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I love this time of the year. Nothing beats throwing open the patio doors and using the garden as an extension of my home. To celebrate the best that summer has to offer we’ve dedicated this issue to outdoor living – and the good news is there has never been a better choice of furniture and accessories for owners of period homes – top of my shopping list this month is a set of all-weather rattan armchairs. Turn to page 81 to see some the best designs around. We’ve also selected gorgeous garden seating (page 18) and beautiful baskets and hampers for those days when you want to enjoy a picnic in the great outdoors (page 15). Our real homes have all been chosen for their glorious gardens and the outdoor lifestyle they offer their owners, from a country house in Wales with a stunning terrace covered with clematis (page 22) to a French manor in Perigord that the owner runs as a B&B (page 32). To continue with the outdoor theme, we also have an extract from a beautiful book called The New Homesteader, in which Bella and Nick Ivins share the simple pleasures of living the good life with a lesson in the joys of beekeeping (page 76). However you choose to enjoy the summer, do it in wonderful style.

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HOMES & GARDENS

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IN THE NEWS

Innovative buys, favourite products and seasonal design trends to inspire you

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LIFE’S A PICNIC

Pack up an alfresco feast in one of these stylish hampers and baskets

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ACTING ON IMPULSE

Angela Meunier has realised her long-held ambition to open a B&B Replicate this French dining room with rustic painted furniture

VINTAGE TREASURE

This Cotswold farmhouse is a showcase for Anna de Keyser’s beautiful antiques and heirlooms

GET THE LOOK

Be inspired by this smart and sophisticated vintage-style bedroom

RURAL RETREAT

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Copy this classic farmhouse-style kitchen with these country buys

A SALUTE TO THE ROSE

A look back at the history of the celebrated David Austin rose

IN THE GARDEN

Jobs to be done this month

AT HOME 68

WONDERFUL WAYS TO DECORATE

How to use pattern and print to update your home

MASTERCLASS IN BEEKEEPING

Discover the pleasures of living the good life with a lesson in beekeeping

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HEART OF GLASS

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IN THE KITCHEN

Create a soothing atmosphere with warm wood accents

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Enjoy a lazy lunch in the garden under the dappled shade of a tree. These pretty floral plates may look like vintage china, but they’re actually made from practical melamine, making them perfect for outdoors. Spring Blooms dinner plate, £4; side plate, £3.50; tray, £12.50; all Marks & Spencer.

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THIS MONTH | NEWS

IN THE NEWS Our round-up of design buys, favourite home products and new-season trends

3 of the best BBQs Barbecue season is finally upon us. Whether you like the convenience of gas or prefer cooking over charcoal or wood, we’ve got the model for you. Leisuregrow fourburner barbecue, £479, www.internet gardener.co.uk

NAUTICAL STYLING Smarten up your patio with this coastal-inspired Chichester dining set featuring acacia wood table, four armchairs made from marine-grade woven rope and parasol, £1,999, www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk. Weber Smokey Joe Premium barbecue, £79.99, www.riverside gardencentre.co.uk

Double-sided outdoor clock, 35.5cm (h), £17,95, www. melodymaison.co.uk

PIZZA PERFECTION Capable of cooking roast potatoes in just 15 minutes, as well as pizza (three minutes) and conventional barbecue food, this Jamie Oliver Dome60 wood fired oven, £1,300, from www.gardenhousedesign.co.uk, will transform the way you cook outdoors.

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DAYS OF THE RAJ

Citronella garden candle, perfect for keeping mozzies at bay, £24, www.beefayre.com

If you’re throwing a garden party this summer, create a focal point with this beautifully decorative 4m pavilion made by traditional methods in India, from £1,700, www.rajtentclub.com/shop.

Fans of the Scandinavian-Boho look should check out www.indiamayhome.co.uk, a brand new concept webshop offering furniture and homewares sourced from India and Morocco. June 2016 | 11


NEWS | THIS MONTH

Vintage florals Perfect for taking outdoors, yet too pretty just to be confined to using during the short summer months, these melamine cups, £5 each, and bowls, £8 each, from Sisters Guild, are ideally suited for picnics, parties and colourful place settings for everyday use. www.sistersguild.co.uk. This gorgeous outdoor floor cushion will bring a splash of colour to picnics, 60 (w) x 60cm (d), £45, www. theglamcampingcompany.com

HANGING AROUND While away a sunny afternoon in this hanging cacoon in Fuchsia Pink, also available in other colours, £220, www. cuckooland.com.

Treat your feathered friends to this stunning nesting box, featuring a classic 1960s Liberty print, £69.95, www.liberty.co.uk

Find more ideas for your garden and

outdoor living on page 81

From £3,150 for a self-build hut; £18,650 for a bespoke design, www.blackdown shepherdshuts.co.uk

Enjoy a gentle knock about on the lawn with Ridley’s traditional wooden croquet set, £29.95, www.wildandwolf.com

In full swing Perfect for tying to a sturdy branch, this traditional wooden swing will provide hours of fun for children this summer and can be personalised with their name. It measures 30cm (dia) and comes with 6m of thick rope with a sturdy monkey fist knot at one end. Prices from £185, www.theoakandrope company.co.uk. 12 | June 2016

CREATE ADDITIONAL SPACE Traditional shepherds’ huts might have been rather humble structures, but modern-day designs are all-together a more luxurious concept, and can be used as children’s playrooms, garden retreats, summerhouses, pool changing rooms, writing dens, offices or simply as extra family space. We love a clever gadget at PH&I, and the best thing about this Lotus Grill is that it’s ready to use within four minutes. It’s portable too, making it perfect for picnics. Prices from £99. www.lotusgrilluk.com. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com


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Life’s a picnic

Indulge in one of the simple pleasures of summer by packing up a picnic and enjoying a meal in the open air

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Kissing Robins four-person hamper, £94.95, Annabel James.

Spring Bloom two-person heartshaped hamper, £45, Marks & Spencer.

Frossell green and natural open rattan picnic basket, £25, Habitat.

Features smart navy leatherette straps Ditsy print lidded picnic basket, £25, At Home with Ashley Thomas at Debenhams.

Blue-stripe four-person wicker hamper with wine caddy, £46, BHS.

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Tweedmill picnic rug with waterproof backing, £84.95, Black by Design. Woven picnic bag, £16, Next.

Joules four-person floral picnic hamper, £89.95, Joules at John Lewis. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

Pheasant cool bag, £32; and picnic blanket, £35; both Sophie Allport. June 2016 | 15


DESIGNER PROFILE | SHOPPING

5 minutes with... Katie Alice, designer of vintage-inspired floral china and kitchen accessories for Creative Tops How did you get into what you do? When I was younger I wanted to be a fashion designer. I applied for a college foundation course, but was disheartened when they told me to ‘come back next year’. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise: I was thrilled when Creative Tops approached me to collaborate on a tableware collection. They thought my signature style fitted perfectly with the vintage trend they were looking to develop.

Where does your passion for design stem from? I have a longstanding fascination and appreciation of the process behind how things are

made and the work that goes into the final product people see on the shelves.

Have you always been interested in making and designing? I think I have without really realising it. When I’ve been in jobs in the past that weren’t creative, I’ve found ways to inject a bit of individuality into them.

How did the collaboration with Creative Tops come about? Creative Tops is a wonderful family business and back in 2010 they felt they were missing a vintage look in their collection of brands. I sat down with one of their designers and together we came up with the Cottage Flower collection.

What inspires your designs? Mostly the past, in some way or another. My Vintage Indigo collection is inspired by the blue and white Delft tiles of Rembrandt’s House in Amsterdam, while Pretty Retro draws on Scandinavian designs that I found on a trip to Stockholm, which I mixed into a palette of my favourite colours.

Explain the creative process. I’ll usually have some kind of idea or theme that I want to recreate. I’ll do some research and make a mood board to translate what’s in my head onto paper. The brand team and I will then source and design products for the collection and we begin the process of adapting the artwork for each product. What is your bestselling design? Above Pretty Retro collection, from £5 for a mug, Katie Alice for Creative Tops.

It can depend on the season: during the summer people love English Garden as it’s a bright, colourful

Above English Garden collection, from £7 for a mug, Katie Alice for Creative Tops.

Cottage Flower dinner plate, £6.50; side plate, £5; pudding bowl, £11; all Katie Alice for Creative Tops.

design. Cottage Flower is still going strong, which shows how people love to collect these pieces for their home.

What is your unique selling point? I like to change and mix up my style. Being flexible means I can adapt with trends and keep things fresh.

What tips can you offer to readers who want to use your designs in their home? Don’t feel you have to stick to one design. My mug cupboard is a real explosion of different colours from all the Katie Alice collections – it makes me super happy when I open it!

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STYLIST’S NOTEBOOK | SHOPPING Syon relaxer set, including two chairs, cushions, footstools and side table, £599, Wyevale Garden Centres.

Hetty jute swing chair, £165, Out There Interiors.

Adirondack solid oak chair and footstool, £325; side table, £95; both The White Company.

Milan rattan sunlounger with lime-green cushion, £299, Maze Living.

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For those lazy days of summer when the garden beckons, these seats are perfect for sitting back and soaking up the sunshine

San Marino sunbed with cushion, £625, Riverside Garden Centre.

Naples sunlounger, £225; Cow Parsley cushion in Duck Egg, £35; Bronte By Moon New Masif throw, £89; all John Lewis.

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Rattan openweave vintagestyle lounger with cushion, £462, Shabby Store. 18 | June 2016

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Homes & Gardens

Country house • French manor • Cotswold farmhouse • Arts and Crafts renovation

Summer homes

Our real homes this issue have all been chosen for the outdoor lifestyle they offer the homeowners, from lovingly tended gardens to shady alfresco dining terraces.

