Homes & Antiques – March 2021

Homes & Antiques – March 2021The most gorgeous homes we tend to admire and envy are all unique in their choice of decoration, collections and antiques, but one thing unites them all – their confident layering of patterned fabrics in varying sizes and colours. Inside this issue, we hear from top decorators and designers on their enviable approach to mixing and matching with florals, stripes and geometrics. We also take a tour of five houses all brimming with inspiration, from a medieval rectory to a Scandinavian folk-art farmhouse that has been in the same family since 1690. Plus, meet seven artists whose work is inspired by their antique collections to beautiful effect, and discover the secrets behind the comfort and longevity of Howard & Sons’ famous armchairs and sofas.

Five beautiful homes from a medieval rectory to a Georgian gem.

The Best Seat in the House:
Secrets of the Howard Sofa, a look at the legacy of Howard & Sons.

Playing with Print & Pattern
Mixing and matching scale and colour, decorators and designers share their knowledge.

Heirlooms of the future
Steve Harrison’s exquisite salt-glaze bowls and cups are already proving collectable today.

Shelf Life
Artists capturing their antiques on canvas.

Collecting Honey Pots
Ellie Tennant uncovers some sweet treats.

Focus on Utility Rooms
How to create an attractive, organised space for laundry and other household chores.

All this and much, much more!!

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Homes & Antiques – February 2021

Homes & Antiques – February 2021Plaster pink, distressed walls and plenty of antiques with patina are the hallmarks of a romantically pretty scheme, as Selina Lake takes us through some looks to refresh our homes this spring. We also take a look at the history and heritage of sailors’ valentines, Welsh Love Spoons and acrostic jewellery, while Luke Honey, our columnist, talks about Reverse or Vinegar Valentines – a phenomenon that began in the Georgian era and gave the recipient a rather unpleasant shock! This month’s houses are all full of intrigue and enchanting touches, from Annie Sloan’s colourful home to an apartment in Brighton owned by the director of the Pallant House Gallery. And if a new kitchen is on your wishlist this year, we highlight some favourite companies for whom quality craftsmanship is paramount.

All four homes featured this month display their owners’ eclectic tastes and love of antiques; from an 18th-century merchant’s house overlooking the Loire river, the successful fusion of two distinctly different decorating styles and collections, to Annie Sloan’s colourful home and finally to a bijou apartment in Brighton filled with folk art and elegant touches.

Faded Glamour
Romantic colours and accessories to give your home a softly pretty ambience.

We are the Champions
Art Fund’s Museum of the Year Winners.

Food News & Recipes
Warming fare from the Great Dixter Estate

Portrait of an Antique
Robert Kime’s Decorative Screen

Collecting Welsh Love Spoons
Discover the history of these beautifully crafted items.

All this and much, much more!!

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Homes & Antiques – January 2021

Homes & Antiques – January 2021From a New Year’s feast inspired by the novels of Charles and Catherine Dickens, to seasonal decorating ideas from Selina Lake featuring rich pomegranate reds and swathes of natural greenery, to four homes brimming with personality and festive cheer, there’s plenty to delight and intrigue in this issue. We’ve also hand-picked 25 of the best online boutiques selling antiques, vintage and artisan goodies, and Caroline Wheater rounds up some key auctions over the next six months to pop in your diary. Plus we hope you’ll enjoy our collecting features on Bristol Blue glass, napkin rings, tartanware and glittering gold antiques. A Very Merry Christmas!

Comfort & Joy
Step inside four homes filled with festive cheer.

Shopping Made Easy
The best online boutiques for antique and artisan gifts.

Winter Spice
Berry bright seasonal styling, how to decorate with warming colours, jewelled tones and hints of pomegranate red.

A Glass Act:
The Beauty of Bristol Blue.

Join the clan
Celebrating tartanware.

Dining with Dickens
A delicious menu inspired by Dickens’ feasts.

Collecting Napkin Rings
A social history of this charming tableware.

New Season’s Sales
Key auctions coming up in the next six months.

All this and much, much more!!

