Homes & Antiques December 2018

Homes & Antiques December 2018 - Hot Brands Cool PlacesIn the December issue you will see four enchanting homes, from a snug Finnish veteran’s house to an interior designer’s opulent farmhouse, plus:

The Gift List
Magical hand-selected gifts for every antiques and vintage-lover – from globetrotters and gourmands to antiquities lovers, present ideas for all.

How to update your Christmas
It’s time to dress your home for Christmas! Whether your preferred decorating style is classic, contemporary or full of vintage touches with clashing patterns and plenty of colour, we have all the tricks for updating your festive scheme for 2018.

Festive Homes
Our four homes this month are all individual and packed with inspiration – as you’d expect – from a snug Finnish veteran’s house to an interior designer’s opulent farmhouse in Hertfordshire

Design Icon
A close look at the inspirations behind Chiparus’ amazing lifelike deco dancers

Designed to Dazzle
We delve into the history of the department store Christmas shop window

Meet the Maker
Weaver Emily Mackey talks us through how she makes each of her handcrafted creations

All this and much much more!!

The December issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale now : www.homesandantiques.com


Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2019 – Alison Maloney

Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2019 - Alison MaloneySynopsis: Do do do do do do do, do do do do do…

Be swept off your feet by the Strictly spectacular.
Strictly Come Dancing sashays onto our screens again with a fantastic new cast of stars ready to brave the dance floor. Swot up on your dance expertise and go behind the scenes to discover how the Strictly magic is created. With exclusive interviews with the pro dancers, their celebrity partners and the fabulous judges, this is your perfect partner for this year’s Strictly extravaganza.

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The arrival of the Strictly Come Dancing Annual is always a fun event and this year’s edition is no exception. It includes full details on the presenting team and the judges, the celebrities and their pro partners, plus other Strictly features, quizzes and fun trivia. Richly presented with full colour photography, glitz and glamour this is a perfect companion to the series. A delightful gift for any Strictly Come Dancing fan.


Homes & Antiques October 2018

Homes & Antiques October 2018Effortlessly chic and timelessly classic, the French country look is never out of fashion. This month, we celebrate Gallic charm with a romantic photoshoot filled with authentic French antiques, giving you plenty of ideas for your own home. We also take you behind the scenes of a momentous sale in Paris, and tour six of the best brocante destinations in France – all perfect for a shop and stroll. We visit four beautiful homes brimming with inspiration, from an apartment in Bordeaux with views of the cathedral, to a serene farmhouse in Cornwall. Plus, in the spotlight this issue is the revolutionary Anglepoise lamp – a true icon of style and engineering.

Get the French country look
From divine ormolu clocks to rustic confit pots we create the French country house look.

Timeless Interiors
A sleek Cornish retreat, a colourful rectory, an eclectic apartment and minimalistic chic.

Design Icon: Anglepoise Lamp
How the revolutionary Anglepoise lamp became the darling of 20th-century design.

The lost treasures of Strawberry Hill House
The remarkable collections of Horace Walpole return home for an epic exhibition.

Best brocantes
Find antiques-shopping heaven across the Channel with our edit of France’s best brocantes.

My Style Story
The lighting and furniture designer Tom Raffleld shares his new found passion for colour.

All this and much much more!!

The October issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale now : www.homesandantiques.com


Homes & Antiques September 2018

Homes & Antiques September 2018Homes & Antiques September 2018In the September issue you will find four homes that belong to antiques dealers and designers, plus:

Vintage signs
How to display antique and vintage signs in your home from street signage to nostalgic adverts, our finds will add character to any room
Celebrating 250 years of the circus. Fascinating insights into the design impact of the modern circus as it marks its 250th anniversary.

V&A Dundee
We look forward to the opening of the V & A Dundee in September and explore what else is on offer for visitors to the city it calls home.

Design Icon: Wedgwood Jasperware
Still beloved by collectors today, discover the origins of Josiah Wedgwood’s Jasperware.

Britain’s Favourite Antiques Revealed
As voted for by H&A readers, we announce Britain’s best-loved treasures.

All this and much much more!!

The September issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale now : www.homesandantiques.com


Homes & Antiques August 2018

Celebrate the arrival of summer with our August issue, on sale now! Pick up a copy and discover fresh ideas for styling your coffee table, glorious artisan ceramics, unique homes and more…

Top Tables
Give your coffee table a starring role, whether it’s antique, vintage, reclaimed or new.

Imaginative Interiors
From a renovated Victorian home to a colourful mid-century treasure chest, our houses are packed with seasonal decorating inspiration.

Celebrate Georg Jensen’s Pitcher 992
Discover how Jensen’s extraordinary silverware became an icon of modern design.

The Rise of Ceramics
From porcelain to stoneware, discover the studio ceramics commanding attention right now.

Meet the Maker
Ceramicist Catherine Lucktaylor uses ancient Japanese firing techniques to create her vibrant vessels inspired by the Cornish coastline

10 Ways to Create an Idyllic Garden Room
Taking cues from this month’s houses, enjoy indoor/outdoor living all year round.

How to get an Instagram-Ready Home
We ask three interiors Instagrammers for their advice on creating a good-looking home and a unique feed that are worth sharing.

My Style Story
Interior designer Kelly Hoppen shares her most treasured possessions, her interiors wishlist and her passion for collecting photographs.