A pergola entwined with clematis and roses shades the dining table on the terrace of Penny and Guy Morrison’s beautiful garden in Wales. The couple have recently invested in a pizza oven, which they’ve found is ideal for roasts as well as pizzas, and also warms up the terrace on chilly evenings. • Turn the page to read more about how they enjoy their home in summer.

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Key facts the OWners Penny Morrison, an interior designer, and her husband Guy, a London art dealer, live here with dogs Majesty and Petal. They have a grown-up son Ted. the prOpertY A Georgian country house in Wales, dating back to 1790. date pUrchased 1996. iMprOVeMents Made The house hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been touched since 1910 so Penny and Guy undertook an 18-month renovation project, living on the top floor while the work was carried out.

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ACTING ON impulse A spur-of-the-moment purchase became a labour of love for Penny and Guy Morrison as they set about on a top-to-toe renovation of this gracious Georgian home FeatUre AMANDA HARLING phOtOgraphY ANDREAS VON EINSIEDEL

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above from top Guests to the house are entertained on the terrace when the weather is fine. Petal the Jack Russell dog soaks up the views from a cane daybed outside the breakfast room. right While seemingly hung in a random fashion, the paintings lining

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the walls of the library are displayed in carefully considered arrangements, creating a sense of balance. The design of the Arabella fabric at the windows is based on an Indian textile bought by Penny in a French antiques market and is one of her own designs.

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ne summer weekend around 20 years ago, London art dealer Guy Morrison and his wife Penny, an interior designer, were staying with friends in Wales. ‘We were flicking through the property pages and saw that a nearby country house was up for sale. It looked quite interesting and it was a lovely day so we decided to drive over and take a look,’ says Penny. ‘When we arrived the estate agent was there, showing some other people around, so he gave us the guided tour as well. By the end of the afternoon we’d decided to buy it.’

light and space The Morrisons’ hasty decision is easy to understand. The main part of the house dates from 1790 and, along with the gracious proportions and peaceful setting, the views are spectacular. ‘We loved the light and space allied with the fantastic outlook and feeling of remoteness; it felt rather like a Scottish shooting lodge, with the antlers hanging on the walls in the hall adding to that impression,’ says Penny. There was a lot of work to be done on the house before Guy and Penny could move in. ‘It hadn’t been touched since 1910. We used a local firm of builders and although the project took 18 months to complete, after a year, when our son Ted was just six weeks old, we moved into a couple of rooms on the top floor.’ Penny was confident about taking on such a sizeable project. ‘I was born and brought up in >> www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

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South Africa and during my first marriage in my early twenties I planned and built our house in Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal.’ Later, after moving to London, Penny worked as an estate agent before moving on to a career in interior design. ‘I began by refurbishing properties for clients and the business just grew from there. I’d always been obsessed with decorating and antiques so it was a logical progression.’ Nowadays Penny has an international clientele and travels widely, dividing her time between projects in Europe, South Africa, the Caribbean and the USA. Firmly believing that a country house should look as though it’s been lived in forever, Penny allowed the decoration to evolve slowly over the next few years. ‘It was five years before we got around to hanging curtains in our bedroom and the drawing room,’ she says. Notwithstanding the lack of curtains, the house was furnished with comfort and relaxation very much in mind. ‘It’s >> Opposite With its walls painted white and a red quarry tile floor, the kitchen adheres to the timeless country house look that Penny does so well. Left and above The breakfast room, formerly the laundry, was panelled and painted a shade

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of green-grey with shelves on either side of the fire surround displaying jugs and plates collected by Penny on her travels. The curtains are made in Ella May and the dining chairs are covered in green Pasha Sprig, both by Penny Morrison.

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‘I always combine large pieces of furniture with paintings of a smaller scale to make a room feel cosy and inviting’ a wonderful house for entertaining and most weekends we have friends to stay – there are three staircases so children have lots of fun racing up one and down another.’

the bigger the better When Guy and Penny aren’t entertaining, Penny indulges her passion for antique textiles. ‘I’ve been collecting Suzanis and Turkish Ottoman embroideries for years,’ says Penny. ‘There are endless dressy fabrics available in those designs but my style of decorating calls for an understated, more simple look, so several years ago I began designing my first fabric collection. I’ve picked out some of the designs and used them here and I’m pleased with how they fit in.’ When it comes to the rest of the decorations, Penny maintains the key thing to remember is ‘the bigger the better’. Because the drawing room is so large, sizeable pictures and sofas were appropriate, but I always combine large pieces 28 | June 2016

of furniture with paintings of a smaller scale to make a room feel cosy and inviting. I prefer walls that are hung with lots of watercolours rather than allowing one large painting to dominate a room. A single canvas on its own can look rather austere.’ Meanwhile, the informal family dining room has been transformed from a once dark, dingy laundry. ‘I wanted to turn it into a space that was light and cheerful,’ she says. Upstairs, the guest bedrooms are exactly the sort one hopes to find at the end of a long journey: comfortable, decorative and with plenty of good books by the bedside. Drapes in one of Penny’s own designs hang from the corona in the pink bedroom, while vintage toile de Jouy creates a swagged canopy and upholstery for a matching stool in another. ‘A hammer, nails and a sewing machine, it’s all one needs,’ she remarks breezily in her trademark, can-do attitude. &IPH To find out more about Penny Morrision Interiors and Fabrics, visit www.pennymorrison.com. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com


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Opposite French windows at the far end of the hall are hung with linen curtains in Vilas, a design from Penny Morrisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection based on an antique Suzani. Pale blue walls, richly patterned oriental rugs and deep pink lampshades add bright splashes of colour. Top left In one of the guest rooms, a bed is decorated with drapes hung from a corona. The design is called Rumeli by Penny Morrison, and is based on that of a floral Turkish Ottoman embroidery. Top right In the drawing room a grand 19th-century family portrait is flanked by small framed silhouettes. Left Antique toile de Jouy bought at a London antique market was used to make the swagged canopy and the stool at the foot of the half-tester in the main bedroom.

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Be inspired by Penny’s style

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Take your cue from this classic living room and incorporate prints, gilt pictures and vintage finds Old Charm Aldeburgh dining chair in Tudor Brown, £389, Furniture Village.

Romanov adjustable floor lamp, £1,369, Besselink & Jones.

Matching carver, table and cabinet also available

John Robshaw indoor/ outdoor Vipin cushion, hand-crafted in India, 50 (w) x 50cm (d), £49, Idyll Home.

Pascale console table hand-carved from solid mango wood, 78 (h) x 105 (w) x 45cm (d), £295, Within.

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Reproduction of Mares and Foals in a River Landscape by George Stubbs, £810, Brights of Nettlebed.

Rebecca red-mix floral rug, various sizes available, from £75, Marks & Spencer.

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Aissa two-and-a-half-seat sofa in Glacier brushed linen cotton, 86 (h) x 178 (w) x 95.5cm (d), £1,290, Sofa.com.

Maharani linen fabric, £50 per m, Osborne & Little at Fabrics & Papers.

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Living THE DREAM Angela Meunier has put down roots in south-west France and realised a long-held ambition of opening a B&B, which she runs from her beautiful manor house FeAture CELIA RUFEY/NARRATIVES PhOtOGrAPher JODY STEWART/NARRATIVES

This large room has the dining area at one end and living area at the other. To allow for the possibility of dividing the room, Angela introduced half walls and sliding doors. The table was highly polished until she sand-blasted the top to make it grainy and painted the carved sides and the once-varnished chairs in a soft grey-green. French candlesticks and glassware (left) surround a jug of roses from the garden on a 17th-century side table.

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the Owner Angela Meunier has two sons: Brett works in London and Christian is a furniture designer with a workshop at Le Manoir. Angelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dog, Jet, is a labrador beauceron cross. the PrOPertY Le Manoir de Beauregard dates back to the 17th century and has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, an attic dormitory, kitchen, utility room, dining room, sitting room and wine cave. There is also a cottage and three barns on the site. Garden and fields extend to 40 acres. DAte PurchAseD 2010. imPrOvements mADe The house and its outbuildings were renovated and the interior was lifted out of a 1960s timewarp.

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‘It had such a special soul. I could feel it shouting for help – it needed me as much as I needed it’

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hen Angela Meunier spent time in Paris in 1988 armed only with schoolgirl French, she had no idea she would spend much of her adult life in the country. Her second marriage to a Frenchman brought fluency in the language and the experience of building a large house outside the city. When she was widowed in 2008, she knew she had to immerse herself in a significant project. In that difficult time, she remembered a holiday spent in south-west France years before. ‘I was attracted to the medieval stone villages, the meandering river, the vines and the history of Aquitaine’s time under English rule,’ she says. ‘I knew even then that I could live there.’ Building on this memory after her bereavement, Angela contacted estate agents in the area around Bergerac and was shown photographs of numerous properties. One www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

of them was Le Manoir de Beauregard. ‘The interior was like some horrible 1960s timewarp,’ she says, ‘but the photographs showed a magical view and a complex of buildings that was like a little hamlet.’ She decided to take a look. The property included the manor house, rebuilt on 12th-century foundations between 1600 and 1700, a cottage, two barns and a tobacco-drying barn, a 12th-century watch tower and a 15th-century well. ‘There was a special soul to the place,’ Angela says. ‘I could feel it shouting for help. It needed me as much as I needed it.’ The purchase went through in January 2010. She moved into the house, had an architect draw plans, and engaged local master builders, for whom she has huge respect. She had ideas for all the buildings on the site, but the manor house had suffered most from modernisation. From the start, Angela was part of the team. ‘Every Tuesday morning at >>

Opposite The breakfast table came from a local auction. Angela stripped it, leaving the fruitwood top unfinished, and painted the legs and drawers in Oval Room Blue over a base coat of Archive, both by Farrow & Ball (01202 876141, www.farrow-ball. com), rubbing back the top coat to distress the finish. The collection of carved boards on the wall are made by Angela’s son Christian from wood salvaged from the barn. She uses them to serve cheese, bread and canapés. Above left The beautiful gardens and land around Le Manoir extend to 40 acres. Above right Angela on the terrace with her dog, Jet.

