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FEBRUARY 2018
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EDITOR?S LETTER
Welcome
Vanessa
Vanessa
Richmond, Editor
This is the month for plans and dreams
for the year ahead ? where to go on
holiday and how to improve the house
and garden in 2018. Or maybe you?re
even planning to put your home on
the market and move this year?
At Richmond Towers (which Ma, Pa
and I co-own) we did stuff to the house
non-stop last year and yet never got
around to The Big One ? the loft
conversion we?ve been talking about
since we put in an offer. What seemed
urgent then has become less so as we?ve
come to enjoy sharing space.
I think my dream of a
big loft bedroom, office
and an en suite with gold
taps might stay a dream
for another year? but do
let this ideas-packed
issue inspire yours!
FEBRUARY 2018
5
February 2018
178
90
156
What?s new
9 You deserve...
...breakfast in bed
10 How to add wow!
Fabulous finishing touches
13 Need to know
What?s hot this month
17 The shortlist
Gorgeous faux plants
19 Ideal vs great deal
Savvy buys for kids? rooms
Real homes
22 ?My style includes a bit
of everything!?
42 ?We wanted every room to
feel light & bright?
62 ?Our style is family (and
budget) friendly?
90 ?Our house has a calm,
classic vibe?
6
FEBRUARY 2018
Style & decor
34 Mini updates
Time for a style refresh
39 Style hero
Meet the founder of lifestyle
store Oliver Bonas
55 Colours we love
Truffle
74 40 easy style updates
Clever tricks and smart buys
118 Plan the perfect
kitchen layout
Redesign the hub of the home
134 Plan the perfect
bathroom layout
Make the most of your space
153 Save 20% at BHS.com
178 Beautiful possibilities
Organise your office for a
fresh start this year
55
Before & after
100 ?We brightened up a gloomy
basement?
106 ?We made our dark kitchen
light & airy?
112 ?We built the biggest kitchen
we could!?
122 ?Everything was in the
wrong place?
128 ?You don?t have to spend a lot
to get a luxurious look?
137 ?A skinny extension is all
it took?
140 ?We transformed our ugly
Seventies bungalow?
CONTENTS
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74
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To ?nd all the stockists in
this issue, turn to page 176
Simple solutions
145 Store & Organise Special
Genius storage solutions
to help declutter your home,
from your hallway to
your home office
155 Lifestyle tech
Our pick of health and
fitness gadgets to give you
a kick-start in 2018
Simple pleasures
menu! Try this DIY Chinese
buffet for healthier sharing
165 Weekend bake
Jammy coconut squares
UP TO
167 What?s for dinner?
Scrummy bacon & lentil pie
enjoy a 10-day tour of India
Regulars
154 Subscribe to Ideal Home
156 Food with friends
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lighting the way it should be
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WHAT?S NEW
IN FEBRUARY
You deserve...
breakfast in bed
FEATURE HOLLY WALSH STYLING NICKY PHILLIPS
PHOTOGRAPH DAVID BRITTAIN
Let the rain and wind do their thing outside, while you stay
cosy and snuggled up with a breakfast tray fit for a true diva
Supersoft faux-fur cushion in Silver
Rabbit (left), г50; velvet and linen
cushion in Blush (centre), г20, both
Cox & Cox. Pom-pom cushion,
г29.50, Marks & Spencer. Holkham
waffle throw in grey, г180, Tori
Murphy. Moss knit blanket in grey,
г40; stoneware bowl, г6.99, both
H&M Home. Cream wooden lap tray,
г40, Laura Ashley. Oak wood toast
rack, г25 (with two egg cups); mug,
г8 for four, all John Lewis. White
vintage napkin, г13.50 for two,
Bohzaar. Pink teapot, г120, Oggetto.
Mini porcelain vase, г14 for four; birch
wood brunch board, г8; egg cup and
spoon set, г11, all Nordic House. Grey
Geo side plate, г45 for a 12-piece set;
copper teaspoon, г38 for a 16-piece
set, both Next. Leghorn white eggs,
from г2.40, Clarence Court
FEBRUARY 2018
9
FABULOUS FOIL
Ostrich print cushion
cover, г40, Claribel
RAW FINISH
White wash mirror
with shelf, г160,
Gray & Willow
range, House
of Fraser
HONEST
FORM
Black ceramic
coffee dripper,
г36, The
Future Kept
HOW TO ADD
BURNISHED
TONES
Thea iridescent
vase, г25,
Habitat
wow!
Go on, pick something
you love ? because every
room needs a magic
ingredient that takes it
from finished to fabulous
ELEGANT LEGS
Foldable iron and
zinc tray table, г250,
Finch & Crane
ARTFULLY
DISTRESSED
Salvage Abstract
rug in Rust,
г95, Next
BEAUTIFUL
BULB
Plug-in light cable
with frill bulb, г75,
Mink Interiors
10
FEBRUARY 2018
GREY & GOLD
Eternal Sunset
throw, г70,
Decorator?s
Notebook
WARM
METAL
Luca brass
candleholder,
г28, Audenza
FEATURE MICHELA COLLING
SALVAGE
STYLE
Nyetimber
industrial tall
chest, г455,
Mood Collections
WHAT?S NEW
LUXE
INDUSTRIAL
Mo desk lamp, г160;
Roller pendant light
in brass, г95,
both Pooky
HANG IN A GROUP
Kiko large decorative
mirror, г50, Nkuku
MIX UP
MATERIALS
Leon pendant ceiling
light, г90, Debenhams
COOL
CONTRAST
Spot cushion,
г35, White Stuff
SHINE
ON
Stoneware
gold glazed
vase, г14,
Att Pynta
LIQUID
SILVER
Grey pitcher,
г20,
Zara Home
PATTERN PLAY
Alderney armchair in
Bert & May Asquith
Dark Room, г1,390,
Sofa.com
ACCENT
PIECE
Concrete
candleholder,
г9, H&M
IN THE FRAME
Hansel coffee table,
г499, Swoon Editions
FEBRUARY 2018
11
WHAT?S NEW
NEED TO
know
We?ve been shamelessly snooping
around the shops, so you don?t
miss a single thing that matters...
WE KEEP SEEING...
KNOTS AND TASSELS
Bring some modern macramщ and boho vibes
into your home with these fringed finds
WALL WONDER
Grey cotton woven
wall hanging, г36,
Maisons du Monde
SOMETHING NEW
TO SWOON OVER?
We?ve found two more reasons to peruse the
website of the ever-evolving furniture emporium,
Swoon Editions. Now expanding its accessories
range into lighting and tableware, the new
collections follow the brand?s artisan-made ethos
by working with family-run specialist companies
in Portugal. Handblown, tinted glass pendants,
from г45, are beautifully simple, while the
maker?s mark is visible with the unique, reactive
glazes on dinnerware, г122 for a 12-piece set.
FAB FRINGE
Liklim fringed
basket, г49,
La Redoute
Velvet goldmine
You?ve probably noticed, but velvet
is officially A Thing. It?s literally
everywhere, and the trend shows no
sign of slowing down. It?s easy to
work into a glam or retro look, but
what if country style?s your thing?
Vanessa Arbuthnott, the fabric
designer known for modern-country
prints, has come up trumps with a
range of velvets in eight colours, all
intended to complement her existing
collections and boost the luxe factor.
COSY FACTOR
Natural pouffe with
tassels and knots,
г145, Ian Snow
Be a Valentine?s hero
When a pair of socks won?t cut it, a print of a
memorable moment could win you brownie points.
Mipic.co is a new online platform that turns your
snaps into works of art. Upload your image to
the website or app and
choose the size and style
you want; it?s printed and
framed in the UK, so can
be delivered in two days.
You can thank us later!
Velvet, from
г58m, Vanessa
Arbuthnott
WHAT?S NEW
Leighton double
duvet set, г70;
Leighton cushion
(below), г27, Oasis
Planet bedlinen set, from
г24, Soak & Sleep
Spotty Fox cushion,
г15, Soak & Sleep
KIDS? BEDROOM BLITZ!
These brands are launching their debut ranges
for kids (and there?s not a TV tie-in in sight)?
Soak & Sleep The natural bedding specialists
are starting with four fun themes ? transform a
bedroom into a big top with the Little Circus, or
an enchanted forest by picking a retro-style
patchwork print from the Woodland range.
Mini Rodini This too-cool-for-school Scandi
store features Leopard print designs, a graphic
running Horse and hand-drawn Croco Map. And
they come in adult sizes,
Croco Map bed
so you can join in the fun!
You heard
it here ?rst?
High-street fashion store
Oasis is launching a
homeware range and it
gets a big thumbs up from
us. It has partnered with
fabric house Clarke & Clarke to rescale prints from
fashion ranges past and present, so expect bedding
and cushions in glorious modern florals and even
a pretty bird print. Our favourite is the trad-with-atwist Leighton ? a statement, double-sided bedlinen
design. Apparently, this is just the start of the Oasis
homeware roll-out, so check back here for updates!
IDEAL
Christy Go for timeless
Liberty-esque florals
with Woodland Trail or
space-inspired Infinity
& Beyond ? the jersey
Speckles design will
layer into either style
or works on its own.
set, from г65,
Mini Rodini
Ladybird bedlinen set,
from г40, Woodland
Trail range, Christy
GREAT DEAL
STORE YOUR THROWS
Wire storage table, г150,
Pols Potten range, Amara
14
FEBRUARY 2018
POP IN A BATHROOM
Wire laundry basket, г4,
Sainsbury?s
FEATURE MICHELA COLLING
STORAGE + SIDE TABLE = DOUBLE WIN!
DI S COV E R M O R E TH A N
YO U ? D I M AG I NE T H IS
SPRING
BEDDING
FROM
г28
dunelm.com
FOR
ANIMALIA
www.clarke-clarke.com
WHAT?S NEW
DANGLING DAZZLER
Hanging Lene Bjerre flora succulent,
г170, Sweetpea & Willow
STRIKING CENTREPIECE
Faux cabbage succulent in bowl,
г30, Linea range, House of Fraser
SPACE SAVER
Faux succulent string garden,
г10, Harvey Norman
THE SHORTLIST
8
FEATURE HOLLY WALSH
Faux
plants
EVER GREEN
Artificial eucalyptus spray,
г25 for three, Audenza
FOR THE NOT-SOGREEN FINGERED
SUPER STEM
Artificial green cheese plant
leaf stem, г1.49, Dunelm
TOP A TABLE
Faux yucca in rustic cement pot,
г30, The Farthing
SEVENTIES REVIVAL
Faux Swiss cheese plant in pot,
г235, Out there Interiors
TURNING JAPANESE
Faux bonsai tree,
г15, Marks & Spencer
FEBRUARY 2018
17
WHAT?S NEW
Ideal Vs Great Deal
Transform your little one?s bedroom into a fun yet
practical space with just a few savvy buys
BIG BUILD
Triplet bookcase,
г195, Loaf
STAY TIDY
Toys storage bag,
г25, Bobby Rabbit
POUR DOWN
Raindrops wallpaper
in Ice Blue, г59.95 a
roll, Hibou Home
JURASSIC PICK
Brachiosaurus green dino
lamp, г30, Totally Funky
FEATURE STEPHANIE DURRANT
TOP BUNK
Oeuf Perch bunk bed,
г1,306, Nubie
SKY HIGH
Grey cloud rug,
г72, Maisons
du Monde
CHILD?S PLAY
Collection Mia bookcase,
г68, Argos
STYLE STORM
April Showers wallpaper,
г29 a roll, Scion at
Wallpaper Direct
TOY TOTE
Paper storage bag,
г14, The Nursery Edit
BEDSIDE BUDDY
Little brontosaurus light,
г12, Bobby Rabbit
MADE FOR TWO
Simple bunk bed, г550,
Little Folks Furniture
COSY TOES
Bloomingville
cloud rug, г29,
Amara
FEBRUARY 2018
19
?My style
includes a bit
of everything!?
If you struggle to choose between colours
and interior looks, let Rebecca Brough?s
home show you how to make them all work
together in one big, beautiful boho mix
Seating area
?When I saw this space, it
looked so huge I panicked,
thinking it was going to feel
stark and unwelcoming,? says
Rebecca. ?The black walls make
it homely and snug. I love the
drama and contrast of colours
against the black.?
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Charlotte armchair, г890;
Iggy sofa, г2,040, both Sofa.com.
Henry coffee table, г230,
French Connection
REAL HOME
THE wow
MOMENT
Rebecca?s pink chair and
chartreuse green sofa
really pop against
dark grey walls
FEBRUARY 2018
23
Welcome to
my home
Rebecca Brough lives here
with her husband, Jonny, and
their 14-year-old son, Oscar.
Rebecca and Jonny are
both psychologists.
THE PROPERTY
A four-bedroom Twenties
house in Margate, Kent.
VALUE A similar property in
the area would be valued at
around г575,000.
?
I?m incredibly
proud of what we?ve
achieved here. This
house is unique
and we absolutely
love it!
?
Take a quick tour...
HOW TO DO
The bright
boho look
MIX BOLD COLOURS
Be fearless! Make jewel
tones pop against deep hues
of charcoal, indigo or forest
green on the walls.
1
DINING
AREA
BEDROOM
BEDROOM
BEDROOM
LIVING
AREA
BALANCE THEM OUT
Calm down the overall
effect of using multiple
contrasting colours with
large areas of natural wood.
2
BE ECLECTIC If you
love everything from
country and glam to trad
and industrial, this look is
perfect for you as you can
have a little bit of everything.
BEDROOM
SNUG
3
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FEBRUARY 2018
GROUND FLOOR
FIRST FLOOR
REAL HOME
Dining area
?The bulk of my budget has
gone on lighting and
wallpaper,? says Rebecca. ?It
only takes a small quantity of
amazing wallpaper to do the
job, and most of the lights are
refurbished Sixties glass
designs from eBay.?
THE wow
MOMENT
Cole & Son?s vibrant
Circus wallpaper makes
a fabulous feature wall
in the dining area
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Cole & Son Circus panel, 3.15x3m,
г350, Wallpaper Direct. Vintage
light, around г150, eBay
FEBRUARY 2018
25
Open-plan kitchen
The kitchen was built from
recycled wood. ?I love all the
knots and marks, and the
colour is similar to my teak
sideboard,? says Rebecca.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Bespoke units, Moosejaw
Woodworks. Portland concrete
pendants, г125 each, Andy
Thornton. Welles stools, г99
each, Swoon Editions
I visualised a sociable space
?that
was comfy, inviting and
fun. I wanted it to be eclectic,
unique and personal to us,
without feeling over-designed
?
26
FEBRUARY 2018
REAL HOME
THE wow
MOMENT
Reclaimed wood makes
Rebecca?s kitchen
units truly unique,
giving the space a
rough-luxe feel
FEBRUARY 2018
27
Snug
The original dining room has
been repurposed for cosy,
relaxing evenings. Soothing
black mixes with reclaimed
wood cladding for a homely,
cabin-style e?ect that balances
the bold colours.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Vintage chair, г100, eBay. Hercule
storage unit, г495, Loaf. Turkish rug,
from a selection, Etsy
THE wow
MOMENT
A bright red chair brings
a shady corner to life
in the simple,
wood-panelled
living room
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FEBRUARY 2018
REAL HOME
THE wow
MOMENT
This stunning, metallic
finish, honeycombdesign wallpaper
adds glamour to a
guest bedroom
Guest bedroom
Rebecca has mixed a
traditional, French-style
bed with modern prints on
wallpaper and fabrics in this
room. Bright blue accents and
the foliage of house plants pop
against the black backdrop.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Honey Bees wallpaper, г81 a roll,
Barneby Gates at Wallpaper Direct.
Bed, г1,638, Sweetpea & Willow
FEBRUARY 2018
29
Cole & Son?s Deco
Palm wallpaper
turns the wall on
the stairway into
an art installation
Guest bedroom
A second-hand lamp, Indian
throw and charity-shop prints
give this room a laid-back feel.
Rebecca made her own
cushions from vintage fabrics
that she sourced online.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Walls painted in Railings modern
emulsion, г43.50 for 2.5L, Farrow
& Ball. Similar bed, Backabro
sofabed, г525, Ikea
30
FEBRUARY 2018
FEATURE ANNABELLE GRUNDY, VANESSA RICHMOND
PHOTOGRAPHS AND STYLING COLIN POOLE
A wow-factor
wallpaper and
vintage-look
vanity unit give
the bathroom
lots of character
REAL HOME
REBECCA?S STYLE RULES
?Dark colours transform
a bare space into a warm
and comforting cocoon?
W
e moved here from
Whitstable when
we needed more
space. House prices there had
rocketed, but Margate had
a feeling of regeneration ? it
was an exciting time to move.
The painter thought I was mad
when he saw the shades I?d
chosen! I went for strong darks
because I think they transform
a bare space into a warm,
comforting cocoon. The effect
changes with the light through the
day, and I love the drama and
contrast of dark against bright.
Recycled
materials are
a great way to
bring unique
character to
your home
I like having lots to look at and
wanted plenty of interest
throughout the house. People
notice something new each time
they come. My taste covers vibrant
blues, colour clashes, contemporary,
vintage, mid-century and easygoing boho elements.
all the original panelled doors, and
they sit perfectly alongside the
salvaged wood we?ve introduced.
Recycled materials always
have a back story. As well as the
green aspect, it?s a great way to
bring unique character and
history into your home. The
kitchen was made by a local
joinery using scaffolding planks,
as was the top of the dining table.
The table was incredible value for
its size and it?s a total one-off.
Sometimes, though, you have
to bite the bullet and splash
out. I always try to be economical,
but you can?t cut corners every
time. Sometimes it has to be a
top-end piece to get the right look.
This cosy nook
adjoining the
kitchen overlooks
the garden
You have to tie it all together
with themes, though. With all
my patterns and styles, I?ve looked
for tones, textures and design
details to create connections and
produce a cohesive effect. For
example, the wall cladding in the
snug reflects the reclaimed
wooden kitchen, and the black
tiles in the living room area and
white kitchen tiles echo each other
across the room. Sometimes I?ll
just have a cushion or lampshade
that repeats a colour from
elsewhere, and that?s enough to
make the link.
We tried to preserve as much
as we could of the house?s
heritage. We stripped and reused
FEBRUARY 2018
31
REAL HOME
Make it work for you
REBECCA?S STYLE: COLOURFUL ECLECTIC
MY GO-TO
STORES?
OABIGAIL AHERN
?Her daring look
and innovative
approach to colour
is inspiring. I like to
pick out elements
that work for me.?
Statement pattern, vintage-look furniture and
bright hues stand out against a dark backdrop
Add character with
a mix of bold colour
SEVENTIES STYLE
Starsky chandelier,
г430, Pooky
OGRAHAM AND
GREEN ?Quirky
accessories and a
fantastic selection
of mirrors.?
OSOFA.COM
?I love the strong
furniture shapes
and the vast
choice of fabrics.?
MODERN CLASSIC
Miss Wong A3 canvas
print, г54.05,
Tretchikoff Shop
REFLECT LIGHT
Salvage window
mirror, г165, Next
GO GREEN
Faux succulents,
г39, The
Contemporary
Home
FEATURE MICHELA COLLING PHOTOGRAPH COLIN POOLE
PARQUET TOP
Adriel coffee table, г299,
Swoon Editions
RETRO REVIVAL
Swirl bud vase, г14,
Matthew Williamson
range, Debenhams
JUICY TONES
Arabella cushion,
г33, Ragged Rose
STYLIST?S NOTE
?
An enveloping dark
colour on the walls can
zone an open-plan area
and will bring warmth
to a large space
?
MICHELA COLLING, STYLE EDITOR
ANIMAL
ATTRACTION
Leopard cushion,
г27.99, Very
HOT COLOUR
Iggy armchair in
Peony matt velvet,
г940, Sofa.com
FEBRUARY 2018
33
TIME FOR A
STYLE
refresh
No need to embark on a full room
redo ? these small changes will
make a huge impact, even if you
only have minutes to spare?
You?ve got?
an a fternoon
PAINT A PANEL
Measure and mark a space with
decorator?s tape. Paint with a
pastel emulsion for contrast.
Panel in Heart Wood; wall behind
bed in Faded Indigo, both paint
mixing matt emulsion, г26 for 2.5L,
Dulux. String Pocket shelves, г115
each, Skandium
You?ve got? a day
RE-COLOUR YOUR DOOR
External doors require a hard-wearing gloss, eggshell
or weather-resistant paint. Gloss in rich colours may
complement period properties, but an eggshell gives
a softer sheen and works well in lighter shades.
Classic white, black or grey are perfect for new builds
but a bright colour gives a simple faчade personality.
Door painted in Dorchester Pink Mid 286 Tom?s oil eggshell,
г65 for 2.5L; surround painted in Loft White 222 masonry
paint, г62 for 5L, both Little Greene
34
FEBRUARY 2018
MINI UPDATES
You?ve got? a day
DECORATE THE STAIRS
Measure the stair risers and pre-cut
wallpaper into uniform pieces that are
slightly larger than the measurements,
as each step may vary slightly. Paste each
stair riser and stick on a piece of wallpaper,
using a utility knife to trim any excess.
Stair risers covered in La Chevronne wallpaper,
г33 a roll, Smile collection, Caselio
You?ve got? an hour
MAKE A PINBOARD
Incorporate a work space into a
room by giving a basic pinboard
a makeover. Cover the cork with
wallpaper, fabric or a thick piece
of wrapping paper, using a spray
adhesive to stick it down. Paint
the trim with a contrasting colour.
Cork board, г6, Hobbycraft; covered
in Les P?tits Pois wallpaper, г33 a
roll, Smile collection, Caselio
You?ve got?
an a fternoon
HANG A GALLERY
Arrange frames on the ?oor to plan
your layout. Stick paper templates
the same size as the frames to the
wall as a guide and tap in picture
hooks to hang the artwork.
Frames, from г22 each, House range;
artwork, from a selection; Shalstone
bench, г499, Ercol range, all John Lewis
MINI UPDATES
You?ve got?
an a fternoon
TRY A STICK-ON
WALLPAPER
Peel-and-stick wallpaper is a savvy
solution for renters who want to add
some personal style or for rooms
that need frequent redecorating,
like children?s bedrooms. Just be
sure to use on un-textured, clean,
dry surfaces. If walls have been
painted recently, leave for four
weeks before applying.
Scallop 168 self-adhesive vinyl wallpaper
in Snow and Navy, from г28 a roll,
Betapet range, Etsy
You?ve got?
an a fternoon
PUT UP PICTURE
SHELVES
If space is tight or full shelves are
too intrusive, picture ledges can
?ll a blank wall without being too
imposing. Not just for frames,
there?s enough space to create an
informal display that?s easy to
rearrange. Add beautiful books,
small vases, plants, a fragrance
di?user and even fancy toiletries.
You?ve got? an hour
REVIVE AN OLD
LAMP BASE
Spray paints can create a smoother,
more ?awless ?nish than painting,
particularly on a turned base. For
a muted, look, try Rust-Oleum?s
Chalky Finish furniture paint with
a matt e?ect, or for bold, high-shine
gloss, try its Painter?s Touch or Neon
products, all from Homebase.
Canary table lamp base, г90; Empire
shade in Black Criss-Cross block-printed
card, г40, both Pooky. Rochelle side
table, г170, Perch & Parrow
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Picture shelves, from г25 each,
Design Vintage
You?ve got? FIVE MINUTES
PIMP A BORING PIECE OF FURNITURE IN NEXT TO
NO TIME WITH SOME FANCY KNOBS
A FUN FIND
Pineapple door
knob, г4,
Monsoon
VINTAGE
EFFECT
Lollipop ceramic door
knob, г2, Ian Snow
ADD LUSTRE
Spectrum knob, г12,
Anthropologie
You?ve got? an hour
CREATE A
TERRARIUM
Group varieties of plants such
as succulents, cacti and aloe in a
terrarium or any watertight glass
container. Start with a layer of
gravel for drainage, then add soil
for dry-climate plants. Make a
well for the roots, add plants and
press soil around them. Finish with
decorative gravel on top. Place in a
sunny spot and water sparingly.
STYLIST?S NOTE
For a soft, matt finish,
transform wooden cupboard
fronts with an eggshell or
chalk paint
?
?
MICHELA COLLING, STYLE EDITOR
You?ve got? an hour
MAKE A TEEPEE
Take at least four lengths of dowel
for the frame and tie them together
around the top securely with string
or rope. Wrap a double sheet around
this frame and secure it at the top
with a peg or safety pins. Create a
soft ?oor area to play on with a rug
or a throw and cushions.
