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The owners have crafted a stylish home from four bedsits, and filled it with chic Mid-Century finds

When the owners upsized to their southeast London property, they took on a big challenge to create a family home …Continue reading »

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Want to wake up a sleepy bedroom colour scheme with some bold colour? Let us inspire you to add a bright …Continue reading »

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Mum’s the word right now as we prepare to mark the special occasion that is Mother’s Day, a chance to …Continue reading »

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Give your living space global appeal with these new-season pieces

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Promotional Feature The tribal trend looks set to be a real winner for 2017, and the new Hinterland collection from …Continue reading »

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When the lighter, longer days of Spring roll around, it’s the ideal time for decorating (or redecorating) your home with …Continue reading »

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The second House of Holland x Habitat collaboration has landed - and it is FABULOUS

British fashion designer and owner of one magnificent quiff, Henry Holland has unveiled his new range of homewares for Habitat …Continue reading »

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Bringing a 400-year-old house into the modern age is no mean feat, but that's exactly what the owners of this gorgeous rural property have done

The owners had always loved Derbyshire and wanted to live in the countryside. They liked one particular village, but not …Continue reading »

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This earthy, orange-tinted pink is only a shade away from being a neutral, making it really easy to use as a decorating scheme

Try it in a room that needs a little warmth and softness – it won’t look too girly if your …Continue reading »

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Stationary and homeware designer Kristina Karlsson isn't into design snobbery, but the simple pleasures of home: tea, comfy chairs and lists

Unable to find stylish stationary and desk accessories for her home office, Kristina persuaded her partner Paul to remortgage their …Continue reading »

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Get your home looking shipshape to create the best first impression for potential buyers

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Get your home in ship shape to create the best first impression for potential buyers

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Take a look at how this ugly duckling of an industrial building has become a surprisingly beautiful space

Take a look at how this ugly duckling of an industrial building has become a surprisingly beautiful space

The post Extreme makeover: Cement factory turned into modern fairytale castle appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Why live in a poky flat in the capital, when you can buy a beautiful Georgian mansion wing in Wales for the same price?

Why live in a poky flat in the capital, when you can buy a beautiful Georgian mansion wing in Wales for the same price?

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Bathroom colour schemes are essential for getting the look, feel and design you want in your bath or shower room. Break …Continue reading »

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Garden planters, pots and containers are a simple way to add instant style to your living space – whether that’s …Continue reading »

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Looking for a rental property that was closer to friends and family, an easier journey to work and within a …Continue reading »

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... and why insulation is sexy. Grand Designs guru Kevin McCloud shares his must-read tricks of the trade for projects big and small. Don't break ground without them!

If you could get a crack team together to work on a project to build your own home, surely Kevin …Continue reading »

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Not much wider than the height of a tall man, this attractive terraced house has a lot to teach us about decorating a tight space

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They do say that big is not always better. And never has this been more true than of Noel Lodge …Continue reading »

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Bring a piece of history into the modern day, and turn this striking property into a one-of-a-kind family home

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If you love a big project, this Grade II listed Victorian water tower in Norfolk might be just the thing …Continue reading »

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Think you know how to build the best play fort? You might want to think again.

Had a full on-week and feel like you need to retreat to a hideaway, pronto? Don’t have the option of …Continue reading »

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Shagpile carpet, vinyl wallpaper and polystyrene ceiling tiles were all design ‘features’ of this bathroom, which in its former state …Continue reading »

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Crisp nautical colours together with the soft muted tones of the British coastline make this the perfect living-room look

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Promotional Feature One of this season’s strongest stories for interiors is the seaside. It’s not surprising really – as an …Continue reading »

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Looking for bedroom colour ideas? You can’t go far wrong with purple. Proud and regal or soft and sweet, its …Continue reading »

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Didn't think sheds could be exciting? Wrong! This year's Shed of the Year competition is showcasing some seriously well-designed outdoor hideaways

The garden shed has long been a place of escape – a bit of a man cave if you will …Continue reading »

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A carefully curated collection of vintage furniture was the starting point for this adventurously decorated home, which is packed with interesting details

The owners already had a vintage-furniture shop in Margate before they moved to Ramsgate. ‘We were renting in southeast London, …Continue reading »

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In our interview series, we talk to our favourite bloggers about their trend predictions and styles. Here, we meet Maxine Brady...

In our interview series, we talk to our favourite bloggers about their trend predictions and styles. Here, we meet Maxine Brady...

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After this couple moved into their two-bedroom Georgian flat in Bristol, along with their six-year-old son, they realised that their …Continue reading »

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Promotional Feature with eBay Try these brilliant storage solutions to get your house in order The curious thing about clutter …Continue reading »

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Washing machines have evolved over the past few years, which makes buying the right one a little more complicated than choosing the first white box you see.

Our list of the best washing machines is based on the reviews from our friends at Trusted Reviews who thoroughly …Continue reading »

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Is your garden looking a little lacklustre and in need of more than a little TLC? Well, there’s no time …Continue reading »

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Soho Beach House Miami have maximised on their location as inspiration for their beautifully contemporary beach house interior design style...

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