Welcome to this (summer-is-a-coming in) issue of The Idealist magazine!
Thanks for stopping by, fellow Idealist.
We’re excited to share our latest online issue of The Idealist magazine with you. It’s full of tips, stunning design finds and real homes created by talented interior designers for you to draw inspiration from.
We’ve seen the first few glimpses of those balmy summer days, which has sparked a flurry of activity here at The Idealist office. We’re all brimming with ideas to take our favourite interior designs outdoors, and after some research missions, we’ve found the best outdoor furniture and accessories for the season. With just a bit of planning now, you can add another living area to your home and enjoy outdoor living all summer long! Read More
With summer in mind, we’ve got our eye on some colour schemes that will make your home feel warm and sunny all year long. There’s the pop of bright citrine in this Vitra-inspired living room, a colour palette reminiscent of cornfields and country lanes, a vibrant, grown-up pink look and hues that’ll make you feel like you’re spending summer in the Hamptons.
And if it’s far-flung, dreamy destinations you’re pining for over the summer months, we’ve got all the holiday inspiration you need. First up is a new concept in hotels, a surf-lover’s haven in the Côte d’Argent designed by PENSON for the ‘tripster’ (not sure what that means? Here’s all you need to know). We also explored the stylish side of Manchester, one of our favourite British cities, that’s overflowing with creativity and quirky finds. If you’d prefer something further afield, there’s always the Big Apple (which, incidentally, is playing host to Saatchi’s The Other Art Fair this summer), the stunning city of Vancouver, up-and- coming Boston or the frenetic, energising streets of Tokyo.
That wasn’t all we found – there was a new artisan collection by high street homewares brand MUJI, a hackable IKEA sofa bed with a striking cover designed by Tom Dixon, and beautiful chairs by Space Copenhagen.
An interiors blog wouldn’t be complete without some expert tips, and we have plenty of those to share with you. We chatted to a home staging professional who shared her ideas to help you show your home at its best, we spotted brand new mid-century pieces to give your space a fresh take on a classic look, and we hunted down the best industrial pieces for the summer season.
And when we weren’t searching for the latest and greatest in homewares, we were peeking inside real people’s homes. There was this airy renovated Soho loft studio in London, a sumptuously styled home in Clerkenwell that looks like it’s straight out of the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, and a unique renovation in Bethnal Green to inspire your own space.
And finally, we have some new Modern Heroes we’d love for you to meet! Helen Baker’s gender neutral fabric designs caught our eye with their playful Cornwall-inspired patterns, and we learned more about the much loved sofas at Multiyork when we chatted to Kate Tansley.
So whether you want to get your home ready for summer, you’re looking for a stylish new place to eat in London, or you just want to peep inside real people’s houses for inspiration, you’ll find it all in this issue of The Idealist.
So grab a cuppa, sit back, and let us inspire you with our interior design ideas and tips in this issue of The Idealist magazine.
And when you’re done, we want to hear from you. Tell us what else you’d like to see on our interiors blog and share your design struggles so our experts can help you solve them.
And if you have a home to be proud of and you’d love to show it off, we want to hear from you! We love sharing real homes interiors, whether they’ve been designed by a professional or you just have a knack for design yourself. Your home could be in our next issue – just head over to our contact page to get in touch with our team.
with our warmest wishes,
Stephen, Lauren, Charlie, Jules, Ben, John, Ellie, Joan and the rest of the Idealist team
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