FEATURE MICHELA COLLING PHOTOGRAPH TIMEINCUKCONTENT.COM
Dowel moulding, from г2; Watering Hole
Animal Safari wallpaper, г14 a roll, all B&Q
You?ve got? a day
TILE A NEW
SPLASHBACK
To create an eclectic collection, look
for tiles in the same range or sold
as a set to guarantee uniform size,
depth and harmonious colours. Mix
in plains to avoid a pattern overload.
For similar tiles, try handmade mixed
patchwork tiles, г89sq m, Bert & May. Wall
painted in Light Peachblossom 3 intelligent
eggshell, г59 for 2.5L; cupboards painted
in Grey Teal 226 flat oil eggshell, г61 for
2.5L, both Little Greene
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STYLE HERO
?It?s always worth
trying something new??
Oliver Tress,
founder of
lifestyle store
Oliver Bonas,
believes that
creating a special
home comes down to
pushing beyond your
comfort zone?
O
liver Tress opened his first
shop in Fulham in 1993.
He now has 60 and a
thriving online business.
He lives in south London with his
wife Gina, and their children, Talia,
eight, Bruno, seven, and Laila, four.
I couldn?t live in a completely
neutral house. It would make me
so unhappy. Our home reflects our
family and it?s a house of fun for all
of us. My wife Gina is keen to have
disco lights fitted in the playroom!
I can?t tell you what our style is
? it?s such a mix. I hesitate to say
?eclectic? because it?s such an
overused word. It?s quite neutral, but
with pops of colour, although I?m
sure under the right circumstances,
I could be persuaded to go for a more
maximalist look, depending on
where in the house we tried it!
Originally, I planned a ?James
Bond villain?s lair? look, once
the builders have finished working
on the house ? we?re currently
renovating it. But, my plans have
evolved into something a lot less
extreme! We moved in nearly three
years ago and it?s needed a lot of
updating. I was a bit naяve about
what had to be done and it?s turned
into a bigger job than we planned. I
COOL CUPPA
Ida, Ana and Rosa
mugs, from г10
each; Scallopedged heart
teaspoons, г22
for four, all
Oliver Bonas
PRETTY IN
PINK
Marble table
lamp with pink
glass shade,
г78, Oliver
Bonas
GLOW ON SHOW
Two-arm candle
holder, г38; Gold
scalloped-base
cake stand, г70,
both Oliver Bonas
LOVE CAT
Saskia cat candle,
г20, Oliver Bonas
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STYLE HERO
call it ?Project Creep?! It?s proving a lot
more complicated (and expensive!) to
keep the original features.
OFFICE PARTY
Brass pen tray, г15;
square brass pen
holder, г9; 2018-2019
diaries, from г23 each,
Candela glass table
lamp, г100, all
Oliver Bonas
You should take a few risks,
explore some new looks, but plan
it well. Take calculated risks. It?s
always worth trying something new,
if you?re open to changing it if you
really don?t like it. Whatever your
budget, you can always do something
to make your environment better and
improve your life. If you think it?s too
much, then tone it down or start
again. You have to think about the
level of risk you?re prepared to take.
?Paul Smith is a
great ambassador
for the importance
of doing things
well and having
integrity?
It?s about creating an
environment that makes you
happy and where you?re most
comfortable. There?s no point living
somewhere that makes you feel
miserable. It?s the complete opposite
of what you?re trying to achieve.
NEAT NEST
Metallic round
tables set, г225,
Oliver Bonas
I love seeing how people respond
to our products. There are some
things that we know that people will
love, and others that we figure they
may not like as much, but we?re
doing it anyway to push the
boundaries. We want to give people
a sense of joy through our products.
We had someone comment on our
Facebook page that he had bought
his wife a pineapple ice bucket and
that he thought it was the ugliest
thing he?d ever seen, but his wife
totally loves it so he gave it five stars!
PUCKER UP
Lips teaspoon
set, г19 for four,
Oliver Bonas
WHAT I?VE LEARNED
Doing up your home is like
?shopping
for clothes: if someone
makes you try on things you would never
normally wear, you may be surprised by
how brilliant they make you feel!
?
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Everyone asks why Oliver Bonas
isn?t called Oliver Tress. When I
first opened the shop, I was too shy to
have my name above it, so I decided
to find a different surname. My bank
needed me to decide on something
quickly, so I went for the surname of
my girlfriend at the time. Thankfully,
she was happy for me to use it!
FEATURE GINEVRA BENEDETTI
PHOTOGRAPHS ALAMY
SEALED WITH A KISS
Play round jewellery box,
г20, Oliver Bonas
My attitude is, ?if you see
something and you like it, find a
way to work it into your scheme.?
That?s how I?ve run my business ?
you can look at individual products
and they may not connect in the
same era or genre to each other, but
there is a thread that links them.
?We love going to West
Wittering ? it?s where I
can really switch off?
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?We wanted
every room to feel
light & bright?
Dee and Ben?s home shows how to banish gloom from
your rooms and make them the backdrop for characterful
pieces and collections that tell your family?s story
Love
DEE?S
STYLE?
Turn to page 53
to shop the look
REAL HOME
Opt for white walls
?White is a breath of fresh air,?
says Dee. ?It re?ects and
maximises the light, and allows
other things to shine. It is also
bleachable and retouchable,
making it practical for families.?
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Falcon stove, г2,998, Appliances
Direct. Schuller units in Matt White,
from г2,367, Simmer and Soak. For
a similar light, try the Firstlight Union
metal pendant, г40, Easy Lighting
OPEN SHELVES
Keep a small
kitchen feeling
light and airy
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REAL HOME
Welcome to my home
THE PROPERTY A
four bed, late-Victorian
semi in New Cross,
southeast London.
VALUE Bought in
2012. Similar properties
in the area now sell for
around г1.4million.
Dee Miller, a natural
family photographer, lives
here with her husband
Ben Power, deputy
artistic director of the
National Theatre, and
their son Walter, three.
D
Take a quick tour...
BEDROOM
BEDROOM
DINING
ROOM
SITTING
ROOM
GROUND
FLOOR
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BEDROOM
BEDROOM
BEDROOM
FIRST
FLOOR
SECOND
FLOOR
?
We wanted
the house to have
a restful, calm
and serene feel,
which I think
we?ve achieved
?
ee Miller and Ben Power knew they?d struck
gold when they viewed this three-storey
semi. ?We were so thrilled to find it because
the previous owner had lovingly retained all
the period features, so we didn?t have to put fireplaces
back into empty chimneys,? says Dee.
Nonetheless, the house did need some attention, but
the couple chose to wait and work out the best plan
before launching themselves into the refurb. ?We had
lots of ideas when we bought the place,? says Dee, ?but
they completely changed once we?d lived here for a few
weeks. It?s worth living in a property for a while, even
if it?s in a bad way and you have to camp out. You can
only learn so much from standing in an empty room
or looking at floor plans. If you live in it for even a
few days ? getting up in the night to use the loo and
padding downstairs in your slippers for coffee ? you
will get a far better sense of how practical your plans
are and how the house should really work.?
The couple took all the internal walls back to the
brickwork and restored or replaced the wooden floors
and sash windows. The kitchen and bathroom were
also ripped out and refitted, and Dee and Ben decided
to turn one of the bedrooms into a dressing area and
bathroom to create plenty of storage space ? something
a Victorian house rarely offers.
With the hard work done, the pair gave the interior
a calm but characterful feel with white walls, their
considered collections of vintage and mid-centurystyle pieces, and details picked up on their travels in
Brazil, France, India and Morocco. ?I love old things
that have had a previous life and show signs of their
stories and former owners,? says Dee.
IDEAL HOME
loves
GLAZED DOOR
Lets light flow
from space
to space
Industrial pendants
Original vintage factory
lights make a statement
with their size and
classic enamelled
finish
Add soul with
retro furniture
A vintage school cupboard
brings character to the dining
area. ?I love old school furniture,
complete with gra?ti and
compass-engraved declarations
of young love!? says Dee.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
For a similar table and chairs, try the
Aveiro table, г699; and the Jenson
chairs, г199 for two, both Made.com
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REAL HOME
Create layers
Dee and Ben took the same
approach in each room. ?We
put the light centre stage, then
added textures, artwork and
retro furniture to build up
layers of interest,? says Dee.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Anglepoise lamps, г130 each, John
Lewis. Otto sofa, г1,300, Sofa.com
IDEAL HOME
loves
Chandeliers
Great for drawing attention
to high ceilings and
adding wow factor
to a simple
white room
The light here won
?
our hearts ? I love the
way it plays through
the sash windows
?
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COLOURFUL
ARTWORK
Inspired Dee?s
accent-colour
accessories
Decorate with books
?There?s nothing I like more
than a wall of books,? says Dee.
?I?d rather look at that than a
plain wall any day. Our friend
built this shelving unit in the
sitting room when we moved
in and it?s already full.?
BUY THE KEY PIECES
For a similar armchair, try the
Hannah Leather chair, г899, John
Lewis. The Krossing shelving unit,
г400, The Conran Shop, is similar
Dee has lots of
vintage chairs. ?I
love old things
that show signs
of their stories
and previous
owners,? she says
White walls
let the stained
glass windows
stand out
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Mix your styles
A vintage
armoire holds
toiletries in the
main bathroom
In the main bedroom, Dee
has mixed a glam, plushupholstered bed with retro,
Nordic pieces. ?I love simple,
Scandinavian design but, in
truth, my style is probably too
busy to be truly Scandi!?
BUY THE KEY PIECES
For a similar bed, try the Rouen,
г599, John Lewis. Bedlinen, from
г24, The White Company
Dee has displays
of artwork and
family photos all
over the house
REAL HOME
Make bold
statements
Dee and Ben sacri?ced a
bedroom to create a truly
indulgent bathroom and
dressing room that?s less about
quick early-morning starts
than long evening soaks.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Roll-top bath, г921, Aston Matthews.
Arlo & Jacob sells a similar slipper
chair in olive, г553. For similar
bathmats, try Orla Kiely, from г22
IDEAL HOME
loves
Roll-top baths
The ultimate in luxurious
bathing ? and you
can repaint them to
fit a new colour
scheme
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REAL HOME
WHAT I LEARNED
in artwork ?
?forInvest
our 30th birthdays,
Ben and I bought each
other a small piece of art.
Living with pictures we love
is so happy-making
LAB STOOL
Makes a simple
bedside table
Combine patterns
The simple white backdrop
means Dee can put a striped
bedspread with a patterned
Turkish rug in the small guest
room, without making the
scheme look too busy.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Piper bed, г845, Loaf. For a similar
grey lamp shade, try Habitat, from
г20. Anglepoise Original 1227 desk
lamp, г185, John Lewis
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FEATURE HANNAH BULLIVANT, VANESSA RICHMOND STYLING HANNAH BULLIVANT
PHOTOGRAPHS KRISTY NOBLE PLANS AGENCY SERVICE
?
VINTAGE
LUGGAGE
RACKS
Hold loads
of soft toys
Paint a ?hero? piece
In Walter?s room, Dee gave an
old chest of drawers an update
with a coat of dark grey paint,
and replaced the handles with
smart cup designs.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Blind in Harvest Hare fabric by Mark
Hearld, г66m, St Judes. Stokke
Sleepi cot, г575, Mothercare
A pretty cotton
tablecloth
has been
repurposed
as a curtain
This Fifties unit
makes a quirky
pedestal for the
shower-room basin
REAL HOME
Make it work for you
DEE?S STYLE: MODERN COLLECTOR
A simple white backdrop is the perfect display space to
bring together pieces that span different design eras
MY GO-TO
STORES?
OENDLINGS
HASTINGS ?An
amazing treasure
trove of antique or
collectable pieces.?
Dee?s house still
had many of its
original features
CLEARLY
PRACTICAL
Large glass
vase, г12,
Design
Vintage
OLABOUR
AND
WAIT ?Supplies
practical basics
in appealing and
timeless designs.?
OARDINGLY
ANTIQUES FAIR
AND KEMPTON
MARKET
?Unbeatable for
bargains, quality
and choice.?
VINTAGE STYLE
Knot Garden
cushion in Gorse,
г49, Melin Tregwynt
LINE DRAWING
Vases by Clare
Owen, framed print
(40x40cm), г75,
King & McGaw
TOUCH OF
BRASS
Box candleholder,
г25.95,
Decorator?s
Notebook
FEATURE MICHELA COLLING PHOTOGRAPHS KRISTY NOBLE
GLAZED
STONEWARE
Water jug, г30,
Labour and Wait
PERFECT PINE
Langley chest of
drawers, г249,
Cotswold Co
MID CENTURY
Bailey armchair,
г449, Swoon
Editions
CLASSIC LAMP
Anglepoise
Original, г166.50,
John Lewis
STYLIST?S NOTE
?
Contrast white walls with
plenty of texture - natural wood
flooring and furniture and tactile,
woven textiles all add warmth
MICHELA COLLING, STYLE EDITOR
FEBRUARY 2018
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Alwinton large sofa in Walloon Stripe, as shown.
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STYLE & DECOR
COLOURS WE LOVE
Truffle
When greys or whites feel cold and cream
just isn?t cutting it, consider this milky
chocolate shade as your go-to neutral. It?s
beautifully warm and soft for any space?
THIS PAGE Marble tray,
г25, Rockett St George.
Spools of leather ribbon,
г4.50 each, Holly?s House.
Bowl, г16, Heal?s. Candles,
г9 for 10, Rowen & Wren.
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STYLE & DECOR
PURE WHITE TRIM
Team warm truffle
tones with crisp
white details
Stylist?s note
Truffle lends itself to a
glamorous or luxe-country
look, with touches of matt or
rose gold to make it modern
?
NICKY PHILLIPS, DECORATING EDITOR
?
THIS PAGE Nordic desk, г595, Graham and
Green. Antoinette chair, г460, Rockett St
George. Blind in Cressida Feather Grey,
г70.50m, Romo. Forette rug in taupe, г399,
Dwell. ON DESK Dusty rose magazine rack,
г36; spools of brown leather ribbon, г4.50
each, all Holly?s House. Pink bowl, г38; candles,
г9 for 10, all Rowen & Wren. Brown mug, г27.99
for six, Nisbets. Goodwood jug, г18, One World.
Boulle filing box, г20, Habitat. Jack task table
lamp, г65, Debenhams. Fix & Flow print by
Christina Fedyk, г110, King & McGaw.
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Opulent living
Truffle is the perfect,
mellow backdrop for
a space dedicated to
lounging, blended with
similar neutrals for a
restful look. Upholstery
in plush velvet underlines
the decadent mood
THIS PAGE Walls in Velvet Truffle 3 matt emulsion, г25.72 for 2.5L, Dulux.
Wool Serenity Cotton Candy carpet, г55sq m, Crucial Trading. Menda rug,
г469; Hampstead four-seater sofa in Velvet Mink, г2,339, both Heal?s. Matilda
armchairs in Isla Otter, г770 each; Arthur footstool in Hugo Buckwheat, г430;
Chichester open dresser, г1,570, all Neptune. Industrial side table, г185 for
nest of two, French Connection. Crittall style mirror, г360, Rockett St George.
Pitch & Stone print by Christina Fedyk, г130, King & McGaw. ON SIDE TABLE
Morten lamp, г169, West Elm. ON SOFA Blush velvet cushion, г45, Also
Home. Luxor latte cushion, г23, My Furniture. Jaipur dusky pink cushion, г30,
Christy. Cushion in Nesma Briar Rose, г77m, Romo. ON ARMCHAIR Cushion
BLACK ACCENT
Adds a harder edge
to a scheme of
blended neutrals
in Fairmont Taupe, г38m, Clarke & Clarke. ON FIREPLACE Limed wood
decorative finial, г34, Rowen & Wren. Frame, г17.50, Cox & Cox. Bowl, г16,
Heal?s. Kenton artichoke, г18, One World. Candle, г22, Debenhams. Alchemy
planter, г32, Curious Egg. Three faux hydrangea stems, г35, Cox & Cox.
Varinha candlestick, г39, Rockett St George. ON FOOTSTOOL Withcott bowl,
г40, Habitat. Broadfield candle dome, г16, Neptune. Juniper candle, г41,
Curious Egg. Monterey vase, г17, Rockett St George. Mohair throw, г90,
Bronte by Moon. ON BOOKCASE Tea rose bowl, г38; taper candles, г9 for
10, both Rowen & Wren. White rustic jug, г18.50, Cox & Cox. Randwick lantern,
г20; Birkdale jug, г12, both One World. Amber candle, г26, Neptune.
THIS PAGE Walls in Velvet Truffle
4 matt emulsion, г25.72 for 2.5L,
Dulux. Malmesbury bed in Wishing
Well, г912, Willow & Hall. Florence
bedside table, г295; sheepskin in
vole, г270, both Graham and Green.
Wool Iconic Boucle Kelly carpet,
г69.30sq m, Alternative Flooring
Company. ON TABLE Marcus table
lamp, г65, Debenhams. Bud vase,
г18, Heal?s. Rose ceramic pot,
г18.50, Holly?s House. ON BED
Regency pink duvet cover, г130;
pillowcases, г40 for two; Karina
throw, г120; Jaipur cushion, г30,
all Christy. Brown linen pillowcases,
г41 for two; brown linen cushion,
г30, all Blanc Cerise.
Stylist?s note
To stop mid-brown tones
like this looking murky, you
need pops of fresh white and
layer upon layer of texture
?
?
NICKY PHILLIPS, DECORATING EDITOR
MINK GREY
Warm greys mix
in beautifully for
a soft contrast
STYLE & DECOR
THIS PAGE Matisse chest of
drawers, г995, Graham and Green.
Wild Silk 310294 wallpaper, г93 a
roll, Zoffany. Tikvah pendant, г725,
Out There Interiors. ON CHEST
OF DRAWERS Framed Leaf
Photogram prints, г345 for eight,
Oka. Short rose ceramic pot, г18.50;
tall rose ceramic pot, г15; Darling
Clementine set of boxes, г28, all
Holly?s House. Birkdale jug, г12,
One World.
Relaxed luxe
Truffle is soft and subtle
enough to use on all four
walls, but mix paint with
a textural paper like this,
to stop it looking dull
FEATURE NICKY PHILLIPS STYLING SARITA SHARMA PHOTOGRAPHS DOMINIC BLACKMORE
TOUCH OF PINK
From the faintest
nude to the warmest
coral, they all give
truffle a gentle lift
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STYLE & DECOR
Make it work for you
TRUFFLE: JUST ADD AN ACCENT
Touches of cream and blush pink alongside harmonious
chocolate hues create a contemporary neutral scheme
2
1
4
3
FEATURE STEPHANIE DURRANT PHOTOGRAPH DOMINIC BLACKMORE
5
WHERE TO BUY
1. HEART
DECORATION
Extra large wicker
heart, г58,
Melody Maison
2. WALL ART
Blossom canvas,
г225, Cox & Cox
3. CHAIR
Houseology
Collection Oyster
velvet dining chair,
г259, Houseology
4. SHEEPSKIN
Mink sheepskin rug,
г59, Modern Rugs
6
5. MUG
La Cafetiшre Core
textured geo mug,
г5, Creative Tops
6. FOOTSTOOL
Arthur stool, from
г405, Neptune
8
7
7. STORAGE
Braided paper
baskets, from г26
each, Zara Home
8. STRIPED RUG
Dutchbone Arizona
rug in grey (240x
170cm), г429,
Cuckooland
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?Our style is family
(and budget) friendly?
Charlotte and Joe Valentine have hit on a look
that?s timeless and flexible enough to evolve
as their tastes and needs change
Love
CHARLOTTE?S
STYLE?
Turn to page 73
to shop the look
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REAL HOME
Keep to one style
?It may seem boring, but I?ve
stuck to the same style in each
room,? says Charlotte. ?It?s a
neutral, laid-back country look
that?s soothing. It may seem
tedious to some, but home is
where I spend most of my time,
and it?s important to have one
aspect of my life that?s calm!?
BUY THE KEY PIECES
For similar kitchen cabinets, try
the Carisbrooke Ivory range by
Cooke & Lewis at B&Q
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Welcome to my home
THE PROPERTY
A five-bedroom detached
house, built in 1882, in
Christchurch, Dorset.
VALUE
Bought in 2015 for
г300,000; now worth
г650,000.
Charlotte Valentine,
who writes a blog
(thehomethatmademe.
com) lives here with her
husband Joe, who works
in investment banking,
and their daughter Elsa,
four, and son Rory, two.
W
Take a quick tour...
OPEN-PLAN
KITCHEN-DINER
BEDROOM
BEDROOM
UTILITY
ROOM
SITTING
ROOM
BEDROOM
BEDROOM
STUDY
GROUND
FLOOR
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FIRST
FLOOR
?
I was eight
months pregnant
when we moved in,
so I had a month
to do as much
work as possible
?
hen a family member offered Charlotte
and Joe Valentine the chance to buy
this house, they jumped at it. ?We fell
for its classic Victorian charm instantly
and loved its large, open-plan space,? says Charlotte. ?It
was in great condition, but not really decorated to our
tastes. We wanted to put our own stamp on it as soon
as possible, and so we worked tirelessly to redecorate
virtually every room in the house.?
The open-plan kitchen-diner quickly became the
family?s main living zone, but they found they hardly
used the conservatory at the back of the property. So
the couple decided to replace it with an extension to
stretch their space even further. ?I didn?t expect the
building work to affect our lives so much, but taking
on a big job like that is never easy,? says Charlotte.
?There was so much dust, I felt like all I ever did was
wipe the kitchen surfaces! It was worth it, though.
?We managed to reuse a lot of the conservatory?s
glass in the new structure, which saved us a great deal
of money,? she says. ?Quite a bit of the building work
was done by my mum and stepdad, too, who built their
own home and are my go-to for all things DIY!
In total, the project took eight weeks and it?s a much
more useable space now. ?We love how the downstairs
flows to create a spacious zone for family life. I can
keep an eye on the children while cooking dinner and
getting on with things. We also love having friends
over and everyone congregates in the kitchen, so the
central island is great. Open-plan living is perfect for
our family. Sometimes I have to pinch myself that this
is my house ? I feel very fortunate every day.?
REAL HOME
OPEN SHELVES
Break up a solid
run of wooden
doors to create
display areas
Add a coat of paint
Charlotte and Joe inherited the
kitchen with the house, but
revamped it with Farrow &
Ball?s Stony Ground. ?It felt like
there was too much wood, with
the ?oor, too, so the paint gives
it a lovely neutral country look.?
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Glass storage jars, from г17 each,
Neptune. Candy Rose kettle in
cream, г30, Dunelm
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Create character with
second-hand finds
The table and chairs were a г50
Gumtree bargain. ?I painted the
table legs in Annie Sloan?s Original
White chalk paint,? says Charlotte.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
For a similar table, try the Wiltshire, г275,
The Cotswold Company. The Wexford
Glazed dresser is similar, г1,362, Turnbull
& Thomas. Cake stand, г12, Hobbycraft
Go for a neutral base
?I like bold colours, but I fall out of
love with them too quickly. It?s more
cost-e?ective to add colour with
accessories. Having a neutral
backdrop means you can style the
seasons, adding ?oral bits in spring
and browns and orange in autumn.?
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Ashby sofas, from г799, Dfs. For a similar
footstool, try the Bloomer, г445, Loaf.
Ivory Arch mirror, г57, The Range
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SKINNY
CONSOLE
Space-efficient
storage in a
small room
REAL HOME
Be smart with wall art
Colourful prints and photographs
can look a little chaotic, so Charlotte
stuck to large black-and-white
photos for her family memory wall
in the playroom to keep things calm,
smart and streamlined.
REVIVED
BENCH
Found on
Gumtree and
refreshed with
chalk paint
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Ribba frames, г9 each, Ikea. Walton
sofa, from г599, Dunelm. Cushions,
from a selection, HomeSense
Max out on storage
Built-in cupboards, an upcycled
retro trunk and a wicker chest
that does double duty as a table
all make the playroom easy
to tidy up at the end of each day.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Height chart ruler, г59, Fletcher & Mils.
For a similar wicker chest, try the Gabbig
storage box, г59, Ikea. Star carry caddy,
г25, Great Little Trading Co
I?m forever changing
?
things, even if I?m happy
with a look ? I have to have
a project on the go!
