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Period Living

Period Living

December 2020

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

in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

Spending quality time with loved ones is what Christmas is all about, but this year we will likely miss out on seeing many of our family and friends. We don’t know what the restrictions will be yet, but I do hope you will be able to enjoy the festivities with those who mean most to you. Whether you are celebrating en masse or anticipating a quieter affair, this special issue has everything you need to embrace the magic of the season. Though 2020 has been difficult and unprecedented, it has reminded us of what’s really important in life, so this year Period Living is championing a Christmas that is nostalgic, joyful, handmade and sustainable. For the first time ever, we commissioned an illustrated front cover to set the scene, and…

1 min.
christmas past

1 min.
frosty morning

6 min.
merry & bright

PAGE 34/35 Majestic & Wild everlasting natural wreath in pastel and brights made to order by Layla Robinson, £170 plus £35 for postage. Gift far left: Pear Halves gift wrap in Permanent Rose, £2.50 per sheet, Cambridge Imprint. Gift pile 1 from top to bottom: Willow Bough wallpaper in Tomato/Olive, £79 per roll, Morris & Co x Ben Pentreath; vintage ribbon in Orchid, £4.96, Cambridge Imprint; paper bauble gift tag from a paper bauble garland, £12, East End Press; Bird & Anemone wallpaper in Olive/Turquoise, £79 per roll, Morris & Co x Ben Pentreath; velvet ribbon in Petal Pink, £8 for a 5m roll, Rowen & Wren; handmade Liberty print name rosette, used as gift tag, £15, Emma Giacalone Textiles; Dandelion gift wrap in Rose & Rust, £2.50 per sheet, Cambridge…

7 min.
capturing the castle

January doesn’t always showcase Scotland at its best, but when Steph and Simon decided to do a post-Christmas road trip they found themselves smitten with the Scottish landscape and lifestyle. The couple met while working in Dubai, and planning holidays instantly became a key factor in their relationship. Steph is from Newcastle and Simon hails from Australia, and neither had ever been to Scotland’s West Coast. ‘We decided to spend Christmas with my family in Birmingham,’ Steph recalls, ‘head to Newcastle for New Year and then do a road trip around Scotland in January.’ It was a winter break that was to prove life-changing. ‘I’m sure everyone has conversations like these when they’re on holiday,’ says Simon. ‘We’ll buy a beach bar and stay here forever… only we decided to buy a…

1 min.
wish list

Danny Sebastian, BBC Bargain Hunt expert and antiques dealer, reveals what’s on his Christmas list ‘In these weird times what I really wish for this year is for my family and friends to be safe, healthy and happy, however if I was to be frivolous I could come up with quite a list! I love vintage clothing, watches and luggage, and have always lusted after a 1965 14k gold Harvard graduation ring. I’d also have to put a 1970s Triumph Stag on the list to feed my love of old motors. When I first started buying antiques I found a Gio Ponti 829 matching armchair and stool and have always regretted selling them; I would be very happy if these turned up under my tree. As a serious hat wearer, I’d…