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Homes & Antiques – December 2020

Homes & Antiques – December 2020Step inside four gloriously festive homes, filled with clever touches, from holly tied to banisters to pine cones, crackers and oranges tumbling from fireplaces. You’ll also find plenty to inspire your Christmas decorating in our beautiful shoot, which promises to make your celebration special, however bijou. From the hallway to the dining room, via the sitting room and kitchen, you can almost smell the aromatic scent of Christmas wafting off the pages. Elsewhere we explore the history of cut crystal, give you a guide to collecting corkscrews, hear from Luke Honey about Victorian tinsel pictures and toy theatres, and consider the appeal of Meissen’s famous Monkey Orchestra. And, finally, we hope you’ll have fun testing your knowledge with the H&A Quiz!

Warm and welcoming homes from a Suffolk cottage to a Northumberland farmhouse

Collecting Meissen Monkeys

The enduringly popular series of porcelain figures

Material Matters Cut Glass

The story of this practical and decorative field

Collecting Corkscrews

Why antique versions of these gadgets are so popular.

Home for Christmas

From small gatherings to family celebrations, here’s how to make this Christmas a special one.

Christmas Gift Guide

Our edit of beautiful old and new gifts to give your friends and family a warm glow.

The H&A Christmas Quiz
Test your antiques and design knowledge

All this and much, much more!!

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Homes & Antiques – October 2020

Homes & Antiques – October 2020The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is upon us and, with it, our minds turn to hibernation and making our homes as cosy as possible. An easy addition is a new rug or runner and our colourful selection hits the right note perfectly. Our houses this month, from an exuberant Victorian B&B to a chic Parisian apartment, are brimming with individual style, and stylist Selina Lake suggest ways to add interest and warmth with natural textures. Elsewhere, we tell the story of tortoiseshell and reveal surprises about the humble breadboard. Plus, enjoy 48 hours in antiques hotspot Hastings.


In Praise of Victoriana
This flamboyant B&B is a homage to all things Victorian, from the wallpaper to the furniture.

Sophistication on a Shoestring
Keenly Fawcus has an eye for a bargain, and she’s revived her Victorian villa with thrifty touches.

Creating Cohesion
Camille Hermand’s Parisian apartment is cool, considered and packed with character.

Naturally Dramatic
The coastal landscape has inspired the interior design of this Hastings townhouse.

How to buy and collect antique breadboards

Meet the Maker
See Miriam Hanid’s shimmering silver designs.

Embracing Autumn
Stylist Selina Lake on creating a cosy interior

Grace and Flavour
A lavish Robert Kime interior under the hammer

Just Desserts
Delicious home cooking – autumnal fruit puddings

Fairs & Auctions
We welcome the return of live antiques events.

All this and much, much more!!

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Homes & Antiques – September 2020

Homes & Antiques – September 2020Live fairs and auctions are back, and antiques dealers around the country are welcoming the public into their shops once more: our listings will lead you to your nearest antiques fix! Explore five unique homes, each one filled with beautiful antiques and charming vintage pieces, and find out what life is like for people whose homes are places of historic interest. Discover the fascinating story of chintz and the curious history of jelly moulds. Plus, Antiques Roadshow expert Lennox Cato reflects on his career and his continuing love of the trade.

This month’s homes are as varied as ever, include a loft apartment in New York, a live-work space in London and a rambling Italian mansion. In each case antiques and vintage finds take centre stage – meaningful reminders of family and friends, holidays and past events.

Meet the Custodians
Discover what daily life is really like for the people who live and work in a heritage property.

Collecting ceramic and copper jelly moulds.

The Edit: Beds
Update your bedroom with these sumptuous beds.

Material Matters
Embrace maximalism with return of chinz.

The Antiques Roadshow expert reflects on his fascinating career and love of the trade.

Meet the Maker
Molesworth & Bird’s hand-pressed seaweeds

Fairs & Auctions
We welcome the return of live antiques events.

All this and much, much more!!