All this and much much more!!
The August issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale now : www.homesandantiques.com

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Homes & Antiques July 2018

Homes & Antiques July 2018The trend for homes filled with leafy houseplants shows no sign of wilting as we move into summer. Find out how to create your own antiques-filled, lush planthouse scheme where we reveal ways to display everything from tropical palms to cute succulents in beautiful old planters.

Inside this issue, we also reveal a colourful and refreshed selection of sunny homes. From a carefully curated French home, filled with exquisite textiles, to a flamboyant 1930s home complete with unique retro touches.

Also, explore on-trend finds from the high-street in ‘Style Now’, plus our guide to chic bathrooms, celebrate ornate art nouveau style and discover practical advice for living with antiques at home. We also chat to the queen of crockery, Emma Bridgewater, about her ceramic collections and passion for William Morris.

Pots of Style
Succulents or palms? We’ve rounded up the perfect vintage containers for your plants.

Summer interiors
A French holiday house, a glamorous family pad, a London rental and a writer’s retreat.

10 Ways to create a chic bathroom
Turn your bathroom into a sanctuary with antique sanitaryware and modern touches.

The H&A Guide to Art Nouveau
An exploration of the rich and varied designs that defined this flamboyant era.

My Style Story
Emma Bridgewater shares her lifelong love of of antique and vintage ceramics.
There are also old-favourites, such as the best antiques and vintage fairs to visit in July, must-visit events and exhibitions, plus what’s hot and what’s not in the salesroom.

All this and much much more!!

The July issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale now : www.homesandantiques.com


Drive – Giles Chapman – Foreword Jodie Kidd

Drive - Giles Chapman - Foreword Jodie KiddSynopsis: A car book which takes you through motoring history, from classic cars to how we enjoy driving today, and beyond. As Jodie Kidd says in her introduction “Sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride”.

From the public’s amazement at the idea of a horseless carriage to today’s excitement for driverless vehicles, find out everything you need to know about motoring from 1895 to the present day. Begin your journey through the history of motoring with Drive, and weave your way through the twists and turns of the early days, through to how the motorcar has shaped the modern world over the last century.

It also reveals the exciting and impressive advances in technology and design that have made cars faster, safer, and better to drive, and transformed them from a means of transport into objects of status, excitement, and desire. 

Speed through personal accounts of motoring throughout the years, and discover exciting new facts about the world’s most famous racing events. From the first service stations to the latest fuel cell, this book tells the full motoring story.

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This is a sumptuous book, it is described as “The Definitive History of Motoring” and it certainly has tried to achieve that aim. With over 300 pages from the first chapter on Inventing the Car until coming right up to date with Driving Into the Future it is packed with fascinating information and stunning illustrations. To complete the book it ends with suggestions for Great Drives across the world. A perfect gift for any lover of motoring, this is a book to savour and enjoy.



Homes & Antiques May 2018

Homes & Antiques May 2018Homes & Antiques has a new look this month!  

Inside, we reveal a colourful and refreshed selection of stylish homes. From a leafy and light Victorian villa (filled with beautiful houseplants), to a sleek and relaxed mid-century hideaway. 

Brilliant Blue & White
Revitalise your home with classic ceramics in a time-honoured colour combination.

Britain’s Favourite Antiques
Interiors experts select 25 of Britain’s top antiques from over a hundred years ago.

Individual Interiors
From a botanical villa to a mid-century retreat this month’s houses are an inspiring read.
 
Celebrating 60 Years of the Egg Chair
Discover how Arne Jacobsen’s timeless armchair became a masterpiece of modern design.
Meet the Maker
Glassblower Laura Smith draws inspiration from her childhood home in Bermuda to create beautiful vessels and lighting accessories.

Also, explore on-trend finds from the high-street in ‘Style Now’, plus our guide to statement wallpaper, the history of Georgian style and practical advice for living with antiques at home. We also chat to the doyenne of home-cooking, Mary Berry, about her go-to paint colours and antique collections. 

There are also old-favourites, such as the best antiques and vintage fairs to visit in May, must-visit events and exhibitions, plus what’s hot and what’s not in the saleroom. 

All this and much much more!!

The May issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale now : www.homesandantiques.com

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Homes & Antiques April 2018

Homes & Antiques April 2018In the April issue of Homes & Antiques discover the beauty of colourful folk art, explore beautiful houses, dreamy springtime decorating and covetable antiques.

The art of folk
Filled with vibrant colour, riotous pattern and decorative furniture, this joyful look hails from Eastern Europe and celebrates naïve art and folk trends.

Building on the past
Rory Young’s handsome Cirencester townhouse is a beautiful example of meticulous period restoration using traditional design techniques.

California dreaming
With concrete floors, mid-century furniture and seriously covetable tiles, Phil and Kelly’s bungalow has been given a thoroughly unexpected and divine makeover.

Georgian grace
Janet Gleeson visits Milton Manor for an education in elegant 18th-century living and Strawberry Hill Gothic.

The essential guide to living rooms
Maggie Stevenson invites you to rethink your living room and create an attractive space for family and friends.

Notes on an icon: Finn Juhl
The danish architect Finn Juhl was an innovator of sleek furniture design. Sophie Hannam learns about his rise to greatness and takes a look around the house he designed and built in Copenhagen.

Plus, we take a look at the upcoming Christie’s sale of David and Pegg Rockefeller’s estate, including legendary impressionist and modern art, alongside classic English furniture and a sublime natural history collection.

You’ll also get a list of the best antiques and vintage fairs to visit in April, must-visit events and exhibitions, plus covetable new finds from the high street.

All this and much much more!!

