The 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.
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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