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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 October cover girl Emma Pritchard, to find out about her HomeStyle experience

What was it like having your home photographed for HomeStyle?

It was such a privilege to have my home in a magazine. I have been a regular reader for several years and I can’t quite believe that I’m on the cover! (Hi mum!) 

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

Meeting Colin and Annabelle, they made me feel instantly at ease, which made the whole experience unforgettable. 

How did you prepare for the shoot? 

Of course I cleaned the house from top to bottom! I made sure that I was happy with the décor whilst keeping it realistic as a home.

Did you learn anything from the photographer?

Yes! I learnt about the importance of lighting in order to capture the best images. I also took on board a lot of home décor styling tips that I will certainly use on my own Instagram page @lifeofthechapmans.

What advice would you give to future HomeStyle cover stars? 

Relax, enjoy the experience and be as honest in your interview as you can!

Feature by Annabelle Grundy / photos by Colin Poole