LET­TER FROM THE EDITOR

House Beautiful (UK) - - Contents - LIZ MUR­PHY Act­ing Executive Editor

Plus this month’s buys

With the long hol­i­day week­end and the weather warm­ing up, I al­ways feel that Easter truly is a time to cel­e­brate. We usu­ally spend it hav­ing a leisurely lunch with a few friends, and if we’re lucky with the weather, we have the added joy of be­ing able to eat out­side. I’ll use the in­spi­ra­tion from our gor­geous flow­ers fea­ture on page 44 to bring the colours and scents of sea­sonal blooms into the house, and I’ve al­ready stocked up on the in­gre­di­ents to make the scrummy Vic­to­ria sponge on page 163.

There’s cel­e­brat­ing of a dif­fer­ent kind as we an­nounce the re­sults of the House Beau­ti­ful Awards. Late last year, the House Beau­ti­ful team, to­gether with a panel of dis­tin­guished judges in­clud­ing de­sign­ers So­phie and Se­bas­tian Con­ran, Clarissa Hulse, and Rus­sell White­head and Jor­dan Cluroe – bet­ter known as 2LG – se­lected the prod­ucts and brands from the world of homes that re­flect the best in qual­ity and design. You also had your say in sev­eral reader-voted cat­e­gories – turn to the 15-page Awards spe­cial start­ing on page 107 to see what you chose.

In keep­ing with the fresh­ness of the sea­son, this is­sue has a new look. HB Pro­ject, which for so long has been a 24-page mag­a­zine in­serted into the main is­sue, is now a 32-page stand-alone ti­tle. It’s packed with even more information, ex­pert ad­vice, and in­spi­ra­tional pho­tog­ra­phy and trends, and now it’s easy to store away for when you’re ready to un­der­take a pro­ject. In the main is­sue, we con­tinue to have your favourite fea­tures, but we’ve added even more design and dec­o­rat­ing news and ad­vice, as­pi­ra­tional house and room trans­for­ma­tions, and glo­ri­ous gar­dens to inspire. En­joy!

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