Homes & Antiques December 2021

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.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
kr 59,56
kr 477,32
12 Utgaver

i denne utgaven

1 min
editor’s letter

Although I always hold onto a childish hope that I’ll wake up to snow on the 25th of December, it’s a green Christmas we’ve been dreaming of at H&A . And Rose Hammick, who styled ‘A Forever Christmas’ on page 39, spent much of the summer sourcing beautiful, sustainable decorations that you will want to use year after year. While some are a little more expensive than their high street equivalents, they certainly won’t cost the Earth. As you might expect, this month’s houses are also beautifully dressed for the season. Each one offers a different and very personal approach to decorating for Christmas – from spectacular leafy swags and floral displays to clever use of decorative antiques – all offer inspiration for anyone trying to avoid tinsel, plastic and unnecessary…

1 min
this month’s contributors

Dan is an award-winning and prolific London-based photographer shooting UK and internationally based commercial and editorial campaigns. He specialises in interiors, portrait and lifestyle photography. ‘My favourite cocktail is The Homerton, a twist on the Espresso Martini, and my favourite place to enjoy it is leaning on the 1950s cocktail bar we have in our house in Homerton, east London.’ Theo is a specialist in the Fine Furniture & Works of Art department at Lyon & Turnbull, with a special interest in European ceramics and glass. In 2018 she joined the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. ‘Favourite cocktail? Mojito! This sounds a bit indulgent, but the best Mojitos I had were at the Hansar hotel, Koh Samui. Closer to home, Dishoom does Mojitos, or Treacle. Both in Edinburgh.’ Rose is a freelance interior stylist who regularly…

2 min

Homes & Antiques, Eagle House, Bristol, BS1 4ST Orkney’s finest I very much enjoyed the article on handmade chairs, especially as you mention one of my favourite pieces of furniture, the Orkney chair. I am the very happy owner of one of Kevin’s beautifully crafted chairs, in my home in Kirkwall. The fabric panel is an original patchwork from the 1930s–1940s, which I have backed and hand-quilted. The 2021 Special issue is, indeed, very special. Pam Sanders, Kirkwall, Orkney Storage with history I loved your article on antique oak coffers. Here is mine at the foot of my bed. This modest little chest survived for 400 years in Scotland – I like to think of all the other women who have touched it and daydream about the treasures they put…

6 min
the month december

1 the ANTIQUE LUSTREWARE ART POTTERY As December ushers in the muted tones of winter and heralds the coming of Christmas get-togethers, it’s time to dress your home with some additional glimmer and gleam. Lustreware art pottery from the late 19th and early 20th centuries is an ideal candidate, beautifully reflecting the flickering light of candles, the fireside and Christmas lights. These collectable ceramics are all united in their use of jewel colour glazes and patterned decoration topped with an iridescent finish. The silvery look of lustreware was developed in the Middle East over 1,000 years ago. The effect is achieved by applying metal oxides – usually copper or silver, sometimes platinum or bismuth – to a glazed pot after its initial firing, then returning it to the kiln for a second…

1 min
around the uk

• Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market (until 23rd Dec) offers traditional German delicacies, festive gifts and seasonal ornaments. • Glasgow Christmas Markets returns to St Enoch Square (until 23rd Dec), featuring over 50 chalets. • Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market (until 22nd Dec) renowned as one of the best in Europe will be selling gifts and treats. • Stratford-upon-Avon’s Victorian Christmas Market begins on 9th December for four days, offering Christmas stalls, entertainment, and Victorian dress. • Manchester Christmas Markets (until 22nd Dec) will showcase local and European producers selling jewellery, gifts and food.…

3 min
behind the scenes at the museum

“I started as curator at Fairfax House in 2020, though I have worked at the house for around five years. My role is incredibly varied and includes researching and curating a rolling programme of exhibitions, caring for our historic collections and giving talks to a range of audiences. I also have a broader remit within York Civic Trust to collaborate across the city on projects that preserve and protect York’s heritage. Since it was restored by York Civic Trust in the 1980s, Fairfax House has been presented as the Georgian townhouse of Viscount Fairfax and his daughter Anne, who spared no expense to transform the building into their sumptuous town residence. However, the house has a rich and varied life beyond the departure of the Fairfaxes in 1773, serving as a…