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WelcomeKevinMcCloudispassionateaboutcolour.He’screated his own paint range, has written books on the subject and is an expert when it comes to putting together perfect colour palettes. Results from a recent reader survey showed that you want to see more from him and more ideas for interior colour schemes in the magazine, so this month we’ve put together the first instalment of a new regular feature that shows you how to use the latest paint shades and wallpapers in your home. It takes its lead from a palette of colours from Kevin himself, then shows you how to use it in your rooms – this month, there’s a selection of natural shades that’s ideal for creating a contemporary scheme for living rooms, dining areas, studies and bedrooms. We’ve also mixed in four pages of the new colourways and designs for fabrics, flooring, furniture and accessories, so you can stay bang up to date with the latest looks.
For more inspiration, look no further than the range of amazing homes in this issue – from the sleek, minimalist feel of Ian Hogarth and Claire Farrow’s London mews house (complete with dance floor) that featured on the TV series on p44, to the more relaxed family feel of Rebecca and Armon Bar-Tur’s Manhattan townhouse (p78). There’s also a low-maintenance new-build on a rural riverside plot (p56) and a beautiful holiday chalet in Canada (p68) that oozes the light and airy Scandinavian style we all love so much. This month’s Dream Space will blow you away – a lakeside house that oﬀers open-plan living on a cathedral-like scale (p88).
Project-wise, the grand guide on p125 covers all you need to know if you’re considering a new conservatory, garden room, loft or garage conversion – there’s even a section on solar power – plus clever kitchen updates (p100) and the latest colours for bathrooms (p106). What’s more, the digital edition of GDM is now available – to subscribe, turn to p27 or download a free QR reader from your app store, then simply scan your smartphone over the code on the right.
Lisa Allen, Editor
Regularly writing features for The MailonSunday, T3and Livingetc, Chris’ expertise crosses homes,
technology and the environment. He compiled this month’s grand guide on small projects (p125). ‘Structural insulated panels (SIPS) are great for self-builders. Instead of mess and months of disruption, an extension or garden building can be built off-site and simply bolted together in days.’
For more than 15 years, Jackie has been writing about kitchens and bathrooms, and she was named
BMA Bathroom Journalist of the Year. She put together GDM’s new decorating feature (p95). ‘Finally, a daring, eclectic palette of colour, texture and pattern replaces magnolia, as we’re no longer decorating solely with the aim of selling on. It’s the one good thing to come out of this recession.’
Photographer David’s work has been presented in publications such as TheArchitects’ Journaland
BuildingDesign. David captured the house on the Thames featured on p56. ‘I really appreciate well-designed, functional objects and I thought it was brilliant how the balcony’s rainwater was funnelled to the centre, to drip down to the pebble-filled drain.’
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