The April issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale now : www.homesandantiques.com


Homes & Antiques March 2018

Homes & Antiques March 2018Pick up a copy to discover our guide to decorating with dreamy neutral tones, and explore this month’s selection of stylish homes; from a colourful scandi apartment to an enchanting Somerset farmhouse.

Romantic Harmony

Soft, rose-tinted paint colours that are big news this year and share how these subtle tones can create the perfect backdrop for your favourite antiques.

The sweet scent of success

Having renovated a dilapidated farmhouse near Bruton in Somerset, Georgie Newbery and her husband Fabrizio Bocca have turned the surrounding land into a successful flower business.

Shopping

Update your home with accessories in the colours of the season, expand your collection of curios with some quirky additions.

Cornish Beauty

Prideaux Place has a long and fascinating history. Built in 1592, the Elizabethan manor house which sits high above Padstow harbour, has been home to the same family for 14 generations.

Notes on an Icon: Laura Ashley

Fabric designer and entrepreneur Laura Ashley took her inspiration from the rolling Welsh countryside and the antiques that surrounded her. We explore her iconic style, influences and legacy.

Also, don’t miss Caroline Wheater’s exploration into the rarified world of collecting Russian porcelain eggs, plus delve into the world of the artist, Horward Hodgkin, with a look at the sale of the possessions from his London home.

You’ll also get a list of the best antiques and vintage fairs to visit in March.

All this and much much more!!

The March issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale now: www.homesandantiques.com


Homes & Antiques February 2018

Homes & Antiques February 2018Inside our packed February issue we have the following:

Discovering Colour
In our exclusive extract from her latest book,Tricia Guild, the founder of Designers Guild, outlines the perfect colours to reinvigorate your home this season.

The Journal
Our round-up of the best new homewares, sales at auction, fairs and unmissable events.

Shopping
Explore bold Fifties colour, enticing natural textures and tones, plus Parisian cafe-inspired accessories for your kitchen.

Cottage industry
Packed with vintage curios and calm whitewashed tones, this Cornish cottage is a seaside idyll for Sylvie Morris.

A Secret history
Discover Shilstone House; the secluded Georgian gem, rescued from disrepair by Sebastian Fenwick and his family.It’s hard to believe that it was once a crumbling ruin.

Mix & Match
Filled with riotous texture and colour, step inside the Dunfermline-based home of textile designer, and avid collector of all things Sixties and Seventies, Claire Christie

Making an Impression
Designer Harriet Plumb and her husband Giles have kept their quirky home beside the Thames rooted in its Tudor and Georgian heritage.

Robert Adam: Life among the great
Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire is one of Robert Adam’s greatest achievements. Representing the final phase of the Palladian, and the beginning of the neoclassical, step inside this extraordinary home.

Notes on an Icon: Charles Lewis Tiffany
The promise of a glittering necklace, bracelet or ring inside a little robin’s egg blue box is an instantly recognisable image. In this issue we explore the sparkling history of Charles Lewis Tiffany, the pioneer of American luxury jewellery and the founder of the famous emporium, Tiffany & Co.

All this and much much more!!

The February issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale now: www.homesandantiques.com


Homes & Antiques December 2017

Homes & Antiques December 2017Soak up the festive spirit with the December issue of Homes & Antiques. Inside, we share tips on how to make your classic antiques shine with yuletide touches, explore a traditionally elegant London nest and peer inside one of the nation’s most exuberant stately homes at Christmas, Castle Howard.

We also take a look into the recent sale at Christie’s of Audrey Hepburn’s personal belongings, plus, this issue comes with our special 11-page ultimate gift guide to help you find the perfect present for your loved ones this Christmas.

You will also get a list of the best antiques and vintage fairs to visit in December and a round-up of 10 of the best Christmas markets in Europe.

A Collector’s Christmas
We offer up some new and inspiring ways to display your antiques this festive season. From new ways with teacups to embellishing with brooches, it is the perfect opportunity to put your antiques centre stage.

H&A’s Ultimate Gift Guide
Whatever your budget, we have gathered together the perfect presents for your loved ones. From art lovers to globe trotters, there is something for everyone.

Style Counsel
Interiors stylist Sarah Davenport has breathed new life into the Victorian home she shares with her family, combining vintage and antique furniture with contemporary colour schemes and floral displays.

Hearth & Soul
It’s taken Peet and Ruud Schreuder 35 years to renovate their rural farmhouse in the Netherlands. Now, they can enjoy the fruits of their labour with rustic family Christmases every year.

10 of the best Christmas markets
Are you looking for shopping inspiration with a twist? We round up 10 of our favourite Christmas markets in Europe.

5 tips to make your Christmas magical
We have asked some of our favourite interiors experts for their advice on making your Christmas at home extra-special…

Don’t miss this magical issue!

The December issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale now: www.homesandantiques.com

Images: Katya De Grunwald

Styling: Selina Lake


The Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2018 – Alison Maloney

The Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2018 – Alison MaloneySynopsis: Series 15 of Strictly Come Dancing is back and more glamorous than ever. Let yourself be twirled around the dance floor by the 2018 annual, your perfect guide to divas, drama and dancing.

Get the lowdown on all of the celebs and dancers. The Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2018 is simply fabulous.

Featuring a sequin-studded cast of celebrities, exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes exclusives this annual is your perfect partner for the glittering world of Strictly.

Don your finest feather boa and be prepared to shimmy under the glitter ball!

