Homes & Gardens May 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

We love this issue’s front cover. Featuring the dreamy study of one of our five inspiring houses, it perfectly captures our enthusiastic embrace of spring. While we continue to focus on striking interior ideas – including more stylish studies (page 64); clever curtain treatments (page 113); artful bathroom wall surfaces (page 156); and beautiful kitchen banquettes (page 163) – we are finally able to turn our gaze outdoors, too. And we have done so with gusto. Gorgeous gardens (from page 130); an expert guide to designing a pergola (page 146); an edit of the best garden table lights, outdoor rugs and alfresco armchairs (from page 55) are all essentials for enjoying nature in style. The icing on the cake? A spring entertaining special – the pretty table settings and easy…

1 min
objects of desire

1. Made from steam-bent cane Rattan daisy mirror, £1,600, Soane Britain 2. Form and pattern ceramics are hot right now Black vase, £80, Talia James at Talia Designer Maker 3. Lighting that delivers colour Small Benson hanging lantern in Garden Green, £3,120, Jamb 4. Pared-back elegance for a home office Swanston desk, £4,008, Harris & Harris 5. Embroidered stitching for a fabulous finish Jasper fabric in Emerald, £114m, No 9 Thompson at Fox Linton 6. Fabric inspired by stories of rural life Antique armchair upholstered in Apple Pickers in Rust, £1,500, Beki Bright…

1 min
smart finds

1. Splashbacks sorted Festive ribbon tiles in Sunshine, £8.94 each, Claybrook 2. Set a stylish dinner table Pashmina table runner, £17.50, The Braided Rug Company at The Hambledon 3. Made from paper mache for an artistic look Dahlia lampshade, £35; Dahlia tall lampshade, £45, both Made 4. Floral art sculpted from metal Handmade variegated tulips, £418 for set of four, Sophie Conran 5. Villa Nova’s debut trimmings collection Trellis border in Arctic, £40m, Villa Nova 6. Crafted using recycled yarns Handwoven gradient cotton throws, £99 each, Original Home at Heal’s 7. Seating full of character Abacus linen dining chair, £298, Graham and Green…

2 min
the may edit

SMALL GARDEN MUST-HAVE With its drop-leaf tabletop and foldable bistro chairs, Habitat’s colourful trough bistro set is designed to optimise outdoor space. Characterised by a deep trough that runs down its central partition, the table offers a unique way to grow herbs and plants or to use as versatile storage space. Colourful trough bistro set, £150, Habitat. LOCKDOWN LAUNCH Started last year. The Glass Studio’s beautiful range of glassware by Janine Limb went on to become a sell-out. The traditionally blown glass means that no two are the same. Susie All Dressed Up, £42, CLEVER COLLAB: BARNEBY GATES X WILLOW CROSSLEY The quintessentially British fabric and wallpaper brand has joined forces with florist-favourite Willow on charming designs: Botanica, inspired by Mary Delaney’s collages and Maharani Block Print, a colourful motif. Botanica in Ivory (pictured),…

1 min
seen on instagram

Tell us about yourself. I’m originally a fashion and textile designer, as well as a designer of interiors and exteriors, gardens and garden wear, and a broadcaster. I bought this Grade II-listed medieval heritage site more than five years ago, and we’re still restoring it. Describe your Instagram account. It shows some of our home’s history and renovations, our letting and unique interiors (which we rely upon to sustain this ancient place), plus the goings-on here, as well as our little flower farm, events and creative artisan products. What is your account’s USP? Our passion for beauty and design, juxtaposed with the authentic history, eccentricity and uniqueness of this place. We attempt to represent all that we do in a creative framework of colour and texture. Which accounts should we follow? @anya.g.rowe for…

1 min
little black book

1. Flow: recycled polyester yarns produced from plastic bottles make up 100% of this collection, £89m, 2. Volar Bio: a 29% biobased leather alternative suitable for upholstery, £53.94lin m, 3. Aitor: a recycled wool chain crossed by an unbleached cotton cord, £180m, 4. Gaïa: made using 52% recycled polyester from plastic bottles and food packaging, £51.50m, 5. Verde: created from off cuts from the fashion industry – a first for the brand, £39.90m,…