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Period Living November 2019

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
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2 min.
editor’s letter

Growing up in a modern house, I was always fascinated by heritage properties, with their picture-postcard façades and hidden histories. That passion never faded and today I am privileged to edit this magazine and be immersed in the world of period homes. The absolute highlight of my job is judging our annual awards scheme, and getting a unique insight into readers’ own projects. It’s such a joy for the team to look at all the entries, and read the stories about how people created their dream homes and gardens, often over the course of many years. This issue, we feature Period Living’s home and garden of the year in full glory (page 35), and reveal our category winners and runners up, who will all be featured in forthcoming issues. Home…

5 min.

Sitting pretty If there’s any time to invest in a new suite it’s autumn, all ready for snuggling up during the long winter evenings. New from Nordic House, the Allegra velvet range in delicate Chiffon Pink oozes timeless elegance and is perfect for creating a calm yet cosy feel. Team with plenty of sheepskins for extra hygge magic. From £1,195 for an armchair. WE’RE SORRY! Thanks to our discerning, star-baking readers, we became aware of a type error in last month’s Lavender Shortbread recipe. Our sincere apologies for any baking disasters encountered; the correct quantity of butter should be 225g. Happy baking! TALENT SPOT East London-based designer Beatrice Larkin designs timeless soft merino wall textiles for the home. Capturing a distinctive look she describes as ‘softened geometric’, the sophisticated weaves are a creative balance of…

2 min.
eye on design

What’s the story behind Loom & Last? Previously trading as the Natural Curtain Company, Loom & Last offers beautiful bedlinens, curtains and interior textiles made using the finest materials, from Egyptian cotton and French linen to baby alpaca wool, lambswool and pure wool. The idea for Loom & Last was born out of demand from customers who loved the Natural Curtain Company’s curtains and wanted the same quality and care given to their bedlinens. A lot of time has gone into sourcing the best suppliers from across the globe, that have a high level of attention to detail and really put love and care into the products we create. What is Loom & Last doing to minimise impact on the environment? We take every opportunity to reduce our impact. Our French…

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switch on

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new romantics

FLORAL FANCY Nothing says romance like the classic English rose. For a fresh take on traditional country designs, dare to go dark with this striking Rose wallpaper in Cerise, Burnt Orange and Deep Black, from Cole & Son. Part of the Botanica collection, it’s guaranteed to turn heads in a dining room. £105 per roll. STILL LIFE If you’re a fan of historic florals and are colour confident, why not create the ultimate feature wall with an oversized mural? Evoking the grandeur of the Dutch Golden Age, this enlarged version of Jan Davidsz. De Heem’s A Vase of Flowers with Berries and Insects, is perfectly paired with a luxurious velvet sofa. £40 per m2 from the Ashmolean Museum Collection at Surface View. PRINTS CHARMING Luxury fabric brand Arley House has a wealth…

6 min.
stroke of genius

Jonathon Marc Mendes’ creative career trajectory over the past five years reads like a textbook example of the powers of social media. Word of his talent at transforming furniture with skilful paint techniques quickly spread in the virtual world after he started ‘messing around without any training or knowledge,’ and then showcased his first few ‘hobbyist’ experiments online. Before long he was spotted by Chalk Paint pioneer Annie Sloan, who in 2017, invited him to be her painter in residence. Subsequently ‘embraced’ by her global social network, he had soon accumulated an online following of about 50,000, eagerly awaiting each post of his latest creations, and he was invited to teach his paint techniques all over the world. ‘Before then I hadn’t travelled much, but in the last two years…