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JUNE 2018

l decorating l gardens l antiques & vintage l renovation

Cottage charm Beautiful period homes that mix original features with new designs

Summer a taste of

Make your own jams and preserves

shop for vintage inspired kitchen accessories

Celebrate 300 years of Thomas Chippendale advice for boosting insulation

Garden party Entertain alfresco with the latest outdoor furniture, fabrics and accessories

discover david austin’s own rose garden

PLUS... New rugs plant a living wall Paving ideas Loft conversions Render repair

Illustration Sarah Overs Photograph David Lloyd

Editor’s Letter

elcome to gloriously long, balmy days and entertaining alfresco until dusk, as we drink in the last few weeks of spring and anticipate the arrival of summer. Everything feels so optimistic at this time of year, as we get ready for holidays in the sun, weekend jaunts to Britain’s heritage towns and cities, and days spent pottering in the garden. One of the things I promised myself I’d do this year, is invest in a better outdoor dining set so I can throw a proper summer party for my friends and family, or just cosy up with my husband on some comfy cushions and toast marshmallows after one of our mini barbecues. From page 24, we have all the inspiration you need to create your own patio sanctuary, as style editor Pippa Blenkinsop unveils the best furniture, fabrics and accessories to help you make the most of the season. Elsewhere this issue, we pay a visit to the stunning private garden of rose grower David Austin (page 126). Now in his nineties, David has had an inspiring career, cultivating one of the most successful horticultural businesses in the UK. His name is synonymous with roses, and his own garden is a real feast for the senses, and a perfect accompaniment to his beautiful Queen Anne-style home. Who better to show the rest of us how it’s done? Continuing the garden theme, from page 115 we look at vertical planting, from living walls of succulents and salad leaves to traditional climbers such as clematis. ‘Growing upwards’ works particularly well in small gardens and tucked-away corners, and this advice will help you add a new dimension to your plot. Heading indoors, this month we have a practical focus on one of the key issues that most period homeowners must at some point tackle: insulation (page 103). It’s not a glamorous subject, but one that it pays to have a little understanding about if you want your rooms to be as comfortable as possible. I know first hand what it’s like to live in a property where the insulation isn’t up to scratch, with rooms that are boiling hot in summer and freezing in winter. There’s a lot of conflicting advice about insulating old buildings, but one thing everyone agrees on is that if you don’t use the right materials, you can create more problems that you solve, namely condensation, which can lead to damp and rot. So for significant refurbishment works, it’s essential to seek the advice of an experienced expert. Finally, a little reminder to enter your home or garden into the Period Living Readers’ Homes Awards (see page 41), which we officially launched last month. There’s a fabulous first prize up for grabs, which includes £2,000 in cash. We’d love to find out about where you live and share it with other readers, so please do take the time to enter. Enjoy! Melanie Griffiths Editor, Period Living Period Living 3


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Photograph Andreas von Einsiedel

Decorating & shopping

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June journal We round up the latest interiors offerings, news and exhibitions Sherbet shades Create a soft summer feel with a spectrum of ice-cream hues Into the wild From crocodiles to cheetahs, use animal motifs to get the safari look ON THE COVER

Statement rugs Bring comfort and colour to your floor with these decorative designs ON THE COVER Alfresco dining Fresh ideas for outdoor entertaining this summer

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Vintage kitchen Refresh the heart of your home with these pretty accessories Illustrated homeware Mix bright pieces and original prints for a playful feel


Features ON THE COVER Thomas Chippendale BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Marc Allum looks at the life and work of one of Britain’s most celebrated furniture designers

Made in Britain Devon-based shepherd’s hut maker Joshua Johansen guides us through his creative process ON THE COVER

Recipes Be inspired to bottle nature’s glorious bounty with these seasonal jams and preserves

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Heritage weekend... Portmeirion We discover the history, plus where to stay, eat and shop in this picturesque corner of Wales Tram advertising Running until 1952, London’s trams connected the city’s iconic attractions and gave rise to a series of graphic posters Period Living 7


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Period Living awards Does your home deserve a prize? Here’s your chance to enter our annual Readers’ Homes Awards ON THE COVER

A blank canvas Set in rural Buckinghamshire, the Jacksons’ 17th-century cottage oozes classic country charm

109 113 115

A river runs through it Bounded by a babbling brook, this pretty thatch has been lovingly updated for modern life


Vibrant vintage The Shaws have stamped their modern vintage style on a Surrey semi, factoring in clever storage


Making things beautiful Set in the Burgundy countryside, this 19th-century farmhouse is as picturesque as its surroundings


Advice & inspiration

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House journal New products and expert advice for updating a period property ON THE COVER Loft conversions Extend upwards to add value and space to your home ON THE COVER

Home health check Property expert Roger Hunt advises on exterior rendering


Birds of a feather Garden shopping inspired by our fluttering friends Garden advice Bring a new dimension to your outdoor space with these vertical garden planting ideas ON THE COVER

Landscaping Create practical and easy-care garden areas great for entertaining with these patio solutions Fencing Our pick of beautiful boundaries for a traditional garden ON THE COVER In the name of the rose We explore the idyllic gardens of the celebrated rose breeder and expert David Austen

Regulars Subscribe Get six issues for just £18, plus a free travel wallet worth £21, when you subscribe to Period Living Stockists Where to find all the suppliers featured in this issue