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Style advice All walls are painted in Skimming Stone by Farrow & Ball, while beams are in chalk paint that Angela matched to Farrow & Ballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Elephantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Breath.

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‘I never tire of the scenery, the stone buildings, the changing light and the colour through the seasons’ 8am, I met up with the stone masons, plasterers, carpenters, tilers, electricians and plumbers round a big table on the terrace to discuss the progress of the works.’

a true vocation The terracotta tiled manor house roof had never been properly repaired and was the first major undertaking. ‘One night when the tiles were off there was a terrific storm and I thought the ceiling in my bedroom was going to fall in. The noise was the tarpaulin blowing up into the air. I had to climb onto the roof in my pyjamas to batten it down,’ says Angela. Restoration was also soon underway on the cottage and one of the barns, and Angela recalls times when there were 27 men on site. Every day she worked with them, driving round her land to find extra stone for walls that she helped to build, demonstrating how to trowel plaster to look age-old and showing the men how to use www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

chalk paint on darkened beams and rub it back. After each exhausting day, Angela found the way to relax was to take a sketch book to bed, draw each room to scale and design its furnishings. Since childhood she had always wanted to run a B&B and now it became something like a vocation. From baking cakes for the workforce and giving out lemon and honey with a tot of rum to the men when they had colds, she realised how much she loved looking after people. Now was the moment to design rooms where friends, family and guests would love to stay. In spite of the 1960s modernisation there were still ancient stone sinks, beams, doors and old fireplaces to give a distinctive character to each room, all with walls and beams she painted in soft stone tints. Angela sourced large quantities of furniture at auctions and the antiques fairs held at weekends across Périgord. She stripped varnish from chests, tables, chairs, armoires and >>

Above and opposite The grand stone fireplace grounds the symmetry in the sitting room, with a large comfy sofa from Nobilis in Paris (www. nobilis.fr) taking centre stage. This is further softened with cushions pieced from wool plaid and antique floral linen. The table lamps are converted from old oil lamps. The coffee table is based on four carved feet in solid teak from Indonesia for which Angela had a glass top made. The hand-carved ebony table and chair behind the sofa came from Sri Lanka.

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headboards before painting them in distressed tints. Curtains, blinds and cushions were made up in antique French linen, hemp and lace by a skilled needlewoman, who also dyed bedlinen to co-ordinate with each room scheme.

rooms with a view Work on the manor house, cottage and one of the barns was completed in 2012 and plans for the second barn will provide accommodation for friends above a workshop for Angela’s son, furniture maker Christian Gregory-Peake, who studied at the Florence School of Art & Design. ‘Restoring Le Manoir has turned out to be a wonderful time in my life,’ Angela reflects. ‘I never tire of the scenery, the stone buildings, the changing light and colour through the seasons.’ Putting her trust in a memory was brave and it has served her well. &IPH Above The bedroom has a hand-carved four-poster bed Angela commissioned in Sri Lanka and has steps down to a private terrace and lavender garden. Bedcovers and curtains in old linen were dyed in related tints of lavender

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and lilac. Right Rusted slate from the Pyrenees on the bathroom walls meets up with ancient stone surrounding the window. Bordered voile gives privacy to the window, which opens to a view across hills, a valley and an old linden tree.

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Open rose and peony in a fish bowl, 28 (h) x 24 (w) x 24cm (d), £30, BHS. Grosvenor Square No109 Marble Matt emulsion, £42 for 2.5 ltrs, Myland Paints.

Timbers wardrobe made from solid reclaimed fir, 198 (h) x 104 (w) x 64cm (d), £895, Loaf.

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Claudette dining chair in French Grey, £164, from the Brocante range, The Orchard.

Soft caramel ceramic measure cup, 14.5 (h) x 13.5cm (dia), £15, Pastel Lane.

Etienne painted dining table made from solid wood with a hand-painted sea-green base, 78 (h) x 197 (l) x 100cm (w), £580, Shabby Store. Italian natural stripe linen runner, 40 (w) x 275cm (d), £56, The Linen Works.

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Paddy duck-egg stripe seat pad with contrasting piping, 40 (w) x 40cm (d), £15, Ragged Rose.

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Available to order in a choice of 12 colours Royal Albert 100 Years five-piece plate set, 20cm (w), £60, Amara.

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Annaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blend of antiques, vintage textiles and painted furniture has created a sumptuous feel in her sitting room. The walls are painted in Rolling Fog by Little Greene (0845 880 5855, www. littlegreene.com). For similar cushions in vintage fabrics, try The Fountayne Interiors (www. thefountayne.com). French Finds (www.frenchfinds.co.uk) sells similar antique mirrors.

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VINTAGE TREASURE Anna de Keyser’s Oxfordshire home is a showcase for her collection of beautiful antiques and vintage finds FeATuRe AnD STYling ANN BROAD/GAP INTERIORS PHoTogRAPHY COLIN POOLE/GAP INTERIORS

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legant, timeworn French-inspired furniture and paintings adorn the interior of Anna de Keyser’s country house. Behind the impressive oak front door, an undulating stone floor in rich tones of honey and golden brown leads to the newly installed country-style kitchen. When Anna moved here in 2010, it was for a rental period of just six months, yet for the last six years she has been the owner of the Grade II-listed property. ‘I was looking for a change of lifestyle and leaving London was the obvious solution,’ >>

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THe oWneR Anna de Keyser shares her home with her four dogs Violet, Percy, Soch and Pip. THe PRoPeRTY A 16th-century Cotswold stone house, once part of a farm, in Oxfordshire. DATe PuRcHASeD 2010. iMPRoVeMenTS MADe The former rental property had suffered from wear and tear over the years, so Anna wasted no time in installing a new kitchen, stripping floors and repainting the walls throughout.

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she says. ‘I thought I would rent initially, before looking for somewhere to buy, and I have always liked Oxfordshire. As a child growing up in neighbouring Warwickshire, I visited the Cotswolds with my parents and I have fond memories of the area.’

RuRAl iDYll Anna searched the county for a rental property, eventually finding this house, once part of a large farm, in a small village 30 miles west of Oxford. Set in a stunning rural location, it has an enchanting period feel, unspoilt by past owners, but in need of some care and attention. A ‘ s soon as I saw the interior, I thought it was charming. I immediately felt it was just the house I had been looking for,’ she recalls. ‘Over the next few months, I constantly asked the landlord if he would consider selling it to me, and eventually he agreed.’ As the house had been a rental property for more than 10 years, Anna had an extensive list of improvements that she wanted to tackle, and wasted no time updating and improving each room. ‘My first job was to remove the carpets downstairs to reveal the lovely parquet floor,’ she says. ‘The next task was to strip the wallpaper in every room, and I 42 | June 2016

The newly installed bespoke kitchen cabinets have given Anna extra storage while leaving sufficient space for a table and chairs. ‘I like the brighter feel, and the fresh and inviting atmosphere now,’ she says.

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Above from top Solid walls and the wellworn stone floor are testament to the history of Annaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cotswold home. The 16th-century entrance gives a glimpse of the eclectic and colourful interior design in each room. Lunch is served in the kitchen on Annaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite pink china plates.

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Far left Pretty vintage china sets the scene for afternoon tea served in the sitting room. The Italian Lighting Centre (www.italian-lightingcentre.co.uk) has similar traditional-style table lamps. The Old Pill Factory (www. theoldpillfactory.com) sells a selection of floral china.

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The chandelier forms a striking centrepiece in the dining room. A combination of differing size mirrors reflect light and create an opulent feel. Anna bought the table from the previous owner and believes it originally came from a university college. It fits the room perfectly, but I had such a struggle getting it through the door, it will have to stay exactly where it is now,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says Anna.

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Home truth ‘I moved here from a Georgian townhouse in London and I wanted to blend and enhance the interior here with items I already ownec.’

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Above Annaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bedroom has a nostalgic, glamorous feel with muted tones of offwhite, pink and grey. Chalk painted furniture gives a decorative distressed finish in keeping with the vintage feel of the room. Above right The Demi-Corbeille French-style bed creates a dramatic focal point with a buttoned head and footboard in coral satin. Anna bought the lamp base in New York and teamed it with a vintage lampshade. She made the cushions from fabric bought at a flea market and embellished them with vintage tassels. Right The gilded chest is an original Italian design and complements the antique French-style bed. Anna painted the dressing table and chair and used a pretty floral vintage fabric to upholster the seat. She bought the armchair from a Paris flea market and upholstered it in a pink velvet fabric.

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‘I love colour, and my passion for collecting antique and vintage items has given me a great deal of pleasure’ then worked my way systematically through the house, painting as I went.’ The farmhouse kitchen has undergone the most refurbishment. An old pantry wall was removed to allow for more storage and food preparation, and the dated 1970s oak kitchen and terracotta tiled floor was replaced. ‘It now has a lighter feel with new cupboards and a limestone floor,’ says Anna.

global influence Varying shades of Rolling Fog by Little Greene provide the painted neutral background for Anna’s furniture and collectables. ‘I love colour, and my passion for collecting antique and vintage items has given me a great deal of pleasure,’ she says. With a background in the fashion industry as a buyer for Christian Lacroix, Anna has travelled extensively. ‘The countries I’ve visited have influenced my home and the pieces I have bought for it,’ she says. Retaining the attractive period features of her 16th-century home was paramount in the overall decorating scheme. ‘I had such a good feeling www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

as soon as I entered this house,’ says Anna. ‘It’s enchanting, I felt I simply wanted to improve and update where necessary and create a beautiful home. Shades of deep pink, green and pale grey flow through the ground floor on fabrics and painted furniture and continue upstairs into the bedrooms. French Belle Epoque-style beds, with curved lines and upholstered aged satin, form an elegant centrepiece in each room. ‘My bedroom has a soft colour palette with French linen, vintage fabric cushions and a silk buttoned headboard, very much the style I adore,’ smiles Anna. The pastel shades of the interior are echoed in the garden, with virginia creeper and wisteria providing a backdrop for the perennials, shrubs and roses. ‘My favourite pastime is gardening, so I spend a lot time outdoors,’ say Anna. ‘Luckily the structure was already in place, and so I am adding and continually developing the planting scheme.’ With her passion for the countryside and love of her home, Anna feels she has found the perfect location. ‘I am never leaving, I feel completely settled here,’ smiles Anna. &IPH June 2016 | 47


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Antique Rose Bouquet double bedspread, £65, Cath Kidston.

