Homes & Antiques November 2020

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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editor’s letter

Welcome to the November issue of H&A . Filled with our usual mix of fascinating features and stylish interiors, we hope it provides a cheering distraction from the prospect of another lockdown – news of which is now unfolding. I apologise if our listings (p135) are woefully out of date by the time you receive your copy. Do check the organisers’ websites, all of which are listed, as we know they are doing all they can to adapt to this challenging situation, hoping to balance safety with a desire to continue trading and meeting you, their customers. Much has been written about the way colour can affect our moods, and this month’s houses were chosen for their uplifting use of vibrant paints and richly patterned wallpapers: from the classical elegance…

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an update on may’s house in beirut

Many readers have been in touch expressing concern for May Daouk, whose beautiful house (on the cover of our July issue) was destroyed by the Beirut blast in August. Filled with a wonderful mix of art and antiques, the 19th-century villa was a rare survivor of Lebanon’s civil war, and May’s exuberant style encapsulated everything we admire here at H&A . As you can see from these photographs, May’s home is now in ruins and she is living with a friend. Via email she says: ‘I have just finished putting the things rescued from the blast into storage – no home left. It’s heartbreaking and difficult. My son had stitches in his head from the ceiling literally falling on him. I guess we were lucky, but no house.’ The architectural charity…

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this month’s contributors

Anna Tobin wrote about Mairead Turner’s house Anna has been writing about homes and interiors and styling interior shoots for the best part of 20 years. Her work is found in magazines worldwide. She also runs a blog ( ‘I appreciate all styles of architecture, but have a particular fondness for Arts and Crafts, providing it’s given a colourful twist. I love William Morris’s Red House in Bexleyheath in particular.’ Darcie Judson photographed Susan Early for ‘Meet the Maker’ Darcie is a freelance portraiture photographer based in Gloucestershire with an interest in interiors, craftsmanship and people. ‘The most notable property for me is Whitby Abbey. My great-grandparents had a dairy farm and you could see this iconic landmark from across the North York Moors. It’s a real spectacle and has brought me to this part…

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Collecting Carlton I became interested in Carlton Ware many years ago after I inherited a small salad dish from my grandmother. It was in the shape of a lettuce leaf and decorated with two three-dimensional tomatoes at one end. Over the years I have collected a lot of Carlton Ware, but my particular favourites are the money boxes, and so I was delighted to see a small collection of them beautifully displayed in the September issue of your magazine (page 91) in the mid-century-themed home of Mark Hampshire and Keith Stephenson. My collection is a bit more extensive than theirs, and includes one or two oddities. For example, some of the moulds were adapted to make table lamps, with the money slot replaced with a circular hole to take the lamp fitting,…

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if antiques could talk...

To the Lighthouse We were very interested to read your article about Bidston Lighthouse, especially as we were both born in Liverpool and have collected Liverpool pottery for some years. In 2015 we bought a rare Herculaneum creamware jug c1793 commemorating the earlier Bidston Lighthouse. Besides showing the lighthouse, it has a list of 58 merchant ship owners, a list of the different types of ship – brig or man-of-war – and a long line of colourful flags. Each flag is different so the owner in Liverpool could see his vessel was nearing the Mersey estuary. On the reverse, beneath a fine Liver Bird, is information about special signals. How often does history come alive in a piece of pottery? Margaret & Richard Moss, Staffordshire DO YOU HAVE AN ANTIQUE WITH AN INTERESTING PAST? Tell…

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enjoy £0% off at pooky

With a love of vibrant colour, bold pattern and playful prints, Pooky is all about beautiful lighting design and, this month, we’re over the moon to be teaming up to offer H&A readers 20 per cent off the full collection. From candlesticks and sculptural bases, to lampshades and mirrors, Pooky is known for designing elegant and affordable lights that look as though they cost a fortune – but don’t. Now in its seventh year, Pooky has established itself as the go-to lighting brand for stylish households around the country, as well as leading interior designers across the globe. Pooky’s extensive range includes table lamps and shades, pendant, ceiling and wall lights, as well as mirrors. And the company has recently launched its first outdoor lighting collection. Shades and bases are sold…