Eager beavers who can’t wait til they get the print copy can read the online version of the Autumn issue of Slick Mummy Magazine now.
Featuring: Carol Decker, Nadiya Hussain, DJ Jon Carter, Carol Smillie and much more…
Columnists: Clare Heal, Caitlin Hayward, Matt Rowntree, Becky Mantin, Janey Holliday and Wild Hendry.
Fashion Story: shot by Clare Bowes
Front cover: shot by Rich Hendry on location at Danesfield House, styled by Kara Kyne
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Look out for print copies in child friendly cafes, boutiques, spas, hotels and playcentres nationwide.
Look out for copies of Slick Mummy magazine at family friendly cafes, children’s boutiques and play centres.
Here’s a little peek at what’s in the Spring issue, or read it online here.
And please do follow the bon mots of our fabulous columnists @BeckyMantin Ltd @ClarenceHeal @MattRowntree @JaneyHolliday and @RealWildHendry on Twitter too!
Our childrenswear shoot was photographed and styled by Clare Bowes – follow her on Instagram ClareBowesPhoto
Our cover was shot by Rich Hendry – follow him on Instagram RichHendry – and styled by Kara Kyne.
Interior designer Linda Plant has created beautiful spaces for celebs, royalty and fabulista worldwide.
These are her quick fix tips for creating a beautiful home…
- KEEP IT SIMPLE. MAKE IT INTERESTING Don’t over clutter the space. Mix traditional and modern; for example a modern piece of art looks great in a more classical setting. Don’t be afraid of bold colour and my personal love which is bold texture! I adore the power of neutral but you have got to have some contrast in there. Be brave!
- 2 . SIZE MATTERS I always go for scale because I love the ‘wow factor’. Start by getting rid of the clutter: Less is More. Say goodbye to lots of little cluttered bits of furniture and hello to a couple of scale choice pieces!
- 3 ACCESSORIES So important to bring life to your room. Follow the Less is More rule but again give scale to accessories. I love using groups of objects of different sizes as it creates interest. The one accessory I couldn’t live without: WHITE FLOWERS . They bring life to a space. If in doubt add white orchids! It never fails: I use them everywhere.
- 4 WALLS AND CEILINGS Don’t forget walls and ceilings. Art is a must for creating the interest and glamour you need. Back to scale I like to see large single pieces but I also love the use of sets or collages, there are lots on my website as examples of this . I always use a mix of framed and unframed, prints and oils – you can mix it all up and be daring. For your walls and ceilings if its paint there are some great colours out there, but I love to see contrast in my schemes even if it’s a neutral palette. It just looks smarter and more chic. Ceilings don’t have to be white.
- 5 TEXTURE CONTRAST I can never have enough; I use texture everywhere. I love wallpaper because it adds warmth and interest and is still a great backdrop – especially now there are so many fabulous papers and you can create jaw dropping feature walls. I just did a fabulous reception room the main walls were done in a white textured paper and the chimney breast was papered in dark chocolate brown crocodile textured paper – the contrast looked sensational. Speaking of contrast, I often line my drapes in a contrasting fabric it looks so interesting and smart . Fabulous scatter cushions transform a sofa armchair or a bed. (But not too many!) Don’t forget the floor too: if you have hard floors you have got to have amazing rugs. I mix super silk rugs with cheaper textured ones to make it visual.Whether it’s a chandelier or a super big shade, don’t skimp on it. Use a combination of floor lamps table lamps and focal point ceiling and wall lights. I follow my rule of scale here too but I hate small lights… Lights are a crucial part of your interior design. And Don’t forget candles – I love them (especially the big ones!)
- 6. STORAGE. RETHINK IT I just turned a boring pair of dining room alcoves into fabulous dark wood wine storage units. I like to transform space to make it both decorative and useful. We always need more storage in life! Or try making a shelf into a feature: a big criss-cross book shelf in a room can transform the room and became the centrepiece.
- 7. MANTLES SHELVING I love using these and extend them where possible. These are great areas for display and interest and create visual balance.
- 8 MIRRORS MIRRORS The simplest of all design solutions. I use them everywhere in every way: reflecting light, showing colours and small spaces in an interesting way. They are one of the least expensive ways of making magic and I couldn’t live without them.
- 9 FIRE. FIREPLACE Add a fire where you can! There are so many ways today to use them. Many fireplace companies are now making portable ones and you can use them as space dividers. I think they give a focal point to a room and a lovely glow on a winter’s day.
- 10 .FABULOUS LIGHTING Whether it’s a chandelier or a super big shade, don’t skimp on it. Use a combination of floor lamps table lamps and focal point ceiling and wall lights. I follow my rule of scale here too but I hate small lights… Lights are a crucial part of your interior design. And Don’t forget candles – I love them (especially the big ones!)
Linda Plant was shot by Rich Hendry