?
TILE STICKERS
Brighten up an old
black fireplace
(find them at
pixersize.com)
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REAL HOME
DIY WALL ART
Charlotte makes
typography art ?
see her tutorials
at thehomethat
mademe.com
Keep pattern tonal
Charlotte chose patchwork-style
Moroccan-inspired tiles for their
en suite. In a mix of neutral tones,
they add detail without interrupting
her signature neutral schemes.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
For similar tiles, try the Stamford tiles,
г54.96sq m, Topps Tiles. For similar
angel wings, try the Gabrielle wall art
wings, г161, Maisons du Monde
IDEAL HOME
loves
Upholstered headboards
Essential if you love to
lounge with a morning tea
(but beware if either of
you use oily hair
products!)
PAINTED STRIPES
Just on the chimney
breast, to add interest
in a white room
Try a French feel
Charlotte put a Provenчal twist on
her classic neutral style in the main
bedroom, with an elegant, curved
bed, white wooden side tables and
a luxurious quilt with some fauxfur soft furnishings.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
For a similar bed, try the Coco design,
from г945, Loaf. For similar bedside
cabinets, try the Lemaire tables by
Lily Manor, г127 each, Wayfair. Bedding,
from a selection, Dunelm
Have an accent colour
in each space
?Elsa?s bedroom is every little girl?s
dream,? says Charlotte. ?She has a
pink four-poster bed and I upcycled
this chest of drawers to match.?
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Personalised rocking chair, г55, My 1st
Years. For a similar teepee, try the Hokku
Designs Play teepee, г145, Wayfair. The
rabbit cushion by Little Dandies is similar,
г20, Notonthehighstreet.com
always learning and evolving
?myI?mstyle,
but I don?t think I?ll ever
stray too far from my neutral roots
?
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REAL HOME
Use more colour
in kids? rooms
White walls and a neutral
carpet make Rory?s room the
ultimate blank canvas for
colourful painted furniture
and accessories that can be
updated as he gets older.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Hemnes daybed, г369, Ikea. Star
print bedspread, from г32, Great
Little Trading Co. For a similar star,
try Coastal star, г4.99, The Range
Charlotte turned
this old frame
into a mini
photo gallery
Make simple displays
The reading corner in Rory?s room
is a perfect place for a display of
memories and mottos. ?Picture
shelves bring an otherwise plain
wall to life,? says Charlotte.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Strandmon wing chair, г179, Ikea.
Grey zig zag stool, г16.99, The Range.
Star wallpaper, г26 a roll; star curtains,
from г75, both Great Little Trading Co.
Pom-pom ochre knit throw, г45, Dunelm
SHEEPSKIN
Drape over seating
or flooring to
soften any space
Using social media is
?a great
way to find ideas.
Instagram is my main source of
inspiration, but I also spend time
browsing Pinterest, interiors blogs
and magazines. I love seeing
all the beautiful homes and the
people who?ve created them
?
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Make it work for you
CHARLOTTE?S STYLE: RELAXED NEUTRALS
Classic furniture and elegant accessories in a soft, muted
colour palette shape this relaxed, understated look
IDEAL
WINGED
BEAUTY
Angel wings
in silver, г219,
Furniture Village
TAKE FLIGHT
Feathered metal
wings, г165, The
French Bedroom
Company
MIRROR
IMAGE
Sonnet mirror,
г82, Artisanti
LOVELY VIEW
Serrant mirror,
г180, Maisons
du Monde
COUNTRY
CHARM
Cotswold table
lamp, г30.99,
The Range
FEATURE LISA FAZZANI
PHOTOGRAPH COLIN POOLE
ELEGANT
STYLE
Lyon table lamp,
г85, Sweetpea
& Willow
PERFECT PLAID
Alpaca mix throw in
chalk check, г139,
Tolly McRae
STURDY CHEST
Large rattan
storage basket,
г315, Puji
COMFY SPOT
Ashby velvet three-seater
sofa in silver, г1,598, DFS
GREAT
DEAL
CLASSIC CHECK
Lambswool grey
check throw, г80,
Cotswold Trading
WOOD DETAIL
Circle glass container
with ash handle, г46,
LSA International
MAKE IT BAMBOO
Elements bamboo
hurricane lantern,
г20, Dunelm
STORAGE
SOLUTION
Gabbig storage
box, г59, Ikea
BUTTONED UP
Abraham three-seater sofa
in Finch, г1,149, Living It Up
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Easy style
updates
From best buys
and clever tricks
to mini decor
projects? this
is our roundup
of the simplest,
quickest ways to
make your kitchen
more beautiful now
1
Supersize
your wall tiles
Oversized wall tiles are a
great way to make a statement.
Choose a plain design or go for
texture rather than pattern
(like this ceramic option with a
shimmering, high-gloss ?nish)
then arrange in a striking
herringbone formation.
New Brighton Ocean tiles in salt,
г19.99sq m, Walls and Floors
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2
Add a peg rail
Boost your storage levels
with peg rails for hanging
utensils, open baskets and wire
racks that won?t have you
scrabbling around at the back
of dark and deep cupboards to
?nd what you need.
3
PUT BEAUTIFUL
BASICS OUT
ON DISPLAY
Everyday items can be beautiful,
too, so choose kitchen must-haves
that you love to look at and you?ll
be happy to leave them out on
your worktop, freeing up
cupboard and larder
space for
less-pretty
stu?.
Brushed
gold strainer
teapot, г36,
Audenza
The Oak six-hook
peg rail, г45, Cox &
Cox, is similar. For a
similar wire rack, try
the Waffle, г95, Loaf
Brabantia
New Icon
pedal bin in
clay pink,
30L, г60,
Binopolis.
4
5
STACK YOUR APPLIANCES
If floor space is tight, have your
washing machine and tumble
dryer fitted on top of one another
inside an old larder or tall cupboard. It
hides them out of sight, saves space and
helps to streamline laundry days.
6
PRETTY UP THE
PRACTICALS
Who says your bin
has to be boring? Even the
most mundane of kitchen
items can look good. This
soft close, slim pink pedal
bin will also save precious
under-worktop space.
110 electric
range cooker in
dusty pink, from
г8,425, Everhot
GO FOR BRIGHT
APPLIANCES
If you?re not brave
enough to put colour all over on
your ?tted kitchen, stay neutral
but pick a bright new cooker,
such as this energy-e?cient
cast-iron electric range from
Everhot for a punch of colour.
It comes in a rainbow of happy,
contemporary colours ?
including pink and orange ?
plus traditional ones, too.
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7
Fall in love
with a larder
Full of clever storage
solutions, such as built-in wine
and spice racks, deep drawers
and slim shelves, a larder is also
a great place to tuck away linens,
crockery and clutter.
Padstow larder in
cream, г1,799,
Marks & Spencer
8
INVEST IN THE ESSENTIALS
Good-quality cookware really
does last a lifetime, so even
though the initial cost might
be high, you can be sure the pieces
will only get better with age.
Signature
cast-iron
1.8L round
casserole dish
in marine, г139,
Le Creuset
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The best seat
in the house
visit us at arloandjacob.com
call us on 03331 223 861
or pop by our showroom
A range of styles starting from г765
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9
Make your
own shelving
Give your kitchen
an urban edge by using old
scaffolding boards and industrial
pipework to build sturdy, open
shelving along one wall. Perfect
for displaying all of your fanciest
cookware and jars.
10
PAINT YOUR
ISLAND
Turn your kitchen
island into a statement focal
point by painting one side
in a striking shade. Go for a
colour that contrasts with yet
complements your cupboards
and walls for real impact.
11
REVAMP PLAIN
WALL TILES
If new tiles are
beyond your budget, why not
cover the existing tiles with
easy-to-apply decorative stickers,
for a bright new look? SirFace
Graphics has a great range.
Salisbury solid
butcher?s block,
medium, г10; large,
г18, both Argos
Copper kitchenware,
from a selection at
Manufactum
12
PROTECT
YOUR
WORKTOP
Chunky chopping- and
bread-boards make the
perfect complement for
rustic wooden ?nishes ? and
help to keep them pristine.
13
TAP INTO BLACK
Swap that old,
limescale-crusted
chrome mixer for an
ultramodern matt black option
instead. It?ll look fab, whatever
your style of kitchen.
Edmonton
modern
black
kitchen
mixer
tap, г50,
Victorian
Plumbing
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ZONE
YOUR
LIGHTS
Good
lighting is essential
but it doesn?t have
to illuminate the
whole room at once
? go for mid- and
low-level options too.
15
REFRESH
COUNTERTOP
STORAGE
Nothing dates faster than a
kitchen canister, so update yours
for an instant restyle. The ?at
tops of these jars mean they can
be stacked for space
e?ciency, but
they look
great all in a
row, too.
Bloomingville biscuit
jars, г24 for a set of three,
Cult Furniture
Wire tier baskets,
small, г45;
large, г60, both
Cox & Cox
17
Re-colour
your
kitchen
Fancy a change, but don?t want
to replace your units? Wood,
laminate or even melaminecovered units can be simply
sanded down and repainted in
satin. Choose a classic colour
like grey, navy blue or this
modern-country green shade.
16
Free up
cupboard
space
These sturdy wire baskets can
be removed from their frame,
making them ideal for
transferring veg straight from
shopping bag (or the garden!),
before stacking them up again.
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FIT NEW DOOR HANDLES
A quick and inexpensive
way to change your kitchen
is with new handles.
Ironmongerydirect.co.uk has a huge
selection ? make sure you choose ones
with the same number of screw holes.
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UPDATE
TEXTILES
Details are often
inexpensive but make a huge
di?erence, so pick up a new set
of co-ordinated linens ? think
tea towels, oven mitts and
aprons ? to smarten up your
kitchen in no time.
Oven mitts, г9.50
each (with two tea
towels), Marks
& Spencer
Attingham
geometric tiles in
seagrass, г45sq m,
Topps Tiles
20
Extend
your
tiles
Rather than just tiling the area
behind a sink, continue them
around the whole wall. Tiles
are much easier to keep clean
than painted surfaces, and it?s a
subtle way to add pattern.
REFRESH WORKTOPS
Make tired wooden
worktops look as good
as new with a thorough
sanding down, followed by a couple
of coats of fresh varnish or tung oil.
21
Suffolk kitchen
hand-painted in Sage,
from г12,000, Neptune
22
Create a
feature
wall
Give the impression of ?oating open
storage behind a sink by ?xing a
shelf at an easy-access height then
wallpapering a bold design above it.
Paint the shelf and the wall beneath
it in the same co-ordinating colour
to complete the ?oating effect.
Great Ormond
St Signature
wallpaper, г86
a roll, Little
Greene
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IAL
23
Get sorted
with a
pegboard
Bring a utilitarian look to your
kitchen with a plywood pegboard.
Easy to arrange, it?s the perfect way
to stay organised and can be hung
horizontally or vertically.
Bastille white
crackle metro
tiles, г34.95sq
m, Walls and
Floors
24
HAVE FUN
WITH SEATING
Who says your
kitchen chairs have to match?
Add interest and pops of colour
to the room by choosing
di?erent coloured chairs in
the same style. Or update the
wooden chairs you already
have by painting each one in
a di?erent, zingy shade.
25
GIVE WALLS
THE EDGE
Stray outside the
lines and use tiles in a chevron
motif to create an interesting
?nish to walls or splashbacks.
Keep the rest of the space a
solid colour to ensure the tiles
are the hero.
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Russell Hobbs
legacy toaster,
г50; kettle, г50,
both Debenhams
26
Mix up
your tiles
As a change
from the classic subway brick
formation, try other patterns for
tiles such as basket weave,
herringbone or stack bond. Finish
with a dark grout to make the
pattern really stand out.
UPDATE YOUR
BAR STOOLS
Bar stools are a
great way to turn a kitchen
island into a breakfast bar,
but can sometimes make
the space look cluttered.
Choose a
sleek and
minimalist
style so
they don?t
dominate the
room and
keep the
backs low.
Thelma bar stool
in oak and white,
г99, Made.com
28
SUPERSIZE THE SINK
If you don?t have space
for a dishwasher, a double
sink is a good choice ?
you?ll have plenty of space to stack dirty
prep kit out of sight while you eat.
Swing ceiling light,
г75; Bow dining table,
г499; bench, г199,
all House range,
John Lewis
Lysekil doublesided wall panels
in clouds/dots,
г25 each, Ikea
29
Choose
?oating
shelves
For a sleek and minimal look, pick
bracketless white shelves in varying
widths, positioning them at differing
heights against a dark background
for a ?oating effect. Place everyday
essentials at eye level and below.
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SLOT IN A
KITCHEN
TROLLEY
A kitchen companion of many
guises, a butcher?s trolley will
not only supply extra storage
and prep space, but can also be
used as a mini kitchen island
for eating or working at, and
even makes a great cocktail bar.
Milton oiled oak
butcher?s trolley,
г750, Laura Ashley
31
Create a hero
splashback
Ceramic sink
bowl, г315,
Neptune
Update your kitchen
and have fun with colour and
pattern by replacing your splashback.
These ink-splash wall panels from
Ikea simply slot into a frame and
are reversible, too, giving you a
choice of designs.
32
EXPLORE OUTLET
STORES NEAR YOU
Outlet stores often have
the most competitive
prices for appliances. They might not
come in the original packaging, but you?re
likely to save money if you shop around.
33
Put up
a handy
rail
Hang kitchen utensils from a rail
to save on space in drawers. Pick
a rail in the same colour and
hang ladles and whisks in height
order for a chic, uniform look.
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IT?S LOAFING TIME...
BEDS, SOFAS AND FURNITURE FOR LOAFERS
LOAF.COM
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NOTTING HILL
SPITALFIELDS
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Create
statement
shelving
Get imaginative with your storage
and create shelving from side tables
or console tables hung from the
wall. Match them to your table and
chairs for a ?awless ?nish.
35
Carter extending
dining table, г1,780;
bench, г470; shelves,
from г620; Tennyson
pendants, г94 each,
all Neptune
GET A HELPING
HAND
Make
following a recipe
from your cookbook
collection or tablet
a breeze, with a
stand that allows
for both. This
sturdy design has
a hook, too, so
you can hang it on
display when it?s
not in use.
Cookbook stand,
г16, Next
36
LET THE SUNSHINE IN
Blinds or shutters are
perfect for blocking out
natural light but if all
you want is a bit of privacy, try stick-on
window film. There are plenty of great
designs at The Window Film Company.
37
BE YOUR
OWN BARISTA
Stop spending
your hard-earned cash on
co?ee-shop hot drinks and
invest in a proper co?ee maker
instead. With so many di?erent
models available, in a range of
funky colours and classic styles,
you?ll easily ?nd one that will ?t
in with your kitchen?s look.
Francis Francis X1 Espresso machine
in pale blue, г447, Illy
Kit Miles Biophilia
toaster panel and
kettle panel packs,
г25 each, Dualit
38
PRETTY
UP YOUR
GADGETS
Fancy a change from
chrome? The kettles and
toasters in Dualit?s Architect
range have clever, colourful
panels that clip on and o?,
for an instant style refresh.
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Mango wood bar
stools, г59 each;
cooper pendant
shade, г12, all
George Home
Copper- and
gold-toned accessories work
every bit as well in the kitchen as
in the rest of the home. Choose
lacquered brass hardware,
such as handles and knobs, and
combine with copper light ?ttings
and hammered storage pots.
40
CRATE UP YOUR COOKBOOKS
Turn old (or new) wooden
crates on their side to create
the perfect place for storing
your cookbook collection. Use a smaller Wooden
crates, г25
size for recipe cards and paper cuttings. for two, Next
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Mix up
metallics
See life in a new light
New Pirouetteо Shades from Luxaflexо
The unique design of our Pirouetteо Shades features soft fabric vanes which
gently filter light and control privacy. And PowerViewо Motorisation also lets you
operate your shades with one tap of your smart phone, tablet or remote control.
Find out more at luxaflex.co.uk
Dare to go dark
?We painted the ?replace and
shelving unit in the snug in
Valspar?s Charcoal Sketch for
a re?ned, library-inspired look
and we love the impact it now
has when you walk into the
room,? says Lauren.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Gold edge shield shaped wall
mirror, г171, Woodpecker Interiors.
Gold desk lamp, г20, TK Maxx
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REAL HOME
?Our house has a
calm, classic vibe?
The Colemans transformed their
home with a monochrome palette
to give them a flexible backdrop
for their evolving style
DESK HACK
Made from
a scaffolding
plank and
Ikea table legs
Love
LAUREN?S
STYLE?
Turn to page 99
to shop the look
Welcome to my home
THE PROPERTY
A four-bed Victorian semi
in Northamptonshire.
VALUE Bought in 2015
for г425,000; now
valued at г468,000.
?
Lauren Coleman,
editor of a lifestyle
website, lives here
with her husband
James, a senior client
relations manager.
L
Take a quick tour?
BEDROOM
BEDROOM
BEDROOM
SHOWER
ROOM
BEDROOM
FIRST FLOOR
SITTING
ROOM
DINING
ROOM
KITCHEN
SNUG
GROUND FLOOR
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A home should
be a reflection of
you and your life,
so we?ve filled ours
with things that
have meaning and
make us happy
?
auren and James Coleman?s house was ready
for an update when they purchased the
property back in 2015. They instantly fell in
love with its period charm and the good size
of both the property and garden. Having moved from a
small three-bedroom terraced cottage, the versatile
layout downstairs appealed to the couple, and the large
kitchen in the centre of the house works as a social
hub, flowing into both the dining and living areas.
Lauren?s job as editor for a lifestyle website covering
travel, beauty and interiors (rockmystyle.co.uk) means
she is surrounded by decorating inspiration and ideas.
Both a blessing and a curse, looking at beautiful
properties every day means she has learned to sit on
ideas before applying them to her own home, to avoid
rushing into decisions she might regret.
The couple began the transformation by repainting
the walls and re-carpeting to give themselves a neutral
base on which to build up their look in each room.
Luckily, the house didn?t need any structural work, so
Lauren and James were able to focus all of their effort
and budget into creating their dream interior and
giving each room its own identity.
Lauren describes her style as calm and classic with
a modern twist and has decorated with the aim of
building up the look over time and allowing the spaces
to evolve naturally with carefully selected treasures,
rather than filling each room with a clutter of curios
that don?t have any meaning. ?Rushing the process can
lead to costly mistakes,? she says, ?so early on, we
decided to give ourselves a deadline of two to three
years to complete the whole house, to avoid making
snap decisions just for the sake of finishing quicker.?
REAL HOME
IDEAL HOME
loves
A statement floor lamp
An instant focal point for
a bare corner, as well as
moody downlighting
for intimate spaces
Create your own
standout pieces
This chest of drawers in the
dining room originally had a
pine ?nish, but Lauren painted
it in Farrow & Ball?s Railings
eggshell to give it a more
industrial vibe. Teaming it
with a shutter mirror creates
a sideboard or dresser e?ect.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Floor lamp, г65, HomeSense.
Shutter mirror, г85, Hilary & Flo
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STAR TILES
Add interest
to the simple
colour scheme
Keep your colour palette consistent
The Colemans?s budget for the
kitchen project was г500,
including all lighting. They
made the previous cream units
work by painting them white
and replacing the knobs.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Heritage Star wall tiles, г29.40sq m,
Porcelain Superstore. Cabinets
painted in All White estate
eggshell, г60 for 2.5L, Farrow
& Ball. Black pendant lights, г35
each, Amazon. For similar bar
stools, try Dime Tolix, г145, Barker
and Stonehouse. For a similar
wire wall unit, try the Waffle
storage rack, г95, Loaf
We haven?t lived here long
?
enough to get the layered look
I?m aiming for, but it will come
with time and evolve
?
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Choose smart storage
Tackling everyday clutter is the key
to a streamlined look. In the snug,
this tall cabinet holds all of the
couple?s work tools, so they can put
them away at the end of the day and
use the space as a place to relax.
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For a similar cabinet, try Hazelwood
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Help spaces flow
?Financially, we weren?t in a position
to replace the kitchen ?oor,? explains
Lauren. ?Instead, we decided to paint
the wooden dining room ?oor in a
dark shade to tie the two spaces
together seamlessly and create
more of an open-plan feel.?
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Wooton dining table, г699; Winchester
cross-back dining chairs, г209 each, all
Furniture Barn. Floor painted in Off-Black
modern eggshell, г66 for 2.5L, Farrow &
Ball. Glass pendant lights, г35 each, eBay
LADDER SHELF
Ideal storage
for throws or
newspapers
and magazines
LOW PENDANTS
Create intimacy
at the dining table
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REAL HOME
Work with what
you?ve got
SIMPLE FOLIAGE
Just as impactful
as flowers, but
less expensive
?The previous owners had
preserved the beautiful
?replaces, like this one in
the sitting room,? says Lauren.
?Period touches give rooms
character you can build on.?
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Bluebell sofas, from г890 each,
Sofa.com. For a similar rug, try
the Urbane, from г144, Wayfair
DIY TABLE
Made from
an old base
and a pallet
Lauren keeps the
look neutral by
stacking books
back to front
Soften the look
in a bedroom
?Dusky pinks add a feminine touch
to our room, but paring it back with
whites and greys means James is
happy, too,? says Lauren.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
Luna upholstered bed, from г745 for a
double, Loaf. Moroccan wedding blanket,
г69, Marks & Spencer. Geometric rug,
г15, H&M Home. For a similar pouffe,
try the Moroccan leather pouffe in
Gold, г150, Graham and Green
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WORDS CASSIE PRYCE, VANESSA RICHMOND STYLING CASSIE PRYCE
PHOTOGRAPHS SIMON WHITMORE PLANS AGENCY SERVICE
POTTED PALM
Great for filling
a bare corner
WHAT WE LEARNED
?
Giving ourselves a blank
canvas with white walls and
new carpets as soon as we moved in
meant that James and I could start
from scratch when it came to
decorating each room
?
KITCHEN STOOL
Does double-duty
as a simple
bedside table
Make it cosy with
a mix of textures
?We want guests to feel as
comfortable and relaxed as we
are, so in the spare room, we?ve
layered up lots of di?erent
textures using rugs, blankets
and cushions to create
cosiness,? says Lauren.
BUY THE KEY PIECES
For a similar bed frame, try the
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frame, г190, Argos. Tejn rug, г10,
Ikea. Monochrome fringed cushion,
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LAUREN?S STYLE: URBAN ECLECTIC
Bold patterns, tactile textures and a modern monochrome
colour scheme create this quirky and characterful look
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LOOK
We Need Sun
Nina mirror,
г74.99, Wayfair
REFLECT
THE SUN
Round metal
mirror, г19.99,
H&M Home
GREAT
DEAL
RETRO GLAM
Industrial glass
pendant in Pewter,
г35, Wilko
HAND BLOWN
Cloche glass
pendant light,
г75, Loaf
PRETTY PASTEL
Pink table lamp
with marble base,
г68, Oliver Bonas
FEATURE LISA FAZZANI PHOTOGRAPH SIMON WHITMORE
SHOW OFF
Indira cabinet,
г1,095, Out
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COSY &
SNUG
Fringe cushion,
г40, Monsoon
Home
SUBTLE BLUSH
Pix metal desk lamp
in Pink, г23.99,
Maisons du Monde
GET GRAPHIC
Ica weave
cushion in Mono,
г25, John Lewis
FURRY
FRIEND
Luxury faux
fur throw,
г105, Black
by Design
STREAMLINE
Hemnes cabinet
in Black-Brown,
г195, Ikea
PLUSH
FEEL
Faux
sheepskin
rug, г21.99,
Studio
CLASSIC
LOOK
Armchair, г735,
The French
Bedroom
Company
TRADITIONAL
STYLE
Laterna lounge
armchair in Light
Grey, г199.99,
My Furniture
FEBRUARY 2018
99
Faced with a big, empty
space to fill, Anna started
with the floor. ?The
handmade tiles are unique
and beautiful,? she says.
?They?ll improve with age.
As they?re so rich and
colourful, the rest of the
room needed to be simple.?
Patchwork cement floor
tiles, г64sq m, Emery et Cie.
Kitchen units and fitting, from
г350 for a 600mm base unit,
Duncan Banks
?We brightened up a
gloomy basement?
