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Kitting out your First Home with Grazia

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After giving Grazia magazine a couple of my picks for top independent UK interiors retailers last month (read about that here), I was very flattered that Interiors Editor, Rachel Loos, asked me back to give a few tips on kitting out your first home - a topic that, as a first-time homeowner myself, I’m pretty familiar with! Out from 5th March 2019, the feature covers various tips and approaches newly-first-time homeowners can use to help create the home of their dreams, without making decor decisions they go on to regret.

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Interestingly, the article was prompted by the launch of a new business venture by the Soho House group: First Home is an edited collection targeted at a new breed of first-time buyers, arguably a lot older than the typical first-time buyers from a generation ago, with more clearly formed tastes and a little extra money in their back pockets than a 20-something restricted almost exclusively to hand-me-downs supplemented by IKEA. Well, if they’ve got any spare change left after their deposits have been paid, that is. It’s interesting to see brands such as Soho Home and Amazon (with its new Movian range) directly targeting this ever-growing demographic - one to watch…