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Period Living August 2020

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Period Living is Britain's best-selling period homes magazine, offering inspiration, ideas and advice on all aspects of owning an older property. Discover beautiful real homes and gardens to inspire you, insight into the latest decorating trends and interior products that work with a traditional property, guidance from experts on maintaining and improving your home, and lifestyle features with a nostalgic focus. If you appreciate the timeless elegance and original character of old homes updated for modern life, Period Living is the magazine for you.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
$4.48(Incl. tax)
$45.05(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

Creating a beautiful, comfortable home is a dream that most people share, yet it feels like a privilege that’s out of reach for much of the population (especially when your dream is a rambling Georgian manor house in a picture-postcard village…). If being cooped up during lockdown has taught me anything, it’s that home is the most important, cherished place on earth. Our surroundings must make us feel nurtured and reflect our passions and personalities, or we will never truly feel relaxed and like we’re where we belong. So whether you are lucky enough to live in your fantasy house or, like most of us, had to make significant compromises to achieve your budget, location or size needs, you can always do something to improve it and make it feel…

2 min.
your journal

NEW DIRECTION As a subscriber to Period Living, I am always inspired by the articles and photographs, but the June issue (above) has particularly lifted my spirits. Looking through the houses has given me the motivation to pursue an interior design course. Having felt really low following a recent demotion at work, I now realise I can channel my energy into being creative after years of missing that part of my life. I found the feature on garden offices particularly inspirational. I know that the forthcoming issues of Period Living will continue to feed my creativity as I make steps to complete my interiors course. Kate Williams YOUNG READER These crazy times of Covid lockdown have meant that I’ve not been able to get the most recent issue of Period Living. I’m currently…

3 min.
art in isolation

With the majority of us confined to the house, the recent lockdown period has seen a rise in those turning to art as a creative outlet, whether it be to freely express thoughts and feelings, provide solace, or a simple distraction. Inspired by the surge in creativity and a desire to connect with the Period Living community, we launched our very own House Portrait Challenge in which we invited our social media followers to share their architectural masterpieces (#PLhouseportrait), with the chance of having their artwork published in the magazine. Across the UK and beyond, Period Living followers have been dusting off their paint sets, sharpening their pencils, and even digging out their sewing kits to capture a building special to them. Thank you for an overwhelming response; we thoroughly…

5 min.

Relax into summer As many of us will be holidaying at home this year, now’s the time to turn our gardens into beautiful spaces to unwind with family and friends. With elegant scrolled arms, these teak loungers, £965 from Susie Watson Designs, are perfectly suited to an English country garden, while the vintage-style wooden crates, £59 each, teamed with plenty of pretty cushions, from £32, make for the perfect picnic scene. LIFT THE SPIRITS Is your home office crying out for a facelift? Inject instant personality with a feature blind. Surface View’s British Library Collection has a wealth of archive designs to choose from, including maps, posters and illustrations. This Sunflower roller blind, from £190, is guaranteed to raise a smile. PARASOL PERFECTION After trying to source a vintage parasol for their garden to no…

2 min.
eye on design

Tell us about James Hare’s latest collection The Gardyne collection takes its name from the old English word for garden, and draws on the charm of designs, patterns, flora and gardens from the late 16th and 17th centuries to bring warmth, personality and elegance into the home. Coloured in fresh, harmonious tones of blue, green, terracotta and pink, complemented by neutrals and crisp whites, Gardyne is a range of plains, prints and embroideries, which weave their way throughout an interior seamlessly with scale and fabric weight variety. At the centre of the collection is our hero fabric, Elizabeth, which is an exciting new design developed to capture the beauty of Elizabethan hand embroidery. What was the inspiration behind the Elizabeth design? A lot of embroidered fabrics are lovely, but they do look machine…

1 min.
time to relax