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Period Living May_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.

Pays:
United Kingdom
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Future Publishing Ltd
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2 min.
editor’s letter

Over the seven years I’ve worked on this magazine, I have seen hundreds, if not thousands, of period homes encompassing all eras, sizes and styles. But still, I never fail to be surprised by the high standard of properties that are entered into our awards scheme each year, and impressed by their owners’ individual style. So I couldn’t be more excited to launch our search for Period Living’s Home and Garden of the Year 2020 this month (page 46). Our readers are a modest bunch, and often tell me that they don’t think their cherished home or garden is of an award-winning standard or of interest to others, but I wholeheartedly disagree. We’re not looking for perfect show houses, we just want to see properties that are truly loved, and…

3 min.
your journal

STAR LETTER GREEN FUTURE My Mum is an avid reader of Period Living and while it was on the kitchen island, I decided to pick it up. I read the Editor’s Letter and was hooked! Your work on sustainability is so inspiring and I applaud you for not only being aware of the environment but, more importantly, actually doing something about it now. I am 16 years old and studying A Levels, for which I am working on a project exploring plastic pollution. I was thrilled to see your commitment to move to a plastic-free solution for the magazine subscription copies, and your awareness of the importance of tree replanting. Plastic pollution can destroy our planet, but Period Living is actually doing something right here, right now. We only have one chance…

3 min.
journal

Natural selection Celebrated for her beautifully bold botanical prints, Clarissa Hulse has teamed up with Blinds 2 Go to create a new collection of spirit-lifting window treatments. Featuring vibrant designs that bring together Clarissa’s passion for nature and travel, the blinds and curtains will add a touch of the exotic to any room. Bring new life to a sunroom, as well as essential shade, with Roman blinds in this stunning Tropical Leaf Moss design, from £31.15 for H40xW40cm. TALENT SPOT Introducing designer-maker Josephine Gomersall, who uses mixed media to create beautiful jewellery, artwork and ‘jewellery for the home’, which all seek to highlight the ephemeral beauty of the natural world. Working in a mix of precious metals, her botanical stems can be displayed singularly or grouped together with dried flowers in vintage bottles…

4 min.
news

EYE ON DESIGN Rebecca Craig, head of design at Sanderson, talks about its new collection in collaboration with the National Trust How did the collaboration come about? With Sanderson celebrating its 160th anniversary this year, and the National Trust its 125th, it seemed the ideal time for the two heritage British brands to work together to create a stunning fabric and wallpaper collection. Inspired by the history of the Trust’s country homes, gardens and fenlands, it was the perfect fit to pair with Sanderson’s ethos. Enjoying the National Trust is a lovely way to find special places and make memories, and with Sanderson’s fabric collection you can bring these happy experiences into the home. What was the inspiration behind the designs? Comprising 11 prints based on hand-drawn artworks, seven rich embroideries and two textural weaves,…

1 min.
period living 30th anniversary

In the first ever issue of Period Living, editor Kirstie Rogers announced ‘a new type of home magazine for people who enjoy living in period homes; who enjoy the sense of history, the elegance, the atmosphere, the character, but who can also brave the dry rot, the damp, the seemingly inexhaustible demand on the pocket and patience, to see that character lovingly restored.’ That mission statement could have been written today, and while the magazine has evolved with the times, it still inspires people to live the period home dream. This year, Period Living turns 30, and the team will be celebrating over the coming months with a series of special content. Over the years, dozens of people have contributed to the magazine – from section editors and writers to designers…

5 min.
anniversary giveaway!

HOW TO ENTER One lucky winner will receive a matt black king-size Maud bed topped with a Naturalmat The Splendid mattress, with a total value of £2,660. To be in with a chance of winning, visit realhomes.com/period-livingcompetitions and answer the following question: What type of traditional joints does The Cornish Bed Company hand-cast for its Victorian-style beds? Win a hand-cast iron bed by The Cornish Bed Company Set in the heart of Cornwall, The Cornish Bed Company is one of the legacy working foundries, hand-casting beautiful made-to-order Victorian-style beds, day beds, four-poster beds and dog beds. Its dedicated and talented craftsmen have amassed a collective skill of over 100 years. They hand-cast traditional knuckle joints (the staple of a true Victorian cast-iron bed), creating future heirlooms and antiques. Every bed is hand-poured and…