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Plan A Side Return Extension
You don’t always need full planning permission for a side return extension. Permitted Development (PD) allows a single-storey structure up to four metres high and measuring up to half the original house across. If the extension is within two metres o
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I Knew Nothing When I Star Ted BUT I LEARNT FAST!
A navy velvet sofa was top of Alice’s wish list and she was determined the Harrington sofa from Barker & Stonehouse would be their first buy. ‘We spend most of our time in here, so I wanted it to feel cosy and I bought a few velvet chairs from Facebo
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Create A Crittall-style Shower Screen
Buy a plain clear glass shower screen that fits exactly into the space along the bath. Check how much splashing there will be from the shower so you can work out how wide you need it to be to contain all the water. Decide how big you’d like your squa
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Could You Be Our Cover Star?
Reckon you’ve got what it takes to be a future HomeStyle cover star? A creative home and a smile is all you need! Take a quick snap of yourself in your favourite room and email it to us at homestyle@ We can’t wait to hear from you! ■
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• This rich look is full of the spirit of iconic New York nightclub, Studio 64. Rounded geometric patterns bring instant disco vibes and the dark palette creates the perfect atmosphere for night life. • Mix and match navy blue hues with teal and gree
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Make The Look... MARBLED VASE
• White vase • Different-coloured nail varnish • Cocktail stick or fine paintbrush • Newspaper 1 Give the vase a clean before you start, and protect your work surface with newspaper. 2 Place the vase upright on the newspaper. Open the first bottl
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#myHS Home
Show us your style! Upload your home shot to Instagram using #myHShome The style of my small Edwardian flat is a scandi/bohemian mix. I kept the decor pretty neutral but I love to add pops of colour through accessories and eccentric trinkets which h
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Editor Kirstie Duhig Art Editor Emily Waite Designer Libby Parfitt Production Editor Thomas Poad Features Editor Catriona Burns Staff Writer Hannah Tribe Editorial & Digital Assistant Katie Dutton Group Advertising Manager Laura Jones Adverti
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Make the look... PRINTED TEA TOWEL
• White cotton tea towel • Animal-print stencil • Repositionable spray mount • Black fabric paint • Palette • Sponge dauber • Newspaper 1 Protect your work surface with newspaper, and lay the tea towel on top. 2 Spray the reverse of the stencil w
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Shopping Guide
Abigail Ahern Abstract House Aldi Alice in Scandiland shop. A Little Find All Handles & Pulls All Your Appliances
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Get The Look... LOW-KEY LUXE
With this style, the little details have a big impact, so upgrading things like plug sockets, cupboard handles and the kitchen tap to modern designs will help to create a polished look. For consistency, pick finishes in the same colour or metal. Kati
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Easy Living
Fans of the cult classic Wild Rhubarb anti-bac all-purpose cleaning spray from Method will be pleased to know that a brand-new scent is joining the collection. Peach Blossom is a fruity, floral-scented cleaning spray that boasts the same germ-killing
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Decorate With Paint & Pattern
If you’re not 100 per cent sure, start small. Test the colour or pattern out on one wall first, with pieces of furniture or accessories to build up your confidence and to figure out if the look is for you. You can then expand and experiment as you go
Homestyle UK5 min lettiRegional & Ethnic
Tasty Midweek Meals To Make In Minutes
PREP AND COOK TIME 40 MINS SERVES 4 • 400g echalion shallots, peeled and halved • 250g pack halloumi, sliced into 8 • 1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes, thinly sliced • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped • Handful fresh mint leaves, chopped • Zest
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Emma Britton about her unique splashbacks and exciting new collection for the RHS I graduated in the 2008 recession when jobs were hard to come by, so I was spurred into setting up on my own. I launched Emma Britton Decorative Glass Designer right at
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Welcome TO MY HOME
I’m Bo Fentum, an interior designer I live here with my husband, Michael, a sound designer, and our nine-year-old twin daughters, Alice and Annabel, as well as our British shorthair cat, Rory. Our home is a 1970s four-bed, three-st
Homestyle UK4 min lettiArchitecture
It Feels Like We're Living In PALM SPRINGS
I was pregnant with twins and living in a first-floor flat with no lift, so we knew we had to move and quick. We viewed a few properties, but as soon as I saw this house, I knew it was the one for us. It had the same qualities we loved about our flat
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My yellow bath MAKES ME SMILE
I’m Tilly Hughes and I live here with my partner, James Huggett, our son, Henry, four, and daughter, Teddy, who’s two. We live in a four-bed 1930s semi in Cheltenham and we moved here in 2017. I love to show off my colourful home on my Instagram @hen
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DIY Wall Panels
Sketch out your design. This will help you stay on track during the project and you can work out exactly what materials you might need before you start. Measure your wall, noting the full width and height of the area you’re panelling. Decide on how m
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Decorating FOR Kids
Choose these smart buys to create a stylish space where little ones can play and learn at the same time Decorate the room with an eye-catching wall mural like this striking world map. It’s a great way to teach budding explorers about the world aroun
Homestyle UK3 min lettiArchitecture
I’m Katie Lee, a photographer at I live with my twin daughters, Lily and Anna, 11, plus our dog, Baxter. Our home is a three-bedroom, mid-terraced Edwardian house in Earsdon, Whitley Bay. The kitchen and diner were two
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Our Style Is A Modern Take ON TRADITIONAL
It was the lovely big bathroom that clinched the sale when we first viewed this house. It was a total doer-upper, but it felt like a Tardis. I’ve never been one to chase postcodes, so we opted for a cheaper area of Manchester with lots of green space
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Style Advice
Yoko used this light wood rattan-effect console from Wayfair to sit against a blank wall. It’s narrow enough that it can easily be walked past without jutting out into the room. ‘I like its rattan drawers and it’s another place to display vases and f
Homestyle UK7 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Brilliant BRUNCHES
PREP TIME 10 MINS COOK TIME 15 MINS SERVES 4 • 4 large eggs • 4 wholemeal muffins, halved horizontally • 8 slices thin-cut ham • black pepper, to season • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar • 1 shallot, roughly chopped • ½ tsp black peppercorns • 2 large
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• Create a soft palette with a base of warm, creamy whites, then build up the colour with gentle yellows. Look out for cooler shades of yellow with green undertones, think lemon rather than mustard. • Crisp apple green adds a soothing but slightly zi
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Welcome To Our SPRING ISSUE!
This month, we bring you the latest nature-inspired looks to inspire you to dial up your spring style. With affordable buys and easy techniques, whether you’re redecorating or just fancy a quick refresh, you’ll find ideas for every room on page 72. W
Homestyle UK1 min lettiFashion
• Half a metre of pastel-coloured fabric • Round bowl, or similar to draw around • Scissors • Pins • Sewing machine • Needle • Cotton thread • Polyester stuffing • Pompom maker • Coloured wool 1 Fold the fabric length in half. Place the bowl on top
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• Dining chair • Sandpaper • Chalk furniture paint • Paintbrush • Pliers • Scissors • Patterned fabric • Staple gun 1 Remove the seat cushion from the dining chair and set aside. Lightly sand the chair and clean with a cloth. 2 Protect your work
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Style Advice
It’s a well-known fact that plants boost our mood and wellbeing so bring some of the outdoors into your bathroom. Go for varieties that thrive in humid environments – a spider plant, monstera or asparagus fern are all good picks. If you rent, you mig
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