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House and Garden May 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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2 min.
this month’s contributors

ANNA SPIRO Interior designer Growing up in a house decorated by her mother, in which ‘beautiful things were layered in interesting ways’, had an early impact on Anna Spiro. ‘I’ve always tried to go against the tide; I never want to be too cool for anything,’ says the Australian designer, whose guest cottage appears in this issue (from page 134). It allowed her to indulge her love of colour and pattern: ‘I adore how crazy it all is – I didn’t have to hold back.’ To create a similar look, Anna says, ‘Make sure there is something to link all the colours and patterns together, then throw in something a little different to create an element of surprise.’ When you are not working, where are you? ‘On the beach near our house on…

2 min.
from the editor

Looking at the pages of this May issue as they are now, printed in miniature and displayed across a wall of the House & Garden office, despite Brexit looming and things looking rather grim and uncertain in the world as a whole, I feel hope. In House & Garden’s sphere, there are still lots of people doing brave and exciting things, and we have no shortage of stories to fill these pages. Jim Mason has built himself a daring, award-winning new house, designed by the architect Nick Eldridge (pages 116-125), while Imogen Taylor, former principal decorator at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, bought and decorated the first house for herself from scratch when she was heading for her eighties – and in France (pages 126-133). From page 99, we reveal…

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write on

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notebook

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hooks

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2 min.
upon reflection

Dominic Schuster started out as a restorer of decorative antiques almost 30 years ago, but he has subsequently made a name for himself thanks to his mastery of antiqued mirror glass and specialist finishes. Based in Surrey, he works mainly on bespoke commissions for architects, designers and private clients. He has now collaborated with Edward Bulmer, Nina Campbell and Virginia White on products that feature his antiqued mirror glass. The three interior designers will sell the pieces via their own websites. He has teamed up with Edward to incorporate the paint specialist’s oil-based colours into antiqued mirror glass panels for walls and cupboard doors. These have what Dominic calls a ‘fossilised and cloudy’ look. Edward says it is ideal for bathrooms. ‘It is a good way to protect the paint and…