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Here at Homes & Antiques, we love the real homes that we feature so much that we’ve put 25 of our favourites into this special edition, which is split into five chapters covering everything from vintage crafty to 20th-century style. Each chapter has a handy get-the-look section at the end too. When we’re deciding which homes to feature in the magazine every month, we always question what a Homes & Antiques house is and the short answer is: it’s one where the owners show real creativity, initiative and flair. Our owners come from all walks of life and they’re aged from their mid-twenties to their seventies and beyond. Their houses can be modern or traditional, in the city or country, but they have two uniting factors: firstly, the homes are curated and…

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vintage crafty

Beautiful vintage textiles sporting bright floral motifs have been used in these homes to create wonderfully jolly – and unique – interiors. Unsurprisingly, the homeowners are all rather handy with a needle-and-thread: nattily covering everything from cushions to junk shop-bought headboards and dining chairs in their enviable collection of fabrics (rummaged for at vintage fairs, naturally). Despite the similarity in style between the interiors, the homes range from a 16th-century thatched cottage to a 1980s townhouse and even a former coaching inn that now contains a 32-seat cinema, showing just how adaptable the look is. All that’s required is a tenacious hunter-gather instinct.…

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treasures from a lifetime

For someone who, on seeing the new home her partner had ear-marked for their family, started crying and then reasoned ‘nevermind – we can move again,’ Jenny Warner has done well. In fact, she and her partner Dom are still enjoying the makeover process over a decade later. ‘I change my mind a lot and it’s all just too easy to tweak rooms with fresh paint,’ says Jenny. The couple started their coastal house hunt in Whitstable and then worked their way around the south coast until they eventually reached Southsea, where Dom found this property, a four-minute walk from the seafront. The family were in within three months and Jenny and Dom spent endless evenings after tearing off wallpaper and ripping up carpets.‘The house hadn’t been decorated in about 20…

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a house of surprises

‘I’ve always loved the ordinary stuff that most people throw away. As a result, our home isn’t full of valuable antiques but we do have some quirky treasures’ We’ve featured homes that are run as businesses before, but this house in Axbridge with its own cinema is an H&A first. And we’re not just talking about a home cinema. The Roxy is a fully functioning, 32-seat affair with its own box office and bar. The foyer – decorated in hot pinks and punchy reds – was inspired by a 1920s cinema in Amsterdam, while the bar is all 1950s primary colours. Needless to say, it’s not the sort of thing you’d expect to stumble across in a quiet Somerset market town. Juliet and David Maclay bought the property – a Georgian coaching…

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passion for design

Pippa Connelly seems to have the work-life balance just right. Living in an idyllic corner of Hampshire, the cottage she shares with her husband James and their two children, Bell and Will, is a relaxed family home and the base for Pippa’s soft furnishings business. The couple migrated from London in stages, moving first to Surrey before settling near the old village of Liphook. The cottage they bought was built as a bungalow in the 1930s but has since been extended and replanned. ‘Its quirkiness appealed to me,’ says Pippa. ‘I could imagine us living there.’ The advice Pippa lives by and encourages her clients to follow is, ‘Don’t rush. Take time to get to know your home. You need to live in a house and see it through the seasons to…

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vintage revival

Dressed in a fabulous 1940s frock and with the ability to bake a mean Victoria sponge (as well as rustle up a perfectly stitched cushion cover from fragile 1950s barkcloth fabric), Helen Pinnington is something of a vintage aficionado. The word ‘vintage’ is hot property at the moment but for Helen it’s not just about embracing a trend, as the briefest glance around her and partner Andy’s weekend home shows. The kitchen dresser reveals a lifelong love for 1930s Carlton Ware ceramics; bookshelves are stacked with faded bindings; and Forties and Fifties fabrics adorn cushions, beds and lampshades. ‘I’ve always loved old things,’ says Helen. ‘When I was about 10, I bought an old eiderdown at a sale – I adored it but the leaking feathers drove my mum mad!’…