Anna Starmer and Iain Hickinbottom took on a massive
project to dig out and extend their kitchen, then filled it
with colour and quirky design details
KITCHEN PROJECT
BEFORE
Welcome to
my home
BLACK PANELS
Painted with
blackboard paint
and coated with a
wax-finish varnish
Anna Starmer lives here
with Iain Hickinbottom
and their children, Eva,
nine, and Jacomo, seven.
THE PROPERTY
A five-bed, four-storey
Victorian terrace in
Lewes, East Sussex.
WHAT IT COST
Tiles........................г1,951
Kitchen units........г6,000
Worktops.............г2,892
Appliances..........г8,398
Sink and taps..........г844
Lights........................г180
Furniture.................г1130
TOTAL................г21,395
?
The new
kitchen has
changed the way
we live! I love the
light and how
organised it is
?
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101
HOW ANNA AND IAIN DID IT
?Our kitchen was so dark and
damp. The living room is
two floors up, so we needed
a larger, lighter family space
where we could be together
while we cooked. We dug down
to gain more height, extended
out by 3m and fitted sliding
doors and roof windows that
let in loads of light. To support
all the floors above, we had to
have huge steel supports put
in the ceiling and a concrete
foundation step all the way
around the edge. All the units
had to sit on this step, so they
needed to be bespoke with deep
kickboards to hide it. Iain,
who?s an arborist, sourced the
oak-veneer ply for the cabinet
doors. We designed the units
ourselves and they were made
by a local cabinet-maker. The
project suffered a few delays,
but I think that made it better
because we had the chance to
re-evaluate the design. It was
all worth it ? it?s perfect for us!?
BELOW LEFT Anna chose
pale-grey gloss tiles to
reflect light and keep this
corner of the kitchen bright.
Masia Claro Grey metro wall
tiles, г31.04sq m, Best Tile.
PUR 98 W cooker hood, г849,
Miele. LAB gas hob, г1,597,
Euroline. Le Creuset stovetop
kettle in Satin Black, г48,
John Lewis. NewGen brass
toaster, г149.95, Dualit
BELOW The couple used
the same wood finish for the
stairs, understair cupboards
and doors for a unified look.
Jason Mosseri wood stools,
г250 each, Hope Springs
Chairs. Fridge freezer, г1,399,
Fisher & Paykel
FACTORY LIGHTS
Bold and battered,
for a unique,
industrial look
FLUSH FIT
The gas hob is
inset so the pan
supports don?t
protrude
Love
ANNA?S
BLACK OVENS?
Turn to page 105
to shop the look
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SHEEPSKINS
Easier than making
a seat pad, tidier
than cushions
ABOVE Anna?s vintage
brass taps came from eBay.
She prefers leaving them
dull and tarnished for an
aged, antique look.
Belfast 200 sink, г424, Carron
Phoenix. For similar brass
taps, try eBay. Antique brass
long-reach water filter tap,
г20.29, Pozzani
ABOVE ?The grey frame
of our sliding doors
complements the worktops
and acts like a picture frame
to the garden.?
Walls painted in Oval Room
Blue estate emulsion, г43.50
for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball. For
similar table and benches,
try Sustainable Furniture
RIGHT The larder unit
makes it easy for the family
to grab what they need
for speedy weekday
breakfasts at the island.
84516 Espress-Auto 4-in-1
coffee and tea machine, г180,
Dualit. Ebony granite, г350lin
m, Margrasil. Tea towel, г8,
Rockett St George
FEATURE KATE HILL, VANESSA RICHMOND
STYLING KATE HILL PHOTOGRAPHS LIZZIE ORME
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KITCHEN PROJECT
Make it work for you
ANNA?S STYLE: BLACK APPLIANCES
Combining dramatic looks with practical features and
functions, the latest dark designs add drama to a scheme
OVEN READY
This black steel A+ rated oven with
a pyrolytic self-cleaning feature and a
73ltr capacity is striking and efficient
Twelix oven, г1,900, KitchenAid
MIX IT UP
A limited edition stand mixer with
a super-glossy 4.8ltr black bowl
Artisan Black Tie stand mixer,
г849, KitchenAid
DISH OF THE DAY
With a half-load programme plus a 30?C
one that does a full load in 30 minutes, this
energy-efficient dishwasher is impressive
DFC04210 dishwasher, г249, Beko
IDEAL HOME LOVES?
A SLEEK
BLACK KETTLE
BITE THE BULLET
The Fifties-style
KLF04 kettle, г150,
Smeg, has a choice of
temperatures to help
make a cuppa perfect
FEATURE HAYLEY GILBERT
LUXE LOOK
Get into worktop bling with a stunning
wide-slot toaster that boasts a ?high-lift? for
small slices, plus re-heat and cancel options
Cookworks textured toaster, г30, Argos
SMOOTH
TOUCH
With a SureGrip?
handle, the
Kenwood kMix
ZJX750BK kettle,
г80, is smart and
functional
WI-FI CONTROLLED
With software to adjust the water level and
programme length, this is a smart machine
Dynamic Wizard DWT SS134AIB3
washing machine, г480, Hoover
It?s not hard to see why black appliances are
?making
a comeback ? sultry and sophisticated,
they won?t show every mark and fingerprint
?
RETRO CHIC
The 2ltr capacity
Wesco whistling
kettle, г65,
Lakeland, is
induction-hob
compatible and
eye-catching
AMY CUTMORE, DIGITAL EDITOR AND TECH EXPERT, IDEALHOME.CO.UK
FEBRUARY 2018
105
?We made our dark
kitchen light & airy?
Linda and Andrew Clack made clever changes to turn their gloomy,
cramped-feeling kitchen into a more airy, open space
HIGH GLOSS
WORKTOPS
Reflect light into
the darkest part
of the room
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KITCHEN PROJECT
BEFORE
Love
LINDA?S
WALL CLOCK?
Turn to page 111
to shop the look
Welcome to
my home
Linda Clack lives here
with her husband,
Andrew. Their four
grown-up daughters
have left home.
THE PROPERTY
A five-bed Fifties
detached house in
Sevenoaks, Kent.
WHAT IT COST
The couple swapped the
cooking and dining areas
to transform the room and
fitted French windows for a
better view of the garden.
Bespoke handleless units,
г13,455; Silestone Coral Clay
worksurfaces, from г600sq m,
including fitting; Sienna white
floor tiles, г38sq m, all
Burlanes Interiors
Units....................г13,455
Worksurfaces and
table.....................г4,620
Appliances...........г5,397
Sink and tap.........г1,648
Floor tiles..............г1,302
Splashbacks.........г1,387
Blinds.....................г1,875
TOTAL...............г29,684
?
It feels like a
totally different
space and we really
enjoy the view of
the garden
?
FEBRUARY 2018
107
KITCHEN PROJECT
HOW LINDA AND ANDREW DID IT
?The kitchen was a good size,
but the only natural light was
from a single window and you
could only see the garden when
you were washing up. We
didn?t know how to make the
layout work better, so I went
into Burlanes Interiors, which
had just opened a showroom
near us, to have a look and ask
their advice. A designer there
sketched out exactly what I
was looking for. Our brief was
to add a walk-in larder, taking
space from the adjoining
garage (we?d already done
this to create a utility room)
and to design a kitchen that
felt casual and relaxed but
smart enough for entertaining
guests. The building work and
installation took three months
and cost around г19,000. It?s
so bright and airy now, and
also has a lovely atmosphere
in the evening, thanks to
the mood lighting that was
incorporated into the design.?
IDEAL HOME
loves
Grainy-finish units
If you prefer a neutral
colour scheme, they?re
a great way to add
depth and texture
108
FEBRUARY 2018
BELOW ?The dining table
used to be tucked into this
corner, which felt dark and
a little gloomy,? says Linda.
Reversing the layout is a
more efficient use of the
space, which feels more
open as a result.
H2361BP-CLST single electric
oven, г934; H6100BM-CLST
combi microwave, г1,140;
DG6100-CLST steam oven,
г1,059; all Miele. Thomas
Kent Arabic wall clock,
г89, Black By Design
TILTING BLINDS
Diffuse, block
or let in light
as it changes
through the day
FEATURE JO MESSENGER, VANESSA RICHMOND
STYLING JO MESSENGER PHOTOGRAPHS FIONA WALKER-ARNOTT
ABOVE Linda decided
on a glass splashback, for
a smooth, seamless look
that adds definition to the
neutral colour scheme.
Glass splashback, г1,387,
Burlanes Interiors. HC90DCXB1
stainless-steel chimney
hood, г447; CG905DNGG81
black glass hob, г902,
both Fisher & Paykel
UPCYCLED TABLE
The kitchen
company made a
new Silestone top
for their old table
LEFT One of the unit doors
at the back of the kitchen
conceals a narrow, walk-in
larder, which was created
by stealing space from
the adjoining garage.
ESW6129-CLST warming
drawer, г915, Miele. Stoneware
utensil jar in Volcanic, г28,
Le Creuset, is similar
ABOVE A run of units in
the dining area provides
an extra surface for serving
food and drinks when Linda
and Andrew are entertaining.
Arabia rug, г395, Calligaris.
Nico chairs, г310 each,
BoConcept. Belid Arc LED
pendant light, г210, John
Lewis. Blinds, г1,875, Luxaflex
WHAT I LEARNED
Things don?t
?always
go to plan!
Our first builder couldn?t
finish the job due to illness
and we were left with just
an empty shell and no
running water
?
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109
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Contemporary or classic, industrial or country, find
the perfect wall clock to complement your kitchen
METALLIC ACCENTS
This numberless clock?s simple black face,
copper hands and frame are perfect for a
minimal, contemporary kitchen.
Harlow in black/copper
(Dia30cm), г25, Argos
TRAD TIMEPIECE
Work in a country touch with a design in
soothing duck egg, finished off with ornate
hands that echo classic country furniture.
Jones Darwin in duck egg
(Dia30cm), г14, Wilko
SCULPTURAL STYLE
This unusual, elegant clock made from
bent-formed natural beech would sit
beautifully in a Scandi-style space.
Ribbonwood in beech
(Dia30.5cm), г50, Umbra
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Channel a French vintage look ? this
enamel clock, with an aged, rust-worn
finish, has shabby-chic appeal.
Enamel French cafe atlantique
(Dia36cm), г41.50, Roger Lascelles
TIME?S UP
Your mid-century kitchen needs this retro,
teardrop-shaped clock in glossy black
enamel. It?s even got a built-in timer.
Discovery in gloss black
(H35xW25cm), г60, Newgate
clock is a great way to create a focal
?pointA wall
in a room, adding style to your interior
as well as being a practical addition
?
Menu in marble and brass
(Dia30cm), г250, Amara
Cullen in marble and copper
(Dia30cm), г49, Made.com
JIM READ, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, NEWGATE
FEBRUARY 2018
111
?We built the biggest
kitchen we could!?
Guy and Jane Neil sacrificed as much garden as they
could bear, to gain this super-sized kitchen-diner
By knocking through the existing
kitchen and dining room, then adding
50sq m at the rear and side, Jane and
Guy doubled their cooking area and
created space for an extra-long island.
Carcasses and white doors, г4,000,
Howdens. Bespoke oak doors and
shelving, г2,500; Glacier White Corian
worktops, г116m, all Architecturall
112
FEBRUARY 2018
KITCHEN PROJECT
BEFORE
Welcome to
my home
Jane Neil lives here with
her husband, Guy, and
their daughter Ellen, nine.
THE PROPERTY
A 1900s five-bedroom,
semi-detached house
in Bromley, Kent.
WHAT IT COST
Units....................г6,500
Appliances..........г4,500
Sink.........................г325
Tap..........................г238
Worktops.............г4,020
Tiles..........................г150
Flooring...............г2,450
Total...................г18,183
BUDGET ISLAND
Made from empty
units and bespoke
shelving for
the perfect fit
Love
JANE?S STYLE?
Turn to page 117
to shop the look
?
It took four
months to build,
but it really fits
around our needs.
It?s a communal
space for cooking,
relaxing and
family time
?
FEBRUARY 2018
113
HOW JANE AND GUY DID IT
?The kitchen had dark wood
units and didn?t get much
light through its west-facing
window, so we asked our
architect Simon Skeffington
at Architecturall to design an
extension. It wraps around
the back and side of the house,
where there was an odd,
wedge-shaped bit of garden we
never used. During the eight
weeks it took to get planning
permission, Simon?s team
removed the wall between the
old kitchen and dining room,
and gutted it. Julian Cotet, the
builder, set up a little kitchen
in Ellen?s playroom for us. The
build took four months and
cost г175,000. Simon worked
with a friend of mine who?s an
interior designer for Boonholt
Design Consultants to devise
the best layout. We have such
busy lives, so it?s great at the
weekends to have this openplan space where we can all be
comfortable together.?
BELOW ?We left the
exposed brickwork from
the old exterior wall on
show to frame the doorway
between the kitchen and
dining area,? says Jane.
Mortar Putty Porcelain floor
tiles, г34.80sq m, Mandarin
Stone. For a similar oak table,
try the Barber Osgerby four-tosix-seater, г3,650, Heal?s. For
similar chairs, try the Oregan
chair, г160 each, Habitat
IDEAL HOME
loves
Exposed brickwork
Totally trend-proof, and a
great way to give a space
warmth and colour
without paint
or wallpaper
OPEN SHELVING
Turns a functional
island into a display
opportunity
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KITCHEN PROJECT
CORIAN TOP
Stain-resistant
and lasts a
lifetime
ABOVE Jane chose bronze
tiles for the splashback. ?It?s
intended to look like rusted
steel, as we wanted the
kitchen to have an industrialchic vibe,? she says.
Furnace Bronze Porcelain tiles,
г50sq m, Mandarin Stone.
KitchenAid Artisan toaster in
Candy Apple, г170, Lakeland
FEATURE VICTORIA JENKINS, VANESSA RICHMOND
STYLING DILLY ORME PHOTOGRAPHS DARREN CHUNG
ABOVE The island is a
cooking hub with built-in
ovens, the hob and extractor
on one side. It lets Jane
and Guy face outwards and
interact with other people
while they?re cooking.
Siemens ovens, from
г739 each; Siemens hood,
г1,449, all Architecturall
RIGHT ?I chose an
undermounted sink and
a simple, streamlined tap
for a clean, uncluttered
look,? says Jane.
Bluci Kube 1834
undermount 1.5-bowl sink,
г325; Reginox Angel
single-lever tap, г238,
both Sinks-taps.com
WHAT I LEARNED
Expect the
?unexpected
? we
had to replace our boiler
after finding it wasn?t
efficient enough, which
meant spending more
than we?d bargained for
?
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O Return ?ights from a selection of regional airports, plus all hotel transfers
O Seven nights in four-star and ?ve-star accommodation including all local
taxes, with breakfast and four dinners
O The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout
PRICES INCLUDE
Visit to medieval Ronda, one of Spain?s most spectacularly situated cities
O Tour Granada?s stunning Alhambra, one of Europe?s most sensual and
romantic palace and fortresses - entrance included
O In Seville, sample traditional and delicious tapas, Spain?s delectable gift
to the world
O Visit to Cordoba with a guided tour of the Mezquita probably the most
beautiful mosque ever constructed - entrance included
O Return ?ights from a selection of regional airports, plus all hotel transfers
O Six nights in three-star superior and four-star accommodation including
all local taxes, with breakfast
O The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout
O
DUBROVNIK, THE DALMATIAN COAST
AND MONTENEGRO
EIGHT DAYS? HALF-BOARD FROM ONLY г899PP
SELECTED DEPARTURES FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER 2018
PRICES INCLUDE
O Guided tour of Dubrovnik and Split
O Visit to Krka National Park and its series of stunning waterfalls and lakes
O Visit to Mostar, with its iconic bridge
O Tour of beautiful, unspoilt Montenegro with visits to the UNESCO-listed
towns of Perast and Kotor
O Visit to medieval Trogir, one of Dalmatia?s most seductive old ports
O Tour the Dalmatian coastline, one of Europe?s most dramatic, studded
with Venetian in?uenced, perfectly preserved villages
O Return ?ights from a selection of regional airports, plus all hotel transfers
O Seven nights? four-star hotel accommodation including all local taxes,
with breakfast and dinner
O The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout
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KITCHEN PROJECT
Make it work for you
JANE?S STYLE: BOLD CONTRASTS
Contrasting oak cabinets and glossy white worktops combine
with punchy red accents to create an inviting kitchen space
Warm wood and a
sleek worktop create
a practical kitchen
1
2
3
4
5
FEATURE LISA FAZZANI PHOTOGRAPHS DARREN CHUNG
WHERE TO BUY
1. LIGHT
Holden three-light
cascade pendant,
г120, Wayfair
5. STOOL
Croft collection Kyla bar
stool, г99, John Lewis
2. CLOCK
Flap red analogue wall
clock, г75, Habitat
6. PLANT POT
Terracotta plant pot,
г9, Idyll Home
3. TINS
Orla Kiely cake tins,
г37 for five, Amara
7. COOKWARE
Cast iron casserole
dish, г35, Sainsbury?s
4. SCALES
Red kitchen scales,
г20, Dotcomgiftshop
8. BOOKCASE
Billy bookcase in oak
veneer, г45, Ikea
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PLAN THE PERFECT
KITCHEN LAYOUT
Maximise your space with a hard-working layout that?s up to the task
L
ayout is key to getting your
kitchen right. It can look
fantastic but it needs to
function, too. Before you start,
look at everything from where to
put your recycling to how close
your oven is to your food store.
After all, you don?t want to end up
walking the length of the kitchen
every time you need something. A
good kitchen designer will be able to
advise on a layout that looks good
and works. But before thinking about
designs, it helps to have an idea of
the ?ve basic room formations.
MAKE IMPROVEMENTS
Write a comprehensive list of what
you love and what you don?t about
the existing kitchen space. This will
help you to concentrate on your
must-haves and your don?t wants.
ENSURE IT WORKS FOR YOU
Think about how you intend to use
the space ? do you cook from scratch
or entertain a lot? Will the room be
used for other tasks ? homework, for
example? Finally, think of the future
and how your needs might change.
CONSIDER STORAGE NEEDS
Plan a place for everything. Measure
your tallest mixers and biggest
plates and look at your appliances
and accessories. Visit storage
specialists Blum.com for tips on
how to organise your space.
PUT SAFETY FIRST
If you have small children, the most
e?cient and safe layout will route
tra?c away from your oven and hob.
Make the fridge accessible, too,
but don?t place it at the heart of the
room, so kids can get drinks without
coming into the cooking zone.
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In a long narrow room, units
typically sit along one or both
sides in a straight line.
Avoid wall units in a narrow space
to prevent the room feeling too
claustrophobic and go for open
shelving instead. Laying your
?ooring widthways can help to
make the space appear wider, too.
Create a contemporary look
using handleless units and ?t semiand fully-integrated appliances
where you can. Arrange your
working triangle so that your
hob and fridge are not directly
opposite each other ? that way
people won?t end up working back
to back if they?re cooking together.
Finally, banish clutter by investing
in smart internal storage solutions
such as multi-layer drawers, pullout racks and pan dividers to keep
things super organised ? which is
essential in a small space.
L-SHAPED
This layout offers lots of ?exibility
without feeling too enclosed.
Keep an open feel in smaller spaces
by placing wall cupboards along just
one side of the room. Ensure there?s
plenty of worktop space on either
side of the sink and cooker, too, and
think about placing them on different
walls, but not too far away from each
other. Utilise cabinets in the corners
with special pull-out kidney-shaped
units or carousels.
If space allows, plan in somewhere
where you can sit down and eat or
have a cup of coffee. A small table
or raised breakfast bar at the end of
the longest run of units can easily
become a place for informal dining.
To ?nish, ?t task lighting over the prep
areas and supplement light from any
windows with spots and downlighters.
KITCHEN PLANNING
U-SHAPED
Allowing for units on three walls, this
shape offers plenty of work space.
Reduce traffic in the heart of the kitchen,
particularly if you have young children,
by placing the fridge to one side of the
entrance to the room. Use just two sides
of the room for your working triangle
to keep it compact in a large space.
Alternatively, consider placing one
element of your triangle, such as the
sink, on a central island (see below).
Allow for lots of worktop space
between your cooker and sink if they
are on the same run ? at least 80cm
is preferable. You can also maximise
your storage by adding clever solutions
in both corner cupboards. And opt for
informal dining in larger rooms with a
peninsula at one end of a long run.
WHAT IS THE
WORKING
TRIANGLE?
The working triangle dictates
where the hob, fridge freezer
and sink sit in your kitchen and
is an important consideration
to reduce the distance you
have to walk when cooking.
You move between these
three features all the time
when preparing meals, so
they need to be in a practical
arrangement and within easy
reach of one another. Ideally,
the sides of the triangle
created by these three points
should be no more than 2.7m
and no less than 1.2m long.
ISLAND
An island provides extra work space,
and creates a tighter working triangle.
Allow space around an island so you can
fully open units ? a workable minimum
is 90cm, but 120cm is preferable. Don?t
forget to account for drop-down doors
on dishwashers and ovens, too.
Consider making your island work
even harder by adding a prep sink,
dishwasher or wine fridge. On one
side, a worktop overhang can create a
breakfast bar with adjustable bar stools.
If you have small children, opt for
curved corners. An island can also act
as a barrier to the cooking area, keeping
kids and guests out of the chef?s way.
FEATURE TIMEINCUKCONTENT.COM ILLUSTRATIONS EMMA JACKSON
OPEN-PLAN
Great for kitchen-diners, this layout
has plenty of room for tables, chairs
and relaxing seating.
Zone it by separating the functions of
the room ? cooking, eating and relaxing
? using different but cohesive materials
and textures to create distinct areas.
It?s important to choose quiet appliances,
too, as it can be frustrating trying to have
a conversation over the sound of a noisy
extractor or washing machine.
Ensure cooking smells don?t linger by
?tting a powerful extractor, and ensure the
whole space is heated efficiently. A layout
with a stone or porcelain ?oor might be
best suited to under?oor heating.
Place storage carefully. For instance,
keeping china and cutlery near your
dining table will save time when laying it.
Innovative layouts
?include
?broken plan?
designs to allow for
multi-generational
living, as well as
compact solutions
that help maximise
smaller spaces,
especially in city
apartments
?
MICHAEL OSBORNE,
HEAD OF KITCHENS, WICKES
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EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE
INCREDIBLE INDIA
ENJOY A MAGICAL 10-DAY TOUR OF INDIA AND SPEND
A NIGHT IN THE REAL BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
PLUS
MEET AUTHOR
DEBORAH
MOGGACH FOR
A PRE-TOUR
TALK
D
on?t miss the chance to explore
the sights and sounds of this
mesmerising country with our
perfect itinerary. As well as visiting
some of India?s most spectacular
monuments, including the Taj Mahal at
sunset, this trip follows in the footsteps
of the endearing cast of characters from
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. In fact,
it?s impossible to read the book or watch
the hit film, starring Judi Dench,
Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith, without
thinking, ?I really must go to India
and experience that for myself.?
Not only does our exclusive 10-day
tour take in Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur and
the Chittorgarh fort ? a UNESCO World
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Heritage Site ? it also gives you the
opportunity to meet Deborah Moggach,
best-selling author of The Best Exotic
Marigold Hotel. You?ll be staying in
some of the region?s most characterful
hotels along the way, including The
Claridges in New Delhi, which has
breathtaking gardens; Jaipur?s historic
Narain Niwas Palace; Castle Bijaipur,
a 16th-century hotel set in the
Vindhyachal Hills; and of course the
Ravla Khempur in Rajasthan, which
has all the charm and eccentricity you?d
expect from the film. So if you can?t
wait to dive right in to the hustle and
bustle of this beautiful country, it?s
sure to be an unforgettable holiday.
Castle Bijaipur
is set in serene
surroundings
TRAVEL
Visit the Pink City
of Jaipur and see
the Palace of Winds
Explore Chittorgarh
Fort and its
magni?cent temples
THE DATES
11-20 October 2018;
8-17 November 2018 or
15-24 November 2018
THE PRICE
Take in the
bright colours
and vivid sights
Stay at the
real Exotic
Marigold hotel
PHOTOGRAPHS SHUTTERSTOCK
YOUR AMAZING ITINERARY*
PRE-DEPARTURE EXCLUSIVE
EXPERIENCE On the day of departure,
meet author Deborah Moggach for a
pre-tour talk at a hotel near Heathrow.
DAY 1 Welcome to Delhi You?ll take an
afternoon tour of some of Delhi?s iconic
sights. Accommodation: The Claridges?.
