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We’re so excited to bring you the second issue of HomeStyle magazine. Thank you to everyone who has been in touch, it’s great to hear all of your wonderful stories and see that we’ve ignited your creativity and energy to transform your homes. It’s been a fun-packed month here in the HomeStyle offices, let me tell you! I stepped into the battlefield of The Great Upcycling Challenge for the first time; see the results on page 84 – then please vote for me in our little competition on Twitter! I also visited some amazing spaces this issue, including the inspiring home of seamstress and professional crafter Lisa Comfort (our cover girl this month, see page 16). Everywhere I turned there was another idea Lisa had cleverly designed – and always high on style yet tight on budget. The team’s been busy again tracking down even more high street bargains for you to snap up, just turn the page to get started. And remember we want you to be a part of HomeStyle too, so do send us your project pictures and it’s never too late to be our cover girl!

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Homestyle
June July 2015
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Living
Enclosing a note got us our dream flat
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The whole house was a big beige canvas
I’m Elizabeth, I live here with my other half James
I created a home that is my own world
I’m Karen Proctor and I live with my daughter Lilly
You can’t judge a homejudge a home from the outside
Hi, I’m Amalia Booker and I live here with my
Smart ideas for bathrooms
• Consider drainage If you want to move a toilet
We spent less than £3,600 on the whole kitchen!
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I added an extra room – in my garden!
I’m Kirsty Patrick and I live with my fiancé Jon
I wanted Lily to have a glamorous bedroom
Hi, I’m Lily Hart. I live with my Mum, Karen,
Easy living
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Shopping
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Rainbow Rugs
• Choose a rug that suits your lifestyle. If you
Floral Wallpaper
•Tape a small sample of your preferred paper onto the
Kitchen Clocks
• Position your clock very carefully. Bear in mind that
Kitchen Dressers
• There’s no skirting around the fact that kitchen dressers
Stylish Chairs
• Upholstered chairs can be a pain to clean if
Wall Mirrors
• Before hanging your mirror, think about the lighting in
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Fab finds under £5
Love grabbing a sneaky bargain?
Styling
The wish list...
Double duvet set, £29.99; scatter cushions, from £2.99; moss-knit blanket,
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Create a display wall
⁕ Drill, 6mm screws, 7mm rawplugs (or appropriate alternative for
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For a perfect stencilled motif, start from the edges inwards,
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Cooking
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