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Homes & Gardens March 2020

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

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1 min.

I feel as if I’ve learnt a lot editing this issue. Not just because it’s my first time stepping into Editorial Director Sarah Spiteri’s shoes while she’s on maternity leave (I am pleased to report she’s doing well), but because of all the new names that pepper the pages. We pride ourselves on championing makers early in their careers and this new designer-themed edition includes a diamond icon, used to highlight the faces and products that are unfamiliar now but are clearly ones to watch. Similarly, I’ve added a lot to my proverbial Rolodex thanks to the Secret Address Book supplement you’ll have found alongside the main edition. A pooled resource of every under-the-radar independent British maker, designer or store that the team – and some friends of H&G – love,…

4 min.

ITALIAN JOB If you thought the above was a wallpaper you’d be mistaken – they are wall tiles. Florim, a renowned producer of ceramic surfaces, has created large wall tiles using some of the decorative motifs from Rubelli’s most iconic designs. The two well-established Italian brands have collaborated to launch I Filati di Rex, a reinterpretation of master weavers’ skills. I Filati di Rex in Vague Scarlatto (above), 120x280cm, price on request, Rubelli at Florim. HANDSOME HUES As spring nears, so does our desire to redecorate. Inspired by the hard-wearing exterior paints of Scandinavia, paint manufacturer Fenwick & Tilbrook, have launched a range of 120 sophisticated colours for interior and exterior. The range includes Chanterelle (above right) and Temple Linen matt emulsion, £25 for 2.5ltr, Fenwick & Tilbrook. WYE NOT The allure of metallics endures…

6 min.
ones to watch

Product designer Sam Lander has come a long way since college and his innovative designs are now being snapped up by forward-thinking customers and retailers Q How did you start? I began using concrete while at Manchester School of Art, where I studied three-dimensional design. The idea of a material that doesn’t involve a secondary process like heat, but relies on a chemical reaction was appealing, as was the fact you can pour it straight into a mould. It’s also more structurally robust than other materials, such as plaster. It makes you think of something solid and hardwearing, but also dull and grey. I wanted to change that perception and produce colourful, lively pieces. Q You use a surprising technique to create your basins – can you tell us about it? I…

5 min.
all things bright

Anyone who has seen the film Crazy Rich Asians will know that today’s Singapore is a city of designer shopping malls and cloud-grazing tower blocks. But strewn among the modernity, you can still find echoes of its past. When the Brits colonised the city state in the 19th century, they cleared the jungle to build bungalows and villas for civil servants and soldiers, and many of these properties still survive today. Despite their heritage, these houses (now owned by the government) are not listed. So when Elizabeth Hay signed the lease on her Edwardian harbourside villa, she had free rein to do what she liked to it. She shares the four-bedroom house with her husband and three children, and, as an interior designer, it was inevitable that she would want to…

1 min.
design details

BOBBIN BEDS Elizabeth found the vintage bobbin beds at an antiques shop and repainted them to contrast with the wallpaper. They often pop up at antiques dealers (try Decorative Collective). Contemporary furniture maker Alfred Newall of The London Workshop is launching a range of bespoke bobbin bedsteads in early 2020, thelondonworkshop.com. WHERE TO SOURCE ORNATE WOODEN BEDS Beds with ornamental features have a certain presence and accordingly make a great focal point within a room. TILED FLOORS Using a mix of contrasting tiles and finishes, Elizabeth brought new life to her tired bathrooms. For a similar look to the plain, lustrous tiles on the walls, try Froyle Tiles, froyletiles.co.uk. For colourful, encaustic floor tiles in simple block colours, try the Cement Tile Workshop, cementtileworkshop.com, or Popham Design, pophamdesign.com. WHERE TO SOURCE SHAPED TILES Choosing shaped floor tiles,…

1 min.
insider insight

SECRET ADDRESS Topsham Quay Antiques Market in Devon: three levels of antique bargain hunting galore. SMALL CHANGE, BIG IMPACT Transforming our garage into my home office. When you’re juggling business and three children, not having to commute to work really helps on a busy day. MUSEUM TO VISIT The Tokyo National Museum is filled with so many wonderful treasures, from ceramics and paintings to kimonos and antique textiles. I especially loved the miniature paintings in little clam shells. STYLE INSPIRATION I’m always looking for interesting textiles and design on our travels around Asia. In Bhutan, everything was exquisitely hand-painted and the textiles were to die for – so intricate and woven out of wild silk. AN INDULGENCE YOU WOULD NEVER FORGO Essential oils. I love making up my own scents in the diffuser and they are also beneficial to…