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Feng shui your room

Can this system help you design your home' ask C+J Feng shui sorts the yin from the yang To feng shui, or not to feng shui: that is the question. Hmm' To be honest we straddle both camps, but readily accept that for many, having a well ordered and beautifully arranged home can make all the difference to leading a successful or unsuccessful life. As a common sense principal, we look upon it as a simple guide ...

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The wedding planners

We love a good wedding, which is great news for us as we've recently planned three very different sets of nuptials for three very different couples! Yup, as part of our new show, Colin & Justin's Wedding Belles, on Ch5 we waved our style wands in a new direction giving our trio of weddings a unique and super-cool identity. With this in mind ' and to point would-be 'alter chasers' in the right direction ...

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The colour of money

Oh blimey. That increasingly popular maxim, the Pink Pound is rearing its controversial head once again. But what exactly does the term mean' Simply put, the Pink Pound is a media-generated term that describes the available spending power of the gay population. And no ' it doesn't describe a specially printed cerise-coloured currency tendered by those of us who're Kylie keen. Targeted by ad men and women ac ...

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Ask the boys

Buying paint I'm always over ordering (and wasting money) or under ordering (which means a second trip to the shop!) on paint. Can you offer any advice to avoid this problem' Alison Stobart, 33, Newcastle Colin and Justin reply Simply use the online Paint Calculator by Crown to avoid this hassle. It's a genius solution that will help take the stress out of decorating forever! For more information, visit www ...

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Scotland goes sexy

We will never (and you can quote us on this in perpetuity) leave Scotland. It's our spiritual base, we have a wonderful house here, some of our closest friends and our Mums live here, and our late fathers are buried here. That said, it's recently been reported we're 'leaving London and coming home'. A story that makes us smile every time we re-visit our cuttings book. Blimey ' we never left in the first pla ...

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Bathroom chic

Awash with success or simply a washout' What does your bathroom say about you' Well, judging by some of the ones we've witnessed, there's a long way to go before bathing harmony becomes a British phenomenon! In the meantime we're dealing with bathroom disasters on a daily basis ' but we're doing our best to piece them all back together in a far more elegant manner. Mission not-so impossible So why our devot ...

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Celebrity frock-ups!

After filming The ultimate celebrity fashion frock-ups, a count down of famous-folk fashion faux pas for Ch5, we realised that the best thing about today's celebrities is that they're just so down to earth and, dare we say it, ordinary. Aye, according to all the weekly magazines and TV listing titles, today's entertainment elite are a messy, forgetful and, ahem, smelly old bunch! And, hallelujah, they have ...

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Lamentable living rooms

Make over your lounge with Colin and Justin's tough-love guide Damn it ' you're strong. You can cope with this carnage. Just prepare yourself, that's all we ask. Pause. So are you ready yet' Good. Here goes. You've combed your way through other sections of this magazine and you've made it to this page and you're still in one piece! It's us you should be worried about, because we've seen it all. A million ti ...

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The boys are back in town

at home's editor, Rashmi, got up close and personal with the nation's favourite decorating double act to find out what makes them tick' So boys, where exactly did the two of you meet' And who asked who out' Colin: We met in a Glasgow night club called Bennets ' more than 21 years ago! Which is hard to believe considering we both look so young! Justin: And it wasn't a case of one of us asking the other out ' ...

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Colin & Justin’s Foreword

We're delighted to be guest editing this issue of Britain's favourite celebrity home and lifestyle title! We've got a million and one ideas which we'd like to share so settle down ' on your (hopefully) gorgeous sofa ' with a cuppa and a biccy and prepare for designer lift off! We aim to inspire you beyond your wildest dreams! As much as we like to think that our work as Britain's foremost interior designers ...

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