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Homes & Antiques – August 2020

Homes & Antiques – August 2020As lockdown begins to ease a little for many of us, we look forward to welcoming back live fairs and auctions so you can get your antiques and vintage fix, while helping dealers get their businesses back on track. Take a tour of five colourful homes, which beautifully reflect their owners’ characters, and hear three devotees of Piero Fornasetti tell us what they love about the designer’s unique style. Find out what leads some collectors to leave a lifetime’s work to cultural institutions and discover Prue Leith’s favourite culinary antique!

From a Cornish cottage to an East London Terrace, each one successfully demonstrates the art of mixing styles from diverse and surprising sources.

Collecting Paperweights
The fascinating history of collecting these glass orbs.

Collecting Embroidered Table Linen
The simple beauty of crinoline ladies.

A Living Archive
Inside Barnaba Fornasetti’s Milan townhouse.

Material Matters: Bakelite
The ‘material of 1000 uses’ proved revolutionary in the early 20th century, and many Bakelite designs have retained an irresistible aesthetic appeal.

Meet the Maker
Jo Sweeting’s hand-carved creations.

Left to the Nation
Key bequests and why they are made.

Travel: Great Escapes
Outstanding formal gardens open to the public.

Fairs and Auctions
We welcome the return of live antiques events.

All this and much, much more!!

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Homes & Antiques – July 2020

Homes & Antiques – July 2020The world may still be in flux but that doesn’t mean the antiques trade is standing still. Across the country, dealers and fair organisers are shifting their operations online to ensure they can still buy and sell the unique pieces we crave to make our homes stylish and intriguing. As ever, our houses all exude personality and charm through their owners’ thoughtful choices in decoration and decorative antiques, and we also hear from six aficionados who reveal the shopping hotspots they can’t wait to visit. We’re also excited to be launching a brand new section dedicated to food, recipes and collectable antique kitchenalia. Step this way for tantalising cakes and ices from sun-soaked Sardinia…

Wish I was Here!
From sun-soaked Sicily to an Oxfordshire reclamation yard, six antique dealers share their favourite destinations they cannot wait to visit again.

Natural Beauty
Turn your garden into a tranquil oasis with the use of weathered and patinated antique furniture, tools and statuary.

Jewel Purpose
Tracing the intricate story of enamel

Design Icon
Why versatile Lloyd Loom still appeals today.

A Taste of Summer
Sweet treats from Sardinia that make the most of local olive oil and the citrus fruits that are grown in abundance.

Meet the Maker
Textile artist Emily Jo Gibbs reveals her processes and inspirations.

Living with antiques
We visit four inspiring homes.

All this and much much more!!
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Homes & Antiques – June 2020

Homes & Antiques – June 2020Relax into summer This month we celebrate the wonderful places and resources that continue to inspire us, from favourite collections chosen by antiques dealers and designers, to five of the best virtual tours of museums and galleries around the world. As well as showcasing four elegant homes exuding unique charm, we take a detailed look at the key styles of the Georgian era and discover the people and places that sparked this quintessentially British design period. We delve into one of Spode’s most iconic patterns, and we head out into the garden to dine al fresco in the most stylish and decadent way possible.

Relax into Summer

Simple styling tips for dining al fresco.

Design Icon: Spode
Celebrate 250 years of the Stoke-on-Trent pottery firm and the Blue Italian design.

A Labour of Love
This rustic French retreat is full of personality including a Focus on Toile de Jouy.

The Collection that inspired Me
If you had to choose your favourite public collection, what would it be and why? Ellie Tennant put this question to 10 interiors & antiques experts.

The Edit:Conservatories & Greenhouses
All you need to know about creating a beautiful indoor/outdoor space in time for summer.

Cultural Connections
Hazel Plush visits the museums and galleries throwing open their (digital) doors for virtual tours.

All this and much much more!!

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Homes & Antiques – May 2020

Homes & Antiques – May 2020Let’s Brighten Things Up!

While our homes are the places the majority of us are spending most of our time at the moment, the need for them to be uplifting and inspiring places is more important than ever. In this issue we reveal five colour palettes that will create the right mood for your furniture and collections, we also show you 10 brilliant ways to shop for antiques from your living room, and explore four houses that we’re sure you’ll find as charming and restful as we do. Plus, Selina Lake takes us through four simple ways to style summer flowers to bring a little bit of the glorious outside in.

