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Style at Home (UK) - - Editor’s Letter - lizzie Hud­son, Editor Send us Pic­tures of your home and room makeovers - we lo ve to See your cre­ative ideas!

I look for­ward to Au­gust ev­ery year – not just be­cause it’s my birth­day and I al­ways have a big gar­den party, but be­cause the flow­ers are in full bloom, the lawn’s lush green and the weather is bright and sunny – the per­fect time for a cel­e­bra­tion! If you’re think­ing about al­fresco en­ter­tain­ing, dip into our fab fea­ture on page 120 – it’s packed with ideas. And if you’re af­ter a tasty sponge recipe for a birth­day, our sur­prise-cakes mas­ter­class on page 116 is just what you need. As I’ve re­cently moved into my new house, I’ve been get­ting in­spi­ra­tion from all our read­ers’ homes and makeovers – es­pe­cially Erica’s liv­ing room (p40), which I loved so much, I had to put it on the cover! Up­cy­cling tends to in­volve paint­ing, which is best done out­side, so grab the brushes while the weather is warmer, and get stuck into our 10-page craft spe­cial (p76). Try mak­ing a wa­ter­colour cush­ion, con­crete planters or some gold-dipped trin­ket trays. Life can throw you a curve­ball now and again, but a happy house can help with stress. Our ex­clu­sive Mind­ful Home pull-out mini mag (p61) is full of hints and ideas for cre­at­ing a calm feel with fuss-free decor and greener liv­ing. So pour your­self a cuppa, sit back and en­joy this fab­u­lous sum­mer is­sue, just for you!

Brighten up your home for sum­mer with our pick of quirky ac­ces­sories and vi­brant room ideas, try out our easy-to-make craft projects, then re­ward your­self for all your hard work by bak­ing and en­joy­ing an epic cake, all to your­self!

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