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Homes & Gardens December 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

in this issue

1 min.
editor’s letter

As my team and I ready this December issue to be sent to the printers, I am struck by how jolly it looks... it is an abundance of Christmas cheer. This year we have focused on raising a smile and small ways to celebrate – from beautiful making ideas to decorating with fresh foliage and other festive schemes. I adore cookery author Skye McAlpine’s London home that’s dressed up to impress (three trees!). Our gifting pages are also pretty special. In lieu of a straight product round-up, we decided to champion independent sources and vintage shops and suggest some experiential gifts. It’s a fabulous mash-up of ideas and inspiration. I’m also thrilled to shout about the new homesandgardens.com. The relaunched site is now a trove of buying guides, meaty expert advice…

1 min.
objects of desire

1 min.

THREE OF THE BEST: SEA-LIFE BAUBLES No tree will be complete without decorations that fit the under-the-sea trend. Gradient octopus, £8, John Lewis & Partners; Seaweed bauble, £8, Gisela Graham at Heal’s; Crab ornament, £11.70, Bungalow Denmark LIGHT SHOW British lighting firm J Adams & Co has launched Nova, a collection of sculptural glass shades that have reimagined the classic globe light. The art deco-inspired design incorporates the brand’s signature use of brass, which appears to pierce through the centre of the shade. Nova pendant lights, from £450 each. DREAM TEAM This year, Naturalmat won the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development, so we’re delighted to announce we have designed a range together. The Naturalmat x Homes & Gardens collection features three beds and matching storage solutions, including the Buckland bed, from £790 and toy box,…

7 min.
my best-ever christmas

RAVINDER BHOGAL, AUTHOR AND RESTAURATEUR Christmas is about being with the ones we love so I want it to be easy. I stock up on delicious artisan charcuterie and cheeses (La Fromagerie’s truffle brie a must), Fortnum & Mason’s florentines and smoked salmon and pickles from Panzer’s deli. My late father shared his birthday with Jesus, so Christmas is celebrated in his memory – we had birthday cake instead of Christmas pudding and I still do this every year. We join our restaurant’s community at St Marylebone Parish Church for midnight mass then Christmas Day is a late lunch, jazz in the background, a table dressed with clementines, flowers and candles. We drink Pol Roger champagne or Jikoni negronis (vermouth swapped for port and pomegranate molasses) and serve dishes like saffron-infused…

7 min.
the 12 days of christmas

TWELVE TREATS & TREASURES The presents we hope Santa will bring this year ELEVEN LOCKDOWN LUXURIES Necessities for happiness at home TEN COURSES FOR CREATIVES Workshops for those looking to gain a new skill Cressida Bell: Lampshade Painting Masterclass Spend the day at Cressida Bell’s East London studio creating an original lampshade. Time: 10.30am-5pm Tools required: all provided Location: Cressida Bell, 24-26 Clarence Mews, London, E5 8HL Price: £160 Website: cressidabell.co.uk Salt Glass Studios: One Day Glass Making Course Learn a variety of skills from glass-blowing, shaping and applying colour to create your own sculpted vessel. Time: 10am-5pm Tools required: all provided Location: Salt Glass Studios, Studio 24, Roundtree Close, Norwich, NR7 8SX Price: £225 Website: saltglassstudios.co.uk The Little Surprises Company: Handpicked gift experiences Not sure what to buy someone? Then send an experience that is tailored to suit their hobbies. Location: all over London or online Price: £99 (two surprises delivered over one year for two people) Website: thelittlesurprises…

3 min.
festive folk

Wave sofa, £3,260, David Seyfried; covered in Arbre de Vie, £93m, Nobilis. Cushions in Omega velvet in Adriatic, £73.69m, Linwood Fabric. Pom-pom trim, from a selection, V V Rouleaux. Cockpen lacquer coffee table, £3,720, Sybil Colefax and John Fowler. Corner seat fenders, £900 pair, Acres Farm; covered in All Over in Blue/Red, £195.60m, Pukka Print at Tissus d’Hélène. Red beaded Orb mirror, £1,528, Reid and Wright. Carrara marble chimneypiece, £985; cast-iron fire basket, £1,250; Framed Swedish birds, £45 each, all Lassco Brunswick House. Owl standing lamp in bronze, £3,080, Nicholas Haslam. Raffia scalloped lampshade with Red trim, £180, Matilda Goad. Three-Bird candelabra, £650; Fire Bird Shrine candelabra, £780, both Laurance Simon at Contemporary Applied Arts. Emerald beeswax candles, £42 set of six, Matilda Goad. Felt Folklore stockings, to order from…