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OBJECTS OF DESIRE New design must-haves, from furniture to lighting ANCIENT HISTORY Classical-inspired pieces for a timeless look NATURALLY BRIGHT Introduce texture with a woven pendant ALL DRESSED UP Rustic cabinets and dressers offer stylish storage solutions SIMPLY BRILLIANT Hardy baskets that will add a splash of colour STAND TALL Give climbers a place to grow with an elegant plant support HEXAGONAL FLOOR TILES Eye-catching designs FREESTANDING VANITIES Washstands with the wow factor

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INSPIRATION WILD BLUE YONDER A homestead near Sydney filled with curiosities DESIGN DETAILS Style inspiration from our Australian country home INDIAN SUMMER Jewel tones and decorative motifs celebrate the vibrancy of the subcontinent A TASTE OF PROVENCE Prepare a Mediterranean-style feast for friends ALL CHANGE A Victorian family home reconfigured by K&H Design WEST MEETS EAST This cool, calm Copenhagen cabin is a mix of Japanese and Scandinavian styles MASTERFUL REINVENTION Interior designer Marion Lichtig helped to turn three apartments into one serene home PRIVATE PARADISE Laid-back living in a Bahaman holiday home OFF THE PAGE Strong ideas ensure year-round interest in this garden ELEVATED THINKING How designer Sara Jane Rothwell reworked a sloped plot

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planning the perfect pantry WILD AT HEART Accessories and plants to attract wildlife into your garden DREAM LIVING ROOM Designer Rebecca Leivars used muted tones and glamorous touches for a salon-style space DREAM KITCHEN Contrasting features combine for a standout scheme MIXED MATERIALS How to blend bold finishes for a striking effect DREAM BATHROOM Spa-like tranquillity in a spacious en suite ASK MR MERRIDEW Home help from our resident under butler DESIGN MOMENT Celia Rufey on the rise of Emma Bridgewater in the Eighties

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LIFESTYLE ONE TO WATCH Georgia Spray explains the idea behind her online gallery, Partnership Editions OUT & ABOUT This month’s pick of places to go and people to see WE LOVE Three historic properties where you can book a group stay MOVERS & SHAKERS Meet the couple who run antiques specialist Jamb MY GARDEN LIFE Anna Greenland on creating an edible garden OFF THE SHELF Recipes and guides by Robin Hutson, co-founder of The Pig

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I am delighted to be able to announce the first-ever Homes & Gardens House Tours. On 10 and 11 October, we will be opening up six beautiful homes around Fulham, London. This is an event concept pioneered by our sister brand Livingetc, so I have already seen how brilliant the day is. It’s a unique chance to discover creative schemes in person and to meet designers behind beautiful homes. It truly brings the H&G experience to life; I hope to see many of you there. Looking through this issue as I write, I am struck that it is an uplifting one, full of passion, with fresh ideas F OL L OW US ON

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COUNTRY PURSUITS Thyme, the ‘village within a village’ at Southrop in the Cotswolds, has just about everything you need for a dream rural escape. And, along with the hotel, cookery school and spa, The Piggery homeware store is now open. Filled with one-off antique treasures and consciously sourced artisanal products inspired by Thyme’s land-loving ethos, you can now take away a fitting memento.

COVER STORY After watching her interior designer mother

PATTERN PLAY American designer Lindsey Lang loves her adopted home in London so much she has named her new tile collection Bermondsey. The pretty pastel range, available from Domus, has two encaustic designs, two in 3D cement, two in terrazzo and an exclusive version using terrazzo and cement, from £322sq m.

cover miles of walls in sumptuous cloth, Molly Wemyss of Stretch Fabric Walling has followed in her footsteps. Using any material of your choice, her traditional skill, which originated in the 17th century, results in soft acoustics and a warm atmosphere that still works beautifully today, in both traditional and contemporary interiors.

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SWEET SPOT The much-loved Bonbon lampshades by Serbian designer Ana Kraš now reach a new audience thanks to a collaboration with Hay. Two fresh one-off designs are handwoven in wool using

With its quiet tones, soft modern shapes and plethora of natural materials John Lewis & Partner’s new Crafted Retreat collection epitomises pure Scandinavian style. The Rattan double bed, £599, has a white-washed wood and woven headboard, creating a calming feel to help you drift off. Pair it with crisp linen sheets.

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Georgia Spray, right, curates work by artists, such as Alexandria Coe, above, Rose Electra Harris, below, and Julianna Byrne, below left

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up your business? Curated affordable art for all. We aim to unearth accessibly priced

original artwork by some of today’s most talented emerging artists. Partnership Editions is essentially a springboard for anyone looking to start or enhance their art collection. Since we began in 2017, the business has evolved and we now deal with editions and originals. As well as promoting the 19 artists whose work is sold through the platform, we represent a small number of artists, helping to propel their personal growth. We also open up new ways to experience art by avoiding what can be an intimidating gallery setting. We host panel discussions, artist-run life-drawing events and supper clubs that invite collectors, artists and collaborators into a relaxed space.

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first grown-up piece of art, but there wasn’t anywhere I could recommend. I realised there was a gap in the market for selling art to people like me, who want it in their homes rather than as investment pieces in a vault.

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Watching four of our female artists discuss the issue of the female gaze – reclaiming the female nude as something empowered rather than objectified in their work – in front of a thoroughly transfixed audience of 150 people at the Royal Academy.

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process, as they often post video clips and images of their studios. Degree shows are another great resource. Artists often introduce me to other artists’ work and I also get about 10 applications a day to consider.

How do you find the artists? I spend hours trawling through Instagram, finding myself down rabbit holes. Instagram is a great way to understand an artist’s

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the female nude and modern British art to Matisse and Egon Schiele.

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We’re launching a new section – The Collector – on the website to showcase unique, original works for clients looking for more substantial pieces for their collection. Each artwork is accompanied by narratives exploring the inspiration and influences behind the artist’s work, providing insight into the creative process as well as the intricacies of the pieces themselves. The work can be viewed by appointment in the artist’s studio, with the Partnership Editions team offering advice on selecting art and curating a collection. We also have two new artists joining us in September: Charlotte Edey and Lucy Auge. ■ partnershipeditions.com

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WILD BLUE YONDER The owners of this traditional homestead in the countryside near Sydney have finally found a place to suit their collection of antiques and curiosities WORDS JULIET BENNING STYLING NATALIE WALTON PHOTOGRAPHY CHRIS WARNES/WARNES & WALTON/LIVING INSIDE

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I NS PIR AT ION EXTERIOR The house, which has verandas on three sides, is surrounded by gum trees. Owners Heidi and Jason spent much of the first year restoring the garden, including the box hedges and fencing SITTING ROOM Heidi found the vintage Union Jack flag on the table in a flea market. Chair, Early Settler. Cushion, Hale Mercantile Co

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HALLWAY ‘I never set out to collect urns, but I have amassed quite a few,’ says Heidi. ‘I love how they create big impact when filled with foraged foliage’

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t might seem unlikely, given her taste in antiques and curiosities, that Heidi O’Rourke once lived in a modern home. But finding her possessions and her suburban house discordant she decided, along with her husband Jason, to pursue her dreams of leading a more rural life in the wilds of the Australian bush. ‘I was ready for a more traditional farmhouse-style home,’ she says. ‘I was excited about it no matter

too fussy. We prefer lots of box hedges and specimen trees to give the garden good structure,’ she explains. The house provided the ideal setting for Heidi’s antiques, curiosities and traditional furniture. ‘We knew our rustic belongings would work perfectly here,’ she says. To show these to their best advantage, and to give the house a more expansive feel, Heidi kept to mostly white paint with the odd feature wall, such as the earthy mushroom brown of the guest rooms and

what problems we might face.’ In 2008, after only one viewing, the couple bought a house on the north-western outskirts of Sydney, close

the daring black in the kitchen. ‘I rarely buy items for specific spots,’ she says. ‘I just buy things I love and think about where to put them later.’ The bush has

to where they grew up. Much of the property’s allure came from its large two-and-a-half acre garden. ‘Although we compromised on the size of the house, which is smaller than our last place, the garden is much bigger,’ says Heidi. Found at the bottom of a long and meandering road that passes through bushland, the house sits amid neatly trimmed box

found its way into the house within the many plants that Heidi changes periodically. ‘The bushland is a huge influence,’ she says. ‘I bring in cuttings that I’ve found on walks.’ To achieve a clean, uncluttered look, and due to the fact that the house is completely secluded, Heidi chose not to hang curtains in the ground floor rooms but gave the bedrooms delicate sheers.

