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Homes & Antiques

Homes & Antiques July 2019

Homes & Antiques is the magazine for people who love great design and beautiful objects from every era, providing a unique mix of the very best of the old with the very best of the new. That's why, as well as being the official magazine of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, every issue delivers an inspirational blend of heritage and lifestyle.

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antiques for every day

While there are many vintage and antique pieces that are precious and need special care, there’s something really satisfying about filling your home with finds you can actually live with. Designs from the 20th century are perhaps the most practical – they are well-built, stylish and, with pieces such as telephone seats and electric lighting, are well suited to modern living. We have created seven different rooms (including a bathroom) that effortlessly exude mid-century style, from collectable kitchenalia to classic furniture, on page 44. My jaw dropped when I saw the first shots of Ed Ray’s sumptuous art deco apartment on the St Leonards-on-Sea shore. It, too, is filled with antiques he makes use of every day. Turn to page 82 to see gold mirrors against sublime teal walls, indulgent cocktail…

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my five favourite pieces in this issue…

BOWIE BOLT This lamp, painted by homeowner Chloe Jonason, makes me wish I shared her artistic skills! A 50s ICON Eagle-eyed ceramics fans will have spotted the stack of Ridgway Potteries Homemaker plates on our cover. HAMMER HIGHLIGHT I just love the shimmer on this William De Morgan bowl. Find out how much it fetched at auction in ‘Star Sales’. DECO SHOW This art deco display cabinet would fit beautifully into Ed Ray’s luxurious 1930s seaside apartment. RATTAN CLASSIC Bauhaus might not be the first thing to spring to mind when you think ‘rattan’, but it’s integral to this iconic chair.…

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this month’s contributors

Mark Bolton photographed ‘The Art of Decadence’ Mark has been shooting interiors and gardens for many years and is a contributor to many UK and European magazines. He lives in a cottage by the sea with his wife Sarah, a writer, and loves his garden, travelling in Italy and playing darts at the local pub. ‘My favourite gardens to visit and photograph in the UK are The Garden House in Devon, and any of the Cornish Valley Gardens.’ Emily Deane wrote ‘The New Wave: Next Generation Restorers’ A Hertfordshire-based freelance writer, Emily Deane provides original content for lifestyle magazines and bridal websites as well as for children’s titles. Emily and her husband live in a Victorian house, which they are currently renovating. ‘As I am a huge admirer of the Brontë sisters, I love to…

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Beads of Blue John Your magazine never lets me down on interesting things, and I’m so glad you included an article on Blue John in your May issue. As a pearl threader, I was once sent a spectacular row of Blue John 30mm beads to thread. They alternated with the dull yellow-colour beads, also Blue John. I still remember how beautiful they were all these years later (about 20 I think). Anne Finnerty, Reading Shellseekers Down Under The April issue arrived a couple of weeks ago and we were delighted to read ‘Treasures of the Deep’. We love our shell collection and display our finds for friends and family to enjoy. As we look at them, I remember days searching in quaint shops, gifts given with love and personal discoveries while strolling along beautiful beaches.…

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the month

the COLLECTION CRESSIDA BELL FOR CHARLESTON The repeat patterns, geometric shapes, painterly colours and fluid brushstrokes used by Cressida Bell in her latest collection of homewares for Charleston farmhouse softly echo the style of her grandmother – painter and resident of Charleston, Vanessa Bell. The range includes stylish trays, chopping boards, mugs, notebooks, keepsake boxes and coasters – perfect for introducing a touch of Charleston’s eclectic heritage into your own home. 01323 811626; shop.charleston.org.uk the COLLABORATION ANGLEPOISE X MARGARET HOWELL The latest collaboration between fashion designer Margaret Howell and British design brand Anglepoise features a striking new colourway: Sienna. It’s a deliciously rich hue featuring tones of clay and orange that sits perfectly alongside teak mid-century furniture. The Type 75 desk lamp costs £160, and the Type 75 floor lamp is £220. 02392 224450; anglepoise.com the…

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style. now.

SUMMER LOVING Is there anything more glorious than relaxing in a squishy outdoor seat, while bathed in sunshine and engrossed in a page-turner? For garden furniture in need of a refresh, Designers Guild has a range of wonderfully practical outdoor fabrics that don’t scrimp on style. Printed on stain and water-resistant canvas, the chairs pictured are upholstered in Delray Outdoor Noir (£69 per m) and Boynton Outdoor Noir (£59 per m). 020 7351 5775; designersguild.com Hot on the trail Immerse yourself amongst fresh foliage with this painterly Clematis wallpaper from Sian Zeng. Featuring delicate trailing flowers, the design is available as both a classic or magnetic wallpaper, which attracts Sian’s playful magnets – ideal for acting out stories in children’s bedrooms. Available in white, blue or pink, prices start from £185 per roll.…