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House and Garden

November 2020

House & Garden unlocks the door to an array of unique homes and outdoor features, ranging from town houses and converted barns to fabulous modern apartments and island retreats. Outdoor features are equally varied, including cottage gardens, water gardens and chic, city courtyards. House & Garden provides an invaluable sourcebook of ideas, from design and decoration to the best of travel, delicious recipes and fine wine. Britain’s most glamorous, inspiring and influential design and decoration magazine.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
contributors

JANE HURST | Garden designer Though gardening has long been an interest of Jane’s, it was only when an admirer of her garden in Dorset asked her to design his that she turned her passion into a career. Having obtained a FRICS qualification at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Jane combines her experience of garden design with an understanding of architecture and the importance of consistency between the two. She designed the garden at St Giles House featured in this issue (from page 196). It is a project she is particularly fond of, for which she took inspiration from both the plants that were already in the garden and the surrounding Dorset landscape. Which plant are you obsessed with at the moment? ‘This year, I have fallen for Salvia curviflora –…

2 min.
from the editor

In March, before lockdown, we assembled a few of the best interior designers and garden designers to be photographed to illustrate our two annual lists – House & Garden’s Top 100 Interior Designers and our Top 50 Garden Designers (up from 25 last year to make it a broader, more useful reference). At that point, although the threat of Covid-19 was looming, we did not know what was to follow and these lists were scheduled for our June issue. But then our lives changed and we decided to postpone their publication to a time when we’d be starting to look outward and forward again. So here they are (from page 21) – all brilliantly navigating their way through these extraordinary times, doing what they do best. What you may notice is…

3 min.
the house & garden top 100 interior designers 2020 - and - the top 50 garden designers 2020

SHOT ON LOCATION AT 14 CAVENDISH SQUARE Join us in celebrating the interior and garden designers whose creativity and talent inspire and inform the pages of House & Garden. You will notice our list of Top 100 Interiors Designers looks a little different this year. We decided to divide it into three categories, relating to the size of their studios. It is not a reflection of the quality of their work, the level of professionalism or necessarily the scale of a project they can take on. But knowing how big a business you are hiring is can be a helpful way to narrow your search for a designer to suit you and your project. SMALL STUDIOS & SOLO ACTS SOMETIMES THE BEST THINGS CAN COME IN SMALL PACKAGES – WHEN IT COMES TO…

14 min.
small studios and solo acts

ANN BOYD DESIGN STUDIO Ann (below) has spent the past 20 years working with the interior architect Malcolm Winyard – her ‘right hand, left hand, everything’. STYLE She excels at creating understated, light and incredibly elegant spaces. ADDED INSIGHT This studio does not take on a huge number of projects, but Ann admits that she struggles to turn down the opportunity to work on something that is ‘really special’. Get her if you can. PROJECTS Current commissions include a house for an existing client in Leicestershire and a flat in Kensington Park Gardens, W11. LATEST DISCOVERY ‘It is always so satisfying to find something for a room that is useful, striking and not terribly expensive. I’ve recently discovered Pooky’s “Hattermorn Pendant Light” (£116; pooky.com). I love the chic black one, with its oak laminate interior.…

16 min.
team builders

- NEW ENTRY - BWT STUDIO Established in 2010 and based in west London, this studio has a team of 12, including director Ben Thompson (below) and eight other designers. STYLE Calming palettes and a good use of natural materials. There is a sense of restraint without sacrificing comfort. ADDED INSIGHT Ben created the interiors of Heckfield Place, the 18th-century country-house hotel that opened in Hampshire in 2018. PROJECTS In addition to a Victorian townhouse in London, the studio is undertaking international briefs, such as a family house in the Philippines and an estate in Italy. LATEST DISCOVERY ‘I recently came across the “Ours Polaire” armchair, designed by Jean Royère in the Fifties. It is elegant and very comfortable. The tactility and comfort of the piece mirrors the studio’s design philosophy – you can sink into…

9 min.
on a bigger scale

BEN PENTREATH STUDIO Ben Pentreath, Rob Illingworth and Rupert Cunningham are the directors of this architecturally focused studio, which has three interior designers. STYLE English, historical and grown-up on the architectural side of the business, while things get more playful when it comes to decorating, particularly in terms of colour. ADDED INSIGHT Ben is one of the architectural designers working on the Prince of Wales’ model village, Poundbury in Dorset, and is involved with Knockroon, a development on the edge of the Dumfries House Estate, supported by The Prince’s Foundation. LATEST DISCOVERY ‘I love the boldness of this “Timbuktu” fabric (shown in thorn apple). It is part of Soane’s recent collection with the incredibly talented fashion designer Duro Olowu (£260 a metre; soane.com). I’m thinking about using it to upholster an armchair in a…