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House and Garden April 2019

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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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
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12 Issues

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this month’s contributors

SUSAN DELISS Interior and textile designer There was no light-bulb moment for Susan Deliss, when she decided to work in interior design: ‘It wasn’t a conscious decision, as I’ve always done up houses and my jobs come through word of mouth, or from existing clients.’ It is a similar story with her fabric-design business: ‘Textiles have always been a hobby, so essentially I’ve taken up my hobby full time.’ Of the flat she decorated in this issue (from page 138), she says, ‘I love the classic Edinburgh proportions and light – the rooms read together in harmony.’ What decorating advice would you give someone? ‘Don’t be afraid to try things and make mistakes. And it is amazing how moving things can show them off to better effect.’ ROWLEY LEIGH Chef and restaurateur An enjoyment of cooking…

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from the editor

One wall of my office is lined almost entirely with back issues of House & Garden and even the briefest browse is richly rewarded. The magazine was produced very differently in 1947, when it was first published, and its readers demanded different sorts of information and inspiration, often of the more practical variety. ‘Ways to lighten the weekly wash’ is the subject of a four-page feature in the April 1954 issue, and the joys of ‘The newest way to paint your room’ – with a roller – is the subject of another. With the hindsight of how times have changed, there is plenty to amuse – the virtues of the roller have been replaced with disdain for the orange-peel effect it produces. But there is also plenty to inspire. Just a…

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in the family way

We have long found the Paris-based textile designer Carolina Irving’s feminine, slightly bohemian aesthetic endlessly appealing. Now, she is launching a new venture with her two children, Ariadne and Olympia. Carolina Irving and Daughters produces some of the loveliest pieces we have seen in a while, from plates and bowls to candlesticks and table linen. The pottery, made in Portugal, Spain and India, has a charming time-worn quality and exquisite details: a flower motif on a plate or a marbleised glaze on a vase, for instance. Ariadne and Olympia grew up surrounded by beautiful objects and textiles. They both live and work in London – Ariadne at Cabana magazine and Olympia for Robin Birley’s members’ club 5 Hertford Street. ‘We have always wanted to do something creative together,’ says Olympia, who…

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