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Homes & Gardens December 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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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Festive fever will now be beginning to set in for most of us, so for this month’s issue we have gone all out with inspiration for decorating, hosting and gifting. My favourite feature is the stunning shoot by interior stylist Katrin Cargill, as featured on the cover and page 23. The inspiration was Swedish elegance, and the palette soft pinks, shimmering silvers and fir greens. I find it utterly charming. I also love our colourful entertaining story, for which we collaborated with top chef Ravinder Bhogal from restaurant Jikoni to come up with an unusual celebratory feast (page 79). Then we have our annual gift guide (page 33), a stunning wreaths story (page 128) and a look at Christmassy gems from our 100-year-old archive (page 68). Today I’m writing from Tenuta di…

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Instagram inspiration Currently residing in the North Yorkshire moors, Parisian @carole.poirot’s feed is full of joie de vivre. How would you describe your Instagram account? A bit of everything I’m interested in. Food, interiors, people – documenting life and sometimes work. Who would you recommend we follow and why? A beautiful account full of ‘quiet’ shots and moments is @augustinaugustine. For understated and delicate elegance @jo_rodgers, and @kathryn_davey for gorgeous naturally dyed textiles. CURVE APPEAL Known for its strong track record in supporting original design talent, Heal’s has added decorative artist Genevieve Bennett to its impressive offering. Her Knot motif can be seen across mirrors and lighting – and in the Knot rug, £699. TAKE IT HOME Two stalwarts of eclectic design, Soho Home and Anthropologie, have joined forces. The new collaboration features more than 30 pieces…

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one to watch

Q Can you tell us a little bit about your background? I did an art foundation course at Central Saint Martins in London and went on to study art history at University of Leeds. I had always admired the work of Kit Kemp, the creative visionary behind Firmdale Hotels, and the opportunity to work as the design assistant on her London team came up when I finished university. I was instantly immersed in the diverse, bright and layered aesthetic, guided by the powerful mentorship of Kit and the wider design team. Over the years I began to head up bigger projects, which eventually led to me moving to New York to launch the NYC studio. Q How did you begin making your art? It was always something I was involved in at school,…

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a timeless christmas

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all i want for christmas


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Christmas in the Cotswolds home of Katherine and James Hiddlestone is made special. Here, baubles twinkle on boughs, stair rails are entwined with ivy and mistletoe dangles from beams. On a late afternoon, as candles flicker against panelled walls, it is easy to imagine centuries of festive prosperity filling this Georgian townhouse. But the picture wasn’t always this idyllic. Built in 1703 for a prosperous merchant, the house was later acquired by the local brewery and turned into a pub. In the 1980s a solicitor moved in, installing a huge safe and partitioning the interior into a warren of offices. By 1990, however, the four-storey property was back in private ownership. James grew up in the village and would walk past the house on his way to school. ‘I’d always imagined…