hedges, while further out towering gum trees lead to the miles of bushland and Blue Mountains beyond. When the couple bought the house over 10 years ago, the property market had been sluggish and consequently, it hadn’t been lived in for a year. ‘The gardens were completely overgrown with the gutters full of weeds and the grass shaggy and wild,’ says Heidi. ‘A lot of the fences were broken, too. The house was in relatively good condition with only dust and a few spiders’ webs to contend with.’ Despite its traditional looks, the house was actually built in the mid-Nineties, though many salvaged and reclaimed materials were used, from the bricks and floorboards to the French café doors. During the first year, the lion’s share of the couple’s efforts went into restoring the garden. ‘The house just seems to sit so well in its surroundings,’ says Heidi. ‘We continue to spend plenty of time outdoors, shaping and

Heidi’s traditional farmhouse-style kitchen is the focus of the house, with its raw wooden ceiling and Shaker units imbuing it with rustic character. Heidi repainted the cabinets and installed an island. But she was so troubled by the purple wall behind the sink, that she immediately painted it black, a detail that remains to this day. ‘I wasn’t ready to paint the whole room but I just couldn’t live with the colour,’ she says. In 2009, the couple built an outdoor room with an open fireplace where they spend much of their time. Here, the large fleshy leaves of fiddle-leaf fig trees blur the boundary between house and garden. The ranch-like feel of the property is at its most potent here, with the skull of an Arizona bull overlooking the room from the bare brick chimney breast. It’s the perfect place to while away the hours transfixed by the wide Australian sky. ‘Sitting watching the sun set over the Blue Mountains is such a joy,’ says Heidi.

maintaining the land, but we’re not into anything

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KITCHEN Heidi’s main change here was the installation of an island. She also painted the units in a creamy tone that is a foil for the black wall. Pendant lights, Ikea HALLWAY Heidi moves her antique dining room chairs around the house according to her needs

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SITTING ROOM Heidi painted the walls white and removed the curtains for a cleaner look. The black sofas and light fitting give a high contrast that is softened by the fawn rug. Lohals rug, Ikea STUDY Paint is one of Heidi’s favourite ways to transform pieces; she used a grey tone on this bust, which was found at a second-hand store. Statue in Double Strength Grey Pepper, Porter’s Paints. Walls in Beige Chalk, Taubmans

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OUTDOOR ROOM Bricks found at a demolition yard were used for the chimney breast. ‘Building a working wood fireplace was a lot more involved than we first realised, so it was an interesting few weeks watching it take shape,’ says Heidi. Arizona bull skull, Deer Willow Dural


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STUDY Old hat boxes and a taxidermy bird are among Heidi’s many unusual vintage finds. Her favourite flea markets are in North Rocks and Mudgee

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I NSPIR ATI ON GUEST BEDROOM A nine-foot Italianate tapestry creates a dramatic backdrop to the steel bed, which Heidi painted herself. Wall in Gaiety Tan, Taubmans MASTER BEDROOM Layers of texture and a neutral palette define the interior of Heidi’s home. Cushions, Hale Mercantile Co. Vintage washed bedlinen, Adairs

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Heidi introduced accents of deep colour to create both a dramatic backdrop for some of her rustic furniture and vintage accessories and a contrast to the white palette of her interiors. She painted the guest room bedhead in Leaden by Porter’s Paints, which contrasts beautifully with the neutral shade of Gaiety Tan by Taubmans on the wall.

Embracing the non-fitted style of her kitchen, Heidi decided to keep the quirky workbench that the previous owner had adapted for use as a sink unit. To recycle an antique table, sideboard or desk in the same way, ensure that it’s structurally sound and seal the wood with varnish. Baskets on shelves below or a rustic curtain will help to conceal pipework.

WHERE TO SOURCE RICH NEUTRALS Bring an earthy relaxed feel to interiors with shades ranging from soft browns to more grey-toned beiges.

WHERE TO SOURCE RUSTIC WORKBENCHES Search vintage shops or reclamation yards for suitable pieces, or browse sites such as Pamono or Vinterior.

Jitney No 293 estate emulsion, £46.50 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball

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Hare matt emulsion, £18 for 2.5L, Crown

The Living Island, from £7,860, Matthew Cox

Workbench, from £1,200, Baileys


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INSIDER INSIGHT Homeowner Heidi O’Rourke shares her decorating secrets BIGGEST SUCCESS Building the outdoor room, which is similar to a veranda with an open fireplace. It’s like having a large living space that works well in both summer and winter. I don’t think I could live anywhere without one now. SECRET ADDRESS Definitely flea markets and house-clearance sales. Some of my favourite possessions have been picked up for next to nothing. GREATEST INDULGENCE Probably laying pure sisal flooring in the bedrooms. I just couldn’t live with the synthetic carpet that was there originally.

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GO-TO COLOUR In this particular house, it is white – Dulux’s Antique White USA – on the walls and woodwork. (Timeless by Dulux is similar). It’s a warm shade and really brightens up small rooms. SMALL CHANGE, BIG IMPACT The black feature walls; a great result for such little outlay. And I love the drama of a dark wall. (Clockwise, from top left) Eglinton light, H109.2xW204.5cm, £1,602; Warwick shades, 38cm, £100 each, all Vaughan Florence mirror, H63xW43cm, £125, ijlbrown Avignon mangowood sideboard, H85xW161xD40cm, £648.50, Maisons du Monde Heywood round two-seater dining table, H75xDia85cm, £1,795, Soho Home Pascoe rattan armchair, H85xW70xD76cm, £450, India Jane Rippled urn planter in Antique Grey, H61xW48cm, £226, Dibor

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Indian summer Celebrate the heat and colour of the subcontinent w ith v ibrant pat terns and tex t ural accessories STYLING KATRIN CARGILL PHOTOGRAPHY JAN BALDWIN

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(page 34 & 35) Antique table, £3,250, Lorfords Antiques. Zig Zag tablecloth in Blue, £75, Wicklewood. Painted bamboo-style dining chairs, £150 each, Birdie Fortescue. Herat flatweave rug, £6,100, Robert Stephenson. Jaipur stencil, £46, The Stencil Library; painted in Arsenic, £4.50 for a tester pot, Farrow & Ball. Bamboo Boho pendant, £98, Design Vintage. Antique sherry glasses, £86 for six, Tobias And The Angel. Tumblers, £7 each, Caravane. Blue wicker placemats, £50 each; Galeano oil and vinegar set, £195; Mirandola napkins, £150 for four, all Cabana. Bistrot cutlery, £12 each piece, The Conran Shop. Marble dinner plates, £24 each; straw basket, £9.95, all Designers Guild. Marbled plate, £22, Penny Morrison. Zou knife rests, £38 for four, Caravane. Small green dishes, £3 each, Serax Maison d’Etre by Brune on eBay. Moroccan glass vases, Petersham Nurseries

JEWEL PURPOSE (opposite) Harrington 2.5-seater sofa, £3,260, David Seyfried. Sofa in Brera Moda in Emerald, £75m, Designers Guild. Large cushions in Chitor in Blue, small square cushion in Chambers in Blue, both £240m, Tobias And The Angel at Turnell & Gigon. Rectangular cushions, £180 each, Penny Morrison. Cushion on right-hand chair in Thornham in Blue, £79m, Baker Lifestyle at GP&J Baker. Edged in Flat tape 31154-9648, £3.60m Houlès. Painted wicker chairs, £1,200 each plus

1m fabric; seats in Eugene in Natural, £130m, all Nicholas Haslam. Palma coffee table, £310, Design Vintage. Uma carafe, £29.95; Uma tumblers, £8.95 each, all Nkuku. Marbled Green Fleck tray, £9, Liberty. Brass tray, £68 set of three, Caravane. Blinds in Petersham in Indigo, £139m, Mulberry Home at GP&J Baker. Blinds backed and edged in Linara in Stucco, £39.50m, Romo. Blind ties, Flat tape 31154-9648, £3.60m, Houlès. Wallpaper border between windows, Carro Mosaic in Aegean, £64m, Byzantium collection, Schumacher at Turnell & Gigon. Crawford chandelier in Plaster White, £6,498; Bongo shades, £134 each, all Porta Romana. Gullane striped rug, £995, Oka

