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I mixed the old in with some new

Jayne Hazelton gave her traditional furniture a fresh, modern look

Looking for a fresh start after her divorce, Jayne Hazelton quickly put an offer on the Victorian semidetached house she viewed in 2012. Not only was it in the same town that she was looking to stay in but, laid out over three floors, it was ideal for herself and for her two children, both in their early twenties who were going to live with her. ‘I wanted to find a house that was big enough for the three of us not to be living on top of each other, but wouldn’t be too big for me when they move out in the next few years,’ Jayne explains. ‘Having a bedroom up in the loft makes the house feel spacious and we’re not all under each other’s feet.’

Photos Fraser Marr

‘My style is traditional but adaptable; i like to buy timeless pieces but use them in a contemporary way. That way you can mix different styles and the look won’t date too quickly,’ says Jayne

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Isn’t it funny, no matter how many years ago you left school, September always comes with an air of new beginnings and fresh starts. Whether it’s the kids going back to school, the older ones leaving home and heading off to Uni, or just us grown-ups fancying a new lunchbox for work or a fresh new look for our home. So if you’ve got the itch to make a few changes around your home, we’ve made sure there’s plenty to inspire you in this issue. On page 36 we take a look at the hottest trends on the high street for the coming season. From cosy woodland touches, glamorous metallics mixed with sultry dark tones, chic and simple Scandi-inspired pieces or flamboyant florals, we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll want to add to your home to freshen it up for the months ahead. And, if your kitchen or bathroom floor needs a bit of an update, then check out our guide to the latest flooring designs that are both pretty and practical (p.48). Don’t forget to check out our gorgeous bathroom makeovers too for even more great ideas to steal (p.24). Meanwhile, if your kids have flown the nest, and you’re considering downsizing, then do read our essential guide on page 106 to see if it’s right for you. Even if you’re not planning any major decorating projects this month, you can still get in the ‘back to school’ spirit, with our brilliant recipe ideas (p.100). Go on treat yourself to a new lunchbox and spoil yourself with our tasty lunchbox treats!
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