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INSPIRATIONAL LIVING FROM A CLASSIC COUNTRY HOME TO A RENOVATED TOWNHOUSE

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44 BEACH VILLA An architect-designed

108 RIVERSIDE DESIGN Terraces and lush

52 BE INSPIRED Get the look of the beach villa.

112 IN SEASON Easy to care for, heathers will

modern new-build on a Uruguayan lake.

*70 GEORGIAN RETREAT Elegant schemes reflect the owner’s instinctive interiors flair.

78 LISTED BUILDING Set in a former college,

this family home is a rhapsody of colour and pattern.

88 NEW YORK BROWNSTONE A soaring

double-height dining space and roof terrace add another dimension to this city home.

*94 LONDON HOME English décor meets the American South in this stylish property. OUR COVER *STORIES FOR SEPTEMBER

GARDENS

102 PENINSULA GARDEN A fine balance of

wildlife habitat and horticultural feat in Dorset.

planting have transformed this city space.

bring beauty to the garden all year round.

*114 CABIN FEVER From bothies to glass boxes, our selection of distinctive garden retreats offers inspiration for making your own outdoor escape. 136 DREAM GARDEN This unique scheme

takes its cues from the theory of art and Rothko.

INTERIORS

*60 PLAYFUL GEOMETRICS Graphic pattern is used in unexpected ways to create a softer, more complex take on a design staple.

*139 INSPIRED BY THE ORIENT From chic chinoiserie to romantic landscapes, Chinese art and culture inform two very different looks. SEPTEMBER 2016 | H&G | 5


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NEWS AND LIFESTYLE

17 H&G EDIT Events, shopping, gardening and style ideas, plus the latest news from the design world. 37 TRAVEL An insider’s guide to beautiful Stroud and its surrounding valleys in the Cotswolds.

40 MOVERS & SHAKERS Block printer Molly Malone tells us about her exquisite fabrics and papers.

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157 FOOD FOR FRIENDS Seasonal dishes

combining Mediterranean and British flavours from one of London’s best restaurants.

186 WE LOVE Original features and contemporary classics in a Neo-Gothic mansion in the Midlands.

DESIGN SOLUTIONS

125 KITCHEN Bold paint and pattern make a perfect match in a farmhouse scheme.

129 KITCHEN UPDATE The latest news and products for the heart of the home.

130 LIBRARY Vibrant hues and rich detail. 132 BEDROOM Relaxed luxury in a soft palette. 134 BATHROOM A smart layout with timeless appeal. *149 HOW TO DISPLAY ART Enhance your images,

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from photography to paintings, with our gallery of ideas.

163 ADVICE Celia Rufey answers your queries. SHOPPING

19 HOMAGE TO HOCKNEY Watery designs inspired by the great British artist.

27 SMALL & DAINTY Our pick of pretty scaled-down fabric prints. SUBSCRIBE TO H&G To save up to 45% on a subscription to Homes & Gardens, turn to page 14.

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33 CUTLERY Stylish sets for everyday use. *55 BOOKCASES Beautiful designs for display. 166 H&G OFFERS Save money on travel and plants. 169 ADDRESS BOOK Contact details for stockists.


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WELCOME It’s that time of year again, when my summer holiday is becoming a happy memory and I start to look forward to the various projects I need to tackle. There are plenty of areas that require attention in our house, so I’m thinking of a complete overhaul rather than a small refresh, if I can get my husband to agree. As I want to look at everything, from walls and windows to changing light fittings and reupholstering furniture, I was especially interested in the ideas our decorating team put forward for this month’s issue. In particular, their suggestions for oriental-inspired rooms (page 139) captured my imagination. Initially, I wasn’t convinced about the brave choice of Tangerine wallpaper for the dining room scheme, but the team were adamant and, having seen the result, I am totally won over. Our other decorating feature on playful geometrics (page 60) is in complete contrast, but equally innovative, o≠ering a fresh take on a well-loved look. Along with this issue’s beautiful houses and brilliant shopping ideas, I feel there’s plenty to inspire those of you with an upcoming project.

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H&G EDIT SEPTEMBER The people, products and places creating a buzz this month

We love the new Damaris fabric collection from Romo, featuring lightweight linens, sheers and semi-sheers. Casually elegant, these understated designs harmoniously combine in a reďŹ ned palette of subtle blue greys, soft lilac and dusky pink, exuding a sense of serenity and luxury.

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Water-inspired designs that are predicted to make a big splash 1| One of a kind designs from Istanbul. Marbled enamel mugs, H8cm, £15 each, Not Another Bill, 020 7731 7877, notanotherbill.com.

2| Perfect for adding a bright pop of colour. A Bigger Splash framed print, 40cm sq, £70, David Hockney at Tate Shop, 020 7887 8869, shop.tate.org.uk.

3| Lighting with a distinctive twist.

Brushstroke Blues table lamp, H33xW18xD18cm, £225, Belatrova, 01531 634082, belatrova.co.uk.

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4| Whimsical wallpaper with a feathery look. L’Envol, £89 a roll, Claire de Quénetain at Feathr, 020 3808 1023, feathr.com.

5| Intricate marquetry in sea shades. Cellini bedside table, H65xW55xD45cm, £3,420, Simon Orrell Designs, 020 7371 9339, simonorrelldesigns.com.

6| Inspired by reflective archipelago waters. Stockholm Horizon bowls, from £30 each for H5.5xdiam10cm, Stelton at Skandium, 020 7584 2066, skandium.com.

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7| Artistic flair with loose brush strokes. Large painted vase, H50cm, £195, William Yeoward, 020 7349 7828, williamyeoward.com.

8| Abstract pattern in Mediterranean hues. David cushion cover, 30x50cm, £30.42, Bobo Choses at Smallable, smallable.com.

9| A plush nod to mid-century Danish style.

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Odense chaise in Teal and Delta Opal, H78xW190x D70cm, £2,650, Boeme, 01483 217716, boeme.co.uk.

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Honey, Raisin and Watermelon (above) are just three of the 12 colourways in the latest mouthwatering range of linen hemstitch napkins and place mats from Gayle Warwick, 020 7493 5567, gayle warwick.com. Perfect for adding bright accents, the napkins measure 56cm sq and cost £45 each.

Highly textured weaves inspired by fossils and rock formations are the mainstay of Fragments, the first diffusion range from Harlequin Additions, 0845 123 6815, harlequin.uk.com. Comprising six designs in moody shades of ink, rust and peacock harmoniously blended with nude, charcoal and shell, the fabrics cost from £25m.

The world’s first online antiques school has been launched at my-antique-school.com. Led by expert tutors, the specialist courses, ranging from Art Deco and Understanding Ceramics to Buying Art and Antiques for Interior Design, take from one to eight weeks to complete.

GRAND ROMANCE If you’re looking for a plush hotel-style bed, the Emilia Grand from And So To Bed, 0808 144 4343, andsotobed.co.uk, could be the answer to your dreams. Available in 18 cotton, linen or velvet fabrics, the deep-buttoned headboard, H162xD15cm, will certainly make a statement. Available with a choice of castors and studs, the bed costs from £2,995.

RELIGHT MY FIRE We’re mesmerised by the beautiful multi-hued marbles, including Moonstone (above), which can be found in Chesney’s Special Materials Collection. These rare finds, which the company sources from around the world, can be used for any fireplace in its range. Contact Chesney’s, 020 7627 1410, chesneys.co.uk.

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SHOP TALK

A delight to explore, Catesby’s offers tasteful and timeless pieces ranging from accessories to larger items of furniture.

CATESBY’S, CAMBRIDGE Five years ago, Neil Honor and Jonathon Pegg set up their interiors shop in a 17th-century townhouse. Drawing on French, Belgian and Scandinavian influences, it stocks beautiful, useful and original items for the home.

Catesby’s, 10 Green Street, Cambridge CB2 3JU, 01223 355444, catesbys.co.uk.

How did this venture come about? I have always loved interior design and over the years I’ve had the chance to renovate, furnish and live in numerous houses. Each time I moved, I found myself selling not just the house but most of the furnishings, too. I later lived in Paris for a year and spent weekends visiting flea markets and trawling interiors stores with my partner Jonathon. When we returned, it felt like the right time to take the plunge. What do you enjoy about the business? I’m always on the lookout for things to sell, rather like a bloodhound on the trail. We’ve got a great team running things day to day, but we do like to get behind the counter as seeing and hearing customers’ reactions first-hand is invaluable. What’s distinctive about your stock? From the outset, our approach has been to buy what we love, so I’m always searching for unusual things made by interesting people, often smaller makers, that can’t easily be found elsewhere.

BRUSH STROKES If it’s art you’re after, try online venture The Edition Shop, theeditionshop.co.uk, which sells original signed works by emerging and established artists for under £200, including paintings by Debbie George, shown left and right.

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Can you describe the Cambridge vibe? The image most people have of Cambridge is one of dreaming spires and punting along The Backs. In reality, it’s far more diverse. There’s a creative tradition in the city and a real appreciation of art and crafts that continues to this day. Tell us about your website. Many of our customers are tourists and some have tried to persuade us to open a shop in their hometown. Instead, we decided to build a really good online store that enables everyone to buy from us regardless of where they live. What prompted the café? Before we came to Cambridge, we set up shop in the downstairs rooms in our house in Norfolk and we’ve always wanted visitors to feel like they were coming to our home. Food and drink seemed like a natural extension of that, so now we have created a space at Catesby’s that feels like a friend’s kitchen, with an emphasis on simple, homemade food done well. We’re big supporters of local producers – we make all our own cakes, our coffee is roasted less than half a mile away and a local organic bakery makes our bread.

Three British wallpaper brands – Coloroll, Vymura and Crown – can now be found on style-led website inspiredwallpaper.com, where you can conduct searches via colour, style, room or brand.


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Textured tiles are ideal for adding depth to pared-back schemes, and these new porcelain designs from Marshalls’ Canal Grande collection fit the bill perfectly. The Grande Stone Mosaic (top) starts at £26.56 for 30cm sq, while the Bianco Brick, 20x10cm, costs from £51.48sq m. Contact 0345 308 3030, marshalls.co.uk.

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STYLE AND SUBSTANCE With an eye on natural materials, clean lines and a modern aesthetic, John Lewis, 0345 604 9049, johnlewis.com, has introduced the Design Project. This homewares collection, featuring 250 original pieces, including the No004 oak display unit (right), H180xW120xD35cm, £699, and No002 sofa in Amelia French Grey, H80x W176xD91cm, from £999, is sure to appeal to owners of contemporary homes.

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H&G EDIT | NEWS SCILLY SEASON This picturesque sandbar between the isles of Tresco and Bryher is usually hidden by rolling waves, but on 18 September a dramatic low tide will occur. Celebrate this natural phenomenon with a Scillonian-style feast of firepit-cooked mussels and homemade crusty bread, dig for razor clams, enjoy music and play croquet and boules. The Low Tide Event is part of the Taste of Scilly festival; visit tresco.co.uk for details.

ALL IN TUNE Based on the medieval version of the watering can, French brand Bacsac has brought out its novel chantepleure (above). When filled with water, the hand-crafted terracotta vessel emits a “singing” sound, and the contents “weep” via a sprinkler in the base. Available in three shapes and three tints, from €65. Contact 0033 1 83 81 82 34, bacsac.com.

THE LONG VIEW Inspired by French country houses, the new Workshop console is an elegant and practical piece of commanding proportions. Featuring eight-drawers and a wide, open lower shelf, it can be customised with a choice of six wood finishes, 17 colours and two handle styles. Part of the Country Chic collection, it measures H89xW220xD45cm and costs £1,685, from Grange, 020 7935 7000, grange.fr.

THREE OF THE BEST GREENHOUSES We select a trio of traditional and modern styles to make a practical and elegant addition to any garden

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With a matt bronze finish and clean looks, this bespoke Opus glasshouse by Hartley Botanic, 01457 819155, hartley-botanic.co.uk, featured in the company’s medal-winning garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. A similar design costs around £30,000.

Inspired by the work of the Victorian engineer, the Thomas Messenger glasshouse can be built to any size and is crafted from the highest quality aluminium to replicate classic timber detailing. From £12,750, Alitex, 01730 826900, alitex.co.uk.

The Pure Greenhouse is a frameless structure made from toughened 10mm glass panels supported by 20 stainless steel brackets – just be careful that you don’t walk into it. Three versions are available, from £1,999. Contact 0333 200 5833, puregreenhouse.co.uk.

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SMALL & DAINTY This season’s pretty fabric prints are all about scaling down 1| Dandaloo in Ochre, linen, £90m, Rapture & Wright. 2| Dedalo in Mustard, linen, £60m, Inchyra. 3| Little Weed in Mauve, linen, £102m, Howe at 36 Bourne Street. 4| Small Star in

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DESIGN EYE BARBARA CHANDLER H&G’s design correspondent reveals how the art of sewing is being turned on its head by today’s creative entrepreneurs Designers are subverting the traditional crafts of machine stitching and hand embroidery with radical results. Stockholm-based duo Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche, who used a heavy-duty industrial sewing machine to stitch sections of a plywood chair, have dubbed the technique “extreme sewing”. Their prototype chair, Couture, has gone into production with Spanish manufacturer BD Barcelona, bdbarcelona.com, which opened its first London showroom earlier this year. Meanwhile, Claire Coles, clairecoles.co.uk, has built up an enthusiastic clientele, including Jaeger, Missoni and Perrier-Jouët, for her distinctive wallpapers. Her tactile, textured designs are collages of paper, fabric and leather, which are hand-stitched and embroidered. In Bristol, Jacky Puzey, jackypuzey.com, who trained in fine art and taught for many years, has set up a business making dramatic screens, room dividers and fashion accessories to order. She has invested in a large computer-controlled sewing machine for which she creates intricate embroidered designs using her own drawings and a mix of threads. She also adds digital prints and/or laser-cut motifs. Animals, such as hare or raven, are a favourite theme. You can learn more about new techniques and trends at The Knitting and Stitching Show, theknittingand stitchingshow.com, at Alexandra Palace, London, from 5 to 9 October. Or if you’re more of a traditionalist, visit Opus Anglicanum, Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery, at the V&A Museum, vam. ac.uk, from 1 October to 5 February 2017.

Embroidered Hare panel (above), from £200sq m, Jacky Puzey Embroidery. Couture chair (left), £3,800, BD Barcelona.

DEEP THINKING This spectacularly deep Balthazar Bath, H76xL167.5xW71cm, £3,990, from Clearwater Baths provides the ultimate in comfort. Made in light but strong ClearStone, the statement tub combines a traditional shape with a stainless-steel outer casing. Contact 01322 473222, clearwaterbaths.com.

For an inspiring source of decorating tips, garden ideas, interiors news and delicious recipes, visit our blog hglivingbeautifully.com. Updated daily, it has plenty to spark your imagination.

GRAPHIC DETAIL David Oliver, the colour maestro behind Paint & Paper Library, has collaborated with Schumacher on a collection of wallpapers. The designs – from left, Domino, Ovington and Empire – cost from £92 a roll; some are available as fabric, too. Contact Turnell & Gigon, 020 7259 7280, turnellandgigon.com.

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H&G EDIT | NEWS Goodnestone Park Gardens, Kent.

ROLLS OF HONOUR In celebration of its 70th year, Farrow & Ball, 01202 876141, farrow-ball.com, has launched three wallpapers inspired by the 1940s. Gable (left) is a charming depiction of rural life, Arcade (below left) is an Art Deco-style scallop motif, while Enigma (below) is a bold geometric named after the wartime encoding machine. Available from September in seven colourways, ranging from delicate neutrals and pastels to bolder tones with metallic accents, each one has a distinctive textural quality and costs from £86 a roll.

GREAT DAYS OUT

GARDENS TO VISIT Our round-up of gardens with intriguing histories and newly created spaces NORTH The Gardens at Wynyard Hall, Tees Valley, 01740 644811, wynyardhall.co.uk. Laid out in 1822 for the 3rd Marquis of Londonderry, this classic garden includes a Walled Garden, which current owner Sir John Hall has recently restored with Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses, transforming it into a spectacular Rose Garden featuring more than 3,000 roses.

SOUTH Goodnestone Park Gardens, Kent,

Gardening enthusiasts who want to learn more about horticulture will be pleased to know that Hever Castle, hevercastle.co.uk, in Kent, is running two 28-week RHS gardening courses, £532 each, in the castle grounds.

GUIDING LIGHT For centrepiece elegance, look no further than the Solid Colour dinner candles from traditional chandler Charles Farris, 01747 861839, charlesfarris.co.uk. In a choice of 11 modern shades, the candles are non-drip with reduced smoke and a burn time of 12 hours, which means they’ll outlast even the most leisurely of dinners. They cost £9.60 for eight of one hue.

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EAST Kirkharle, Northumberland, 01830 540362, kirkharlecourtyard.co.uk. In the birthplace of “Capability” Brown, walk to the church where he was baptised and through the farmyard he would have crossed as an apprentice gardener on the Kirkharle estate, before exploring a landscape that has been newly created to Brown’s c1770 design, which was only recently discovered. WEST Dewstow Gardens, Caerwent, Monmouthshire, 01291 431020, dewstowgardens. co.uk. A unique subterranean garden of caverns and passages, grottoes, waterfalls and pools, created by Henry Oakley in the 1890s and recently restored. SCOTLAND Inverewe Garden, Poolewe, Wester Ross, 01445 712952, nts.org.uk/property/inverewegarden-and-estate. Continuing the tradition of collecting exotic plants set by Inverewe Garden founder Osgood Mackenzie, the recently opened Savage Garden is full of carnivorous specimens, including Sarracenia flava, the plant that inspired the Triffid in the 1981 TV series.

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01304 840107, goodnestoneparkgardens.co.uk. This 15-acre garden was created in the early 1700s by its owner Brook Bridges and has been regularly reworked by his descendants since. Most recently, its 18th-century Serpentine Walk has been reinstated following a route very likely to have been trodden by regular visitor Jane Austen, whose brother married into the FitzWalter family, which owns the estate.


FINE THREADS Inspired by cypress trees on historic estates, this new Manor Embroidery fabric in the Meridian Collection by Anna French is available in ďŹ ve subtle colourways: Sage, Navy on White, Grey on Off White, Cream on Natural and Gold on White, all linen, ÂŁ81m. For stockists, visit thibautdesign.com.

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PERFECTLY FORMED Elegant small chairs can be hard to ďŹ nd but Love Your Home, 01483 410007, love-your-home.co.uk, has come up with a little gem. The Madison armchair, H82xW64xD54cm, from ÂŁ395, comes in a wide choice of fabrics and will ďŹ t beautifully into any living room scheme.