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If you love Strictly Come Dancing you will love this book! Packed full with details on all the celebrities and their professional partners, as well as the team of Tess, Claudia and the judges; plus special Strictly features including Meet the Head Judge, Set Sail for Strictly – Strictly Cruises, The Birth of the Glitter Ball, Putting on the Ritz, Hollywood Hair, Lipstick and Rouge, Steps to Success, The Music Man, Top of the Props, The Booth of Truth and much more!

A perfect gift for all fans of Strictly Come Dancing!


Homes & Antiques – November 2017

Homes and Antiques Cover - November 2017The 300th issue of H&A is on sale now and it’s time to celebrate! To mark the occasion, we’ve planned (and photographed!) a party that explores three decades of decadent style; art deco, 1970s and eclectic contemporary. Grab a slice of cake, a glass of something bubbly and step inside…

We also delve into the sparkling history of champagne – and fly the moon, as we look into the star lot in the recent Space Exploration sale at Sotheby’s. Plus, we reveal what some of the most influential antiques and interiors experts have on their interiors wish-lists right now.

Celebrate our 300th issue with us!
It’s H&A’s 300th issue! To mark the occasion, we have put together, a party that celebrates three decades of decadent style. Find plenty of ideas for your next celebration.

Personal Passions
To mark the 300th issue, we revisit five of the most imaginative homes from our Open House series. From Sir John Soane’s museum to Hauteville House, rediscover these extraordinary homes and their magnificent collections.

Notes on an Icon: Thomas Chippendale
Thomas Chippendale was cabinetmaker to the rich and famous in the 1700s, and next year will be the 300th anniversary of his birth. We explore his rise to greatness and take a look into the life of the great furniture designer.

What to buy now? We ask the experts…
Have you ever wondered what Antiques Roadshow specialist Judith Miller or Daniel Hopwood from The Great Interior Design Challenge would buy if they were given £30, £300, £3000? We ask the most influential antiques and interiors experts what’s at the top of their interiors wish-list.

The essential guide to timeless style
With top tips from interiors gurus, Maggie Stevenson talks us through the art of the timeless interior in seven easy steps.

You will also get a list of the best antiques and vintage fairs to visit in November. Don’t miss this extra-special issue!

The November issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale now: www.homesandantiques.com

Images: Katya De Grunwald

Styling: Ali Attenborough


Homes & Antiques October 2017

Homes & Antiques October 2017There’s a chill in the air and autumn is just around the corner, which means it’s time to embrace this season’s must-have trends with the October issue of H&A! In the latest issue, we look into the history of educational wall charts, are seduced by an abandoned 19th-century Swedish villa and take a look inside one of the country’s most opulent stately homes, Waddesdon Manor.

We also delve into the history of the emerald and unveil why studio ceramics are the investment of the season. Plus, this issue comes with our special 34 page decorating guide to combining old and new pieces in your home!

THE ART OF TEACHING
Fusing design, science and education, the wall chart of yesterday’s classroom is today a highly collectable art form. We consider the history and popularity of these beautiful visual aids.

PIGMENTS OF THE IMAGINATION
John and Gabrielle Sutcliffe’s house in Cambridge is filled with the visual tricks of John’s trade as a specialist in decorative paints effects.

THE SOUND OF SILENCE
An abandoned silk merchant’s house, deep in the Swedish countryside, has been rescued from ruin. The project has taken many years, but today the house is filled with rich colour and vibrant pattern.

A PALACE OF TREASURES
We explore Waddesdon Manor, the sumptuous late 19th-century chateau built by Ferdinand de Rothschild that is a treasure trove of grand 18th-century art.

NOTES ON AN ICON COCO CHANEL
Chanel’s influence on fashion and fragrance is undisputed, but this tastemaker should also be celebrated for her impact on interior design.

H&A’s DECORATING GUIDE

This autumn we have created a helpful decorating guide for mixing old with new; whether that be vintage with modern or antiques with high street. There are over 130 stylish ideas for upgrading your home.

As usual, H&A is packed with specialist antiques advice. This month, TV antiques expert Philip Serrell shares his favourite haunts in Worcestershire, and we look into the world of ‘By appointment only’ shopping. You’ll also get a list of the best antiques and vintage fairs in October.

The October issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale now: www.homesandantiques.com


Homes & Antiques – September 2017

Homes & Antiques – September 2017Discover antique terracotta, summer decorating tips and extraordinary homes with our September issue, out now!

TIMELESS TERRACOTTA Whether you favour classical sculptures or rustic pots and planters, terracotta has a rich and exciting history that has always been at the forefront of pottery design.

A MATTER OF SCALE Discover how Philip Krabbe used his childhood doll’s house as the blueprint for the renovation of his 19th century Danish apartment.

CAREFULLY CURATED  Pedro de Azambuja’s lavish top floor apartment overlooks the city of Madrid in three directions and is filled with cutting-edge fine art.

EAST MEETS WEST Peter Win’s glamorous Shoreditch warehouse apartment is unconventional and stylish, packed with Asian antiques; inspired by his travels in Thailand.

MID-CENTURY MANHATTAN Nadia Ghaleb proves that you needn’t have a sky-high budget to stay on trend. Her New York apartment is filled with mid-century pieces, most of which were found at her local flea market.

PRODIGAL BEAUTY Burghley House in Lincolnshire is described as one of Britain’s most flamboyant and dramatic Elizabethan homes.

THE KNOWLEDGE Antiques Roadshow expert and director of Fieldings Auctioneers, Will Farmer talks about British ceramicist Clarice Cliff and explains why her designs are so wonderful to collect.

