House and Garden September 2021

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.

United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
R 85,03
R 639,15
12 Issues

in this issue

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RICHARD SMITH / TEXTILE DESIGNER Richard has been designing fabrics since the age of 16, which is when he sold his first design. Following 20 years of freelancing, in 2006 he was asked to create the No9 Thompson brand. He still designs two collections a year for Jim Thompson and, in 2011, launched his own fabric house, Madeaux. Art is integral to Richard’s life – each design begins with a watercolour or gouache and, when not creating textiles, he can be found painting for pleasure. Once a week he enjoys a painting class with artist Maggi Hambling in London. When it comes to interiors, Richard wants to ‘keep the eye moving’ and this philosophy is illustrated by his own house in East Sussex (from page 108). What are you working on at…

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from the editor

Are you holidaying in sunnier climes as you read this, or in a deckchair in your garden? At the time of writing, we don’t quite know what the rest of the summer holds for us in terms of foreign travel. Hopefully, by the time you are enjoying this September issue, there’ll be some good news and people can take their longed-for summer holiday (if they’ve been brave enough to book one). Whatever happens, I hope we can lift the spirits and provide some escape. We have holiday houses in both Puglia – a minimalist newbuild owned by a London-based Italian architect (from page 90) – and The Hamptons, where the decorator Steven Gambrel has reinvented the interior with period chic (from page 98), plus the loveliest of old and rustic cabins…

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a cut above

For suppliers’ details, see Stockists page LIVE-EDGE SCOTTISH BURR OAK SLAB, WITH THANKS TO RORY STRIDE…

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picture frames

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take the tint

Mellow yellows WALLS Walls painted in ‘Yellow-Pink’, £48.50 for 2.5 litres absolute matt emulsion, from Little Greene. Wall hangings made from leather scraps, £180 for 10kg, from Retrouvius. FLOOR ‘Halv-Flossa’ wool rug, by Elsa Gullberg, £4,500, from Howe. FURNITURE Lacquered oak ‘Frey Armoire’ (wardour), £7,980, from Pinch. Beech and corduroy ‘Tamburlaine Sofa’, £14,112 as seen; ‘Bombay Button’ lacquered beech table (grandma’s kitchen yellow), £1,950; both from Howe. Beech and plywood ‘Mon Prince Sofa’, with ‘Melchior’ (tabac) linen sofa cover, £5,030 as seen, from Caravane. Leather and iron ‘Bascule Coffee Table’ (brown bronze and walnut buffalo hide), £4,400 as seen, from Soane. ACCESSORIES ‘Bamboo and Brass Floor Light’, by Carl Auböck, £1,915, from Sigmar. Ceramic ‘Vase with Abstract Figures’, by Giovanni Battista de Salvo, £1,200, from 8 Holland Street. Ceramic ‘Daffodil Vase’,…