 

       

  

   

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ONE TO WATCH 17 PATTERNS For its debut wallpaper collection, 17 Patterns has printed 11 bold designs by predominantly British artists and designers. We spoke to founder Nosca Northfield and one of the collective’s artists, Paris.

From top The Forager wallpaper, designed by artist Paris, features a fungi motif; Paris and Nosca set to work; some of the psychedelic colours used in the Forager paper.

Tell us about your background, Nosca. I first forged relationships with artists through an underground art and lifestyle magazine that I designed and published myself. Later I curated shows for artists who didn’t fit into the gallery mould. What prompted you to start 17 Patterns? I wanted to produce luxury interior products in collaboration with the artists I had developed strong working relationships with over the years. I’ve always been interested in interior design as it provides another layer of creativity and I’m fascinated by the limitless possibilities of pattern. When did the collection launch? I started working on it in early 2014, with Paris and Christina Koutsospyrou. We launched at Decorex in September 2015 and our wallpapers are available on our website. We are also producing a range of woven and printed fabrics. Paris, can you tell us about your background as an artist? Graffiti was my first love and, as a kid growing up in the north of England during the Eighties, it was a lifeline to the culture of New York, London, Paris and Tokyo. Fine art, academia and the Grand Masters were pretty inaccessible to me at that time, but graffiti was right there – I could reach out and be a part of it. Even though my work today covers the whole spectrum of creative disciplines, it is graffiti that has opened the most doors for me. Nosca, how did you both meet? Through my work at the art magazine around 2005. Paris produces the most amazing letter styles and fonts and this particular element of his graffiti work drew me to him as an artist. We immediately struck up a creative rapport and worked together extensively before 17 Patterns came into being. Paris, what inspired you to create the Forager print? My autumnal woodland visits. At this time of year the woods are teeming with fungi and, after living in the city for so many years, I found the variety of life forms and the mystery incredible. Wallpapers cost from £180 a roll at 17 Patterns, 020 8962 0154, 17patterns.com.

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collection by Klaus Haapaniemi & Co is based on Klaus Haapaniemi’s own cat, Putte, and other neighbourhood felines in Hackney. Also visit The Shop Floor Project, which offers cushions featuring the homes of some of our nation’s favourite writers, from the Brontës and Jane Austen to William Wordsworth.

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British Ceramic Tile has partnered with Laura Ashley for a third collection of tiles inspired by the brand’s prints. Wicker, from the Heritage Collection, is available in Charcoal and Dove Grey, and can be used on floors and walls. From £38sq m, British Ceramic Tile, 01626 834774, britishceramictile.com.

MAGICAL CARPETS There’s more opportunity to see the variety on offer at Tim Page Carpets with the launch of a pop-up in the North Dome of Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. While it will be business as usual in the main shop there, the pop-up will predominantly stock rugs, from Moroccan-influenced geometric styles to more organic-looking designs that resemble natural materials in yarns from wool and cotton to silk. Rugs are made to order and take approximately 12 weeks to complete from start to finish; prices start at £518.40sq m. Contact 020 7259 7282, timpagecarpets.com.

FLEXIBLE FRIEND A stylish selection full of design inspiration and gorgeous photography

1| ENGLISH HOUSES Ben Pentreath, £30, Ryland Peters & Small. Renowned architectural and interior designer and shop owner Ben Pentreath explores 12 characterful homes offering an overview of distinctive English style. All of the houses selected are accompanied by specially commissioned photography by Jan Baldwin.

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2| SAR: THE ESSENCE OF INDIAN DESIGN Swapnaa Tamhane and Rashmi Varma, £49.95, Phaidon. With its exquisite binding, this book doesn’t even need to be opened to be enjoyed. Inside, it chronicles Indian design from antiquity to the present day through 200 objects and textiles that were chosen for their timeless appeal.

3| GARDENISTA Michelle Slatalla, £28.99, Artisan Books. The brainchild of Michelle Slatalla, the founder of Gardenista.com and sister site Remodelista, this is intended as the ultimate garden design manual. The book is bursting with advice and inspiration, from do-it-yourself projects to tours of stunning gardens.

WORDS JULIET BENNING, ARABELLA ST JOHN PARKER

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Simple functionality is the key to the ergonomic, weather-resistant OneLeg stool, from €45, with a curved base that allows the user to access garden jobs low down without having to rest on their knees. It is available in three heights, 32cm, 40cm and 48cm, and a variety of colours. Visit oneleg.biz/en.


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The Painswick, thepainswick.co.uk, just a couple of miles outside Stroud, is situated in one of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds. This 18th-century mansion has 16 rooms, from £149 a night, and boasts a Michelin-starred chef. I also love the old-fashioned feel of Burleigh Court Hotel, burleigh courthotel.co.uk, from £175 a night, which is comfortable and understated, with stunning views of the countryside. Meanwhile, Calcot Manor, calcot.co, offers a relaxed, timeless appeal; from £199 a night. We at Lewis & Wood, lewisandwood.co.uk, have been providing fabric and wallpaper for the hotel over many years.

In Nailsworth, William’s Food Hall, williamsfoodhall.co.uk, is one of the best fishmongers you can find and its restaurant is a great lunch spot. Dinner is also available on Fridays and the first Saturday of every month. In Slad Valley, The Woolpack Inn, thewoolpack slad.com, is a no-frills pub that serves excellent local beer and is associated with writer Laurie Lee, who used to drink here. I often opt for the fish and chips but all the dishes are delicious. In nearby Minchinhampton, Sophie’s, sophiesrestaurant.co.uk, serves authentic French cuisine, with an ever-changing menu. It’s not open every day, so do check.

For quirky gifts, French vintage and reclamation pieces, try Domestic Science, domestic-science-home. co.uk, with branches in Nailsworth and Tetbury, which always has something to inspire. Another favourite is James Lear of Arundel, jamesleararundel.co.uk, for its breadth of treasures, from fishing bags and beautiful cushions to colourful crockery. Also in Nailsworth and Tetbury, look out for the wonderful independent Yellow Lighted Bookshop, yellow-lightedbookshop. co.uk. And for a professional and diverse range of paints, I go to Baileys Paints, baileyspaints. co.uk, based in a mill in Stroud.

Set in Woodchester Park, the Gothic Revival Woodchester Mansion, woodchestermansion. org.uk, is a striking, unfinished house, which is open to the public until late autumn and said to be haunted. Don’t miss the delightful Painswick Rococo Garden, painswickrococogarden.org.uk, established in the mid-1700s, just a few miles from Stroud. If you pitch up early on a Saturday at Stroud Farmers’ Market, fresh-n-local. co.uk, you’ll find the best seasonal produce and fresh bread from the Hobbs House Bakery stand. Then head to Uley Bury, a hill that offers amazing views of the River Severn, Wales and the Black Mountains.

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THIS PAGE Molly in her

workshop, wearing a Hopscotch scarf in Indigo. OPPOSITE PAGE A repeat pattern is hand-blocked onto linen (top right) for a bespoke order; cushions (right) are covered in Wiggle & Leaf in Blush and Rose, and Fern in Turmeric and Indigo; a moodboard (far right) for a range of dhurrie rugs.

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BLOCK PRINTER

MOLLY MAHON Inspired by nature and the rich colours of India, this designer uses traditional techniques to create exquisite fabrics and papers in her studio in the Ashdown Forest WOR DS EMMA J PAGE PH OTOGRAPHS ALUN CALLENDER


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Entirely self-taught, Molly Mahon has been creating beautifully patterned artisanal textiles and wallpapers since 2011. Her work bridges the gap between traditional 20th-century British block printing and ethnic designs, resulting in relaxed, colourful and timeless pieces.

I started o≠ by printing sheets of paper on my kitchen table. Originally, I made stationery until friends persuaded me to print wallpaper, too. I began making small batches for shepherd’s huts and cloakrooms, but when the kitchen became more of a workshop, with mugs and laundry buried under paint pots and fabrics, we converted the garage into a studio. Then I started to meet wallpaper manufacturers with a view to printing commercially. A couple of years ago, I visited Jaipur because I was so fascinated by its block-printing process. I was transfixed by the whole practice – the colour, the patterns, the movement and the joyfulness have inspired my approach. Now I work with two printing companies who interpret my designs and create blocks out of sisam wood. It’s wonderful to see such skills handed from generation to generation. Block printing is similar to the potato printing children do at school. First comes the design, which needs to be thought about stylistically as well as how it will work as a repeat. I use paper and tracing paper, and play with scale until it is comfortable on the eye. Next, I carve the design into a slab of lino. The block, which can be used for paper or fabric, is pressed firmly and given a good thud with the fist, then lifted briskly to avoid smudging. The finishing process depends on what is being printed – paper can be hung and dried, but fabric needs to be heat set, washed and ironed. Moving from the city to the countryside has influenced me greatly. We moved from Barnes to a house in the Ashdown Forest in 2009, and I spend a lot of time walking in the woods with our three young children. They often get down on their hands and knees to inspect a beetle or look closely at a bluebell, and that has taught me to do the same. I am also much more aware of the seasons and nature. I love to take a leaf and simplify it into a beautiful repeat design. I couldn’t make or sell anything that I wouldn’t use myself. There are always various experiments in progress at home, such as ranges of ceramics, kitchen tiles, oven gloves and aprons. We try them out first, to see how they work and stand up to use, and ask friends and family for their opinions. Last year, I launched my first collection of fabrics and papers at Tissus d’Hélène and I’ve just designed my first sofa, which can be upholstered in any of my fabrics.

FROM TOP In the family sitting room, a pile of fabrics from Molly’s current collection sits on an armchair upholstered in Leaf design; a selection of wooden printing blocks that were carved in India lean against a backdrop of Spot & Star wallpaper in a bespoke pink colourway; sheets of hand-printed paper.

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I’m inspired by determined and successful women. The 11th Duchess of Devonshire (“Debo”) was my icon, not just in her personal style, but in the way she handled her interiors, her artistic choices and her garden. Pure perfection. Emma Bridgewater has grown an empire creating beautiful ceramics while keeping the business true to itself and managing four children. And I love Kit Kemp because she has set the tone for fun, stylish and colourful interiors. There are many benefits to working from home, but it’s also all encompassing. My husband has now joined the business, but it means that we talk about work even when we are in bed. Our new collection launches in September, with designs from nature and strong impressions from India using joyful pinks, blues and greens. They make my heart sing and I hope they’ll do the same for others, too.”


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BEACH VILLA

WINDOWS ON Texture and light play an all-important role in this lakeside home designed to make the most of and complement its surroundings WO R DS A ND R É E F R IE Z E P H OTO G R A P H S EMMA LIVINGSTON

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“As there are so many windows there is very little space for the mirrors I normally use in my interior design,” says Pablo, “but who needs them when the house is naturally light and the view is this stunning?”

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The house was created to take advantage of the lake views at the back and the forest at the front, as well as to reflect our needs and tastes.”

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The position of the pool (above left) means it is easily accessible from all parts of the house, while views of Laguna del Sauce can be enjoyed from a variety of seating options. “The outlook is mesmerising; you can have clear light and amazing sunsets on one hand, yet on the other there can be tremendous stormy skies,” says Pablo. VERANDA

“I love shutters, so I use them in all the houses I design as

they complete the picture,” says Pablo. “It can be very windy at night here and they help to protect the property (left).” OUTDOOR DINING AREA

Pablo’s love of dramatic lighting is seen to full e≠ect in the oversized industrial fittings that draw the eye to the dining area (above and right). “I made the table from o≠cuts found during the property’s construction,” he says. “The slatted canopy o≠ers shade, but doesn’t take all the light from the house.”

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When you want to escape the hustle and bustle of a humid Buenos Aires summer, there is no better destination than Laguna del Sauce, or Willow Lake, in Uruguay. Quiet and secluded, it is a far cry from city life but close enough to Punta del Este airport to make it easy to reach. The area is an ideal mix of woods and water, perfect for families in search of recreation, and it is here that interior designer Pablo Chiappori has created what could be considered the consummate holiday home for his family. He explains how the setting informed both the property’s architecture and interior design.

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Why is the property shaped as it is? “The house was created to take advantage of the lake views at the back and the forest at the front, as well as to reflect our needs and tastes. The actual construction took only sixty-four days, but the design process involved many long chats and numerous site visits. The property is shaped like a horseshoe, with the middle section containing the barbecue and outdoor dining area. The larger building is for me and my two daughters to stay in, while the smaller one is for guests.”

For an authentic look, the stone used for the chimney breast (below right) was sourced from central Uruguay. Even in summer a fire is lit most nights as it gets cold after sundown.

How would you describe its look? “It is a mix of styles: a bit Hamptons, a bit European, a bit traditional. This is my design ethos. I like putting together disparate looks – mostly soft, organic shapes with clean lines

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Construction materials were specially selected to ensure the house (above) would blend perfectly with its surroundings. The seating is positioned so the family can catch the sun and, later on, watch it set.

Low-hung lighting creates an intimate feel in this rustic space (far right), which is divided from the kitchen by sliding glass doors.

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In contrast to the all-white cabinets (below), the island top was fashioned from an antique wooden table.

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and neutral colours. One of my favourite elements is lighting. I particularly love distinctive lamps, so I spend a lot of time carefully choosing the perfect piece to make a statement and complement each area.” What inspired the colour scheme? “I used wood to build the house so that it would fade over time, making it look bleached, like driftwood, and become part of the landscape. Inside, I chose pieces in neutral tones to suit the summer in particular – whites, greys and sandy shades, with lots of texture.” Why all the separate seating areas? “I design houses with a range of places to be used at various times of the day. The veranda outside the dining room, for example, is where we usually have a relaxed breakfast, while the dining area next to the barbecue is the one we mainly use for lunch and dinner in the summer. The sitting room is to receive friends, for afternoons after a long day on the beach when we feel like relaxing inside, or for reading a book by the fire in winter. The dining room is ideal when we want to dine with guests in the evening and it is too windy outside. Of course, the kitchen is used the most. It is a sociable area where everyone gathers to share a glass of wine and talk to the chef while homemade pizza is being cooked. Old and young alike, we all meet in the kitchen.”


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Streamlined sliding doors (left) were chosen so they would not impede the view of the veranda. For its natural look, texture and durability, Pablo opted for sports hall flooring sourced from Buenos Aires. BATHROOM

The antique bath (below) with its rusty patina was found at a Uruguayan street market. “I love its old-fashioned style – it’s so romantic,” says Pablo. MAIN BEDROOM

The four-poster bed (right) is simply finished with floaty white cotton so as not to detract from the sea views.

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Hessian cushions, 45cm sq, £40 each, Mille Couleurs, 020 7263 3660, mc-london.com.

Newton floor lamp, H150xW26xD26cm, €555, Flamant, flamant.com.

Black elm cabinet, H120xW82xD21cm, £395, Design Vintage, 01243 573852, designvintage.co.uk.

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BE INSPIRED

Grey metal chairs, H85xW44xD53cm, £140 a pair, Cox & Cox, 0844 858 0744, coxandcox.co.uk.

Earthy tones and textural pieces capture the relaxed feel of Pablo Chiappori’s home Adirondack chair and foot stool, H87x W77.5xD139cm, £325; side table, H32.5x diam48cm, £95; The White Company, 020 3758 9222, thewhitecompany.com. Poste coffee table, H40xW130xD65cm, £245, Loaf, 0845 468 0697, loaf.com.

Fringe throw in Grey, 140x200cm, £75, French Connection, 0333 400 3285, frenchconnection.com.

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Manila lamp, H28xdiam14.5cm, £89.95; linen drum shade, diam30cm, £29.95; both Nkuku, 01803 866847, nkuku.com.


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1| My Design in French Grey, wide with six drawers, H220xW100xD40cm, £695; narrow with three drawers, H220xW55xD40cm, £495 each; all An Angel at my Table. 2| Stack shelves, H139xW97xD40cm, £1,355, Oka. 3| Benning in Grey, H238xW179xD48cm, £2,475, India Jane. 4| Naturaliste, including ladder, H210xW190xD40cm, £1,399, Maisons du Monde. 5| Melanie, H205.5xW120xD45cm, £930, Out There Interiors. 6| Jakob, H180xW91xD30cm, £399, Marks & Spencer. 7| Dorset in Charcoal, H191xW110xD40cm, £1,150, Laura Ashley. 8| Chichester in Shingle, H209xW103xD49cm, £1,590, Neptune. 9| Aurora, H183xW93.5xD32.5cm, £559, Barker and Stonehouse.

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1| Treacle, H180xW70xD35cm, £645, Loaf. 2| Finnby in Light Turquoise, H180xW60xD24cm, £21, Ikea. 3| Originals room divider, H183xW88xD41cm, £2,295, Ercol at Heal’s. 4| Talia bedroom edition in Charcoal, H190xW80xD22.5cm, £441, Love the Sign. 5| Brunel lean-to shelves, H175.5xW47xD35cm, £245, Heal’s. 6| Epoq, H230xW78xD48cm, £2,240, Roche Bobois. 7| Etien in Antique Pale, Dark Grey and Spring Green, H120xW79xD27cm, £966, Leporello. 8| Axial in Blackened and Limed Oak, H66xdiam65cm, £3,744, Amy Somerville. 9| Sumatra half ladder, H85xW64xD38cm, £295, Lombok.

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1| Chevron, H175xW162xD37cm, £449, Atkin and Thyme. 2| Copenhagen wall system in Charcoal Grey, H195.5xW190.5xD39cm, £2,329, Bo Concept. 3| Ascot, H185xW125xD38cm, £5,495, The Sofa & Chair Company. 4| Read in Kyoto Blue, H216xW139xD30cm, £2,068, Montana Mobler at Aram. 5| Mondrian small, H220xW120xD33cm, £3,480, Julian Chichester. 6| Design Project No 004 display unit, H180xW120xD35cm, £699, John Lewis (available September). 7| Tiered shelf, H168xW211xD31cm, £1,248, Anthropologie. 8| Allitération in smoked oak, H216xW120xD74cm, £1,738, Ligne Roset. 9| Casey, H180xW98xD36cm, £925, Living by Christiane Lemieux at House of Fraser. WHERE TO BUY, PAGE 169

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THE LOOK

Playful

GEOMETRICS Whether randomly arranged or used in unexpected pattern repeats, geometrics are moving in a less orderly fashion than their predecessors to create soft, welcoming schemes that are easy on the eye STY LI N G H A N NA H B O RT P H OTOGRA P H S DA M IA N RU SSEL L


Emphasising the adaptable nature of geometric patterns, these graphic tiles, which can be laid in seemingly endless combinations, allow the user to create their own unique design. FURNITURE Clay table in Dark Grey, H73xdiam140cm, £3,876, Desalto at Chaplins. Visu wood chairs in Dusty Green, H78xW45.5xD50cm, £490 a pair, Muuto at TwentyTwentyOne. WALL Plaster V; Sobek; both Pure Flat Emulsion, £42.50 for 2.5 litres, Paint & Paper Library. FLOORING Puzzle tiles, 25cm sq, £117sq m, Barber & Osgerby for Mutina at Domus. ACCESSORIES Aleenta pendant light, L70.5cm, £246; Africa pendant light, L42.5cm, £233; Alice pendant light, L82cm, £217; all Marz Designs at Designsmith. Shapes bowl, large, £42; Pencil shapes bowl (opposite page), small, £24; both Hannah Bould. Pila ceramic vase, £65, Monologue London. Stoneware ceramic teapot, £36, Native & Co. Nube Clay bottle, £299, Kose at B&B Italia.

