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Homes & Antiques November 2018

Homes & Antiques is the magazine for people who love great design and beautiful objects from every era, providing a unique mix of the very best of the old with the very best of the new. That's why, as well as being the official magazine of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, every issue delivers an inspirational blend of heritage and lifestyle.

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antiques to fall for

As we layer up the blankets and the central heating ticks back into action after the long summer, at H&A we find ourselves in the mood to celebrate all the colour and fruitfulness of the new season. Whether it’s the collection of cosy, autumnal homes for you to escape into (each is brimming with covetable antiques, from upcycled treasures in Gayle’s Lincolnshire townhouse (p68) to authentic Georgian furniture in Andrew’s carefully curated London home (p94)) or our celebration of Morris & Co’s Sussex Chair – with its rush seating and rich dark wood – there’s plenty for lovers of autumn to enjoy. We also thought this was the perfect time of year to explore new ways to add atmosphere to your home with lighting (p78), and to look back at the…

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my five favourite pieces in this issue…

FIELDS OF GOLD One of Coco Chanel’s favourite motifs for interiors, the gilt wheatsheaf is a chic autumnal addition. OLD DOG, NEW TRICKS I adore Alex Sickling’s modern take on the Staffordshire dog. They look beautiful styled with pairs of originals. WREATH READY This sweet knocker might be the update my front door needs ahead of its (whisper it) Christmas wreath. OUT OF THE BLUE These 1960s Scandi vases have pointed me in a new direction for my budding blue glassware collection. GUESSING GAME Can you work out how much this beautiful, 400-year-old wooden chest fetched at auction?…

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this month’s contributors

Georgia Burns Photographed ‘Dutch Drama’ page 86 Georgia is a freelance photographer who discovered her love of interiors at university. Since graduating a few years ago, she has been shooting for clients and editorially for a number of magazines. ‘I love a spot of DIY and I especially like upcycling vintage furniture. I recently painted a 1950s sideboard, which I found in a charity shop, in Annie Sloan paint for my mum.’ Simion Hawtin-Smith Talks to us in ‘Meet the Maker’ page 38 Simion is a furniture upholsterer based near Manchester who reinvents antique and vintage chairs using bold fabrics and colours. You may have seen some of his quirky creations on BBC One’s›Money for Nothing.› ‘I’m not afraid of a big DIY project –›I recently converted my mezzanine into an area to work in…

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Art to Heart I absolutely loved the Art Issue. It gave me real food for thought, with great ideas for those of us on tight budgets. My three children, all under 10, currently share a room and it has been very difficult styling a space for their individual tastes. However, with inspiration from your magazine, we have agreed on a few personal touches. We loved the Indian glass painting and have since sourced our own. Thank you! Kirsty Oliver, via email Table Talk On my return from holiday, I was delighted to see my Astro coffee table in the ‘Top Tables’ article in the August issue. Married in 1965, my husband and I loved this design, but could not afford one at the time. I eventually found one on eBay in the mid-Nineties, which…

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the month

the COLLABORATION SOFA WORKSHOP X V&A Drawing on the rich archive of patterns and artworks, the V&A’s new collaboration with Sofa Workshop features vivacious prints and bold colours that are perfect for brightening up the autumnal gloom. The Thurloe sofa in Love Birds Saffron is available from £2,999, and the Thurloe Footstool in Love Birds Cobalt from £599. sofaworkshop.com the SALE MARIE ANTOINETTE’S JEWELLERY One of the world’s most important jewellery collections will be sold at Sotheby’s Geneva on 12th November – Royal Jewels from the Bourbon-Parma Family. The sparkling lots span centuries of history, and a few glittering pieces once belonged to Marie Antoinette. sothebys.com the PATTERN INSPIRED BY VERSAILLES Speaking of Queen Marie Antoinette and iconic French designs, we adore this new Montserrat duvet cover from Wallace Cotton. Inspired by the symmetrical ornamental gardens at the…

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style . now.

SECOND NATURE Often the go-to brand for interiors mavens, Farrow & Ball paints are always richly pigmented and vibrant in colour. Which is why we were especially excited to learn that, after two years of hard work, the company has released nine new delectable hues. We’re particularly fond of this subtle shade called School House White (No. 291). Prices start from £45 for 2.5l of Estate Emulsion. 01202 876141; farrow-ball.com CANDY STRIPES Move over metro tiles, there’s a new kid on the block: square and hexagonal pastel-toned, cement tiles. Inspired by Victorian encaustic tiles, which featured similarly graphic, monochrome patterns, these beauties from Otto Tiles & Design can either be laid straight to elongate a room, or at 90 degree angles to create a striking patchwork effect. Prices start from £5.60 per tile. 020 3488…