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Period Living April 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

Until last spring, the concept of working full-time from home was unfathomable to me. I loved the buzz of being in the office with the team – bouncing ideas off each other, sharing lunchtime walks and sampling home bakes. I made assumptions about remote workers on other teams, imagining them as outsiders who were less committed to their roles. But having worked from home for the past year, I now see things very differently. The PL team has stayed close – largely thanks to video meetings – and being at home hasn’t diminished our passion for the job – or sense of humour. None of us would have chosen this enforced period of reclusion, but we’ve made the most of it. On the eve of the first lockdown, my husband…

2 min
your journal

READER INSPIRATION I just want to compliment Carole Williams on her fabulous bedroom, featured in last month’s Your Journal. I especially like the cushions she made from a beloved old jumper! Georgina Davis BEYOND THE HOUSE I always look forward to receiving Period Living every month, but during this past year the magazine has been even more appreciated. I find so much inspiration on the pages and I adore old buildings and the beauty and history associated with them. We moved into our period home three years ago, and I love living here. I’ve recently started to look into the social history of my home with the help of the local library and my own searches in the census. I’m finding it fascinating to learn all about the people who used to live here.…

6 min

Bold botanicals Is your home office in need of a refresh? Renowned for its vibrant use of colour and pattern, and its twist on traditional toiles, Manuel Canovas at Colefax & Fowler has launched a brand new collection of exuberant fabrics and wallpapers, ranging from striking ikats to tropical embroideries, which take inspiration from across history and the globe. Drawing on antique engravings of lush tropical fruit, this Balangan paper in Kiwi, £79 per roll, brings zest and vitality. TUNE IN Launching just in time for your spring decorating and garden projects, Roost is a new online TV show packed with inspiration for turning your house into a home. Airing weekly from 10 March, each episode will offer homeimprovement and garden design advice and styling tips, plus there will be a £1,000 giveaway.…

1 min
easter delights

1 min
plate up

5 min
the joys of spring

PAGE 22/23 Carved Tunisian shelf, £220, and painted dresser base, £680, C’est Tout. On shelf: Vintage stoneware jars, £12 each, from a selection at C’est Tout; vintage French storage tins, stylist’s own, for similar try Etsy; French ceramic herb pots, £35 for the set, C’est Tout; spring Duck and Little Rabbit paintings, gouache on cotton paper, £30 each, Unity Coombes; vintage toleware chandelier, £180, C’est Tout. On dresser base from left to right: weighted French florist vase, £65, C’est Tout; artificial flowers, stylist’s own mixed with the Wildflower bunch, £60, The White Company; handmade nest, £10, C’est Tout; hanging mini eggs, £15 for 10, The White Company; green enamel colander and vintage French latte bowls, both stylist’s own; vintage French landscape painting, £120, C’est Tout; green enamel pot, for similar…