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Homes & Gardens

Homes & Gardens May 2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Homes & Gardens celebrates the beauty of classic and contemporary style. Real-life homes with stunning photography deliver inspirational decorating while remaining real and relevant. Homes & Gardens is the ultimate sourcebook of beautiful ideas and detailed information, inspiring its readers to become their own interior designers.

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1 min.
editor’s note

I love that we have put a pantry on this month’s cover. Besides being beautiful and full of ideas, it reflects the trend coming through in spatial design that sees contemporary properties, big and small, ‘speccing’ dedicated prep kitchens. The space we show is by interior designer Tom Cox. As a whole, I am very inspired by his cottage restoration in the Chiltern Hills (page 28). He has reinterpreted period style for 2019, updating classic tropes for the way we live now. Take, for example, his bespoke kitchen island. Its design was inspired by the preparation tables at the 16th-century country pile Burghley House, but it has been brought up to date with a worn ebony finish, copper shelf and brass handles. With just one month to go until our Centenary…

3 min.

TRES CHIC We love Antoinette Poisson’s revival of floral and geometric 18th-century domino papers. And the dainty motifs are now available on tableware, thanks to the French brand’s collaboration with earthenware company Faïencerie de Gien. The Dominoté collection starts at €30 for a candy tray, and you’ll find chevrons, roses and chintz across mugs, plates, bowls and serving platters. TRUE BLUE A new name to know for beautiful fabrics is Güell Lamadrid. Already an established brand in Europe, its wares are available to buy in the UK. La Cala (shown) by Lázaro Rosa-Violán is a collection of 10 printed cottons, from £61.50m, in indigo blue, blush pink and warm grey. Instagram inspiration Mark Cropper of @paper.maker is a sixth-generation papermaker with a keen eye for romantic landscapes and architectural details. He’s captivated us with his…

2 min.
one to watch

Q How did you start out creating your artwork? I discovered printmaking on a foundation course at City & Guilds of London Art School. After that I did a printmaking degree at Brighton University focusing on processes: etching, screen-printing, woodblock printing and lithography. It was when I started drawing furniture that it all fell into place. My dad used to be an antiques dealer and my mother was an interior designer, so design and decoration played a big part in my childhood. Q Where do your ideas come from and what inspires you? “I PREFER TO DRAW THINGS AS I SEE THEM RATHER THAN AS THEY ARE, SO THEY’RE SLIGHTLY DISTORTED” My inspiration comes from the home and domesticity. I cut things out from interiors magazines. I’m also inspired by Matisse – and travel;…

4 min.
signature style

When Tom Cox first saw his home, situated in the Chiltern Hills with picturesque views over Maidensgrove Common, this panorama over an area of outstanding natural beauty was entirely hidden. Now overgrown leylandii have been replaced with elegant beech hedging, transforming this former blot on the landscape into a much-admired vista. ‘The plot was ripe for change,’ says Tom. ‘I kept the core of the former cottage and worked with my architect to design an extended home that would include a spacious central kitchen and vaulted barn extension.’ Visually inspired by property design in The Hamptons and Belgium, Tom wanted to create a sophisticated home with an eclectic ridge line and compelling flow, that would feel original and quirky, rather than boxy and new build. ‘Keeping part of the original structure…

2 min.
design details

ART ILLUMINATION Tom likes to create the unexpected in a kitchen setting. Using brass picture lights above abstract artwork adds depth and gives a modern edge to a traditional scheme. The bright orange painting here – T.S. Waste by Brad Teodoruk – contrasts with the classic units by Hám Interiors, painted in Fired Earth’s Cobble, bringing the room to life. WHERE TO SOURCE PICTURE LIGHTS A brass fixture like the one in Tom’s kitchen, which is available to order from Hám Interiors, has timeless appeal. DISTINCTIVE EXTERIOR Influenced by American and Flemish styles, the outside of the house has been artfully reimagined to include painted cedar cladding and discreet limestone rendered elevations, creating a softer, more natural finish. Handmade bluestone sills and bespoke doors and windows painted in a dark-green shade from the RAL colour…

6 min.
out of the blue

Inspired by the elaborately painted azulejos seen on buildings throughout Portugal, this hallway embraces pattern, with decorative floor tiles that continue up the wall. An iconic Delft-style trailing stem motif makes a striking statement on a sofa. Pair with simple, sculptural furniture and choose accessories that pick out the vibrant blue hue. From subtle contemporary wallpapers to full-on decorative fabrics, classic blue-and-white tile-inspired designs are enjoying a renaissance. Subtle tones and delicate details adorn this collection of pieces that celebrate both traditional techniques and a re-imagining of Delftware. Bring pattern into your home in unexpected ways. This contemporary space is softened with a striking linen tablecloth, adding richness and warmth. Add interest to a quiet corner by displaying an eclectic mix of decorative plates on your wall. Play with scale and size to curate a…