Halloween tricks and treats

October 31, 2011

It’s the creepiest day of the year – but are you gazing at your £1.99 pumpkin and wondering how best to carve it? Throwing a party and stuck for decorating ideas? Looking for some inspirational images to get you in the mood? Head to Housetohome.co.uk for all the latest Halloween ideas…

From decorating a party table, to creating a trick or treat display, the team at Housetohome has got it covered. You’ll even find a step-by-step HOW TO CARVE A PUMPKIN video.  – Ellie

Craft room HEAVEN

February 22, 2010

Our spare bedroom is referred to as ‘The Zone’ at present, a room my other half claims he needs ‘for work’. A room that is in actual fact blatantly a PlayStation room. But one day, when he’s out, I’ll redecorate and he’ll come home to find THIS:

There are so many lovely things in this craft room from our January issue. The Vika table legs and top from IKEA, the laundry bin covered in pretty Cath Kidston oilcloth for storing rolls of fabric, the ribbon spools pleasingly lined up on a length of dowel, the colour-sorted fabrics…SIGH, SIGH, SIGH. – Ellie

Lacking inspiration? Check out the gorgeous mood boards on the Ideal Home website – there’s sure to be a scheme to suit your style!

moodboardsEvery time our style team designs and decorates a room set for the magazine, they create a little mood board, so there’s now a massive online album of these inspiring schemes. It’s a fabulous resource when you’re planning a new look, and they look SO pretty all together – I’m going to print out a few of my favourites to stick in my scrapbook. – Ellie


An invitation to a party

September 8, 2009

Here at Ideal Home, three of our team are leaving so we’re all having a big party this Friday night. I just wanted to show you the gorgeous invitation that Marie, our Deputy Style Editor who’s moving to Australia to go freelance, made:

inviteHow cute! Invitations from stylists are always the nicest, and this one’s so lovely it qualifies for ‘pin-on-the-noticeboard-of-joy’ status. – Ellie