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Homes & Gardens July 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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1 min.

I hope you’ve been keeping well and have adjusted successfully to the new normal – this has truly been a time we’ve all had to embrace our creativity, hasn’t it? Here at Homes & Gardens we’ve been thinking a little differently, going virtual to produce this issue, talking to each other via internet connections and watching as our colleagues across the industry find ways to adapt. Out of the difficulty, some amazing ideas have been born and it illustrates the positives that can happen when we’re forced to use the inventive parts of our minds. That is something that comes more naturally to some than others, so to inspire us all we decided to focus this month on homes that belong to brilliant creatives. The actress Anne Hathaway’s holiday cabin on…

3 min.

PARTY ON THE PATIO Playful stripes, pretty scallops and abstract geometrics come in a kaleidoscope of colours on these durable all-weather fabric weaves from the Festival Collection by Thibaut. Clockwise from top left: Carnivale in Navy and Magenta, Jinx in Aqua and Sunshine, Maisie in Teal and Samba in Kelly Green and Pool, all from £108m, Thibaut. TOAST OF THE TOWN Celebrating craft, skill and originality, Toast returns with its New Makers programme, which supports and mentors five emerging craftspeople each year. Designs to watch out for include Teapot, £145, by Popalini & Jezando (shown above); Anne candleholder, £195, by Polly Yates; and Sympoiesis Vessel I, £410, by Viv Lee, all available from Toast. BLUE NOTE With her trademark wit and style, Nina Campbell has given a contemporary edge to the traditional Orkney chair. The…

3 min.
one to watch

Q How did you get interested in weaving textiles? I studied textile design at Central Saint Martins, graduating in 2016. I focused on knit, print and weave, but ultimately specialised in woven textiles. This felt the most natural to me and I enjoyed the weave studio. I learned to use both the dobby and jacquard looms, and explored the boundaries of what weave can be, using traditional and unconventional yarns and creating structures from three-dimensional textures to draping fabrics for fashion and interiors. Q What inspires your designs? I find a lot of inspiration in nature: the patterns, textures and colour combinations. Feathers and foliage are big contributors, as you can see in my Pink Princess series. I’m always finding sources of inspiration, even when I’m not actively looking. Q Is there anyone whose…

4 min.
a sense of drama

At the foot of the mountains, a chalet of dark wood and stone sits perched on a velvet green lawn. Given its Alpine styling, it wouldn’t look amiss in a Swiss or German fairy tale, but the property is in fact located in southern California. Built in 1906, the architecture is a quixotic combination of traditional Swiss mountain lodge and Californian arts and crafts styles. Its owners for the last few years, actress Anne Hathaway and her husband, jewellery designer Adam Shulman, were eager to embrace the chalet’s storybook theatricality. Indeed, their choice of interior designer reveals much about their creative instinct – Pamela Shamshiri of Studio Shamshiri was a production designer on films before she moved into interiors and a sense of narrative is key to her work. Pamela was…

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design details

STABLE DOORS This charming style of door allows pets or children to be kept indoors while enjoying fresh air through the open top half. Try salvage options or new designs in double-glazed composite materials; solid oak is also popular. Direct Doors offers good-quality oak options from £443, while George Barnsdale is another specialist producing timber-made stable-style doors. WHERE TO SOURCE TRADITIONAL ENTRANCES Choose a half-door to add warm farmhouse appeal to your home, painted to suit the style of the exterior. MODERN WINGBACK CHAIRS Relaxed, elegant curves give the wingback armchairs in Anne’s house a modern feel. Originally invented in the 17th century to counter drafts, the wings have a closeting effect, ideal for quiet reading time. White as an upholstery choice fits in with both dark and light interior schemes. For a contemporary…

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insider insight

GO-TO COLOUR I’m a green person – all the different shades. I just like tying the indoors to the outside. It makes me happy. GREATEST INDULGENCE The gold foil table by Yves Klein in Anne’s music room. It seemed like the perfect gift for a room designed for celebrating New Year’s Eve. SMALL CHANGE, BIG IMPACT Adding board and batten panels to the music room. LAST ART EXHIBITION VISITED Basquiat’s Defacement: The Untold Story at the Guggenheim.(guggenheim.org) BEST GIFT YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN A Ted Muehling bangle from one of my clients.(tedmuehling.com) AN INDULGENCE YOU WOULD NEVER FORGO A hinoki bathtub. FAVOURITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT LA Cake @lacake.…