A day in the Life
A Chatsworth gardener talks us through his day.

Uplifting colour palettes
Five uplifting decorating schemes to liven up your walls and brighten the mood.

London’s Blue Plaques
Oliver Hurley delves into the history of London’s English Heritage blue plaques scheme.

How to style summer flowers
Selina Lake shows us four easy ways to arrange summer flowers at home.

Four antiques-filled homes
From a classic English country manor to a private palazzo home inspired by time spent living in Florence.

Heirlooms in the making
Gareth Neal crafts innovative wooden pieces from seating to sculpture.

Shop from your sofa
10 useful tips for buying antiques from home while we are all staying in more

All this and much much more!!

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Homes & Antiques – April 2020

Homes & Antiques – April 2020The Beauty of Handmade

The trace of a thumb print, lightly drawn brushstrokes and a puff of air bubbles in glass… these are the signs of a handcrafted piece, lovingly tended by a skilled maker. This issue of H&A celebrates the work of the artisan, both modern-day and from the past. From ways to dress your table to how to display ceramics and woven baskets, feel inspired by our beautiful ideas. We also tour four homes, each brimming with individual style, follow a day in the life of a conservator for the National Trust’s Knole house, and help you get the kitchen of your dreams. Plus, our guide to the best eco paints, wallpapers and fabrics…

Guide to Eco-Conscious Decorating
A beautiful reference to sustainable decorating.

A day in the life of a conservator
In the first of a new series, a National Trust conservator talks us through her day.

The beauty of handmade
Allow artisan antiques and rustic textures to take centre stage this spring.

Antiques-lovers’ homes
Four tranquil homes filled with beautiful antiques.

Material matters
We delve into the multi-purpose history of bamboo.

Design Icon
The story behind blue-and-white delft tiles.

All this and much much more!!

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Homes & Antiques – Auction Special 2020

Homes & Antiques – Auction Special 2020 - Hot Brands Cool PlacesYour local auction house has a plethora of furniture and decorative antiques that will help you to create a uniquely stylish home for a snip. See what happened when we gave our novice a budget of £1,000 and sent her off with an auction catalogue and a paddle! We also ask a team of specialists for their thoughts on the antiques to snap up now at auction. Explore four elegant homes, filled with heirlooms and treasures, and get the fascinating lowdown on the history of the front door and beautifully crafted fall-front secretaries. Plus, book a stay in five British boutique hotels putting antiques at their core!

We feature four Homes, filled with heirlooms and treasures, and get the fascinating lowdown on the history of the front door and beautifully crafted fall-front secretaries.

Style for a Song – Auction Rooms are great places to bag a bargain, but can seem daunting. We gave our novice a budget of £1000 and set her loose in the salesroom.

Salesroom Focus- Following the Trends
Not sure what to invest in? From jewellery to artworks, our specialist panel reveal all.

Design Icon
Let the sunshine in: we celebrate the Sole chair from the master of playful design, Fornasetti.

Material Matters: Marble
Track the varied history of this revered stone, from the Elgin marbles to modern lighting.

Heirlooms in the Making

In our new series, delight in the exquisite pietra dura of craftsman Thomas Greenaway.

Travel: Hotel Couture
Five special hotels putting antiques at their core.

Fairs & Auctions
Local auctions and fairs not to be missed.

All this and much much more!!

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Homes & Antiques – March 2020

Homes & Antiques – March 2020This month, discover how ecclesiastical salvage can make glorious centrepieces in your home, from wooden chapel chairs to stonework panels, via statues and vestments. We also explore four homes that are filled with lovingly treasured antiques and collectables, from a seaside retreat that doubles up as an artists’ gallery, to a delightful pied à terre in Barnes. We also have reams of brilliant expert advice to help you buy original prints, collect Newlyn copper, discover mochaware, choose antique dining chairs, and create a stylish and practical bathroom that sits well in a period home. Plus our resident antiques guru, Janet Gleeson, is on hand to solve your curio conundrums!

