• Need some design inspiration for your home? You’ll find it all at House to Home.

    by  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • 0 Comments

    If you’re passionate about interiors, love keeping up with the latest homeware trends, and just can’t get enough of looking around stunning homes and period properties, then I’m hoping you already know all about our Mother site, HousetoHome. However, if you’re not familiar with this hub of all things fabulous, then now is the time to check it out, as it’s not even easier to find inspiration to create a look you’ll love.



    Finding new shutters for your home just got easy peasy! Just click on the image to take you straight to the story!

    7 leading Homes titles come under the umbrella of the HousetoHome site, including us! So as well as hearing all the latest from Ideal Home, you’ll also hear from Country Homes & Interiors, Livingetc, Style at Home, Homes & Gardens, 25 Beautiful Homes and Beautiful Kitchens, plus there’s a dedicated team of Videographers and craft experts providing new content every day!


    You’ll find lots of craft and DIY tips from our craft experts, plus videos with step by step guides.

    New stories, shopping round ups, designer interviews and house tours are added daily by the design and decor experts from each magazine, (including yours truly) so there is always plenty to inspire and excite, and now with a fresh new re-design unveiled this week, its easier and quicker to find and browse all the amazing content to kick start your own home make-over.


    Fancy a tour of this vintage inspired home? Click on the image to see it all!

    If you’re a Pinterest fiend, then you’ll love the Pin it or Bin it videos that Heather from House to Home regularly films- she takes ideas from Pinterest and tries them out herself, but are they worth pinning or just binning! See her latest try-out below.

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    Want to know all the latest trend ideas for decorating in the bedroom? Love the metallic look? Want to know where to buy it all? With new ‘shop the look’ links through-out the site, you are now just clicks away from creating a look you’ll love.


    Get the midas touch in your home with high shine accessories-just click the image to find out how! 

    So now that your coffee/lunch/life breaks will be spent browsing lots of lovely design inspiration, crafting tips and videos, you’ll have all the ideas you need to transform your home and create a stylish living space.

    Find out more at Housetohome.co.uk






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    This week we love…

    by  • Monday, August 17, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Bild pears poster, 50 x 40cm; £4, Ikea

    Yes, it really is £4! This chic pear print (if pears can indeed be chic) will make a minimalist statement against a plain white wall. For a super cheap update, try sticking the print up with a flash of neon washi tape or add a Ribba frame for just £7.


    A Rose is a Rose is a Rose; Honey Honey; I Do I Do I Do posters, 50 x 70cm, £55 each, One Must Dash

    Although still in their signature monochrome finish, the latest offering from One Must Dash is a change from their usual bold, graphic prints. These delicate florals look beautiful displayed in a trio or if you can make your mind up on which one, try framing a single print for a simple but striking piece of art work.

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    How to rock the leather look…even better than Lenny Kravitz!

    by  • Saturday, August 15, 2015 • 0 Comments

    It’s all about leather at the moment, and I’m not talking about the infamous pair of leather trousers belonging to Lenny Kravitz that sparked a twitter storm last week! There have been some equally exciting images lighting up my desktop lately…leather sofas are definitely trending right now.



    Gower Leather Grand Sofa in Walnut, £1,899, DFS

    Now, there’s no denying we’re all very partial to a neutral, fabric-covered sofa, not only does it fit nicely into a classic greige room, it works for pretty much any style, contemporary, trad or country, it’s no wonder they have been dominating decorating trends for so long. It’s also a safe option for such a big investment, you want something that will last for a few rounds of decorating styles.

    Well, no more! There is a leather revolution taking place and I for one am loving the backlash. Not only is it a practical choice that will last and last, it goes hand in hand with the rising trend for braver colour choices for walls; rich tones of leather work perfectly with a dark, moody palette.




    Patrick 3 seat sofa in Satchel vintage leather, £3,240, Sofa.com

    The classic, button-back Chesterfield shape in rich brown tones works perfectly against a dramatic wall colour. It can sit with anything from an eclectic mix of industrial inspired furniture to more traditional styles, or bridges the gap between the two.

    Polished leather in rich chocolate and brass studs adds an air of gentleman’s club that can be softened and updated with unexpected accessories and furniture choices.



    New England Newport in Cal Smoke sofa, £1,695, Furniture Village




    Axel leather love seat, £1,799, West Elm

    Like a good pair of tan leather shoes, this gorgeous colour will age beautifully over time. Contrasting perfectly against medium or strong colours on the wall, it would also make a Scandi statement against white. Go for a streamlined, boxy shape rather than a slouchy couch for a smart Mid-Century style.

    Or check out the new beauty below, an update in leather has transformed this sofa, the angled shape and tapered legs have all the classic traits of the Mid-Century style but the leather finish gives it a totally 70’s vibe that would make a covetable choice for a cool, contemporary space.



    Zinc Leather sofa starts at £1,595, French Connection range, DFS 




    Embassy sofa, from £1,355; Raft

    A strong or moody palette may never be your cup of tea, but a neutral scheme doesn’t rule out leather as an option. Beautiful buff tones work wonders with grey and pastels on the wall, against weathered wood or painted furniture.

    For a sleek, contemporary room, where white leather might be the obvious choice, taupe or grey tones are gentler alternatives. Try an unfussy shape, with a low back. For added luxe, the sofa below has a super discreet built-in recliner too.

    If the thought of light coloured leather fills you with fear, a darker tone will still work, but go for a matt finish, in a rounded, marsh-mellowy soft shape.



    Salzburg recliner leather three seater in ash grey, £2999, Dwell (coming soon)


    Orson sofa in dark chocolate beaten leather, from £1195, Loaf

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