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Period Living August 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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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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2 min.
editor’s letter

Taking something old and unloved and turning it into a thing of beauty is a real art – and, when done well, can be a source of pride and joy for years to come. It’s what many of us aspire to achieve when we embark on a renovation project, decorate a neglected room, or pick up that fleamarket bargain full of upcycling possibilities. Why buy something ready-finished to someone else’s taste, when you can make it personal to you? It’s such a common goal that there is an ‘imperfect premium’ on untouched places and pieces with obvious potential – making a dent in any added value. Of course, the trick is to spot the hidden promise that no one else can see. It’s a talent we all like to think…

1 min.
for every moment

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 50) 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.

Into the blue Annie Sloan has unveiled the latest shade in her Chalk Paint collection. Taking its name from the Oxford University insignia, Oxford Navy also doffs its cap to the brand’s headquarters, which are based in the city centre. ‘Smart and sophisticated, the deep inky blue is useful as a grounding colour in a mid-century palette,’ says Annie. From £5.95 for 120ml.* NATURE ON THE PAGE Take a wander down the garden path with Ladybird Books in a nostalgic exhibition celebrating the iconic illustrated books and their impact on teaching children about the natural world. What to Look for in the Garden will feature original artworks from beloved titles published between 1940 and 1980 – the ‘golden age’ of Ladybird Books, including the What to Look for Series illustrated by Charles Tunnicliffe…

2 min.
eye on design

Why have you made the work of May Morris the focus for your latest collection? May Morris is a fascinating and inspirational lady. The youngest daughter of William Morris, her extraordinary upbringing placed her at the physical and ideological heart of the English Arts and Crafts movement. For many years she was almost an unsung hero of the movement, but in the last few years there has been a real effort to reclaim her importance and celebrate her contribution. She was a dedicated scholar to her art form, and her study of historic needlework shaped the stitches, colours and designs created at Morris & Co. She was a role model for women in design and ahead of her time. A true designer maker, she was running her father’s embroidery department by…

1 min.
sitting pretty

3 min.
sail away

CALL OF THE OCEAN What could be more magical than dining on the dunes at sunset to the sights, sounds and smells of the sea? Create a relaxed setting for dinner with friends and family using portable furniture and set the mood with Ross & Brown’s outdoor garden torches, £24 each. GARDEN SANCTUARY Create a cool and calming corner evocative of coastal retreats, even if miles away. Hang lengths of floaty fabric to make soft sail-inspired curtains. Made from rustic eucalyptus wood and finished with rope side panel detailing, the St Ives two-seater garden sofa, £630, and chair, £360, both John Lewis & Partners, give a suitable nautical nod. COASTAL COLOURS Nothing says seaside like a palette of timeless blue and white. Fresh and uplifting it will put you in the holiday mood all year…