FRESH BLUES & SERENE GREENS (page 38) 1. Gada Paisley wallpaper in Navy, £90 a roll, Anna French at Thibaut 2. Pome in Oxford Blue, £58m, Ceraudo 3. Ethels in Blue, £240m, Tobias And The Angel at Turnell & Gigon 4. Kaya velvet in Emerald, £79m, Jane Churchill at Colefax and Fowler 5. Marimba wallpaper in Grass, £65 linear m, Neisha Crosland at Christopher Farr Cloth 6. Tented Stripe 004, £110m, Fermoie 7. Friendly Folk in Happy Blue, £50m, Kit Kemp at Andrew Martin 8. Avila in Indigo, £79m, Baker Lifestyle at GP&J Baker 9. Riverside FB0003, £119m, Mind the Gap (Background) Bengali throw, £115, Graham and Green. Tumbler, £7, Caravane. Marbled plate, £22, Penny Morrison. Star inlay box, £165, Wicklewood

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FRESH BLUES & SERENE GREENS A modern palette of blue and green works its magic on India-inspired motifs, from classic paisley and block-print botanicals to illustrative designs. (See page 36 for product details)

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(page 39) Otterbourne slipper chairs, £3,405 each, And Objects. Chairs in Fresco in Olive, £170m; Boundary in Olive, £125m, both Martin Brudnizki at Christopher Farr Cloth. Antique plinths, £1,450 each, Lorfords Antiques. Medici wicker urns, £1,800 each, Atelier Vime. Floral arrangements, from £250 each, Philippa Craddock. Rush rug, 3x2m, £1,290, Rush Matters. Kula Grass mirror, £165, Graham and Green. Zellige wallpaper, £100 a roll, Martyn Lawrence Bullard at Cole & Son. Silver lidded pot, £98, Caravane. Walls in Shaded White estate emulsion, £46.50 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball

(page 42) Curtains in Osborne in Red, £101m, Blithfield. Iznik wallpaper in Madder Pink, £24m, Rapture & Wright at The Fabric Collective. Aloki side table, £135, La Redoute. Hog & Swan ceramic caddy, £550, Claudia Rankin at Wilson Stephens & Jones. Indus print rug, £1,495, Graham and Green

(opposite) Rio Rattan daybed, £595, Graham and Green. Seat cushion in Vence in Rose Indien, £110m, Manuel Canovas at Colefax and Fowler. Berber wool striped cushions, from £65 each, Raj Tent Club. Bolsters in Avila in Fuchsia; Avila in Spice, both £59m, Baker Lifestyle at GP&J Baker. Trimmed in Pom-pom fringes 33278-9400 an 33278-9500, both £43.20m, Houlès. Empress rug, £1,495, Graham and Green. Palma side table, £135, Design Vintage. Multi-coloured Orb chandelier, £495, Pooky. Pomegranate wallpaper in Persian Pink, £190 a roll, Totty Lowther Interiors. Wallpaper border in Rose Petal, £30 a roll, Pure Style

(page 43) Waterloo double bedstead, £888; Juno silk double mattress, £679, both The Original Bed Co. Painted in Marine Blue 95, Little Greene. Head and footboard in Psycho Sprig in Tropical Blue, £74m, Kit Kemp at Andrew Martin. Monarch woven side tables, £1,290 each, Nicholas Haslam. Tall Sweet Pea lamp bases, £160 each; small lampshades in Pink and Red Star Anise, £94 each, all Rosi de Ruig. (On left-hand table) Dot Detail bud vase, £75, Wicklewood. Pink glass tumbler, £40, The Conran Shop. (On right-hand table) Star inlay box, £165, Wicklewood. Scalloped medium jute rug in Pink, £582, Sarah Vanrenen. Curtain in Shiloh in Red, £67m, Jane Churchill. Edged in Tape 31154-9635, £3.60m, Houlès. Bolster and canopy in Bagru in Pink, £75m, Molly Mahon. Maggiore Bianco Oxford pillowcases, £45 each; Stresa Bianco double duvet cover, £190; Pink Kantha throw, £350, all Designers Guild. Paintings, £800 each, Penny Davenport at Wilson Stephens & Jones. Wall in Shaded White estate emulsion, £46.50 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball

BACKGROUND LUNA FABRIC IN PINK, £162M, MOLLY MAHON

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THE SPACE BETWEEN Bold motifs on fabric and wallpaper in a heady mix of pink and red evoke a sultry feel. (See page 40 for product details)

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HOUSE TOURS

Don’t miss our exclusive London event, which gives you a fantastic opportunity to look around some of the capital’s most beautiful and inspiring homes WE are delighted to announce our first-ever

will learn some practical tips from one of our

Homes & Gardens House Tours. For this special event, six homeowners will be throwing open their doors and inviting you inside. Their houses have been hand-picked by our editorial team, as they offer the perfect mix of elegance and inspiration and will have you brimming with ideas from the moment you step through the door. The Homes & Gardens House Tours will take place over two days, Thursday 10 and Friday 11 October 2019, in Fulham, southwest London.

experts on how to brighten up your home. Held on both days at the House Tours Hub, the workshops cost just £5 each. The H&G House Tours have been specifically tailored to keep travel between the properties to a minimum (most of the houses are within easy reach of one another). Once you have secured your ticket, you’ll receive information including local transport links and your starting address. On arrival, you’ll be given a map for the tour and

Once inside the houses, you will be able to explore them at your leisure, picking up plenty of design and decorating tips along the way. For further inspiration, you’ll also have the chance to book a place on one of our workshops, where you

details of each property, as well as tips to help recreate their more notable features for yourself. Tickets for H&G House Tours are strictly limited and will be selling fast, so book your place now for an inspiring day out for you and your friends.

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PHOTOGRAPHS ALEXANDER JAMES, DAVIDE LOVATTI, SIMON BROWN/TI-MEDIACONTENT.COM *TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY. TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND NON-REFUNDABLE. APOLOGIES, BUT THERE IS NO WHEELCHAIR ACCESS. TRANSPORT WILL NOT BE PROVIDED. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18 OR OVER. NO CHILDREN, PUSHCHAIRS OR PETS ALLOWED

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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION Homes & Gardens House Tours takes place in Fulham, London, on 10 and 11 October, 10am-4pm.

TICKETS Early bird tickets cost £39 each and are available for a limited time only. Standard tickets cost £50 each.* SUBSCRIBE & SAVE £46.65 Subscription tickets cost £65 and include a 12-month Homes & Gardens subscription for only £15 (the rate is usually £61.65).

WORKSHOPS Practical workshops cost £5 each and are available on a first come, first served basis. Spaces are limited. BOOK NOW AT HOMESANDGARDENS.COM/ HOUSETOURS2019

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NAT U R A L LY BRIGH T Pend a nt s t hat we ave t hei r mag ic wherever t hey ha ng 1. Pismo, H62xDia71cm, £2,142, Arteriors 2. Kula, H44xDia40cm, £95, Graham and Green 3. Daisy, H33xDia83cm, from £6,700, Soane Britain 4. Pho, H70xDia45cm, £180, Caravane 5. Kusut, H40xDia50cm, £75, Nala 6. Maru dome, H37xDia40cm, £140, Nkuku 7. Wicker, H57.5xDia50cm, £195, Willow & Stone 8. Raffia, H75xDia60cm, €420, Tine K Home 9. Bulb in Pure Natural, H68xDia54cm, £310, Vincent Sheppard

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Patr ick Hamilton Cour tney ex plores a Devon v illage w ith a new lea se of life, a Cornish galler y and handsome gardens

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VISIT: THE OLD RECTORY GARDENS, SUDBOROUGH

forgotten social-media platform called Bebo and they might just recall what they used before Instagram. Today, the site’s founder, Michael Birch, has a new project: Woolsery, the north Devon village his grandmother was born in. Until a few years ago, many of Woolsery’s historic buildings had fallen into dereliction and disrepair. With much local support, the Birches set out on an ambitious restoration programme, which so far has transformed the shuttered village pub into an elegant country inn with a charming fish and chip shop next door. Did somebody say ‘the new Padstow’?!, woolsery.com.

years ago, the Tate gallery in Cornwall art mecca St Ives has been scooping up awards and acclaim. An innovative extension doubled the display space, while new studios for hands-on education programmes enjoy spectacular views over the Celtic Sea. With two exhibitions by acclaimed female artists scheduled, now’s the time to visit. From 20 September, exciting Nigerian contemporary artist Otobong Nkanga will present her lauded illustrations, textiles and photographic work, while Lebanese designer Huguette Caland displays colourful abstract paintings (above) until 1 September, tate.org.uk.