Versailles curved luxury upholstered bed, £1,750, The French Bedroom Company.

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Handmade lampshade in Speedwell Ecru, available in two sizes from £28, Inchyra.

The Hunter chair in Moon Earth Candy, 81 (h) x 82 (w) x 89cm (d), £1,115, Sofa Workshop.

Bonne Nuit bedside table, 70 (h) x 50 (w) x 40cm (d), £299, Newtons Furniture.

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With classic antiques and textiles offset against restored architectural details, Fionnuala Maynard has created a welcoming family haven FeatURe aND stYliNG ALI HEATH/NARRATIVES pHOtOGRapHeR BRENT DARBY/NARRATIVES

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tHe OWNeRs Fionnuala Maynard and her husband Nick, a surgeon, live here with children Jack, Paddy and Sorcha, and their cat Twix. tHe pROpeRtY An Arts and Crafts-style house built in 1928. Date pURCHaseD 1998. impROVemeNts maDe The house had been neglected, so the couple undertook an extensive refurbishment programme from top to bottom.

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aving moved 11 times in nine years, Fionnuala and Nick were keen to find a place to call home. ‘We had travelled a lot with Nick’s work, including spending time in Australia, and came to Oxford in 1997 when Nick became a consultant. We knew we would settle here and took time renting to get to know the area. During a chance conversation, a patient of Nick’s suggested we look at a house that was empty and unofficially for sale,’ says Fionnuala. Despite its rural setting, the house was on the outskirts of a village and in a more suburban area than they had envisaged. ‘At the end of a long private road, we were instantly mesmerised by the house, location, aspect and views; it was not at all what we had expected,’ says Fionnuala. The couple fell in love with the southerly facing rooms, which with the exception of the hall have >> www.periodhomesandinteriors.com


Home truth ‘After moving so many times over the years, this is our forever family home – all our energy has gone into making it truly personal and special.’

The delightful terrace and pergola provides a fabulous setting for alfresco dining. Fionnuala’s abundant collection of colourful plates, glasses and textiles are used regularly for family gatherings and dinner parties.

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The kitchen has been opened up to create a large and welcoming living space and breakfast area. The table was a wedding present form Nickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father and the painted chairs are Ercol originals. The oak shelf unit dating to the 1780s was inherited with the house.

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views over countryside to the Oxford spires. ‘What struck us most was the peace, privacy and quiet that surrounded the house. It felt like a bubble of tranquillity away from the fast pace of life. Having grown up on a farm in Ireland I wanted to recreate a similarly relaxed and grounded family home for us,’ says Fionnuala.

RaW CHaRm With only two previous owners, the house had retained its original features and included structural beams and stone that had been taken from a former old barn in the property’s walled garden. The house had been neglected somewhat and externally the garden was completely overgrown. ‘Its raw charm captivated us and the possibility of what could be,’ she says. Before they moved in, the children’s rooms were reconfigured and decorated, 70 Leylandii trees >> above The bespoke freestanding painted kitchen was made by a local carpenter to Fionnuala’s design brief. The 1970s bar stools and decorative accessories show her ability to mix periods and styles. Right, from top Reclaimed

doors open onto the terrace with views across the garden to the Oxford spires. A reupholstered vintage linen chair and BTC lamp add character to a corner of the room. A brocante shelf find is home to decorative details above the Aga.

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‘Our home works regardless of the season and is a very relaxing place to enjoy with family and friends’ were cut down, allowing daylight to flood in, and the whole house was painted and carpeted and curtains installed. Three original rooms, including a parlour, larder and scullery, were knocked into one to create a large open-plan kitchen. Reclaimed French doors were installed, along with an Aga and bespoke freestanding kitchen units. The former integral garage was converted into a family snug and a new boot room/utility created. Reclaimed French doors were sourced for the dining room and panelling, fireplaces and wooden floors restored. An ecofriendly woodburner was installed in the sitting room and three new bathrooms were designed. Lead windows were repaired and secondary glazing fitted, along with solar panels.

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The terrace extending along the back of the house was relaid with sandstone flagstones, an enchanting pergola was built, stone walls repaired and the gardens restored. The main body of work has been carried out gradually over the last 14 years. Fionnuala managed the building work herself and has built up

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Home truth ‘We love the light, peace, privacy and breathtaking views. It’s cosy in winter, yet reminiscent of a Provence villa in summer; and is just two miles from Oxford.’

The oak-panelled dining room and fireplace creates a stunning backdrop for the contemporary table, surrounded by a mix of modern and classic antique chairs. The 19th-century oak chairs were bought at auction, while the Kartell chair and rug are from John Lewis (www.johnlewis.com).

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a tight-knit group of workmen, suppliers and colleagues whom she supports and ensures business is passed to. ‘Our home now works regardless of the season and is a very relaxing place to enjoy with family and friends,’ says Fionnuala. ‘In summer all the doors are flung open and it feels as if we are in Provence; in winter months the light is spectacular and the house takes on a wonderful cosy quality.’

timeless appeal Classic English style is mixed throughout the house with touches of French country chic and family heirlooms. Art, textiles and treasures are layered with timeless appeal and are balanced against a neutral palette, reflecting Fionnuala’s inherent talent for design and style. ‘We are truly at home here and have created a forever space for our family. I never want to move again.’ &IPH

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the guest bedroom, while the clock and a vintage ginger bottle provide a charmingly rustic vignette. Left The master bathroom cleverly mixes contemporary sanitaryware with vintage textiles and furniture.

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Copy this classic farmhouse-style kitchen by investing in key pieces and country-themed accessories Belgravia dual-lever mixer tap in chrome, £245, Crosswater.

Parrot fish print, various sizes available, from £17.49, British Library.

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Old English painted open wall shelf, 96.5 (h) x 89 (w) x 15cm (d), £185, The Orchard.

Hampson Woods serving platter, 50.5 (h) x 19cm (w), £75, John Lewis.

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Anzio Modern bar stool in white, 74 (h) x 46 (w) x 49cm (d), £95, Danetti.

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Quercus LF1696C/006 Slate Sky fabric, £99.90 per m, from The Sporting Life Collection, Linwood.

Traditional grey ceramic vase with embossed wreath, 22cm (h), £20, The White Lighthouse.

Antico Due set of two cream/red striped linen towels, £19.99, LinenMe.

Five-oven dual-control electric Aga in dark blue, 91.3 (h) x 147.8 (w) x 69.8cm (d), £12,095, Aga Living.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Princess Alexandra of Kentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is both deliciously fragrant and a prolific bloomer, making it a lovely choice for a clear pink repeat flowering, healthy rose that can also be grown in containers.

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A salute

TO THE ROSE Legendary rosarian David Austin celebrated his 90th birthday in February this year and continues to breed award-winning roses, renowned for their combination of beautiful forms and old-fashioned fragrance

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Did you know?

The shape of a David Austin rose is distinctive and different to a modern hybrid tea, which is more pointed and when fully open fades in beauty. David Austin roses can be recognised by their cupped and rosette forms, which open gradually to a fullness comparable to a peony.

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from traditional English am absolutely passionate about developing cottage gardens, with their new varieties of English roses,’ explains blowsy cupped form and David Austin (pictured right), who has range of scents. The process devoted more than 70 years of his life to to combine this with the breeding roses. ‘And although I continually repeat-flowering nature discover new-found inspiration, my goal, broadly and wider colour palette of speaking, remains the same – to create garden modern roses began. More roses that combine beauty, fragrance and repeatart than science, it gained flowering ability with good disease-resistance.’ momentum David Austin roses are by a lucky known and loved across the chance when world, but the journey to get to ‘Constance this pinnacle was not without Graham Thomas – cupped its hurdles. In the 1950s the bloom; vigorous; lovely tea fragrance Spry’ was discovered among his early seedlings and would trend was for hybrid tea roses, The Pilgrim – climber; large, become the foundation of the when along came the young soft yellow rosettes development of the English David, a hobby breeder and Darcey Bussell – deep crimson; romantic roses. He introduced it in farmer’s son, with a vision to 1961 and although not repeat create a more beautiful rose Lady of Shalott – hardy; apricot-yellow flowering it had a lovely oldthat would blend the best characteristics of old roses with The Dark Lady – dark crimson world style that remains a the best of the new hybrids. Munstead Wood – sumptuous; favourite in gardens today. Gradually more new roses He believed that roses were deep velvety crimson were bred on his farm and being grown for the show Princess Alexandra of Kent David began taking orders bench rather than garden – large, deeply cupped; clear pink across the kitchen table, followed worthiness and wanted to Constance Spry – the original by opening his own nursery, develop varieties that would be English Rose; prolific; pink David Austin Roses, in 1970. beautiful but easy to care for. Mary Rose – loosely petalled; The first roses that went on sale There was initial resistance pink; almond blossom fragrance included ‘Canterbury’ and ‘Wife to these ideas – his peers Teasing Georgia – rich yellow; of Bath’, which are still on sale believed that nobody would strong tea fragrance today. Famous introductions that want to grow his style of roses followed over the years have included ‘Graham – but David Austin stood true to his instincts and Thomas’ in 1983, one of the most well-known continued to look back to the shrubby old roses roses and voted the world’s favourite rose in 2009, and ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ in 1986, which has twice been voted the nation’s favourite rose.

