Homes & Gardens January 2022

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

1 min
editor’s letters

We have always prided ourselves on championing – and often setting the tone of – British interiors, and this issue is a celebration of their beauty. For our British Style Today story (p47), editorial director Sarah Spiteri interviewed some of the most influential names in the design industry – their responses are fascinating. As expected, they used words such as ‘classic’, ‘craftsmanship’ and ‘comfort’, but I was delighted that ‘flamboyance’, ‘fun’ and ‘gutsy’ made the mix. For me, it’s this eclecticism that makes British design continue to stand out –something perfectly represented in the five extraordinary houses we feature, from a traditional 18th-century Oxfordshire rectory (seen on the front cover) to a lavish and modern London apartment. The 2022 Report (p23) looks at the design trends and names to watch…

4 min
the january edit

THE POWER PATTERN Cole & Son has launched Ardmore Jabula, a second collection that takes its inspiration from the South African ceramic atelier Ardmore. The artisanal work captures the diverse animals and landscape of KwaZulu-Natal, a coastal province of South Africa. Ardmore’s joyful pieces have been translated into a fantastical collection of wallpapers that is an ode to the ceramicist’s wheel and free-flowing paintbrushes, as well as the spirit of the South African land. The Safari Totem design shown here features a climbing composition of hand-rendered leopards, giraffes and elephants. Safari Totem wallpaper, £150 a roll, Cole & Son. 50 YEARS IN DESIGN 2021 marked 50 years in industry for Nina Campbell. She is a powerhouse within the design world, from the opening of her shop on Walton Street, London, and the ongoing collection…

1 min
seen on instagram@water.lane

Tell us about yourself. Water Lane is a walled garden with a vinery and Grade II-listed Victorian glasshouses near Hawkhurst on the Kent and East Sussex borders. We (Nick Selby and Ian James) are restoring the site back into a productive kitchen garden to supply vegetables, fruit and herbs for our restaurant and a cutting garden growing flowers for florists. We have a small lifestyle shop, plants for sale and host workshops and courses throughout the year. How would you best describe your Instagram account? Water Lane dates back to the 1800s and includes a melon house, cucumber house and the peach case, which at 42 metres long is thought to be the longest in the country. We are so excited about this long-term project and sharing the history and some…

3 min
the sustainable home

Without talking down my town, builders are notoriously unreliable here. As I waited for ‘Pop’ to turn up to slate my utility roof on the third occasion, I found myself typing ‘how to slate a roof’ into Google. Minutes later, I was on eBay searching for slates, and Pop, two days and three hours late, was cancelled. I’d found some slates two miles away and soaked up tutorial slating videos online. It’s amazing how quickly things move in the 21st century, isn’t it? With Brogan’s approval, I decided I’d do the roof myself. I arranged to look at the slates, advertised at 85p each, and drove over to see them that afternoon. A man called Brendan welcomed me and showed me to the area where the slates had been left after…

1 min
passion for pattern

8 min
the 2022 report

ARMCHAIR TRAVEL After true global travel disappeared, we turned to our homes for more inward adventures. For 2022, our walls will transport us to faraway lands filled with leafy palms and safari animals. ‘Patterns of far-flung places provide a sense of escapism and make us feel relaxed as we are reminded of holidays,’ says Johanna Bright, head of design at Osborne & Little. ‘Distant landscapes and flora and fauna add a sense of drama to the wall and offer an alternative from the outside world, which we are all craving,’ says Designers Guild’s Tricia Guild. CANDY CANE STRIPES The past is often a soothing balm after challenging times, so winding back the clock will be a key theme for 2022. Eliciting memories of helter skelters, sticks of rock and barber shops, the red…