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Homes & Antiques

Homes & Antiques September 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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from history into your home

In the interiors world, the botanicals look has been big news all year – but little do many of today’s tastemakers seem to know this ‘trend’ has been around for centuries. This month’s photoshoot celebrates the historical pieces that inform 2019’s blossoming looks, with antique and vintage finds including Victorian flower charts and petal-patterned porcelain, as well as authentic bohemian furniture and all manner of floral collectables. Our houses will take you even further back in time (from page 55). While our youngest home is a flat in the iconic 1930s Isokon building, which is lovingly cared for by one dedicated tenant (p74), the oldest is a medieval manor, elegantly updated by a team of experts (p82). The layering in that house is a masterclass in blending old and new to…

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my five favourite antiques in this issue…

BLOCK BEAUTY The courtesans in this c1860 Japanese woodblock print would have been the style icons of their day. TILE AS OLD AS TIME I love to ponder an object’s journey – the older the better! So this 13th-century tile is utterly captivating. THE BOMBE This marquetry-inlaid bombe commode boasts both an elite maker and, later, a very stylish owner… SECOND TO ONE Thonet’s classic bistro chair is an undisputed icon. But this later Cafe Museum seat is just as chic and well designed. LIGHT FANTASTIC I’ve not seen an 18th-century chandelier in a bold colour like this before. It’s about as rare as glass can be.…

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this month’s contributors

James Balston photographed ‘Modernist Masterpiece’ After starting out as an interior designer, James made a gradual move to photography about 18 years ago. He shoots not only homes, but hotels, spas and restaurants around the world. ‘The oldest thing I own is Modes et Costumes Historiques by the Pauquet brothers, a book from 1864. It belonged to my grandparents and has always fascinated me.’ Dave Caudery photographed ‘Design Icon’ A staff photographer for Immediate Media, Dave works across a wide variety of magazines. He inherited a keen interest in antiques from his parents. ‘The oldest object in my house is a Saxon ring that I bought for my wife at an antiques market in Bath.›It’s too small for any of her fingers, but she enjoys showing it to our children.›Luckily for me, she doesn’t like…

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Making a statement I look forward to my copy of Homes & Antiques every month and have been buying it for many years. I was delighted with the ‘Statement Collections’ feature on vintage glass on pages 44 and 45 of the June issue. It brought back so many wonderful memories of the beautiful glass that my mother had in our childhood home. Over the years I have collected the lovely controlled bubble bud vases, which also offer a kaleidoscope of colours – I own a lot of them now. This article was so inspirational that I have now purchased two glass vases and I am waiting for them to be delivered in a couple of days! I found it very helpful that you included a number of sources for these items, which…

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the month

the TREND FAUX BLOOMS FROM FOX FLOWERS Bid farewell to drooping bouquets with the latest offering of artificial stems from Fox Flowers. With blossoming hydrangeas and dahlias (that will never wilt), our favourite bunch is the Pink Panther, priced at £330. 01892 322075; foxflowers.co.uk the SALE SCOTTISH ART AT SOTHEBY’S From elegant still lifes to sweeping landscapes and atmospheric portraits, the paintings on offer at Sotheby’s Scottish Art sale in London on 18th September are a joy to behold, even if you’re only window-shopping. 020 7293 5000; sothebys.com the EVENT BRITISH CERAMICS BIENNIAL Visit the cradle of British ceramics, Stoke-on-Trent, between 7th September and 13th October for the lowdown on all that’s happening in the pottery world. At the British Ceramics Biennial, peruse ground-breaking designs from over 300 contemporary artists via workshops, exhibitions and events taking place at venues across…

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CHINA IN YOUR HAND With his latest Willow collection, designer Richard Brendon has taken motifs from classic 18th-century Blue Willow china to create an updated range of contemporary ceramics that’ll sit happily alongside the antiques. From £40 for a bread plate. 020 8962 8924; richardbrendon.com Out of office Whether you’re working from home, penning an important letter or doing a spot of leisurely online shopping, a comfortable yet stylish desk is key to ensuring your at-home office doesn’t feel too workaday. The new Gubbins desk from Loaf (£545) fits the bill and would certainly boost your productivity – especially with its handy cubbyholes for storing stationery; propping up postcards; or storing any other, well, gubbins. 020 3141 8300; loaf.com THE ROYAL WE Invite colour and pattern into your kitchen this season with this special anniversary tea towel…