DAY 2 Delhi to Agra You?ll be driven to
Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, where you
can explore the mighty Agra Fort.
SPECIAL EXPERIENCE Witness the
beauty of the Taj Mahal at sunset.
Accommodation: Double Tree by Hilton?.
DAY 3 Agra to Jaipur Journey to where
most of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
was ?lmed. Visit the ghost city of Fatehpur
Sikri on the way. SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
High tea at Castle Kanota ? the Viceroy
Club in the ?lm. Accommodation:
Narain Niwas Palace Hotel?.
DAY 4 Jaipur Discover this lovely city.
SPECIAL EXPERIENCE Explore the
Amber Fort, City Palace and the Palace
of Winds in Jaipur then enjoy lunch at
the Khatu Haveli. Accommodation:
Narain Niwas Palace Hotel?
DAY 5 Jaipur to Bijaipur
SPECIAL EXPERIENCE Relax at the
Castle Bijaipur, run by the local ruling
family. Accommodation: Castle Bijaipur?.
DAY 6 Bijaipur Free time. Optional
activities include yoga, a dawn walk,
cycling or horse riding. In the evening,
experience a Jeep drive and a sundowner.
Accommodation: Castle Bijaipur?.
DAY 7 Bijaipur to Khempur En route,
you?ll visit Chittorgarh and its fort.
SPECIAL EXPERIENCE Stay at the real
Exotic Marigold Hotel in Khempur,
otherwise known as Ravla Khempur.
SPECIAL EXPERIENCE Enjoy a bullock
cart ride. After dinner, you?ll watch The
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at the hotel.
Accommodation: Ravla Khempur?.
DAY 8 Khempur to Udaipur Take the
short journey to Udaipur. In the evening,
you?ll enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola.
Accommodation: Karohi Haveli?.
DAY 9 Udaipur
SPECIAL EXPERIENCE Explore the
gardens and palaces of Udaipur. Enjoy
a farewell dinner at Ambrai, a garden
restaurant with views of the Lake
Palace. Accommodation: Karohi Haveli?.
DAY 10 A fond farewell Your tour of
India ends with breakfast in Udaipur.
from г1,925pp* (?ights are
NOT included but please ask
our travel partner if you
would like us to send you a
quote for our suggested
?ights to and from the UK).
*Single supplement: г475.
If you are travelling alone
(like 70% of Wild Frontiers?
travellers) and would prefer
not to pay the single
supplement, we?ll pair you
with someone else of the
same sex for you to share
with throughout the trip.
?Hotel accommodation in
the itinerary is always
subject to availability; if
hotels do change they will
be of equivalent standards
of quality and comfort.
Our travel partner is
ABTOT-bonded and is a
member of AITO.
HOW TO BOOK
Call 020 8115 4801
Quote ref TSINDIA
FIND MORE INFO
AND FULL TERMS &
CONDITIONS VISIT
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FALSE WALL
Gives you another
surface to fit a
shower on to
Love
RACHEL?S
STYLE?
Turn to page 127
to shop the look
?Everything was in
the wrong place?
Replanning the layout meant that Rachel Watkinson?s
small bathroom gained a separate shower, great
storage and a far calmer, more functional feel
BATHROOM PROJECT
BEFORE
Welcome to
my home
Rachel Watkinson lives
here with her children,
Lisa, 15, and Emily, 14.
THE PROPERTY
A six-bedroom detached
Thirties house in
Brighton, West Sussex.
WHAT IT COST
?The room had loads of floor
space, but the layout was
terrible, with no storage and
such a narrow bath that an
adult couldn?t use the overbath shower comfortably,?
says Rachel. ?Moving the
basin into the corner was
the key to freeing up space.?
Britton Cleargreen Viride
Offset bath, г341, The
Brighton Bathroom Company
Bath and taps.......г1,056
Shower.................г2,204
Basin, vanity unit
and mixer...............г1,519
Loo...........................г994
Towel radiators....г1,224
Wall tiles.................г1,149
Floor tiles.................г374
Lighting.................г1,081
TOTAL..................г9,601
?
The new
bathroom is an
oasis of calm
and I love the
sophisticated grey
colour palette
?
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IDEAL HOME
loves
Oversized wall tiles
Make a small room seem
more spacious. ?The more
grout lines you have, the
fussier a room looks,?
says Rachel
RECESSED SHELF
A built-in shelf
keeps toiletries
neat and to hand
ABOVE Removing the
bath from this corner and
putting it under the window
gave Rachel space for the
shower. ?I had a false wall
built so that we could get
the showerhead where we
wanted it,? she says.
Luxury fixed shower in
chrome, г116, Crosswater.
10 Series sliding shower door,
г1,152, Merlyn. Brunswick towel
rails, from г309, RSF Bathroom
Designs. Bilbao towels, from
г14 for a hand towel, Margo
Selby range, John Lewis
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HOW RACHEL DID IT
?When we moved in, I replaced
the disgusting carpet with
cheap lino as a temporary
fix, but it was still a room we
didn?t like to use, as it always
felt grubby, with its old white
tiles, dirty grouting and
mildew. When my daughter
got an electric shock from the
towel rail that fused the whole
house and we discovered it
wasn?t earthed, it kick-started
the project. Planning the
layout was a jigsaw puzzle,
but it was important to have
an ergonomic space. I chose
timeless sanitaryware I could
accessorise to ring the changes
? I think trendy bathrooms
date too quickly. I also wanted
a grey colour palette, which
is versatile and calm for a
sanctuary vibe. The work cost
г8,400 and took four weeks.
It looks so wonderful, I can?t
believe it?s the same room!?
BATHROOM PROJECT
LEFT ?The old pedestal
basin was under the
window, so the mirror was
inconveniently located on
another wall,? says Rachel.
Her new vanity unit means
the windowsill is now clear
of the toiletry bottles that
used to build up there due
to the lack of storage.
Vetro Cinder vanity unit,
г593, The Brighton Bathroom
Company. Touch illuminated
demister cabinet, г400,
UK Bathroom Warehouse
BELOW Rachel opted for a
smaller basin at one end of
the bath, allowing for these
recesses to display candles
and objets at the other.
For similar wall tiles, try Corton
Blanco 600x600mm in grey,
г38sq m, Only Tiles
SECOND RAIL
?I have two rails,
so towels are
within reach
when you
need them?
FEATURE CAROLINE FOSTER, VANESSA RICHMOND
STYLING DILLY ORME PHOTOGRAPHS DAVID PARMITER
LEFT A curved bath
softens the straight lines in
the bathroom. The rounded
panel is made from wedi
board and tiled with slim
cuts of wall tile.
For similar floor tiles, try
Vera Gris wood-effect tile,
г14.99sq m, Crown Tiles
WHAT I LEARNED
with detail
?andI?mthisobsessed
is the key to a
successful bathroom makeover.
I spent lots of time making sure
that everything was fitted with
millimetre precision
?
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BATHROOM PROJECT
Make it work for you
RACHEL?S CHOICE: WALL-MOUNTED BATH TAPS
Conceal pipework inside the wall to give the simplest of
showers a sleek designer lift, just like Rachel Watkinson did
As the name suggests,
wall-mounted taps fit flush
to the wall above your bath.
Compared to deck-mounted
taps, they require a little more
effort at the planning and
installation stage, but the style
benefits are well worth it.
Q
How are they fitted?
Wall-mounted taps feature
a concealed body, so only the
handle(s) and spout are exposed.
The pipework and tap body will
need to be installed before tiling.
The easiest option is to build a
full- or half-stud wall, into which
the taps are fitted. Consider
cutting niches for storage to make
the most of the stud section. A
solid wall installation is possible,
but takes longer as it requires
sufficient depth to be chased out
for pipes and connectors. It?s also
easier to create an access point for
future maintenance in a stud wall.
Q
Do they suit all baths?
Wall-mounted taps work well
with rimless baths, for example an
egg-shaped design, but will also
suit a wide range of fitted baths.
A double-ended bath with wallmounted taps in the centre will
make a strong design statement,
and prevent kids? squabbles over
who sits at the ?tap end?. It?s best to
avoid baths with pre-drilled tap
holes; the holes can be capped but
it doesn?t look slick. Also, it can be
difficult to achieve sufficient
projection for a wall-mounted
spout on baths with wide rims.
A built-in shelf
and fittings
attached to the
wall create a
spa-like feel
Q
What features should
I look for?
As with all bath taps, good-quality
ceramic disc controls are a must
for smooth operation. A bath
shower mixer will make it easier to
rinse hair and hose the bath clean
after use but buy a thermostatic
version for safe family use.
Look for taps that come with a
mounting kit, otherwise you may
need to buy one separately.
Q
How can I create impact?
Models with waterfall spouts
are pretty impressive. You can buy
versions with built-in LEDs that
shimmer through the water as it
falls, for that added boutique spa
impact. Installing wall-mounted
taps into a mirrored splashback
will also boost the glam factor.
BEST FOR?
O Period
As well as looking super stylish,
?wall-mounted
taps are really easy
to clean and will keep the rim of
your bath clutter-free, too
?
IAN PATTISON, ABACUS BATHROOMS
IDEAL HOME LOVES? DESIGN-LED WALL-MOUNTED TAPS
style
The range of taps
at Lefroy Brooks
spans the decades
from Edwardian to
retro Fifties, with
a wide selection
of wall-mounted
options on offer.
O Colour
hit
The Water
Monopoly?s stylish
Rockwell collection
sports handles in
nine lush shades,
including several
sweet pastel hues.
FEATURE LINDA CLAYTON
O Warehouse
TRADITIONAL CHARM
Classic crosshead handles
make a perfect period fit.
Belgravia in chrome,
г334, Crosswater
BACK TO BLACK
On-trend matt black
gives tactile appeal.
Lusso Luxe in matte
black, г395, Lusso Stone
EASY GRIP
These lever handles are
slick but not slippery.
Silver E0071 in chrome,
г552, Ideal Standard
WATER FEATURE
An open spout provides
a visual treat.
Plaza in chrome, г99.95,
Victorian Plumbing
chic
Samuel Heath?s
Landmark Industrial
range features
cutting-edge
wall-mounted taps
in finishes such as
Urban Brass and
City Bronze.
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?You don?t have to
spend a lot to get
a luxurious look?
The Houltons updated their en-suite shower
room on a shoestring budget with bargain basics,
lucky finds and style-savvy accessories
FRAMELESS
SCREEN
Makes the room
feel more open
and less cluttered
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BE FOR E
Love
LUCY?S STYLE?
Turn to page 133
to shop the look
Welcome to
my home
Lucy Houlton lives here
with her husband, David
and their daughters,
Lola, 15, and Edie, 11.
THE PROPERTY
A five-bedroom
Edwardian terrace
in north London.
WHAT IT COST
The room is narrow,
but Lucy and David made
it feel spacious with clever
fittings. ?The flush shower
tray and frameless screen
were budget buys, but
they make it look like
an expensive wet room,?
says Lucy.
Playtime walk-in shower,
г549; Surface shower tray,
г219; Grand shower head
and arm, г159; Bensham
vertical thermostatic
shower bath valve, г419,
are all similar, Bathstore
Shower..................г1,346
Basin and loo..........г459
Tiles...........................г80
Lighting.....................г50
Shutters...................г237
TOTAL...................г2,172
?
All those
evenings I spent
online, shopping
around for fittings
that had the look I
wanted were worth
it ? the room is
super smart!
?
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HOW LUCY AND DAVID DID IT
?The whole house needed
renovating, so we?ve had to
stretch our budget a long way.
This en suite is long and
narrow, but has quite a big floor
space. We considered fitting a
bath, but decided a luxurious
shower room would be a better
use of our money and space. I
didn?t think we could afford the
look I wanted, but after hours
shopping online, I found the
shower in a sale and kept
everything else plain and
simple with white tiles and
walls. I was worried that the
room would look too cold and
plain, so was delighted when
friends offered us the floor tiles,
which they?d over-ordered for
their hallway. We ripped out all
the old fittings ourselves and a
plumber friend did the tricky
bits for us. The labour cost
about г4,000 and the project
took two weeks. We might not
have spent much, but the
room?s a real pleasure to use.?
BELOW A set of prints
matches the bold floor tiles,
which were free from a
friend. ?We said yes without
even seeing them,? says
Lucy. ?They?ve transformed
what would have been an
ordinary space into one
that?s really quite special.?
Evora Encaustic tiles are
similar, г224.70sq m, Fired
Earth. For similar prints, try
the Over & Over range at
Notonthehighstreet.com,
from г5 each. Ribba frames,
г6 each, Ikea
IDEAL HOME
loves
Patterned floor tiles
With white walls, they even
work in a small room. The
fewer the colours in the
pattern, the calmer
the effect
FULL-WIDTH SHELF
Hides pipework and
holds accessories
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FEATURE LUCY SEARLE, VANESSA RICHMOND
STYLING LUCY SEARLE PHOTOGRAPHS COLIN POOLE
BATHROOM PROJECT
FAKE PLANTS
Soften the hard
surfaces in a
bathroom and
add colour
ABOVE Suction caddies
are a handy ? and also
moveable ? way to store
essential toiletries, cleaning
sponges? or even plants!
Stugvik toothbrush holders,
г4 each, Ikea. Artificial plant,
from a selection starting at
г3.50 each, Abigail Ahern
ABOVE ?We made a white,
full-height shutter for the
window ourselves ? it
matches the ones in the
bedroom,? says Lucy.
For DIY measure and fit
shutters, from г237, try
California Shutters. The
Mexico Colors chair is similar,
г64, Super Studio
RIGHT ?I chose an
Edwardian-style basin
to match the age of the
house,? says Lucy. ?The
shower is modern, but so
plain I thought the mix of
old and new would work.?
For a similar basin, try the
Savoy loo and basin set
with taps, г459, Bathstore
WHAT I LEARNED
adventurous
?withBepattern
? we
were originally going to go
for plain white f loor tiles, but
I think the colourful ones
we ended up with are key
to the room?s success
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WHERE TO BUY
1. SHOWERHEAD
Belmont 8in showerhead,
г60, Victorian Plumbing
5. TOWELS
Deco towels in teal, from
г15, Genevieve Bennett
range, John Lewis
2. FAUX PLANT
String of pearls artificial
hanging plant, г34, The
Contemporary Home
6. TILES
Optiks tiles, г67.56sq m,
Topps Tiles
3. CHAIR
Acapulco chair,
г250, Lagoon
7. BATH MAT
Duckboard, г69,
Lime Lace
4. VASE
Aurora teal vase, г49,
Dartington Crystal
8. STORAGE
Duffield basket,
г40, Habitat
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PLAN THE PERFECT
BATHROOM LAYOUT
Whatever the size and shape of your room, nail a layout that works
W
hile it might seem
daunting, getting your
bathroom layout right
from the start will make the
di?erence between an adequate
design and one that ticks all the
boxes. First up, make sure your
measurements are correct and
then you can begin to experiment.
IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS
Start by thinking about who will be
using the room, as this will have
a big bearing on the scheme you
?nally choose. Is it to be an en-suite
shower room for two or a family
bathroom that will require a bath
and plenty of storage for toys?
PLAN YOUR LAYOUT
A scale plan of your space is a good
place to start. Measure carefully
as accurate dimensions are key
and include features that are likely
to a?ect the design, including
windows, chimney breasts and
doors. Cut out to-scale shapes of
everything ? loo, basin, bath and
shower enclosure, for instance
? and rearrange them until you
?nd a layout that works best.
Incorporate plenty of space between
the elements and consider how the
room will work with more than one
person in there at the same time.
ASK THE EXPERTS
Bathroom designers are great
sources of information and advice.
They will also be able to tell you
about the latest new materials and
technology and will have lots of
solutions for compact or awkward
spaces. For more practicalities, such
as water pressure, soil stacks or
other plumbing issues, a builder or
plumber should be able to help.
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STATEMENT BATH
Use a freestanding bath
to create a focal point.
Make your freestanding bath the
star of the show by placing it in
the centre of the room or sit it by
a focal point, such as a window.
If you still want the look but space
is at a premium, then a smaller
slipper bath or a Japanese-style
dunk bath might be the answer.
Be practical and take advice on
whether your ?oor will take the
weight of a cast-iron bath, as they
are very heavy. If it won?t, then
composite or acrylic versions are
good alternatives. If you decide to
place your bath near a wall or
window, do plan plenty of room
around it to get behind for cleaning.
Use ?nishing touches, such as
luxe tiles or wall panelling and
striking ?ooring, to add a touch
of bath-time glamour.
OVER-BATH SHOWER
If space is limited, then a good solution
is to ?t a shower above the bath.
A family-sized bath can double as
a shower enclosure. Either install an
electric shower above the bath or
swap your existing taps for ones with
a hand-held shower mixer. Check your
water pressure will accommodate it ?rst,
though. Complete with a glass screen
attached to the side of the bath.
Alternatively, invest in a shower bath
that bows out at the tap end, to give more
room to manoeuvre when showering.
Remember, though, the wider end will
mean the bath takes more water to ?ll.
Combine the two by having a ?xedhead shower above and a hand-held
spray on the bath taps below, which is
useful when bathing children or cleaning.
Go for style by incorporating
glamorous feature tiles, accessories
or gorgeous freestanding storage.
BATHROOM PLANNING
BATH AND SHOWER
KEEP IT LEGAL
A bath and separate shower allows
you to get the best of both worlds.
Design your space according to how it
is most frequently used. If your family
prefers to shower rather than bath, then
think about a shorter bath for occasional
soaks and use the extra space to plan in
a walk-in shower. Or, if you prefer baths,
then a corner shower cubicle is a good
use of space and will allow for a fullsized ?tted or freestanding bath.
For a clever space-saving solution,
create a stud wall at the end of the bath
to form one side of the shower cubicle.
Think about adding ?his and hers?
basins if you have the room. Not only
are they very on trend, they are also
extremely useful for families with children
as they provide enough space for
everyone to wash and brush up before
the school run. Space at a premium?
A trough-shaped sink with wall-mounted
taps is a good alternative.
Keep it neat. You can never have too
much storage in a family bathroom.
Shelves can look untidy very quickly so
opt for cabinets with doors that can be
closed to contain everything out of sight.
VISIT planningportal.
co.uk to check on
guidelines to make
sure you don?t fall foul
of any regulations.
DON?T have a loo
opening directly off a
kitchen, dining or living
room. Also, if you only
have one loo, then it
shouldn?t be accessible
just from a bedroom.
CONTACT the
building control office
at your local council
planning department
if your project will
include changes to
the soil stack or to
your hot water system.
THINK about
ventilation, particularly
if the bathroom doesn?t
have a window.
Installing an extractor
fan to remove steam
is a good idea.
?
Make the most of space ? choose storage options
that use a small amount of floor space and opt for
back-to-wall and wall-hung designs, which will
create a sleek and modern look in the room
FEATURE TIMEINCUKCONTENT.COM ILLUSTRATIONS EMMA JACKSON
MICHAEL GRAY, PRODUCT MANAGER, GROHE UK
?
SPEAK to your
bathroom designer or
an electrician about
lighting before buying
?ttings, to avoid costly
mistakes. Lights must
have the correct IP
rating for the bathroom
area they?re in.
SHOWER ROOM
Don?t have enough space for a bath?
A wet room or shower room is a
modern, luxe alternative.
Although it?s a big project to undertake,
a wet room is a seriously stylish
option and perfect for creating a
contemporary look. The whole room
will need to be tanked (waterproofed)
as there is no shower enclosure ? the
water drains away through an outlet
in the ?oor. If your budget is tight, a
sleek alternative is an almost invisible
low-level tray with an all-glass screen.
Create a shower enclosure in a long,
narrow room by sectioning off one end
with a glass screen or doors to create
a walk-in shower. Bi-fold doors will
save on space in a compact room.
Choose wall-hung ?ttings wherever
possible. It will make your bathroom
much easier to clean and give the
illusion of space, too.
Try to keep walls clear of clutter and
consider ?tting under?oor heating, so
you can keep it toasty without taking
up space with wall-hung radiators.
Finally, add a splash of colour. A
simply ?tted shower room can be
transformed with brightly coloured
mosaic tiles on the walls and ?oors.
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BEFORE & AFTER
BE FOR E
?A skinny
extension is
all it took?
Mary MacCallum
Sullivan added on a
narrow space to gain
a bigger, brighter
kitchen-diner and a
more modern look
Previously a B&B,
the house had an
unusual layout
AFTER
The glazed
extension feels
integrated,
rather than like
a separate room
built on to the
side of the house
W
hen Mary purchased this
two-storey Victorian villa
it had been converted
into a B&B and was draughty, damp,
and dark, with an odd layout that
didn?t take advantage of its amazing
location and coastal surroundings.
RETHINKING THE SPACE
The kitchen and dining area were
at the back of the house with no
views, and there was a shower in the
sitting room ? a throwback to its
B&B days. Luckily, Mary had son-inlaw Neil Taylor of Edinburgh-based
architects TAP on hand, to help
make the most of the sea views.
THE NEW DESIGN
The solution was an extensively
glazed kitchen-diner addition,
tucked in under the eaves. ?I love the
traditional pitch of the house?s roof,?
says Mary. ?So I wanted something
in keeping with this, but I also
wanted it to feel contemporary.?
A FRESH OUTLOOK ?When I saw the
finished extension, I loved how it
looks so different but sits so
comfortably in its setting,? says
Mary. It?s also a great social space for
entertaining ? I?ve been holding
quite a few large family gatherings!?
Welcome to my home
Mary MacCallum
Sullivan lives here.
THE PROPERTY
A four-bed Victorian
villa on the banks
of Loch Fyne.
PROPERTY
Bought for г250,000
in 2014, now worth
around г500,000.
WHAT IT COST
Building
work...................г47,500
Floor, wall and ceiling
?nishes.............г20,000
Joinery and
?ttings..............г25,000
Plumbing and heating
(includes bathroom &
kitchen).............г35,000
Electrics.............г15,000
Decorating..........г5,000
Landscaping.......г2,500
TOTAL........г150,000
?
Space and light are important to me
and now I can sit in the extension and
take in the constantly changing sky
?
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BEFORE & AFTER
LEFT The kitchen and
dining area used to be
dark and tucked away at
the back of the house,
but its new location in the
contemporary timberand steel-framed zincclad extension means it?s
?ooded with light and
makes the most of this
incredible loch-side spot
BELOW When it came to
interior ?nishes, Mary?s
mantra was ?sensible
and economical?. A
woodburning stove offers
plenty of heat, while
practical engineered oak
?oors throughout the
entire house unify the
space and bring warmth
to the crisp, white walls
The pattern
of the zinc
echoes the
roof slates
5 THINGS YOU NEED
TO KNOW ABOUT?
Zinc
cladding
Neil Taylor of TAP explains
the advantages of using zinc
1
IT CAN BLEND IN
Select dark grey overlapping
tiles if you would like to re?ect and
complement the slate roof of an
existing house in the design.
2
IT IS VERY ROBUST
Zinc can withstand the
occasionally rough weather
conditions and salty air of exposed
coastal locations like this.
DETAILING CAN BE
WORKED THROUGH
Liaise with a specialist installer to
ensure that the con?guration of
the tiles is consistent and the
?capping? to the tops of the walls
minimised, achieving a simple yet
elegant appearance.
4
THE TILES CAN OVERLAP
AND INTERLOCK
Zinc tiles are easy to install and ?t,
plus an internal waterproof layer
can be added below the zinc to
provide a watertight barrier
between the zinc and the interior.
WHAT WE LEARNED
?
Contact your local planning department
as early as possible, particularly if you
want to extend in sensitive areas, such
as this loch-side site. This will make the
approval process much smoother
?
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IT CAN ALSO BE LAID IN
SHEETS AND PANELS
Zinc cladding comes in a variety
of different colours and ?nishes,
making it a very versatile material
for roo?ng and cladding, so you
can easily create the look you
want for your home.
FEATURE CAROLINE EDNIE PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY TAP ARCHITECTS
3
PHOTOGRAPHY MONTSE GARRIGA GRAU
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JUST LAUNCHED.
?We transformed
our ugly Seventies
bungalow?
The Jex family have future-proofed their property by giving
it an extreme exterior face-lift and an improved interior
layout that boosts light, space and kerb appeal
IDEAL HOME
loves
Cedar cladding
This material has a
natural resistance to rot,
and turns a beautiful
silvery grey
over time
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BEFORE & AFTER
BEFORE
?Most people would
have knocked it down
and built a new house,
but we welcomed
the challenge!?
