Homes & Gardens

Homes & Gardens January 2021

Published by TI Media Limited Homes & Gardens celebrates the beauty of classic and contemporary style. Real-life homes with stunning photography deliver inspirational decorating while remaining real and relevant. Homes & Gardens is the ultimate sourcebook of beautiful ideas and detailed information, inspiring its readers to become their own interior designers.

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País:
United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Future Publishing Ltd
Periodicidad:
Monthly
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36,34 €(IVA inc.)
12 Números

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3 min.
one to watch

Q Tell us a little about your background. Sustainability is a constant thread that ties my experiences and education together. My background is varied: from facilitating art workshops in the Amazon where I was exposed to traditional skills to living and working in east London and being immersed in the arts culture there. My experiences have shown me the need for long-lasting sustainable design. Initially, I studied art at university, which was concerned with concept rather than craft. I later studied historical woodcarving and gilding at City & Guilds of London Art School, an intense, practical course with a wonderful community of craftspeople. Q Where do you look to for inspiration? I look both back to antiquity and forward to the contemporary. The study and meaning of floral ornament is a major theme.…

1 min.
raise a glass

1 min.
colour of the month

Red can be a tricky colour to pin down, but choose a shade with more traditional leanings like Farrow & Ball’s Incarnadine and it will breathe life into any space. Country homes in particular lend themselves to this warming hue because it brings out the charm in elements like rustic wood, gilded frames and aged leather, and as red is known to stimulate appetite, Incarnadine is ideal for dining rooms. Harmonise with soft creams and greys or make it festive with metallic finishes.…

1 min.
russell pinch my life in ten...

1 . My design heroine is Mother Nature. We can’t beat the extraordinary complexity of colour, form and material observed in the natural world. 2 . The design rule I promote is to understand the way simplicity involves complexity. It takes time and refinement to create perfect simplicity, be it in furniture or an interior. 3 . My small luxury is Bose headphones. Music while I work is essential. 4 . Jasper Morrison’s shop in London is one I love visiting for the selection of well-designed objects – homeware, tableware, furniture and design books I don’t see elsewhere. 5 . A piece of furniture I’m very attached to is a red aluminium chair by Charles and Ray Eames. My father bought it when I was 12, I ‘stole’ it for my bedroom, then my…

5 min.
movers & shakers

ROWEN & WREN Lucy Uren and Graeme Purdy founded Rowen & Wren in 2011 after they couldn’t find the ‘updated classics’ they were looking for. Working from their then cramped one-bedroom flat, which acted as HQ, warehouse and shoot location, the partners in both business and life created an online catalogue of ‘timeless’ pieces inspired by textile designer Lucy’s ‘natural gravitation towards collections of old stuff, from sherry glasses to mantle vases,’ she says. ‘At the time there wasn’t much representation of beautiful old products being updated in new finishes that could be loved for years as future heirlooms.’ Today, that same founding design ethos remains at the heart of all Rowen & Wren designs, from sofas and wall lights to knobs and knockers, much of which is made in close two-way…

3 min.
graceful & reflective

“THE PLANT I LOVE RIGHT NOW? IT’S HARD TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THE NEWER WINTER IRISES ‘PIXIE’, ‘ALIDA’ AND ‘BLUE NOTE’, BUT BLUE-RINSE ‘KATHARINE HODGKIN’ IS A PERENNIAL FAVOURITE”HUGO NICOLLE Chippenham Park is graced with, but not gripped by, history. Its winter-frosted landscape outlines classic and contemporary design equally, the Midas-touch sunrise gilds both ancient and modern. The neo-Queen Anne house sits on a crest overlooking the gardens and parkland, which blend seamlessly with outlying rural Cambridgeshire. Formality brushes closest to the house with topiaried terraces, parasol willow oaks, the yew-encased Millennium Fountain and mown lawns. Avenues of ancient trees and ribbons of fragmented former canals are all that remain of Chippenham Park’s 17th-century Anglo-Dutch design. Subsequent centuries overlaid more naturalistic, Capability Brown-style landscaping, which remains evident. Descending westwards, lawns and topiary slip into…