From a Victorian cottage filled with vintage furniture to a seaside home packed with a mix of art, folk pieces and heirlooms, to an urban home full of quirky antiques and bespoke furniture.

Divine by Design
Discover how salvaged items from deconstructed churches can look striking in your home.

Material Matters – Copper
Attractive, malleable and versatile, it’s little wonder that this warm metal has been a practical and decorative staple in our lives and homes since prehistoric times.

Meet the Makers
Juliet and Franki, design duo and founders of Bristol Weaving Mill, work together to weave sustainable textiles using traditional methods.

Design Icon
Once vessels found only in pubs and taverns, mochaware ceramics have risen through the ranks to be a lively and lucrative collecting field. Hailing from Stoke on Trent, but collected all over Britain, the unsung heroes of the ceramics world are still popular with modern-day buyers.


48 hours in Paris, for a sophisticated weekend filled with art, antiquities, showstopping architecture and delicious food, the French capital has it all.

Fairs & Auctions
A round-up of the very best antique fairs and auctions happening around the UK in March

All this and much much more!!

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Homes & Antiques – February 2020

Homes & Antiques – February 2020As we enter a new decade, we look back 100 years to the 1920s, when the streamlined good looks of art deco began to take the world by storm. Be inspired by our elegant photoshoot and embrace the glitz and optimism of these energetic times. We also have a treat in-store for you with our four houses – from a bright, 15th-century beamed property in Rye, to a dark and dramatic Victorian flat in London. Unravel the rich history of silk, and discover what sparked the 1950s invention of the String Shelving System, today an icon of modern storage. If you’re seeking a cultural break with excellent foodie options, look no further than our feature on the small Somerset town of Bruton, and don’t forget to check our fabulous fairs and auction listings.

Our featured four houses include: A beautiful Brooklyn brownstone, An old malthouse, A characterful 15th-century home in Rye, A London flat featuring a captivating mix of antique and vintage finds.

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties
We look back at the dawn of the striking and fast-paced art deco movement.

Meet the Maker
Nick Hand of The Letterpress Collective is keeping the heritage alive from his traditional printing room in the heart of Bristol.

Material Matters
Explore the intriguing history of silk.

10 Ways to Freshen Up Ceilings and Walls
Create touchable texture with minimum fuss.

Design Icon
How the sleek and stylish String System revolutionised book shelving in the 1950’s.

48 hours in Bruton in Somerset, enjoy world-class design, food and culture in this delightful little Somerset town.

Fairs & Auctions
A round-up of the very best antique fairs and auctions happening around the UK in February

All this and much much more!!
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Homes & Antiques – January 2020

Homes & Antiques – January 2020Christmas is a mere hop and a skip away and we’re busy decking our homes with foraged foliage, filling the larder with tempting fare and cosying up by the fire with a steaming mug of mulled wine and a good book. Our houses this month are packed with festive inspiration, from a craftsman’s cottage sympathetically furnished with Arts and Crafts pieces, old and new, to an elegant Georgian home that sparkles with Christmas cheer. If you’ve left the decorative festooning until the last minute, you’ll find our 10 tips for adding yuletide flavour a must-read, as is our selection of thoughtful gifts, from mindful workshops to personalised presents. We also look back at top auctioneers’ highlights from the salesroom in 2019, and look forward to 20 global cultural events in 2020.

Deck the halls
Majestic mid-century design in a Georgian Hampshire home that is all dressed up for Christmas.

The Sprit of the Season
In Belgium, a former forest warden’s house has a magical yuletide makeover

A Very Vintage Christmas
This Danish apartment is bursting with maximalist vintage style and flamboyant femininity.

Aesthetically Inclined
Antiques sit harmoniously with modern pieces in this Arts and Crafts-inspired cottage in Wiltshire

Gifts with soul
A wealth of Christmas present ideas to delight the collectors and creatives in your life.

Meet the Maker
Jeweller and silversmith Samuel Waterhouse

Spruce Up
Five statement looks to ensure your Christmas tree stands out from the crowd.