Welcome to our home
Nina Jex, who runs
a pop-up art gallery
business, lives here
with her husband,
Alistair, who works in
investment banking, and
their two children, Otto,
12, and Phoebe, 10.
The new zinc roof
and cedar cladding
complement the
woodland setting, while
a raised deck extends
the living space
THE PROPERTY
A detached four-bed
property near
Farnham in Surrey.
VALUE
It was bought in 2014 for
г1.1 million and is now
worth around г1.6 million.
WHAT IT COST
Architect and planning
fees....................г20,000
Windows and
doors...................г33,000
Zinc roof and rainwater
system.................г40,000
Kitchen and boot
room including
appliances..........г50,000
Elevated thermo-timber
deck......................г17,000
Other building
costs.................г290,000
TOTAL...........г450,000
?
The project was
stressful at times,
but our hard work
has ?nally been
rewarded and
the house now
feels incredibly
personal to us
?
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Take a quick tour...
SITTING
ROOM
KITCHENDINER
BEDROOM
BEDROOM
MAIN
BEDROOM
BOOT ROOM
BEDROOM
GROUND FLOOR
W
hen Nina and Alistair Jex were on the
lookout for a larger family home with a
south-facing garden, they were won over
by a Seventies bungalow surrounded by
an acre of secluded garden. And so began a nine-month
renovation project to turn the dated property into a
modern family home. ?Most people would probably have
knocked it down and started completely from scratch,
but we welcomed the challenge,? says Nina.
NINA AND ALISTAIR CONTACTED Back to Front
Exterior Design, a local architectural design company,
which has worked on several similar renovation projects.
?Our brief was to create a more open-plan space, and we
also wanted to update the exterior with a zinc roof, smart
cedar cladding and a raised decked area.? To open up the
views of the garden and bring in lots of natural light,
the designers suggested swapping the unattractive uPVC
windows for new timber-framed designs and bifold doors
from Bereco, with pale grey-green frames that complement
the colours of the trees surrounding the house.
ALL THE INTERNAL WALLS WERE REMOVED and a
new layout transformed the small, dark rooms into large
open-plan spaces. Insulation was also added to the walls,
floor and roof to improve the energy efficiency and overall
comfort of the house. ?We moved the main entrance so
that the old sitting room, dining room and porch could be
knocked into one space, to create a kitchen-diner at the
heart of the house with views over the garden,? says Nina.
?We love being able to open up the doors and step straight
out on to the decked terrace.?
?IT WAS STRESSFUL AT TIMES,? says Nina. ?Such as
when a pipe burst and flooded the sitting room destroying
the brand new wood flooring, but Alistair and I were
determined to enjoy the process, and the finished house
feels incredibly personal to us.? The family now spend
most of their time in the central kitchen area, but they
aren?t quite finished yet. ?We?re only just getting started
on the garden ? that will keep us busy for some time.?
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?I wanted a timeless
style for the kitchen ?
this Shaker design
was ideal,? says Nina
BEFORE & AFTER
WALK-IN
LARDER
Keeps kitchen
clutter hidden
out of sight
ABOVE The
raised deck was a
practical solution
for this sloping
site. Stretching
across the rear of
the kitchen-diner,
it?s the perfect
spot for outdoor
entertaining
Wood-framed
windows
Barnaby Dickens of The Wood
Window Alliance gives his tips:
1
THEY CAN BE MADE IN
DIFFERENT TIMBERS
A practical timber for windows
is engineered softwood. For
houses in exposed sites, such
as coastal areas, consider
modified timber like Accoya.
LEFT Underfloor
heating has been
installed in the
main living areas,
ensuring the
limestone floor
tiles are warm and
cosy underfoot
2
THERE IS A CHOICE
OF PAINT FINISHES
Lighter paint colours reflect UV
rays that can break down the
surface of the paint, meaning
they won?t require repainting as
regularly as darker colours.
RIGHT ?All the
internal doorways
were widened to
add to the feeling
of space and
create a better
flow between
each of the
rooms,? says Nina
FEATURE BETH MURTON PHOTOGRAPHS COLIN POOLE
PLANS AGENCY SERVICE
5 THINGS YOU NEED
TO KNOW ABOUT?
3
THEY?RE DURABLE
Factory-finished timber
windows are given a specialist
spray-coated paint finish for an
even and durable coverage.
WHAT WE LEARNED
To ensure your project runs
?smoothly
with minimal delays,
it?s essential to visit the building site as
often as you can. I made sure I was on
site every day to answer any queries the
builders had as quickly as possible
?
4
THEY?LL LAST
Provided they?re maintained,
the lifespan of softwood frames
is about 60 years, and modified
wood is around 80 years.
5
THEY?LL ADD VALUE
Replacing dated uPVC
windows with classic timber
designs in keeping with the
style of your house can be very
appealing to potential buyers.
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DECLUTTER YOUR?
HALLWAY
First impressions count ? so make your hall a clean, tidy and organised
family tra?c hub with these brilliant clutter-busting buys
THE SMALL SPACE CABINET
Narrow hall? At just 30cm deep, these cabinets
sit flush against the wall and feature two
compartments that fit up to 12 pairs of shoes
each, plus a drawer at the top for odds and sods.
Hemnes shoe cabinets in white, г89 each, Ikea
THE
EVERYTHING
BASKET
This bright and
jolly rattan
storage basket
provides a handy
home for a whole
host of hallway
clutter.
г38, Bobby Rabbit
THE DOGSTUFF
STORAGE
Keep your hallway
looking stylish by
dropping your
pooch?s lead, coat
and toys into a
lidded basket.
Rattan bone lidded
baskets, from
г59.99, Dobbies
FEATURE GINEVRA BENEDETTI
THE COAT
RACK
The hooks on
this cool
Promenade
coat rack rotate
so there?s
plenty of space
for bulky coats.
г180, Umbra
range, Amara
THE ALPHABET
HOOKS
Invest in a few of
these handy hooks so
the kids have a
dedicated place to
sling their stuff when
they barrel through
the door after school.
Alphabet hooks, г9.95
each, The Letteroom at
Notonthehighstreet.com
THE ROOMY CONSOLE
This sturdy table boasts four deep
drawers and a large shelf underneath,
where you can stash shoes, bags or a
row of neat storage baskets.
Industrial console table, г400, Cox & Cox
THE WALL UNIT
No room for a console? With its three mini
lockers, shelves on top and hooks beneath,
this industrial-style storage is ideal.
г104.95, Melody Maison
THE STAIR
BASKET
Make those
regular hallway
clear ups a whole
lot easier by
popping anything
that belongs
upstairs in this
classic wicker
stair basket,
ready for
collection.
г30, Dorma range,
Dunelm
THE HANDY SHELF
Simple and stylish, this brass hanging
rack features a glass shelf on top for hats
and other gubbins, with five hooks below
for coats, scarves and all the rest.
г65.95, Be Pure Home range, Cuckooland
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DECLUTTER YOUR?
LIVING AREA
We all want our living spaces to be smart as well as functional, but daily life makes
that di?cult. Invest in these clever solutions to take the e?ort out of tidying up
THE FLOOR
BASKET
Every living room
could benefit from
the Helsinki rope
basket ? perfect for
chucking extra
throws or bits and
bobs into.
г16, Sainsbury?s
THE UNDER-SOFA STORAGE
If your sofa doesn?t sit flush to the floor, make
use of the vacant space by sliding this Romskog
box underneath as valuable extra storage.
г45, Ikea
THE HIDE & DISPLAY SHELVING
Mix and match these brilliant open and closed
drawer shelving options to create the ideal display
storage ? they?re available in oak, too.
Stacking shelves in Walnut, from г149 for a narrow
two-shelf unit; г70 for a two-drawer set, all Muji
THE PRETTY
STORAGE BOX
This velour-covered
box is perfect for tidying
away your glasses, keys
and random other
things that easily
clutter a space.
г12.99, H&M Home
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THE STASHER
SIDE TABLE
With a raised lip so
often-used items
won?t fall off the
edge, this Bow side
table also has a
tray so you can
hide everything
under your cuppa.
г99, House by John
Lewis
THE SMART
SHELF BASKET
Super sturdy and with
loads of space to stash
your stuff, this basket
looks great on open
shelves. г95, Lombok
THE TECH STORE CORNER
If Santa brought you a new games console or entertainmentrelated tech, your TV stand may lack storage space ? that?s why
this Luther media unit is a must-have. Hide boxes and cables
behind the fabric panel (which remote controls work through)
and display everything else on the open shelves. г329, Made.com
THE STORAGE
COFFEE TABLE
Love to read your
Ideal Home on the
sofa, but don?t want
the kids chopping it
up for their latest
art project? Keep it
safely tucked away.
г450, Menu range,
Black by Design
THE QUICK
TIDY HELPER
Friends turning up
in five? Whip
around the room
and cram all the
clutter into this neat
table ? they?ll be
none the wiser.
Hidey Ho side table,
г155, Loaf
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THE ?BIT-OF-BOTH?
SHELVING
Hide that CD collection (that
he simply won?t part with) in
the cupboard of this gorgeous
Toshi shelving unit.
г579, Atkin & Thyme
THE SMART SOFABED
Sit smugly knowing your sofabed is also storing its duvet,
with the Douglas three-seater in Uniform House plain weave.
г840, Sofa.com
THE TOY HOLDALL
Yes, it may be a
laundry basket, but we
think it?d double up
brilliantly as a place to
hide all those toys out
of sight every evening.
г27, Aquanova range,
Amara
THE LOG BAG
Want a contemporary
basket to hold wood for the
stove? This stylish thick felt
Southwold log basket is a
welcome winner, with its
handy pocket for matches.
г75, Garden Trading
THE RACK TABLE
Poky living rooms need
furniture that works
harder in the small space
? this genius side table has
a tray top that lifts off if
you need to carry things
from room to room, while
the wire base is the perfect
place to slot newspapers,
magazines or letters.
г139, Ross & Brown
THE COMPACT
DRINKS CABINET
Can?t have a retro
drinks trolley because
the kids are bound to
knock over your booze?
This super slick yet
compact mid-century
bar cabinet (H91xW81x
D48cm) will help feed a
Mad Men obsession.
г799, West Elm
FEATURE GINEVRA BENEDETTI
THE MULTIPURPOSE
FOOTSTOOL
If your home?s a busy one
with friends and family
visiting at the drop of a
hat, this clever storage
drum would make an
welcome addition to your
living space. Stretch out
your legs and use it as a
footstool, lift the lid to
reveal oodles of hidden
storage or just use it
as a handy extra seat
when you have a full
house ? genius!
Versatile Check Sterling
storage drum, г99, Next
THE MODULAR UNIT
Max out on storage by covering a wall in your living room with
the modular Tower range. You can keep books and baskets on the
open shelving and add cupboards for board games and clutter.
What?s more, the clever ?ladder? design means that the shelves are
adjustable so you can make them as tall or as shallow as required.
Shelf, from г79; tall shelving module, г269, all Heal?s
THE HANDY RADIATOR
SHELVING
Make use of the wasted
space above a radiator by
fitting a neat shelf to perch
books and accessories.
Radiator shelving in White,
from г19.95 for a 61cm
shelf, House of Bath
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DECLUTTER YOUR?
KITCHEN
Keep your kitchen tidy and calm with these marvellous, multi-tasking
buys ? you won?t know how you ever coped without them?
THE KNIFE
& UTENSIL
BLOCK
Room for your
ever-growing
knife collection,
as well as a host of
spoons, spatulas
and tongs, too.
г29.99, Lakeland
THE
HANDY
HOLDER
Keep your
boxes of cling
film, food
bags and foil
to hand with
this superpractical
magnetic
holder ? if
you prefer, it
can also be
wall hung.
г12, Store
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THE CUP
HOLDER
Make use of
wasted space
and keep cups
in easy reach
with this useful
under-shelf
mug holder.
г10, John Lewis
THE
CUPBOARD
DRAWERS
Maximise the
storage space
in your poky
cupboards
with these
neat pull-out
wire baskets.
г71, La Redoute
THE SINK TIDY
Tame the jumble of scrubbers, cloths and
washing-up liquid that clutters up your
sink area with one of these neat tidies.
г18, Joseph Joseph
THE FRUIT &
VEG BASKET
Most fresh fruit and
vegetables last longer
if they have air
circulating around
them. This wire tiered
Annelle stand works
a treat.
г25, PIB
THE EVERYTHING RAIL
By far the simplest thing you can do to
add storage in a kitchen is to hang a
row of hooks from the wall. Add
S-hooks and baskets to bulk out the
amount you can hang from the rail.
Falsterbo wall rail with hooks, г15, Ikea
FEATURE GINEVRA BENEDETTI
THE OVERDOOR
SHELVING
Whether on
display or
hidden in a
cupboard, this
ingenious rack
ekes out oodles
more storage for
dried goods
or cleaning
products.
Four-tier
over-door storage
rack, г25.99,
Lakeland
THE HANDY
TROLLEY
Thanks to its cool
industrial look,
this brilliant
Be Pure drinks
trolley will sit
happily in the
kitchen as extra
storage, and can
double up as a bar
cart whenever you
have guests over.
г199, Next
STORE & ORGANISE ? STORE & ORGANISE ? STORE & ORGANISE ? STORE & ORGANISE
DECLUTTER YOUR?
BATHROOM
Ramp up the storage quota in your bathroom and get it looking streamlined
again in no time with these smart but simple solutions
THE TOOTHBRUSH HOLDER
Ensure the kids can easily reach their
toothbrushes with fun lizard holders.
г9 each, Store
THE MODULAR SYSTEM
Free up your basin from soap dishes,
toothbrushes and toothpaste with these
stylish shelves and matching storage boxes
from John Lewis, in a range of muted tones.
Ratio double shelf, г25; Ratio single shelf, г15;
bathroom storage boxes in Blue Grey and
Grey, from г7 each, all House by John Lewis
FEATURE GINEVRA BENEDETTI
THE
TOILETRIES
TOWER
Is your shower
overflowing with
bottles of shampoo,
conditioner and all
the rest? This
three-drawer unit
takes up very little
floor space but will
store a lot of stuff.
г75, Soak & Sleep
THE TOWEL
BASKET
Pretty and useful,
these handwoven
wall-hung baskets
are perfect for storing
dry towels, accessories
and even bath toys for
the smaller members
of the family.
From г99 for a 16L
basket, Nordic House
THE HELPFUL HOOKS
Hang a few of these hooks over your
bathroom door to keep bathrobes
and wet towels off the floor.
г2 each, Primark
THE FIRST AID BOX
Keep all the family?s bandages,
plasters, thermometer and so on in
this instantly recognisable box.
г11, The Holding Company
THE INSTANT
TOWEL RACK
The Ragrund towel
rack is a handy
bathroom chair with
space to hang your
towels, too? what?s
not to love?
г35, Ikea
THE SKINNY
STORE
This clever and stylish
VonHaus unit?s compact
and slimline size belies
its ability to store a
huge amount. It?s perfect
for stashing your spare
loo rolls, bubble bath
and lotions and potions
out of sight, while only
using a slice of space.
г40, Domu.co.uk
THE ROOMY RACK
A handy caddy solves any in-shower
storage issues, without needing to
drill into tiles. Simply slot over your
shower screen for instant shelving.
г35, House of Bath
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TORE&
&ORGANISE
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& O R G A N I?SSTORE
E ? S T&
OR
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O R E & O R G? A
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STORE
ORGANISE
DECLUTTER YOUR...
BEDROOM
Invest in some of these super-clever buys so you can quickly
transform your bedroom into a clutter-free retreat
THE MULTITASKING
HANGER
Need somewhere
to sling your
growing collection
of scarves and
handbags? This
handy accessory
hanger will
handle them all.
г7, Primark
THE
JEWELLERY
POT
If you?re a creature
of habit and
usually wear the
same jewellery day
in, day out, this
cute marble trinket
box is the perfect
place to store it.
г6, Wilko
THE HANDY
LAUNDRY BIN
You need access to
yours round the
clock, so an ugly
laundry basket
just won?t do. This
Mai basket set is
definitely easy
on the eye.
г210 for two,
Sweetpea & Willow
THE LUXE DRESSING TABLE
Yes, it?s a desk, but its gold frame and
marble surface ensure it works just as
well in a bedroom, too. We love the
golden woven side basket ? perfect for
storing hairdryers and straighteners.
Elijah gold desk, г550, Graham and Green
THE ?TIDY-UP? BASKETS
Keep a couple of these graphic styled
baskets handy for a quick declutter.
г48 for two, Ross & Brown
THE DRESSING TABLE TIDY
Make-up or jewellery... keep it all
corralled in this gorgeous organiser.
г18, Debenhams
THE BLANKET BOX
Guilty of piling your bed with lots of
pillows that you throw on the floor at
bedtime? Stash them in this Rangoon box.
г198, Kalinko
150
FEBRUARY 2018
THE WARDROBE
ORGANISER
With 12 vertical
pockets and two
horizontal mesh
ones, you?ll be able
to cram a whole load
of stuff into the
brilliant Esperanto
wardrobe tidy.
г35, Habitat
ORGANISE ? STORE & ORGANISE ? STORE & ORGANISE ? STORE & ORGANISE ? STORE & ORGANISE
THE GLAMOUR
STATION
If you?re serious about
getting glam for an evening
out, this LED-lit cabinet is
the perfect place to start.
г92.99, Domu.co.uk
THE PRACTICAL UNDERBED BASKET
Don?t have a valance and can?t find a smart looking
underbed trunk? This shallow storage basket will do nicely.
г95, Laura Ashley
THE TISSUE HOLDER
Okay, so finding storage
for a box of tissues is
admittedly a bit of a
first-world problem, but
imagine, how much tidier
and less cluttered would
your bedside be with one of
these hiding your hankies?
г28, Kelly Hoppen
THE KIDS? ROOM
CLOTHES HOOK
This super-cute hook
will look great on their
bedroom wall ? might
even encourage them
to hang up their stuff?
г16, M&Co
THE STYLISH TRUNKS
Traditional metal storage
chests are brilliant for
hiding away keepsakes
and clutter and thanks
to their bold colour and
gold-effect fixtures, this
super-stylish Emerald
Green set gets our vote.
г90 for two, BundleBerry
by Amanda Holden
range, Qvcuk.com
THE TOY BASKET
Perfect for a speedy
clear up, to move toys
from one room to
another or simply
to stash his or her
favourite bits and bobs
neatly, we think this
bright red felt rocket
storage basket is
a hands down winner.
г22, Soak & Sleep
THE COMPACT
DRESSING TABLE
No room for a dressing
table? The cute and
compact Tilda will
squeeze into the
pokiest of areas.
г350, Oliver Bonas
FEATURE GINEVRA BENEDETTI
THE DRAWER SORTER
THE HANDY STORAGE SEAT
If you?re short on space, you need to think creatively when
furnishing your bedroom, eking out every inch of storage
you can. With that in mind, why have a chair when you can
have a hard-working storage bench?
Lugger wood storage seat, г145, Loaf
Go on, give in to your neatfreak tendencies and sort your
drawers once and for all. These
five interlocking dividers can
be configured whatever way
you want and they can be cut
to fit, so they?re guaranteed to
sit snugly in any drawer.
Any-Way slot drawer organiser
cut-to-fit plastic dividers,
г6.49, Lakeland
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DECLUTTER YOUR?
HOME OFFICE
Whether you have the luxury of a whole room or just a cramped corner,
these inspired products ensure your home o?ce is a tidy one
THE OPEN STORAGE
Perfect for filing or crafting,
these open baskets keep
stuff off your desk (or floor),
while giving you easy and
instant access to the things
you need more often.
Ladder with five wire baskets,
г250, Graham and Green
THE ESSENTIAL
PINBOARD
This handy cork
memo board
comes with eight
push pins to
help clear your
desk of all those
bits of paper,
reminders
and important
numbers.
г13, The
Contemporary Home
THE PAPER
STORE
Don?t want your
home office to
look like a real
one? Then hide
away your reams
of printer paper
in this roomy
zinc box.
г19.95, Muji
THE NEAT
& TIDY FILES
Do yourself a favour
and invest in some
mag holders, like
this stylish Revival
file. They?ll keep
your stuff nicely
organised.
г15.95,
The Holding Company
THE NIFTY
PEN HOLDER
Never find one
when you need
one? This clever
rotating holder
has space for
loads so you?ll be
able to make
notes in a flash.
г9.99, TK Maxx
THE MUST-HAVE
DRAWER UNIT
Available in White,
Black or a jolly Green
shade, the Helmer
filing cabinet features
six drawers for
storing your files,
bank statements,
bills or even just
household items like
spare batteries
and fuses.
г30, Ikea
THE BESPOKE SHELVING
Can?t find freestanding furniture to fit
your space? Spaceslide?s storage kits
are made for wardrobes but work just
as well as open shelving. Choose from
various sizes to fit into uneven alcoves.
Premier Storage kit in Stone Grey,
from г200, Spaceslide
THE DESK TIDY
This Meadow letter rack and drawer will
help make that mountain of messy
paperwork a thing of the past.
г16, Sainsbury?s
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FEATURE GINEVRA BENEDETTI
THE CLEVER DESK HUTCH
Double your desk storage with add-ons
like this Wiltshire desk topper.
г99, The Cotswold Company
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LIFESTYLE TECH
5 BEST HEALTH & FITNESS GADGETS
Technology can?t (yet) force you out of bed and into your trainers for a pre-breakfast
workout, but these ingenious gadgets can give you an insight into your general health,
review your progress and keep you motivated, giving you a kick-start for the New Year
1
2
WEAR IT WELL
The most attractive smartwatch available, Apple?s
latest model has a soft nylon sports strap, a heart
rate monitor, GPS step tracking and a built-in 4G
SIM card, meaning you can go for a run without
your phone and still be able to make calls and
stream Apple Music via Bluetooth headphones.
POSTURE PERFECTOR
It?s easy to slump when you?re
tired or stressed, but poor
posture is one of the leading
causes of back pain. Worn just
below your collarbone and
secured by a mini magnet, this
tiny 14g Bluetooth-connected
device will gently vibrate to
let you know when you?re
slouching, so you can adjust
your posture. The Lumo Lift
app (iOS and Android) tracks
steps and calories burned, too.
Apple Watch Series 3, from г399
(+г19.60 per month), Apple
Lumo Lift Posture Coach,
г59.99, Kit Radar
4
STYLE CONSCIOUS
A beautiful alternative to
plastic fitness trackers, the
18g Leaf can be worn as a
pendant, bracelet or brooch
and is available with a silver or
rose gold trim. It tracks your
steps and calories burned, and
assesses the quality of your
sleep. There?s no screen, but
all the data is uploaded to the
Leaf app on your smartphone
(iOS and Android).
3
SMART SCALE
Nokia has made stepping on the scales worth your
while with full body analysis, including fat and
muscle mass, to give a more complete picture of
your health. Data from every weigh-in appears in
the Health Mate app (iOS and Android).
Bellabeat Leaf Nature, from
г120, Amazon
Body+, г89.95, Nokia Health
FEATURE CHRIS HASLAM
5
VIRTUAL COACH
These waterproof and wireless
earbuds ensure you don?t get
tangled up and the clever
silicone wing tips keep them
from popping out of your ears.
Thanks to the Jabra Sport Life
app (iOS and Android), they
will also track your pace and
distance, and give you
real-time updates on your
progress as you run.
Elite Sport earbuds, г230, Jabra
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FOOD WITH FRIENDS
Let?s have a
Chinese?
Put down that takeaway menu and go for a cheaper,
healthier, DIY buffet made for Saturday-night sharing
Vegetable chow mein
See page 161 for recipe
SIMPLE PLEASURES
Ginger & sesame
crusted tuna
See page 161 for recipe
Spicy noodle
fritters
See page 161 for recipe
Edamame salad cups
IDEAL HOME TIP
Prep all the vegetables
well in advance
as these dishes
cook quickly
See page 161 for recipe
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Crispy duck
pancakes
See page 161 for recipe
SIMPLE PLEASURES
IDEAL HOME TIP
When making Chinese food,
it?s always best to use a large
non-stick wok ? this will help
to cook everything evenly
Beef in black bean sauce
See page 161 for recipe
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Special egg fried rice
Takes 10min Serves 4-6
INGREDIENTS 2tbsp
vegetable oil 4 rashers
of smoked streaky bacon,
?nely chopped 350g
cooked rice 4 spring
onions, sliced 100g
mange tout or sugar snap
peas, ?nely shredded 1tbsp sesame oil 2 eggs
1 Heat the oil in a large
2 Mix up the eggs with a
wok. Add the bacon and
cook until it starts to crisp.
