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Homes & Gardens January 2020

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Published by TI Media Limited Homes & Gardens celebrates the beauty of classic and contemporary style. Real-life homes with stunning photography deliver inspirational decorating while remaining real and relevant. Homes & Gardens is the ultimate sourcebook of beautiful ideas and detailed information, inspiring its readers to become their own interior designers.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.

Eight years ago my family started a new festive tradition: a decadent Christmas Eve lunch at a London hotel, surrounded by OTT decs and glitzy trees. It’s our special way to kick off the holidays (and more affordable than going out on the day). Writer Fiona McCarthy talks about the vogue for grown-up Christmas customs on page 81, sharing insight into the now-iconic installations at grande dame hotels and revealing tastemakers’ annual pilgrimages (Nina Campbell loves doggy carols!). The feature sits in an issue that’s a true celebration of winter, from a snowy retreat to recipes for a delicious feast. Some houses are dressed for Christmas, while others are cosseting in their use of rich colours, textured panelling or luxe finishes. For those feeling weary of dark nights and damp days,…

4 min.

FEEL THE HEAT The rich designs of ancient cultures are brought together in Mediterranea, a new fabric and wallpaper collection from Lewis & Wood. We just love the hieroglyphic quality of Papyrus (on wall), £98m, inspired by 16th-century paper-cut motifs. GOD’S GIFT Extravagent and colourful, the Viaggio di Nettuno ceramics collection marries heritage brand Richard Ginori’s beautiful craftsmanship with today’s design darling Luke Edward Hall’s whimsical artistic style. All designs are hand-painted, from £45 for a bread plate, Liberty. CALIFORNIA DREAMING One of the most talked about launches during September’s London Design Festival was Tom Faulkner’s Papillon collection, inspired by his trip to Joshua Tree National Park. The Round Table, H75xD140cm, with steel base and glass top, encapsulates the Californian aesthetic, especially in eye-catching Ulysses Blue, £9,210. The Papillon range also includes a coffee table,…

1 min.
passion for pattern

3 min.
one to watch

Q How did you first begin making lights? I started by taking vintage and salvaged lamps that were no longer functioning properly and reworking them. I bought a lot on eBay, mainly from the USA, as I really liked that kind of industrial, mid-century style. My aim was to make pendant and chandelier lighting, as well as wall lamps, so I sourced the right kind of vintage pieces that could be transformed in that way. Q Had you studied art and design? No, I didn’t go to college, in fact I’m self-taught. Initially I worked for a shop in Lyon called Pier Import, which sells furniture, lighting, textiles and decorative items, specialising in exotic import products from India, the Philippines, Indonesia and Latin America, then after about 20 years I decided to branch…

10 min.
dine by candlelight

The menu Vermouth soda with orange Quail eggs with flavoured salt Roasted poussins Creamed cavolo nero gratin Roasted beetroot, potatoes and Jerusalem artichoke Mini doughnuts with orange curd Roasted pears served with cheese and crackers VERMOUTH SODA WITH ORANGE SERVES 6 IceGreen olives360ml red vermouth or rosé360ml soda or sparkling waterZest of 1 large orange, paredDried orange slices (optional) Take six glasses and drop three ice cubes and two olives into each. Pour in 60ml vermouth or rosé, then top with 60ml soda or sparkling water. Hold a strip of zest over a glass and twist to release its oils. Drop into the glass or, for a more festive garnish, add a slice of dried orange. To home-dry orange slices, preheat the oven to 120ºC/Fan100ºC/Gas ∏. Very thinly slice some oranges (we used…

4 min.
frozen in time

When architect Ramun Capaul and his practice partner Gordian Blumenthal walked through this abandoned house, their hearts skipped a beat. ‘Türalihus was untouched – we found it just as it had been left 60 years ago,’ says Ramun. The pair had been asked to bring the house back to life, a process that would also involve peeling back layers of history. ‘We didn’t want to over-modernise it because that would have robbed it of its character,’ says Ramun. ‘Rather than cover up the decorative styles of several centuries, we let the house tell its own story.’ One of the reasons why the building had remained so intact is that it stands in the Swiss mountain village of Valendas, perched on the shadowy side of the Rhine gorge. ‘In winter, the village…