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To ensure patterns work comfortably together, choose designs from a similar tonal palette and complement them with plain walls and upholstery. Adding sculptural pieces of furniture and lighting brings an additional layer of interest to the scheme without overpowering it. THIS PAGE FURNITURE PS 2014 corner chair, H130xW90xD90cm, £205, Ikea. Right Balance bench, H34xW126xD41cm, £2,000, Malgorzata Bany and David Horan. WALLS Wattle IV, Pure Flat Emulsion, £42.50 for 2.5 litres, Paint & Paper Library. FABRIC Chair in Cabello in Eucalyptus, viscose mix, £59m, Villa Nova. ACCESSORIES Radius cushion in Taupe and Teal, £80, Tamasyn Gambell. Milia Seyppel vases, £137 each, Karakter.

OPPOSITE PAGE FURNITURE Tallulah chaise longue in Eggshell, linen mix, H85xW180xD93cm, £1,175, Love Your Home. Martini side table, H42xdiam38cm, £139, West Elm. FABRIC Blind and cushion in Mera in Grey, linen mix, £75m, Imogen Heath. ACCESSORIES Ariel throw, 180x220cm, £395, The New Craftsmen. Cone pendant light, £1,800, Studio Vit. Cracked Slip Wayward vase, £748, Matthias Kaiser. Amelia Truss Pearl rug, 183x274cm, £5,400, Vanderhurd.


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Upholstering stools and ottomans in graphic geometrics is a smart way of introducing bold pattern to a scheme without overwhelming it. Experimenting with clashing motifs can add a touch of eye-catching drama to a pared-back room. FURNITURE Brick pouf, H30xdiam100cm, €349, Hem. Drum stool, H45xdiam40cm, £125 plus 1m of fabric; Upholstered cube, H45xW40xD40cm, £110 plus 1m of fabric; both The Dormy House. FABRICS Drum stool in Fairford in Woodsmoke, viscose, £95m, GP&J Baker. Upholstered cube in Benahavis in Silver, viscose mix, £108m, James Malone Fabrics at Brian Yates. ACCESSORIES Kelim squares cushion, £59, Ferm Living. Bonhomme floor light, H170x W56xD38cm, £948, Atelier Areti. Stretch rug, 170x235cm, £3,975, Deirdre Dyson.

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A rug featuring random squares and triangles makes a good starting point for a graphic scheme. Balance with equally linear furniture, such as this bookcase and desk in bold black, which offer space for curated displays. FURNITURE Kobo Steel desk, H72xW140xD70cm, £995, Keiji Ashizawa at SCP. R.I.G shelving unit, H217xW110xD38.5cm, £1,394, MA/U Studio at Viaduct. Bertoia side chair, H73xW54xD55cm, £594, Knoll at The Conran Shop. WALL Tablecloth, Pure Flat Emulsion, £42.50 for 2.5 litres, Paint & Paper Library. ACCESSORIES Basement print, £78, Kristina Krogh. (On top shelf) Striped Angle Geometry bookends, £34 each, West Elm. (On second shelf) Grey marble house, £12, John Lewis. Cracked Slip vase, £280, Matthias Kaiser at Flow Gallery. Hexagon pot, £32; Outline bookend, £32; both Ferm Living. (On third shelf) Mezzaluna white vase, £440; Grecale Piccolo black vase, £268; both Kose at B&B Italia. White marble decorative objects, £12 each, John Lewis. (On desk) Conic table lamp, £224.10, Menu at Nest. Collect vases, £79, Ferm Living. Paper porcelain mug, £25, Hay at Liberty. A5 notebooks, £13 set of three, Tamasyn Gambell. Memo rug, 140x200cm, £305, Woven.


Playing with scale is a striking way to add depth to a room scheme. Here, two different sized prints from the same collection have been used on the divan and headboard, giving a sense of unity. Pair with soft, washed linen for an inviting finishing touch. FURNITURE Solvorn divan base with drawers, H24xW135xL190m, £450 plus 6m of fabric, Ikea. Double Arran headboard, H115xW141xD9cm, £299 plus 3m of fabric, The Headboard Workshop. Bella side table, H39xdiam45cm, £149, Hay at Liberty. WALL Above dado rail Plaster V; below dado rail Cotton V; dado rail in Acqua Viva; all Pure Flat Emulsion, £42.50 for 2.5 litres, Paint & Paper Library. FABRICS Headboard in Checkerbox in Allsorts; divan in Sawtooth in Allsorts; both cotton mix, £79.51m, Lewis & Wood. Curtain in Messina in Shell, linen, 290cm wide, £62m, Villa Nova. ACCESSORIES Dots cushion cover in Horseradish, £34, Margo Selby at West Elm. Cinzia throw, 150x 180cm, £258, Aiayu. Linen double duvet cover in Toulon Grey, £170; pillowcases in Toulon Grey and Cassis Rose, £30 each; all The Linen Works. Cloche table lamp, £185, Hay at TwentyTwentyOne. Paper porcelain vase, £59, Hay at Liberty.


This oversized mirror with an interesting two-tone design in clear and mottled finishes is a whimsical way to introduce graphic shapes. The bold, statement wallpaper behind echoes the triangular theme with a pattern reminiscent of the shapes used in classic marquetry. FURNITURE Roscoe oak desk, H75xW110xD50cm, £295, Habitat. Single Curve stool, H67xW44xD46cm, £401.08, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna at Poltrona Frau. WALL Labyrinth 99080, £45m, Arte. ACCESSORIES Two-Tone square mirror, £210, French Connection. Black Diamond pot, £20, Skandihus at An Artful Life. Pcay Piccolo vase in Grey, €360, Kose at B&B Italia. Pink/Blue porcelain vase, £200; Rose/White porcelain vase, £125; both Sophie Southgate. Rafi desk lamp in Dusty Pink and Grey, £25, Habitat. WHERE TO BUY, PAGE 169

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INSPIRING SPACES Our choice of irresistible homes and beautiful gardens THIS MONTH, a Norfolk home is a lesson in how to create an elegant country look (page 70), while a former college in the capital is now an expertly assembled mix of colour and pattern (page 78). Over in America, a New York brownstone has been given a striking double-height dining space (page 88), and classic English dĂŠcor and the American South meet in a London house (page 94). Our beautiful gardens are set on a Dorset peninsula (page 102) and the banks of the River Ver (page 108).

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Simple blinds were chosen for the windows as Birdie felt that acres of curtain fabric would have spoiled the clean look: “The blinds make the room appear taller and more elegant,” she says. The Chinese panels, found in a flea market

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in Paris, provide the decorative interest that wallpaper would otherwise have done. Similar upholstered chair, White Linen Relax, £412, La Maison Chic, la-maison-chic.co.uk. Jazz 612 rug, £600sq m, Gideon Hatch, gideonhatch.co.uk.


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When Birdie Fortescue and her family moved to Norfolk, they took with them treasured antiques, which she has judiciously paired with modern pieces to make the most of old and new WORD S AN D R É E F R IE Z E P H OTOGRA P H S PAU L RA E S ID E

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To the left of the main house, what was originally a garage built in the 1950s has been turned into a comfortable drawing room that overlooks the garden. To conceal the modern brickwork, garden designer George Carter

placed trellising around the four sets of double doors leading on to the sheltered terrace. Garden design, George Carter Designs, georgecartergardens.co.uk. Mead table, from ÂŁ2,880, Gaze Burvill, gazeburvill.co.uk.

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DINING AREA

An antique Swedish commode (above) forms the focal point in this enviable storage space that was once the laundry room.

The previous owner, architect Anthony Hudson, connected two farm outbuildings with a glass roof to create this light-filled space (right). When Birdie and her husband Frank moved in ten years ago, they decided to choose work by local East Anglian artists, and Birdie’s colour schemes were devised to complement these pieces.

Striped jute rug in Green, £150, Birdie Fortescue, birdiefortescue.co.uk. SITTING ROOM

Birdie’s own fabrics on the cushions and armchair (left) give new life to the fine antiques that came from the Fortescues’ previous home. Similar antique Persian Ziegler rug, from £15,000, Farnham Antique Carpets, farnhamantiquecarpets.com. DRAWING ROOM

Having a plain backdrop enables bold colour, as on this celadon green dresser (above left), to sing out while still keeping the look calm. Display cabinet, Geoffrey Stead, geoffreystead.co.uk.

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s a child, Birdie Fortescue spent many a holiday on the north Norfolk coast. Further visits with her husband, Frank, rekindled her a∞nity with the area, so when looking for a second home this was the obvious location. “Although much larger than the property we originally had in mind, we fell in love with this late-Georgian house that belonged to the former estate manager,” says Birdie. “We spent six years coming to the house during school holidays but, four years ago, when the children left their local schools, we decided to move here from Su≠olk for a more rural lifestyle. This house was the right size and it felt like the right time.”

CREATING BALANCE As Birdie explains, “Our previous property was larger and more traditional in style, while this house had been a holiday home and was decorated in casual beach house style, with painted furniture that I had picked up on regular trips to Europe. The layout worked well, though, so what I needed to do was make it cosier and give it a more lived-in family feel. In the end, I chose favourite items from both the houses, which has led to a mix of traditional polished pieces partnered with painted ones, helping to create the relaxed, informal look we wanted.” This is where Birdie’s experience as an interior designer (she trained with Percy Bass and Colefax and Fowler) followed by 15 years as a specialist dealer in continental antiques becomes clear. “Elegance and a strong sense of comfort and calm are key to all my design schemes,” she says. “It’s important to live surrounded by the possessions you love, but the trick is to balance these using subtle and discreet interior design.”

COHESIVE COLOURS Just as Birdie has an instinctive flair for choosing the perfect piece for a specific spot, she also has a natural eye for creating a harmonious palette. “I hadn’t intended to use as much green as I have, but it’s a colour I’m naturally drawn to and it turned out to be the perfect base for the whole house,” says Birdie. “I also like to co-ordinate the shades I use, but each room has its own character. For the open-plan living, dining and kitchen space on the ground floor, for instance, I’ve used purple accents for the seating area, purple and pink in the dining area, and mainly pink in the kitchen with green tones to bring them all together.” Recently, Birdie decided to take her passion for design and colour harmonies a step further, setting up a lifestyle shop and café in nearby Burnham Market. Included among the carefully curated collection of homeware is her first fabric range, which takes the form of block-printed table linens and soft furnishings. “The designs feel like a natural progression for me,” she says. “They are inspired by my years in the interior design world and by our location on the north Norfolk coast.” As much as Birdie’s home is a masterclass in how to create a timeless, elegant and welcoming style, it is also a testament to the joy of piecing together a very personal look full of character and charm.

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Adjoining the kitchen and dining area, this comfortable space (left), filled with an artful combination of French antiques, contemporary works and painted furniture, is where the family likes to gather.

When Birdie took up the ceramic tiles that ran from the front to the back door (above), she was delighted to find the original flagstones underneath.

Walls in Ball Green, Estate Emulsion, £39.50 for 2.5 litres, Farrow & Ball, farrow-ball.com.

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The bunk bed was the first thing to go when daughter Lydia redecorated her room (above left) with her mother’s help. “We wanted to combine elements from her childhood with a more teenage feel,” says Birdie.

subjects in just a few strokes.” Another work by an East Anglian artist, Oliver Campion, takes pride of place opposite the bed (right).

For a similar bed, try French Finds, frenchfinds.co.uk.

Artwork by Jason Gathorne-Hardy and Oliver Campion, Cobbold & Judd, cobboldandjudd.com. Bed upholstered in Carsten Check in Tan, £77m, Brunschwig & Fils, brunschwig.com.

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The shell mirror (above), although another of Birdie’s French finds, is a sweet nod to the nearby Norfolk coastline. “I love this drawing of a sheep,” she adds. “Jason manages to capture the very essence of his

The subtle, contemporary cast of the vanity unit (left), which was designed by Birdie, prevents the guest bathroom from being quaint. Oyster wood mirror, Myriad Antiques, myriadantiques.com.


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The organic form of the large foliage-filled Gilles Caffier vase and the trees in the painting give a natural dimension to the otherwise sleek, urbane décor here. Crept upon by Red, not even a Rustle by Melanie Daniels, Asya Geisberg Gallery, asyageisberggallery.com. SITTING ROOM

Strong shapes and shimmering metallics lend polished glamour to this scheme (right), with richly coloured and patterned textiles a striking counterpoint. Whispering Cheik by Sarah Dwyer, Josh Lilley Gallery, joshlilleygallery.com. Isla wallpaper, £171sq m, Helen Green Design, helengreendesign.com.


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Part of a former college, this family home features a seductive mix of bold colour and characterful touches thanks to a curated selection of art and tailor-made furniture WORD S JENNIFER GOULDING P H OTOGRA P H S PAU L R A ESID E

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Attention to detail, a fundamental principle of this home’s interiors, is clearly demonstrated by the repetition of linear design in the precisely positioned lighting, painting and coffee tables. Interior design, Helen Green Design, helengreendesign.com. Bespoke silk and wool rug, Sinclair Till, sinclairtill.co.uk.


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“This is my favourite room,” says Segun. “It was the only time I looked at the proposed scheme and said ‘Go for it’. I particularly love the bespoke light over the table.” Constructed from rectangular sheets of brass and bubble textured glass, it emits a wonderful warm glow.


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hings have turned out just as Segun Fagboyegun hoped they would when he and his family moved house over a year ago. He, his wife, Bola, and their two children, Ayomide and Oluwaseun (both at university), live in an enviable spot in London’s Chelsea, in a Grade II-listed college that was sensitively converted into apartments and houses in the 2000s. The four-bedroom property is set within the quiet oasis of an Italian-style courtyard, with elegant planting and a central fountain, and a terrace overlooking landscaped gardens. It is the execution of the interiors by Helen Green Design, however, that really sets this house apart. Segun came across the interior design company when he was seeking a new home as his family had outgrown their apartment in Marble Arch. “I was looking for something larger, with green space where the children could play safely,” he recalls. “To be honest, I thought it was too far from the centre of town.” However, access to a swimming pool, a gym and 24-hour concierge won him over. He was even more convinced when he saw the show apartment, which had been designed by the late Helen Green; so much so that he decided to buy it: “I immediately felt at home.” Some years later, Segun exchanged the apartment for a house. “I wanted a private outside space where we could enjoy the sunshine that you get, now and again, in this country,” he says. The property he bought had not been decorated since the original conversion, so it was ready to be refreshed, and the team at Helen Green Design was the obvious choice. “I like the way the company’s designs look contemporary but not ultramodern,” he explains. One member of the team responsible for the transformation was Laure Chaudanson. “Segun and Bola love to entertain, so

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The darks walls (right) come into their own in candlelight, perfect for giving evening meals a sense of occasion. Plain silk wallcovering in Elephant, £114.29sq m, Fromental, fromental.co.uk. Blinds in Jardin d’Osier in col. M01, £266m, Hermès at Dedar, dedar.com. KITCHEN

As there are no windows in this space (above right), glass-fronted cabinets with mirrored backs were chosen to bounce light around the room. Goodman medium hanging lamp, $840, Circa Lighting, circalighting.com. STUDY

Lining bookshelves is a simple but e≠ective way of introducing a distinctive accent to a room. Here (far right), ra∞a provides a tactile contrast to the deep blue-black of the walls. Walls in Railings, Estate Emulsion, £39.50 for 2.5 litres, Farrow & Ball, farrow-ball.com.

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we needed to create a comfortable family home that was sharp enough for receiving visitors at cocktail hour,” she says. “Unlike similarly sized homes in the area, there’s no basement beneath this house and, because it’s a listed building, we weren’t in a position to create one. This meant that the sitting room had to function as both formal drawing room and more casual family room.” Fortunately, thanks in part to the building’s original purpose as a college, the room is impressively large, which gave the designers the scope they needed to create a scheme that strikes the perfect balance between the dual roles required of it. Also helping to boost the versatility of this space are some clever design tricks, including tub chairs set on swivel bases so that they can face into the formal or informal part or the room, while a cabinet one might expect to contain drinks actually conceals the television. Throughout the house, high ceilings and windows that are smaller and set higher in the wall on the upper floors are a reminder that the house was not originally built to be lived in. Because of this, choosing furniture with the right proportions was particularly challenging, which is why almost everything was designed and made to fit. The expertly conceived and finished pieces have been o≠set by carefully sourced accessories, including the collection of Primavera vases in the drawing room, which come from Galerie Lafon-Vosseler in Paris. Beautiful though these objects are, Segun admits that the strong point of the house is the overall e≠ect created by the architecture and bespoke pieces working together, and the lifestyle it allows him and his family to enjoy, be it hosting a formal dinner party for business associates cooked by a chef from Le Gavroche or a family barbecue on the sunny terrace. It is a harmonious meeting of design and function. DRESSING ROOM

This beautifully lit display (above left) is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. GUEST BEDROOM

The neutral background (right) is deceptive – a close look reveals the walls are covered in a textural tweed fabric, and the metal of the bedside tables and wall lights is hammered for a rustic feel. A smart desk and chair (far left) provide a neat study area. The Fremont Sign, Mitchell Funk, mitchellfunkart.com. Studio desk lamp in Matt Black, £115.90, Jim Lawrence, jim-lawrence.co.uk. MAIN BATHROOM

Clean lines and light colours (left), together with a wallmounted vanity unit and large mirror, give this a spacious feel. MEM wall-mounted basin mixer, £773.16, Dornbracht, dornbracht.com.

