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I promised myself it would be clutter-free

A move to a new-build home was the push Claire Stewart needed to streamline her family’s possessions and embrace open-plan living
Everyone thought I was mad when I chose white flooring, which is Amtico White Oak, but it’s been one of our best decisions,’ Claire beams. ‘It helps brings so much more light into our home’


A 70/30 fridge-freezer echoes the line of the worktops for a seamless design


Take a seat with our roundup of stools on page 56


‘When it came to designing our kitchen, I wanted something that complimented our pale flooring, but steered clear of white itself – I didn’t want it to look too sterile. We decided to go with matt grey; it brings an elegance to our kitchen. I then wanted to introduce a pop of colour and find ways to compliment the units’ modern style, so I went with copper accents and wooden accessories – it really works.’

‘The matte grey kitchen brings an elegance to our home’

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The sun is shining, the weather is sweet, makes you want to... Decorate every room in the house! (Whilst moving our dancing feet, obviously.) Summer gives us all a fresh burst of energy, so we’ve packed this entire issue with ways to bring in the brightness, whether that’s emulating Nova William’s colour-pop interiors on page 14 (check out the Nova-inspired neon accessories on page 22, too) or de-cluttering from top to bottom, just like Claire Stewart (p.50). And for a 1950s burst of kaleidoscopic cool, flip to page 100 for a beach hut makeover like no other. Got the holiday blues? Hang on to that sunshine feeling with our round-up of the biggest Global trends from three vibrant countries: Brazil, France and Morocco. It also doubles-up as fab Olympic party prep – you’ll find loads of savvy buys for getting the Rio 2016 look. Besides the bold and beautiful interior eye candy, we’ve been digging into what makes our homes healthier places to live. From chemical-free plastics and low-VOC paints and dust-free flooring, HomeStyle’s Abbi has found the best ways to live naturally. And if you’ve spent all your pocket money on ice creams and piña coladas, don’t worry – there are six budget-friendly upcycling projects on page 76 to get stuck into, plus incredible prizes to win on pages 59, 122 and 123. We’ve got our fingers crossed for you.