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House and Garden March 2017

House & Garden unlocks the door to an array of unique homes and outdoor features, ranging from town houses and converted barns to fabulous modern apartments and island retreats. Outdoor features are equally varied, including cottage gardens, water gardens and chic, city courtyards. House & Garden provides an invaluable sourcebook of ideas, from design and decoration to the best of travel, delicious recipes and fine wine. Britain’s most glamorous, inspiring and influential design and decoration magazine.

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VIRGINIA HOWARD Interior designer Working in finance in Eighties New York, it did not take long for Virginia Howard to realise this was not the path for her. ‘My break came when a friend asked me to decorate her downtown apartment in le style Anglais,’ she says. ‘I never looked back.’ Years on, Virginia has worked on country houses and city flats alike. Her current projects include Thornhill Park in Dorset and a Regency house in Cornwall. Rather fitting, then, that her favourite houses to work on are ‘anything with a historical or architectural narrative onto which I can add a sense of “appropriateness”, while at the same time instilling a sense of modernity’. She has applied this philosophy to her own Pimlico flat, featured from page 94. When you are not working,…

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from th editor

Sometimes when I sit down to write this letter, it feels rather frivolous to be pontificating on what makes a good interior, why we should be buying art, the merits of good architecture, or my favourite paint colours. It feels especially so in the light of everything that is going on in the world; the fact that there are so many for whom the word ‘home’ and all that is associated with it is a distant memory or an impossible dream. But it is also good to be made aware of how lucky we are. It makes me hugely grateful for my comfortable home and all that it contains – the pieces of furniture I inherited from grandparents; the pictures I’ve bought with my husband; the rugs we got while on…

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it’s the surreal thing

‘A Walk in the City’ wallpaper panel, by Nigel Peake for Hermès, £790, from Dedar. ‘Diana A’ powder-coated metal table, by Konstantin Grcic for Classicon, £386, from Aram. Stack 7sculpture, by Annie Morris, made to order, from Winston Wächter Fine Art. ‘Zigzag’ and ‘Wave’ stonewarev ases, £45 each, from Saskia Pomeroy. ‘Camo Chevron’ (red) wallpaper (on plinth), £160 an 8.5-metre roll, from Eley Kishimoto. Embroidered linen cushion, by Fine Cell Work, £95, from Luna & Curious. ‘Split Shift’ ceramic floor tiles, by Bert & May and Darkroom, £7.68 a tile, from Bert & May ‘Stony Point 1972’ wallpaper, by The Grantchester Pottery, £95 a 10-metre roll, from Common Room. ‘Kheyameya’ cotton wallhangings, by Rhonda Drakeford, £750 each, from Rotate Editions. ‘One’ oak daybed, with mattress and cushion in ‘Curve’ (navy), embroidered…

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1 ‘Kasuri’ (from top: cherry, onyx, indigo) wool flooring, £127 a metre, from Roger Oates. 2 ‘Acropolis’ alabaster and steel table lamp, 48 x 25cm diameter, £1,536, from CTO Lighting. 3 ‘Out of this World’ Perspex-framed print, 203cm square, £11,700, from Longstreet Collection. 4 ‘Rohan’ stoneware dinner plates, £10 each; and side plates, £8 each; all from Habitat. 5 ‘Phulkari’ woolmix soumak rug, 170 x 240cm, £495; 6 ‘Ballet’ (grey) lacquered wood and metal console table, 71.5 x 120 x 40cm, £499; both by Doshi Levien, from John Lewis. For suppliers’ details, see Stockists page PIXELATE IMAGING; BOYZ (VISARN R.). PIXELATE IMAGING; ANNE CHANDLER; WING CHAN/BITE STUDIO…

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in fine form

The fact that Fine Cell Work is the employer of the largest number of hand-embroiderers in Europe is remarkable. The charity not only trains almost 500 prisoners a year in skilled commercial embroidery and quilting, it also makes a significant contribution to design through collaborations with a roster of designers including Kit Kemp, William Yeoward and Pentreath & Hall. Now celebrating its twentieth anniversary, Fine Cell Work has worked with 4,600 prisoners across 32 prisons in the UK. Volunteers run fortnightly workshops, teaching prisoners how to make cushions (on average 150 hours’ work), quilts and specially commissioned pieces. ‘It’s an important creative outlet and it is vital that we nurture their talent,’ explains Katy Emck, the founding director of Fine Cell Work. It is valuable in every sense: financially, prisoners…

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take a seat

Like so many, I have walked down London’s Bond Street admiring the familiar architecture and shop fronts. However, I was startled to recently discover that the top of the Time and Life Building (built in 1951–3 and now home to Hermès), incorporates a spectacular sculptural frieze and pierced light work by Henry Moore. On the inner side of this amazing sculpture-cum-parapet is a hidden terrace, and it was for this space that Ernest Race designed the remarkable ‘Kangaroo’ rocking chair. The chair is made out of a continuous coiled steel loop for both the seat and the back, and its design echoes the shadows created by Moore’s pierced light work on the terrace. Combining this amazing piece of furniture with architecture, the landscape and work by one of our most…