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House Beautiful UK

House Beautiful UK May 2020

House Beautiful is your one-stop shop for classic decorating looks, with regular and comprehensive colour-scheming pages and a wide range of shopping suggestions for those special details that make a difference. With real reader homes from around the UK - ranging from comfortable country style to the chic city look – House Beautiful provides inspiration and practical advice whatever your decorating tastes. Plus, expert advice on everything from choosing the right mortgage to finding your perfect property.

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst Magazines UK
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Monthly
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1 min.
from the editor

May is my favourite month of the year. It’s also the name of my maternal grandmother, who was a huge influence in my life. She was a gardener. Widowed in her early sixties (when I was a very young child), she’d spend hours turning the soil on her precious rockeries and tending to her plants and vegetables. It was her therapy, a way of dealing with the fact that she’d lost her husband and life partner too soon. I remember spending many hours with her shelling peas on the back doorstep of her bungalow and picking tomatoes from the bountiful crops in her greenhouse. The aroma of tomato plants is still one of my favourite smells – it immediately takes me back to those childhood days. My grandma loved her home…

2 min.
made from memories

WHO Lucia Fraser SPECIALISES IN Ceramics and dreamy artwork CLIENTS INCLUDE Heal’s On her morning journey to work at a studio in London’s Lee Valley, artist and ceramicist Lucia Fraser is already getting into a quieter space: ‘I walk across the marshes and past a riding stables, taking in the scenery – it feels like I’m leaving London, departing the city. I am very much inspired by nature, by bigger spaces and landscapes, so that escape is lovely for me.’ Lucia’s dreamy, beautifully liquid paintings of indeterminate places make you stand back and take a breath, and she has gradually perfected a way of expressing her artistic style on covetable ceramics for the home too – with Heal’s stocking an exclusive range of Lucia’s prints, bowls and elegant shoulder vases. ‘I started making ceramics…

2 min.
style file

LIQUID LUSTRE LSA International’s new Gems glassware collection has us dreaming of slow and sunny alfresco lunches. We love the on-trend fluted texture of the tumblers, individually hand-painted in an array of jewel tones. Display on open shelving to enjoy how the colours catch the light. Available in two sizes, from £35 for a set of four. ONE TO WATCH NATALIE J WOOD The Edinburgh-based ceramicist champions her love of form and function from her small-scale studio. For her most recent collection, Natalie’s teamed up with homeware hero Heal’s to create a range of vibrant vases finished with a distinctive textural glaze. Prices start at £29. NATURAL COLLECTION Dynamic gardening duo David and Harry Rich – otherwise known as the Rich Brothers – first found fame as the youngest winners of a gold medal at the…

2 min.
the edition 94

TELL US YOUR INSPIRATION FOR OPENING A BRICKS AND MORTAR SHOP… I started working as an interior designer in 2013 and set up my gallery, The Dot Project, in 2015 to identify and showcase emerging global contemporary artists. I’d been running the gallery from London’s Fulham Road for almost four years when I began actively thinking of ideas to bring more people into the space – galleries are notoriously quiet! One day I placed some Murano glassware in the window on a bookshelf, and the pieces quickly became popular, with numerous people coming in to enquire about buying them after spotting them from the street. If I had to pinpoint the moment The Edition 94 came to life, this would be it. I realised it would be so exciting to combine…

1 min.
the craft room

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3 min.
hayley mcafee

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND AND HOW YOU BECAME DESIGN DIRECTOR AT VILLA NOVA… I’ve worked at The Romo Group, a brilliant British, family-run company, for 25 years. I initially joined as a textile design graduate and after two years, moved to the Villa Nova studio, where I worked my way up to design manager and then director. I’ve always had a passion for design and textiles – even as a young child I’d memorise precisely how people’s houses were decorated. I’ve been lucky enough to play a key role in shaping the identity of the brand and will continue to be responsible for its creative vision, along with a talented team of designers, who have such a breadth of weaving and printing knowledge. WHAT’S THE ETHOS BEHIND THE BRAND? We create modern,…