Homes & Gardens February 2021

Published by TI Media Limited 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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
editor’s letter

Our relationship with where we live has changed. Over the last year, where possible, people have found sanctuaries in their houses and gardens. I believe this shift, the new value placed on the importance of home, is a permanent one. As a result, this magazine’s subject matter is more relevant than ever. Making home a comforting and comfortable place brings joy: design does influence state of mind. So herewith lies this issue’s theme. We focused our content plan around decorating, renovating and refreshing – as we know that now’s the time to invest in making your space feel as good as it can. Worth flagging are our striking storage design ideas, the new section dedicated to kitchen and bathroom projects and our advice feature on staying within budget. I was…

3 min

TURN OVER A NEW LEAF The latest furniture range from KDLoves includes two shapely headboard styles: the romantic silhouette of the Emma (front) and Nicholas with its sweeping curves (both from £750). The brand also debuts its first in-house designed fabric in the form of Large Oak Leaves (shown on Emma) and Scattered Oak Leaves (on Nicholas), offered in neutral tones as well as KDLoves signature bright hues. GREAT DISCOVERY Good news for fans of upholstered walls. While Fermoie was working on its latest design called Astrea – a floral inspired by frescos and wall hangings (shown, £130m) – it began investigating paper-backing its fabrics. The brand is now able to offer a full paper-backing service on all its existing textile designs, allowing customers to bring their walls to life as well as…

4 min
at one with nature

Tucked between land, sky and ocean, Fran Derham and Michael Robertson’s retreat in rural Victoria has been built as a home for all seasons. The house and shed, linked by a timber bridge and built entirely from scratch by the couple to sleep 10, ‘is very encompassing in the winter and quintessentially Australian in the summer,’ says Fran. With sweeping views afforded by a 360-degree deck, ‘you’re really at one with the weather here.’ When it rains, ‘you inhale the sight and sound of it from the couch or bed; and when it’s sunny, you can soak it up outside, from east to west, with coffee, birdsong and kangaroos grazing nearby in the morning or a glass of wine, set against a sunset soundtrack of cicadas, in the evening,’ she…

1 min
insider insight

Fran Derham shares her style inspiration and loves GO-TO COLOUR I choose a colour according to a house’s ‘purpose’ – if it’s a beach house, it’s shades of blue. If it’s a country house, I go with browns and greens. SMALL CHANGE, BIG IMPACT Turning the powder room under the stairs into the pantry. I don’t know what I would have done with all the food! MUSEUM TO VISIT Musée d’Orsay in Paris or the Dia:Beacon in New York. Having studied art history, I love the Impressionists and the art of en plein air; by contrast, I like Dan Flavin, Richard Serra and Sol LeWitt. WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION In the water – in the ocean or in the shower – are places where ideas flow. NEXT GAME CHANGER IN DESIGN David Attenborough –…

2 min
checks & stripes

MIX AND MATCH Patterns in different scales create the right balance in this elegant sitting room. Wall in Setting Plaster; hall in Cornforth White, both estate emulsion, £47.95 for 2.5ltr, Farrow & Ball. Cahiers d’Art prints in hall, £195 each, Lassco. Hanbury Stone rug, £1,682, Roger Oates. Virginia armchairs, £1,675 each, Love Your Home; covered in Devon Stripe in Sage, £32.50m, Ian Mankin. Cushions in Elmer in Charcoal, £35m, Romo. Aurora footstool in Cosmos Check in Pepper, £395, Ceraudo. Burke coffee table, £2,517, Arteriors. Scarab vase, £95, Oka. On wall: Washed Stripes giclee print, £190, Adam Watts at Artists & Objects. Noir French cane cabinet, £650, French Connection. Cream vase, from a selection, H&M Home. Palm Springs urn vase, £625, Jonathan Adler An ottoman with a frilled edge adds a delicate feel and…

2 min
out & about

DISCOVER: CREATE ACADEMY Be inspired and hone new skills with guided tutorials from industry experts at Create Academy. Through their online courses, you can learn the principles of interior design with Rita Konig or how to eat well with nutritional therapist Amelia Freer. We’re excited to join florist and stylist Willow Crossley from her Oxfordshire barn as she shares her know-how on arranging and sourcing flowers and plants. Learn about seasonal cutting guides and how to make arrangements for your table, as Willow shows the techniques and tools she uses. Each course costs £127 and is broken down into short video lessons to absorb at your own pace. STAY: KIP HIDEAWAYS Our need to explore and search out new places may have been quietly simmering over the past year, but as we…