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David’s top 10 roses

Clockwise from top left The pergolas in David Austin’s display garden are draped in roses and act as backdrops to the profusion in the beds; ‘Bathsheba’ is one of the new releases for this year; pretty in pink ‘Mary Rose’ has loose-petalled blooms and an old rose character; more than

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700 varieties of roses are grown in the display garden; ‘Strawberry Hill’ has generous clusters of delicate pink flowers with a strong scent; stately ‘Golden Celebration’ is a reliable, easy-to-grow choice; some roses are born on standards for a more formal look in the display.

A ROSY FUTURE From starting as a hobby, David has been awarded an OBE, has won a swag of RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Awards and David Austin Roses has become one of the world’s largest rose breeding programmes in the world. ‘Every day, I marvel at my good fortune to have been able to make a life out of breeding

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The classic ‘Graham Thomas’ is a worldwide favourite; for a beautiful golden coppery colour ‘Pat Austin’ (left) is hard to beat and the way the blooms nod gracefully makes such a pretty picture in garden beds

‘My greatest satisfaction is to see the pleasure my roses give to gardeners and to rose lovers across the globe’ roses. My greatest satisfaction is to see the pleasure my roses give to gardeners and rose lovers worldwide,’ he says. As well as breeding roses, the company is also dedicated to preserving many old and wild roses, and along with the English roses maintains more than 800 different roses in its mail order collection, available to buy as bare root roses from November to April. The collection includes climbers, ramblers, modern shrub roses, ground cover roses and floribundas. A trip to the nursery and display garden in Wolverhampton, which is at its peak in June, is also very worthwhile as it showcases 700 varieties as they tumble and bloom exuberantly. New roses continue to be added to the catalogue, including cut roses, and three new varieties being released this year are the peachcoloured ‘Roald Dahl’, to mark the centenary of the birth of the famous author; ‘Imogen’, with lemon blooms; and apricot climber ‘Bathsheba’. &IPH

Rose growing tips

• Select a position with at least a few hours of sun and where the roots won’t need to compete. • Prepare the soil well with well-rotted manure or compost. • Water and feed well for the best blooms. • Mulching is very important to conserve moisture and keep the ground cool. • David Austin Roses are designed to be very forgiving if you are new to pruning. • Winter prune shrub roses to generally about half the size, creating a rounded shape. • Grouping three of one variety will give a dense shrub effect. • Some varieties will grow happily in containers but do keep up the watering. • Choose disease-resistant varieties. • Deadhead to encourage repeat flowering.

David Austin Roses nursery, rose gardens, plant centre and tea room, Bowling Green Lane, Albrighton, Wolverhampton WV7 3HB. OPENING TIMES Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm, www.davidaustinroses.co.uk www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

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In the garden This month: enjoying roses and peonies, filling gaps in the border and encouraging butterflies Leigh Clapp, Period Homes & Interiors gardening expert

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Reclaim your exterior space and create the perfect place for alfresco dining with colourful outdoor lights that will give a glowing warm welcome once the sun goes down.

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This natural rattan dining set will provide ample room for afternoon tea with friends or simply a place to rest your weary feet after a busy day in the garden. Murcia four-seat dining set, £999; cushions, £14.99 each; multicoloured retro solar lights, £29.99; ribbed white flower jug, £16.99; floral mugs, £5.99 each; coloured jar tealight holders, £2.99 each, all Dobbies.

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Far left Colours Eau De Nil matt emulsion, £11 for 2.5 ltrs, B&Q. Left Crown Breatheasy Antique Cream silk emulsion, £15.99 for 2.5 ltrs, Homebase. Above Roses and peonies in glass vase, £15, Holly Willoughby at BHS.

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Simply natural

When it comes to creating a light and airy look, you can’t beat a versatile palette of neutral hues like pale cream and limestone with hints of duck-egg blue to add depth to your scheme. Use a combination of patterns and textures to introduce further interest. PH&I

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Chestnut Tree wallpaper 215708, £66 per roll, Woodland Walk collection at Sanderson.

Bring nature indoors with trailing prints featuring foliage, flowers and wildlife

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Above Eugen Grey 413-21 wallpaper, £89 per roll, Sandberg. Below Virginia Casa Romantica cup and saucer, £118 for a set of six, Kensington Design.

Above Keats armchair in Flecked Barley, £349, Swoon Editions. Below Esme Cashew printed linen 7754/02, £50 per m, Danton collection at Romo.

Above From top: Fyn Chalk V3195/02, £35 per m; Avoca Marble V3186/02, £26.50 per m; m; Vaski Marble V3189/02, £70 per m; Oro Bamboo V3191/02, £25 per m; Oola Marble V3183/02, £22.50 per m; Elleora Pearl V3192/02, £35 per m; Skalo Chalk V3182/01; £12.50 per m; all Villa Nova. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

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Below left Cornflower White paint mixing matt, £24.49 for 2.5 ltrs, Dulux. Below right Lavender Garden marble matt emulsion, £42 for 2.5 ltrs, Mylands.

Berkshire hall table, £640, Bow House Lifestyle.

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Above Lomond watercolour fabric, £85 per m, Bluebellgray.

Don’t be afraid to take the plunge with walls decorated in deep teal blue T HE L OOK

Colourful classics

Curtain in English Yellow & Antibes Green Coloured Linen; chair seat in Napoleonic Blue & Barcelona Orange Coloured Linen; chair back in Aubusson & Provence Coloured Linen; all £29.95 per m; wall painted in Aubusson Blue wall paint, £39.95 for 2.5 ltrs; all Annie Sloan.

Teal, amethyst and citrine may seem like a daring combination, but these vivid shades can create a truly stylish look. Pattern is key, so look out for painterly prints and geometric trellis designs. Traditional wooden furniture in pale painted finishes will add refinement. Tessella BP3608 wallpaper, £86 per roll, Farrow & Ball.

Cheyne 004 fabric, £30 per m, from the Avania collection, Blendworth.

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Complement a bold sofa and statement soft furnishings with pared-back walls and classic accessories. Cloud three-seater sofa in Farley Damson, 84 (h) x 145 (w) x 91cm (d), ÂŁ1,550; curtains in Rosa Orchid, ÂŁ28 per m; cushions and accessories, from a selection; all Voyage Maison.

Beautiful watercolour floral curtains take centre stage in this graceful living room

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DECORATING | AT HOME

Complement these reflective designs with elegant, streamlined furniture and indulgent accessories for a look thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s refined yet luxurious

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Above left Merivel fabric in White Gold, £33 per m, Burnished Grandeur collection at Olivia Bard. Above right Albany Mercury vinyl matt emulsion, £25.84 for 2.5 ltrs, Designer Paint. Right Vardo estate emulsion, £39.50 for 2.5 ltrs, Farrow & Ball.

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Sanderson sisal wallpaper in grey 70190210, £74.80 per m Craft collection at Casamance.

Suminagashi wallpaper in Mercury 312538, £70 per roll, Akaishi collection at Zoffany.

Right Casa Couture Tuscany cushion, £45, House of Fraser. Below Tulip table in marble and brass, £430, Out There Interiors.

Below Galatea F6833-01 fabric, £107 per m, Hespera Velvets collection at Osborne & Little.

Pols Potten Belt candle holder, £132.50 for four, Amara.

Opposite page Create a hotel-style bedroom with smart fabrics in cool tones. Curtains in Stellar grey J816F-02, £72 per m; sheer curtains in Moonbeam ivory J818F-01, £75 per m; headboard and valance in Monty silver J843F-03, £58 per m; bed cover in Enigma steel J848F-08, £59 per m; stool in Hoxton charcoal J841F-02, £95 per m; all Atmosphere III collection at Jane Churchill. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

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Small stoneware vase, £7.99, H&M.

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Far left Soba pure flat emulsion, £42.50 for 2.5 ltrs, Paint & Paper Library. Left Terracotta Warrior matt emulsion, £38 for 2.5 ltrs, Fired Earth.

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Earthy geometrics Make a statement with this array of bold designs, including embroidered ikats, vivid block prints and feathery brush strokes. Inspired by cultures from all over the world, this mix of eclectic patterns will bring a sense of richness to your scheme.

Above Cushions in Checkerbox, Jacko and Sawtooth fabrics, all £79.50 per m, Metrica collection at Lewis & Wood. Below Carved jewellery box, £12, Sainsbury’s.

Plume wallpaper 107/3013, £75 per roll, Curio collection at Cole & Son.

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Worn wooden furniture, handcrafted accessories and unusual artefacts will work well in this scheme

Macramé wall art, £39, At No67.

Feathers linen in Iron Ore, £92 per m, Rapture & Wright.

Indo Chic wallpaper G67371, from £29.95 per roll, Galerie.

