ■
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KITCHEN & BATHROOM UPDATE
Our love for brass is showing no sign of abating, and it’s not surprising with on-point designs like this tap from Abode. The monobloc mixer’s hexagonal detailing will add industrial style. It’s all about the antique brass finish with a patina that w
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The Story Of The Build
In early 2019, the internal steel window frames finally arrived and installation of the glazing began.  By April 2019, the light well was completed. The following month, work began on the plumbing and electrics.  The polished concrete floor was done
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Then… And Now 1922
THE ORIGINAL Formal but cosy, the mix of pattern and plush tones give this smart space a bohemian edge. Luxurious silk drapes and cushions teamed with decorative lighting, a mix of frames and unusual accessories shows the ‘Ideal Home’ 100 years ago w
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100 Best-ever Design Ideas Edited By Our Experts
Supersize and solo or a few in a row over a table or kitchen island works best. Space-efficient seating for squeezing friends in, with classic diner-booth cosiness. Practical with natural, rugged good looks. Porcelain-fused steel makes for indestr
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‘This Is Our Forever Kitchen’
‘This is our first home together and it needed complete renovation. It had a galley kitchen with strip lights and shabby, mismatched units. Next door was a bigger, brighter dining room with a door out to the garden. We decided to knock an opening bet
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Steel Window Frames
Steel-framed windows and doors – especially those with panelled glazing – are becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners as a way to bring in light and make a design statement. New steel doors are widely accepted by local authorities for
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Welcome To Our Centenary Issue!
In the very first edition, the editor wrote: ‘The policy of The Ideal Home is to cater for the wide circle of the middle class. Every matter of interest, from the designing of the house and garden to its finishing touches, will be explained and illus
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Living The Cornish Dream
‘This space was originally a garage – we transformed it into a kitchen-diner. Crittall windows create a modern feel alongside the more rustic elements. The reclaimed beams are cosmetic, but look right,’ says Jill. BUY THE KEY PIECES For a similar ta
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Welcome To My Home
Sophia Cook lives here with her husband Cookie, and one-year-old son Alfred. A four-bedroom, mid-terrace house, built around 1910, in Croydon. Units...................£14,250 Worktops.............£2,300 Appliances..........£8,263 Sink and t
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Welcome To My Home
Harriett Hindmarsh lives here with her husband Jeremy. Harriett is VP of a marketing and communications company and Jeremy is the creative director of a design business. A four-bedroom Victorian terrace in east London. Bought for £242,950 in 2006
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Set The Scene For... A LAZY SUNDAY LUNCH
Whether it’s a table for two, the fam or your bubble of friends, make it an occasion. Do things properly with crisp linens and pretty settings decorated with pine cones, dimmed lighting for a mellow mood and, if lunch segues into dinner, candles for
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Welcome To My Home
A four-bedroom Victorian property comprising barns and a cottage, with later extensions. Jill bought the property in 2015. Ididn’t have the budget for a place with a sea view so I went inland,’ says Jill Stein. ‘Having worked on a number of client
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Make It Work For You SOPHIA’S STYLE: QUIRKY AND COLOURFUL
FRESHEN UP THE LOOK WITH ON-TREND GREEN TILES Lime Green field tile, £159.95sq m, Original Style Colour Pop tile in Bosque, £80.40sq m, Ca’Pietra
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‘We Extended This House Up, Out And Across’
Having lived in the terrace since 2006, the couple longed to stretch out and get more space. The original house was small, with the main bedroom overlooking the street. ‘We knew we wanted a new living space and bedroom that faced the garden,’ says Ha
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The STYLE EDITOR
This storage stunner may be posing as a drinks cabinet, but we think it has plenty more to offer. With bespoke options for shelving, it can be used to camouflage a TV, as a compact kitchen larder or a hideaway home office. A piece like this that adap
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History Repeating
This design of songbirds perched on branches is all about elevated elegance. Disrupt it with distressed furniture for a rough-luxe look. This pattern, recreated from a National Trust original, has been scaled down for smaller spaces. Offset the busy
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‘We Wanted A Classic But Modern Look’
‘The kitchen, dining room and living room were all separate, but we wanted to cook, eat, socialise and relax all in one place, so we knocked them together and extended. I wanted a simple, classic kitchen with a fresh, modern edge. Our ‘musthave’ was
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Inside/outside Flooring
1 IT MAKES A SPACE LOOK BIGGER By using the same material in the same size module inside and out, it enhances the sense of space. 2 THERE ARE LOTS OF OPTIONS Some materials are better suited for use indoors and out, such as tiles, polished concrete
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The Design Edit
Now and then, the high street comes up with something so utterly fabulous it looks as if it’s come from a designer boutique. Here are some of our latest discoveries that will make your home look expensive without the big spend… ■
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Embracing The Dark Side
Suszi Saunders and her husband Nat moved with their toddler son, Teddy, to this double-fronted house in London’s Corbett Estate from a cramped flat in nearby Lewisham. ‘I’d wanted to take on a wreck, but Nat was worried it would be hellish to live in
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Welcome To My Home
Emma Knight lives here with her husband Peter. A 1920s, four-bedroom semi in Epsom, Surrey. Units..................£35,000 Worktops............£4,500 Appliances.........£13,969 Sink and tap..........£1,641 Flooring...............£4,000
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‘I Want To Share My Love For Nature’
Driven by the desire to reveal nature’s hidden intricacies, Evi Antonio’s work creates the same sense of curiosity and wonder that a museum specimen cabinet holds. From her studio in London, she combines digital technology with traditional oil glazin
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8 Accent Lamps
Ero velvet table lamp, £125, Oliver Bonas Flaggskepp table lamp, £12, Ikea Tan spiked terracotta table lamp, £195, Rose & Grey Curved table lamp, £189, Nordic House Bloomingville table lamp in Blue, £45, Amara Simone table lamp, £105, Sweetpea
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Welcome To My Home
Suszi Saunders, a hypnotherapist, and her husband Nat, a writer, live here with their sons Teddy, six and Huck, 18 months. THE PROPERTY A three-bedroom two-storey Victorian terraced house in southeast London, bought in 2016. THE VALUE Similar pr
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Make It Work For You EMMA’S CHOICE: A HOT WATER TAP
Instant boiling water taps are the biggest kitchen innovation since the dishwasher. Once purchased, many homeowners vow never to buy a kettle again. Q Are the worth the hype? If you’re short of time, or impatient, instant hot water taps are defini
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