With its quintessential English country garden landscape, this pretty patch of Northamptonshire will intrigue even the most seasoned horticulturalists and botany fans. Open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays, The Old Rectory Gardens comprises over two acres of manicured cottage gardens, overflowing with rare and unusual cultivars, plus a collection of heritage roses. The gardens also host a series of events and masterclasses running until the end of September, including table linen workshops that teach screen-printing on fabric and flower-arranging classes, theoldrectorygardens.co.uk.

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THORPE Manor, a handsome Georgian pile outside Oxfordshire, boasts some impossibly chic interiors: think ivory walls, upholstered beds and artful antiques. A chequerboardtiled hall beckons guests towards any number of on-site amenities, from a drawing room and croquet lawn to the most refined home cinema we’ve ever seen. ■ From £10,000 for a three-night weekend ■ Sleeps up to 28 guests ■ thorpemanorhouse.co.uk

HAMPSHIRE’S enchanting

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Farleigh Wallop estate is steeped in a thousand years of history, once hosting Queen Elizabeth I and both King Charles I and II. Add your own story to its heritage and explore the relaxed home, wonderful gardens (with hidden pool), or take a boat out on the lake. ■ From £6,000 a night ■ Sleeps up to 21 guests ■ farleighwallop.com

BOHÈME is a party house through and through. A 16thcentury former cider press in Somerset, this bohemian-styled home comes with an indoor pool, barbecue station, firepit and entertainment room. And if that isn’t enough, the rolling Quantock Hills lie just beyond for champagne picnics and morning rambles. ■ From £4,595 for a ‘short break’ and £5,650 for week-long stays ■ Sleeps up to 20 guests ■ uniquehomestays.com

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A bolection mantel being carved in Italian marble; one of Jamb’s reproduction kick lights (below)

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ill Fisher, founder of Jamb, believes that he will always be a ‘man with a van’ at heart:

‘I’m still an antiques dealer, addicted to the thrill of the chase,’ he says. This modest assessment belies his talent for spotting rare antique mantelpieces, fire grates, lighting and furniture, and his role in helping to revive the English country house aesthetic by unearthing forgotten treasures. Will set up the business nearly 20 years ago and today, alongside original finds, exquisite reproductions are his stock-in-trade. His wife, Charlotte Freemantle, has steered the company’s marketing and expansion while many of its designs, such as the Hanging Globes, have become synonymous with timeless, modern-country interiors. Many of the pieces that Will scouts out were designed by British luminaries such as William Kent, Isaac Ware, Robert Adam and Sir John Soane, but ended up secreted in buildings across Europe and the US. Will’s love of these antiques, and unwillingness to part with them, prompted him to investigate the possibility of reproduction. ‘We wanted to hang on to a little of the DNA of these special finds,’ he says. Over time, the couple have harnessed the skills of artisans who replicate the pieces with integrity. Recently, Jamb’s workshop has moved to a former tank factory in Mitcham. It is not the most graceful building, Will concedes, but he has a soft spot for ‘ugly ducklings’. The space houses the marble and metal operations, an extensive fireplace and lighting archive, and Will’s office – a perfect example of his magpie eye. ‘The floor is made from Dutch cheesemakers’ boards and the chairs are from the old Reading Room at the British Museum.’ Today, the Pimlico Road showroom and south London warehouse showcase antiques and reproductions, while Jamb has expanded further into furniture and lighting as well as into the US market. It is also the UK source of fabrics by American designer Michael S Smith. But it’s still the frisson of the ‘find’ that motivates Will. ‘We’ve just come across a William Kent table originally sourced by John Fowler for the Clermont Club in Berkeley Square. On its travels, it ended up in Hugh Hefner’s mansion. If only these pieces could speak,’ he says. Jamb, 95-97 Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8PH, 020 7730 2122, jamb.co.uk.

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(Clockwise, from left) When living in Cornwall, Anna grew veg and flowers for restaurants; the Italian leafy green, cima di rapa; Anna’s dog, Fig; calendula has peppery tasting petals that can be used in soups, stews and salads; Anna grows a range of squashes, including ‘Delicata’

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Tell us a little about you. I was brought up in Essex and have always loved the outdoor life. Gardening is in my blood, too – my parents had a lovely garden and allotment when I was a child, although it wasn’t until I was in my twenties that I thought about horticulture as a career. In fact, my first job was modelling and although it was great fun I knew it wasn’t for me.

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to horticulturist? I studied journalism at university and

then met a boy from Cornwall, who persuaded me to live there. I found a job at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant and fell in love with his ethos for using fresh food with a local provenance. Soon I was growing herbs and salad leaves in the garden of my rented

LEAFY GREEN POPULAR IN ITALY, WHERE THEY SERVE IT WITH PASTA, LEMON, PARMESAN AND ANCHOVIES”

Farmhouse, the private members’ club, asked me if I would make a productive garden for them. Chef Tom Aikens wanted to grow fresh ingredients in the fields around the Farmhouse for his dishes and together we created a wonderful garden.

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Where do you call home? My husband and I, plus our two dogs, Fig and Elfy, set up home in Brandeston, a village in Suffolk. I’m now making a market garden and teaching space on our land, where I plan to produce high-quality fruit

cottage, which I then sold to the restaurant. It only brought in pocket money at first, but I was hooked.

and vegetables and run courses for chefs and others so they can see how fresh ingredients are grown.

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with chef Raymond Blanc? My veg patch in Cornwall grew and so did my business, but I was keen to learn more and moved to California to do an apprenticeship in sustainable food production. On returning to the UK, I landed a job as head vegetable gardener at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Raymond’s restaurant in Oxfordshire, which I did for three years, and now I work for him as a consultant.

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Tell us about your Soho Farmhouse collaboration. I was looking for a new challenge after Le Manoir and Soho

Any tips on good veg patch varieties to try? The squashes ‘Delicata’ and ‘Ute Indian’ are easy to grow and delicious roasted. If you want something a bit unusual, try cima di rapa, a leafy green with a turnip taste, very popular in Italy, where they wilt it like spinach and serve it with pasta, lemon, Parmesan and anchovies. I love edible flowers, too – calendula, mallow, borage and viola are my favourites.

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What have you been experimenting with? I’m planting a mixed native edible hedge for the fruits and for wildlife. I’ve included blackthorn, which

produces sloes for gin; Rosa rugosa, for its vitamin-rich hips; and sea buckthorn – the slightly sour berries make delicious jams and jellies.

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Who inspires you on the food front? I admire chef Tom Adams who

founded Pitt Cue in 2011 when he was just 22 and opened Coombeshead Farm in Cornwall a year later. I’m also a fan of Douglas McMaster, chef of Silo in Brighton – as well as his innovative use of ingredients, I love his policy of zero waste.

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What’s your favourite recipe right now? We’re lucky to be by the coast and the fresh fish here is fantastic. We have a local smokery, too, and I love their smoked mackerel, served with a home-made mayo sauce and a fresh crunchy salad picked from the garden.

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Where do you most like to spend an afternoon? I would say Darsham Nurseries (darshamnurseries.co.uk). It appeals to both the foodie and plantaholic in me. The café sells some of the best home-grown food in Suffolk, while the nursery is brimming with beautiful plants.