PLUS The essential guide to extending the summer, key art and antique scandals, and the finest pieces from Chatsworth House. You’ll also get a list of the best antiques and vintage fairs to visit this September and much, much more!!

Cover Image : Katya De Grunwald

The September issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale now: www.homesandantiques.com


HOMES & ANTIQUES SUMMER ISSUE 2017

HOMES & ANTIQUES SUMMER ISSUE 2017 Discover antique and vintage vases, exquisite design and decorating tips with our summer issue, out now!

PRECIOUS VESSELS We delve into the history of vases and offer fresh tips for displaying them in your home. From sleek mid-century glass designs to dainty oriental porcelain, we explore the elegance of antique and vintage vases, there is a style to suit every budget.

ECLECTIC ISLAND LIVING On her secluded Norwegian island, Tone Kroken has surrounded herself with a calm colour palette and a stunning collection of rustic antique finds.

FADED GRANDEUR Did you know that Port Eliot in Cornwall is England’s oldest inhabited building? Explore traditional antiques and furnishings mingled with bohemian touches.

NATURAL BEAUTY  Awash with soft colours and organic finds Daniela and Franco Bergamaschi take us inside their beautifully restored ancient Italian farmhouse.

KEY STORIES IN THE HISTORY OF THE ROSE We also explore the sweet-smelling history of the rose and how key figures have been inspired by this sweet bloom through the ages.

THE KNOWLEDGE As usual, H&A is packed full of specialist antiques advice. This summer, Bonhams’ MD and BBC Antiques Roadshow expert, Jon Baddeley, shares his knowledge of ship models.

PLUS, we reveal how Lord Frederic Leighton’s career took a short turn from Victorian paintings to sculpting and discover the bronze cast that made waves in Bonhams’ auction room earlier this year.

You’ll also get a list of 50 of the best antiques and vintage fairs to visit this summer and much, much more!

The Summer issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale now: www.homesandantiques.com


Homes & Antiques August 2017

Homes & Antiques August 2017In the August issue out now, we explore the craftsmanship of 19th century campaign furniture, find paradise in a luxurious Italian chateau and take a look inside one of England’s finest manor houses.

TRAVELLING IN STYLE The rich trove of fold-up furniture made in the 19th century was created for the officers of the expanding British Empire. But while designed to be packed up and moved, no compromise was made on its quality.

NAÏVE CHARM With its ancient beams, cobbled floors and vernacular furniture, Doris Urquhart and Christopher Richardson’s Suffolk farmhouse is a hymn to rustic simplicity.

SUBURBAN STATELY Since the 1970s, Grenville Johnson and his partner Alan Elms have been carefully filling their Victorian terrace with period pieces fit for a country house.

PARADISE FOUND Deep in the Languedoc countryside, Nina and Oliver de la Fargue have created a luxurious retreat in an Italianate chateau originating from the 13th century.

NORTHERN SOUL Find out how to combine Scandinavian simplicity and Gustavian grandeur, as Barbro Grandelius and Göran Petersson take us inside their beautifully restored Swedish farmhouse.

AN ELIZABETHAN ODYSSEY Parham House in Sussex is a 16th-century masterpiece, saved from ruin by the late Clive and Alicia Pearson, who began restoring it in 1922.

THE KNOWLEDGE Antiques Roadshow glass specialist Andy McConnell talks about the neglected decanter and why we should all own one.

PLUS. You’ll also get a list of the best antiques and vintage fairs in August, our guide to the 70 best antiques shops to visit this summer and why it’s time to buy Antique Silver and much more…..

The August issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale now: www.homesandantiques.com


Homes and Antiques May 2017

Homes and Antiques May 2017For an array of exquisite antiques and intriguing interiors just in time for spring, pick up the May issue of Homes & Antiques:

SPRING REFRESH Achieve a fresh and exotic look this May with chinoiserie, the captivating style that first arrived from the Far East in the 18th century. Find out which decorative antiques you can use to bring the look into your home

THE ART OF ILLUSION From gothic carvings to lavish tapestries, the Georgian Villa that once belonged to Victor Hugo is a feast for the eyes. We take a closer look at the former home of the literary master

WORLDS OF DISCOVERY Antique globes hold the key to centuries of history and display exquisite craftsmanship. We talk to Sylvia Sumira who has dedicated herself to revealing their secrets

FOSSILS AND MINERALS Keep an eye out at auction for fossils and minerals, as we find out why they are now being considered the ultimate decorate antiques

RELAXED LIVING After some serious style inspiration? Find out how stand out antique pieces can add a sense of character and comfort, as we take a tour of Lisa Valencia and John Rowley’s characterful home

THE KNOWLEDGE Antiques Roadshow specialist and book dealer Clive Farahar shares his love of the written letter, along with some of his most precious literary finds PLUS Listings of the best antiques and vintage fairs this month, auction news, the best events and exhibition…and lots more…

The May issue of homes and Antiques is on sale now: www.homesandantiques.com


Homes & Antiques April 2017

Homes & Antiques April 2017All you need for spring decorating inspiration this year can be found in the April issue of Homes & Antiques:

VINTAGE STYLE NOW And not a scrap of bunting in sight! As many of us wonder what’s next as copies of industrial vintage pieces flood the high street, we consult Emily Chalmers on how to achieve a fresh look

CAPTURE THE TRENDS Fancy a change of wall colour? Or perhaps an injection of pattern? Spring is the time to rethink your decor. Our guide to the top trends in paint and wallcoverings provides all the inspiration you need

