Inspiration for the new season by Style at Home magazine {featuring tips and ideas from yours truly!}

Happy February and goodbye and good riddance January! I feel like it was a particularly dismal start to the year, one which mainly consisted of grey skies, President Trump’s ridiculous face and copious amounts of screen wash (why are the roads so dirty at this time of year?) There were some lovely bits of January though, many an evening has been spent wedding planning and copious amounts of tea has been drunk so it’s not all doom and gloom.

Onwards into Spring though and it’s the perfect time of year to be looking around our homes, have a refresh and think about those house projects and rooms which need a little love and attention in 2017. Interior magazines are such a great source of inspiration for upcoming projects, and although there are loads of amazing magazines to choose from out there, I can’t afford to subscribe to them all and I always come back to Style At Home.

At 1.99 per issue, it’s fantastic value for money (even cheaper with an annual subscription at around £1.46 per issue!) and it’s also something to look forward to. Each month, the latest edition of Style At Home drops onto my door mat with a satisfying thud. Sometimes I’m expecting it, other times it’s a wonderful surprise (depends on how busy I am that month really!) and I grab a cuppa and curl up on the sofa for an afternoon of indulging my passion for all things interiors because “too much of a good thing,” as Oscar Wilde once said, “can be wonderful.”

I am fascinated reading about lifestyles far removed from my own and as much as I love swooning over the beautiful interiors of a pricier home mag, you know the sort where you’re lucky if you get any change out of a fiver, I simply can’t relate to much of it on a personal level. Those of you who have read the ‘Meet Ruth’ page, my rationale for this blog really is all about interior style being attainable. Sadly we don’t all live in cavernous homes or have bottomless purses but we make the most of what we have and we’re happy.  ‘Style at Home’ magazine features several reader’s homes each month and each one is fascinating, relatable and real. I love to be immersed in each homeowner’s properties and get a sense of their personality and style (and yes a lot of it stems from the fact I’m just plain nosey!)

The latest issue of Style At Home is packed with Spring decorating ideas, seasonal buys, room transformations, home tours and step-by-step projects. There’s a great article on using texture in your home, a gorgeous home tour around a Victorian terrace in Huddersfield aswell as the lowdown on where to shop the latest trends in interior design.

I’m in love with this mint-green bathroom! Those simple subway tiles hung in an unusual way to create a geometric pattern really gives a modern and unusual edge whilst his and hers sinks is really living the dream in my opinion!

So look out for my appearances in the March issue of ‘Style At Home’ magazine. I’ll be offering readers suggestions, practical tips and advice to go alongside some of the magazine’s features to help readers get the most from each article. Before Christmas, I was sent draft pages of key features that would appear in the March issue to peruse and comment on. After contributing to last year’s August issue, I was delighted when Jennie the senior sub-editor contacted me and asked if I’d like to take part again. It’s a great way of sharing tips, ideas and style advice with other readers.

So why not kick-start your creative juices, pick up a copy of the latest issue of Style at Home magazine and start turning your home goals into a reality!

Have a lovely weekend.

 

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