Add the rice and heat it
through thoroughly, then
add the spring onion and
mange tout or sugar snap
peas. Cook for 1-2min. Stir
in the sesame oil.
fork, then use a spatula to
move the rice to the edges
of the pan and pour the egg
into the centre. Gently fold
it into the rice as it cooks,
so there are some curds of
egg mixed in with the rice
mixture. Serve immediately.
SIMPLE PLEASURES
Vegetable
chow mein
Takes 15min Serves 4-5
INGREDIENTS 2tbsp
groundnut oil 125g oyster
mushrooms, sliced 1 red
pepper, deseeded and sliced
125g tenderstem broccoli,
cut into pieces 1 carrot,
peeled and sliced 1tbsp
soy sauce 1tbsp rice
vinegar 1-2tbsp oyster
sauce 300g ready-to-use
medium egg noodles
1 lime, to serve
1 Heat the oil in a wok over
a medium heat. Add the
vegetables and cook for
2-3min. Pour in the soy
sauce, rice vinegar and
oyster sauce. Add the
noodles and heat through.
Serve immediately in
bowls with some lime juice
squeezed over the top.
2
Ginger & sesame
crusted tuna
FEATURE GINEVRA BENEDETTI
RECIPE AND PHOTOGRAPHS TIMEINCUKCONTENT.COM
Takes 15min Serves 4-5
INGREDIENTS 2tbsp
runny honey 25g ginger,
grated 4tbsp mix of black
and white sesame seeds
2 x 250g tuna steaks,
patted dry with kitchen
paper 1tbsp sun?ower oil
1 Mix together the honey
and ginger on a large plate.
Sprinkle the sesame seeds
onto a second plate. Dip the
tuna steaks in the honey,
then press into the sesame
seeds to coat on all sides.
2 Heat the oil in a frying
pan over a medium heat.
Cook the tuna for 2min, turn
and cook for another 2min
for medium, or less for rare.
Leave to rest on a warm
plate for a few minutes.
Cut into thick slices and
serve immediately.
3
Spicy noodle
fritters
Takes 15min Serves 4-6
INGREDIENTS
FOR THE FRITTERS
1tbsp Madras or medium
curry powder 3tbsp
corn?our, mixed with 1tbsp
water 3 eggs, beaten
1 fresh green or red chilli,
?nely sliced 300g readyto-use ?ne rice noodles,
roughly chopped Bunch
of spring onions, green part
only, ?nely sliced 2tbsp
sun?ower oil
FOR THE DIPPING SAUCE
4tbsp redcurrant jelly
╜tsp ?ve spice 1tbsp
water 1 clove of garlic,
minced 1tbsp soy sauce
1 Mix together the curry
powder, cornflour and eggs.
Add the chilli, noodles and
spring onion, and toss well.
Heat a drop of oil in a
large frying pan, and fry
three 2tbsp-sized dollops of
noodle mix for 1-2min per
side. Watch carefully as they
cook quickly. Continue to fry
the fritters in batches.
Put all the dip ingredients
in a pan and heat gently for
5min. Serve with the fritters.
2
3
Edamame
salad cups
Takes 15min Serves 4-6
INGREDIENTS
FOR THE SALAD
250g frozen soya beans,
defrosted 6 spring onions,
shredded 1 cucumber,
deseeded and sliced ╜
Chinese cabbage, shredded
FOR THE DRESSING
Juice of 2 limes 4tbsp
smooth peanut butter
1-2tsp caster sugar, to taste
2tbsp soy sauce 1 fresh
red chilli, finely chopped
the skin starts to crisp up.
Turn the duck over and cook
for a further 2-3min.
Transfer the duck breasts
to a baking tray and cook
in the oven for 15min.
Remove the duck from
the oven and either cut it
into small strips or shred
the meat using two forks.
Heat the pancakes
according to the packet
instructions. Serve with
the duck, the cucumber and
spring onion strips, and the
hoisin sauce. Invite your
guests to fill their own
pancakes at the table.
3
4
5
1 Mix all the vegetables
together in a bowl. Whisk
all the dressing ingredients
together with 2tbsp cold
water until smooth. Toss the
vegetables in the dressing.
Crispy duck
pancakes
Takes 45min Makes 10
INGREDIENTS
FOR THE DUCK
1tbsp ?ve spice 1tbsp
clear honey 2 duck breasts
FOR THE PANCAKES
10 Chinese pancakes ╜
cucumber, cut into strips 8
spring onions, cut into strips
6tbsp hoisin sauce
1 Preheat the oven to 220░C/
Fan 200░C/Gas 7. Mix the
five spice into the honey
and spread it over the duck.
Heat a frying pan and
add the duck breasts,
skin-side down. Cook for
4min, pressing down, until
2
Beef in black
bean sauce
Takes 30min Serves 4-6
INGREDIENTS
350g stir-fry beef strips
160g black bean stir-fry
sauce 1tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp cornflour 2tbsp
groundnut oil 1 green
pepper, deseeded and sliced
1 red chilli, deseeded and
finely sliced 2.5cm piece
of ginger, peeled and cut
into thin strips Fresh
coriander leaves, to garnish
1 Mix the beef with the
black bean and soy sauces
and the cornflour. Leave
to marinate for 15min.
Heat the oil in a wok.
Cook the beef strips for
1-2min, then add the
pepper, chilli and ginger,
and cook for 3min. Serve
immediately, garnished
with the coriander leaves.
2
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O Discover Kuala Lumpur and marvel at the soaring Petronas Twin Towers
O Visit Malacca, once one of the world?s most important trading ports
O Visit the renowned Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
O Tour of cosmopolitan Singapore and its famed Botanical Gardens
O Stay at a luxurious resort with its own mile-long sandy beach
O Return ?ights from the UK upgrades available at a supplement
O Hand-picked four and ?ve-star accommodation, with breakfast and ?ve
meals included
O The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout
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SIMPLE PLEASURES
Make it work for you
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FOOD WITH FRIENDS: CHINESE BUFFET
Welcome in the Year of the Dog with all the kit you
need to throw a stylish Asian-inspired feast
Arare teapot, г30; bean bowl,
г19; bowl with chopsticks, г25
for two; rice spoon, г3; small
bowls, г25 for four; plates, г9
each, all John Lewis
2
3
4
5
WHERE TO BUY
1. LANTERN
Wire and canvas lantern,
г17.50, Shimu
FEATURE STEPHANIE DURRANT
2. PESTLE & MORTAR
Craft mortar and pestle,
г78, Naken
3. NOODLE BOWL
Small Oriental bowl,
г3, Sainsbury?s
4. TRAY
Black tray, г30, Orchid
5. PLACEMAT
Bamboo placemat in
Natural, г8, Zara Home
7
6. SPOONS
Nippon black spoons,
г15 for six, Tokyo Design
Studio range, Amara
7. STEAMER
School of Wok two-tier
bamboo steamer,
г25, Lakeland
8. SERVEBOARD
Bamboo serveboard,
г10, Sainsbury?s
9. TEAPOT
Tokyo Design Arare
cast-iron teapot, г28,
Bell & Blue
9
6
8
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SIMPLE PLEASURES
WEEKEND BAKE
Jammy coconut
squares
This Valentine?s Day,
treat your loved one
to this gluten-free
(and faff-free) supertasty tray bake
TAKES 1hr 5min SERVES 18
FEATURE GINEVRA BENEDETTI RECIPE AND PHOTOGRAPH TIMEINCUKCONTENT.COM
INGREDIENTS 250g potatoes,
peeled and chopped 1tbsp milk
250g butter, at room temperature
250g golden caster sugar
3 eggs 1tbsp vanilla extract
250g gluten-free self-raising
?our 6tbsp strawberry jam 2tbsp
desiccated coconut
1
Preheat the oven to 180░C/160░C
fan/Gas 4. Boil the potatoes in a pan
until tender. Drain them, add the
milk and mash until smooth.
Cream the butter and sugar until
pale and ?u?y. Gradually beat in the
eggs and vanilla extract. Fold in
the ?our and mashed potato. Spoon
into a greased and lined 18x28cm
baking tin and bake for 45min,
or until a skewer inserted into the
centre comes out clean.
Spread the jam over the top of
the warm sponge and sprinkle with
coconut. Leave the sponge to cool,
then cut into 18 squares. Serve hot
with custard as a dessert, or cold as
a tray bake with tea or co?ee.
2
3
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O All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on
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SIMPLE PLEASURES
WHAT?S FOR DINNER?
Bacon & lentil pie
Warm up with this filling, flavourful and low-cost pie that
tastes even better the next day for a leftovers lunch
FEATURE GINEVRA BENEDETTI
RECIPE AND PHOTOGRAPH TIMEINCUKCONTENT.COM
TAKES 1hr 40min SERVES 4
INGREDIENTS 50g red split
lentils 600g potatoes, peeled and
quartered 1tsp olive oil 1 large
onion, chopped 200g lean bacon,
chopped 2 large carrots, diced
2 large parsnips, diced 3 sticks
celery, chopped 2 garlic cloves,
sliced 1ltr vegetable stock 2tbsp
sun-dried tomato paste 4tbsp
skimmed milk 2tbsp olive oil
1 Put the lentils into a pan and
cover with boiling salted water.
Simmer for 20min until tender.
Meanwhile, put the potatoes into
another pan of salted water, bring
to the boil, then simmer for 15min
until potatoes are tender.
2
5 Drain the potatoes, return them
3
6 Drain any excess liquid from
Preheat the oven to 200░C/Fan
180░C/Gas 6. Heat oil in a pan, add
the onion and bacon and cook for
5min until the bacon is browned.
Add the carrots, parsnips, celery and
garlic, and cook for a further 5min.
4
Add the stock and tomato paste to
the vegetables. Simmer for 20min.
to the pan and season. Add the
milk and oil to the pan. Mash until
completely smooth.
the lentils and stir into the vegetable
mixture until well combined.
7 Tip the vegetables into a large
ovenproof dish. Top with large
spoonfuls of mashed potato. Cook
in the oven for 20min until the
potatoes start to turn golden.
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PROMOTIONAL FEATURE
?MY MONEY?
MY INFO?
I DON?T THINK SO!?
Use this simple phrase to
challenge fraudsters who are
after your money ? and don?t
fall prey to online scams
N
ot so long ago, most of our
purchases were made with
cash. Now, we tend to use
contactless cards most of the time and
bank online or on the phone. So thieves
have changed their tactics, too, and
are using sophisticated scams to target
our hard-earned money, with ?nancial
fraud costing the UK more than г2
million every day.*
Unsuspecting people from every walk
of life are being robbed of savings, nest
eggs for their children, or house-buying
deposits. The Take Five to Stop Fraud
campaign wants to help us protect
ourselves from these unscrupulous
scammers, so we don?t end up losing
money like Alex Finch. Here?s her story...
PROMOTIONAL FEATURE
Alex Finch, 50, runs a business consultancy, and last year
lost г180K after being targeted by fraudsters. She is single
and has two children, aged 17 and 19.
?
I?ve always thought I?m pretty
savvy, but looking back, I feel a
complete fool. It was December
2016 and we were going away to
Paris for Christmas. I was trying to
?nish work and pack, the kids were
?nishing school, our dog was sick.
All these were things that were
on my mind that morning when
the landline rang.
The woman claimed to be from BT
? I?d been talking to them a lot about
WiFi problems. She explained there
had been a security issue with their
customers? bank accounts and named
the bank I hold my business account
with, so I was immediately worried.
She transferred me to a ?senior fraud
investigator?. I could hear other
agents in the background calling
other customers ? I now know they
can mimic call centre sounds.
The fake ?fraud investigator?
convinced me I could lose all my
money, which made me irrational and
fearful. I focused on following his
instructions to log on to my computer
and type in various codes ? I later
understood that these gave him
remote access to my computer.
He asked me to log in to my
bank account but, unknown to
me, he was logged in too. He
said I needed to leave my
computer on overnight. In the
morning, he rang again and
gave me more codes to type in
to my computer, which I did.
went into complete shock. My son,
then 16, was with me and he was
amazing. His strong, loud mummy had
crumbled and was sobbing. He took
the phone, spoke to the bank, asked
sensible questions and said, ?Don?t
worry, we?ll be alright Mum?.
For the next few weeks, I just
wanted to go to bed and sob, to
hibernate and process the implications
of losing my life savings. Instead, I had
to get up, put a smile on my face and
breakfast on the table. Actually, that
helped me ? my survival instinct
kicked in. I was working, I had a
business, great kids and great friends.
The money had been withdrawn
over a 24-hour period and the banks
managed to trace г34,000, which I
got back. The rest has gone for good.
I?m determined to build my savings
back up. I?ve worked hard this year
and I?ve focused on what I have.
Talking about it brings back the loss
and the trauma ? but if it stops one
person from going through what I?ve
been through, then it?s worth it.?
BANK SAVINGS STOLEN
The next day, I went to Paris for
a wonderful Christmas with my
children and parents. On the
evening I returned, I logged into
my business account. It was
completely empty. The
г180,000 I had earned and
saved for our family over the
years was gone. In that instant,
I knew it had been a scam. I
More than a million cases of ?nancial
fraud take place in the UK every year*
6 WAYS TO
PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM
FRAUDSTERS
ALWAYS QUESTION
UNEXPECTED CALLS,
unsolicited texts or emails and
never give out personal or
?nancial details. If you do
respond to an approach, contact
the company separately, using a
known email or phone number.
1
IF A SITUATION IS UNUSUAL
or unexpected, or you feel
uncomfortable, it?s likely
something is wrong. Take ?ve
to say, ?My money? My Info? I
don?t think so!? and don?t be
rushed into following instructions
or making a decision.
2
CRIMINALS CAN MAKE ANY
PHONE NUMBER APPEAR
on your phone handset, or make
messages appear on a preexisting thread from a trusted
provider. Don?t use this as
veri?cation they are genuine.
3
NEVER CLICK ON A LINK IN
an unsolicited email or text
or agree to tap your card pin
number or bank codes into the
telephone keypad.
4
WHEN BUYING ONLINE, be
certain you know the retailer
? don?t access the website via
pop-up ads on social media or
unsolicited emails. Always type
the address into your browser.
5
INSTALL SECURITY
SOFTWARE and the latest
software and app updates on
all your devices.
6
FOR MORE INFORMATION...
Take Five to Stop Fraud is a
national campaign from FFA UK
and the UK Government, backed
by the banking industry. Visit
take?ve-stopfraud.org.uk
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Keep a mess-free desk with
handy wall storage. Give
a corkboard and a spice
rack an overhaul with
a simple lick of paint that
tones with your colour
scheme. The spice rack
transforms into a shelf,
while bathroom holders
become storage for bits and
pieces that can clutter up a
drawer; simply tap a nail in
the wall to hang them up.
BUY THE KEY PIECES Vaggis noticeboard, г4.50; Bekvam spice rack, г3; Stugvik baskets, from г4 each, all Ikea.
Noticeboard painted in Tallanstown Grey ?at emulsion, г5 for 125ml sample pot, Paint & Paper Library. Spice rack painted
in Broken White chalky ?nish, г5 for 250ml, Hobbycraft. Charlie alarm clock, г26; Indigo Nights letter rack is similar, г9,
both Paperchase. For a similar light, try the Lapo table lamp, г45; and Tala Elva bulb, г29, both Oliver Bonas. Stationery,
from a selection at Paperchase and Kikki K. Walls painted in Down Pipe estate emulsion, г43.50 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball
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s into.
г16, Sainsbury?s
THE UNDER-SOFA STORAGE
If your sofa doesn?t sit flush to the floor, make
use of the vacant space by sliding this Romskog
box underneath as valuable extra storage.
г45, Ikea
THE HIDE & DISPLAY SHELVING
Mix and match these brilliant open and closed
drawer shelving options to create the ideal display
storage ? they?re available in oak, too.
Stacking shelves in Walnut, from г149 for a narrow
two-shelf unit; г70 for a two-drawer set, all Muji
THE PRETTY
STORAGE BOX
This velour-covered
box is perfect for tidying
away your glasses, keys
and random other
things that easily
clutter a space.
г12.99, H&M Home
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THE STASHER
SIDE TABLE
With a raised lip so
often-used items
won?t fall off the
edge, this Bow side
table also has a
tray so you can
hide everything
under your cuppa.
г99, House by John
Lewis
THE SMART
SHELF BASKET
Super sturdy and with
loads of space to stash
your stuff, this basket
looks great on open
shelves. г95, Lombok
THE TECH STORE CORNER
If Santa brought you a new games console or entertainmentrelated tech, your TV stand may lack storage space ? that?s why
this Luther media unit is a must-have. Hide boxes and cables
behind the fabric panel (which remote controls work through)
and display everything else on the open shelves. г329, Made.com
THE STORAGE
COFFEE TABLE
Love to read your
Ideal Home on the
sofa, but don?t want
the kids chopping it
up for their latest
art project? Keep it
safely tucked away.
г450, Menu range,
Black by Design
THE QUICK
TIDY HELPER
Friends turning up
in five? Whip
around the room
and cram all the
clutter into this neat
table ? they?ll be
none the wiser.
Hidey Ho side table,
г155, Loaf
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THE ?BIT-OF-BOTH?
SHELVING
Hide that CD collection (that
he simply won?t part with) in
the cupboard of this gorgeous
Toshi shelving unit.
г579, Atkin & Thyme
THE SMART SOFABED
Sit smugly knowing your sofabed is also storing its duvet,
with the Douglas three-seater in Uniform House plain weave.
г840, Sofa.com
THE TOY HOLDALL
Yes, it may be a
laundry basket, but we
think it?d double up
brilliantly as a place to
hide all those toys out
of sight every evening.
г27, Aquanova range,
Amara
THE LOG BAG
Want a contemporary
basket to hold wood for the
stove? This stylish thick felt
Southwold log basket is a
welcome winner, with its
handy pocket for matches.
г75, Garden Trading
THE RACK TABLE
Poky living rooms need
furniture that works
harder in the small space
? this genius side table has
a tray top that lifts off if
you need to carry things
from room to room, while
the wire base is the perfect
place to slot newspapers,
magazines or letters.
г139, Ross & Brown
THE COMPACT
DRINKS CABINET
Can?t have a retro
drinks trolley because
the kids are bound to
knock over your booze?
This super slick yet
compact mid-century
bar cabinet (H91xW81x
D48cm) will help feed a
Mad Men obsession.
г799, West Elm
FEATURE GINEVRA BENEDETTI
THE MULTIPURPOSE
FOOTSTOOL
If your home?s a busy one
with friends and family
visiting at the drop of a
hat, this clever storage
drum would make an
welcome addition to your
living space. Stretch out
your legs and use it as a
footstool, lift the lid to
reveal oodles of hidden
storage or just use it
as a handy extra seat
when you have a full
house ? genius!
Versatile Check Sterling
storage drum, г99, Next
THE MODULAR UNIT
Max out on storage by covering a wall in your living room with
the modular Tower range. You can keep books and baskets on the
open shelving and add cupboards for board games and clutter.
What?s more, the clever ?ladder? design means that the shelves are
adjustable so you can make them as tall or as shallow as required.
Shelf, from г79; tall shelving module, г269, all Heal?s
THE HANDY RADIATOR
SHELVING
Make use of the wasted
space above a radiator by
fitting a neat shelf to perch
books and accessories.
Radiator shelving in White,
from г19.95 for a 61cm
shelf, House of Bath
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DECLUTTER YOUR?
KITCHEN
Keep your kitchen tidy and calm with these marvellous, multi-tasking
buys ? you won?t know how you ever coped without them?
THE KNIFE
& UTENSIL
BLOCK
Room for your
ever-growing
knife collection,
as well as a host of
spoons, spatulas
and tongs, too.
г29.99, Lakeland
THE
HANDY
HOLDER
Keep your
boxes of cling
film, food
bags and foil
to hand with
this superpractical
magnetic
holder ? if
you prefer, it
can also be
wall hung.
г12, Store
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THE CUP
HOLDER
Make use of
wasted space
and keep cups
in easy reach
with this useful
under-shelf
mug holder.
г10, John Lewis
THE
CUPBOARD
DRAWERS
Maximise the
storage space
in your poky
cupboards
with these
neat pull-out
wire baskets.
г71, La Redoute
THE SINK TIDY
Tame the jumble of scrubbers, cloths and
washing-up liquid that clutters up your
sink area with one of these neat tidies.
г18, Joseph Joseph
THE FRUIT &
VEG BASKET
Most fresh fruit and
vegetables last longer
if they have air
circulating around
them. This wire tiered
Annelle stand works
a treat.
г25, PIB
THE EVERYTHING RAIL
By far the simplest thing you can do to
add storage in a kitchen is to hang a
row of hooks from the wall. Add
S-hooks and baskets to bulk out the
amount you can hang from the rail.
Falsterbo wall rail with hooks, г15, Ikea
FEATURE GINEVRA BENEDETTI
THE OVERDOOR
SHELVING
Whether on
display or
hidden in a
cupboard, this
ingenious rack
ekes out oodles
more storage for
dried goods
or cleaning
products.
Four-tier
over-door storage
rack, г25.99,
Lakeland
THE HANDY
TROLLEY
Thanks to its cool
industrial look,
this brilliant
Be Pure drinks
trolley will sit
happily in the
kitchen as extra
storage, and can
double up as a bar
cart whenever you
have guests over.
г199, Next
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DECLUTTER YOUR?
BATHROOM
Ramp up the storage quota in your bathroom and get it looking streamlined
again in no time with these smart but simple solutions
THE TOOTHBRUSH HOLDER
Ensure the kids can easily reach their
toothbrushes with fun lizard holders.
г9 each, Store
THE MODULAR SYSTEM
Free up your basin from soap dishes,
toothbrushes and toothpaste with these
stylish shelves and matching storage boxes
from John Lewis, in a range of muted tones.
Ratio double shelf, г25; Ratio single shelf, г15;
bathroom storage boxes in Blue Grey and
Grey, from г7 each, all House by John Lewis
FEATURE GINEVRA BENEDETTI
THE
TOILETRIES
TOWER
Is your shower
overflowing with
bottles of shampoo,
conditioner and all
the rest? This
three-drawer unit
takes up very little
floor space but will
store a lot of stuff.
г75, Soak & Sleep
THE TOWEL
BASKET
Pretty and useful,
these handwoven
wall-hung baskets
are perfect for storing
dry towels, accessories
and even bath toys for
the smaller members
of the family.
From г99 for a 16L
basket, Nordic House
THE HELPFUL HOOKS
Hang a few of these hooks over your
bathroom door to keep bathrobes
and wet towels off the floor.
г2 each, Primark
THE FIRST AID BOX
Keep all the family?s bandages,
plasters, thermometer and so on in
this instantly recognisable box.
г11, The Holding Company
THE INSTANT
TOWEL RACK
The Ragrund towel
rack is a handy
bathroom chair with
space to hang your
towels, too? what?s
not to love?
г35, Ikea
THE SKINNY
STORE
This clever and stylish
VonHaus unit?s compact
and slimline size belies
its ability to store a
huge amount. It?s perfect
for stashing your spare
loo rolls, bubble bath
and lotions and potions
out of sight, while only
using a slice of space.
г40, Domu.co.uk
THE ROOMY RACK
A handy caddy solves any in-shower
storage issues, without needing to
drill into tiles. Simply slot over your
shower screen for instant shelving.
г35, House of Bath
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DECLUTTER YOUR...
BEDROOM
Invest in some of these super-clever buys so you can quickly
transform your bedroom into a clutter-free retreat
THE MULTITASKING
HANGER
Need somewhere
to sling your
growing collection
of scarves and
handbags? This
handy accessory
hanger will
handle them all.
г7, Primark
THE
JEWELLERY
POT
If you?re a creature
of habit and
usually wear the
same jewellery day
in, day out, this
cute marble trinket
box is the perfect
place to store it.
г6, Wilko
THE HANDY
LAUNDRY BIN
You need access to
yours round the
clock, so an ugly
laundry basket
just won?t do. This
Mai basket set is
definitely easy
on the eye.
