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I created my own coastal haven

Carolina Santana used textured wallpapers and nautical accessories to turn this once dated terrace into a totally unique family home
To give the living room some texture and interest Carolina wallpapered the whole back wall and under the stairs in a weathered-effect wooden panel wallpaper. ‘I found it online and it was exactly what I was after, my living room looks like it could have been washed up on the beach,’ laughs Carolina. The ottoman is from The Furniture Liquidator, while the coffee table and lamp came from an auction and were painted in Ice Cream by Autentico

Carolina picked up the sofa on an online auction and paired it with an old chair, another bargain find. The wood panelling wallpaper is from Wallpaper Webstore and the National Geographic world map came from Allposters

Carolina used Ikea shelving to create a stylish solution for stacking her wood. ‘I love the look of stacked wood so was determined to have something that would be practical on a day-to-day basis,’ she explains
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Hoorah! Summer is here and if, like me, the sunshine makes you want to spend as much time as you can outdoors, then I know you’re going to enjoy this issue. To begin with we’ve got some gorgeous creative projects on page 60 to give your garden the ‘wow’ factor. The cat planter is my favourite, it’s so cute! Meanwhile, on page 66, we show you how to make raised beds for your garden – perfect if you’ve always wanted to grow your own fruit and veg. For many of us, summertime makes us think of beds and borders brimming with colourful flowers, but there’s another important element that you should spend time getting right and that’s the foliage. Turn to page 114 for our guide to which leafy plants will give your garden year-round interest. But, of course, gardening isn’t all about planting and pruning, you should always make time to enjoy your hard work. So why not treat yourself to one of our favourite new garden furniture designs on page 44? Talking of new designs, we’ve gone all contemporary on our kitchen and bathroom pages this issue, from glossy kitchens (p.55) to super sleek suites (p.48), you’re sure to find a look you love. Meanwhile, if you’re thinking of updating your bedroom, look no further than this month’s makeovers (p.24), and if you’re trying to choose a new colour for your next decorating scheme then why not try this season’s hottest shade – Denim Drift? On page 36 we’ve got some great colour scheming ideas to make this gorgeous shade of blue work in any home. Finally, make sure you take a peek at our recipe pages this month, as we’ve got some delicious ways to cool down with frozen desserts and ice lollies (p.100).