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Old Crafts, New Energy
LAST YEAR, when the cutting-edge Frieze London art fair included a special section dedicated to female weavers in its programme, one thing was clear: craft, long dismissed by the art world as folksy and inferior, was finally in a league of its own. C
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A Brilliant Performance
GARDEN ORIENTATION The north-facing Winter Garden is on the boundary of a five-acre, west-facing site. SOIL Sandy loam, acidic. SPECIAL FEATURES Winter border, flower garden, pool and entertaining area, vegetable garden, wild-flower meadow, tree
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Light-bulb Moments
KEY DECISIONS Luke Thomas, design director at John Cullen Lighting, advises that in order to create depth in a scheme, deciding what to leave in darkness is just as important as making a decision on what is lit up. If we were to light all aspects of
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The Judges
KIT KEMP Interior designer and creative director of Firmdale Hotels CHARU GANDHI Interior designer and founder of Elicyon SEBASTIAN COX Product designer and founder of Sebastian Cox Ltd LULU LYTLE Founder of Soane and winner of Designer of the Yea
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Natural Beauty
GROWING UP in north London, Evi Antonio’s yearnings for nature were satiated by the images in early natural history books. Fascinated by the detailed pictorials, she was never without her own sketchbook and pencils. A degree in scientific and natural
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■ Identify a palette of three or four shades and start to weave in patterns in this colour family. ■ Use confident tones, but consider how they’ll work with whites and naturals – a counterbalance to control the strength and provide a harmonious feel.
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What Design Means Today
DESIGN, right now, in the early autumn of 2020, is flourishing. Yes, this year has been full of challenges that have affected brands big and small, but creativity is booming. That was the feeling at the judging day for this year’s Homes & Gardens Awa
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Colour Of The Month
The nuances of brown are often underplayed, but one look at Little Greene’s Chimney Brick shows how complex and interesting the shade can be. Part chocolate, part woodland and with a dash of purple grape, there is an unexpected richness that reveals
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Susan Deliss MY LIFE IN TEN...
1 . American decorator Bill Willis is a design hero of mine for the way he revived Moroccan craftsmanship from the 1960s onwards, creating sumptuous interiors for clients including the Rothschilds and Yves St Laurent. 2 . A simple fabric I love and
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Introducing Our New Furniture Collaboration
HAVING long been fans of the dynamic shapes and superior quality in the work of Love Your Home, we are delighted to have created the Bloomsbury range of two armchairs and a sofa for them. We wanted to achieve an elegance of shape, a formality of styl
Homes & Gardens3 min de lecture
Best In Show
Displays of antique china have long been a popular way of showing off a treasured collection – and it’s far more enjoyable than keeping it shut away in a cupboard. Traditionally, plates might be organised in rows on a kitchen dresser but for a more u
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Dream Offices
GUEST ROOM STUDY BY MADDUX CREATIVE Interior designer Scott Maddux put together this eclectic area using vintage furniture and flea-market finds 1. This is a home-working area in a guest bedroom in Islington, London. The house is north-facing, so
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Insider Insight
GETTING STARTED ‘When starting a collection, my instinct is to be drawn to what reflects the place, people and their distinctiveness and my love for beautifully crafted objects,’ says Catherine Lock, creative director of The New Craftsmen. ‘I select
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A Place Of Possibilities
‘Recent events have proved that working from home is not just possible but can be very productive,’ says architect John Pardey, whose Hampshire-based practice works on a range of residential projects. As with many architects, home offices or studies
Homes & Gardens2 min de lectureCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Inspired by the West Midland’s estate’s Victorian walled garden, the cuisine at Hampton Manor’s principal dining room Peel’s has held a Michelin star for several years. The handsome garden has now been lovingly restored and opened to the public, alon
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The Sourcebook: Artwork, Lighting And Shelving
A homeware brand that draws inspiration from all over the world with an ever-changing range of decorative objects and artwork. Its wide range of prints all come ready framed, creating a smooth art-buying journey, This Suffolk-based lighting
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Finishing Touches
Over the years, side returns of Victorian houses have typically been incorporated into the kitchen, but why not hive off a section and convert it into a private workspace instead? Home offices do not need to be vast to be functional – especially if t
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We Love
CARVED cedar wood, intricate mosaics, stained glass, inlaid marquetry, silk, velvet, suede and crystal, the Royal Mansour is not exactly understated. But then, what else might you expect from a former palace commissioned by King Mohammed VI of Morocc
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Dream Dining Room
1 . I WORKED with my clients on this Grade I-listed house in London’s Regent’s Park 10 years ago and they asked me back to give it a new and exciting look. Together we came up with a design that combines bespoke joinery, distinctive furniture and ant
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Work The Room
Stylish tables for the focus of your scheme  Designs that combine function with striking form  Add a splash of fun with these jolly holders  These hot seats offer comfort and good looks Directional options for tasks or an ambient glow Nea
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Near And Far
Karen Roos, founder of the Babylonstoren hotel in South Africa and The Newt hotel in Somerset, reveals her favourite places in the city ■ The perfect Cape Town day starts with a walk along the Sea Point Promenade that curves along the water’s edge,
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Where To Buy
For a similar bespoke kitchen, try Martin Moore; kitchens start from £35,000. Painted in White Dove Regal Select, £23 for 0.94ltr, Benjamin Moore Cluny 100 range cooker in black and brass, from £4,250, Lacanche. ECBN6256 Integrated American fridge fr
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The Productive Palette
GREEN is an effective colour in all its shades, inspiring thought and logic, and perfect for dealing with your daily tasks. Choose inky BLUES to enclose a space and reduce distraction – ideal for those who are working with data and stats. Blue can al
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Off The Shelf
IT WAS in 2010, after learning that Angraves (England’s last remaining rattan weaving workshop) was due to close its doors forever, that Lulu Lytle, co-founder of Soane Britain, decided to step in to help bring the weavers’ expertise to a new audienc
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Dream Kitchen
DESIGNER Tamara Magel, director, Tamara Magel, 001 917 628 086, THE PROPERTY A six-bedroom, farmhouse-style new build in the Hamptons, New York. DESIGN BRIEF This is Tamara’s own kitchen in the home, nestled within woodlands, she s
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This Is An Office, Too
Jess Lister and Alex Nutting, floral designers, Aesme ‘We’re sisters and we founded our floral design business in 2015. Three years ago we moved to this railway arch in west London. The space feels very special and personal to us. Most of the other a
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My Garden Life
Q When did you become interested in gardening? I grew up in Siena inside the medieval city walls. The colours of the stucco façades, terracotta roof tiles and mellow brickwork had a strong influence on me. Then I moved to the countryside and discove
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Table Islands
The addition of pot-rack style footrests makes bar stools more comfortable. Central cupboards ensure a storage opportunity isn’t missed. The English Collection, from £35,000, Martin Moore. Styled on the traditional cook’s table, this island is perfe
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Editor’s Letter
The focus of this issue is craft. As a brand, one of our passions is supporting artisans and people making waves in the creative industry. To this end, news editor Jo Bailey reveals five new names who are creating original pieces, while writer Fiona
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