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Period Living June 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
Fréquence:
Monthly
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2 min.
editor’s letter

Bringing a sense of the great outdoors into your home has never seemed so vital as it is now, after weeks of being confined to indoors. These four walls are your sanctuary, through good times and bad, and their influence on your happiness and well-being cannot be underestimated. That’s why it’s so important to feel in touch with nature every day, even while inside. Of course, your prime concern must always be to stay safe, and I do hope that you and your loved ones are in good health. But why not take a moment to reflect on your surroundings and make plans for the future? This issue is all about connecting your house and garden, and making the most of summer at home. So even if you can’t put…

1 min.
30th anniversary period living

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…

2 min.
your journal

RENOVATION INSPIRATION Thirty years ago, in 1990, when I was pregnant with my first child, a friend passed on to me a copy of Period Living, to help inspire the nursery decor. It certainly did, and so much more! It was my avid reading of the magazine that gave me the confidence to buy the ivy-covered barn that adjoined our home (above). Despite it being unseen for nearly 40 years, we knew we could bring it back to life. Historic research revealed that it was actually a coach house from the docks on the River Severn and, with the help of builders, we incorporated it into our Grade II-listed home, creating a larger kitchen and an extra bedroom. Plus, we used the barn’s old tin roof on our garden sheds –…

5 min.
journal

Freshly squeezed Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Spain’s Andalusian capital with Cole & Son’s stunning new Seville wallpapers. Featuring fragrant flora to flamenco fans and citrus trees to Moorish ceramics, the collection captures the beauty and rich heritage of the city. Celebrating the fruit synonymous with Seville, this Orange Blossom design is a delicate repeat with a subtle textured feel that pays homage to the regal tapestries found hanging in the Royal Alcázar’s Salón de los Tapices. Pictured in Orange and Spring Green on Parchment, one of three vintage-inspired palettes, it’s guaranteed to bring zest to interiors, £115 per roll. TALENT SPOT ‘I started creating because I wanted to make some bugs and plants to go on my walls,’ says mixed media artist Kate Kato of Kasasagi Designs, who saw her…

2 min.
eye on design

What was the vision for the space? The hut had been perched in a local garden when we found it, looking a little unloved. We agreed to transport the hut to its current position in our garden where it’s shaded by silver birch trees and overlooking a little pond. I asked the local forester, John Harman, to add its characterful thatched roof and commissioned an old friend, Melissa White, to paint the walls and ceiling. I wanted to create a room that makes you feel happy – that you want to return to again and again. What was the inspiration behind the mural? Two things I have always loved are folk art and handcrafted designs; the mural is a marriage of the two. Melissa White has a wonderful historical knowledge and has worked…

1 min.
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