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Choose designs in a mix of warm colours, including rust and ochre, which will stand out brilliantly against an understated backdrop of natural tones

These striking geometrics look perfectly at home in an elegant setting. Tablecloth (front) in Misura Rocoto embroidered linen 7751/01, £85 per m; tablecloth (in background) in Danton Blush embroidered linen 7752/01, £130 per m; chair seat in Arley Blush decorative weave 7750/01, £99 per m; all Danton collection at Romo. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

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Masterclass inâ&#x20AC;Ś

beekeeping Bella and Nick Ivins, authors of The New Homesteader, describe the simple pleasures of living the good life with a lesson in the joys of bee farming

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ne of the great joys of beekeeping is opening up the hive on a warm day and hearing the contented hum of bees at work. The rich aroma of the wood smoker, mixed with the scent of honey, beeswax and cedarwood frames, instills a sense of calm. And the quiet, methodical work of checking through each frame in the brood box to see that the queen is laying well is totally absorbing. The easy way to get started is to join a local beekeeping association. Over the winter months, when honeybees are hibernating, many associations run courses and talks to fill you in on the theory of beekeeping, but it is only by getting hands-on experience that you really gain confidence around these flying insects. When we started out, we bought a second-hand WBC hive (designed by William Broughton Carr in 1890 and the classic UK beehive) from an local auction and our

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first honeybees were delivered in a cardboard box by a member of the local beekeeping association. We spread a white sheet over a ramp leading to the hive entrance and knocked the contents of the box onto the sheet. The bees marched up the ramp and into the hive, following the scent of their young queen. You can buy a queen and a nucleus colony from a good breeder, and a small colony on four or five frames will build up into a healthy sized colony of 60,000 bees by summer, when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be at their peak of honey production. The positioning of your hives is more important than you might think. Bees like a quiet, sheltered spot that enjoys the morning sun and is close to a water source. We got it wrong to start with, placing our first hive out in the field, where it was exposed to all weathers. The hives are now located in a sheltered spot in the kitchen garden, well out of the way of children and dogs. Bee husbandry fits in with our homesteading way of life in that, like us, honey bees hunker down over the winter months, and the colony size is reduced to just the queen and a small nucleus of workers. In a harsh winter, we feed the bees with sugar fondant as there >> Above Many keepers wear minimal protective clothing. However, the few stings one does receive can lead to an allergic reaction, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a case of better safe than sorry, and Bella uses a smoke generator to drift smoke inside the hive. The bees gorge themselves on stored honey in anticipation of

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abandoning the hive, and are unaware of the imminent human intrusion. Left The role of the nursery bees is to keep the brood and larvae at a constant temperature and their pet hates include vibrations. Stillness and calm is all, so lifting the roof off the hive and extracting frames needs to be a smooth operation.

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To harvest comb honey, lift the frame from the hive and gently brush off any bees (Bella uses a feather from one of our North American turkeys). It is then a brisk walk to the kitchen with the frames. Quickly close the door behind you â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a few bees will want to follow, curious to know where their honey is going and keen to retrieve it.

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is little natural forage and they are reluctant to fly on wet, windy or cold days. The first check in springtime is a challenge, as the bees seal up any gaps with a sticky resinous substance called propolis and this can make the hive difficult to open without jarring, which the bees hate. There is nothing more upsetting than opening the hive and seeing that your bees haven’t survived the winter. Conversely, there is nothing more pleasing than watching the first few bees fly out of the hive on a warm, early spring day – a heart-warming sign that the new season is on its way. Once spring has arrived, flowers like crocuses and viburnum start to appear and are an early source of pollen and nectar, as are trees like lime. Early forage is difficult to find for bees in rural areas and urban bees tend to fare better. If you’re lucky and it’s warm early in the year, you may get a honey flow and even be able to harvest a few frames of honey in late spring. However, the traditional time of year for the honey harvest is late summer. After the harvest, we feed the bees with sugar solution to replace the honey we’ve harvested. The bees need time to extract the water and concentrate the sugars before temperatures drop. Come late autumn the hives are put to bed – empty frames are removed and put in the freezer to kill off wax moth, and the hive

shrinks to a one-storey structure – just the brood box or chamber, where the queen and a small following reside. And so the cycle begins again.

Harvesting cut comb honey Like any other crop, honey must be ‘ripe’ before it can be harvested, and that moment is reached when the bees have ‘capped off ’ the comb on each frame with wax and the liquid honey is sealed in. After several years of borrowing an extractor to spin the liquid honey out of its frame, we now cut the raw comb from the frame, then place the blocks in sterilised glass jars. First, we wash the jars (with rubber seals removed) then put them in the oven on a low heat for 20 minutes to dry them. We use a sharp knife to cut the honeycomb out of the frame. It comes away in one large slab and is then sliced into glistening chunks. The lid is then sealed shut. Honey has great natural preservative properties and will store for a very long time. &IPH

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Compact furniture suits cottage-style gardens, with small spaces providing a pretty setting for old-fashioned styles. Gloucester cast-iron table (90cm dia) and four chairs, £520, Debenhams. 0844 561 6161, www.debenhams.com.

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For chilly evenings, we love this large Azteca Mexican chiminea (comes with a lid, not shown), £75.99, from Dobbies. www.dobbies.com.

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Perfect for when you need to tackle the BBQ or top up the outdoor fireplace

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William Morris potting gloves, £16.95, from the V&A collection by Wild & Wolf. www.wildandwolf.com.

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A summerhouse should never become a dumping ground, so get it prettied up and give it a definite purpose, whether it’s a retreat from the sun or a hideaway studio. Hollington summerhouse, 229 (h) x 253 (w) x 259cm (d), around £889, >> Forest Garden. 0333 003 0026, www.forestgarden.co.uk. June 2016 | 81


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There’s a real trend for outdoor furniture that looks like it belongs indoors. All-weather rattan is a great purchase – it’s weatherproof but also stylish and good looking enough to be used in the conservatory. New Hampshire all-weather rattan furniture with aluminium frame: two-seater sofa, £845; armchair, £525 (prices include seat and back cushions); matching stools and tables, from £199; scatter cushions, from a selection; all Oka. 0844 815 7380, www.okadirect.com.

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We love the idea of having a creative summer project on the go, so get the paintbrush out and spruce up your shed, using leftover paint and fabric from previous decorating projects. Voila, a standout garden feature! Mercia premium shiplap apex shed, 183 (w) x 183cm (d), £399; Worcester all-weather rattan chair, from £599 for a set of four chairs and a round table; accessories, from a selection; all Homebase. 0345 077 8888, www.homebase.co.uk

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Nothing beats lounging in a hammock under the shade of a tree, and this is one of the dreamiest designs we’ve seen. Artisan hammock made from woven water hyacinth, £120, Nordic House. 01872 223220, www.nordichouse.co.uk. 82 | June 2016

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3 2 1 1. Pale green melamine carafe by Rice, around £21, Smallable 2. Set of four jam jar glasses with lids, £16, Next 3. Spring Bloom hi-ball glass, £3, Marks & Spencer

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Cypress Tree sunshade, 180cm (dia), £175, part of a collection that includes canopies, pavilions and lanterns, The Raj Tent Club. www.rajtentclub.com.

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Perfectly pretty retro-style melamine Flower Power tumblers, £12 for a set of four, BHS. www.bhs.co.uk.

Avia rattan two-seater bench – perfect for the conservatory, terrace or garden – 163cm (w), £295, Habitat. 0344 499 4686, www.habitat.co.uk.

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be able to move your garden furniture. It sounds obvious, but a large teak outdoor table isn’t designed to be moved on a whim, whereas lightweight aluminium or steel can be lifted in or out of the sunshine as necessary. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

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HIDDEN DEPTHS The St Mawes table in reclaimed teak features a handy hidden galvanised metal ice trough. Team with these Chilgrove all-weather rattan chairs, £1,425 for six chairs and the table, all Modish Living. www.modishliving.co.uk. June 2016 | 83

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Winchester table-top mains-powered heater, 98cm (h), £165, Maze Living. 01440 710673, www.mazeliving. co.uk.

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Stylish zinc cutlery holder, £21.50, Boutique Provençal. www.boutique provencal.co.uk.

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Provide a sturdy table and comfortable chairs to ensure that everyone can dine in comfort. Dahlia furniture in grey brushed and painted eucalyptus, with a choice of folding and/or stacking chairs, from £599 for a square table and four chairs, Marks & Spencer. www.marksandspencer.com.

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Use this wonderful étagère to display outdoor garden accessories. This four-shelf version folds for storage and measures 170 (h) x 67 (w) x 27.5cm (d), £149, MiaFleur. 0116 298 6393, www.miafleur.com. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

Every garden wall needs a bench, preferably in the sun, to create a watch-the-world-goby space, for morning coffee and a moment’s reflection. Salcombe grey-painted bench in acacia wood, 140cm (w), £157; Rydale wall lanterns, £27 each; all B&Q. www.diy.com.

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If you’re investing in large items of outdoor furniture, check the available space – there needs to be room for everyone to move around easily when seated at the table. Cast aluminium Mortimer eight-seater dining set with cushions and parasol, £1,299, Wyevale Garden Centres. Chairs are stackable for practical, out-of-season storage. Table measures 214 (l) x 112cm (w). www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk.

18 Virginia Casa Tuscan earthenware lanterns, 17cm (h), from £29 each, Kensington Design. www. kensingtondesign.com.

Tip PH&I says… Storing garden furniture can

be an issue in the winter, so look for folding or stackable pieces. Folding bistro-style tables and chairs take up the least amount of space and can be tucked into a very narrow space in a shed or summerhouse.

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Wicker garden furniture conjures up images of high tea on a summer afternoon. Hera outdoor wicker armchairs with traditional diamond pattern, £150 each; bistro table, £199; all John Lewis. 0345 604 9049, www.johnlewis.com. 86 | June 2016

This steel folding Bistro bench in Dorset Blue measures 81.5 (h) x 82 (w) x 47cm (d). It’s also available in Clay, with matching chairs and table included in the range, £100, from Black By Design. 01889 502716, www. black-by-design.co.uk.

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HEART OF GLASS A Grade II-listed Cotswold stone house has been given a modern new living space with an orangery that provides a seamless connection between house and garden

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he owners of this Grade II-listed property near Cirencester in Gloucestershire needed a new living area with space to entertain. They wanted an orangery with plenty of glass for a clear view of the garden and doors that would fold back to create open sides and bring the outside in. Project co-ordinator Karen Bell designed a bespoke wood orangery in a two-tone painted finish: grey/green Quantocks Quest on the outside with Shaker Cream on the inside. Bifold doors across the front of the room overlook the patio and garden, which are made up of six sections. These can be opened up completely or the two sections in the middle work independently as French doors. This design is replicated down either side to seamlessly connect the house with the garden. â&#x20AC;˘ Conservatories and orangeries from David Salisbury start from around ÂŁ45,000. To find out more, call 01278 764444 or visit www.davidsalisbury.com. 88 | June 2016

ck New French doorsthatethsiettbaing of the house link angery room with the or Left The original doors on the back wall of the house were removed. The gap was widened and refitted with matching joinery to link the orangery with the sitting room and provide continuity.

