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PUBLISHED: 16:11 03 June 2013 | UPDATED: 16:11 03 June 2013

Secrets of a Stylish Home by Cate Burren

Secrets of a Stylish Home by Cate Burren


Who lives in a house like this?

Whether you are looking to transform your own home or simply love looking at other people’s – Secrets of a Stylish Home is certain to inspire you this spring.

This inviting new book from East Anglian interior designer Cate Burren takes you through all the practical processes needed to help you create your dream home. It features many inspiring case studies – including some stunning Norfolk homes – with beautiful photographs, covering a broad range of different styles, ages and sizes of properties. There is advice about every stage of the design process, from planning layout to which colours to use, and plenty of tips to give you the confidence to develop your own style and transform your rooms.

“Interior-designing a home is about achieving the best possible surroundings for the people who live in it,” says Cate, based in Cambridge. “It is about creating an environment that reflects their personality and taste, that they can feel proud of and comfortable in and that functions properly for them.”

Secrets of a Stylish Home by Cate Burren, published by Merrell, is £24.95.

Outdoor style

Make a statement on a trip to the beach or while camping with friends with Holt-based Plum’s new range of seaside-themed enamel ware plates from Kate Samuels Design are a must. The durable and stylish plates start at £12 and matching mugs and bowls are available. Also bound to make a splash this summer are the new antique-wash willow hampers with red or pistachio details. They have a zipped chiller interior and plates and cutlery for two, and cost £47.

Plum, 4 Albert Street, Holt, NR25 6HX; 01263 711572.

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