There’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