Homes & Gardens June 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

I feel torn about the emergence from lockdown we’re all experiencing. How we inhabit our homes has changed dramatically in the past year and I appreciate mine more than I did a year ago, despite inevitable frustrations. And being able to enjoy warmer weather in the garden makes ‘escape’ feel less pressing still. This issue encapsulates the moment in which we’re living. UK-bound for now, I’m travelling vicariously through the houses we feature: including a gorgeous home overlooking Sydney Harbour (p80) and Heidi Caillier’s stunning period house in Seattle (p98). In anticipation of hot weather, I’ve loved our edit of the best outdoor fabrics and garden benches (p27 & p54) and also our look into dry gardening – think sustainable, Mediterranean gardens (p136). Forward-thinking, in Split Decision (p69) we explore broken-plan…

1 min
objects of desire

1. Curves and colour Countess square mirror, £2,095.20, Julian Chichester 2. Seating goes sculptural Stephen armchair, £890, Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam 3. Pretty plaster finish Arrow wall light, £1,500, Alexandra Robinson for The New Craftsmen 4. Go for spring greens Sunago vinyl wallpaper in W7551-01, £97 a roll, Osborne & Little 5. Soft seating with flair Flag fabric in Yellow 004, £140m, Fermoie; shown on Cylinder stool, £335, David Seyfried 6. Scenic-looking storage Landscape sideboard, £1,798, Anthropologie 7. An artist’s impression Theatre pot 3, £540, Katie Moore at M.A.H…

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smart finds

1. Laid-back linen with a twist Wes Gingham frill cushion, £68, Projektityyny at Liberty London 2. Jute goes graphic on the floor Braided rug, £120, Madam Stoltz at Reste 3. Get ready for summertime tablescaping Glazed Totem candleholders, £101.89 for 2, Tina Vaia 4. Dine in style with a revamped classic Madeleine bistro chair, £220, Ceraudo 5. A favourite material goes stripy Large rattan ceiling lamp, £89.99, Zara Home 6. Strong all-rounder Slingshot coffee table (with floor cushion), £595, Loaf…

3 min
the june edit

CLASSIC CANE, WITH A TWIST This summer, our love affair with rattan continues with the launch of the light and stylish painted furniture range by Birdie Fortescue. The Teras collection includes a headboard, sofa, side table and dining chairs, all available in refreshing shades of Aegean Blue, Rose Pink or Basil Green. Shown here is the double headboard, £250. FORM MEETS FUNCTION The Flower table was originally designed by Alexander Girard in the 1950s for the interior of the famous Miller House in Indiana. It has since been developed in powder-coated steel for use indoors and out and comes in a choice of colours in two sizes, from £549, Vitra. COLLECTION TO LOVE: LASCOMBE HILL Inspired by a passion for antiques, furniture designer and dealer Robin Myerscough teamed up with master cabinetmaker David Ellis of…

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seen on instagram

Tell us about yourself. I am an interior designer based in Parsons Green, London. I work with a wonderful, close-knit team, mainly on high-end residential projects in the UK and overseas. Describe your Instagram account. For me, it shouldn’t be all about expertly shot photos of our completed projects (although that is a key part). I like to include posts and stories showing all aspects of the design process, from messy piles of fabrics to clean-lined perspective sketches. It’s also important to celebrate and share the work of others that inspires you. What is your account’s USP? Central to my aesthetic is the interweaving of tradition and imagination – a playful blending of opposites; a dash of unexpected colour or detailing. Which accounts would you recommend we follow? @theartregister brings great art from…

3 min
the sustainable home

Earlier this year, I described our ambitions for our tiny garden to be shared with wildlife. We’ve had great successes with birds and insects visiting or residing where there was previously only concrete. Most gardens this close to Margate seafront these days are car parking spaces, sadly, so we bucked the trend by ripping up ours and laying it to productivity for nature. I’m really invigorated to see more people than ever on social media supporting campaigns like No Mow May and letting wild flowers grow in their lawns to attract more insects, but all of this is in vain if we are applying pressure to nature in more stressed areas, like agricultural land. That the most threatened group of British wildlife species are farmland birds, down 50% since 1970, is…