Period Living September 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.

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2 Min
editor’s letter

Period properties make the most special and uniquely beautiful homes. Of course, I don’t need to tell you that, but every month I feel such joy when I see the finished layouts of our featured readers’ houses. I loved Ambrice Miller’s 17th-century home in Suffolk (page 36) the moment I saw it, and when I read the story behind the project, I was in awe. With husband Ben, Ambrice has carried out an impressively hands-on renovation to a former malt master’s house, which serves as the ideal backdrop to her fabulous art collection. One of the things that impressed me most about Ambrice and Ben is their ingenuity – they weren’t afraid of DIY, tackling projects one by one. When a classic bespoke kitchen was out of budget, the creative…

2 Min
your journal

GARDEN TOOLKIT To provide a finishing touch to our home-built veranda, I asked my husband Richard to make a wrought-iron screen to bridge the gap between the roof of the veranda and the fence – this is what he came up with (top). The tools making up the screen were all scrap and completely rusted, so it’s a great way to give them a second life. The gate was made from the offcuts along with spanners dating from the 1950s. I absolutely love it and it adds to the ‘country gothic’ style of our house. Helen Jensen FLOWER POWER How beautiful is Kate Highmore’s illustration of this pretty pastel bouquet from Pippa’s Plot? STAR LETTER A STITCH IN TIME I wanted to share these seat and back cushions that I made for my new metal rocking…

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journal feature pippa blenkinsop

Sleeping beauty Channel faded French elegance with Sarah Hardaker’s new Brocante fabric collection – a treasure trove of prints inspired by the designer’s trips to French brocante sales on her summer travels. Featuring six pretty designs, from the classic floral of Florence Grande Chalk, pictured on curtains, to the trellis-inspired Arlette, on headboard, the collection captures Sarah’s joy at unearthing time-worn textiles. All woven and printed in Lancashire, the fabrics cost £68 per m. ONE TO WATCH Making waves in the interiors world with her joyful spaces full of colour and pattern, Chloe Jonason launched her interiors business in 2015, offering a comprehensive design service as well as bespoke blinds, curtains and upholstery. After graduating in history of art, Chloe completed an upholstery course followed by a diploma in curtain-making and soft furnishings…

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don’t miss…

CRAFTS ALIVE AT RODMARTON MANOR, 8–12 SEPTEMBER See masters of their craft at work at a unique heritage setting in the heart of the Cotswolds. Over five days, the Arts and Crafts house Rodmarton Manor will host over 50 members of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen, from glassworkers to jewellers, who will be exhibiting their handcrafted works as well as doing live demonstrations. £10 entry. (guildcrafts.org.uk) THE BRITISH CERAMICS BIENNIAL, STOKE-ON-TRENT, 11 SEPTEMBER – 17 OCTOBER This vibrant five-week festival promises exhibitions and hands-on events that celebrate the life and creativity that ceramics bring to Stoke-on-Trent. Be sure to visit the Spode factory in Stoke Town, which will be transformed by the UK’s leading ceramic artists and emerging talents. (britishceramicsbiennial.com) SOLACE PRINT EXHIBITION, LEEDS CRAFT & DESIGN CENTRE, UNTIL 30 OCTOBER Taking the theme of…

2 Min
discover british craft

After a series of virtual fairs, the must-visit event for lovers of British-made artisan crafts, Craft Festival, is back with not one, but two, live shows this summer. From 10-12 September, the festival will return to the idyllic parkland setting of Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey for its 18th year, with 200 designer-makers from across the UK showcasing the finest in ceramics, wood, silver, jewellery, glass, textiles and more. Also, on 13-15 August, the Craft Festival Cheltenham will be running at the historic setting of Cheltenham Town Hall for the third year, offering the opportunity to buy unique pieces from over 100 makers and to chat with creatives first hand about their carefully curated work. ‘At Craft Festival we showcase the best in British craft, and celebrate making and small…

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