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Eminently cosseting, this scheme’s depth comes from an expertly composed blend of textures and colours. The fabric of the bespoke padded wall panels is inspired by straw marquetry, and their square shape, which brings structure to the scheme, is echoed in furniture such as the chair and chest of drawers (right). Curtains in Kashan in Zinc, £180m, Vanners, vannersfurnishings.com. Bespoke wall panels in Marqueterie de Paille col. 02, £294m, Hermès at Dedar, dedar.com.

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NEW YORK BROWNSTONE

TALL story Transformed by a double-height dining space and a roof terrace, this city home has now fulfilled its owners’ high expectations WORD S JE SSICA DOYLE P H OTOGRA P H S ST EFA NIA G IO R GI

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The rich tones of the antique dining table and chairs (left) add warmth to this industrial, loft-style space where creeping figs, watered by an irrigation system concealed in the

basement, climb the wall enhancing the connection between indoors and out. Steel windows and bifold doors, Optimum, optimumwindow.com. Tumbled Nero limestone and Carrara marble flooring, from

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onto the double-height dining area below. The chimney breast has been deliberately kept bare as it is often used as a surface on which to project films.

Internal windows open from this first-floor room (above)

Samoke rug, from $10,000, ABC Carpet & Home, abchome.com.

£120sq m, Lapicida, lapicida.com. Architecture, Elizabeth Roberts, elizabethroberts.com.

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hen Allison Weisberg and her husband, Peter, first saw this mid-19th-century, four-bedroom brownstone in Brooklyn, it was in a dilapidated state, with a rotting interior and a crumbling rear façade. Far from being put o≠, however, they and their architect, Elizabeth Roberts, embraced the challenge, adding a contemporary double-height rear extension and restoring period details to create a stylish combination of historical grace and functional modern living for the couple and their two children. How did you marry period elegance with informality? AW “We were committed to salvaging what we could, including the mantelpieces and the staircase, and we reinstated the crown moulding in the first-floor rooms. That’s the most formal part of an otherwise informal house: we have the sitting room overlooking the dining area, where there’s a projector and a big comfortable sofa, and the library, which is a slightly more appointed, decorated space.” ER “It’s a question of balance. There have to be enough open, bright spaces and enough history in a house for it to feel right.” What was your starting point for the interior design? AW “We wanted to create a space that ran easily from the inside out to the garden. In the dining area, we planted creeping figs to climb up the walls. We also spent a lot of time looking for a tile that was rustic yet modern and which could be used safely and e≠ectively inside and out.” ER “Allison and Peter loved the idea of having a greenhouse extension and when we first sat down to discuss the design, they showed me some beautiful greenhouse images they liked. Although we designed an extension with a terrace on the roof, rather than a glass ceiling, we were all keen on the idea of growing plants inside.” Was it di∞cult to incorporate existing furnishings? AW “I had this huge antique grain bin. I bought it because I loved it, but I had no idea what I would do with it or where it would go. In the end, Elizabeth planned our kitchen around it.” ER “It’s important to work out how a house is going to be lived in, including the placement of furniture. I like the eclectic look of bringing older elements into a newly designed space.” Which is your favourite part of the house? AW “We spend the most time in the dining area, but my favourite room is what we call the tub room, which is an o≠shoot of our bathroom. It only has a bath and a vanity table in it and is the space I obsessed over the most when we were designing it. Once the children are asleep, I find bathing in that room, with every detail just so, such a rewarding experience.” ER “I enjoy looking up in the dining area and seeing those windows that swing open from the sitting room above, but I also love the tub room. It’s indulgent, without being over the top. Thanks to Allison and Peter’s good taste, this house as a whole is luxurious but also modest, and the tub room encapsulates that.”

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Painted Shaker-style cabinets (above left), open wood shelving and a worktop in stainless steel perfectly marry rustic style and industrial cool in this characterful scheme, which also incorporates an antique wooden grain bin. Loft one-arm wall light in Red, £265, Jielde at Holloways of Ludlow, hollowaysofludlow.com. LIBRARY

Allison wanted a formal, “oldtimey” look in this room, which she achieved with reclaimed herringbone flooring, comfortable seating

covered in vintage fabrics, and an antique ceiling light. Re-covered chairs, Liza Sherman, lizashermanantiques.com. THE GARDEN

For a seamless transition between inside and out, the flooring chosen for the kitchen and dining area extends to the terrace (left). Naturalistic planting beyond creates a gentle woodland feel in this urban garden, while steps draw the eye down a path that appears to recede, giving the impression of depth. Landscape architecture, Kim Hoyt Architect, khoyt.com.

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this charming feature wall.

A vintage wood-framed mirror (above left) makes an eye-catching choice for this simple scheme.

Aegean freestanding bath, from £3,816, Albion Bath Co, albionbathco.com. Shelf wallpaper, £60 a roll, Louise Body, louisebody.com.

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A room dedicated to bathing (above and left) is Allison’s ultimate luxury. “I spent a week looking at wallpaper for this tiny nook,” she says, but her attention to detail paid o≠ with

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White walls and dark wood are a calming combination, while the tall headboard on the custom-made bed doubles as a ledge for displaying pictures.

My favourite room is the tub room. It is the space I obsessed over the most when we were designing it.”


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LONDON HOME

A SUBTLE Traditional English décor marries beautifully with hints of the American South in this

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blend spacious and welcoming family home WO R DS AN DR ÉE F R I EZE P HOTOGRAPHS M A R K B O LTO N

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This bright, relaxing space (above) features warm grey tones rather than white to prevent it feeling stark. The antique bookcase (above left) was converted to house the television as well as wine glasses and fine china, while a plump, buttoned ottoman was chosen as an alternative to a co≠ee table.

Bespoke kitchen, Martin Moore, martinmoore.com. Navano II dining chairs with cushions, £245 each, Flamant, flamant.com. Bespoke ottoman, £996 including fabric, Ben Whistler, benwhistler. com. Ottoman in Harry in Seal Harbor, wool, £103m, Christopher Maya at Holland & Sherry, holland andsherry.com. Soho floor lamps in Antique Brass finish, €300 each, Eichholtz, eichholtz.com.

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eing confronted with a blank canvas can make your heart sing at the possibilities or sink at the prospect. For Elizabeth and Morgan Shaw it was a mix of both. The south-west London home that they bought at the end of 2013 had been repossessed and was, in estate agency speak, “in need of work throughout”. For the Shaws, it was an opportunity to create a home that would be large enough for family life with their three young children (Annabel, aged four, John, three, and Owen, one), and where they could work and entertain comfortably. There was scope to extend upwards, backwards, sideways and down, but this was a project that required an expert. The couple turned to Iconic Architecture and, in the hands of Mark Sylvester, the basement was dug, front and back, the loft extended and the kitchen side return filled in. With the building work complete, Elizabeth called on her friend, hospitality interior designer Summer Williams, for help with the decoration. “Summer is from Morgan’s home town in Georgia; they went to kindergarten together,” says Elizabeth. “Initially, we bounced ideas off her, then we asked her opinion on changes to the floor plan, and it evolved into taking on the project together.” TELLING THE OWNERS’ STORY Summer’s brief was to create a comfortable home for the family, with equal consideration given to practicality and style. Aesthetically, the Shaws wanted a fairly traditional look, but were happy to include modern touches. “It was quite a rare scenario in that we all have roots in the American South, but have lived a good portion of our lives

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in London,” says Summer. “In my work, I try to be mindful of the historical sense of place, but I do love to find ways of telling the owners’ story through their surroundings and to incorporate reminders of their heritage and life’s journey.” SOUTHERN STYLE “Much of the American South was settled by the British,” says Summer, “which is why you see English influences in the buildings and interior decoration: Antebellum architecture mirrored the English Georgian and Greek Revival styles, and people valued family heirlooms, silver, china, gardens and grandeur. You’ll still find this in today’s homes, but the focus is on warmth and hospitality, comfort and authenticity, and a clear connection with nature.” Photographs of Elizabeth and Morgan’s wedding in South Carolina were a key inspiration for the decorative schemes. One of them, of a Spanish moss tree, has been enlarged and hangs in prime position in the new basement family room. The bathroom at the hotel where the Shaws were married inspired their own here, while the butterfly print above the fireplace in the sitting room was bought from a shop near the hotel. Artwork plays an essential role in the décor, and much of it is by the artists who create album covers for one of Morgan’s favourite groups, southern stalwarts, the Dave Matthews Band. Indeed, the couple’s respective tastes shine throughout; Morgan’s love of industrial style is clearly evident, while Elizabeth’s penchant for blue, orange and geometrics comes through in accents and furnishings. This house is as true to them as if they had designed it themselves, a testament to Summer’s skill and the trio’s lifelong friendship.


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DINING ROOM

Summer’s idea of installing windows behind the sink (above left) enables the couple to keep an eye on the children in their play area downstairs.

An elegant 19th-century window-shaped mirror (right) increases the sense of light and space in this corner of the openplan dining and sitting room.

Interior design and bespoke window, Summer Williams Design, summerwilliams.com. Harper ceiling lights, £522 each, Nicholas Haslam, nicholashaslam.com. Matterhorn counter stools, $759 each, Bungalow Classic, bungalowclassic.com.

Artwork by Tom Wesselmann, Walton Fine Arts, waltonfinearts.com. Antique mirrored window, Puckhaber, puckhaberdecorative antiques.com. Seat cushions in Mombasa in Indigo, £99m, Westbury Textiles at Altfield, altfield.com.

SITTING ROOM

Wooden spool armchairs are a common sight in the American South and this set (above) brings a flavour of Atlanta to the Shaws’ south-west London home. Cameron chairs, from $1,914 each plus fabric, Bungalow Classic, bungalowclassic.com. Houston end of bed trunk, £649, Feather & Black, featherandblack.com.


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Colour comes to the basement (right) in the form of a striking rhino print: “It is by Swedish artist Lars Tunebo – it is so much fun,” says Elizabeth. The architect, Mark Sylvester, sited the stairs in the middle of the house to use as little floor space as possible. Having a Ball by Lars Tunebo, £550, Liberty Gallery, liberty-gallery.com. Icon Architects, icon-architects.com. FAMILY ROOM

Morgan’s influence can be seen in the industrial-style furnishings and exposed brick, and Elizabeth’s in the dark grey walls (below). The tones are brought together in the large photograph of the tree, taken during the couple’s wedding in South Carolina. Sadinah coffee table, €790, Flamant, flamant.com. Vintage school lockers, £540 each, Turner & Cox, turnerandcox.co.uk. Retro 746 telephone in Mustard, £49.95, Graham and Greene, grahamandgreen.co.uk.


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GUEST BEDROOM AND BATHROOM

“The nursery (right) will be my study when Owen moves into a larger room, so I selected a wallpaper that I would want myself,” says Elizabeth. “We went for a bright blue geometric, adding accents of orange. As it happens, Owen seems to like the pattern very much.”

The starting point for the chic monochrome décor in the bedroom (below left) was the hexagonal floor tiles in the adjoining bathroom (below right). “Summer really helped with the whole process by saying that it can be one little thing that inspires an entire scheme.” says Elizabeth.

Rosey Posey Trellis wallpaper in Ginger Jar Blue, AUS$229 a roll, Anna Spiro for Porter’s Paints at Black & Spiro, blackandspiro.com.au. Blind in Vintage in Beige, linen, £51m, Casamance, casamance.com. Blind trimmed in French grosgrain ribbon in Orange, 1.5in wide, £11m, Samuel & Sons, samuelandsons.com.

Leopard Moth print, $25, Methane Studios, methanestudios.com. St James two-arm wall light in Bronze, £389, Best & Lloyd, bestandlloyd.com. Bespoke washstand including marble top and basin, £2,100, Darma, darma. co.uk. Artemis Hulton sconces, £288 each (excluding shade), I&JL Brown, ijlbrown.com.


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ADJOINING BATHROOM

References to the couple’s past and present feature in this room (above), with monogrammed bed linen, a traditional American South design detail, and an old map of London on the wall. A walk-in wardrobe (left) with space for a dressing table was created between the bedroom and bathroom.

“This design (above left) was inspired by the bathroom in the hotel at Palmetto Blu≠ where Morgan and I were married,” says Elizabeth. Instead of a bath, it features a large, luxurious marble shower area with seating.

Melissa kingsize duvet cover, $600; European shams, $170 each; king shams with monogram, $520 each; all Leontine Linens, leontinelinens. com. Antique Heal’s & Sons limed oak bureau, £2,220, Holly Johnson Antiques, hollyjohnsonantiques.com. Bespoke mirror, £576, The French House, thefrenchhouse.co.uk.

Bridgehampton Marble Basketweave honed floor tiles, £149.88sq m; Bridgehampton Marble honed wall tiles, £114.95sq m; both Fired Earth, firedearth.com.


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PENINSULA GARDEN

At one with

NATURE Rivers of colourful ornamental plants and native species meander through this spectacular Dorset garden, a masterful balance of wildlife habitat and horticultural feat WOR DS A ND PHOTOGR A PH S CA RO L E D RA K E


Golden rudbeckia, russet red helenium, ďŹ ery crocosmia and billowing clouds of verbena bring late-summer colour to the vast naturalistic borders.

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uddledock Cottage on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset sits on a long, wedge-shaped plot with heathland on one side and farmland on the other. Not a true island but a peninsula, Purbeck has wildlife and wild flowers in profusion, meaning that to garden here well requires a particularly sensitive touch. When Ray and Ann George bought the former quarryman’s cottage in 2007, it was derelict and surrounded by six acres of overgrown, boggy land, incorporating a stream, fringed with birch, oak and goat willow. “The isolation and natural setting appealed to us,” Ray recalls, “but we realised it was a huge challenge.” For Ann, it was exciting to have a garden with so many di≠erent natural habitats. “I thought it was a fascinating place,” she says. While their new house took shape, Ray began to map out the garden, erecting a deer fence around the perimeter, constructing a path wide enough for utility vehicle access, and installing drainage so lawn could be laid. “The challenge here is to control the stream,” he explains. “When heavy rain coincides with a high tide, water is pushed back up into the garden from Poole Harbour.” Today, some parts of the garden still flood at times, and some areas are permanently wet, so paths have been built as raised boardwalks to cross them. As a flower arranger, Ann enjoys the incredible variety of flowers and foliage of both wild and cultivated species, and describes her gardening style as “painting with plants”. “I love the way plants combine; soft purple Verbena bonariensis with yellow daylily ‘Hyperion’ and crimson Knautia macedonica, for example.” Naturally drawn to pastel tones, Ann credits gardener Malcolm Orgee for introducing a palette of stronger colours to the scheme. Malcolm, who met the couple when he arrived to plant trees and shrubs bought from the local nursery, describes Puddledock as “the perfect marriage of wildlife reserve and ornamental garden”. It was his idea to cut a series of curving beds into the lawn to echo the line of the stream and tie them in with the colourful planting beside the pond near the house. “I wanted to create areas where you would feel cosseted by the vegetation all around you.” Looking down from the wide track that circumnavigates the garden, the borders appear as a river of colour punctuated by dark lines of trees that have had their lower branches removed. In late summer and autumn, they are bursting with a skilful blend of perennials, annuals and foliage plants, including Paulownia tomentosa, stooled each year to promote large leaves, towering Arundo donax and a variety of grasses. Tender climbers such as Ipomoea lobata and Cobaea scandens curl their way up hazel wigwams amid the fuzzy, upright crimson flower spikes of Amaranthus cruentus and the scented, soft lavender flowers of Phacelia tanacetifolia, beloved of bees and hoverflies. For Ray, Ann and Malcolm, the garden must accommodate as well as encourage the enormous diversity of wildlife in and around it, including rarities such as raft spiders and sand lizards. “There was even a nightingale skulking about last year,” says Malcolm. On a summer day, when the borders are buzzing with insects and colour, Puddledock and Purbeck are working in perfect harmony.

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CLOCKWISE, FROM FAR LEFT

A stream running through the centre of the garden is fringed with long grasses and wild owers; Amaranthus cruentus makes a striking statement, with its deep purple plumes catching the morning light and adding colour to the lush planting scheme;

dramatically curving, densely planted borders snake across the expanse of lawn; a purple haze of Verbena bonariensis and upright stems of V. hastata complement the naturalistic look of the pond beside the house; the upper slopes of the garden are punctuated by sculptural forms of birch and oak.


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TOP AND LEFT The mix of wild

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and cultivated planting around the pond includes airy, purpleflowered Verbena bonariensis, pink Cleome hassleriana (spider flower) and brown button seed heads of Inula magnifica. ABOVE Built as a quarryman’s cottage, the property sits in a varied landscape of woodland and heathland, which supports a plethora of nectar-rich plants.

Orientation Wedge-shaped plot running east to west with heathland to the north and farmland to the south. Soil type Clay and sandy; acid pH; boggy areas. Special features Native woodland edge; three ponds and a stream; lush, colourful planting for summer and autumn interest; rich in wildlife. Garden design Malcolm Orgee, malcolmorgee@yahoo.co.uk. Visiting By appointment. Puddledock Cottage, near Corfe Castle, Dorset BH20 5DY, 07715 749147.


RIVERSIDE DESIGN

A MASTERPIECE IN

MINIATURE By building a trio of terraces and putting in pockets of lush planting, the owners have transformed this compact garden into a welcoming city retreat WOR DS JODIE JONES PHOTOGR A P H S M A RK BO LTO N

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On the lower terrace, a sun lounger, hidden from the house by a leafy Paulownia tomentosa, offers a shady spot for quiet relaxation.