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OFF THE SHELF Be inspired to live the good life w ith this book of delicious r e c ip e s a nd g u ide s by R obi n Hut s on, c o -fou nder of The P ig

IT wasn’t the beautiful old country house but the walled garden in the grounds that drew Robin Hutson to Brockenhurst in Hampshire. It was here that he first saw the potential for The Pig ‘restaurants with rooms’, a new hotel venture where the kitchen garden would become the focal The Pig hotel in Combe, Devon, has its own kitchen garden where fruit and vegetables are grown for the restaurant

The Pig: Tales and Recipes From the Kitchen Garden and Beyond by Robin Hutson, £30 (Octopus Publishing) ■

Dishes on the hotel’s menu are inspired by local, seasonal produce, with an emphasis on fresh, clean flavours

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point. The idea proved a winning mix as this relaxed country house hotel has grown into a group of six Pigs across the south of England, with more still on the way. Robin has distilled his ethos into a new book, which is full of beautiful imagery as well as classic dishes – from aged rib of beef to a proper fish pie. There’s even a joyful recipe for a pink blancmange bunny. Pick up practical skills, including pickling, foraging flowers and identifying which are edible and how to cure meat. Interiors inspiration comes from co-founder Judy Hutson, whose relaxed style is present throughout the houses. There are also spa treatments to soothe and tips on hosting your own summer festivals. It’s Pig and it’s clever.


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A TA STE OF PROV ENCE SAVOUR THE FRENCH MEDITERRANEAN WAY OF LIFE WITH RECIPES MADE FROM SEASONAL INGREDIENTS AND ENJOYED WITH FRIENDS RECIPES CAROLINE RIMBERT CRAIG PHOTOGRAPHY SUSAN BELL

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CHICKPEA SALAD A crowd-pleaser dish for lunch alfresco, with fresh flavours boosted by feta cheese, fennel and mint

SERVES 3-4 275g dried chickpeas (or 2 x 400g cans chickpeas) ½ garlic clove, crushed 2 tsp red wine vinegar ½ small fennel bulb, trimmed and finely sliced 1 green pepper (preferably the long variety), cored, deseeded and cut into chunks 10cm piece of cucumber, washed, deseeded and cut into 1cm dice 100g radishes, washed, trimmed and sliced 10g mint leaves, finely chopped 20g coriander leaves, finely chopped 80g feta 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp walnut oil 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper ½ lemon Salt, to taste

If using dried chickpeas, soak them overnight in cold water, then ■

fast-simmer them in plenty of fresh water for 40 minutes, until tender. Drain and cool. ■ Place the crushed garlic into a large salad bowl and cover with the vinegar. Add the drained (cooked or canned) chickpeas and follow with the fennel, green pepper and cucumber. Add the radishes, followed by the mint and coriander. Crumble in the feta, add the oils, black pepper and a good squeeze of lemon juice. Mix, then taste to check the seasoning, adding salt as required and serve. ■

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PROVENÇALE TOMATOES A simple and delicious way to eat these tomatoes, while still warm, is on a slice of toasted sourbread spread with goat’s cheese SERVES 4 10 medium tomatoes 3 garlic cloves, crushed 3 big pinches of sea salt flakes 2 pinches of freshly ground black pepper 20 basil leaves 1-2 tbsp breadcrumbs 3-4 tbsp olive oil

■ Preheat the oven to 220˚C/Fan 200˚C/Gas 7 and slice the tomatoes in half along their equator. Place the halves, cut-side up, on a baking tray. Distribute the garlic between the tomatoes, tucking it in so it doesn’t sit on the surface. Sprinkle over plenty of salt and black pepper, followed by the basil leaves and breadcrumbs. Finish with a generous drizzle of olive oil, then bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes, until the tomatoes are oozing and beautiful. →

COOK’S TIP Preparing Provençale Tomatoes is straightforward, but as with all tomato dishes, salt is the most important ingredient: it should be added liberally to unlock their flavour.

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SARDINES Both delicious and economical, sardines take moments to cook SERVES 4 800g fresh whole gutted sardines Zest and juice of 1 lemon 2 tbsp olive oil (if cooking indoors) â–

To barbecue: light the barbecue and

once it’s ready, place the sardines in a fish grill basket so that they can be turned easily. Cook for 2 minutes on one side, then 1 minute on the other. Place the sardines on a serving platter, grate over some lemon zest and squeeze over a little lemon juice. Serve immediately. ■To cook indoors: preheat the grill to high. Lay the sardines on a raised grill rack on a baking tray. Grate over some lemon zest and drizzle over the olive oil. Place under the grill for a few minutes. Turn once, then cook for a final minute. Place the sardines on a serving platter, grate over some lemon zest and squeeze over a little lemon juice and serve immediately.

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BROAD BEAN AND ASPARAGUS SALAD This is a heavenly combination of summer ingredients, perfect served as a side dish or a main course with fresh crusty bread SERVES 2 300g podded broad beans (fresh or frozen) 500g green asparagus tips 2 eggs 10g mint, finely chopped 10g basil, finely chopped 3 tbsp walnut oil 40g crumbled soft goat’s cheese (optional) Zest and juice of ½ lemon Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Bring a pan of water to the boil, add the broad beans and fast-simmer for 5 minutes. Taste one to check they are tender, then lift out of the water using

a slotted spoon and place in a colander. Run under the cold tap, then squeeze the beans out of their skins (unless using baby broad beans, which can be eaten whole). Place in a salad bowl. ■ Trim the asparagus tips then place in the fast-simmering water. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until tender. Lift

COOK’S TIP Use the same pan of fast-simmering water for the whole recipe. Start by cooking the broad beans, removing with a slotted spoon without turning off the heat. Cook the asparagus next and lift out in the same way. Finally, either boil or poach your eggs.

out as before and add to the bowl. ■ Either poach or boil the eggs, setting the timer for 6½ minutes for a firm white and soft yolk. ■ Add the mint and basil to the salad. Drizzle over the walnut oil, crumble over the goat’s cheese (if using) and add a squeeze of lemon juice. Toss together then season to taste, along with a little lemon zest. ■ Divide the salad between two plates and serve immediately with an egg on top of each and crusty bread. →

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CHERRY CAKE In French baking it is very common to leave the stones in cherries as they impart such a wonderful flavour. For this simple cake, the question of ‘to stone or not to stone’ is left to the baker, although guests will need to be forewarned if the stones are indeed left in à la française SERVES 6-8 300g cherries 275g plain flour Pinch of salt 175g caster sugar 2 tsp baking powder 100g butter 4 eggs 80ml Kirsch (optional) Crème fraîche, to serve

Preheat the oven to 200˚C/180˚C/ Gas 6. Grease and line a deep 23cm round cake tin. Rinse and dry the cherries and then stone if desired. ■

Mix together the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Place the butter in a small saucepan over a low heat and melt while you beat the eggs into the dry mixture. Pour in the melted butter and beat the mixture together. Stir in the cherries, then spoon into the prepared cake tin. ■

Bake for 1 hour, or until a sharp knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. If the top is browning too fast, cover with foil. ■ Once ready, remove the cake from the tin and flip onto a wire rack to cool. At this stage, while it is still warm, it is nice, though by no means obligatory, to pour Kirsch all over the cake. Serve at room temperature with crème fraîche, if liked. & ■

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ALL CHANGE A luxuriously elegant rethink of this Victorian family home by K&H Design has enabled its owners to fall in love with it all over again WORDS RACHEL LEEDHAM PHOTOGRAPHY SIMON BROWN AND ALEX JAMES


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KITCHEN-DINER Art and sculpture, along with an earthy palette, work well with the industrial look. Kitchen, K&H Design. Paint on cabinets, Tanner’s Brown, Farrow & Ball. American White Oak Ultramatt Poly flooring, Ebony and Co

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his is the classic tale of a home that had served its owners well for 15 years. But, now that the children were finishing school or starting university, its layout and decor had fallen from favour. Although generous in size, much of the Victorian house wasn’t being used, notably the formal drawing room as well as the playroom in the

the bedside tables in the master bedroom, crafted in Somerset from English walnut and leather. The clients own a few key pieces that they were keen to integrate, including the oil painting in the drawing room. ‘It really set the tone for the palette here,’ says Katie, pointing out the sofa which was reupholstered in blue velvet to pick out the painting’s inky hues, and finished with a wonderfully indulgent

basement. And the children’s rooms on the top level, which were once perfectly bijou, now felt cramped. When the owners approached Katie Glaister and

bullion fringe. ‘The owner loves detailing such as tassels and gold leaf while her husband favours clean lines – it was a case of creating schemes that

