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 firstname.lastname@example.org along with some photos of your home.
We chat to April cover star Natalie Mackay to find out about her experience with HomeStyle.
What was it like having your home photographed for HomeStyle?
I’d just set up my Instagram for a bit of fun and didn’t really think anyone would be interested, so it was so exciting to hear that HomeStyle wanted my little living room to be involved!
What was your favourite part of having your home photographed for HomeStyle?
Karen and Katie were fab. I loved meeting them and discussing all things interiors. It was also fab having all the photography equipment set up in my house. It all felt a bit surreal!
How did you prepare for the shoot?
We made sure everything was clean and tidy. All baby toys were hidden away and the cats were banned from the room the night before!
Did you learn anything from the photographer?
I learnt that it’s not just me who struggles to get a decent picture of a neon light – even Katie said she struggles too! I’ve started to play around with lighting a bit more to achieve better pictures and now I’m after a studio light.
What advice would you give to future HomeStyle cover stars?
It’s easy to get caught up on follower counts on Instagram, but I was approached by HomeStyle when I had just a few hundred followers. Keep posting what you love about your home – you don’t have to blend in with the crowd.
You can find out more by purchasing our April 2019 issue, available in stores now, or as a digital copy for £1.99 here.
Feature and styling by Karen Wilson / photos by Katie Lee