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Homes & Antiques

Homes & Antiques August 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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good design does good

‘The conscious consumer can have considerable impact,’ says design curator, Jane Withers. It’s a refreshing and reassuring stance, what with climate change being a hot topic (forgive the pun) at the moment. Luckily for us, buying antiques might just be the greenest way there is to shop for your home. However, choosing products made from recycled materials runs a close second. Roddy Clarke introduces us to the British brands that are making waves in this field from page 54, and reveals that there is guilt-free shopping to be had, and none of it means settling for second best in the style stakes. Elsewhere this issue, we look forward to summer living. We’ve four utterly charming homes that are overflowing with antiques, from an airy Victorian terrace in London (p62) to a…

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my five favourite pieces in this issue…

WOWZER MOSER Glass lovers will have spotted the Moser vase on the cover – this double-ended cup is one of my favourites. THE UNDONE LOOK I love the unfinished effect of this French sofa which, with its natural hues, is très en vogue this summer. HIGH FASHION This magnificent updo comes courtesy of a 1782 book, showing fashionable ladies how to style their tresses. NO-BEAR-SKIN RUG I am quite taken with (father-of-Swedish-Modern) Josef Frank’s take on the animal hide carpet. SWANNING AROUND The elegant swan will never go out of fashion – this terracotta pair has been swimming with style since 1880.…

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this month’s contributors

Melanie Molesworth styled and wrote ‘Steeped in History’ Stylist, journalist and author, Melanie has worked for a range of brands including Laura Ashley, The White Company and Ercol, as well as plenty of interior magazines. ’My favourite souvenir is a collection of vintage fishing lures that I found in a rambling old junk house shop in a remote part of Ontario, Canada, a few years back.’ Emma J Page wrote ‘10 Ways to Create Garden Rooms and Havens’ Emma writes about interiors, travel, food and lifestyle for a range of monthly magazines, national newspapers and supplements. She is currently working on her first›non-fiction book. ‘Every time I visit Ravello in Italy, I head to the local jewellery store, Cameo, to pick up a special piece. I bought my first pair of pearl earrings there, nearly…

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letters

Statement Collections I was so interested in the ‘Statement Collections’ article in the June issue of H&A . The Clytie [water nymph] bust I have has ‘Copeland’ and ‘Art Union of London 1863’ stamped into the base. I believe she is a smaller version of the one shown in that exhibition. I don’t know when my grandad bought her, but I inherited her after my parents died. She used to be displayed on the landing window and I remember, when I was about four or five, I used to dress her up with necklaces and lace! She now takes pride of place on my piano. Rosemary Machin, via email The Glasgow School of Art I was really intrigued by the feature in your June edition on the Charles Rennie Mackintosh building. As a former…

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the month

the PATTERN ABSTRAKT MONA TABLES You can always count on Diabla to push the boundaries of outdoor furniture – and these colourful tables are unlike anything we’ve clapped eyes on before. The bold geometric pattern was designed by London printmaker Jonathan Lawes, whose fresh and vivid screen prints evoke memories of warm summer days. Available with a round or square top, prices start at €560. diablaoutdoor.com the DESIGN DE GOURNAY PARADISE LOST Allow yourself to step into a tropical realm of wild flowers, exotic birds and ancient ruins with this hand-painted wallpaper design from de Gournay. Inspired by 19th-century artworks, and the fictional kingdom of El Dorado, this dreamy design adds a touch of whimsical elegance to this bathroom designed by ABH Interiors (pictured left). It costs from £1,470 per panel. 020 7352 9988; degournay.com the…

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style.now.

BOHEMIAN BLISS As we enjoy scorching days and drowsy evenings, creating a calm and welcoming indoor haven in which to unwind is paramount. For a look that’s both on-trend and informal, channel your inner bohemian with these woven wall baskets (from £25 each) from French Connection. Create a subtle statement with a single basket, or cluster together with hanging plants, mismatched textiles and rattan furniture for a space that oozes relaxed summer style. 0333 400 3285; frenchconnection.com COLOUR WHEEL There’s a palpable buzz around colours and patterns from the 1970s, and the new Mambo collection of upholstery fabrics from Prestigious Textiles ticks all the boxes when it comes to retro style. Featuring geometric shapes in the soft, earthy hues of the era, who wouldn’t be compelled to whip up some scatter cushions or…