10 Ways: Last minute festive decorating
Create maximum impact with minimum fuss.

Travel 2020 Vision
The most exciting exhibitions and events around the globe taking place this year.

All this and much much more!!

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Homes & Antiques – December 2019

Homes & Antiques – December 2019Celebrate the season

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. 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. We’ve also hand-selected gifts for every antiques and vintage-lover on your Christmas list, and have oodles of stylish ways to make your celebration go with a bang! Plus, we pick our favourite UK-based cosy cottages and take a look at the history and magic of the department store Christmas window.

Meet the Maker – Alice Mary Lynch
From bunnies to princesses Alice Mary Lynch creates enchanting, unique dolls from her Somerset studio.

Dress to Excess
From bold velvets in berry tones to antiques that glisten in the candlelight, here’s how to serve Christmas with a flourish and an abundance of festive cheer.

Design Icon – Steiff Bear
The story of the Steiff teddy bear and the history of this beloved German toy company.

10 Ways to create a festive dining table

Inspiring and stylish seasonal schemes for the coming festivities.

Festive Antique Shops
From vintage decorations to antiques and curios, eight fantastically festive antique shops putting their own unique spin on Christmas.

Four enchanting 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.

All this and much much more!!

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Homes & Antiques – November 2019

Homes & Antiques – November 2019Autumn’s beauty

True to form, nature’s bounty is everywhere and we’re making the most of its rich colours and ravishing flora in our interiors schemes, revealed throughout this month’s delectable homes. We also celebrate the women of the Arts and Crafts movement for whom history has done a disservice. From May Morris to the Macdonald sisters, we showcase the amazing talents of several brilliant minds.Toasting the latest autumn/winter trends, we’ve come up with five ways to give your rooms a boost, whatever your collecting style. From Folk Art to tribal, via blue and white and Victoriana, you’re bound to feel inspired by this season’s palette.

Collect & Decorate
Discover the hottest fabric and wallpaper trends of the season, plus covetable antiques to match.

Focus on Delftware Tiles
Exploring the rich and fascinating history of these charming and highly collectable ceramics.

Women of Substance
May Morris, Mary Seton Watts, Margaret MacDonald, these pioneering women made a huge contribution to the Arts & Crafts movement.

Regency Convex Mirror
Opulent, luxurious and decadently gilded – they are the qualities that define Regency convex mirrors. This is our Design Icon this month.

Meet the Maker
See the inspiration behind Victoria Claire Dawes handmade pottery

All this and much much more!!

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Homes & Antiques – October 2019

Homes & Antiques - October 2019Living with Antiques

Fringed, plaid or striped, Welsh blankets are perennially popular and a topic we touch on as part of our closer look at the wonders of wool, which you’ll enjoy getting wrapped up in this month as the outside temperatures drop. There’s more celebration of traditional craft as we delve into the art of Windsor chairmaking, guided by our maker of the month, Jason Mosseri. For him, it’s all about the detail, as it is for the creators of miniature furniture – a phenomenon we take a very close look at, bringing you new ways to style charming hand-carved pieces. Inspiring homes, not-to-be-missed fairs and auction news round up this glorious issue, which has been given an exciting refresh.

Miniature furniture
We explore the charming, and somewhat mysterious, history of miniature antique furniture.

The Louis Vuitton trunk
Shapely and stackable why Louis Vuitton’s 1858 cabin trunk is the epitome of luxury travel

Material Matters: Wool
Explore how this naturally sustainable material has kept us cosy through the centuries

Meet the Maker
See Jason Mosser’s handmade Windsor chairs

Four homes with flair

The Fabric of Life
Explore the stylish and elegant Highland estate of Lord and Lady Inchyra

An Elegant Balance
Kim Verbist’s Dutch holiday home is a balance of patterned antique textiles and bold colours.

Restoration Drama
This 300-year-old coachman’s cottage is a haven of rustic antiques, washed textiles and dried flowers

Tales of the Unexpected
This museum-like Suffolk home is crammed with Victorian furniture and macabre curiosities

All this and much much more!!