SHOP SMART FOR ANTIQUES Whether you’re buying antiques for investment or to furnish your home, Mark Hill shares his expert advice and tips built up over 20 years in the antiques business

THE MODERNIST POTTER As the fourth sale record is set for a Dame Lucie Rie piece in two years, we look at the life and work of the iconic mid-century potter

THE HISTORY OF SOFAS Plump up the cushions and settle yourself down comfortably as we replay the fascinating story of the sofa, from its exotic and aristocratic origins to its various scientific uses and looking forward to its flexible future…

THE KNOWLEDGE Antiques Roadshow jewellery expert Geoffrey Munn OBE shares the glistening history of Fabergé

PLUS Listings of the best antiques and vintage fairs this month, auction news, the best events and exhibitions….and lots more….

The April issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale now: www.homesandantiques.com


Homes and Antiques – February 2017

Homes and Antiques - February 2016All the inspiration that you need for decorating your home this year can be found in the February issue of Homes & Antiques:

DISCOVER FORNASETTI Instantly recognisable and endlessly beguiling, the timeless mid-century work of Piero Fornasetti has enjoyed a revival in the last 30 years. We look at how he took the ordinary and made it extraordinary 

THE WARP AND WEFT Such is the amount of conservation work, the National Trust’s textiles team will be busy until 2022! Step inside their studio and discover the meticulous skill involved  

SMALL WONDER If you’re not sure how to make the most of your petite rooms, it can be helpful to see how someone else does. Take a look inside four homes, all strikingly different but brilliantly vibrant and eclectically styled  

SPATIAL AWARENESS Terraces, flats and cottages all have their charms, but the luxury of lavish dimensions is often not among them. Here, we reveal how to use antiques to make the most of your space  

CREATIVE SOLUTIONS Cooking and dining when space is tight can be restrictive, but by employing creative solutions you can make the most of even the tiniest kitchen  

LOCK AND KEY Featured in fairy tales, works of art, ancient ceremonies and year-long sieges, locks and keys play and important role in or history and collective psyche. Discover some of the mysteries surrounding these seemingly quotidian objects  

THE KNOWLEDGE Antiques Roadshow art expert Paul Atterbury shares the charm of Augustus Pugin’s gothic work and how you too can find a dramatic piece PLUS Listings of the best antiques and vintage fairs this month, auction news, the best places to visit this February….and lots more.

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Homes and Antiques – December 2016

Homes and Antiques - December 2016All you need for Christmas inspiration this year can be found in the December issue of Homes & Antiques:

GIFT GUIDE Finding one-off presents each year can seem a trial, yet with this gift guide that spans objects from all different periods, there’s plenty to inspire truly original gift-giving

STRESS-FREE ENTERTAINING It can be done! Follow this expert guide with tips and hints to create a home that’s aglow with Yuletide spirit and personal touches, all with the minimum of fuss

FESTIVE SPIRITS When you’re not sure how to show off favourite old decorations it can be helpful to see how someone else does it. Take a look inside four homes, all strikingly different but brilliantly decorated for the Christmas season

SECRET SHOPS If you’re on the hunt for a gift with a difference but aren’t sure where to find it, look no further than Homes & Antiques’ guide to 50 special boutiques in which to track down unusual and unique presents and homeware

PLATING UP CHRISTMAS Since the late 1800s, porcelain manufacturers have been producing limited edition festive porcelain. Before you dust of your favourite china, take time to read about its illustrious origins

THE COLOUR RED Rich, royal, lustful and merry, the colour red has tinged human history from cave paintings to the lips of Hollywood film stars. Discover more about the potent shade in a showcase of its most famous moments

THE KNOWLEDGE Antiques Roadshow jewellery expert John Benjamin shares the glistening charm of Georgian diamond jewellery and how you too can find a favourite piece

PLUS Listings of the best antiques and vintage fairs this month, auction news, the best places to visit this Christmas….and lots more….

The December issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale now www.homesandantiques.com


Dan and Phil Go Outside – Dan Howell and Phil Lester

Dan and Phil Go Outside - Dan Howell and Phil LesterSynopsis: Dan Howell and Phil Lester, avoiders of human contact and direct sunlight, actually went outside. Travelling around the world on tour, they have collected hundreds of exclusive, intimate and funny photos, as well as revealing and captivating side notes, to show the behind-the-scenes story of their adventure.

Buy Dan and Phil Go Outside from Amazon.co.uk

Hot Brands Cool Places Verdict
The arrival of Dan and Phil Go Outside, caused huge excitement with our young reviewers who are already fans following the publication last year of the hugely popular, The Amazing Book is Not on Fire.

Dan and Phil Go Outside is another really popular book with them, in their own words:

“We were really excited to find out more about Dan and Phil’s lifestyle and loved their descriptions about being on tour, the book is packed full of photographs, and lots of fun information, it was if we were with them. We loved it! ”


The Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2017

The Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2017Synopsis: Don your finest feather boa and be prepared to shimmy under the glitterball as series 14 of Strictly Come Dancing is back and more glamorous than ever…

Will Young, Daisy Lowe, Ed Balls and Laura Whitmore are amongst the all-star cast of celebrities this year. This annual is your perfect partner for the glittering world of Strictly with exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes exclusives.

Get a behind-the-scenes guided tour of the legendary Blackpool Tower, learn how to decorate your own ballroom shoes and get the lowdown on all of the celebs and dancers. The Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2017 is simply fabulous.