Henry Miller-Robinson of K&H Design, they came equipped with a lengthy brief. ‘It included input from all three children and, indirectly, the dog,’ Katie recalls. ‘They wanted to use the whole house and not simply live in the kitchen, and they needed a home that would be comfortable for two, but would expand with ease during the holidays.’

perfectly reflected both their DNA.’ A good example of this is the new kitchen. The husband is a keen cook and wanted it fitted with professional kit, while his wife didn’t want culinary equipment to dominate. So Katie and Henry designed the large island to resemble a piece of furniture, with burr walnut to temper its industrial

The family’s requirements put Katie and Henry’s spatial planning skills to the test. For the kitchen, a tired conservatory was replaced with a brick extension with Crittall doors that lead on to the garden, while the master bedroom above was extended to create a luxurious suite. On the top floor, a large roof lantern was sacrificed in favour of a new mezzanine bedroom, freeing up space for en-suite bathrooms and storage for each child. The basement, too, was carefully reconfigured: the ceiling height was raised to create a sociable media and games room, as well as a gym, shower room and utility area. Katie and Henry create luxurious, layered schemes with an emphasis on the bespoke, and the owners were keen to tap into their address book of skilled craftsmen. ‘They particularly wanted to champion British artisans where possible, and invest in heirloom-quality pieces,’ explains Henry, citing as

steel frame, and upholstered dining chairs in joyous botanical fabrics by Josef Frank. Lampshades over the table in paper-thin plaster add an ethereal touch. What the owners particularly loved about Katie and Henry is that they ‘do detail’ and the attention to every finer point in this project is impressive. For example, the sateen wool curtains in the master bedroom feature delicate hand-embroidered borders of metallic threads, while in the drawing room, the acoustics are improved with fabric-battened walls. The children’s rooms feature clever details, from a striking freestanding headboard for a daughter who likes a boutique-hotel aesthetic, to micro mosaics made from ground-up TV screens for a tech-savvy son’s shower room. ‘The project took the best part of 20 months from the initial design to moving back in and by this point the children were young adults,’ says Katie. ‘We took care to anticipate this change

examples the exquisite antiqued mirror-glass panels in the drawing room made in Shropshire, as well as

with slightly more mature designs.’ It looks as if this house has been future-proofed for years to come. &

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INSIDER INSIGHT Interior designers Katie Glaister and Henry Miller-Robinson share their style tips

SECRET ADDRESS For beautiful antique lighting, Carlton Davidson Antiques on the King’s Road.

BIGGEST SUCCESS The transformation of the top floor from three average children’s bedrooms and one bathroom to a space that incorporates three teenager suites, plus storage.

GREATEST INDULGENCE The drawing room’s hand-smocked curtains in a custom designed fabric woven in Suffolk by Vero Fabrics.

GO-TO COLOUR Edward Bulmer’s Silver White paint.

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STUDY This first-floor space doubles as a guest room, with a KH Design Knowle sofa bed. The striking desk, also designed by Katie and Henry, was made in Colombia. Paint on shelves, Hague Blue, Farrow & Ball. Vintage textile cushions, Penny Worrall. Wiggle rug, Melissa Wyndham

BATHROOM The en suite to the study/guest room features a vanity unit with a Moroccan bowl and stone surround. The 1960s Italian shield mirror is flanked by vintage glass lights. Vanity unit in Broughton Moor stone, Burlington Stone


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MASTER BEDROOM A triptych and metalwork oak-leaf chandelier link this restful scheme with the view of the park from the window. Watercolour triptych, Flora Roberts. Customised Oak Tree chandelier, Cox London. Headboard in Periwinkle, Soie de Lune. Embroidered curtain panels, Victoria Bain


WEST MEETS EAST

Mixing Japanese sensibilities with a Scandinavian palette makes this cabin near Copenhagen both cool and calm WORDS PIP McCORMAC STYLING RIKKE GRAFF JUEL PHOTOGRAPHY ANITTA BEHRENDT/LIVING INSIDE

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ake a quick glance at Lisbeth Kamstrup’s home in a small town on the outskirts of Copenhagen and you’d be forgiven for thinking it was the epitome of Scandi cool. Surrounded by lakes and woodland, with all those blonde pine floorboards, the monochrome accents, those greys tinged with Danish blue… But in fact Lisbeth’s inspiration for the design comes not from the aesthetic of her

plot. Ready to move into it in 2010 – ‘I wouldn’t say it was finished then, as we still add to it all the time,’ Lisbeth smiles – it’s now also home to the couple’s three children, Ingrid, nine, Samuel, seven, and Astrid, five. Surrounded by a lush green garden, an exterior staircase leads to the front door, behind which lies the large open-plan kitchen and living room. An inner cube, lined by glass panels, the lower of which

homeland, but from somewhere much further away – yes, you guessed it (or perhaps you didn’t): Japan. Citing the starting point for this pared-back look

are frosted, takes up one corner, and forms Ingrid’s bedroom, a recent addition designed to give all the children their own rooms. ‘Things are constantly

as the Far East is not as far-fetched as you might imagine – as Lisbeth says, the styles of the Orient and her own country have many similarities. ‘In the Japanese design tradition they have a great penchant for good craftsmanship, simplicity and viability in the homes they create, very much like us here in the Nordic region,’ she says. It’s a cultural connection she

evolving as our needs change,’ says Lisbeth. ‘We really just wanted to create some frames around our life, where the food, conversation and family are the main focus.’ The plans for the house were simple – large spaces to gather in, serene nooks for quiet contemplation, a palette that encourages serenity. ‘The subtle colours are definitely an inspiration from

first noticed while on an extensive trip around Japan in 2008 with her husband Jesper, before her three children were born. ‘Some of the ideas I brought back with me included how good they are at keeping the inside a mystery while looking at the building from outside – there aren’t so many clues as to how the interior will be laid out if you’re standing on the street.’ It explains why her pine-clad house looks like a black box, with no indication of the layout behind the doors. ‘We did not really go to Japan with the purpose of being architecturally inspired, but I was so taken by the Japanese ability to both focus on detail and the whole that when we found the empty land here, I just knew I would design a house for us that was inspired by our trip.’ A designer who has worked with Vipp and Novo Nordisk, and the owner of Lillerød, a basket-making company, Lisbeth designed the four-bedroom,

Japan as well – it’s all about feeling nature close to you in both shades and materials,’ says Lisbeth. She is particularly fond of the bath, positioned under a skylight. ‘I can lie in it and look up at the sky.’ That sense of simplicity seeps into all of Lisbeth’s furniture choices, too, where pieces from Hay, lamps from Le Klint and tiles from Villeroy & Boch make for an understated collection of statement pieces. She effortlessly mixes Ikea with Arne Jacobsen, including anything in her home that fits with her vision. ‘I’m constantly considering whether the things around us add value to our lives, because if they don’t then they shouldn’t be there,’ says Lisbeth. ‘I’m looking for things that are durable and that I’ll want to keep for a long time. And if they are made with thought and love, then they make sense to me. I’m really inspired by many of the old furniture classics, but I also love it when old design traditions are reinterpreted. And

two-storey home from scratch, having the pieces

I love everything that’s unique and handmade.’ &

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LIVING AREA Behind the bench is Ingrid’s room – a glass cube that offers privacy within while also creating a cocooning nook in this open-plan space. Bench, Hay. Coffee table, prototype by Lisbeth

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KITCHEN The island was built from the same wood as the pine floors, and given a black wood oil coating. Walls in Washed Linen, Jotun. Wall lights, Le Klint. Tiles, Villeroy & Boch. Basket, LillerÂżd

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DINING AREA The low-backed chairs were chosen because they invite people to lean in, elbows on the table, with no hint of formality. Chairs, Sibast Furniture. Dining table, Hay. Pendant lights, Le Klint

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BATHROOM In this window-less room, Lisbeth has integrated the sky through a light shaft – an idea inspired by Japanese architecture. Sink and bath, Copenhagen Bath. Mirror, Novel Cabinet Makers. Wall light, Lampe Gras

INSIDER INSIGHT Lisbeth Kamstrup shares her style tips

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The base of the house was built on the spot and we had the rest of the house constructed by a company off-site – seeing that it all fitted when it arrived was the most rewarding thing.

