November 2019

This month you’ve loved planning and prepping for a host of festive celebrations and decorating.

  1. Prepping for Christmas Christmas preparations are well and truly on the mind of our readers this month. This delicate setting aims to bring a touch of nature to your festive decorating.
  2. The simple things We are hardly surprised that storage is at the forefront of your minds. After all, wherever will we store all our delightful Christmas presents.
  3. Statement kitchens A contemporary, well-thought out kitchen adds monetary value to your property, and is the perfect place to host family and friends in come Christmas. See: Kitchen trends 2021 (opens in new tab) – these latest designs are ahead of the curve
  4. Winter planting The Amaryllis is a favourite winter bulb of ours, and it is easy to see why. Here we have positioned they in glass cylinders on a bed of pebbles. Its deep red flower will be rather delightful on Christmas Day.  

October 2019

This month you’ve enjoyed room schemes from our archives, cosy living rooms and statement materials.

  1. Bring the outdoors in It might be cold outside, but we can still dream of the verdant outdoors.
  2. Blast from the past We dived into our archives to dig up this classic scheme that is ever so cosy.
  3. Step inside We are not sure if it is the smart stair runner, or the cute dog that got your attention, but we think this shot is pretty fabulous, too.
  4. Up scale Are you ready to embrace large-scale designs in small spaces? We think so.
  5. Modern masterclass This bathroom used to be an awkwardly-shaped kitchen. Find out more about this glorious property in the November 2019 issue.

September 2019

This month you are liking floral bloom – for autumn – now that is groundbreaking!

  1. All-white We are hardly surprised that you chose this as your most-loved post. White kitchens will always be best sellers, won’t ever date, and the choice of white cabinetry provides a crisp, smart look for your new kitchen.
  2. Urban jungle In complete contrast to the crisp, white scheme above, this tropical-inspired space celebrates maximalism at its finest. Botanical walls are set to be a bathroom trend (opens in new tab)for 2020, and it is easy to see why.
  3. Flower power Summer might be over for another year, but our love for a floral bouquet is everlasting.
  4. Wonder wall There’s nothing quite like period features to create that cosy, welcoming feeling we all crave for our homes. With all their quirks and imperfections, they can offer a glimpse back to the past, helping us feel connected to the space, and providing a characterful backdrop for more modern furnishings and fittings.

August 2019

We soaked up the last of the summer sunshine with our favourite garden rooms, green schemes and outdoor lighting.

  1. Take it outside Nothing says summer garden party quite like an elaborate marquee, and this one certainly resonated with our readers.
  2. Going green You’re still enjoying the colour of the summer in all its glory. This pleasantly patterned space is a work of art.
  3. Earthy palette In keeping with the earthy tones of summer, this brilliant bedroom scheme dares to mix contemporary with classic design. We’d love to rest our head down here after a long day.
  4. Room with a view With a little creative thinking the architectural use of glass can open up homes to abundant natural light in a strikingly stylish way, as this scheme shows.
  5. Light up The garden was at the forefront of our minds last month, and who can resist this restful scheme, which features a selection of beautiful outdoor lighting.

July 2019

A simple summer palette of fresh, light blues and greens, a pretty window box and a shady spot outdoors were your most-liked highlights from the month of July.

  1. Window treatment If you don’t have much outdoor space but are feeling the urge to get greenfingered, a window box is sure to provide some gardening satisfaction.
  2. Ice queen Calm, cool and collected, the colour blue is a decorating win-win.
  3. Sophisticated storage We don’t think storage should be unsightly, and neither do you. That is why we love this simple yet stylish space just as much as you.
  4. Keep cool You felt inspired to perch outdoors in July, and wasn’t it a rather warm month. Temporary structures for garden shade allow for a bit of fun and the chance to dress up the garden.
  5. Calm demeanour The warm, hazy days had us dreaming of the perfect garden utility area, and this space ticks all the right boxes when it comes to design.

June 2019

June was an important month for us. Not only did we celebrate our Centenary, but summer finally arrived! And it seems those warmer, hazy days, coupled with a green colour palette and natural materials, inspired you to get swiping and liking in your droves…

  1. Green with envy Shot on location at Thorpe Manor, this pistachio green palette creates a delightful contrast with light-coloured floor. For the morning toilette, fresh greens make a perky and luxe bathroom palette, looking chic against cool marble.
  2. Beautiful blooms Flowers reign supreme for the month of June. Read all about flower arranging with author and influencer Clare Nolan in our July issue.
  3. Imperfectly perfect With a move to using more natural materials in the home, it is unsurprising that Japanese design has seen a surge in popularity.In this kitchen, the restful painted interior of a cabinet showcases a display of Japanese-style monochrome ceramics and wooden artisan pieces.
  4. Behind closed doors We are hardly surprised that this fail-safe design feature got your vote this month. Pocket doors not only create a heightened sense of grandeur, but are also a practical solution.
  5. Flower power The Rose of the Year 2020 took your fancy this month. This fragrant flower is on display at RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival until 7 July 2019. See: Sweet Honey has been announced as the Rose of the Year for 2020
  6. Take a seat Green is the colour of choice for the month of June. In this space, serene greens, monochrome patterns, tactile weaves and rich textures combine to deliver an inviting colour palette for a considered scheme. See our story, decorating with green – get back to nature with a fresh palette
  7. Let there be light Summer is all about letting the light in, and this kitchen is no exception. Ticking all the right design boxes, from a colour combination triumph to stylish Crittall windows, this kitchen from Plain English is one of our – and your – favourites for June.
  8. Step outside One thing is for sure, summer is on your clearly mind. This space is all set up for outdoor dining, in an inspiring vignette combining hard-wearing wood, mottled ceramic, sleek metal and fresh herbs.
  9. Passion for pattern Who wouldn’t fall in love with this restful retreat? Designed by Emma Sims Hilditch, this bedroom is inspired by the Great British countryside. This charming four-poster bed is just what we need after long days in the summer sun.