Let yourself be twirled around the dance floor by the 2017 annual, your perfect guide to drama and dancing.

Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2017 (BBC Books, £12.99)

Buy Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2017: The Official Companion to the Hit BBC Series now from Amazon.co.uk

Hot Brands Cool Places Verdict
If you love Strictly Come Dancing you will love this book! Packed full with details on all the celebrities and their professional partners, plus special Strictly features including, past winners, Strictly rituals, creating your own ballroom shoes, behind-the-scenes at Blackpool, ten years of the Strictly tour, and much much more! A perfect gift for all fans of Strictly Come Dancing!


Homes and Antiques November 2016

Homes and Antiques November Issue 2016 Review on Hot Brands Cool PlacesCheck out the latest copy of Homes and Antiques November issue 2016 featuring:

SHOPPING Dip into two contrasting autumn trends – Monochrome (which Coco Chanel dubbed ‘the perfect harmony) and Natural Selection (rich hues and botanical prints) and receive our masterclass in mixing old and new

LOOK AGAIN Take a fresh approach to living with the things treasure with our insightful and inspiring feature on the art of display

8 STEPS TO THE PERFECT PERIOD FIREPLACE It’s hard to beat the warming appeal of a roaring fire, so take a cue from history and enhance your home with a classic fireplace or stove.

THREADS OF TIME Discover the art of tapestry weaving which made the French town of Aubusson world-famous and see how the tradition is kept alive today with our virtual tour of the beautiful craftsmanship of the region.

THE GREATEST FLOWER BOOK EVER SOLD A newly discovered copy of the 17th century botanical tome, Basilius Bester’s Hortus Eystettensis – that may once have belonged to the pope’s physician – sets a 21st century auction record.

THE KNOWLEDGE Antiques Roadshow expert Mark Hill lifts the lid on the next big thing to collect – 1950s to 1970s Czech Glass.

PLUS Listings of the best antiques and vintage fairs this month, auction news, the best buys for autumn – both antique and new….and lots lots more….

The November issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale from 5th October

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CONDÉ NAST BRIDES Magazine July / August 2016

BRIDES Magazine July - Aug 2016THE DRESS
A 32-page guide to getting it right, packed with advice from top designers and brides who have been there.

HOW TO LOOK GOOD IN EVERY PHOTO
Brides beauty director Funmi Fetto on the beauty buys from £16 that are better than any airbrush (you’ll thank us for the pics!).

MEET THE GROOMS WHO…
plan the menu, decorate the cake and even dress the bride! Forget what you thought you knew about traditional wedmin roles – these days, the modern man is more hands-on than ever before.

‘TO MY DARLING DAUGHTER’
You’re excited about your wedding, but what about the woman who’s loved you since you were born? Seven mums write a letter to their daughter to read on their big day.

ANATOMY OF A CAKE
One cake, 16 mouth-watering ideas for your wedding courtesy of sponge and sugarcraft supremo Peggy Porschen.

PLUS: The best of New York bridal week; all new clever ways to style your big day; how to kid-proof your wedding; and the best wedding disasters ever!

The July/August 2016 issue of CONDÉ NAST BRIDES is on sale now!

http://www.bridesmagazine.co.uk


Condé Nast Traveller July / August Issue 2016

Condé Nast Traveller July / August Issue 2016SPECIAL HOT LIST DOUBLE ISSUE

“While working on this issue, the idea came to us to make the Hot List (the annual round-up of our favourite new hotel openings) somehow hotter (i.e. adding in other things we loved that were also new: beach clubs, bars, restaurants).  Then hot as an idea grew so hot we decided to make every single thing in the issue hot (as in: new, fresh, cutting-edge, on-trend, progressive).  So, in fact, ‘hot’ as in ‘cool’. Welcome to the new issue of Condé Nast Traveller, practically smoking…”  Melinda Stevens, Editor.

THE HOT LIST 2016 Condé Nast Traveller’s pick of the best new hotels, bars, restaurants and beach clubs in the world.

THE LIFESTYLE TREND – APARTMENT SHOPS
Shops are being unveiled that look exactly like apartments but which no one can actually stay in.  Sounds confusing?  We untangle the new fangles.

THE COMEBACK – WINONA RYDER
The Golden Globe-winning actress defined the got-edged indie look of an era when she starred in cult hits Beetlejuice and Heathers.  Now, the self-confessed bookworm, returns to the dark side in a supernatural TV thriller.

BLOCK-ROCKING BEATS
Beyond the sleek, made-for-movies boulevards of Los Angeles lies another reality, just out of shot, dialled down and off-beat.  From Downtown to Venice Beach, a new generation of street-smart kingpins are pushing the city to new heights.

THE BED-HOPPERS:
Rodarte’s Kate & Laura Mulleavy were the girls behind the Black Swan tutus.  Now they’re the film world’s edgiest go-to designers for red-carpet dressing.  They reveal their favourite hotels.

PLUS:  Trendwatch – Jetpacks are real; Islands that come and go; and co-working spaces. The Hot Destination – underwater; The Soundrack – rave music goes orchestral; The Hobby – 21st century horticulture; The Urban Hit – the world’s hippest hoods; The Brit Fix – new rural escapes; Ibiza – the long-lunch spots, the slickest villas, the favourite stays, the tables to book; and Rosie Huntington-Whitley’s travel beauty secrets.


House & Garden May Issue 2016

House & Garden May 2016KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY
When this historic house came up for sale in Virginia, Anne Massie and her brother Will could not resist it. Some 30 years later, their impulse purchase remains Anne’s much loved home.

