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Period Living January 2020

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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Future Publishing Ltd
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2 min.
editor’s letter

New year is a time to reflect on the year that was, and make plans for the year to come. Every January I make a long list of resolutions for transforming my home, health and happiness, but I rarely manage more than one or two. However, in 2019 I did achieve many other things that hadn’t occurred to me last year, from creating a rose bed to rediscovering my love of painting. So, this time, instead of setting myself up to fail, I am going to take each day as it comes and focus on the things that really matter. To help you get 2020 off on the right foot, this issue contains everything you need to improve and maintain your home and garden, with a guide to starting key…

1 min.
your journal

STAR LETTER I thoroughly enjoyed the December issue, it was fabulously festive - just what I needed to get me into the Christmas spirit. I particularly loved the 1920s photographs. It took me back to sitting with my mother, looking through her photo albums as she told me about what life was like when she was young, living in Peterborough. Thank you for bringing back such a lovely, nostalgic memory. Judith Cartright from Wigan This month’s star letter wins a delicious box of chocolates from Chocolate & Love. Readers can save 15 per cent with code PERIODLIVINGLOVESCHOC15 REAL HOME INSPIR ATION I moved from Surrey two-and-a-half years ago to rural France, where I am renovating a 14th-century manor house. I’ve been looking for ideas for the kitchen and finding this photo, which is pretty…

5 min.

Be our guest Are you playing host this New Year’s Eve? Create a welcoming atmosphere with flaming colours and flickering candlelight. Transform dining room walls with a cocooning shade such as Neptune’s Chestnut, from £38 for 2.5ltrs of matt emulsion, or add its sumptuous Florence Isla Fox velvet cushions, £50 each, for an instant update. A console table is a handy piece for entertaining; perfect for serving drinks, setting out party food or simply for seasonal displays. With its brass finish, Neptune’s Keswick design, £765, brings seasonal sparkle. Also pictured are the Arundel dining table in darkened oak, £1,695, Arundel bench, £455, and Amelia armchair in Isla Swallow velvet, £730. Family affair Established in 1978, British family business Crowson Fabrics became one of the world’s leading designers and producers of home furnishings. In…

1 min.
setting the scene

1 I like to look to the forest floor for inspiration; bringing what can often go missed to the centre of attention. Moss is a wonderful way to make a table look lush and works wonders at filling in little gaps. It can be tucked around vases, candle holders, pieces of seasonal fruit… anything! 2 For a show-stopping centrepiece, try encasing flowers in bell jars to add romance, opulence and a cabinet of curiosity feel. It really showcases the flowers as precious and delicate. I chose hellebores, tulips, Quicksand roses, eucalyptus and fritillaria. 3 Look outdoors. Small potted plants can be brought in from a windowsill or garden and placed directly on the table for the evening. Place a little moss around the base of the plant to cover the soil. Curved…

3 min.
simply scandi

A MAGICAL CELEBRATION You don’t need flamboyant pattern and colour to turn heads in a dining room. Instead channel the Danish concept of hygge and create a mood of cosiness and wellness using neutral pieces and plenty of candlelight. Set the tone for a laid-back gathering by switching traditional chairs for The White Company’s Curly sheepskin benches, £695 each, and dress the table with its simple yet stylish tableware and accessories. Seville linen tablecloth, £75; Bruton cutlery, £140 for a 24-piece set; Portobello grey tableware, from £10 for a side plate; printed stripe napkins in white/ natural, £25 for 4; fireplace lantern, £45; candlesticks, from £20. QUIET CORNERS Amid the stresses of everyday life it’s important that our homes are sanctuary spaces designed to optimise precious moments of calm. Factor in wellness and…

5 min.
blossoming talent

‘Joyful. That’s a key word to describe my ceramics,’ explains Rachael Cocker, nodding to her collection of plates and platters. In myriad bright and vivid colours, they depict her signature stylised, freehand floral motifs in subtle symmetry. ‘The joy that comes from making my pieces and bringing that to someone’s home is at the root of my work.’ The whitewashed walls of her large attic studio, nestling under the eaves of a 17th-century listed building in the coastal Norfolk town of Great Yarmouth, are covered with examples of her bright and beautiful artwork – the bold splashes of colour singing out against the pale backdrop. With their appealing fluidity and playfulness, the influences of folk art and naive styles of painting are evident in her designs. ‘I have always been drawn…