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Period Living July 2019

Period Living is Britain's best-selling period homes magazine, offering inspiration, ideas and advice on all aspects of owning an older property. Discover beautiful real homes and gardens to inspire you, insight into the latest decorating trends and interior products that work with a traditional property, guidance from experts on maintaining and improving your home, and lifestyle features with a nostalgic focus. If you appreciate the timeless elegance and original character of old homes updated for modern life, Period Living is the magazine for you.

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Future Publishing Ltd
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2 min.
editor’s letter

Making your home work for every season is pretty much a universal aspiration. We all want rooms that are as bright and airy in summer as they are warm and cosy in winter, but that kind of flexibility is a lot to ask of an old house. Now summer is here, it’s time to start looking at how well your home is performing right now. Is it overheating? Do the main rooms feel connected to the garden? Is there enough natural light? Opening out with French doors or adding a conservatory or orangery can help beautifully with the latter points, but you should always start with the basics. Improving insulation levels will make your home feel more comfortable in every season, and reduce energy bills in the long term –…

1 min.
for moment every

SIGN UP TO THE NEWSLETTER Don’t miss the Journal newsletter, which delivers a fresh dose of inspiration to your inbox each week. Visit realhomes.com to sign up for free EVERY ISSUE, STRAIGHT TO YOUR DOOR Subscribe to the print edition and you’ll get all the ideas and advice you need through your letterbox each month. Plus, this month you’ll also receive an Emma Bridgewater Sweet Pea two-mug set (see page 52) GET PERIOD LIVING ON YOUR DIGITAL DEVICE Download Period Living from the App Store to access fully searchable back issues – plus download the Vintage Home Style ebook, worth £8.99, absolutely free STAY CONNECTED Like PL on Facebook and join the community – @periodlivingmagazine Be inspired by the stunning images on Pinterest – periodliving Follow PL on Twitter for the latest unique content - @PeriodLivingMag Add PL on Instagram…

4 min.
journal

Surreal appeal Intricate and obscure, the new wallpapers by Fornasetti for Cole & Son will bring whimsy to your walls. Founded in Milan in the 1950s by artist Petro Fornasetti, the luxury atelier has once again teamed up with heritage wallpaper maker Cole & Son, this time to launch Senza Tempo, a collection of 19 new and recoloured designs that blur the boundaries of reality with fictional motifs and twisted everyday objects. Choose from fantastical flying machines and cases of curious collectibles, to a web of wacky walking sticks. Clockwise from left: Bastoni; Macchine Volanti and Libreria, from £150 per roll. Celebrating ceramics New for 2019, Celebrating Ceramics is an artist-curated event, showcasing the best in contemporary ceramics. Set against the backdrop of Waterperry House and Gardens in Oxfordshire, the show features over…

2 min.
eye on design

What was the starting point for the collection? Our aim is to create a comprehensive collection. I chose hues that filled gaps, but also that responded to the colour directions being taken by our interior designers. I always start with my 12 time-honoured natural pigments; they are derived from earths and minerals and underpin our whole palette. As a result, the colours I mix could have been mixed in the near and distant past, and so I often use old recipes and colour names as inspiration.‘Welmish Blew’, for instance, was referred to in 17th-century accounts, but is a colour that we still need today – a good warm pale blue. The ground earth pigments add warmth, but also refract the light for a soft but living finish. Do you have a favourite? Gladstone!…

1 min.
a splash of colour

2 min.
global traveller

Exotic escape Of all the spaces in the home the bedroom is the most personal; the perfect blank canvas to express yourself. For a beautiful design that pays homage to the natural world, team wild tropical prints with sculptural rattan furniture and finds collected from your travels. A new artist collaboration piece by Anthropologie, the statement rattan Ara bed, £1,890, really shines against this energising leafy paper. For a similar design, try Cole & Son’s Forest, £328 at Anthropologie. ➤ Woven wonders ‘These fabrics pair well with dark, rich colours, mid-tone neutrals, or grey, slate blues. Use with traditional furniture, or contemporary for a fun twist’Sarah MacGregor, design director at Jane Churchill Fabrics inspired by traditional handwoven textiles of indigenous cultures have timeless appeal and are a brilliant way to inject colour and texture…