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Electric roof ventscoprntovroidlleed ventilation, and are itch by a wall sw The garden was extensively redesigned and landscaped

Above The new living space is a comfortable place to relax and also provides room to entertain. Below The orangery is inset from the corners of the house and low enough not to interfere with the roof line of the house to comply with listed building consent.

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Designer Karen Bell shares her expert hints and tips • Make sure the design is in keeping with the house: it is key to respect the existing architecture and ensure the design is complementary. • Get the proportions right for the house and right for you. Go bigger than you think you need and incorporate an extra half metre into your design – it will not make much difference to the overall price but it will give you precious extra space.

‘I love open-plan feel of the room, the sense of light and the views of the garden – it all works beautifully’

• Think about the specification of the glass and the practicality of the roof design. It is crucial to install solar-controlled glass for comfortable year round use, and easy-clean glass is a must. An orangery roof has a part-solid and part-glass roof. You will have more shade from an orangery roof, whereas a conservatory roof is made completely of glass.

Karen Bell, project designer, David Salisbury www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

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Clever storage One of our favourite kitchens has to be the stunning Regency Townhouse design by Christopher Peters, which takes full advantage of the room’s high ceilings with an extra layer of cupboards and a sliding ladder for access. Island painted in Brassica; cabinets in Elephant’s Breath, both by Farrow & Ball. The double cupboard doors beyond the island open to reveal a fitted pantry. Prices from about £33,000 for a kitchen. 01926 832511, www.christopherpeters.com.

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AT HOME | KITCHEN NEWS

IN THE KITCHEN Create a soothing atmosphere in the kitchen with natural wood accents and soft colours PH&I

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Ethnicraft oak bar stool with a natural matt oil finish, 80cm (h), £235, 4Living. www.4living.co.uk.

PERFECTLY POLISHED

KEEP IT SIMPLE

Get a lint- and smear-free finish on glassware with a pure linen hand towel, £28, available in Vintage Grey or Steel Stripe, from The Linen Works. 020 3744 1020, www.thelinenworks.co.uk.

Repeated patterns We’re keen to start collecting some of these pretty pieces of Karine crockery from the Bloomingville range at Berry Red. It will look perfect displayed on a dresser or on open shelves, from £7.50 for a mug. www.berryred.co.uk.

The simplest kitchen designs are often the most striking, as proved by this ivory painted kitchen from British Standard Cupboards, from £462 for a floorstanding unit. Visit www. britishstandardcupboards.co.uk to be guided through the planning and design process.

This clock measuresera ! generous 60cm diamet Billingsgate wall clock with wooden case, £300, John Lewis.

FEATURE LINDA PARKER

For the perfect feature light, try this Stripe Pillar pendant, 32cm (h), from £389, Darlings of Chelsea. www.darlingsof chelsea.co.uk.

Get some inspiration for healthy, seasonal recipes from blogger Alessandra Peters at www.thefoodieteen.com. Try her Pea, Basil and Spring Onion soup for a taste of summer in a bowl. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

Clever copies For a smart, lowmaintenance surface, try this Jet Sequoia 22mm laminate work surface and splashback, £121 for a 4.1 m length, from the Prima range by Bushboard. www. bushboard.co.uk. June 2016 | 91


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here are some stunning patterned tiles around – and their use is not just limited to the kitchen and bathroom – they are also making an appearance in hallways and living rooms. Just remember to keep a good balance by having plain walls if you’re choosing a patterned floor. Encaustic tiles are a popular choice (ceramic tiles in which the pattern is created from different coloured clay). While they can be bought reclaimed, most modern encaustics feature a screenprinted design to keep them affordable. Aztec designs have smaller motifs, which work well in bathrooms as a feature floor. Or opt for beautiful hand-drawn or Delft tiles to create a striking kitchen splashback.

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Small wall tiles add contrast against the larger pattern of the floor tiles, and work well together thanks to their similar colours.

Lady with Mansion hand-painted ceramic tile, 12.7 (w) x 12.7cm (d), £11.95, from the English Delft collection, The Winchester Tile Company.

Cementina 4 floor tiles and Cementina 5 wall tiles, both 20 (w) x 20cm (d), £95 per sq m, New Porcelain collection from Lapicida.

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Create the look of encaustic tiles with these intricate patterns. Each tile is made up of four smaller designs and gives a stunning patchwork look when put together. Stamford ceramic tiles, 45 (w) x 45cm (d), £59.95 per sq m, Topps Tiles.

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Consider other shapes beside square – it keeps the look interesting and adds another dimension to the scheme. Mod Encaustic blue porcelain floor tiles, £90 per sq m; Carrara tumbled hexagon wall tiles, £233.81 per sq m; both Mandarin Stone.

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Hand-painted to order, hallmarked and signed by the artist, this design is part of a range that includes a beagle, retriever and labrador. Fox Terrier hand-painted tile from the British Working Dogs range, different sizes are available, prices from £24.20 each, Marlborough Tiles.

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Tiles

Focus on…

‘Patterned tiles are one of the key trends of 2016 but the concept is nothing new. Many of our patterned tiles are inspired by heritage designs so are in keeping with the PH&I LOVES decor of period homes’ Claire O’Brien, Head of Design at British Ceramic Tile

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These reclaimed encaustic designs are cast in a mould using tinted cement, sand and ground marble and are ideal for hallways, doorsteps and hearths. Reclaimed encaustic tiles from Spain, 20 (w) x 20cm (d), £240 per sq m, Alhambra Home.

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Don’t forget your outside space. These decorative tiles made from Italian porcelain will withstand all elements.

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This intricate range has four distinctively different patterns, each made from porcelain, and can be teamed with plain red or cream tiles. Parian tiles, 14.2 (w) x 14.2cm (d), from £83 per sq m for the patterned tiles; £79 per sq m for the plain tiles; all British Ceramic Tile.

Bourbon Street tiles (plain) and Bourbon Street Decor tiles (patterned), both 20 (w) x 20cm (d), from £48.70 per sq m, from the New Orleans range, Marshalls.

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This bold tile is part of a Marrakech-inspired floor range featuring bright pops of copper. Marrakech Sierra copper fourpattern floor tile, 30 (w) x 30cm (d), £29.98 per sq m, Tile Mountain.

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Tiles can work well in living rooms, adding a delightful decorative appeal. Keep the walls plain so the floor becomes the focal point. Epoque Old London on white, 30 (w) x 30cm (d), £89.95 per sq m, Odyssey Grande range, Original Style.

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Clever combination A sleek shower enclosure works beautifully with a traditionally styled bathroom – if the brassware has authentic period style. Shower head (200mm dia), £145; thermostatic shower valve, £415; towel ring, £50; towel rail, £125; floorstanding bath and shower mixer, £455; all from the Belgravia collection by Crosswater (0345 873 8840, www.crosswater.co.uk). Hinged shower door and panel, from a selection, Simpsons Shower Enclosures (www.simpsons-enclosures.co.uk). Admiral bath, £1,799, Burlington Bathrooms (www.burlingtonbathrooms.com).

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AT HOME | BATHROOM NEWS

IN THE BATHROOM Fall in love with colour and pattern to make your bathroom beautiful and glamorous Sapphira mosaic tile matt finish wallpaper, £10 per roll, Grandeco from B&Q. www.diy.com.

Perfect privacy A roller blind can be infinitely adjusted to give just the right glimpse of the view. Casablanca blind, from £71, Style Studio from Eclipse Blinds. www.stylestudio.co.uk.

KEEPING IT TIDY

Perk up a plain room with some bold and colourful striped seagrass laundry baskets. Aiyer basket, available in two sizes, from £35, Habitat. 0344 499 4686, www.habitat.co.uk.

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CALL OF THE WILD Botanical and wildlife designs are everywhere this season. We love these Phoebe patterned towels, from £6, Marks & Spencer. www.marksandspencer.com.

GLAMOROUS IDEAS Retro Mini VQ Radio with DAB and Bluetooth, £59.99, available in 11 colours, www.myvq.co.uk.

Visit a Porcelanosa showroom to see some of the glitziest and glamorous bathroom designs, from these beautiful Dual Cherry mosaic tiles, £51.13 per sq m, to this Lilium Opal solid-surface cabinetry with scrolled pattern and elaborate legs, £3,807. www.porcelanosa.com/uk.

Super soaker FEATURE LINDA PARKER

Invest in a bath mat with a hugely absorbent texture that traps 95% of dust and water, 85 (w) x 65cm (d), £39.99, Hug Rug. 01484 864304, www.hugrug.co.uk. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

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washers can cause extensive damage to seals and glazing units, and due to the structure of conservatories it can be difficult to reach all areas. Thomas Sanderson’s external valet service includes cleaning of all roof panel surfaces, roof bars, finials and crestings. External window and door surfaces, guttering and down pipes are cleaned and polished, and window and door locks are cleaned and lubricated. Prices start from £772 for a valet, based on up to eight roof panels. For further information, call 0800 688 8113 or visit www.thomas-sanderson.co.uk. Matt Blake, Senior Valet Technician, Thomas Sanderson

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MAGDALEN LAVER, ESSEX PRICE: £1,200,000

PROPERTY Wynters Armourie is a property with serious pedigree OF THE and is one of the oldest moated hall houses in Essex. NTH MO Grade II listed and reputedly an arsenal belonging to Oliver Cromwell and his Roundheads, the timber-framed building dates back to the 13th century and is set in one-acre grounds, surrounded by a wide moat overhung with willow trees. Filled with period features, including inglenook fireplaces, brick floors, oak panelling and wide floorboards, the rooms are dominated by beautiful exposed timbers that exude character. The property has four reception rooms, a large open-plan kitchen/breakfast room, study, seven bedrooms, two bathrooms and a shower room. Consent has been granted to enlarge the kitchen/family room and create a new master en suite. The property has the best of both worlds, being surrounded by open countryside but just a short drive from the M11. Mullucks Wells, 01279 755400, www.mullucks.co.uk.

