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Homes & Gardens July 2019

Published by TI Media Limited Homes & Gardens celebrates the beauty of classic and contemporary style. Real-life homes with stunning photography deliver inspirational decorating while remaining real and relevant. Homes & Gardens is the ultimate sourcebook of beautiful ideas and detailed information, inspiring its readers to become their own interior designers.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
editor's note

I am proud of our Movers & Shakers feature, which throws the spotlight on those creatives and companies that are shaking up interiors. As a brand, we’re passionate about celebrating their stories and taking readers behind the scenes. This month we meet Cassandra Ellis, a designer-maker who shows just the kind of creativity we are looking to champion. It’s with this in mind that we are launching the H & G Design Awards, with 17 categories covering both projects and products. We hope it will be a true recognition of the latest talent. More news to follow. This issue presents some extraordinary houses and gardens. They include a once-crumbling French farmhouse that’s the elegant side of shabby, and a stylish and original take on Englishness by Sydney designers Tania Handelsmann and…

1 min.
objects of desire

4 min.

HOME SWEET HOME Creating balanced, beautiful interiors has become a little easier, courtesy of Neptune and its new home design service, launching in its 25 stores. Help is on hand in all areas, from paint colours to window treatments, flooring to furniture, and lighting schemes to styling – your Neptune interiors specialist will help you navigate all of it. HEAVEN AND EARTH Sleek European brand Sé has again called on the expertise of designer Ini Archibong to complete its 22-piece series, Collection IV Below The Heavens . The first part of the collection, which launched last year, looked to the skies and celestial objects for inspiration. Monolithic shapes were the guiding influence for part two, as seen in the Eos table, £8,737, which comes in oak, ceramic or lacquer. SECOND CHANCE Since opening its King’s…

3 min.
one to watch

Q Tell us a little bit about your background. I grew up in the Norfolk countryside and studied illustration at Norwich University of the Arts. I always enjoyed illustrating stories, then at the end of my course I joined a local ceramic studio and began making things in my spare time. These objects became another surface to draw on, and the majority of my degree show ended up being on € ceramics. I love how you can present a narrative in a different way, and how interaction with the object gives the story a new context. “I TRY NOT TO BE TOO PRECIOUS WITH DECORATION, AS THAT’S USUALLY WHEN I’M HAPPIEST WITH THE RESULT” Q How did you begin working on a professional level? When I graduated I went straight into freelance illustration, but…

4 min.
la vie en rose

It was 25 years ago that Dutch couple Julia and Bert Huizenga first stepped over the threshold of the French farmhouse that was to become such an important part of their family’s life. ‘We had inherited some money and immediately knew how to spend it, having always dreamt about owning a property in France after many holidays there,’ Bert explains. ‘We were constantly annoying our daughters by looking in the windows of French estate agents.’ Having viewed just four other properties, Julia was struck by a feeling of certainty as soon as she saw this farmhouse. ‘We were charmed by the beautiful iron gates and grand pillars and, when we first walked into the house, we loved the way the stone steps had been worn down by generations of feet. There…

1 min.
design details

ANTIQUE FIRE SURROUND The 14th-century mantelpiece, which looks original to the house, was in fact bought from Willem Schermerhorn Antiques in Haarlem, Holland. ‘It had originally come from France so we brought it back to the country it came from,’ says Julia. This simple design in limestone is characteristic of surrounds found in châteaux and manor houses in France. WHERE TO SOURCE PERIOD FIREPLACES Restoring original details, such as Julia’s limestone fire surround, will give your home authenticity. PLASTER WALLS Lime plaster is a traditional finish for both interior and exterior walls. As it is permeable, it allows the evaporation of moisture, so is ideal for older buildings. To recreate its textured look, try using a lime paint, which is made from clay and natural pigments and is eco-friendly. For areas with high moisture,…