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waving sea of foliage fills the wonderful view from Sue and Andy Chappin’s house. It is not so much a garden as a vision of the natural world, framed by bifold glass doors that allow the open-plan living space to blend seamlessly with a Modernist dining terrace. From here, the garden descends through two more stages to a deck that juts out over a river where, if you pause for long enough, you might spot a pair of muntjac deer coming down the far riverbank to drink. It was, however, all rather different when the Chappins moved in to their St Albans terraced house four years ago. Although they were drawn by its amazing location on the banks of the River Ver, the Sixties property was dated. Inside, there was a traditional arrangement of small rooms, while outside long, thin borders emphasised the narrowness of the site. “As soon as we moved in, we applied to build an extension, which was clearly going to affect the garden,” says Andy. “Although we knew what we wanted, we had no idea how to achieve it.” Deciding they needed a garden designer was the easy bit; working out who that should be was more tricky, until Andy came across Rosemary Coldstream on the Society of Garden Designers website. Her projects fused modern and classic influences within a simple framework, a style he thought would be perfect in such a small space. “We had to fit a lot in,” says Rosemary. “Andy and Sue wanted a dining area and somewhere to sunbathe, and the space by the river was crying out to be turned into a relaxation zone. Given that the sloping site, which measured barely nineteen by thirty-two feet, was going to be on full view all year round, there wasn’t much room for manoeuvre.” Rosemary began by dividing the length of the garden into a series of shallow terraces, basing her measurements on the dimensions of the relatively economical granite slabs they had chosen for the paving. “This gave us good proportions and also restricted the amount of expensive stone cutting we had to do, which helped to keep the budget down.” On the shallow top terrace, an L-shaped bench was built to make use of every inch of space, while the flower beds, which blend seamlessly with their surroundings, are actually raised planters from the middle terrace, doubling as design elements on both levels. They are filled with a swaying mass of Verbena bonariensis and Asclepias incarnata in shades of pink and purple, laced with wisps of the ornamental grass Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea ‘Heidebraut’, which act as a gauzy screen, dividing the top terrace from the rest of the garden. Wherever you look, clever design makes this space appear larger, but there is one element that has actually increased its size. The deck at the end of the garden is cantilevered out over the water to add valuable extra feet where a curved bench now creates an eye-catching focal point, offering the perfect place to sip a glass of wine while watching the sun go down. Although Rosemary has won several awards for this design, including the 2015 Pocket Garden category from the Society of Garden Designers, her greatest reward comes from the Chappins. “Thanks to Rosemary, this is now a beautiful space,” says Andy. “I would struggle to name a single plant, but I know we have something amazing.”

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Garden orientation North facing. Soil type Loam with clay. Special features Built-in seating to maximise space; clever use of lighting to enhance the garden at night. Garden design Rosemary Coldstream MSGD, 01727 860092, rosemarycoldstream.com.

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OPPOSITE PAGE, TOP The path

zigzags down the garden, past beds filled with long-season performers including Sedum telephium ‘Matrona’, to maximise the sense of width in this narrow space. OPPOSITE PAGE, LEFT Granite slabs were used for the terraces, while wooden decking marks the start of the cantilevered design at the end of the garden. ABOVE The contemporary lines of the built-in bench are softened by a grouping of feathery ornamental grasses and Verbena bonariensis, which act as a gauzy screen. LEFT The deck area was built out over the water around a mature swamp cypress, creating just enough extra space to install a curved seating area.

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s late summer turns to autumn, swathes of rich purple-pink Erica cinerea burst into flower to wash the landscape with a final flourish of colour before winter. More and more, versatile heathers are playing a part in domestic gardens, too. Hardy evergreen shrubs, native to western and central Europe, heathers are members of the Ericaceae family, which includes the genera Calluna, Daboecia and Erica. In rockeries, raised beds and containers, their masses of tiny flowers in shades of red, pink and white will provide interest in every season. Try Erica carnea f. alba ‘Springwood White’ from January to May, with fuchsia-pink Daboecia x scotica ‘Thumbelina’ for summer, and snowy-white Calluna vulgaris (Garden Girls Series) to take you through into December. Heathers need only a quick prune after flowering, plus the occasional application of a weak solution of all-purpose fertiliser during the growing season. Preferring ericaceous soil, summer and autumn flowering Calluna vulgaris and Erica cinerea are suitable for coastal, heath and moorland areas in full sun, while the winter and spring flowering E. carnea, E. x darleyensis and E. carnea ‘Myretoun Ruby’ will cope with most soils and partial shade.

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ABOVE Mass plantings of varieties of Erica carnea and Calluna vulgaris beautifully mimic moorland and create a glorious carpet of colour in the National Collection of Heathers at RHS Garden Wisley. Also featured is E. vagans ‘Saint Keverne’ (above right), which will adapt to alkaline soils if grit and magnesium are added. Its bellshaped flowers appear from July to October, turning russet-brown in winter. The flower buds of C. vulgaris ‘Madonna’ (above far right) never open, which frustrates bees, but means they maintain colour from September to December.


Make these hardy plants the star of your garden. Long associated with the rugged moorland of northern Britain, heathers provide brilliant ground cover, are easy to care for and add colour all year long WOR DS VA NE S S A BE R R ID G E

PHOTOGRAPHS GAP PHOTOS/MARCUS HARPER, RHS

HOW TO USE HEATHERS IN YOUR GARDEN ■ Garden designer Sam Ovens (07757 591977, samovens.co.uk), winner of a Silver Gilt medal for his Cloudy Bay Garden at the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, says: “Heathers look best planted in a loose style, intermingled with grasses, particularly Molinia and Sesleria. My top tip is to plant in acidic soils. Also, using both Callunas and Ericas will provide flowers almost every month of the year.” ■ Claire Whitehead, owner of Cranborne Garden Centre in Dorset (01725 517248, cranbornegarden centre.co.uk), suggests grouping different colours en masse for a natural look. “Heathers are also effective teamed with specimen shrubs and trees.” ■ In the dappled shade of a silver-stemmed birch,

create a wild moorland effect by planting hummocks of contrasting wispy, pale-pink flowered Erica tetralix with bright pink Daboecia x scotica ‘William Buchanan’ and deep red E. carnea ‘Myretoun Ruby’. Their foliage and flowers will give months of interest. ■ Heathers can be planted in a patchwork, reminiscent of a Tudor herb garden, or in island beds in the lawn. Choose low-growing Erica cinerea ‘Purple Beauty’, E. tetralix f. stellata ‘Pink Star’, white Calluna vulgaris, and E. x stuartii ‘Irish Lemon’ for its yellow spring growth and mauve flowers in summer and autumn. The symmetry of E. vagans ‘Saint Keverne’ will make a good ornamental hedge around a mix of other heather varieties.

WHERE TO BUY & SEE ■ Galloway Heathers, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, 01671 402360, gallowayheathers.com. ■ The Heather Garden, Wimborne, Dorset, 01202 824387, theheathergarden.co.uk. ■ The Heather Society, 01945 774077, heathersociety.org. ■ RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, 0845 260 9000, rhs.org. uk/gardens/wisley, has held a National Collection of heathers since 1987, and now displays more than 1,000 cultivars.

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GARDEN DETAILS

CABIN

fever Be inspired by our selection of garden retreats, from designs that reference traditional bothies to hi-tech glass boxes WORD S ZIA A L L AWAY

RIVERSIDE RETREAT

Location West Cork, Ireland. Architect Philip Gumuchdjian, Gumuchdjian Architects, 020 7837 1800, gumuchdjian.com. Cost Bespoke design. Overview Set on the riverbank in the grounds of a farmhouse, this is a space for both work and contemplation and is, appropriately, known as the Think Tank. It is private and public, viewed by those who use the river, so the owner was keen that it sits lightly in its location and complements the vernacular of more traditional boathouses, while also being a distinctive structure. Key features This glazed building’s simplicity belies the technology and craftsmanship involved in its creation by an architect who specialises in designing buildings for sensitive or historical settings, such as his current project, The Glebe, a pair of villas being built in the grounds of an Edwardian school in London. The cedar wood frame and roof reference traditional boathouses, while louvres afford some privacy. A high-pitched roof and timber oor, which leads out to the deck and jetty, create a light, spacious interior.


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WOODLAND HIDE AWAY Location The grounds of a cottage in an area of outstanding natural beauty near Bath. Architect Stonewood Design, 01249 782512, stonewooddesign.co.uk. Cost £100,000 to £150,000. Overview Set into a hillside, this studio is used by its owners to work, sew, play guitar and sleep. It also serves as a hide for observing wildlife in this area of natural beauty, and a thoughtful design was required to integrate the building into its surroundings. Key features Constructed from rough-sawn oak and clad with pre-patinated copper, this bespoke studio is described by the architects as less of a building and more of a landscape that works seamlessly with the natural forms and levels of the garden. The planted roof disappears into the surrounding flora, and the windows are located at key points to provide views across the valley. Inside, an oak-lined storage wall incorporates a sofa bed, wood-burning stove and cupboards, making a comfortable and warm home from home.

GL ASS CUBE

Location The large garden of a modern detached house in the Midlands. Maker The Caulfield Company, 0113 387 3118, caulfieldcompany.co.uk. Cost From £25,000. Overview This state-of-the-art glass pavilion belongs to a couple with teenage children. It is connected to the house by a terrace covered in wood-effect porcelain tiles, and provides a real sense of being outside. Key features The single-glazed structure features automated shading and temperature control to keep it cool in summer and warm in spring and autumn. Underfloor heating allows the owners to use the pavilion in winter too, and Caulfield also offers the option of double-glazed doors. The doors fold away neatly, leaving no beams or columns to interrupt sightlines, and the powder-coated aluminium frame can be specified in any RAL colour.

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SUBURBAN STUDIO

Location Garden of a Victorian semi-detached property in London. Architect Ashton Porter Architects, 020 8372 1619, ashtonporter.com. Cost Around £75,000. Overview Integrated into the decked garden, this timber-clad studio provides a space for the owners to work away from the main house, and their children also use it for homework and play at weekends. When it was built, the structure did not require planning permission, although under new rules, it would do so. Because of this, the architects have created a template for similar structures that would not require permission. Key features The studio is constructed from plywood wall panels and clad with painted roofing batons, with the front and side walls artfully designed so that they appear to float above a glass panel, with no visible supporting structure. The timber and corrugated aluminium cladding on the side and back walls make reference to the Anderson shelters and prefabricated garages that were typical of this suburban landscape from the mid-to-late 20th century.

PHOTOGRAPH ANDY STAGG (SUBURBAN STUDIO)

MOBILE HOME

Location Large garden on the north-west coast of Scotland. Designer Mark Burton of Tiny House, 07860 852714, tinyhousecabins.co.uk. Cost £25,000. Overview The owner of this Tiny House lives in Clashnessie, a small crofting community on the beautiful north-west coast of Scotland. It is rented out as a summer holiday home, and the windswept location is testament to the cabin’s strength – it has now endured near-hurricane conditions over two winters, much to the surprise of the locals. Key features Custom-built and fully insulated, this cabin has a Douglas fir framework, larch cladding and a cedar wood roof, although other cladding and roofing material options are available. Tiny House cabins are fully mobile and can be towed to almost any location, however remote; they are also suitable for any size of garden, and can even be craned over terrace houses into plots with no direct access. This model has a kitchen area, loo and solar panels, and can sleep up to six adults.

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MOUNTAIN SHELTER

Location The Cumbrian hills. Maker Mark Aston and Mike Steadman, My Bothy, 01768 800888, mybothy.com. Cost From £19,800. Overview This simple but elegant design is inspired by traditional bothies, the mountain shelters that have provided a haven for people in remote areas of the country for centuries. Built to order, it can be used as a home office, studio or simply a room to escape to, and its stylish design complements urban or rural locations. Key features The bothy measures 9ft 8in by 12ft 9in and has a galvanised steel frame made from insulated panels encased in a cedar, chestnut or larch shell. Energy-saving double-glazed bifold doors at the front keep the bothy cosy during the colder months and offer unimpeded views when open. Inside, the chestnut-clad room, which can be painted in any Farrow & Ball colour, has two sockets, recessed spotlights and a hanging light pendant.

CHILDREN’S DEN

Location Small garden in a conservation area in south-west London. Designer Landspace, 0845 805 1394, landspacedesign.com. Cost Around £4,200. Overview This bespoke play den is owned by a couple who wanted a separate area for their two young sons. It has been designed as a versatile space that they will be able to use as they grow older. Key features At 6x6x7ft, the den is just inside the planning permission height limit of eight feet. It is made entirely from Western red cedar wood, which blends into the garden setting, and has a green roof of easy-care sedums. Built on a raised platform, the structure also provides space underneath for play or for storage; inside, the timber floor is a smooth surface where the children can camp out with friends.

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period style in a split-level bathroom (page 134). NEWS The latest kitchen design ideas (page 129). INTERIORS China’s rich culture provides inspiration for elegant dining room and bedroom looks (page 139). IDEAS We show you how to display your art to its best advantage (page 149). ADVICE Our expert Celia Rufey answers your design queries (page 163).

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ALL IN THE MIX With its inspired combination of geometric pattern and boldly painted furniture, this inviting open-plan space is perfectly at home in a period farmhouse

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A deep blue colour was chosen to make the island feel more like a piece of furniture than part of the kitchen cabinetry.

DESIGNER Sam Hart,

Roundhouse Design, 020 7297 6220, roundhousedesign.co.uk.

Can you tell us about the property? It’s a farmhouse, parts of which date from the 18th century, in the Chilterns. One of the owners is an interior designer, and the house previously belonged to her parents, who in turn downsized by moving into my clients’ smaller village home. When I first met them, they had drastic renovation plans for the house, with the kitchen a priority. What was the design brief? My clients were familiar with the space and had very clear ideas about how the kitchen should work and how to improve on what was there. The couple have young children and they wanted the new, open-plan cooking/dining/living area to suit family life. The Aga was in place when they moved in and they didn’t want to relocate it, so we based the layout around it. Other features on my clients’ wish list included a large fridge, a boiling-water tap and an attractive island with good worktop space for food preparation, plus a breakfast bar with seating.

How did you choose the finishes and materials? We introduced matt-lacquer cabinetry in different colours with an oak handrail to complement the wooden floor and to give the contemporary cabinetry a softer feel in this period-style property. The glass splashbacks are fresh looking, practical and easy to keep clean, while the worksurfaces are an engineered composite stone, which is scratch-resistant and non-porous, making it ideal for a young family. The clients liked the appearance of a light-coloured natural stone worktop, but also knew that it would mark easily. Instead, they opted for this neutral, white durable composite, which allows for flexibility in the long term, should they decide to change the colour of the cabinetry in the future. What was the inspiration for the colour of the cabinetry? First, the clients chose the tiles for the splashback and shelf, and these became the starting point for the overall colour scheme. We wanted the island to stand out as a piece of furniture and needed to create a neutral backdrop, so we made the perimeter furniture more subtle in order to complement the Aga. Can you explain the layout of the island? The cutlery drawers are close to the dining area for ease of laying the table and there is a sliding-door cabinet next to them, which is used for larger items that aren’t needed every day. The microwave – not the

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most attractive appliance – is hidden on the working side of the island, so it is not visible from the dining/living area. Deep pan drawers sit opposite the Aga and hold all the cookware. How did you plan the rest of the storage? The clients knew which appliances they wanted and where to place them, so then we talked about their dry-food storage requirements. Other than that, they wanted space for cutlery, placemats and serving dishes close to the seating area, and for oils and spices to be next to the Aga. Why did they choose that fridge-freezer? It was the largest capacity appliance of that kind to offer chilled, filtered drinking water and an ice-making facility, with pull-out freezer drawers. Also, it is quite a bit shorter than other similar designs, so the food inside is mainly at eye level, rather than being hard to reach. What is the secret of this kitchen’s success? I particularly like the oak handrail on the handleless furniture. It gives a softer look and feel to the relatively modern choice of cabinetry and, because it is slightly quirky, it sits well with the eclectic combination of contemporary lines, the original Aga and the other pieces of freestanding furniture that the clients use as an extension of the kitchen. I also like how the simplicity of the contemporary cabinetry doesn’t compete with the more traditional look of the Aga; if anything, it complements the cooker and allows it to be the focal point. FIND ALL THE LATEST DESIGN IDEAS FOR YOUR KITCHEN AT HOUSETOHOME.CO.UK/KITCHEN ABOVE Wide, deep drawers provide plenty of space for pots and pans, while

the microwave is hidden neatly out of sight from the kitchen’s living space. LEFT The dining table legs were painted red to add a splash of colour and to bring a touch of warmth to the scheme.

CABINETRY Urbo kitchen,

from £30,000, Roundhouse, roundhousedesign.co.uk. White cabinetry colourmatched to Portland Stone, Intelligent Matt Emulsion, £43.50 for 2.5 litres, Little Greene, littlegreene.com. Blue cabinetry colourmatched to Hague Blue, Dead Flat, £55 for 2.5 litres, Farrow & Ball, farrow-ball.com. SURFACES Silestone Blanco Zeus Extreme worktop, 30mm thick, £6,420, Roundhouse, roundhouse design.co.uk. Walls in Slipper Satin, Estate Emulsion, £38 for 2.5 litres, Farrow & Ball, farrow-ball.com. (Behind Aga) Majadas handmade tiles in Navy Blue, £180sq m, Bert & May, bertandmay.com.

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APPLIANCES Miele microwave/grill, £1,349; Fisher & Paykel Americanstyle fridge-freezer, £3,109; both Roundhouse, roundhousedesign.co.uk. SINK AND TAPS Franke Kubus undermount sink, £529; Quooker Fusion round boiling-water and mixer tap, £1,540; both Roundhouse, roundhousedesign.co.uk. FLOORING Similar flooring, natural engineered oak boards, from £61.12sq m, Wood N Beyond, woodandbeyond.com. FURNITURE Provencale ivory armoire, £1,450; Dorset white dining table, £1,000; both Laura Ashley, lauraashley.com. Imo bar stools, from £395 each, Pinch Design, pinchdesign.com.

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SYNC YOUR SINK Corian’s renewed and expanded range of off-the-peg kitchen sinks makes it easier to achieve a seamless integration with its composite worktops. The 25 models offer a wide choice of styles and shapes, from £700, and an online tool has been launched to help you find your best match. For more details, contact 0800 962116, corian.co.uk.

A pivotal part of Milan Furniture Fair, Eurocucina is the undisputed launch pad for global kitchen trends. Here’s our pick from 2016.

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SCANDI WAVE The pared-back appeal of Scandinavian design has filtered through to Italy. Using bleached woods and natural textures, the new Forma Mentis range (above) from Valcucine, valcucine.it, sees a welcome softening of the stark minimalism often associated with Italian cabinetry.

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NORTHERN EXPOSURE Bespoke kitchen maker Mowlem & Co has recently opened its doors in Harrogate with a 1,700sq ft showroom displaying its range of beautifully designed cabinetry. Contact 01423 520515, mowlemandco.com. SCREEN STARS The trend for open shelving in favour of closed cabinets remains strong, and Milan has introduced obscuring fronts to hide unsightly essentials. Examples include the Beluga range (above), with drilled metal doors that provide pockets of privacy, from Rastelli, rastellicucine.it.

Hand-crafted from one solid piece of limed ash, this modern take on the classic Windsor chair is perfect for a compact kitchen or dining space. With its elegant low curved backrest and pebblelike seat, the Windsor Pimlico side chair, H79xW49.5xD45cm, costs £525, from I&JL Brown, 020 7736 4141, ijlbrown.com.

