Homes & Gardens April 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
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12 Issues

in this issue

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I cannot be the only one who’s been looking for escapism in the past few weeks. It’s evident in the TV shows I’ve been watching – frothy period dramas and travel shows featuring exotic locations – and in the straw polls I’m conducting: will a summer holiday be possible?; will we enjoy the same glorious spring weather we had last year?; and will we spend Easter with family? Whatever the reality, I’m putting optimism first: escape of some kind is on the horizon, and this issue matches my mood. Our decorating feature, The Great Escape (page 51), kicks off the wishful thinking with a tour of faraway lands through the latest wallpapers, fabrics and furnishings. Dream Big (page 131) takes a new look at glass extensions and conservatory designs –…

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objects of desire

1. Our favourite from the new collection: Mancora cushion, £90, William Yeoward 2. Perfect for those awkward spaces: Antrim dining table, £1,895, Oka 3. The indie collaboration: Eight sphere arch candleholder, £65, Mantel x Terra at Mantel 4. Give a nod to nature with: Dunbridge table lamp, £612, Vaughan 5. Artwork from a lockdown series: Tête à Tête III, £500, Abigail Booth for Forest & Found 6. Celebrating raw imperfections: The Whittle Chair, £795, Knowles & Christou 7. Making waves this season: Maiva dancing basket, from £33, The Basket Room &…

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smart finds

1. Our favourite fair-trade find: Jute chevron mat, £80, Maison Bengal 2. Sustainably sourced from Suffolk: Elm board 2, £46; Ebonised oak board 2, £46, all Hyrst 3. Go for green glass this spring: Glass decanter, £29, Pols Potten at Arket 4. Cane has had a colourful update: Traditional cane chair, £310, Hadeda 5. Decorate your walls with chunky ceramics: Duplum mirror, £190, Nicholai Wiig Hansen for Raawii 6. Handmade on the high street: Abstract vase, £30, Liz Vidal for Toast 7. Illuminate a room for less: Floor lamp, £59.99, H&M Home &…

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the april edit

RISING TALENT Porada continues to encourage and promote a new generation of designers with its International Design Award. Niccolò Devetag recently won the award with his Pebble sideboard design, which has been introduced to the brand’s existing Twenty collection. Pebble sideboard, price on request, Niccolò Devetag for Porada. OPENING THIS MONTH: ROGER OATES DESIGN This best-loved flooring brand is opening the doors of a new flagship space. Situated on the second floor of an old flour mill in Chelsea Wharf, the studio benefits from lots of natural light to view the brand’s distinctive stair runners and rug designs, as well as its homeware. Unit 31/31a, Chelsea Wharf, 15 Lots Road, London SW10 0Q, A CLASSIC FOR TODAY With its traditional turned legs and pleated arm detail, Neptune’s Olivia Empress sofa offers a quintessentially English…

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seen on instagram @marialemesurier

Tell us about yourself. I’m an interior stylist and creative director of furniture business WoodEdit, based in West Sussex. My husband Paul makes all our pieces in his workshop opposite our house, where we live with our five children. I’m passionate about nature, the sea and living simply, which is reflected in my work. Describe your Instagram account. It’s largely photographs of our home to show how I style and use our furniture. Life is busy with a family of seven, so I like to live quite minimally, but with a cosy feel. I collect branches and use them to bring our brand, and house, alive. It’s all about being real – I use what I see and is in season. What is your account’s USP? The use of nature, a lot…

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hot right now

NURTURE SEEDLINGS A modern take on a classic, the new Liba watering can is made from recycled plastic, £75, Ferm Living. KEEP PROTECTED These leather gloves are soft but tough enough to tackle your green space safely, £29, Labour and Wait. GET SOWING Seeds have never looked so good. These packs are the perfect gift for a gardener, £2.99 each, Piccolo at Sous Chef. ESSENTIAL TOOL Made in Japan, this trowel is designed for lighter gardening jobs – perfect for the potting shed. Moko trowel, £59, Niwaki. STORE SAFELY Protect your plants and free up space in the greenhouse with this Foxmore raised cold frame, £140, Garden Trading. POTTING UP This pot is suitable for outdoor use, frost resistant and includes a saucer for drainage. Elizabeth pot and saucer, £17, Bergs Potter at Amara.…