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Period Living

June 2019

Period Living is Britain's best-selling period homes magazine, offering inspiration, ideas and advice on all aspects of owning an older property. Discover beautiful real homes and gardens to inspire you, insight into the latest decorating trends and interior products that work with a traditional property, guidance from experts on maintaining and improving your home, and lifestyle features with a nostalgic focus. If you appreciate the timeless elegance and original character of old homes updated for modern life, Period Living is the magazine for you.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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12 Issues


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editor’s letter

(Illustration Sarah Overs Photograph David Lloyd) Rummaging through stalls at fleamarkets and vintage fairs is not only a fun way to spend a Saturday morning, it’s one of the best ways to find unique pieces for the home at often bargain prices. Of course, most of us have on occasion overpaid for something that we just couldn’t leave behind, or bought something on a whim that turned out to be the wrong size, shape or colour, or just not as good as we thought it was. But that’s all part of the experience. To help you enjoy your best ever summer of treasure hunting, style editor Pippa Blenkinsop has sought out the best fairs to visit – sourced both from her own vast experience and on the recommendation of other…

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period living

EDITORIALEditor Melanie GriffithsContent Editor Rachel CrowHomes Content Editor Karen DarlowStyle Editor Pippa BlenkinsopFeatures Writer/Subeditor Holly Reaney Email periodliving@futurenet.com ARTHead of Art Billy PeelSenior Art Editor Emily Smith Art Editor Karen Lawson Contributions by Cliff Newman ADVERTISINGMedia packs are available on request. For all media sales enquiries, please contact sophie.gill@futurenet.com or call 01527 834411Commercial Director Clare Dove clare.dove@futurenet.comGroup Media Director Mark Wright mark.wright@futurenet.comStrategic Partnership Director Jackie Sanders 01527 834426 jackie.sanders@futurenet.comPrint and Digital Sales Manager Rebecca Vincze 01527 834415 rebecca.vincze@futurenet.comPrint and Digital Sales Manager Kelly James 01527 834471 kelly.james@futurenet.com INTERNATIONAL LICENSING Period Living is available for licensing. Contact the liscensing team to discuss partnership opportunitiesHead of Print Licensing Rachel Shaw licensing@futurenet.com SUBSCRIPTIONS Head of Subscriptions Sharon Todd CIRCULATIONHead of Newstrade Tim Mathers PRODUCTIONHead of Production Mark ConstanceProduction Manager Frances TwentymanAdvertising Production…

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To the max Bored of beige? Embrace maximalism with Anthropologie’s new summer home collection. A riot of colour, pattern and texture, it’s bursting with eclectic products to create a head-turning look. PL loves this Parrot wallpaper created in collaboration with French artist Paule Marrot. £118 per roll. In print This summer Dulwich Picture Gallery will celebrate a brief but intense period of dynamic printmaking during the interwar period, with the first major show of work by artists from the Grosvenor School of Modern Art. London Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking will bring together 120 prints, drawings and posters to highlight a radical movement that incorporated metropolitan and rural life, men and women, as well as British and international students. 19 June – 8 September; entry £16.50. Retro revival Family-run…

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eye on design

This image and right: Chair upholstered in Motown F7325-02; mixed Valli stripe fabrics, both £69 per m, Margo Selby for Osborne & Little What’s the story behind Memphis? I called the collection Memphis following my first Osborne & Little collection Ragtime. My late father was a great jazz fan, so we named the fabrics after some of the jazz greats. I wanted to continue the musical theme, particularly as there are so many similarities between my designs and music, such as repeating patterns with changing emphasis and punctuated rhythmic formations. Many of the designs, such as Jukebox, Marvin and Motown, are based around the formation of tiles. I looked closely at patterns in architecture and interiors across a range of cultures. The shapes are created within a square or…

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step outside

VINTAGE TEA PARTY Create an enchanting outdoor dining space on a shoestring by sourcing an eclectic mix of wooden seating from charity shops and fleamarkets. To get them in tip-top condition, prepare by sanding them and removing dirt and grease, then apply layers of protective stain in different finishes, such as Sadolin’s All Purpose Classic woodstain in Natural, Rosewood, Redwood and Ebony, from £33.99 for 2.5ltrs TIP Pretty up a plain wooden table with a tablecloth made from bits of vintage lace PERFECT PICNIC (Feature Pippa Blenkinsop) There’s no better way to celebrate summer than by packing up a basket and lunching in the great British countryside. Ideal for alfresco dining, these rocking deck chairs, from £85 at Garden Trading, can be folded up…

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irons in the fire

This image: Annabelle in Malham’s 200-year-old old smithy, one of the most cherished landmarks in the Yorkshire Dales village. The blackened workshop came with a host of inherited tools, which hang around the edges of the smithy IT’S BEEN RAINING ALL NIGHT and Malham Beck is gushing and swirling so ferociously it looks set to burst its banks. It wouldn’t be the first time water has poured into the 200-year-old stone building that houses some of Annabelle Bradley’s most treasured possessions. ‘It’s been flooded a few times,’ she says cheerfully, ‘but it’s hard to damage anything in here.’‘Here’ is the village smithy, a sooty, blackened building in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, which is so full of character that multitudes of tourists from all over the world can’t…