FAST FORWARD Fed up with listening to your dishwasher rumbling away for ages? Siemens’ iQ700 SpeedMatic, £764, speeds up the process by 66 per cent using innovative Zeolith technology, which converts moisture to heat. Contact 0344 8928999, siemens-home.co.uk.

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Dual fuel, cutting-edge technology and a flight of fancy

INSTANT MAKEOVER Whether for a party or new season, the Cover by Aran Cucine, arancucine.it, allows you to change the look of your kitchen. The doors are coated in a strong, magnetic foil, which can be updated with a new design whenever you like.

1| Pick and mix. This sleek line-up offers gas, griddle and induction areas. Design Series segmented hob, from £1,949, Bertazzoni, 0344 463 9705, bertazzoni.co.uk.

2| Hot idea. Design includes smart sensors to prevent food from burning if the heat is not turned down. TempControl induction hob, £2,169, Miele, 0330 160 6600, miele.co.uk.

3| Winging it. Features switchable pan stands in the form of birds, butterflies, foliage and fruit. Dolce Stil Novo gas hob, from £1,749, Smeg, 0344 5579907, smeguk.com.

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IN COLOUR A vibrant palette of hues engages the senses in this rich scheme full of pattern and texture

DESIGNER Kit Kemp,

Firmdale Hotels, firmdalehotels.com.

What effect did you hope to create? I wanted the library to be like a jewel box full of surprises, where the eye moves around the room travelling from one interesting detail to the next. I focused on creating accents that pique the curiosity, such as the yellow leather on the upper section of the dining chairs and the piping on the cushions. Little details like these keep the mind busy, yet at the same time the room is restful. How do you achieve a sense of calm with so many patterns? More than anything, I think it is important to get the scale right, and I limit the palette. Essentially, this room is blue and red with yellow accents. There aren’t too many large-scale patterns vying for attention and I’ve balanced pattern with plain areas, such as the walls, which are covered in a warm red linen, and the floor, covered in a plain carpet in a cool off-white shade. The starting point, however, was the curtain fabric, but I wanted to freshen it with more modern patterns, such as the basketweave on the sofa and the ikat on the lampshades. It wasn’t until we had chosen all the fabrics that we went to Christine Vanderhurd for the rug, which was scaled to provide just the right neatness, so that it draws the eye to the fireplace without dominating the room. Can you tell us about the bookshelves? They are a classic design that works with the architecture. However, I didn’t want to create a pastiche of the past, so I inserted hologram lights among the books to open the space and bring the scheme up to date.

Did you design any of the furniture? The handle dining chairs were created by us, as was the coffee table, which has a faux shagreen finish. I love the juxtaposition of this very contemporary piece with an old wooden bowl and Frenchware jug. Although the sofas are a classic shape, the fabric-covered feet provide an essential detail that captures the imagination. How important are the art and accessories? They can really help to bring a room to life. We loved the John Illsley painting and it serves as a focal point for the fireplace. I believe in using all your senses in a room, so the turned wooden fruits, for example, have an organic feel that makes you want to touch them; the same goes for the lamp bases, which add a sculptural quality to the space. FIND MORE LIVING ROOM IDEAS AT HOUSETOHOME.CO.UK/LIVING-ROOM

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FEATURE RACHEL LEEDHAM PHOTOGRAPH SIMON BROWN

Why did you choose linen for the walls? I like to create a tailored feel and think this is especially important for schemes in townscapes and cities. The linen walls sharpen the room while making it inviting – my aim is to create comfortable spaces.


WHERE TO BUY FURNITURE Bespoke sofa, coffee table, dining chairs and lamp bases, all Kit Kemp, firmdalehotels.com. Josepha dining table, €995, Du Bout Du Monde, dbdm.fr. FABRICS Sofa in Acri in Denim, £96m, William Yeoward at Designers Guild, designersguild.com. Dining chairs and cushions in Araminta in Garnet, £74m, Borderline, borderlinefabrics.com. Dining chair leather Echo in Imperial Yellow, £22sq ft, Moore & Giles at Altfield, altfield.com. Curtains in Samarkand in Red/Blue, £236m, Peter Dunham Textiles at Tissus d’Hélène, tissusdhelene.co.uk. Walls in Donard F6522-08, £47m, Osborne & Little, osborneandlittle.com. Bespoke lampshades in Ikat, £45m, Susan Deliss, susandeliss.com. ACCESSORIES Painting by John Illsley, johnillsley.com. Bespoke Togo handwoven dhurrie, £726sq m, Vanderhurd, vanderhurd.com.

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SENSE OF BALANCE Symmetrical arrangement, a delicate palette and sumptuous fabrics create a mood of calm luxury

DESIGNERS Mary Graham and Nicole Salvesen, Salvesen Graham, 020 3532 3361, salvesengraham.com.

Can you describe the project? The owners bought this double-fronted Victorian property in south London from a developer and the spaces felt rather soulless, so we wanted to create schemes that provided warmth and softness. With this room in particular, the owners, who have four young children, were keen to evoke the sense of a luxurious retreat from the bustle of family life. Were you given a specific brief? The couple had very different ideas: one liked classic styles while the other preferred a cleaner, less fussy approach. We aimed to accommodate both tastes by producing a pared-back version of traditional decorating, replacing patterns with textures, such as linens, and using a neutral backdrop for soft tones of blue and pink. What was the starting point for the scheme? The room is large and felt echoey, so we began with the walls. Rather than opting for paper-back fabric, we battened them in natural linen as this traditional technique also improves the acoustics. The edges of the room feature piping, which is inexpensive and provides a crisp finish. Even on painted walls, we often put a narrow ribbon all the way around the space.

What are the benefits of symmetry in decorating? This is a tried-and-tested look that creates a calming effect. Here, we have reinforced the symmetry of the furniture with a pair of custom-coloured crystal table lamps and swing-arm reading lights, mounted through slits in the fabric of the half-tester, forming an elegant frame for the bed. How important was scale when choosing the chests and sofa? We always err on the larger side with bedside tables, even in a small room. From a practical point, they provide essential surface space for lighting, books and decorative accessories, while, aesthetically, bigger pieces improve the proportions of a room. The large sofa is an added luxury and we chose velvet upholstery as a sumptuous contrast to the linen headboard. It also helps to detract from the bed, which can often dominate a room. FIND MORE BEDROOM IDEAS AT HOUSETOHOME.CO.UK/BEDROOM

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FEATURE RACHEL LEEDHAM PHOTOGRAPH EMMA LEWIS

Why did you choose a half-tester bed? It is a lovely way to introduce more fabric, while the height serves to anchor the bed in the space. It is also a good example of how we balanced the clients’ tastes by updating a timeless design with neutral linen drapes, lined with a subtly patterned fabric. The headboard, which has a gentle curve, sits nicely between traditional and contemporary styles.


WHERE TO BUY FURNITURE Commode with fluted carving, £ 1,841 each, Chelsea Textiles, 020 7584 5544, chelseatextiles.com. Waterloo 2.5-seater sofa, £4,950 plus 15m of fabric, Lawson Wood, 020 7228 9812, lawson-wood.com. FABRICS Sofa in Rooksmoor velvet in Hellebore, £84m, Lewis & Wood, 01453 878517, lewisandwood.co.uk. Half-tester and headboard in Marrakesh in Bastien, £143m, Victoria Bain Embroidered Textiles, 020 7263 7518, victoriabain.co.uk. Half-tester

lined in Ivy in Blue, from £95m, Bernard Thorp, 020 7352 5745, bernardthorp.co.uk. Walls in Linen 103 in Natural, 270cm wide, around £88m, Hesse, 020 8746 1366, hessefabrics.com. ACCESSORIES Bespoke Baluster table lamps, from around £1,000 each, Lucy Cope, 01249 650446, lucycope.com Rajasthan pleated lampshades, £64 each; Linen cushions in Pale Pink, £25 each; all Oka, 01235 433930, okadirect.com. Cromer swing-arm wall lights, £243.60 each; Empire shades in Pebble silk, £84 each; all Vaughan, 020 7349 4600,

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BRIDGING THE DIVIDE A clever split-level layout, contemporary fittings and a smart grey colour palette give this Georgian property a modern twist without overshadowing its period charm

director, Sapphire Spaces, 01392 879320, sapphirespaces.co.uk.

Can you describe the property? This large five-bedroom Georgian house is on Devon’s south coast, and this en-suite to the main bedroom was previously decorated in grand, traditional style, with a roll-top bath and painted furniture. What inspired the overall look? The owners are a successful couple with modern tastes. An enclosed shower was specified as opposed to a walk-in design and they wanted the space to work as a contemporary haven with texture and interest. How did you plan the layout? As the property is Grade II-listed the fireplace had to stay, but we were allowed to remove an additional doorway that provided access from the landing to create a private space. The main challenge, however, was the T-shaped pier wall, which supports the vanity unit at the front, with

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Can you tell us about the finishes you used? The palette of sophisticated greys and whites unites the period features and contemporary fittings, while the marble-effect planked tiles around the bath create a sharp contrast to the dark grey square ones below the step. Warmth and colour were introduced with the wood-veneer vanity unit, walnut pendants and a floor-standing antique framed mirror. What about the split-level floor? Raising the floor not only created level access from the bedroom where there had been a step down, but it lifted the bath to bring the sea into view. This design also allowed for a change of material and the step is illuminated via a motion sensor, both of which add drama and interest. What makes this space work? Success lies in taking the room’s strengths – size, shape and features – and using symmetry to balance the whole and make it feel special. FIND MORE BEAUTIFUL BATHROOMS AT HOUSETOHOME.CO.UK/BATHROOM

WORDS LINDA CLAYTON PHOTOGRAPHS DARREN CHUNG, MATT AUSTIN (PORTRAIT)

DESIGNER David Aspinall,

shower and WC areas behind. We weren’t allowed to connect it to the ceiling, which reduced its structural integrity, but the builders employed all sorts of clever strengthening techniques.


WHERE TO BUY FURNITURE Burgbad Crono vanity unit in walnut, £2,660, Sapphire Spaces, sapphirespaces.co.uk. FITTINGS Ashton & Bentley Zeus composite bath, £3,917; Graff Sento floor-mounted bath filler, £2,468; both Sapphire Spaces, sapphirespaces.co.uk. WALLS AND FLOORING Lamp Room Gray, Estate Emulsion, £38 for 2.5 litres, Farrow & Ball, farrow-ball.com. Ceramica

Colli Scot marble-effect porcelain tiles, £69sq m; Leonardo Ceramica Stone Project porcelain tiles in Skifer 120, £89sq m; all Sapphire Spaces, sapphirespaces.co.uk. ACCESSORIES Oiled Walnut and Textile suspension lights, £46 each, Lighting Styles, lightingstyles.co.uk. Similar wooden stool, Pols Potten Tam Tam stool, £222, Made in Design, madeindesign.co.uk.

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AN ARTIST’S IMPRESSION The Rill Garden at Wollerton Old Hall takes its inspiration from the theory of art and the works of Rothko, with magnificent results DESIGNER PROFILE Lesley and John Jenkins have spent the past four decades developing the gardens at Wollerton Old Hall. Lesley, a painter and former art teacher, and her husband, John, a physicist and skilled plantsman, have pooled their talents to create the colourful landscape that surrounds their Elizabethan home in Market Drayton.

What inspired you to create the gardens at Wollerton? We bought the property back in 1983 when our children were small and Lesley, who was brought up here, wanted to recreate the fond memories she had of the place for them. The garden was originally wild and had then been turned into fields for grazing, which meant that we started with a blank canvas. We both adore gardening and gradually built a scheme that allowed us to grow the plants we love.

Can you tell us about the design of the Rill Garden? The land here is very flat so we decided to add interest with a sunken garden and a moving water feature, which also creates a tranquil mood. We dug out a rectangular space and set the rill in the centre, with the rose arch and seat at one end to take advantage of the view of the sky above and the planting reflected in the water. Initially, the rill was shorter, but we thought it looked better longer, although not all of our visitors agree. How did you choose the plants? Lesley loves the work of Mark Rothko and his paintings have influenced her planting designs, while her former tutor and renowned artist, Jesse Bruton, also taught her to use colour and perspective. We chose clipped box and yew balls, water irises and hedges to frame the rill, while roses and perennials soften the edges and provide splashes of colour. The pink rose on the left is ‘Fantin-Latour’ and the climber over the seat, which produces fragrant blooms throughout the summer and autumn, is ‘Blush Noisette’. The overall effect is almost like a stage set. What tips do you have for creating a formal garden? Take your cues from the house, and create beds or features that line up

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with the doors or windows. Formal gardens are traditionally symmetrical, but to stop the design looking too static, not every plant has a mirror partner. Scale is important, too, and this is something you have to have an instinct and an eye for, to ensure that nothing jars. For example, we had two hornbeams on either side of the rill, but they grew too big and became dominant so we replaced them with smaller, slimmer trees that are better suited to the proportions of the design. Would a rill garden work in a smaller space? Rills can be as slim, long and deep as you want them to be, so a feature like this would be easy to scale down. You should, however, make sure you buy a good-quality pump; we also have a filter and an ultraviolet clarifier to keep the water clear. Site the rill where it will catch the best reflections, and carefully plan the height of the drop for a cascade, so that the sound of the water is soothing and gentle.

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How did the design evolve? Originally, there were island beds throughout the garden but the curves didn’t really suit the style of the Elizabethan house, so we replaced them with a more formal plan. Lesley asked our children to hold pieces of string to mark out the various garden areas so that she could ensure the perspectives and sightlines were correct, just as she had learned at art school. Although each area of the garden has a slightly different theme, they are all linked by recurring motifs, such as topiary balls, yew hedging and roses, to produce a cohesive design. Also, as Shropshire is a cold county, we had to include some protection from the elements, so we introduced hedges and walls to create windbreaks.


KEY PLANTS

1| Lavandula angustifolia (English lavender). 2| Alchemilla mollis (lady’s mantle). 3| Dianthus (garden pink). 4| Taxus baccata (yew). 5| Iris ensata ‘Rose Queen’. 6| Salvia candelabrum. 7| Lythrum salicaria ‘Blush’. 8| Geranium sanguineum var. striatum ‘Splendens’. 9| Rosa ‘Fantin-Latour’. 10| Exochorda x macrantha ‘The Bride’. 11| Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ayesha’. 12| Geranium. 13| Dianthus (garden pink). 14| Pennisetum alopecuroides. 15| Salvia lavandulifolia. 16| Potentilla fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’. 17| Lavatera olbia ‘Pink Frills’. 18| Rosa ‘Raubritter’ (‘Macrantha’ hybrid). 19| Buxus sempervirens (box). 20| Geranium ‘Spinners’. 21| Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontaine’ (hornbeam). 22|Clematis crispa. 23| Rosa ‘Blush Noisette’. 24| Lonicera periclymenum ‘Graham Thomas’ (honeysuckle). 25| Rosa ‘Veilchenblau’. 26| Phlox paniculata.

PLANT SUPPLIERS David Austin Roses, 01902 376300, davidaustinroses.co.uk. Dysons Nurseries, 01732 885094, dysonsalvias.com. Heathwood Nurseries, 01948 840120, heathwood.co.uk. The Beth Chatto Gardens, 01206 822007, bethchatto.co.uk.

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01202 733011 | www.lacanche.co.uk | info@fdef.co.uk LACANCHE, BURGUNDY, FRANCE SINCE 1796


H&G DESIGN INTERIORS SCHEMES

INSPIRED by

THE ORIENT From the sophisticated, cultured yin of chinoiserie to the softly elegant yang of oriental landscapes, China’s rich heritage is a stylish source of decorative beauty STYLING A LI B R OW N P HOTO G R A P HS M I C H A E L S I NC LA I R

FURNITURE Peking TV cabinet, H160xW90xD45cm, £1,150, Oka. ACCESSORIES Ono large vase, £130, Designers Guild. Trace bowl in Coral, £450, The Conran Shop. Magnolia branch in White, £14, Neptune. Verdigris Chinese bowl, £39, Oka. Black Beluga bowls, small, £85 each; large, £90; Perfume open bowl, £125; Carbon parchment box, £895; all Louise Bradley. Abbeyhorn sugar spoon, £11.50, David Mellor.


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CREATING BALANCE Symmetrically arranged furniture provides structure in this heavily patterned room, where the fretwork motif on the chairs and rug acts as a soothing counterpoint to the brightly coloured figurative wallpaper. FURNITURE Peking TV cabinets,

H160xW90xD45cm, £1,150 each; Charlotte extending dining table, H80xW290xD80cm, £1,450; all Oka. Laeken dining chairs, H107x W55xD50cm, £495 each, India Jane. Asana console, H80xW180x D45cm, £1,125, Ecco Trading. Black Chippendale side chair, H89xW46x D51cm, £695, Jonathan Adler. FABRICS Blind in Ridotto in Linen, cotton mix, £80m, Zinc; Amilie Silks in Hazel, silk, £45m, Harlequin. Coral strip in Romari in Soft Red, linen, £69m, Romo. Piped in Pearlised Graphite leather, £33m, Ian Sanderson. Xian 2 tassel, £80, Jessica Light. WALLS Ylang wallcovering in Tangerine, £88m, Jim Thompson at Fox Linton. Trimmed in split bamboo, L30.5cm, £50.40 for ten, BS Bamboo; in Jack Black, Intelligent Gloss, £27 a litre, Little Greene. ACCESSORIES Pagoda lantern, £6,108, Christopher Hyde. (On cabinets, from left) Gio Bubble vase, tall, £59; Casablanca round white jar with lid, £59; both India Jane. Green marble and white stone sculpture, £250, William Yeoward. Amber bird toile bowl, £35, India Jane. Ono large vase, £130, Designers Guild. Trace bowl in Coral, £450, The Conran Shop. (On dining table) Hemstitch tablecloth in Dove Grey, 160x 325cm, £135, The Linen Works. Ono vase in Light Grey, £145, Designers Guild. Magnolia branches in White, £14 each, Neptune. White ceramic bottle, £79, William Yeoward. Trace Long vase in Coral, £450; Foculo large red bowl, £87.50; Small wooden bowl, £18; all The Conran Shop. Candles, £2.80 each, India Jane. Elzora cereal bowls, £6 each; Turini spoons in Black, £90 for a 16-piece set; all Habitat. Linen placemats in Dark Melon, £22 each, The Conran Shop. (On console) Zhending table lamp, £1,150; tapered drum shade in Natural, £165; both Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam. Carbon parchment box, £895, Louise Bradley. Ning mirror, £199, Oka. Stupa Silver rug, 2.75x1.8m, £5,465, The Rug Company.