Dora, a homeware shop in Copenhagen, always has bits and pieces that inspire me.

BIGGEST SUCCESS Having an open feeling but with corners to hide in. Plus, the way the light flows from the rooftop windows into the whole house.

GO-TO COLOUR I like to think about the hue, the way a blue tinge can change how I experience a grey.

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SMALL CHANGE, BIG IMPACT The glass room that we created for our daughter Ingrid. She can see the sun rising over the lake and loves the space.


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MASTERFUL REINVENTION One couple kept it in the family when they breathed new life into a North London property, turning three disparate apartments into a serene home. All it took was the expert eye of interior designer Marion Lichtig WORDS EMMA J PAGE PHOTOGRAPHY MICHAEL PAUL

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ENTRANCE HALL Several small rooms were knocked through to create this expansive space, anchored by a dramatic globe pendant and a generous round mirror. Large Original Globe light, Jamb. Console table and table lamp, M Charpentier Antiques. Rug, Rare Rugs


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t took more than a decade for Juliette Schneiderman and her husband, Marc, to find their perfect home – and it turned out that they were living in it all along. Their late-Victorian house has been through many iterations: the middle of its three storeys initially served as a self-contained home for the couple and their baby; then after the birth of a second child,

a utility and pantry are designed not to detract from the building’s handsome original features. ‘The day that the purchase completed, we couldn’t wait to remove the boarding from the staircase,’ says Juliette. ‘We discovered its original spindles perfectly intact and that was our cue when it came to the redesign.’ Accordingly, every room has been left to breathe: entrances were subtly heightened, while

they acquired the flat above, and finally, the ground floor became available just as a third arrived. ‘The evolution of this home was organic,’ says Juliette. ‘We

several doors are of the folding or pocket variety for an unobtrusive feel. ‘The idea was to create vistas from one room to the next,’ says Juliette.

didn’t intend it, but somehow we could never leave.’ The couple moved to this North London property in 2000, transforming the first-floor apartment with the help of Juliette’s mother, interior designer Marion Lichtig. It could accommodate their son, Noah, now 22, but once Lily, 18, was born, they knew it was time to spread their wings. Then fate intervened: the top

Throughout, simplicity is key, largely due to Marion’s passion for easy-on-the-eye interiors. ‘Just as I am a believer that one should wear a dress, rather than it wearing you, so I think that a room shouldn’t be overwhelmed by its contents,’ she reflects. Warm wood and off-whites, greys and soft pinks prevail, complemented by sleek lines and a

flat, owned by the couple’s beloved ground-floor neighbours, became available to buy, and so Juliette and Marc decided to stay put. Then their friends decided to relocate and sell their ground-floor flat, too. ‘We took the plunge and bought it,’ says Juliette. ‘The scale of the property suddenly felt daunting.’ Juliette’s aim was to create something cosy out of an expansive space. ‘Every room has grandeur, but we wanted a family feel,’ she says. Naturally, Marion came on board once again. ‘She has a great eye for detail,’ reflects Juliette, whose youngest child, Evie, 11, was born while the renovation was in full swing. ‘When I was indecisive, she shepherded me through.’ Marion hatched a plan to reinstate the original bones of the house, while introducing a softly contemporary feel. On the ground floor, a warren of rooms was knocked through to simplify the layout. A cohesive circular flow comprises family room,

sprinkling of antique pieces and tactile fabrics. The mother-daughter duo played to each other’s strengths. ‘I am quite practical and all about storage, while Marion has a wonderful eye for tonal hues,’ says Juliette. ‘She suggested black ironmongery, for example, which I would never have thought of.’ As the daughter of an interior designer-cumantiques dealer, it’s no surprise that Juliette’s home is peppered with pieces that bear the patina of age, including reupholstered French armchairs and vintage linen chests. And the thread of history running throughout is an apt one – after all, this renovation has revolved around family and friendship. ‘The couple we bought the flats from became godparents to two of our children and were so pleased to see it returned to one home,’ says Juliette. ‘Meanwhile, the design eye that underpins this project, courtesy of Marion, has made it truly a family affair.’ &

drawing room and study with the kitchen-diner at the heart of the space. Practical additions such as

Marion Lichtig, 07931 993110, marionlichtig.com.

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KITCHEN The kitchen was designed with longevity in mind. Elegant cabinetry featuring integrated handle pulls and open shelving creates an unfussy and welcoming feel. Kitchen cabinetry designed by Marion Lichtig. Old Factory pendant lights in Light Pewter, Industville, are similar

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DRAWING ROOM The delicate porcelain artwork is framed by the restored panelling, while the herringbone flooring adds warmth to the space. Porcelain artwork by ValĂŠria Nascimento. Walls in Quiet White, Paper and Paints


DINING AREA ‘I enjoy the relationship between rough and smooth textures,’ says Marion, who here has paired a sleek marble-topped table with a rustic antique cupboard. Fritz Hansen Series 7 chairs in White, The Conran Shop. Dining table (frame bleached by Marion to give it a lighter feel), Robert Gordon


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INSIDER INSIGHT Interior designer Marion Lichtig shares her style tips

SECRET ADDRESS The Cloth Shop in Portobello Road is a treasure trove for fabrics.

GO-TO COLOUR The blue-lilac in the master bedroom – it was originally mixed by a very dear artist friend of Juliette’s to complement the wisteria outside and we managed to copy it.

MOST SUCCESSFUL PART OF THE PROJECT Knocking through the small rooms to create one large space for the family room and kitchen, leading on to the drawing room. It is great for parties.

BIGGEST INDULGENCE Changing the height of the doors on the ground floor, which gives the hallway a grander sense of proportion.

SMALL CHANGE, BIG IMPACT Altering the flow of space and light.

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Tom Scheerer’s Bahaman holiday home showcases elegant tropical living WORDS JULIET BENNING PHOTOGRAPHY BJÖRN WALLANDER/OTTO

EXTERIOR Steps submerged under the water bring a continuity to the transition from terrace to pool. Crisp architectural lines are punctuated by tropical planting

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INSIDER INSIGHT Tom Scheerer shares his style tips

BIGGEST SUCCESS It suits the owner – it’s me!

SECRET ADDRESS Cove Landing, an antiques shop in New York that’s open by appointment.

BIGGEST INDULGENCE Definitely the swimming pool.

GO-TO COLOUR Seafoam and aqua, but always with brown and white.

SMALL CHANGE, BIG IMPACT Mid-construction a friend asked, ‘Where’s the swimming pool?’ Post-haste, I designed one.

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DINING ROOM The simple elegance of a vintage Eero Saarinen Tulip table is deliberately contrasted with rustic rattan chairs. Similar table, The Conran Shop. Chairs, Palecek. Vintage trophy horns, Sage Street Antiques. Hemp rug, The Company Store


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hen interior designer Tom Scheerer first visualised his Bahaman holiday home, he didn’t think its seclusion would last long. ‘It sits on a stretch of land that a friend of mine was developing, but since then the development has stopped, so now my place is practically all by itself with six miles of beach in either direction,’ he explains. Clearly relishing the property’s remoteness, Tom named the house ‘Zanzibar’, after the wild and windy island in Africa it reminded him of. Having owned two previous properties in the Bahamas, he wanted to move from the more built-up and bustling Harbour Island to the less populated Abaco Islands. The allure of the rugged North islands was also in part to avoid ever-encroaching building works. ‘In the Bahamas, there’s always a fear that someone might put a big hotel up in front of you or next door,’ he says. Tom and his partner, Michael Baldridge, enjoy sharing their home with friends, who come for lengthy stays. ‘The logistics of having guests can take a fair bit of planning as we’re so remote, but we’re lucky that our house manager has an organic farm and can provide us with incredible fruits and vegetables,’ says Tom. ‘There’s also a chicken farm nearby so we are treated to the only fresh chicken on the islands.’ He describes designing the house as ‘like putting together a puzzle’. ‘I was given a footprint of 5,000 square feet for the entire house, including all the terraces and the swimming pool,’ says Tom. ‘Because of this, everything is designed down to the last inch.’ The house follows a local vernacular style of original settlers that is rarely seen today in the region. ‘The original buildings were very tight coral stone cottages with wooden shutters and no overhangs,’ he says. The house, comprising six interlinked pavilions, also has some grander neoclassical elements such as the

