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Period Living October 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
$5.46(Incl. tax)
$45.65(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s letter

Autumn will soon be upon us, and though I intend to make the most of these late summer days, I do relish the changing of the seasons. I can’t wait to take a walk in the country, when the leaves are turning red and gold; to get the blankets out of storage and light the stove for the first time in months, so I can curl up on the sofa with a good book. This issue offers plenty of inspiration for turning your home into a cosy sanctuary in preparation for colder days ahead. In particular we look at some of the best heating options for a period home, including a guide to buying a new stove (page 107), and how the latest regulations might affect you. The right stove…

2 min
your journal

UPCYCLED GARDEN I saw the planted bath in September’s Antiques Journal, and wanted to share my own. It’s not a 19th-century French Napoleon design with a hefty price tag, but a 1930s galvanised tub exchanged for sweet pea seedlings and a lettuce! It is now home to a beautiful David Austin rose, lettuces, nasturtiums and lavender. Violet Evans BAY DREAMING This gigantic bay window is one of my favourite spots in our Victorian home. I love that it still has the original glass, even though this is wonky, warped, and has a small crack in the bottom left pane. I’m so glad that the previous owners didn’t change it. All this corner needs now is a comfy reading chair, a lovely side table, a pile of Period Living magazines, and my Saturday mornings…

1 min

Blur the boundaries As the garden begins to wind down, keep summer blooming inside with Linwood’s floriferous English Garden fabrics. Celebrating the beauty of nature, the collection features five designs, from the blousy rose print of Albertine and the rhododendron-filled Gertrude, to Vita with its trailing wisteria and lilac. Or, try the more stylised Hester with its oak leaf stripes and Kitty, pictured, inspired by Indian Palampore designs. £64.90 per m, the fabrics will bring summer delight whatever the season.…

1 min
on the book shelf

William Morris, designer, writer, socialist and a pioneer of the Arts and Crafts movement, died 125 years ago this month, and to mark the anniversary the V&A and Thames & Hudson have released an illustrated book documenting his multifaceted art, work and legacy. William Morris (£50, hardback), originally published in 1996 for the V&A’s Morris centenary exhibition, has been revived by Anna Mason with an updated and expanded edition, which includes chapters on his painting, stained glass, furniture, tiles and tableware. The book includes new discoveries and research, and aims to convey the originality and radical spirit of Morris and his peers.…

1 min
craft in focus

A celebration of artisan talent across the capital, London Craft Week returns this month, 4-10 October, offering a packed programme of exhibitions, demonstrations, tours, workshops, talks and more across all types of media, from basketry and paper making to stone carving and sign writing. A particular highlight is the chance to tour beautiful historic properties and learn about their restoration, including Pitzhanger Manor, country home of neoclassical architect Sir John Soane, built 1800-1804. On 9 October drop in to see specialist painters and decorators Hare & Humphreys host demonstrations of the techniques used in the conservation of the property’s interiors, showcasing the in-depth paint analysis that took place. For a full programme visit londoncraftweek.com.…

1 min
in the spotlight

Anglepoise has teamed up with the National Trust to launch three of its iconic Original 1227 lamps in a new Sage Green colour. Comprising a mini table lamp, £139, desk lamp, £239, and floor lamp, £299, the collection will help raise funds to support restoration works at The Homewood, a modernist villa designed by Patrick Gwynne, gifted to the Trust in 1999. ‘Green, as a colour and philosophy, is at the heart of everything we do. We are thrilled that this collection will generate income to help care for these special places and shine a light on some of the lesser-known architectural gems,’ says Michaela Davies, brand licensing manager at the National Trust.…