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Homes & Gardens

Homes & Gardens August 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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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
instagram inspiration

With her innate flair for mixing rich hues and layering bold patterned textiles, Brisbane-based interior designer Anna Spiro gives us a window into her creative life @annaspiro. How would you describe your Instagram account? Vibrant, colourful, layered – a look into the many facets of my creative world. Who would you recommend we follow and why? Designer Matilda Goad @matildagoad for her sense of colour and creativity, and dressmaker Marta Ferri @martaferrimartaferri because I’m so inspired by her fashion creations made using interior fabrics.…

2 min.
latest stories

SHOW TIME Our love of plants is as strong as ever, so it’s timely to hear that the Milanese trade fair Homi is launching a brand new gardening show. Dedicated to beautifying your green spaces, Homi Outdoor, 13-16 September in Milan, will showcase a grand selection of furniture and accessories from exhibitors including Present Time, pictured here. CABIN FEVER It’s not just ex-Prime Ministers who crave the retreat of a shepherd’s hut, so it is fortunate that the handcrafted and sustainable designs from the new Houtt Cabin Co are as tranquil to be in as they are beautiful to the eye. The Rolling Cabin (pictured) can be moved around easily and takes its design cues from Suffolk fishing huts, with its solid wood frame mounted on a blacksmith-crafted metal base. Prices start at…

2 min.
interiors sourcebook

8 HOLLAND STREET, BATH Riding high from last year’s success of opening its first gallery and design space in Kensington, 8 Holland Street is continuing to expand with a new store in Bath. Set in a historic three-storey listed building bedecked with original Victorian vitrines, gilded glass lettering and mahogany counters, you’ll find a curated collection of homeware, artwork and furniture from Europe’s most sought-after designers and makers. It is well worth a visit to take a look at the ever-changing pop-up programme and the rotating exhibition of modern contemporary British arts and crafts in the wraparound first-floor gallery. 8 Margaret’s Buildings, Bath BA1 2LP, 8hollandstreet.com. PRINT PATTERN ARCHIVE, MANCHESTER A treasure trove of over 50,000 antique fabric swatches and wallpaper books from the 1800s to 1980s has arrived in Manchester. Originally housed…

3 min.
one to watch

Q Tell us a little bit about your background. I studied commercial photography at a technical college for two years, then fine art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design before graduating in the mid-Eighties. My mum was very supportive and encouraged me to follow my dreams of being an artist. She was always setting the stage for me to do something creative – in my early teens she painted my bedroom white and I was allowed to draw whatever I wanted on all the walls. Q When did you first begin making things from paper? My background includes embroidery, woodcarving and painting. My husband Dean and I have had a business making mechanical cards and games here in the US for 20 years. I started sharing our art on Instagram, but…

5 min.
up in the clouds

For South African-born but New York-based Kearnon O’Molony, his cliff-top eyrie overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at Bantry Bay, Cape Town, is both a holiday home and a physical anchor to his country of birth. Set on a large plot amid a generous scattering of granite boulders, Kearnon’s spectacular home hugs the contour of a cliff some 35 metres above street level. It’s a position that is nothing short of a spectacular, with a never-ending sashay of sea, sky and nature reserve views from every window. ‘Initially I was drawn more to the topography than the property,’ says Kearnon. ‘And in particular the gigantic boulders which informed much of the redesign of the house.’ But then Kearnon, who owns an investment company that finances fashion and lifestyle brands, clearly has an eye…

1 min.
design details

RELIEF TILES While clever use of colour, pattern and detail abound in Kearnon’s kitchen, it’s nevertheless a contemporary incarnation with clean lines and a calming palette that work to echo the ocean and sky that lie beyond it. The textured Noblesse tiles on the base of the kitchen island are by Tabarka Studio, a tile company in the US. WHERE TO SOURCE FACETED SURFACES Choosing white tiles with an uneven finish will add an extra dimension to an otherwise plain wall or island unit. KILIM RUGS Rather than play to the sleekness of the room’s architectural lines, this bedroom is a playful space, with a colourful African-inspired rug by Anthropologie paired with an earthy, grounded wooden cupboard found at Piér Rabe Antiques. All of which is offset perfectly by the wooden floor that has been…