COMPARE AND CONTRAST
Charged with refreshing a south London terrace house from the owner’s bachelor days into a second home for his young family, designer Sarah Vanrenen chose a simple palette enlivened by splashed of colour and pattern.

SPREADING ITS WINGS
Having once been a building at risk, Slackwood Farm in Lancashire has, under its new owners and a team of architects, become a sight to behold, thanks in part to a strikingly modern curved glass extension.

JOINT ENTERPRISE
Relocating to a house and farm buildings in rural Hampshire six years ago, the antique dealer and decorator Max Rollitt and his wife, movement therapist Jane Watson, have created a relaxed base for their family and their work.

PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE
Diverse habitats work as one in this garden in Dorset, providing its owner with abundant opportunities to showcase a range of spectacular plants.

LOFTY AMBITION
The Spanish architect Isabel López-Quesada has softened the industrial architecture of a former office space in New York to create a sophisticated pied-à-terre for its new owners.

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Combining foraged materials with traditional techniques, the duo behind home accessories company Forest-and-Found create beautiful and useful pieces imbued with artistry.

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House & Garden March 2016

House & Garden March 2016ADAPT AND EVOLVE
As the writer of House & Garden’s advice column, interior designer Rita Konig is known for her strong ideas about decorating, but when her own household expanded, she had to rethink her plans for her west London flat.

DOUBLE IMPACT
Having taken over part of the building next door to their Notting Hill villa, the owners reworked the layout of their house and commissioned interior designer Amanda Hornby to create bright rooms filled with statement patterns.

TWICE AS NICE
Interior designer Louise Jones’s extended home combines the charm and comfort of English country-cottage style with easy access to the centre of London.

SWEEPING STATEMENT
Devising a year-round planting scheme to connect the Serpentine Sackler Gallery with Hyde Park was Arabella Lennox-Boyd’s brief for the borders of Zaha Hadid’s building.

WINGS OF CHANGE
At Carlton Towers in Yorkshire, Lord and Lady Gerald Fitzalan Howard have created a twenty-first-century estate, complete with a renovated east wing used for weddings and shooting-party guests, and a cookery school in the Victoria kitchens.

ALPINE VISION
In this reconfigured St Moritz apartment with lakeside views, interior designer Kate Earle has combined contemporary elements with natural materials, resulting in a holiday hoe that has exceeded its owners’ high expectations.

ESTATE PLANNING
For Italian architect Robert Falconi, the conversion of one wing of his childhood home in Lombardy reflects the synthesis of his aesthetic passions with his family history.

PLUS: Inside the Northampton workshop of Thomas Greenway, who is helping to preserve the sixteenth-century Italian art of pietra dura; and a combination of traditional English planting ideas and the Midwestern climate has resulted in a Chicago garden rich in colours and textures.

http://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/magazine


Swing Dance by Scott Cupit

Swing Dance by Scott CupitSynopsis:

With all things vintage enjoying a boom worldwide, swing dancing has well and truly swung back into fashion. From vintage festivals and tea dances to weekend socials and hundreds of weekly classes held around the world, multiple forms of the dance that was created in 1930s Harlem by Frankie Manning are growing ever more popular.Swing Dance explores the vibrant contemporary swing-dancing scene, looking at the different dance styles and the associated culture, community and fashion. Illustrated with vintage and contemporary photography, as well as specially commissioned step-by-step guides, it provides everything you need to know, whether you fancy kicking up your heels in the Charleston or mastering the Lindy Hop ‘swing out’.The four major dance styles are covered – Charleston, Collegiate Shag, Balboa and Lindy Hop, including the Strolls, which are guaranteed to fill the dance floorThere are also insider tips from old-timers and today’s leading swing dancers as well as fun, easy-to-follow page-embedded video demonstrations produced exclusively for the book and accessible via scannable QR codes.

http://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781910254172/Swing-Dance.html?direct=1

Hot Brands Cool Places Verdict

Swing Dance by Scott Cupit, founder of Swing Patrol is a fabulous book.

Each chapter begins with an overview of the fascinating evolution of the dance style. ‘Get the Look’ examines the fashions for guys and girls, including hair and make-up, and a clothing, shoes and accessories checklist, while ‘The Music’ suggests the top ten tunes to practise to. Then follows a breakdown of the basic step patterns upon which the dance is built, and a guide to some of the key moves. If you are excited by swing dancing and a lover of vintage you will adore this book, it is an absolute gem! Highly Recommended!

 


Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2016

Strictly Annual 2016Synopsis: Dust off your sequins as series 13 of Strictly Come Dancing is back on our screens. Put your best foot forward with the 2016 annual, the perfect partner. 

Take a sneak peak into Craig’s dressing room as he discusses his Strictly Saturday, eat like a dancer with our tasty recipes and take a tan-tastic tour of the tanning booths. The Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2016 is as lively as a foxtrot! 

Featuring a dazzling new cast of celebrities, exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes stories this annual is a glittering companion to everything Strictly.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Official-Strictly-Come-Dancing-Annual/dp/1849909946/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1446103470&sr=1-1&keywords=Strictly+Come+Dancing

Hot Brands Cool Places Verdict
If you love Strictly Come Dancing you will love this book, packed full with entertaining facts and behind-the-scenes information including profiles of all the celebrities and their professional partners. This is the perfect companion to your weekend viewing.

A delightful gift for any Strictly fans! Highly Recommended!