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Homes and Antiques – The Art Issue 2019

Homes and Garden July 2019The Art Issue 2019 – Artistic Inspiration

Abstract, Impressionist, Surreal, Photorealist, Naïve… This month we are celebrating everything arty! From four art-filled homes belonging to artists and creatives, to major artistic anniversaries being celebrated in galleries and institutions around Europe, to our invaluable 16-page guide to buying, commissioning and displaying contemporary art, we embrace this expressive medium in all its multi-coloured incarnations. We also recreate still-life artworks in real life with possibly our most ambitious photoshoot to date, and explore the interiors trends, exhibitions, fairs and events not to missed this season.

Artistic Houses
Step inside four unique homes belonging to inspiring artists and creatives.
10 Ways to Create a Sense of Faded Grandeur
We explain how to recreate this romantic look.
Design Icon
We uncover the history of the Swedish Moro clock – the ultimate family heirloom.
Still Life in Real Life
We recreate classic still-life paintings using covetable antiques and accessories.
Material Matters: Bronze
We discover what the future holds for bronze, the medium of artistic expression beloved by craftspeople for thousands of years.
Guide to Contemporary Art
Learn how to purchase, commission and display art with our practical guide.
All this and much much more!!

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Homes & Antiques July 2019

Homes & Antiques July 2019It’s time to enjoy longer evenings and the heady scents of summer! Now is the ideal time to turn your garden into a dreamy space for entertaining and our 10 ideas for adding character and soul will have you wanting to enjoy every meal outside. With their playful, optimistic vibe, teaming mid-century furniture and accessories with antiques and contemporary pieces can look as stylish today as they did in the 40, 50s and 60s. Take style notes from seven rooms (including the bathroom) in our photoshoot. We also tour four houses brimming with individuality, plus our columnist Jay Blades shares his love of colour and the go-to shades he favours. Plus we visit 10 gardens that have either made history or are set to…

Mid-century living
Take design notes from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s to create a playful and stylish home.

Summer interiors
From a Georgian farmhouse, to a seafront apartment filled with period pieces.

The beauty of rattan
We delve into the history of rattan, the fibre that’s still inspiring ground-breaking furniture from contemporary designers.

Meet the maker
See how Jessica Geach turns unbleached cotton braid into attractive accessories.

Colour Show
In his latest column, restorer and designer Jay Blades shares his love of working with colour.

10 historic UK gardens
Take a tour of 10 glorious gardens that have either made their mark, or are set to make history.

Young restorers
From furniture gilding to art conservation, meet three fresh faces in antiques restoration,

All this and much much more!!

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Homes & Antiques June 2019

Homes & Antiques June 2019It’s time to put your collections centre stage and show off their intrinsic beauty. From silver trays to Parian busts via vintage suzanis, we show you how to create a striking feature wall. We also take a tour of four wonderfully individual homes belonging to artists and antiques dealers, and show you 10 ways to create the country kitchen of your dreams, with room to display your antique ceramics too. A year on from the second blaze at the Glasgow School of Art we discover what’s in store for the iconic Mackintosh building, and spend 48 hours in St Ives – a haven of art, culture and beautiful coastline.

Statement collections
Discover how to show off your antique treasures with these clever display ideas.

Characterful Homes
From a rustic home in the French Countryside to a quirky converted builders’ yard.

The Glasgow School of Art: Rising from the Ashes?
A year on from its second devastating fire, we look to the future of the Mackintosh building.

Design Icon
We shine a spotlight on Ercol’s instantly recognisable pebble-shaped Nest of Tables.

Meet the Maker
We head to the coast and visit the Cornish studio of block printer Lou Tonkin.

Do sandy beaches, breathtaking views and oodles of culture and art sound dreamy? Then perhaps a weekend in St Ives is in order.

All this and much much more!!

