Be a HomeStyle cover star

If you’ve ever fancied yourself as the leading face of a top publication, now could be your chance! We’re on the hunt for the very best home makeovers in the UK to grace the pages of our magazine – so if you think your home fits the bill, we'd love to hear from you. Simply email a picture of yourself in your favourite room to along with some photos of your home.

We chat to Feb cover girl Rachael Havenhand to find out about her experience with HomeStyle.

What was it like having your home photographed for HomeStyle?

It was such a fantastic day. A once in a lifetime opportunity. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process!


What was your favourite part of having your home photographed for HomeStyle

I loved the confidence the shoot left me with. There was so much to photograph that we had to miss bits out. I've made lots of inroads since then, because of how good the shoot made me feel. 


How did you prepare for the shoot? 

I finished jobs I had neglected for a long time; things on my long term list. I crammed it all in and my house was more 'finished' than it had ever been. The difference I made in such a short time was crazy! 


Did you learn anything from the photographer?

I learned how a photoshoot is conducted in general, and all the work that actually goes into it. It fascinated me how the photographer and stylist pulled it all together.


What advice would you give to future HomeStyle cover stars? 

Be confident in what you have to offer, because you were chosen for a reason. Don't put too many unnecessary jobs on your shoulders and find out beforehand what the dress code is so you don't have to borrow your sister’s pumps! 


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