Posted on 30.11.11 by A_Gibb
It is hard getting houses into a magazine….but lovely houses do find their way in eventually….which magazine though?
The mainstream magazines are all real favourites: Ideal Home, House Beautiful, 25 Beautiful Homes. We can all relate, because the editors work really hard to ensure that there is something for everyone. They are very informative and helpful, if you are undergoing any kind of project you need these titles for ideas and to find out about products and costs.
Titles like Living Etc, House and Garden and Elle Decoration are more about inspiration – something we all need, but we do not necessarily relate to them that closely. We would all love to have houses suitable for these publications, but unfortunately, most of us do not live in a loft apartment overlooking Sydney Harbour or a wooden cabin in the middle of a forest in Sweden!
A lot of us probably have children – either toddlers, who love wiping their hands on furniture and wallpaper or even more challenging, teenagers, who often seem to have large groups of friends who really like hanging around our living rooms or kitchens, certainly not cleaning up after themselves, leaving us with little time for creating lovely shabby chic flower arrangements….
Your Home and Style at Home are aimed at people on a budget – which quite frankly – we all are at some point! There is going to be a moment for everyone when ways to freshen up a tired bathroom for less than £1k is just really useful.
Period and Country titles have a special charm. Old buildings are special and the rural way of life is precious. It is really important that traditions are preserved. Interior design is not just about fashion…history and context are really important when it comes to making choices for our homes.