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Homes & Antiques April 2019

Home and Antiques - April 2019This month we’ve been inspired by the scallops and scales trend to bring you a treasure trove of ideas for incorporating soft aquatic shades and natural ephemera into your home. From mother-of-pearl inlays to shell-shaped lamps via quirky fish vases and undulating furniture, there are myriad style notes that you can seamlessly add into your scheme. Our new columnist, furniture restorer and TV presenter Jay Blades, shares his love of Britain’s heritage crafts and how intrinsic they are to our national identity. This is a timely reminder as we also report on The Heritage Crafts Association’s Red List of endangered crafts and meet four craftspeople who are keeping a handful of key skills alive. In addition, we tour four extraordinary homes and reveal the go-to places the experts like to shop for their antiques

Treasures of the Deep
Cast your net to discover ethereal decorating ideas inspired by shells and sea creatures.

Dutch Courage
See a blend of period features and 20th-century furniture in Patrick Overwijk’s quirky Netherlands home

Where the Experts Shop for Antiques
Twelve dealers and interior designers share their favourite places to find choice pieces

The art of survival
We reveal steps being taken to preserve some of Britain’s traditional crafts.

New Columnist Jay Blades
In the second instalment of his new column, Jay talks about the importance of keeping heritage skills alive and how he is helping the cause.

All this and much much more!!

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Homes & Antiques February 2019

Homes & Antiques February 2019This month we are scanning the heavens for interiors inspiration, as we explore the world of scientific instruments and pair them with dreamy soft furnishings and accessories. From antique telescopes and star charts, to stylish furniture and standout lighting, you’ll be wishing for night-time so you can enjoy the wonder of inky, star-lit skies. We also tour four remarkable homes, from an incredible Manhattan apartment owned by design doyenne and fashion icon Iris Apfel, to a Sussex barn conversion filled with nautical antiques. We show you how to furnish your home beautifully – while on a budget – with antiques, and share tips for where to pick up preloved pieces. Plus we visit 10 UK museums with amazing collections.

Look to the stars
Create a celestial look in your home this month with antiques inspired by the heavens.

An icon of style
Step inside the colourful New York apartment of fashion doyenne Iris Apfel.

The H&A Guide to the Bauhaus
We celebrate the centenary year of Bauhaus, one of the 20th century’s most influential design movements.

Design icon
We explore the history and inspiration behind William Morris’s Strawberry Thief.

Meet the Maker
Visit the workshop of fabric printer Sally Gilford, whose designs are inspired by human biology.

Out of the Ordinary
We visit 10 remarkable antique collections around the UK, and uncover the passionate collectors behind each of them.

My Style Story
Broadcaster and designer Fearne Cotton shares her love of of period houses, bold wallpaper designs and shopping on London’s Portobello Road.

All this and much much more!!

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Homes & Antiques January 2019

Homes & Antiques January 2019From an elegantly styled Cornish farmhouse to an opulent apartment that remarkably survived the Bristol Blitz, our four houses this month are all filled with festive charm, each with an individual twist. If you’re thinking ahead to your Christmas table and wondering how to make it look even more spectacular this year, you’ll find our seven setting ideas, all mixing antique glassware and ceramics with thoughtfully chosen new pieces, invaluable inspiration. We also take a look at the stories behind the 12 decorations that make Christmas and take a tour of 10 of our favourite streets around the UK for antiques and interiors shopping and fabulous atmosphere

Festive Homes
From a Cornish farmhouse to a quirky Victorian terrace, these homes are filled with sparkle.

Dine in Style
Make your Christmas dinner table a feast for the eyes with these ingenious place setting ideas

Last-minute gift ideas
Stuck for ideas? Ideas for stocking fillers, monogrammed treats and gifts on subscription

H&A’s Favourite Shopping Streets
We pick our favourite destinations for shopping at Christmastime and all year round

10 Ways with Festive Flowers
From bountiful bouquets to sparse displays, we show you how to create showstopping yuletide arrangements with blooms and boughs.

Auction Highlights: Star Moments of 2018
A run through another stellar year in the world of antiques and explore the most extraordinary pieces to sell at auction around the country.

All this and much much more!!

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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!!

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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!!

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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!!

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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!!
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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!!

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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!!

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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!!

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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.


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!!

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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.

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!!

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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!

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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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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

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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….

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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.

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

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.

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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)

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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!