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Period Living March 2021

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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
$4.55(Incl. tax)
$45.65(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s letter

Living in a beautiful period property is a real joy to experience, and the stuff of fantasy for those who aren’t so lucky. What could be more evocative than imagining your predecessors sharing the same heart-soaring sense of home as they stepped through the front door? Yet, while you get to enjoy the house’s charm and quirks, as a responsible owner it is also your job to look after it properly and ensure any adaptations or extensions are handled with sensitivity, so that it can be equally cherished by future inhabitants. Heed the wise words of Arts and Crafts luminary William Morris: ‘We are only the trustees for those who come after us.’ One of the most contentious issues when it comes to ‘improving’ period houses is the windows, as they…

2 min
your journal

ALL ATWITTER I’ve been really interested in seeing what other Period Living readers have created during lockdown, so I thought I’d share my new hobby, too. During the past few months, I have been busy painting bespoke bird boxes. Here is one that I painted, showing a friend’s house. Hope you like it! Dawn Paish INSPIRING HOMES I have tried a lot of different magazines over the years, but Period Living is definitely the best. The January issue was absolutely gorgeous – full of energy and inspiration from start to finish. I loved the colours of the pictures and the styles of the houses. I didn’t think it possible to be able to imagine smells from a magazine, but in each room I could smell the food, the wine, the books. I finished decorating…

8 min

Spring to life Create happy, uplifting spaces by teaming warm neutrals with pops of sunshine yellow, sky blue and natural prints. Choose walls in Little Greene’s French Grey and pair with upholstery in Vanessa Arbuthnott’s Gypsy Garland in Smoke, £59 per m, and French Ticking in Dark Hay/Smoke, £57 per m, finished with a cheery still life painting by Rose Arbuthnott. BLOOMING LOVELY Introducing Dot and the Dandelion, a Bristol florist whose beautiful fresh garden and everlasting bouquets are true works of art. Fuelled by owner Flicky Wallace’s floral passion, Dot and the Dandelion offers flower arranging for events and weddings, but also specialises in sustainable dried bouquets to spark joy throughout the year. Treat yourself to this mini Viola bunch, £35, a bright and colourful dried posy made up of rodanthe, setaria…