• Clean Scheme

    by  • April 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Navy-Blue-and-White-Bathroom-Livingetc-HousetohomeIt’s not always easy to create an eye-catching bathroom scheme, especially in limited space, but there are plenty of ways to add a touch of drama if you think outside the box. 

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    Easter decorating ideas

    by  • April 15, 2014 • 0 Comments



    I didn’t put up my Christmas tree last year. It’s wonky and has a broken branch ever since my little black and white cat tried to climb up it and as I wasn’t doing any entertaining, I decided not to bother.

    However, I rather like the idea of an Easter tree. It’s a nice way to add a seasonal touch to your home during the long bank holiday.

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    A warm welcome

    by  • April 10, 2014 • 2 Comments



    Blue-and-white-striped-bench-in-hallway--Country-Homes-and-Interiors--Housetohome.co.ukIt’s all too easy to overlook an entrance hall, but first impressions count and a welcoming hallway is the sartorial equivalent of putting your best foot forward. A well-dressed and practical space sets the tone for the rest of your home, as I discovered when researching my latest Insight page on entrance halls, for a forthcoming issue of 25 Beautiful Homes.

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    Country conservatory

    by  • April 9, 2014 • 0 Comments

    conservatory1Totally loving this conservatory with its perfect country feel. Classic black and white flooring is softened with a simple pine table and chairs painted in a shade of cream with just a hint of grass green, tying the indoor scheme to the beautiful garden beyond. Meanwhile, traditional, white table linen adds an element of freshness. What I want to know is…what are we having for lunch? http://bit.ly/1mXmUF7

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    25 Beautiful Homes – May 2014 issue – on sale today

    by  • April 3, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Why is the first thursday of the month everyone’s favourite day?


    Because the new issue of 25 Beautiful Homes goes on sale – and here it is, our marvellous May issue.

    The 25 beautiful, inspirational and inspiring homes includes two amazing transformations; a former pig shed that’s now a four-bedroom home and a former woodcutters store that’s now a modern studio flat. I love Sara and Scott’s home, with its lovely garden room and suntrap terrace, just what we all need, with spring around the corner and Clive and Caroline’s Yorkshire

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    A grand entrance

    by  • April 1, 2014 • 1 Comment


    I have a pale beige carpet in my hallway. I know, I don’t know what I was thinking. It’s impractical and dull. Perhaps I should have made a bold statement like they have here, in this traditional hallway. They’ve laid hardwearing carpet tiles

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