Homes & Gardens July 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

Do you look back on the summers of your childhood with rose-tinted glasses? I do – blame the pandemic – and this has influenced the subtle theme of nostalgia running through the issue. We seek it out in our decorating shoot – Classics Reimagined (p42); in The Art of Interior Design (p65), our masterclass by pattern supremo Penny Morrison; and in our edits of the very best bistro-style patio tables and cocktail glasses (from p49) – all chosen with your summer entertaining in mind. Talking of which, in Take it Outside (p119) we set the scene for memorable garden parties with pretty patio furniture ideas. We also investigate kitchen gardening (p126) for those of you looking to grow your own; and show you how to make a rose potpourri (p98)…

5 min
the july edit

POWERFUL PATTERNS As a founding member of the Memphis Group, Nathalie Du Pasquier is known for her bold use of colour and clean graphic lines. The artist has collaborated with Mutina on a range of vibrant porcelain tiles, with the 41 different pattern combinations making it ideal for those who like to experiment. Mattonelle Margherita Collection, £159.35sqm, Nathalie Du Pasquier for Mutina at Domus Tiles. BREAK THE MOULD Having discovered a love of ceramics at the start of the pandemic, Henry Holland, former creative director of House of Holland, has created a range of handmade vessels. His work is based on nerikomi, a Japanese technique of folding clay to make organic shapes. Chalice bowl, from £125, Henry Holland Studio. HERO COLLECTION Taking inspiration from nature’s abundance of rich colours, Jane Churchill’s latest collection is full…

1 min
passion for pattern

3 min
the sustainable home

Brogan, my wife and co-director of our business, shares my concerns about environmental degradation. However, I sometimes see a look of exhaustion on her face as I impact-assess a new interiors decision, often concluding wood would be best, as we work through our house. She has a latent skill in spacial composition, which keeps our home from being designed by emissions alone, something I’m grateful for. On our kitchen worktop she put her foot down to no resistance – ‘I don’t want wood, there is too much wood in this house’. Challenge accepted. Low-impact materials not made of wood. I find myself looking around like a man left behind on the moon. A commonly held view when doing up our homes is that if a thing is expensive enough its footprint…

3 min
news name to know

Tell us a little about the background of your business. We’ve known each other since we were 16 and always talked about working together. It was in 2016, when we both found ourselves living in Wiltshire, that we finally took the plunge. Kate had already set up Montes & Clark in 2015 with another old friend, Lucy Montes De Oca. Montes & Clark was looking to share a retail space and as Emily was already sourcing and selling ceramics, baskets and glassware from Portugal and Italy where she has family, it was an obvious fit. Since then we have worked closely to expand the business to encompass as many of the crafts we love and continue to champion the small maker as well as co-operative communities. How do you go about sourcing…

1 min
little black book

INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW @sewsaima – a fantastic embroiderer, artist and educator inspired by Indian folk art. @bygloriagonzales – a brilliant interiors Instagram and blog, passionate about craftsmanship. SHOPS IN LONDON Warris Vianni & Co on Golborne Road is full of wonderful Indian textiles; Barnett Lawson Trimmings Ltd on Little Portland Street is a treasure trove of bits and bobs. ARTISTS WE LOVE George Young, who paints in oil on paper and does woodcut prints; Jamie Clark for stained-glass art.…