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I gave my new-build a homely makeover

Cathryn Boorman brought to life a modern, but very bland house in Taunton
The Tamarisk sofa and two armchairs were sourced by mel Thorne who also designed and made the cushions in Kravet fabrics. The large acrylic painting was found at homesense. mel also supplied the lamps for them and the coffee table, which reflects the pattern of the robert allan curtains, is from oka – it was expensive, at £800, but Cathryn feels it was worth it, helping to create a cohesive look

Once Cathryn Boorman’s two boys Alex, 22, and Rory, 20, had left home for further studies she decided it was time to leave the rural spot in Somerset where they had been living in an old railway cottage. ‘I wanted more house and less land,’ explains Cathryn. ‘And I also wanted the life of a village around me.’ Last year she found the perfect house in the same village near Taunton to which her parents had retired. Her dogs Jago, a black Labrador, and Ruby, a French mastiff, came too.

‘I wanted a new-build as it wouldn’t bring any problems,’ she says. ‘And it would have good insulation and insurance. The four-bedroom house, built in 2013, had been standing empty for a while, but it was well built and the builder had used good quality fittings and a good finish,’ she says. ‘The downstairs flooring and banisters are all in oak, the kitchen worktops are granite and no expense had been spared on the bathroom fixtures and tiles.’

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Now that all the festive fun is over and the decorations have come down your home can look a little sorry for itself, but not for long. In this issue we’ve got plenty of quick, easy and affordable ideas to give your home a fresh new look for the year ahead. While the sales are on, it’s a great time to bag a bargain, but rather than just buy an item because it’s cheap, we explain which homewares are really worth parting with your cash for in the sales (p.42). But before you go mad in the sales and bring back lots of bargain booty, now is the time to give your home a post-Christmas detox. On page 36 we show how to clear your clutter in style and discover space you never knew you had. If your bathroom and kitchen are looking past their best, turn to pages 46 and 52 to discover how easy it is to freshen them up with a few simple additions, from modern metallics to rustic touches, we’ve got lots of ideas to inspire you. If your New Year’s resolutions involve getting fitter and eating better, then turn to page 56 where we compare the latest wearable fitness trackers, while on page 12 we put personal smoothie makers to the test to see which give the best results. We’ve even given this month’s recipes a healthy spin, so you can eat well from breakfast through to supper. Finally, we’ve given our 12-page Make it Easy pull-out section a fresh new look for the New Year. Turn to page 59 for exciting craft, sewing and upcycling projects, plus the latest must haves for your craft stash.