Livingetc gets seriously hot for August

With homes from around the globe and the best in British garden design, Livingetc covers all the bases in its latest issue. Sunhats and shades at the ready…

Livingetc is in a holiday mood, so whether you’re glamping it up in the British countryside or travelling to the far corners of the globe, we’ve found designs, ideas and inspiration to make the best of the weather.

Available at the newsstands, or downloadable as a digital edition for tablets and smart phones (for details, visit, August’s Shopping pages cover all the summer essentials, ranging from parasols and beach towels to barbecues and pizza ovens – alfresco entertaining doesn’t get more stylish than this.

Our stone bathroom feature takes a long, languid look at the best natural surfaces and materials – just the kind of place to chill out after a hot day in the sun.

Speaking of which, you’ll love our Garden Room Design Project: an essential guide to making the most of your exterior space.

As for homes? Well, we’ve visited beach houses from New York State to Brazil, learning the secrets of how to look cool in even when those golden rays beat down all day.

Plus, we’ve got the latest designs for life in The Great Outdoors, a cinema you can set up in your garden and some tempting recipes for frozen fruity yogurts, sorbets and lollies. What more could you possibly want?

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