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Period Living April 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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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2 min.
editor’s letter

Welcome to this special anniversary issue of Period Living. Thirty years ago, the magazine launched with the aim of inspiring period homeowners with real projects and decorating ideas, as well as offering the latest advice on how to maintain and renovate an old house. A lot has changed since then – with the internet transforming the way we consume content – but our brand mission remains the same. In preparation for this issue, I spent several very enjoyable afternoons delving into the archives to seek out highlights and find out how we’ve evolved since 1990 (page 38). It’s amazing how far magazine production has come along – think dark, fuzzy images and black and white adverts – and fashions have certainly moved on. However, it’s lovely to see that we’re…

2 min.
your journal

This month’s star letter writer wins a Bettys Easter hamper, worth £75. It is filled with a whole host of lovely treats, including spiced biscuits, hand-painted ganache eggs, and a selection of delicious Simnel bites. NEW MOVE My husband and I have always lived in modern houses, so were able to make alterations to them whenever we wanted. Two months ago, we made a change and bought a Grade II-listed cottage (below left) in a tiny hamlet, which is also in a conservation area. Now we have to look closely at the building that we have and bring out the best of the features in each room. No more ripping out that old kitchen just because we don’t like it – we embrace the fact that it’s expertly made of solid wood and…

5 min.

Simple pleasures As the days get warmer, venture outside to enjoy lunch in the fresh spring air. The White Company has everything you need for a calm, natural celebration, from crisp white linen tablecloths, from £75, and gingham napkins, £25 for 4, to its seagrass woven placemats, £16 for 2, and bottle holder, £25. TALENT SPOT Drawing on her passion for historic homes and the stories they have to tell, illustrator Kate Highmore creates beautiful house portraits for proud owners to cherish. ‘The first property I bought was a beautiful apartment in a Victorian villa in Sheffield’s Nether Edge,’ says Kate. ‘It sparked my love for historic architecture and a desire to capture period homes.’ When she’s not in the studio Kate loves to wander around the neighbourhood noticing the wide variations in…

1 min.
easter treats

ON THE BOOK SHELF Looking to create a happier, healthier home? Simply Living Well: A guide to creating a natural low-waste home, by Julia Watkins, is packed full of ideas for embracing sustainable living. Covering the kitchen, cleaning, wellness and gardening, the book contains easy updates and recipes on how to make non-toxic tumble dryer sheets, scrap apple cider vinegar and more. (£16.99, Hardie Grant) RAY OF SUNSHINE Brighten up your Easter table with the new Blushing Birds yellow tableware from Pip Studio. Plate, 21cm, £11; Cappuccino cup, £14, egg cup, £4, all available at Daisy Park. Must visit Celebrating British coastal culture between the First and Second World Wars, Art Deco by the Sea is a major new exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre that examines how the Art Deco style shaped the modern seaside…

1 min.
floral fancy

1 min.
sitting comfortably