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House and Garden March 2020

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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
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
12 Issues

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TAMMY CONNOR | Interior designer Becoming an interior designer seemed inevitable for Tammy Connor, who spent her childhood decorating doll’s houses and rearranging her room. She studied art and art history in college, which eventually became a design degree. In 2000, Tammy established her eponymous American interiors studio, which has bases in Birmingham, Alabama, where she grew up, and in Charleston, South Carolina. Her work takes her around the globe but she is particularly proud of ‘the design boundaries that were pushed beyond expectations’ in a house she decorated in Atlanta (from page 84). Design currently dominates her personal as well as her professional life, as she recently undertook the renovation of her family home in Charleston. Who has influenced your work and your taste? ‘Albert Hadley, Billy Baldwin and Frances Elkins.’ RICHARD…

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from the editor

As I started writing this, curiosity – and some deliberation – led me to the shelves of bound copies of House & Garden that line a wall of my office and, in particular, to March 2000, now 20 years ago. What struck me was not just the last line of the letter from the then-editor Sue Crewe – ‘I advise you to keep your email address to yourself ’ (more on this later) – but the fact that the houses featured still feel completely relevant today. They range from the starkly modern Skywood House, designed by the architect Graham Phillips for himself and his wife, to the transformation of an unprepossessing bungalow into a pretty cottage orné and the interior designer Jonathan Reed’s deeply stylish one-room living in a converted…

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clay time

I am really interested in surface decoration and repetitive mark making,’ says the Bristol-based ceramicist Alice Walton, whose porcelain creations will be on display this month at Collect, the Crafts Council’s annual selling show. This year, for the first time in its 16-year history, the event will take place at Somerset House, WC2. Alice makes her pieces using what she refers to as ‘ribboning techniques’: she splits the coloured porcelain into strips, which she rolls out using a cocktail stick before layering each ribbon individually. She honed this technique while completing a Masters at the Royal College of Art, the second year of which was funded by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST). ‘Previously I made tableware, but I wanted to experiment with non-functional pieces that were intriguing to look…