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Period Living July 2020

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Period Living is Britain's best-selling period homes magazine, offering inspiration, ideas and advice on all aspects of owning an older property. Discover beautiful real homes and gardens to inspire you, insight into the latest decorating trends and interior products that work with a traditional property, guidance from experts on maintaining and improving your home, and lifestyle features with a nostalgic focus. If you appreciate the timeless elegance and original character of old homes updated for modern life, Period Living is the magazine for you.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

After a hard day’s work in the garden, there is no greater pleasure than sitting down to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour – soaking up the warmth, listening to nature, and breathing in the heady scents of flowers at their summer peak. Due to lockdown, I have spent more time in my garden this year than ever before, and it has never looked better. My daily plant check has become almost ritualistic as I absorb myself in every detail, delighting in how there is always something new to notice: fresh greenery popping up, buds developing, petals opening and blooms fading. To help you take as much joy from your own garden, this issue is filled with inspiration, from the latest outdoor furniture designs for a timeless scheme…

2 min.
your journal

BEST LAID PLANS We were due to move house last Friday but this was delayed due to lockdown. With everything that is going on at the moment, I have never appreciated my Period Living subscription so much. I spent most of last week unpacking lots of our boxes, but the May issue gave me some much needed time out, and the Country Rustic decorating feature inspired me to design my new utility room. I know exactly what I’m going to do as soon as we get into our new home. I am so thankful that your team is still able to produce the magazine and that Royal Mail delivers it straight to my door, without me needing to leave the house. Leigh Doy This month’s star letter writer receives a bottle of…

1 min.
little sanctuaries

Carol Harris in Adelaide Hills, Australia, shared the art studio that her husband built from an old shed and secondhand doors. A perfect place to relax Living her vintage dream, Annette Thompson’s shed is decorated with characterful decoupaged bottles and an upcycled, repainted fireplace Louise Lingwood’s fully insulated garden room has beautiful full-height windows, providing her with a haven to enjoy her garden all year round We love Angélique Willems’ summerhouse, which looks idyllic in the sunshine. You can see more of Angélique’s garden on Instagram @country.chique Get in touch: periodliving@futurenet.com @periodlivingmagazine @PeriodLivingMag @period_living…

7 min.

Savour summer With warmer weather on the way and the promise of long balmy days, it’s time to get your garden ready for those alfresco lunches. Pick a magical spot under dappled shade and lay a table with seasonal treats, not forgetting plenty of cushions for afternoon lounging. Pretty and water-resistant, Weaver Green’s Jaipur Acorn designs, £45 each, are ideal for outdoors. MINI TREND Rainbow Raise a smile with this array of colourful pieces inspired by nature’s vibrant spectrum In bloom Are you a fan of Scandinavian florals? Then you’ll love the new Falsterbo III wallpapers from Boråstapeter. A celebration of Swedish summertime, the collection features refreshed archive prints alongside brand new designs based on handpainted artwork by designer Jenny Hahne Gadd. Capturing luscious late-summer borders, this detailed Dahlia Garden wallpaper, £59 per roll, has…

1 min.
bring me sunshine

1 min.
life’s a picnic