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BURFORD, OXFORDSHIRE PRICE: £1,075,000

Hanover House is a three-storey townhouse set on sought-after Sheep Street. Grade II listed, the property has a large ground-floor sitting room that was originally two rooms and spans the width of the house, a dining room and a kitchen/breakfast room. The first-floor drawing room has an exterior terrace overlooking the walled courtyard garden and there are four bedrooms along with two bathrooms. Butler Sherborn, 01993 822325, www.butlersherborn.co.uk.

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RETFORD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE PRICE: £670,000

Woodlands is a handsome Victorian villa spread over three floors. Boasting original features, including cast-iron staircase balustrading and Minton floor tiles, there are three large reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, six bedrooms, a master en suite and a family bathroom. Outside the gardens include water features and a triple garage block. Fisher German, 01777 709943, www.fishergerman.co.uk.

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DARTMOUTH, DEVON PRICE: £695,000

A hillside location gives Barnabas House unbeatable views over the River Dart. Arranged over four floors, the light and spacious property has a large living room with conservatory-style sunroom and a kitchen/breakfast room that leads to a large decked terrace. There are also three double bedrooms, one of which is en suite, and a family bathroom. Marchand Petit, 01803 839190, www.marchandpetit.co.uk.

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WEST LAVINGTON, WEST SUSSEX PRICE: £525,000

For those looking to downsize, this quaint cottage has a village location and a tranquil garden bordered by a stream. There are two

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reception rooms, a Shaker-style kitchen with Aga, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside is a brick-built outbuilding that could be used as a home office or additional accommodation, a garage with driveway, garden room, summerhouse with patio and a charming seating area by the stream. King & Chasemore, 01730 320162, www.kingandchasemore.co.uk.

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WALMER, KENT PRICE: £875,000

Pembroke Lodge mixes period grandeur with a contemporary twist. Built in 1903 as a rectory to the church situated opposite, the property has been restored and includes a one-bedroom annexe. The kitchen has garden views and the family room and adjoining dining room create a sociable living area. The first floor comprises three bedrooms, two of which have access to a covered balcony, and two bathrooms. The second floor has a further bedroom suite. Colebrook Sturrock, 01304 381155, www.colebrooksturrock.com.

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LAVENHAM, SUFFOLK PRICE: £750,000

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HEMINGFORD GREY, CAMBS PRICE: £615,000

Located on the high street, this Grade II-listed property boasts a timber frame, exposed brick and flint walls, heavily beamed ceilings and a kitchen with inglenook fireplace. It has been renovated to a high standard and comprises three reception rooms, garden room and four bedrooms, including one with a heavily beamed ceiling and a feature Oriel leaded glass window. The Guild of Professional Estate Agents, 01787 249583, www.guildproperty.co.uk.

Corner Cottage was given a new lease of life when it was stripped back to its timber frame and extended. The house now has a modern country feel with exposed timbers, polished brick floors and an inglenook fireplace. There’s a large dual-aspect kitchen/dining room and lounge and a garden room/bedroom, along with three further bedrooms. Fine & Country, 0330 333 1060, www.fineandcountry.com.

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CHITTERNE, WILTSHIRE PRICE: £545,000

Set on Salisbury Plain, Grade II-listed Pear Tree House is a charming country property located opposite the village cricket green. It comprises four bedrooms, one of which is en suite, family bathroom, two reception rooms, study and a large kitchen/breakfast area with Shaker-style units and quarry tiled floor. Outside you’ll find an outbuilding, off-road parking and a large garden. Myddelton & Major, 01722 337575, www.myddeltonmajor.co.uk.

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MEIKLEOUR, PERTHSHIRE PRICE: £390,000+

The Old School House has been restored with flair and is now an attractive family home. The large drawing room has high ceilings and tall windows, while the open-plan sitting room/ dining area, with mezzanine level above, is light and spacious. There’s a kitchen/breakfast room and all but one of the four bedrooms are on the ground floor. CKD Galbraith, 01738 451111, www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk.

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BINFIELD, BERKSHIRE PRICE: £1,000,000

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accommodation or potential B&B income. Arranged over four levels, there are three reception rooms, including a cosy sitting room with parquet flooring, inglenook and exposed beams, six bedrooms, including a vaulted master suite, three bathrooms and a cellar. The gardens are outstanding and include a summerhouse and home office. Strutt & Parker, 01344 876363, www.struttandparker.com.

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ARLINGTON GREEN, GLOUCESTERSHIRE PRICE: £865,000 The Old Bakery is a charming Grade II-listed barn conversion with a large sitting room, spacious entrance hall that doubles as a sunroom and a large kitchen with hand-painted units and a utility room. Upstairs there are three dual-aspect bedrooms, including a master en suite that was once a hayloft and retains its A-frame oak beams. A separate home office can be used as an occasional bedroom. Jackson-Stops & Staff, 01285 653334, www.jackson-stops.co.uk.

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BURTONS GREEN, ESSEX PRICE: £855,000

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MOLLINGTON, CHESHIRE PRICE: £925,000

Poplar Cottage is a rural gem with four bedrooms, three reception rooms and many original features. A brick inglenook with woodburner lies between the dining and drawing rooms and the master bedroom has a balcony overlooking open countryside. The triple garage is currently an entertaining space with games room but could be converted. Beresfords, 01245 807265, www.beresfords.co.uk.

Astbury House has a sense of grandeur, thanks to its open pillar entrance porch and sweeping gravel drive. Set in a semi-rural location, the Victorian property has undergone extensive modernisation and includes six bedrooms, three reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, cellar and an attached two bedroom annexe. Outside there’s a tennis court and equestrian facilities. Jackson-Stops & Staff, 01244 328361, www.jackson-stops.co.uk.

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DORCHESTER-ON-THAMES, OXFORDSHIRE PRICE: £550,000

Imposing Ambleside Manor is around five miles from Newquay and just a few miles from the beaches of Cornwall’s north coast. The renovated Victorian property boasts a doubleheight hallway with galleried landing, tripleaspect 24ft sitting room with fireplace, cinema room and an impressive kitchen/dining room with bespoke cabinetry. Upstairs there are five double bedrooms, two of which are en suite, and a bathroom. Country & Waterside, 01872 240999, www.countryandwaterside.co.uk.

Mayflower Cottage belongs on the lid of a chocolate box with its thatched roof, onebedroom annexe and exceptional gardens. Upstairs are two bedrooms, while downstairs there’s a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, snug, utility room and a conservatory dining room stretching across the width of the property. The village is the spot where the River Thame and the River Thames meet and is around eight miles from Oxford. John D Wood & Co, 01865 311522, www.johndwood.co.uk.

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SOMERLEY, WEST SUSSEX PRICE: £895,000

Situated on the village green, Brook House has been extended to create a lovely period home. The ground floor has a large reception hall with inglenook fireplace, three reception rooms, study, large farmhouse-style kitchen stepping down to a vaulted breakfast room and an ensuite bedroom. The first floor comprises three bedrooms and three bathrooms. A decked terrace built over a tributary of the River Box leads to a cottage garden. Bedfords, 01284 769999, www.bedfords.co.uk.

Striking Earnley Mill is a former flour store of a Sussex smocking mill, now sympathetically converted into a home retaining bags of character features. It is Grade II listed and comprises sitting room, kitchen with exposed brickwork leading to an open-plan dining area, utility room, four bedrooms and a bathroom, while outside there’s a detached self-contained annexe currently used as a holiday cottage let, as well as the historic mill. Strutt & Parker, 01243 832614, www.struttandparker.com.

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LEWES, EAST SUSSEX PRICE: £925,000

The Old Racecourse, originally part of The Grandstand at Lewes Racecourse, is now an elegant period townhouse with flint exterior. The large first-floor drawing room is the star of the show and makes the most of the views of the surrounding South Downs. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor plus a kitchen, two reception rooms and a sunroom on the ground floor. The Guild Of Professional Estate Agents, 01273 477377, www.guildproperty.co.uk.

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SHIPDHAM, NORFOLK PRICE: £295,000

Brick Kiln Cottage is a pretty country home situated at the end of a lane with open views and only a short walk from the village centre. The property has period charm throughout and a central fireplace with woodburner separates the living and drawing rooms. There’s a kitchen, study, downstairs bathroom and two upstairs bedrooms. There is also planning permission granted to add an additional bedroom and upstairs bathroom. Abbotts, 01362 790147, www.abbotts.co.uk.

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• Hare Hill, Cheshire (pictured) A delightful woodland garden with a walled garden at its core, which is a mecca for birds and other wildlife. • Mount Stewart, County Down In early summer the formal displays of scented rhododendrons are magnificent. • Osterley Park and House, Middlesex Enjoy the woodland walk and uncover the forgotten boathouse or picnic in the ancient meadow, which is bursting with wildflowers and butterflies.

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any National Trust gardens are at their peak during the summer months, with striking colours, heady scents and relaxing spaces to take in the views. With vibrant displays of flowers and long, warm days to look forward to, it’s time to make the most of nature. Our pick of the best gardens to explore this summer include: • Anglesey Abbey Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire With wide avenues and a sweeping herbaceous border, it’s the perfect place to while away a summer’s afternoon. • Berrington Hall, Herefordshire Escape the summer crowds with a tranquil stroll through 450 acres of parkland designed by Capability Brown.

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