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Homes & Gardens

Homes & Gardens May 2020

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
Language:
English
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TI-Media
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in this issue

1 min.
editor

Planning this issue in February required a tortuous amount of determination. Poring over pictures of homes with sea views and blue skies, of Adirondack-style chairs clustered invitingly around a firepit, and gardens bursting with lilacs and foxgloves was like a short holiday from which we returned to our own dark afternoons with a bump. But as the days got a little longer and the weather a little warmer and gloves a little less necessary, a new feeling took over; a cheerful sense that winter doesn’t last forever, and that you should always make the most of any available light. And so, while many of the features this month focus on taking those first few tentative steps outside, others offer inspiration for creating joy all year round. The floral decorating shoot…

3 min.
news

CREATIVE CANINES Exploring the charming dwellings of some of today’s most distinguished designers, Susanna Salk’s latest book At Home in the English Countryside: Designers and Their Dogs (£40, Rizzoli New York) documents the integral part that these pups play in the lives of their owners and their magnificent abodes. Meet Jack, Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen’s one-year-old French bulldog, above. ONE OF A KIND This cocktail table not only offers beautiful design, it also satisfies a desire for a unique piece that no one else will own. The distinctive pattern has been created using white and midnight blue pigmented resin mixed by hand, meaning no two tables are the same. Kumo cocktail table, H38xW160xD78cm, £2,810, Victor Garnot for Roche Bobois. FLUTE NOTES Tapping into the fluting trend, this glamorous bed offers a decorative statement that…

2 min.
the best of chelsea

BEST IN SHOW? The M&G entry (left) is designed by dynamic duo Hugo Bugg and Charlotte Harris. ‘The garden stands for the importance of green spaces where we need them most – our towns and cities,’ they say. We’re keen to see how 100 metres of reclaimed metal has been sculpted throughout the garden. FUTURE GROWTH The Facebook Garden: Growing the Future (centre) by designer Joe Perkins will highlight the benefits of increasing the UK’s tree cover to combat climate change. His design champions timber as a versatile and sustainable material. FLOWER POWER Floristry (bottom) gets a revamp with a competition put on by the RHS showcasing entries that reflect the main theme of care for the environment. Our favourite category is British Blooms with designers using flowers and foliage from the UK. GOOD CHANGES You can…

2 min.
one to watch

Q Tell us a little about your background? Growing up in the Cotswolds I have always had a love of landscape and some of my earliest memories are growing tomatoes and catching butterflies with my grandparents in their garden. My interests normally involve making things or solving problems and I think landscape architecture is a discipline that sits at the confluence of these two things. Q What inspired you to work as a landscape architect? I was first introduced to the idea watching Chelsea on the TV and reading about designers in magazines. Then, through a family friend, I was able to gain work experience with del Buono Gazerwitz in London and I fell in love with the job. I went on to study a Masters in Landscape Architecture at Leeds Beckett University. Q…

4 min.
how does your garden grow…

‘MY favourite new plant for a large pot is Hydrangea Runaway Bride Snow White. Compact and ideal for containers, it has six beautiful white blooms along each of its branches, not just at the tips, as with other hydrangeas. Make sure to keep your pots well-watered for the best results.’ HARRIET HARDIMAN , director of Hayloft, hayloft.co.uk ‘THE NEW TREND IS FOR WOODLANDS PLANTED WITH FRUIT TREES, SUCH AS PLUMS, APPLES AND CHERRIES. TUCK MORE EDIBLES – CURRANTS, WILD STRAWBERRIES AND GREENS – BENEATH THE BOUGHS TO MAKE A SUSTAINABLE, LOW-MAINTENANCE PRODUCTIVE GARDEN.’ MIA WITHAM , miawitham.com ‘LAYERED PLANTING NOT ONLY OFFERS YEAR-ROUND INTEREST, BUT COVERING THE SOIL SURFACE HELPS TO LOCK UP CARBON, KEEP IN MOISTURE DURING HOT SUMMERS AND SOAK UP WATER IN DOWNPOURS TOO.’ MARIAN BOSWALL , marianboswall.com ‘WHEN emulating…

4 min.
sunshine state

Shortly after the financial crisis of 2008, William Hefner and his wife Kazuko Hoshino purchased the land where they would build their weekend getaway in Montecito, California. Despite feeling cautious due to the unfolding recession, the couple were so seduced by the plot with its mountain views and seven ancient oak trees that they bought it with a long-term view. ‘We didn’t do anything with it for a few years as we waited to see what was going to happen with the recession, but as soon as things felt secure, we began to design the house,’ says William. William runs Studio William Hefner, one of Los Angeles’ most respected architecture firms, with Kazuko heading up the interiors branch. The couple have been married for 25 years and have an 11-year old…