г210 for two,
Sweetpea & Willow
THE LUXE DRESSING TABLE
Yes, it?s a desk, but its gold frame and
marble surface ensure it works just as
well in a bedroom, too. We love the
golden woven side basket ? perfect for
storing hairdryers and straighteners.
Elijah gold desk, г550, Graham and Green
THE ?TIDY-UP? BASKETS
Keep a couple of these graphic styled
baskets handy for a quick declutter.
г48 for two, Ross & Brown
THE DRESSING TABLE TIDY
Make-up or jewellery... keep it all
corralled in this gorgeous organiser.
г18, Debenhams
THE BLANKET BOX
Guilty of piling your bed with lots of
pillows that you throw on the floor at
bedtime? Stash them in this Rangoon box.
г198, Kalinko
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THE WARDROBE
ORGANISER
With 12 vertical
pockets and two
horizontal mesh
ones, you?ll be able
to cram a whole load
of stuff into the
brilliant Esperanto
wardrobe tidy.
г35, Habitat
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THE GLAMOUR
STATION
If you?re serious about
getting glam for an evening
out, this LED-lit cabinet is
the perfect place to start.
г92.99, Domu.co.uk
THE PRACTICAL UNDERBED BASKET
Don?t have a valance and can?t find a smart looking
underbed trunk? This shallow storage basket will do nicely.
г95, Laura Ashley
THE TISSUE HOLDER
Okay, so finding storage
for a box of tissues is
admittedly a bit of a
first-world problem, but
imagine, how much tidier
and less cluttered would
your bedside be with one of
these hiding your hankies?
г28, Kelly Hoppen
THE KIDS? ROOM
CLOTHES HOOK
This super-cute hook
will look great on their
bedroom wall ? might
even encourage them
to hang up their stuff?
г16, M&Co
THE STYLISH TRUNKS
Traditional metal storage
chests are brilliant for
hiding away keepsakes
and clutter and thanks
to their bold colour and
gold-effect fixtures, this
super-stylish Emerald
Green set gets our vote.
г90 for two, BundleBerry
by Amanda Holden
range, Qvcuk.com
THE TOY BASKET
Perfect for a speedy
clear up, to move toys
from one room to
another or simply
to stash his or her
favourite bits and bobs
neatly, we think this
bright red felt rocket
storage basket is
a hands down winner.
г22, Soak & Sleep
THE COMPACT
DRESSING TABLE
No room for a dressing
table? The cute and
compact Tilda will
squeeze into the
pokiest of areas.
г350, Oliver Bonas
FEATURE GINEVRA BENEDETTI
THE DRAWER SORTER
THE HANDY STORAGE SEAT
If you?re short on space, you need to think creatively when
furnishing your bedroom, eking out every inch of storage
you can. With that in mind, why have a chair when you can
have a hard-working storage bench?
Lugger wood storage seat, г145, Loaf
Go on, give in to your neatfreak tendencies and sort your
drawers once and for all. These
five interlocking dividers can
be configured whatever way
you want and they can be cut
to fit, so they?re guaranteed to
sit snugly in any drawer.
Any-Way slot drawer organiser
cut-to-fit plastic dividers,
г6.49, Lakeland
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STORE & ORGANISE ? STORE & ORGANISE ? STORE & ORGANISE ? STORE & ORGANISE
DECLUTTER YOUR?
HOME OFFICE
Whether you have the luxury of a whole room or just a cramped corner,
these inspired products ensure your home o?ce is a tidy one
THE OPEN STORAGE
Perfect for filing or crafting,
these open baskets keep
stuff off your desk (or floor),
while giving you easy and
instant access to the things
you need more often.
Ladder with five wire baskets,
г250, Graham and Green
THE ESSENTIAL
PINBOARD
This handy cork
memo board
comes with eight
push pins to
help clear your
desk of all those
bits of paper,
reminders
and important
numbers.
г13, The
Contemporary Home
THE PAPER
STORE
Don?t want your
home office to
look like a real
one? Then hide
away your reams
of printer paper
in this roomy
zinc box.
г19.95, Muji
THE NEAT
& TIDY FILES
Do yourself a favour
and invest in some
mag holders, like
this stylish Revival
file. They?ll keep
your stuff nicely
organised.
г15.95,
The Holding Company
THE NIFTY
PEN HOLDER
Never find one
when you need
one? This clever
rotating holder
has space for
loads so you?ll be
able to make
notes in a flash.
г9.99, TK Maxx
THE MUST-HAVE
DRAWER UNIT
Available in White,
Black or a jolly Green
shade, the Helmer
filing cabinet features
six drawers for
storing your files,
bank statements,
bills or even just
household items like
spare batteries
and fuses.
г30, Ikea
THE BESPOKE SHELVING
Can?t find freestanding furniture to fit
your space? Spaceslide?s storage kits
are made for wardrobes but work just
as well as open shelving. Choose from
various sizes to fit into uneven alcoves.
Premier Storage kit in Stone Grey,
from г200, Spaceslide
THE DESK TIDY
This Meadow letter rack and drawer will
help make that mountain of messy
paperwork a thing of the past.
г16, Sainsbury?s
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FEBRUARY 2018
FEATURE GINEVRA BENEDETTI
THE CLEVER DESK HUTCH
Double your desk storage with add-ons
like this Wiltshire desk topper.
г99, The Cotswold Company
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LIFESTYLE TECH
5 BEST HEALTH & FITNESS GADGETS
Technology can?t (yet) force you out of bed and into your trainers for a pre-breakfast
workout, but these ingenious gadgets can give you an insight into your general health,
review your progress and keep you motivated, giving you a kick-start for the New Year
1
2
WEAR IT WELL
The most attractive smartwatch available, Apple?s
latest model has a soft nylon sports strap, a heart
rate monitor, GPS step tracking and a built-in 4G
SIM card, meaning you can go for a run without
your phone and still be able to make calls and
stream Apple Music via Bluetooth headphones.
POSTURE PERFECTOR
It?s easy to slump when you?re
tired or stressed, but poor
posture is one of the leading
causes of back pain. Worn just
below your collarbone and
secured by a mini magnet, this
tiny 14g Bluetooth-connected
device will gently vibrate to
let you know when you?re
slouching, so you can adjust
your posture. The Lumo Lift
app (iOS and Android) tracks
steps and calories burned, too.
Apple Watch Series 3, from г399
(+г19.60 per month), Apple
Lumo Lift Posture Coach,
г59.99, Kit Radar
4
STYLE CONSCIOUS
A beautiful alternative to
plastic fitness trackers, the
18g Leaf can be worn as a
pendant, bracelet or brooch
and is available with a silver or
rose gold trim. It tracks your
steps and calories burned, and
assesses the quality of your
sleep. There?s no screen, but
all the data is uploaded to the
Leaf app on your smartphone
(iOS and Android).
3
SMART SCALE
Nokia has made stepping on the scales worth your
while with full body analysis, including fat and
muscle mass, to give a more complete picture of
your health. Data from every weigh-in appears in
the Health Mate app (iOS and Android).
Bellabeat Leaf Nature, from
г120, Amazon
Body+, г89.95, Nokia Health
FEATURE CHRIS HASLAM
5
VIRTUAL COACH
These waterproof and wireless
earbuds ensure you don?t get
tangled up and the clever
silicone wing tips keep them
from popping out of your ears.
Thanks to the Jabra Sport Life
app (iOS and Android), they
will also track your pace and
distance, and give you
real-time updates on your
progress as you run.
Elite Sport earbuds, г230, Jabra
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FOOD WITH FRIENDS
Let?s have a
Chinese?
Put down that takeaway menu and go for a cheaper,
healthier, DIY buffet made for Saturday-night sharing
Vegetable chow mein
See page 161 for recipe
SIMPLE PLEASURES
Ginger & sesame
crusted tuna
See page 161 for recipe
Spicy noodle
fritters
See page 161 for recipe
Edamame salad cups
IDEAL HOME TIP
Prep all the vegetables
well in advance
as these dishes
cook quickly
See page 161 for recipe
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Crispy duck
pancakes
See page 161 for recipe
SIMPLE PLEASURES
IDEAL HOME TIP
When making Chinese food,
it?s always best to use a large
non-stick wok ? this will help
to cook everything evenly
Beef in black bean sauce
See page 161 for recipe
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Special egg fried rice
Takes 10min Serves 4-6
INGREDIENTS 2tbsp
vegetable oil 4 rashers
of smoked streaky bacon,
?nely chopped 350g
cooked rice 4 spring
onions, sliced 100g
mange tout or sugar snap
peas, ?nely shredded 1tbsp sesame oil 2 eggs
1 Heat the oil in a large
2 Mix up the eggs with a
wok. Add the bacon and
cook until it starts to crisp.
Add the rice and heat it
through thoroughly, then
add the spring onion and
mange tout or sugar snap
peas. Cook for 1-2min. Stir
in the sesame oil.
fork, then use a spatula to
move the rice to the edges
of the pan and pour the egg
into the centre. Gently fold
it into the rice as it cooks,
so there are some curds of
egg mixed in with the rice
mixture. Serve immediately.
SIMPLE PLEASURES
Vegetable
chow mein
Takes 15min Serves 4-5
INGREDIENTS 2tbsp
groundnut oil 125g oyster
mushrooms, sliced 1 red
pepper, deseeded and sliced
125g tenderstem broccoli,
cut into pieces 1 carrot,
peeled and sliced 1tbsp
soy sauce 1tbsp rice
vinegar 1-2tbsp oyster
sauce 300g ready-to-use
medium egg noodles
1 lime, to serve
1 Heat the oil in a wok over
a medium heat. Add the
vegetables and cook for
2-3min. Pour in the soy
sauce, rice vinegar and
oyster sauce. Add the
noodles and heat through.
Serve immediately in
bowls with some lime juice
squeezed over the top.
2
Ginger & sesame
crusted tuna
FEATURE GINEVRA BENEDETTI
RECIPE AND PHOTOGRAPHS TIMEINCUKCONTENT.COM
Takes 15min Serves 4-5
INGREDIENTS 2tbsp
runny honey 25g ginger,
grated 4tbsp mix of black
and white sesame seeds
2 x 250g tuna steaks,
patted dry with kitchen
paper 1tbsp sun?ower oil
1 Mix together the honey
and ginger on a large plate.
Sprinkle the sesame seeds
onto a second plate. Dip the
tuna steaks in the honey,
then press into the sesame
seeds to coat on all sides.
2 Heat the oil in a frying
pan over a medium heat.
Cook the tuna for 2min, turn
and cook for another 2min
for medium, or less for rare.
Leave to rest on a warm
plate for a few minutes.
Cut into thick slices and
serve immediately.
3
Spicy noodle
fritters
Takes 15min Serves 4-6
INGREDIENTS
FOR THE FRITTERS
1tbsp Madras or medium
curry powder 3tbsp
corn?our, mixed with 1tbsp
water 3 eggs, beaten
1 fresh green or red chilli,
?nely sliced 300g readyto-use ?ne rice noodles,
roughly chopped Bunch
of spring onions, green part
only, ?nely sliced 2tbsp
sun?ower oil
FOR THE DIPPING SAUCE
4tbsp redcurrant jelly
╜tsp ?ve spice 1tbsp
water 1 clove of garlic,
minced 1tbsp soy sauce
1 Mix together the curry
powder, cornflour and eggs.
Add the chilli, noodles and
spring onion, and toss well.
Heat a drop of oil in a
large frying pan, and fry
three 2tbsp-sized dollops of
noodle mix for 1-2min per
side. Watch carefully as they
cook quickly. Continue to fry
the fritters in batches.
Put all the dip ingredients
in a pan and heat gently for
5min. Serve with the fritters.
2
3
Edamame
salad cups
Takes 15min Serves 4-6
INGREDIENTS
FOR THE SALAD
250g frozen soya beans,
defrosted 6 spring onions,
shredded 1 cucumber,
deseeded and sliced ╜
Chinese cabbage, shredded
FOR THE DRESSING
Juice of 2 limes 4tbsp
smooth peanut butter
1-2tsp caster sugar, to taste
2tbsp soy sauce 1 fresh
red chilli, finely chopped
the skin starts to crisp up.
Turn the duck over and cook
for a further 2-3min.
Transfer the duck breasts
to a baking tray and cook
in the oven for 15min.
Remove the duck from
the oven and either cut it
into small strips or shred
the meat using two forks.
Heat the pancakes
according to the packet
instructions. Serve with
the duck, the cucumber and
spring onion strips, and the
hoisin sauce. Invite your
guests to fill their own
pancakes at the table.
3
4
5
1 Mix all the vegetables
together in a bowl. Whisk
all the dressing ingredients
together with 2tbsp cold
water until smooth. Toss the
vegetables in the dressing.
Crispy duck
pancakes
Takes 45min Makes 10
INGREDIENTS
FOR THE DUCK
1tbsp ?ve spice 1tbsp
clear honey 2 duck breasts
FOR THE PANCAKES
10 Chinese pancakes ╜
cucumber, cut into strips 8
spring onions, cut into strips
6tbsp hoisin sauce
1 Preheat the oven to 220░C/
Fan 200░C/Gas 7. Mix the
five spice into the honey
and spread it over the duck.
Heat a frying pan and
add the duck breasts,
skin-side down. Cook for
4min, pressing down, until
2
Beef in black
bean sauce
Takes 30min Serves 4-6
INGREDIENTS
350g stir-fry beef strips
160g black bean stir-fry
sauce 1tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp cornflour 2tbsp
groundnut oil 1 green
pepper, deseeded and sliced
1 red chilli, deseeded and
finely sliced 2.5cm piece
of ginger, peeled and cut
into thin strips Fresh
coriander leaves, to garnish
1 Mix the beef with the
black bean and soy sauces
and the cornflour. Leave
to marinate for 15min.
Heat the oil in a wok.
Cook the beef strips for
1-2min, then add the
pepper, chilli and ginger,
and cook for 3min. Serve
immediately, garnished
with the coriander leaves.
2
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opportunity to take a light aircraft ?ight over the famed Skeleton Coast
O Drive through the high, red dunes of Namib Naukluft National Park in a
4x4 including the famous Sossusvlei dunes.
O Return travel from the UK, plus all hotel transfers
O Stay in hand-picked three and four-star accommodation, including all
local taxes, with breakfast and eight dinners included
O The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout
PRICES INCLUDE
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O Travel on the funicular railway to Penang Hill
O Take the train from Butterworth down to the capital, Kuala Lumpur
O Discover Kuala Lumpur and marvel at the soaring Petronas Twin Towers
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SIMPLE PLEASURES
Make it work for you
1
FOOD WITH FRIENDS: CHINESE BUFFET
Welcome in the Year of the Dog with all the kit you
need to throw a stylish Asian-inspired feast
Arare teapot, г30; bean bowl,
г19; bowl with chopsticks, г25
for two; rice spoon, г3; small
bowls, г25 for four; plates, г9
each, all John Lewis
2
3
4
5
WHERE TO BUY
1. LANTERN
Wire and canvas lantern,
г17.50, Shimu
FEATURE STEPHANIE DURRANT
2. PESTLE & MORTAR
Craft mortar and pestle,
г78, Naken
3. NOODLE BOWL
Small Oriental bowl,
г3, Sainsbury?s
4. TRAY
Black tray, г30, Orchid
5. PLACEMAT
Bamboo placemat in
Natural, г8, Zara Home
7
6. SPOONS
Nippon black spoons,
г15 for six, Tokyo Design
Studio range, Amara
7. STEAMER
School of Wok two-tier
bamboo steamer,
г25, Lakeland
8. SERVEBOARD
Bamboo serveboard,
г10, Sainsbury?s
9. TEAPOT
Tokyo Design Arare
cast-iron teapot, г28,
Bell & Blue
9
6
8
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SIMPLE PLEASURES
WEEKEND BAKE
Jammy coconut
squares
This Valentine?s Day,
treat your loved one
to this gluten-free
(and faff-free) supertasty tray bake
TAKES 1hr 5min SERVES 18
FEATURE GINEVRA BENEDETTI RECIPE AND PHOTOGRAPH TIMEINCUKCONTENT.COM
INGREDIENTS 250g potatoes,
peeled and chopped 1tbsp milk
250g butter, at room temperature
250g golden caster sugar
3 eggs 1tbsp vanilla extract
250g gluten-free self-raising
?our 6tbsp strawberry jam 2tbsp
desiccated coconut
1
Preheat the oven to 180░C/160░C
fan/Gas 4. Boil the potatoes in a pan
until tender. Drain them, add the
milk and mash until smooth.
Cream the butter and sugar until
pale and ?u?y. Gradually beat in the
eggs and vanilla extract. Fold in
the ?our and mashed potato. Spoon
into a greased and lined 18x28cm
baking tin and bake for 45min,
or until a skewer inserted into the
centre comes out clean.
Spread the jam over the top of
the warm sponge and sprinkle with
coconut. Leave the sponge to cool,
then cut into 18 squares. Serve hot
with custard as a dessert, or cold as
a tray bake with tea or co?ee.
2
3
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O Seven guided tours of Budapest, Vienna, Nuremberg, Bamberg,
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Regensburg, Passau and majestic Melk Abbey
O Fourteen nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite
O All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on
your day of departure, welcome cocktails and dinner, plus Captain?s
Dinner
O Live classical quartet recital on board
O Return ?ights from a selection of regional airports or standard class seat
on Eurostar from London St Pancras International
O The services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and tour manager
PRICES INCLUDE
Guided tour of Vienna, city of Strauss and home of the Habsburgs
O Live classical quartet recital on board
O Visit to baroque Bratislava, capital of Slovakia
O Cruise through the scenic Wachau, Austria?s premier wine region
O Visit to Melk Abbey, central Europe?s most spectacular baroque monastery
O Visit to medieval D№rnstein where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned
O Tour of Salzburg, one of Austria?s most beautiful cities
O Explore the amazing basilica at Esztergom, Hungary?s oldest cathedral
O Tour of Budapest, Pearl of the Danube
O All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on
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O Guided tour of Strasbourg - amazingly rich in a wealth of sights
O Visit to the old walled town of Breisach
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O All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on
your day of departure, welcome cocktails and dinner, plus Captain?s
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O All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on
your day of departure, including welcome cocktails and dinner, plus the
Captain?s Dinner
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on Eurostar from London St Pancras International
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O Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and tour manager
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SIMPLE PLEASURES
WHAT?S FOR DINNER?
Bacon & lentil pie
Warm up with this filling, flavourful and low-cost pie that
tastes even better the next day for a leftovers lunch
FEATURE GINEVRA BENEDETTI
RECIPE AND PHOTOGRAPH TIMEINCUKCONTENT.COM
TAKES 1hr 40min SERVES 4
INGREDIENTS 50g red split
lentils 600g potatoes, peeled and
quartered 1tsp olive oil 1 large
onion, chopped 200g lean bacon,
chopped 2 large carrots, diced
2 large parsnips, diced 3 sticks
celery, chopped 2 garlic cloves,
sliced 1ltr vegetable stock 2tbsp
sun-dried tomato paste 4tbsp
skimmed milk 2tbsp olive oil
1 Put the lentils into a pan and
cover with boiling salted water.
Simmer for 20min until tender.
Meanwhile, put the potatoes into
another pan of salted water, bring
to the boil, then simmer for 15min
until potatoes are tender.
2
5 Drain the potatoes, return them
3
6 Drain any excess liquid from
Preheat the oven to 200░C/Fan
180░C/Gas 6. Heat oil in a pan, add
the onion and bacon and cook for
5min until the bacon is browned.
Add the carrots, parsnips, celery and
garlic, and cook for a further 5min.
4
Add the stock and tomato paste to
the vegetables. Simmer for 20min.
to the pan and season. Add the
milk and oil to the pan. Mash until
completely smooth.
the lentils and stir into the vegetable
mixture until well combined.
7 Tip the vegetables into a large
ovenproof dish. Top with large
spoonfuls of mashed potato. Cook
in the oven for 20min until the
potatoes start to turn golden.
FEBRUARY 2018
167
PROMOTIONAL FEATURE
?MY MONEY?
MY INFO?
I DON?T THINK SO!?
Use this simple phrase to
challenge fraudsters who are
after your money ? and don?t
fall prey to online scams
N
ot so long ago, most of our
purchases were made with
cash. Now, we tend to use
contactless cards most of the time and
bank online or on the phone. So thieves
have changed their tactics, too, and
are using sophisticated scams to target
our hard-earned money, with ?nancial
fraud costing the UK more than г2
million every day.*
Unsuspecting people from every walk
of life are being robbed of savings, nest
eggs for their children, or house-buying
deposits. The Take Five to Stop Fraud
campaign wants to help us protect
ourselves from these unscrupulous
scammers, so we don?t end up losing
money like Alex Finch. Here?s her story...
PROMOTIONAL FEATURE
Alex Finch, 50, runs a business consultancy, and last year
lost г180K after being targeted by fraudsters. She is single
and has two children, aged 17 and 19.
?
I?ve always thought I?m pretty
savvy, but looking back, I feel a
complete fool. It was December
2016 and we were going away to
Paris for Christmas. I was trying to
?nish work and pack, the kids were
?nishing school, our dog was sick.
All these were things that were
on my mind that morning when
the landline rang.
The woman claimed to be from BT
? I?d been talking to them a lot about
WiFi problems. She explained there
had been a security issue with their
customers? bank accounts and named
the bank I hold my business account
with, so I was immediately worried.
She transferred me to a ?senior fraud
investigator?. I could hear other
agents in the background calling
other customers ? I now know they
can mimic call centre sounds.
The fake ?fraud investigator?
convinced me I could lose all my
money, which made me irrational and
fearful. I focused on following his
instructions to log on to my computer
and type in various codes ? I later
understood that these gave him
remote access to my computer.
He asked me to log in to my
bank account but, unknown to
me, he was logged in too. He
said I needed to leave my
computer on overnight. In the
morning, he rang again and
gave me more codes to type in
to my computer, which I did.
went into complete shock. My son,
then 16, was with me and he was
amazing. His strong, loud mummy had
crumbled and was sobbing. He took
the phone, spoke to the bank, asked
sensible questions and said, ?Don?t
worry, we?ll be alright Mum?.
For the next few weeks, I just
wanted to go to bed and sob, to
hibernate and process the implications
of losing my life savings. Instead, I had
to get up, put a smile on my face and
breakfast on the table. Actually, that
helped me ? my survival instinct
kicked in. I was working, I had a
business, great kids and great friends.
The money had been withdrawn
over a 24-hour period and the banks
managed to trace г34,000, which I
got back. The rest has gone for good.
I?m determined to build my savings
back up. I?ve worked hard this year
and I?ve focused on what I have.
Talking about it brings back the loss
and the trauma ? but if it stops one
person from going through what I?ve
been through, then it?s worth it.?
BANK SAVINGS STOLEN
The next day, I went to Paris for
a wonderful Christmas with my
children and parents. On the
evening I returned, I logged into
my business account. It was
completely empty. The
г180,000 I had earned and
saved for our family over the
years was gone. In that instant,
I knew it had been a scam. I
More than a million cases of ?nancial
fraud take place in the UK every year*
6 WAYS TO
PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM
FRAUDSTERS
ALWAYS QUESTION
UNEXPECTED CALLS,
unsolicited texts or emails and
never give out personal or
?nancial details. If you do
respond to an approach, contact
the company separately, using a
known email or phone number.
1
IF A SITUATION IS UNUSUAL
or unexpected, or you feel
uncomfortable, it?s likely
something is wrong. Take ?ve
to say, ?My money? My Info? I
don?t think so!? and don?t be
rushed into following instructions
or making a decision.
2
CRIMINALS CAN MAKE ANY
PHONE NUMBER APPEAR
on your phone handset, or make
messages appear on a preexisting thread from a trusted
provider. Don?t use this as
veri?cation they are genuine.
3
NEVER CLICK ON A LINK IN
an unsolicited email or text
or agree to tap your card pin
number or bank codes into the
telephone keypad.
4
WHEN BUYING ONLINE, be
certain you know the retailer
? don?t access the website via
pop-up ads on social media or
unsolicited emails. Always type
the address into your browser.
5
INSTALL SECURITY
SOFTWARE and the latest
software and app updates on
all your devices.
6
FOR MORE INFORMATION...
Take Five to Stop Fraud is a
national campaign from FFA UK
and the UK Government, backed
by the banking industry. Visit
take?ve-stopfraud.org.uk
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