July 2019 – Issue 289

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Each July in our Summer Special we gather together the best and most up-to-date elements to make the most of your outdoor space for eating, drinking and relaxing this summer, and this year is no exception with over 32 pages of inspiration.

Before you bring your garden furniture out of winter storage, we can help you prepare your outdoor flooring space with a selection of patio choices from porcelain pavers to rugs and artificial grass along with advice from the experts. Now you’re ready to furnish your outdoor area, however big or small, you will find an alfresco seating and dining option perfect for you with our large variety of styles to relax in at the end of a long day. Exterior lighting will have a big impact on the whole look of your garden and patio – it should be functional and also provide a relaxing atmosphere. We offer you some examples to help you to light up a beautiful patio to enjoy every evening. Entertain your family and friends with a feast cooked on your barbecue and keep warm long into the evening with the practical and atmospheric addition of a fire pit.

Our readers’ homes this issue are all equally stunning. After visiting Ireland on numerous painting holidays, Sue and her husband Mark decided to take the plunge and buy a traditional cottage with an inspiring coastal setting. By refurbishing and adding a stylish light filled extension to display his extensive art collection, Andy has given his Dublin home a new lease of life. Edel struck gold with finding her perfect home in a turnkey development in Derry~Londonderry already furnished to a high standard leaving her free to add her style.

For all our wine lovers, we have brought you some of the latest wine coolers for you to ponder; get the best out of your beverages by storing them at the correct temperature. Our cookery pages in this summer issue feature recipes from Weber’s Greatest Hits by Jamie Purviance which gives you more than 115 top rated recipes along with tips and tricks for barbecue cooking.

In our travel section we visit Toronto, one of the world’s most multiculturally diverse cities. July is the perfect time to visit this vibrant, Canadian city, with an endless amount of things to explore. Back in the UK we take you to Cornwall on England’s southwestern tip – perfect for a short break this summer.

Finally, if you have a home, or know of someone who has a home that you would like to see appear in the magazine contact editorial on 028 9147 3979 or email editorial@ihil.net

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