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ALL IN THE DETAIL (ABOVE LEFT) Chinoiserie style lends itself to decorative embellishment. Here, walls edged in black-painted split bamboo add to the ornate salon look. FURNITURE Black Chippendale side

chair, H89xW46xD51cm, £695, Jonathan Adler. WALLS Ylang wallcovering in Tangerine, £88m, Jim Thompson at Fox Linton. Trimmed in split bamboo, L30.5cm,

£50.40 for ten, BS Bamboo; in Jack Black, Intelligent Gloss, £27 a litre, Little Greene. ACCESSORIES Amber bird toile bowl, £35, India Jane. Placemats in Dark Melon, £22 each, The Conran Shop. Black Beluga bowl, £85, Louise Bradley.

POINT OF DIFFERENCE (ABOVE) In a busy scheme, opting for a table covered with a simple white cloth will bestow a zen-like sense of calm, allowing dark tableware to stand out. ACCESSORIES Hemstitch tablecloth

in Dove Grey, 160x325cm, £135, The Linen Works. Keiko Hasegawa cups and saucers, £75 each set; Kaikado Chazutsu short copper tea

caddy, £110; both Margaret Howell. Black cast-iron teapot, £36; Abbeyhorn fruit spoon, £11.50; both David Mellor. Blossom round tray, £169, William Yeoward.

STATEMENT DISPLAY (LEFT) Shown in isolation, this piece of contemporary glassware makes a strikingly modern contrast to its lavish surroundings. FURNITURE Peking TV cabinet, H160xW90xD45cm, £1,150, Oka. WALLS Ylang wallcovering in

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Tangerine, £88m, Jim Thompson at Fox Linton. ACCESSORIES Trace bowl in Coral, £450, The Conran Shop.


LAYERING COLOUR, TEXTURE AND SHAPE A careful mix of pattern, accessories and furnishings lends a complex sophistication and creates a sense of depth. The opulence of pieces such as the table lamp and mirror is tempered by the comparative rawness of plain ivory linen upholstery and rustic baskets. FURNITURE Asana console, H80xW180xD45cm, £1,125, Ecco Trading. Black Chippendale side chair, H89xW46xD51cm, £695, Jonathan Adler. WALLS Ylang wallcovering in Tangerine, £88m, Jim Thompson at Fox Linton. ACCESSORIES Zhending table lamp, £1,150; tapered drum shade in Natural, £165;

both Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam. Carbon parchment box, £895; Burnt pottery bowl, £55; both Louise Bradley. Navajo White bone box, £69; Wooden box with gold details, £125; both India Jane. Handmade small tumbler in Frost, £5, Designed in Colour. Antique oriental willow basket, £95, Orchid. Ning mirror, £199, Oka.


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INSPIRED BY NATURE Harmony with the natural world is a feature of Chinese landscape painting, and this tranquillity is perfect for the bedroom. Here a dream-like, misty mountain paper covers an oriental-style screen, with a palette of soft grey and blue, enhancing the scheme’s calming allure. FURNITURE Edel 02 bed in Nyda

373, H103xW181xD225cm, £3,751, Lema. Cream glaze bamboo stools, £850 a pair, Guinevere. Ming blue dragon stool, H43xdiam28cm, £395, William Yeoward. FABRICS Bolster cushion in Dalie Papaveri Tulipani in Clair de Lune, cotton mix, £255m, Dedar; Orissa in Teal, silk, £33m, James Hare. Linen cushion (far left) in H20 linen twill, linen, £19m, Merchant & Mills. SURFACES Screen in Sansui wallpaper in Snow Peaks, 136cm wide, £55m, Zoffany. Walls in Turner’s Textures No. 1 Eggshell wallpaper in Sea Spray, £47.88m, Lewis & Wood. Skirting in Strong White, Estate Eggshell, £55 for 2.5 litres, Farrow & Ball. FLOOR Serenity carpet in Pisces, £87.80sq m,

Natural Elements Flooring. ACCESSORIES Île lights in Petrol,

£165 each, Inge Sempé at Viaduct. Emery tumbler in Black, £48 for six; Nixon cushion in Blue (centre), £25; both Habitat. Aviary bird in Blue, £35 a pair, India Jane. King-size round bolster, £55, The Feather Company. KAI512-02 cushion, £30, Kai. Harrison kingsize fitted sheet, £60; Harrison king-size duvet cover, £85; Harrison standard housewife pillowcases, £10 each; all The White Company. Soft Linen Jacquard throw in Silver Dust, £275, The Linen Works. Papou bowl 3, £195; black Beluga bowl, £85; both Louise Bradley. Indigo cotton bead necklace, £48; Injiri linen top, £350; Orcia Marl bath towel in Grey, £30; all Designers Guild. Shanghai mirror, £289, Graham and Green.

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LIGHT FANTASTIC (ABOVE LEFT) A small adjustable wall lamp keeps a bamboo-e≠ect stool free of clutter for an understated decorative display. FURNITURE Cream glaze bamboo

stool, £850 a pair, Guinevere. SCREEN Sansui wallpaper in Snow Peaks, £55m, Zoffany. ACCESSORIES Île light in Petrol,

£165, Inge Sempé at Viaduct. Papou bowl 3, £195; black Beluga bowl, £85; both Louise Bradley. Indigo cotton bead necklace, £48, Designers Guild.

COLOURS OF THE SEA (ABOVE) Water is a fixture of Chinese art and furniture and accessories in shades of blue and green have a contemplative serenity. FURNITURE Ming blue dragon stool, H43xdiam30cm, £395, William Yeoward. Tokyo chest of drawers, H87xW102xD46cm, £3,200, Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam. WALLS Turner’s Texture No. 1 Eggshell

wallpaper in Sea Spray, £47.88m, Lewis & Wood. ACCESSORIES Shanghai mirror, £289, Graham and Green. Crackle ceramic vase, £6, Anthropologie. Petite dish in Deep Blue, £90, Louise Bradley. Verdigris iron prancing horse, £295, Orchid.

THEATRICAL TOUCHES (LEFT) In a pared-back scheme, decorative flourishes, such as this silk bolster cushion with an ornate tassel, can make an eye-catching statement. FURNITURE Edel 02 bed in Nyda 373,

H103xW181xD225cm, £3,751, Lema. FABRICS Bolster cushion in Dalie Papaveri Tulipani in Clair de Lune, cotton mix, £255m, Dedar;

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Orissa in Teal, silk, £33m, James Hare. ACCESSORIES Metal button,

£4.90, Liberty. Navy blue tassel with black stone circular disc, £75, Orchid.


SENSE OF GLAMOUR In a dressing room, the look can be more daring, with the smokey appearance of the walls and strong silhouette of the clothes rail giving a moody, dramatic beauty. FURNITURE Blue Chinese woodem ornate lacquered clothes rail, H171xW130xD5cm, £345, Orchid. Vouet bench, H43xW90xD45cm, £895 plus 1.2m of fabric, The Sofa & Chair Company. FABRIC Bench in Padua in Indigo, linen, £79m, Designers Guild. WALLS Midsummer Night wallpaper, £100sq m, Wall & Deco at Interior Supply. FLOORING Serenity carpet in Pisces, £87.80sq m, Natural Elements Flooring. ACCESSORIES Orcia Marl bath towel in Grey, £30, Designers Guild. Taupo 2 Coromandel tie back, £225, Jessica Light. Lodge brass hangers, £15 each, Rockett St George. Yin brush in Jade, £75, Oka. Black Beluga bowl, £85, Louise Bradley. WHERE TO BUY, PAGE 169


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HOW TO DISPLAY ART

PHOTOGRAPH JACOB TERMANSEN/HOUSE OF PICTURES

Our masterclass will provide you with a few simple design tricks to help you maximise the impact of your favourite images

MIX & MATCH A neutral scheme is ideal for an informal gallery, with a variety of photos, maps and even magazine covers in a host of different frames. More often a feature of a hallway or living room, the approach can be given a playful spin in the kitchen and, positioned near the dining space, it provides visual interest during meals. White mounts and black frames lend unity without dampening the spirit of fun. SEPTEMBER 2016 | H&G | 149


EXPERT ADVICE IMAGINATIVE FRAMING MARCUS WELLS,

owner, Haviland Designs, havilanddesigns.com.

PERFECT COMPLEMENT Here, a smudgy teal abstract oil painting is complemented by the velvety softness of the armchairs in this scheme by American interior designer Matthew Leverone. Repeating elements of the artwork in the furniture has a sophisticated effect. Elsewhere, the bronze of a sculpture by Peter Boiger is picked up by the vintage table by Paul Laszlo.

GOLDEN MOMENTS Used sparingly, gilt adds glamour without tipping into historical-house territory. Black edging and vintage backing paper make for chic framing, while the informal composition makes the most of a stairwell corner. This idea works best, says Marcus Wells of Haviland Design, when the frame and the décor are simple and contemporary.

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opinion, a frame chosen to suit your artwork unquestionably looks better than one that has been selected to suit the décor of the room. That approach can be too contrived. Q Be daring with your choice of frames and mounts. While a simple white frame and mount may look best on children’s artwork, for example, as it emphasises the bright colours, I would generally take a risk in other cases – you’ll be glad that you did. Pick out a colour in the painting – an off-white in a landscape or splashes of red – and use that for your frame, mount or slip (the slim divider between the frame and an oil painting), as it will bring out that particular detail. Q Go for unusual shades. I browse clothing stores looking for colour ideas. Then I’d use a double mount, with a coloured inner nearest the painting, and an outer mount in an off-white, so that the effect isn’t too overwhelming and detracting from the picture. Q Do not be too concerned about the grades of glass. Unless you have museum-quality art, you probably don’t need UV protective glass. I steer people away from non-reflective glass where possible as it can deaden the painting a little, draining it of light and liveliness. You may, however, need it with very large artworks if there is a lot of direct reflection from windows. Q The more formal and graphic the layout you are creating, the more planning and measuring it will need. We recently hung a set of valuable tennis rackets in box frames in the Queen’s Club in London. There were ten of them, in two rows of five – they looked super smart, clean and perfectly ordered. However, it took lots of very precise measuring to get it right. Bespoke frames by Haviland Designs cost from around £50.

PHOTOGRAPHS LISA ROMEREIN/OTTO, THOMAS J STORY/SUNSET MAGAZINE, KENNETH BROWN DESIGN, JASON BUSCH, LITTLE HOUSE OF FOUR/GAP INTERIORS/TRIA GIOVAN

Q Always start with your picture. In my


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BREAKING THE RULES There are key principles to making a successful picture display, such as not aligning frames with the top of a door. However, rules are made to be broken, as demonstrated in this scheme by homeowner and interior designer Rob Mills. This row of different-sized artworks, styled by Megan Morton, throws off the shackles of symmetry, with its slightly “off” hanging level. With the largest work on the right, the collection balances the staircase on the left, while the combination of graphic images is an expert choice for the unadulterated freshness of a white-painted wall. OFF THE RAILS The moulded picture rail was a popular feature in Victorian and Edwardian homes, and modern hanging systems mean the look can be translated to more contemporary settings. In this case, different sizes and styles of frame have been displayed in columns using picture hanging chain. For a similar look, try Picture Hanging Systems, picturehangingsystems.co.uk.

WITH MEANING Stylist Katie Alberter transformed her “boring hallway” with a visual tribute to her family. Photographs and signs that reference important dates are given extra punch by the deep colour of the wall – Midnight Serenade emulsion, £26.98 for 2.5 litres, Valspar, valsparpaint.co.uk, is similar.

I always have a wish list of artworks in mind when I begin a project. They’re my starting point for creating a palette. Find up-and-coming artists at graduate shows or galleries such as New Blood Art.” SOPHIE ASHBY, founder, Studio Ashby,

studioashby.com.

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COAST TO COAST In this built-in unit in a Nantucket home, designed by Nina Liddle, the coral giclée print at the centre provides the subject for the rest of the display. The picture is made all the more prominent by the navy background, and is enhanced by an assortment of sculptures and ceramics on a seaside theme – highly apt for the coastal location. A picture light ensures the image is just as striking in the evenings.

The scale of a piece of art has a big impact on its overall effect. Be brave and go as big as a room can take, but bear in mind that modern homes tend to have smaller proportions than, say, a Georgian house.” SOPHIE ASHBY

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PHOTOGRAPHS PHILIP DURRANT, KIT NOBLE PHOTOGRAPHY, TIMEINCUKCONTENT.COM, TRACEY AYTON, CAMERA PRESS/MCM/VINCENT LEROUX, ARCHITECT MARCO ROMANELLI

THREE OF A KIND A triptych has a certain compositional power, says interior designer Sophie Ashby, who commissioned this series of sliding Aboriginal paintings for a modern apartment to hide the television. The paintings, which are as large a scale as she felt the room would accommodate, are mirrored by subtly ethnic textiles and similar undulating lines in the two-tone rug.


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EASEL DOES IT This screen print by Joanna Ham from the Nelly Duff gallery is given pride of place on a large-scale artist’s easel. Table-top and floor easels offer a portable way of displaying artworks. Source them from Cowling & Wilcox, cowlingandwilcox.com, or find vintage easels from Patrick Parrish Gallery, 1stdibs.com. MONO MANIA Black and white is always a striking combination and one that lifestyle blogger Monika Hibbs uses in her home to great effect. Symmetrical composition matters when the frame is so prominent, so draw a plan on the wall first using a pencil and spirit level. For a similar frame, try the Moebe, from £25, The Conran Shop, conranshop.co.uk.

There are a few factors to take into account when deciding where to put a large picture. Consider the position of furniture, the entry to the room and the windows – above the fireplace is always a reliable location.” SOPHIE ASHBY WHERE TO BUY ART FAIRS

SPLIT DECISION Take a cue from this ingenious display that divides a map of Italy into separate framed pictures. Although the technique works with almost any kind of image, it is particularly apt for maps where the shape of the country forms the basis for the image configuration.

Q Making art accessible for all is the Affordable Art Fair, affordableartfair.com, which takes place in Battersea, 20-23 October, Bristol, 9-11 September, and Amsterdam, 27-30 October. Q The Sunday Art Fair at Frieze, frieze.com, in Regents Park, 6-9 October, showcases work by up-and-coming artists. Q East London’s The Other Art Fair, theotherartfair.com, 6-9 October, allows you to buy directly from 130 artists.

ONLINE GALLERIES Q Scream London, screamlondon.com, features editions by emerging artists. Q Damien Hirst’s Other Criteria, othercriteria.com, sells his and many other artists’ editions and products. Q New Blood Art, newbloodart.com, features a curated selection of graduates. Q Lumitrix, lumitrix.com, focuses on upcoming photographic artists.

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EXPERT ADVICE LIGHTING YOUR ART HARRY TRIGGS AND ANDREW MOLYNEUX,

WHITE SPACE Small images can make a big impact if presented in the right way. Here, large mount surrounds are striking as are the outsize hooks – try Hem’s Punched Metal hooks, from €20, hem. com – in this series hung by interior designer Bria Hammel. Letters or other such keepsakes can also be presented in this way, while the large surrounds allow the pictures to be overlapped without obscuring the image. ON THE EDGE At her home in Copenhagen, fashion designer Malene Birger has used custom-built picture ledges to showcase her collection of female portraits. This method of display allows pictures to be easily switched in and out as your tastes change, while painting the ledges the same shade as the wall draws attention to the artworks. 154 | H&G | SEPTEMBER 2016

QAs it spends about half its time in artificial light, properly illuminating artwork will make it more beautiful and ensure you are seeing its true colours, as you would in the best natural light. Because most artworks aren’t evenly lit, you aren’t seeing the true picture. Most of our clients wish they had lit their artworks sooner. Q The colour of the light is really important. Too warm a light will cast a yellow hew in the artwork, for example; and some LEDS can be very cold and again distort the colours of the painting. A good, authentic artificial light is an extra warm white, rather than a colder blue. Look for 2700 Kelvin on the side of the bulb or ask your lighting supplier. Q Look for up to 95 CRI on the bulb. This stands for the colour rendition value – which is again about how close to natural light the colour is. In our opinion, this is the optimum value and mimics natural light as closely as possible. Q We believe it’s the art that should do the talking and not the light fittings. With our own work, we find if the object is lit well you don’t really notice what’s actually lighting it. Q Don’t assume electricians are lighting experts and leave the lighting design to them. Think about creating layers of illumination in a room – at floor level, wall level, with picture light and with ceiling lights. Ideally, if lighting artwork from above via a spot or downlight, the light source should sit around one third of the height of the room away from that artwork. Q With a picture light you should not have any lighting reflections in the picture glass (in the same way you might notice a lamp in the background of your TV). Play around with freestanding lamps or lighting angles so that there is no reflective glare.

WORDS JENNY DALTON PHOTOGRAPHS BRIA HAMMEL INTERIORS/RYAN STUDIO, LOUPE IMAGES, JONNY VALIANT, ARGENTINA BUENOS AIRES, SAN ISIDRO HOUSE, MAX ZAMBELLI PHOTOGRAPHER

founding directors, TM Lighting, tmlighting.com.


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HISTORY LESSON Commissioned by designer Kit Kemp for a Firmdale Hotel project, Haviland Designs’ Marcus Wells has given a contemporary twist to classic portraits with a felt surround that complements the red elsewhere in the scheme. The whimsical mood is carried through into the position of the pictures next to each other.

TALL ORDER The light, open dimensions of this modern family home invite a bold approach to art display. Metro Imaging, metro imaging.co.uk, can produce large-format photographic printing such as this.

CHIC & CHEERFUL Create a low-maintenance display in a children’s room with webbing. Bulldog clips make a cool, utilitarian means of hanging prized paintings, which can easily be rotated as new works are created. For similar webbing, try haberdashers such as MacCulloch & Wallis, macculloch-wallis.co.uk.

USEFUL ADDRESSES ART SHOWS

BESPOKE FRAMING

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, 1-54.com. Art17, artfairslondon.com. Frieze, frieze.com. Pick Me Up, pickmeup. somersethouse.org.uk. Sunday Art Fair, sundayartfair.com. The Affordable Art Fair, affordableartfair.com. The Other Art Fair, theotherartfair.com.

90 Degrees, 90degreesframers.co.uk. Fine Art Trade Guild, fineart.co.uk. Genesis Imaging, genesisimaging.co.uk. John Jones, johnjones.co.uk. Soho Frames, sohoframes.co.uk.

