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House and Garden December 2018

House & Garden unlocks the door to an array of unique homes and outdoor features, ranging from town houses and converted barns to fabulous modern apartments and island retreats. Outdoor features are equally varied, including cottage gardens, water gardens and chic, city courtyards. House & Garden provides an invaluable sourcebook of ideas, from design and decoration to the best of travel, delicious recipes and fine wine. Britain’s most glamorous, inspiring and influential design and decoration magazine.

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this month’s contributors

ANDERS GRAMERPhotographerAnders Gramer takes a practical approach to his own house: ‘I’m more likely to be finding storage solutions than decorating.’ Yet his passion is ‘creating beautiful images of interiors’. Anders can sometimes be found working on art projects, attending a meditation group and playing with his two-year-old son, Mattias. He is also part of Creative CoOp, which helps up-and-coming designers produce images that magazines would want to use. For this issue, Anders photographed ‘All the trimmings’ (from page 59).What are your plans for this Christmas? ‘I’ll be in Sweden with my family. We have a big gathering on December 25 with smorgasbord and snaps, then a walk to church.’ANNIE GATTIWriter‘I never thought about writing about gardens until I had to stand in for the gardens and food editor at…

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from the editor

Wallpaper background: ‘Osmunda Frond’ (ivy on stone), from SoaneChristmas preparations are now beginning for most of us – even if only as a vague mental list – and, in this December issue, we have gone all out with ideas and inspiration for presents, decorating and food. We have Sally Clarke’s advice on cooking a goose for Christmas Day (from page 133), a grand country house ready to host the largest of house parties (from page 82), our selection of the 10 best places to find out-of-the-ordinary presents (from page 33) and Rita Konig discussing her desire to return to tinsel and coloured tree lights (on page 69). We have even created tree decorations from trimmings to help stir your festive enthusiasm (pages 59–60).Presents that are interiors related can make for…

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let it glow

1 ‘L1000’ Arts and Crafts nickel-plated bronze sconce, 32 x 17 x 13cm, £1,620 for a pair, from Carlton Davidson. 2 Iron ‘Wall Mounted Candlestick’ (gold leaf), 35 x 6 x 10cm, $275, from Casamidy. 3 Brass ‘Double Candle Sconce’, 30.5 x 21.6 x 6.4cm, £118, from Jane Knapp. 4 Hand-beaten pewter ‘Candle Sconce No5’, 15 x 15 x 6cm, £195, from The Shop Floor Project. 5 Steel ‘Friston Double Candle Sconce’ (beeswax), 24 x 21 x 11.5cm, £59, from Jim Lawrence. 6 Pewter ‘Fausto Wall Sconce Candlestick’, 28 x 14 x 7cm, £158, from Cosi Tabellini. 7 Brass ‘Leland Wall Candle Holder’, 6 x 7 x 10cm, £26, from Rowen & Wren. ‘Fez’ wallpaper (paprika), 137cm wide, £79 a metre, from Guy Goodfellow Collection. Tablecloth, nineteenth-century ‘Vegetable Dyed Linen…

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Cotton ‘Palm Ikat Cushion’ (pink & green), by Archive New York, 30 x 50cm, £105, from Couverture & The GarbstoreWrought-iron ‘Iznik Shelf Uprights’, 205 x 40 x 3cm, €1,030 each (excluding wooden shelves), from Emery & CieHand-painted lacquered ‘Large Etienne Tray’ (green), by Luke Edward Hall & The Lacquer Company, 40 x 60cm, £395, from Luke Edward Hall‘Rabbit’ and ‘Bear’ pressed brass decorations, from 5cm high, £5.50 each, from RE‘Apollo Cocktail Chairs’ (emerald), 82.5 x 56 x 62cm, £2,995 each, from Luke Edward HallCrackers (multicolour), £20 for a set of 6, from Habitat e (RICH KENWORTHY; WING CHAN)‘Modernist Bird’ hand-painted papiermâché and ribbon decorations, 11cm wide, £12 each, from The Shop Floor Project‘Weeds & Wildflowers’ stoneware platter, 32 x 25cm, £55, from Rachael CockerHand-block-printed cotton ‘Eiderdowns’ (aubergine, sky blue), by…

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1 Wool ‘Corona Blanket’ (grey rose), by Lapuan Kankurit, 170 x 130cm, £93, from Skandium.2 Lambswool ‘Olle Blanket’ (blue/off white), by Klippan, 200 x 130cm, £55, from Arket.3 ‘Mohair Throw’ (juniper), 185 x 140cm, £90, from Arlo & Jacob.4 Wool ‘Rome Throw’ (flamingo/aqua), 185 x 140cm, £75, from Bronte By Moon.5 Wool ‘Laight Check Throw’ (charcoal), 185 x 140cm, £95, from Soho Home.6 Acrylic ‘Corded Tassel Throw’ (navy), by Verloop, 152.4 x 127cm, £80, from Liberty.7 ‘Tile Weave Pattern Wool Blanket’ (ivory & grey), 220 x 160cm, £80, from Black Bough.8 Acrylic ‘Soft Blanket’ (powder pink), 170 x 130cm, £24.99, from H&M. For suppliers’ details, see Stockists page ■…

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where to do your… christmas shopping

1 THE NEW CRAFTSMEN, W1Those in search of beautifully crafted, individual Christmas gifts should pay a visit to The New Craftsmen in Mayfair. The gallery, which is a beacon for contemporary collectable craft, will be launching a made-to-order service through which you can commission one of its makers to create bespoke items. ‘We wanted to give customers the chance to buy unique and meaningful pieces,’ says creative director Catherine Lock. All works can be ordered through the recently launched Studio, a dedicated space within the store, where customers can book one-to-one appointments and discuss their ideas.Craftspeople taking part include illustrator Jo Waterhouse, who will be creating a limited run of personalised collages from salvaged paper and gold leaf, and ceramicist Agalis Manessi, who will be decorating her dishes with a…