ON THE COVER Insulation Conserve heat and save energy with these insulation solutions


The reclaimer Paul Nash of Architectural Decor shares advice on buying original doorknobs and handles


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Garden journal A round-up of the latest products for your garden


journal JUNE

The latest interiors offerings for a period home, from beautiful wallpapers inspired by nature to magical summer sculpture shows

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Crafts r d e & Wood’s annewLewis Voysey collection

showcases intricate natural designs from one of the Arts and Crafts era’s prominent figures. A celebrated architect, C. F. A. Voysey also designed furniture, wallpaper and fabrics. Four of his archive drawings have been expertly recoloured and printed onto fabrics and wide-width wallpaper. This Voysey Park design is £65.52 per m.

stone showcase This June sees the return of ‘on form’, the ninth biennial exhibition of stone sculpture, set in the stunning grounds of Asthall Manor in Burford, Oxfordshire. One of the largest exhibitions of stone sculpture in the UK, the show brings together the works of 40 sculptors, from world-renowned names to up-and-coming artists. 10 June – 8 July, entry £10.

bright lights

Feature Pippa Blenkinsop

Green Double Gourd lamp, £372, with 20-inch shade, £342 Emerald Stag lamp, £384, with 14-inch shade, £294 Green Pineapple lamp, £858, with 22-inch shade, £372

Featuring opulent jewel-toned bases and hot bright shades, Penny Morrison’s new table lamps offer a splash of summer colour. Handcrafted in Spain and Portugal, the ceramic bases are as much works of art as they are functional. With a range of forms, from playful pineapples to striking silhouettes and colourful glazed finishes, they make the perfect pairing with Penny’s vibrant folksy shades. Period Living 11

sweet dreams This month, the Wrought Iron & Brass Bed Company welcomes a brand new frame to its collection of classic beds. Taking its shape from the old wrought-iron dormitory styles, but with a shiny silver finish, the nickel Arthur bed is a great option for fans of the modern vintage look. Handmade in Norfolk, it costs from £1,830 for a double.



Fabric and wallpaper designer Clarke & Clarke has teamed up with fashion brand Oasis to launch an exclusive range of furniture, bedlinen, curtains, fabric, wallpaper and accessories. Covered in pretty Amelia fabric, this Odette armchair is the perfect finishing touch to a romantic boudoir, £499.

antique of the month Until the 19th century, the design of perfume bottles was very much governed by the nature of scent itself. Since scent is very volatile, the bottles had to be airtight and impervious to light, and since scent was very costly, the bottles were made to reflect this. Until the end of the 19th century, perfume was sold to be mixed and decanted into scent bottles. However, by the 1900s, perfume and fashion houses began to sell bottles filled with their own scent, making decanting unnecessary. Liquid perfume dates from around the mid-17th century. At this time, glass was considered unworthy to hold the very expensive perfumes, so precious metals and hardstones were used. Glass was not used until the end of the 18th century, reaching its heyday in the Victorian period. Of note are British double-ended scent bottles, a combination of scent bottle at one end and a smelling-salt bottle or vinaigrette at the other. Vinaigrettes were tiny hinged boxes that opened to reveal a perfume-soaked sponge used to combat offensive odours. The earliest vinaigrettes were usually rectangular, with a small ring attached so it could be worn on a necklace or chatelaine. By the early 1800s, they had grown in size (up to 4cm) and became elaborately decorated. In the 18th century, perfume bottles were often made of coloured faceted glass; the caps at each end were of silver, silver gilt, or even brass. While these bottles were mass-produced, all pockets were catered for, and some of the most expensive are set with coral or turquoise and have silver cagework overlay. Novelty shapes are unusual, but double-ended bottles shaped as horns are popular today, as are cameo glass scent bottles. Other materials included porcelain, the most desirable produced at Meissen in Germany, and at the British factories of Chelsea, Coalport, Derby, Worcester and Wedgwood. Gold and silver were used in the 16th and 17th centuries before being largely supplanted by glass, but did enjoy a small renaissance in late-Victorian Britain. From top: c.1920s Czechoslovakian red overlay scent perfume bottle, £165, Richard Hoppé Antiques; c.1887 Thomas Webb & Co cameo glass swan’s head scent bottle, the silver screw cap hallmarked for Gorham, Rhode Island, £3,500–£4,000; 1880 George Brace, Howell & Co double-end crystal scent perfume bottle with jewel mounts, Richard Hoppé Antiques 12 Period Living

From top: 1860 Sampson Mordan silver gilt vinaigrette; c.1880 French caged ruby glass scent perfume bottle, £335, Richard Hoppé Antiques; c.1900 Daum Art Nouveau cameo glass scent bottle with dragonfly, etched Daum Nancy mark, £4,000–£5,000

Reader offer PL readers can purchase Judith Miller’s Antiques Encyclopedia (£45, Mitchell Beazley) for the special price of £30, plus free UK P&P. To order your copy, please call 01903 828503 quoting Encyclopedia MB688.*

*Offer subject to availability, please allow seven days for delivery. Images (Czechoslovakian glass, double-ended bottle, vinaigrette, caged bottle) courtesy of Richard Hoppé Antiques; others courtesy of Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2018-19 and Woolley & Wallis

Continuing her column celebrating collectibles, antiques expert Judith Miller charts the alluring history of scent bottles


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