GALLERIES

Bo.Lee Gallery, bo-lee.co.uk. Eleven Fine Art, elevenfineart.com. JGM Art, jgmart.co.uk. L’Affiche Moderne, en.laffichemoderne.com. Lamb Arts, lamb-arts.com. Lumitrix, lumitrix.com. New Blood Art, newbloodart.com. Roberta Moore Contemporary, robertamoore.co.uk. Scream London, screamlondon.com. Sim Smith Gallery, sim-smith.com.

OFF-THE-PEG FRAMES

The Conran Shop, conranshop.co.uk. Crate & Barrel, crateandbarrel.com. Heal’s, heals.com. Paperchase, paperchase.co.uk. West Elm, westelm.co.uk. LIGHTING

Holloways of Ludlow, hollowaysofludlow.com. John Cullen Lighting, johncullenlighting.co.uk. Mullan Lighting Design, mullanlighting.com. Ralph Lauren Home, ralphlaurenhome.com.

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FOOD FOR FRIENDS

Simple pleasures Seasonal dishes that combine an exciting mix of British and Mediterranean flavours are the hallmark of Clare Lattin and Tom Hill’s cooking. Here, we present our favourite recipes from their London restaurant, Ducksoup PH OTO G RA P H S K RISTIN P E RE R S

SALTED OX CHEEK, CUCUMBER, PEAS & HORSERADISH

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SALTED OX CHEEK, CUCUMBER, PEAS AND HORSERADISH (PREVIOUS PAGE) Serves 4

The ox cheek requires long cooking, but once that’s done this dish is really simple. 500g salted ox cheek or brisket 1 carrot, halved 1 onion, quartered 2 celery sticks 1 head of garlic, sliced in half horizontally 2 bay leaves A few thyme sprigs 1 tsp black peppercorns 1kg peas in the pod or 250g frozen peas Extra-virgin olive oil 2 mini cucumbers Salt and freshly ground black pepper Juice of 1 lemon 5mm piece of fresh horseradish Q Place the ox cheeks in a large pan of water

over a medium-high heat. As soon as the water comes to the boil, drain the cheeks (this saves having to soak them to remove the salt) and wash out the pan. Place the cheeks back in the pan and cover generously with water. Q Add the carrot, onion, celery, garlic, bay leaves, thyme and peppercorns and bring to the boil, then reduce to a low simmer and cook for 2-3 hours, or until the cheeks are tender. Top up the pan with water if the meat becomes exposed. Test the cheeks by squeezing them with a pair of tongs – they should break up easily. Drain the cheeks (keep the cooking liquor for a soup and store in the freezer). Q Set the cheeks aside to cool. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil while you pod the peas. Cook the peas for 1 minute, then drain and immediately run under cold water. Q When you’re ready to serve, place a large frying pan over a medium-high heat and add a glug of olive oil. Fry the ox cheeks on all sides for about 8 minutes, until crisp. Remove from the pan and transfer to a large bowl. Q Slice the cucumbers lengthways into ribbons with a potato peeler and add to the bowl. Add the peas and season, then dress with the lemon juice and some olive oil. Grate in a tablespoon or so of horseradish and give it all a gentle mix with your hands. Q Gently lift the salad out of the bowl, again with your hands, and place on a serving platter. A light touch is best here; the ingredients are delicate and you want them to keep their shape. Scatter over any ingredients left in the bowl, along with the remaining dressing. Give the whole salad a final grating of horseradish and serve.

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MOZZARELLA, BORLOTTI AND WILD GARLIC GREEN SAUCE Serves 2

Once cooked, borlotti beans have a lovely creamy texture and sweetness, which means they can be enjoyed very simply: a generous serving of a good olive oil and a little seasoning will do nicely. Here we’ve paired the beans with ripe mozzarella and a wild green sauce, which gives them a lovely summer lift. 250g tin good-quality organic borlotti beans Handful of wild garlic, parsley and mint, roughly chopped (if you can’t get hold of wild garlic, use basil) 6 anchovy fillets, roughly chopped Zest of 1 lemon 1 tbsp capers 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 garlic clove, peeled and grated Extra-virgin olive oil 2 mozzarella balls, about 150g each Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Q Open the tin of beans, pour them into a pan

with the liquid and warm up. Put the chopped herbs, anchovies, lemon zest, capers, mustard and garlic in a large bowl with enough extravirgin olive oil to bind everything together. Q Stir the green sauce into the beans and warm through on a low heat for 1 minute, then divide between two bowls. Tear open the mozzarella balls and place over the beans. Dress with a little more olive oil and some salt and black pepper.


CHARRED FENNEL, PEAS, PROSCIUTTO & PECORINO Serves 2

This dish, with its lively flavours, combines the charred sweetness of fennel, the light crunch of fresh peas and the saltiness of the prosciutto and pecorino. It’s perfect with a glass of white wine and enjoyed al fresco in the sun. 1 large fennel bulb, with fronds Extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 400g fresh peas in the pod Juice of ½ lemon 80g sliced prosciutto 40g pecorino A few dill fronds, torn

Q Remove the fronds from the fennel bulb and set aside. Slice the fennel into quarters from top to bottom. Q Place a heavy-based frying pan over a high heat, then brush the fennel with oil and season. Once the pan is smoking, char-grill the fennel quarters for about 4 minutes on each cut side until slightly softened – you want it to retain some bite. Set aside to cool slightly. Q Meanwhile, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and have a bowl of iced water ready. Pod

the peas and blanch for 1 minute, then refresh in the iced water. Drain and tip into a bowl. Q Mix the fennel with the peas. Tear in the fennel fronds, reserving a few to finish the dish, and add the lemon juice and some olive oil. Toss together. Q Place the fennel and peas on a serving plate and give it a gentle shake. Lay the prosciutto over the top and then use a peeler to cut nuggets of pecorino to scatter over it. To serve, season, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with fennel and dill fronds.

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WILD MUSHROOMS, EGG YOLK AND PARMESAN Serves 4

plates, tip a yolk into the centre of each and add a generous grating of Parmesan and black pepper. Serve with toasted sourdough.

Try a mixture of mushrooms, such as chanterelle, girolles and pied de mouton. 800g mixed wild mushrooms, cleaned 100ml olive oil 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced 200ml chicken stock 50g butter Handful of flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper Juice of 1 lemon 4 free-range egg yolks 40g Parmesan Toasted sourdough bread, to serve Q Tear any larger mushrooms in half. Place a

large frying pan over a high heat and add the olive oil and garlic. Cook for about 30 seconds, or until the garlic just starts to colour, then add the mushrooms. Cook until the mushrooms release their water and start to fry; this will take about 5-8 minutes. Q Once the mushrooms start to colour, pour in the stock and cook for 5 minutes, until reduced by two-thirds. Stir in the butter and parsley and cook for 2 minutes. Season the mushrooms and add lemon juice to taste. Divide between four

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APPLE, PRUNE AND HAZELNUT GALETTE Serves 8-12

Galettes can be made with just about every fruit going, so do experiment. For the pastry 375g plain flour, plus extra for dusting 50g cornflour 200g chilled unsalted butter, in 1cm dice 100g caster sugar 60g crème fraîche Juice of ½ lemon Pinch of salt

For the filling 4 Braeburn apples 2 tbsp soft dark brown sugar, plus extra Juice of ½ lemon 200g stoned prunes Handful of toasted hazelnuts Beaten egg, to glaze Crème fraîche or ice cream to serve Q First make the pastry. Tip the flour and

cornflour into a food processor and add the

diced butter. Pulse to a coarse crumb texture. Q Add the remaining pastry ingredients and pulse briefly to combine, adding a dash of cold water if needed to bring it together. Don’t overwork the dough, as you don’t want the butter fully combined. Tip out onto a worksurface, pat into a ball and wrap in cling film. Chill for a couple of hours. Q Meanwhile, make the filling. Quarter and core the apples. Thinly slice using a mandoline and put in a mixing bowl. Add the sugar, lemon juice, prunes and hazelnuts and give it a good mix. Leave at room temperature until needed. Q Once your pastry is chilled, preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4. Lay a large sheet of parchment paper on a worksurface and dust with flour. Place the pastry on the parchment and, using a floured rolling pin, carefully roll out a circle around 35-40cm in diameter and 3mm thick. Q Tip the filling along with the juices onto the pastry and spread out, leaving a 5cm border. Fold the border over the fruit filling. Q Brush the edges with the beaten egg and sprinkle with a little brown sugar. Slide the galette and parchment paper onto a baking tray and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and the filling is cooked. Serve hot with crème fraîche or ice cream.


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POACHED RHUBARB, CRÈME FRAÎCHE ICE CREAM AND HAZELNUT CRUMB Serves 4

The ice cream mixture needs to chill in the fridge overnight, so prepare at least a day in advance. 250ml whole milk 6 egg yolks 100g caster sugar Pinch of salt 460g crème fraîche

For the crumble 100g unsalted butter, diced 100g toasted hazelnuts, crushed 60g plain flour

60g jumbo oats 60g soft light brown sugar Pinch of salt 1 tsp ground ginger

For the rhubarb 200g caster sugar 200ml water 1kg rhubarb, cut into 5cm lengths

Q To make the ice cream, pour the milk into

a pan and place over a medium heat until it just comes to the boil. Meanwhile, use a balloon whisk to beat together the egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale; this will take about 8 minutes. Slowly pour in the hot milk, whisking all the time, until it is combined. Return the egg and milk mixture to a clean pan and add a pinch of salt.

Q Cook the mixture over a medium heat until

Q Preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4. Place

it starts to thicken and coats the back of a spoon. When it has the right consistency, quickly pour it into a bowl to stop the mixture catching. Chill completely in the fridge and then stir in the crème fraîche. Return to the fridge to chill overnight. Q The next day, pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Once churned, transfer to a suitable container and freeze for at least 3 hours before serving. Q If you don’t have an ice cream maker, pour the mixture into a shallow container and place in the freezer; after an hour remove from the freezer and use a fork or whisk to break up the ice crystals. Return to the freezer and repeat this process every 30 minutes until the ice cream is smooth and creamy – you may need to do this four or five times. Freeze for 3 hours before serving.

all the crumble ingredients in a large bowl and rub together with the tips of your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Spread out on a large baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Q For the rhubarb, beat the caster sugar and water in a pan and heat until simmering, stirring as you go to dissolve the sugar. Cook the rhubarb in batches in the sugar syrup, poaching it for about 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and arrange flat on a baking tray. Q Once all the rhubarb is poached, allow the sugar syrup to cool down and then pour over the rhubarb. Leave for about 1 hour for the flavours to combine. Q To serve, spoon the rhubarb and the juices into bowls and top with scoops of ice cream. Finish with a good sprinkling of the crumble.

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HOW CAN WE CREATE PRIVACY? Our Regency house has a full-height curved bay window facing the road. What treatments will provide privacy during the day without blocking out the light? GD, Ramsgate, Kent. You could hang sheer linen curtain panels from a curved pole or track. If you would like the design to refer to the period of the house, try the exquisite sheers embroidered in matt yarn at Colefax and Fowler, 020 7244 7427, colefax.com. Fairfield Voile F2309/01 Ivory, 108cm wide, £108m, is a delicate embroidered flower trail; Anise Trellis F4124/01 Ivory, 133cm wide, £57m, has small flower heads where the trellis intersects. For a more contemporary look, Mark Alexander, 01623 756699, markalexander.com, offers a large range of sheers. These are room height to avoid seaming and I have picked out Gossamer M441/05 Vellum, 320cm wide, £100m, with the ghost of a tiny triangle pattern just visible in the weave. For white and off-white plain linens, take a look at Création Baumann, 020 7226 7748, creationbaumann.com; Filino 0026, 300cm wide, £123m, is very fine, while Lenta 0361, 300cm wide, £91.90m, has a more open texture.

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CAN YOU SUGGEST A GOOD SEATING ARRANGEMENT? We often have visitors and need to accommodate them in an average-sized living room. What is the best combination of chairs and sofas for seating a crowd? TM, Lancaster, Lancashire. Don’t allow the needs of visitors to compromise your own comfort, but try to base your choices around two sofas plus compact upholstered chairs. The sofas are the linchpins; if you choose 2.5 seaters, they won’t overwhelm the space and some can accommodate three people, especially designs with narrow arms and maximum internal seat width. Good examples are the sleek Iggy 2.5 seater, 162cm wide, internal seat width 145cm, from £1,030 at Sofa.com, 0345 400 2222, sofa.com, and the vintage-inspired Berlin sofa in medium, 180cm wide, internal seat width 140cm, from £1,095 at Loaf, 0845 468 0698, loaf.com. For a traditionally built sofa, the 2.5 seater Lennox (above) measures up well at 173cm wide, with a 157cm seat width, £3,090 plus 17m of fabric, David Seyfried, 020 7823 3848, davidseyfried.com. You could extend seating possibilities with furniture that can be used as a seat or a side table, such as the Drum stool, from £125, in a choice of fabrics from The Dormy House, 01264 365808, thedormyhouse.com, or Stacking tables in matt white and stone lacquer or walnut veneer, £149 from Dwell, 0345 675 9090, dwell.co.uk.

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WHICH PENDANT LIGHTS WILL BRING DRAMA TO A TALL ROOM? The ceiling in our Georgian sitting room is 13ft high and the furnishings are fairly contemporary. Can you recommend a statement pendant light? LW, Southampton. For something that fits in well with the scale of the room, consider grouping several Hereford Globe 20cm pendants, £100 each for clear glass, £120 each for ribbed or smoked, from Fritz Fryer, 01989 567416, fritzfryer.co.uk. Many fittings are called chandeliers without summoning a traditional image. One is the Andromeda (above left), with a choice of coloured glass shades, £1,187, Heathfield & Co, 01732 350450,

heathfield.co.uk; another is the ten-armed Cooper in antiqued brass, £2,600, plus ten Empire shades, from £75 each, Nicholas Haslam, 020 7751 4262, nicholas haslam.com. Other options that span a variety of styles include the T59 Quintet (above right), £2,520, and the 12-shades version of the Bibendum chandelier, £2,760, both from Martin Huxford Studio, 01903 740134, martinhuxford.com.

The House Clinic service is free to all Homes & Gardens subscribers. There is a £12 fee per query for non-subscribers, who must send their query and payment by post. EMAIL Subscribers, send your query, subscriber number and address to hgcontactus@timeinc.com. POST Send your query, subscriber number or payment and an sae to Homes & Gardens, Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0SU. Make cheques/postal orders payable to Time Inc (UK). We are unable to answer more than one question per reader each month. Celia Rufey can also help you create an individual design for any room in your home, with ideas for colours, fabrics, paint, wallcoverings and flooring. For full details, visit housetohome.co.uk/ decoratingservice.

HAVE SIDEBOARDS BEEN GIVEN A MAKEOVER? We’d like a sideboard for the kitchen/dining area of our open-plan living space. Are there contemporary options? TD, Lutterworth, Leicestershire.

SHOULD WE CHOOSE A DESK OR A DRESSING TABLE? I want a dressing table for our bedroom, but it needs to double as a desk when my husband works from home. Which option is best? EB, London N3. There is plenty of overlap between desks, dressing tables and console tables – just choose a design with drawers to stow toiletries when your husband is working. The Empire two-drawer desk, H76xW122xD61cm, from £287, Scumble Goosie, 01453 731305, scumble goosie.co.uk, is a good example. Alternatively, the Florence console table, H80xW110xD40cm, £199, Hicks & Hicks, 01872 530761, hicksand hicks.com, has two drawers and a shelf. The Karelian writing table (above), H75xW110x D53cm, £1,184, from Leporello, 01483 284109, leporello.co.uk, would also fit the bill.

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Sideboards underwent a revival in 2005 when Russell Pinch created Wave, H63xW150xD51cm, with its rippling cabinet front, for Content by Conran, 020 8150 8380, contentbyterenceconran.com. It’s still available and is priced at £1,649. Also by Russell Pinch is the equally distinguished Lowry (below), H73.5xW180xD56.5cm, £5,460 from Pinch Design, 020 7622 5075, pinchdesign.com, fronted with solid wood fins and available in a choice of timbers. Made, 0344 2571 888, made.com, is a good source of affordable contemporary pieces. Among its 27 sideboards, try Marcell with drawer and cupboard in white or grey, H60xW160xD41cm, £349. The Modern, H80xW135xD43cm, £599, West Elm, 0800 404 97680, westelm.co.uk, also has both drawers and cupboards. Another excellent source for up-to-date pieces is Go Modern, 020 7731 9540, gomodern.co.uk. It offers 150 designs but particularly eye-catching is the sleek Yoko Contemporary, in wood or lacquer finishes with chrome feet. The largest option measures H76xW200xD45cm and costs £1,450. Other companies to visit include Ligne Roset, 020 7323 1248, ligne-roset.com, and Wharfside, 01372 379810, wharfside.co.uk, for its contemporary pieces.


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HAMPTON MANOR Original features and contemporary classics are a happy match at this restored Neo-Gothic mansion

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nce in the estate of Sir Robert Peel, this West Midlands country house was close to dereliction when James and Fjona Hill came to its rescue. The pair have brought Hampton Manor into the 21st century with a hefty dose of contemporary chic, while gently restoring many of the period details, such as the oak panelling and stained-glass windows. The comfortable and inviting parlour (right) strikes a more whimsical note thanks to floral wallpaper and indulgently plush seating, making it an ideal spot for languid afternoon teas or pre-dinner drinks.

NEED TO KNOW ■ There are 15 individually decorated double rooms, many featuring William Morris wallpaper and fabrics; from £160 a night, breakfast, £15. ■ The manor is set in 45 acres of woodland in Hampton-in-Arden, with Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle just 30 minutes’ drive. ■ Hampton Manor, Shadowbrook Lane, Hampton-in-Arden, Solihull B92 0DQ, 01675 446080, hamptonmanor.com.

TAKE IT HOME Recreate the romantic country charm of the hotel’s parlour Small Orb side table in Vintage Oak, H62xdiam61cm, £445, Oka, 0844 815 7380, okadirect.com.

Velvet Tub chair in Crocus, H73xW72x D72cm, £445, Oliver Bonas, 020 8974 0110, oliverbonas.com.

Mesh Drum pendant, H35xdiam80cm, £1,500, Holloways of Ludlow, 020 7602 5757, hollowaysofludlow.com.

Viola in Heather P609/01, W70cm, £254 a roll, Designers Guild, 020 7893 7400, designersguild.com.

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Isomeric cushion in Storm, 45cm sq, £15, John Lewis, 0345 604 9049, johnlewis.com.

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Fluted vases in white porcelain, H16 and H18cm, £35 set of two, Bloomingville at Amazon, amazon.co.uk.


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