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Period Living

June 2021
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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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United Kingdom
Langue:
English
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Future Publishing Ltd
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2 min.
editor’s letter

Donning raincoats and wellies to trudge around a field, unearthing treasures buried beneath mountains of miscellany, is a great British pastime. As fleamarkets, vintage and antiques fairs get ready to reopen their gates this summer, the appetite for buying unique pieces for the home and garden has never been stronger. During lockdown, buyers took to the internet to source pre-loved gems, and the industry quickly adapted to meet the demand – with some changes likely to continue in the post-pandemic world. However, while more valuable antiques can be readily sought out online, it’s harder to digitally recreate the experience of sifting through thousands of items at a live event – where cherished finds can be discovered at the bottom of bargain boxes or en route from a dealer’s van to…

1 min.
your journal

FOND MEMORIES Inspired by the decorating features in the April issue, I decided to refresh my bedroom by adding a bold and vibrant floral wallpaper. When I was tidying as part of the renovation, I also found lots of my mum’s costume jewellery. Sadly, she passed away a few years ago, so I’ve created hearts with the jewellery and framed it for my sister, daughters and niece as a beautiful memento of her. Angela Grant FELINE FAN Jem Glendinning is enjoying the end of summer in South Africa with her February issue of Period Living, Manny the cat and hot cross buns. ‘Manny is pretending to be interested in fabric design, but really he is just eyeing up the hot cross buns.’ @thejeminist DREAM KITCHEN My wife, Laura, has no idea that I am writing…

2 min.
garden art competition

The garden truly comes alive in summer with blousy blooms punctuating the borders and resplendent trees in full leaf offering dappled shade. Nature puts on a magical display. Last year, during lockdown, we launched a social media house portrait challenge, and were inundated with beautiful pictures of readers’ homes. From intricate pen and ink drawings and watercolour paintings to elaborate embroideries and appliqué projects, the skill and creativity of our readers was awe-inspiring. This year, we are thrilled to announce Period Living’s garden art competition. Whether you dabble in sketching, have a penchant for paint, or are a whiz with a needle and thread, we want to see your hard work. Simply capture the beauty of your garden in your chosen art form, take a high-quality photograph, and upload it to homesandgardens.com/news/garden-art-competition…

6 min.
journal feature pippa blenkinshop

Victorian revival Combining inspiration from the decorative arts of the Victorian era with a love for chinoiserie style, fabric designer Julia Brendel has created a beautiful new design, Victorian Tale. Perfect for a romantic, vintage scheme, the print, available in two sizes, centres around a delicate trailing blossom design taken from a Victorian screen, interspersed with small birds. The linens, £64 per m, come in 13 pretty colourways, from Blue Cloud to Blossom and Emperor’s Gold, and would make wonderful drapes in an elegant boudoir. Alternatively, add in frill-edged cushions, £75 each, for a floral flourish. SALVAGED STYLE Drawing on design details from across the last three centuries, antiques expert and Salvage Hunters presenter, Drew Pritchard, has teamed up with Barker & Stonehouse to create a collection of British-made upholstery that combines comfort…

1 min.
crafted in day

2 min.
summer refresh

I love styling my home for summer! It’s the perfect time to refresh your space, add some colour and connect your indoor and outdoor living areas. You can open up your windows and doors, and listen to the chirping birds and buzzing bees all day long. Bring the outdoors in I’ve always been passionate about gardening. You’ll often find me pottering around outside pruning and weeding, or even in the vegetable patch. It’s so lovely to be able to bring the outdoors in over summer. I’ll often fill my favourite jugs and vases with a mixture of off cut flowers and buds from the garden and place these all around the house. It brings a sense of life, freshness and greenery to the home, and not forgetting the lovely scents too. A light…