four tall windows in the sitting room. Designed for eight people, four bedrooms are each separately contained from one another, while generous communal spaces, both indoor and out, are plentiful. When designing the interior, Tom was keenly aware of the tropical setting. ‘Everything I did in this house was for the sake of maintenance,’ he says. ‘I used one white paint inside and out, and only one brown wood stain.’ The rooms, with their clean and bright walls and furnishings of cane, rattan and woven hemp, have a charming, understated feel. Much of the furniture, including the wall cabinets of hardwearing pickled teak, Tom had made by The Raj Company in India. The laid-back interior lends itself perfectly to long, lazy days. Turquoise is the dominant accent colour, found in cushions scattered liberally on sofas and garden furniture. ‘The house is so breezy, much of it is like an outdoor room,’ he says, ‘and with the windows open all the time, I had to be careful about ensuring that all fabrics and artwork are weatherproof. Having lived in the Bahamas for 20 years, I know that nothing lasts, as the weather degrades it. It’s important that furniture and fabrics are durable as it’s expensive and difficult to get things shipped here. The outdoor tables have stone tops. Nothing is too shiny and there is no glass. There is no plastic and nothing is lacquered in paint.’ The couple avoid visiting the house during the hurricane season, from June to November, but should the house be hit by a storm, Tom is prepared: ‘We feel secure as the house can be battened down quickly and we’re protected by a big reef.’ Tom and Michael have now spent five winters at ‘Zanzibar’. Due to the halt in the development, the neighbours they envisaged never arrived. ‘My real estate investment might not quite be what I’d hoped, but it’s wonderful to have the place all to ourselves,’ he says. &

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DINING AREA This area next to the kitchen with its bamboo roof gets plenty of use during meals. Cane, rattan and linen are perfect materials for the informal holiday mood. Stacking chairs, Janus et Cie. Cushions covered in Sunbrella fabrics

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MASTER BEDROOM With most artwork not suited to the humid climate, Tom printed this moon image on resilient vinyl. The low bed and rattan side table create a relaxed, informal mood. Bed, Crate & Barrel

HALLWAY Woven hemp, wicker and shutters add to the tropical feel. ‘The antique garden table was made in England,’ Tom says of one of his favourite pieces. Vintage Thonet armchair, Lars Bolander

TOM’S OFFICE/ GUEST BEDROOM Tom had hanging units made, which allow for better use of floor space. The desk is the perfect height for views into the courtyard. Wall cabinets, The Raj Company

BATHROOM For a jaunty, playful statement, and to conceal the pipework beneath, Tom glued a grass skirt around the edge of the wall-hung basin. Sconce wall lamps, Restoration Hardware

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An aviary sits at the centre of the Upper Courtyard surrounded by Acer platanoides ‘Globosum’ and a chequerboard of setts, grass and blocks of planting, including clipped evergreens and teucrium


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OFF THE PAGE Robert and Anna Dalrymple’s formal garden in the Scottish countryside is a textbook example of using strong design to create year-round interest WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY CAROLE DRAKE

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In the Walled Garden, the lily pond is surrounded by a billowing willow hedge


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ike a well-designed book, the garden at Broadwoodside in East Lothian, 20 miles east of Edinburgh, is shaped with pleasing clarity. Stone margins frame the clipped panels of ivy that clad the walls like white paper around blocks of text on a page; pots are arranged with the careful precision of literary footnotes. When Robert and Anna Dalrymple bought the

and Japanese anemones is lit from below by terracotta pots filled with white daisies. As summers can be short and winters long and dark in Scotland, planting needs to work all year round so there are plenty of evergreens. The front door of the farmhouse is framed by symmetrical groups of pots planted with standard bay, sarcococca and Mahonia ‘Soft Caress’, while ferns are allowed to seed into the gravel at the base of the wall. A topiary

property in 1998 it was a collection of mostly derelict buildings set in a sea of mud. Now it is home to a renowned garden, the collaborative effort of three

walk leading west from the kitchen door features Portuguese laurel, yew, box, holly and pyracantha. The Walled Garden on the east side of the steading

people: Robert, a graphic designer, Anna and gardener Guy Donaldson, who has worked with the couple since 1999. Its layout was largely determined by the footprint of existing buildings and the long, relatively narrow piece of ground that they occupy. ‘The planting of this garden was simply an exercise in colouring in,’ says Robert.

has a formal pond fed by rainwater at its centre. Surrounding borders are devoted to growing vegetables, herbs and flowers for cutting. Carrots are grown in a big washing copper and the wooden gate is inset with three green-painted garden forks, a bold, graphic touch that is typical of this garden. In the wider garden there are avenues of

A pair of sheltered courtyards form the heart of the garden. The Upper Courtyard is divided into a chequerboard of 25 square beds with a central iroko pavilion used as an aviary. The squares are defined by granite setts and filled with cobbles, grass or standard Acer platanoides ‘Globosum’ underplanted with mostly green plants, including clipped box spheres, creeping ground-cover Pachysandra terminalis and grassy Ophiopogon bodinieri. Anna sees herself as the ‘chaotic influence’ in the garden. ‘I like to fill the structure with colour using lots of bulbs early in the year, and then annuals and perennials like cosmos and dahlias,’ she says. The Lower Courtyard is spacious and flowery, with quartered lawns, trained fruit trees and a large container in the middle brimful with deep-purple Salvia ‘Amistad’ ringed by Geranium Rozanne, both flowering well into autumn. Pots of bright blue

hornbeams, a small orchard, a mini arboretum, paddocks and woodland walks dotted with sculptures. From the damp South Garden, with its monumental washed-up tree trunk and portholes set teasingly into the lawn, there are views across wide arable fields to the Lammermuir Hills. Playful text features throughout: ‘Going to the dogs’ is inscribed on the gateposts leading to the dogs’ graveyard and the words ‘rose’, ‘bay’, ‘willow’ and ‘herb’ are carved into individual wooden roundels. There are many salvaged objects, too, including a finial from the old Holyrood Brewery in Edinburgh and flagstones from an Arbroath mill. It is a place of style and wit. Robert’s bold design, Anna’s eye for colour and Guy’s expertise have combined to make Broadwoodside a serious garden that refuses to take itself too seriously. &

agapanthus stand to attention in front of a wall surfaced with ivy, and a frothy border of eupatorium

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Lollipop-shaped Acer platanoides ‘Globosum’ stand in squares of planting, including clipped box and Pachysandra terminalis

GARDEN GUIDE ORIENTATION A long, narrow plot running east to west divided into smaller areas that face in all directions.

SOIL TYPE Heavy clay. SPECIAL FEATURES

Enclosed courtyards, a walled garden, topiary, clipped wall plants, sculpture and text.

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“WE ENJOY SHARING THIS GARDEN WITH OTHER PEOPLE. WE HAD A FIVE-YEAR-OLD HERE RECENTLY WHO LOVED IT SO MUCH THAT THEY DIDN’ T WANT TO LEAVE” ANNA DALRYMPLE, garden owner


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The formal pond has been treated with black pond dye to enhance its reflective quality

The path leading to a red-painted gate passes evergreens, including yew, holly and pyracantha

Symmetrical mown paths criss-cross through the grass in the orchard at Broadwoodside


ELEVATED THINKING When Sara Jane Rothwell was invited to rework a garden with stunning views, she used her talent to take it to another level WORDS JODIE JONES PHOTOGRAPHY MARIANNE MAJERUS

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The dining terrace behind the house was resurfaced with pale stone slabs and Ipe wood decking to provide a visual link with the water feature on the new deck at the far end of the garden

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aving a change of level in your garden can be a good thing,

onto the dining terrace by the house. Here, the same Ipe wood decking used on the new platform is set

breaking up the space and adding a certain dynamism. But you can have too much of a good thing. Garden designer Sara Jane Rothwell has made dealing with awkward topography a speciality of hers, but even she was slightly taken aback on her first visit to this north London plot. ‘In most respects it was a standard city garden

between pale-grey sandstone slabs, while a large planter of elegant Amelanchier lamarckii beside the house blurs the line between inside and out. ‘The clients love their view over the beautiful neighbouring roofs,’ says Sara Jane, ‘so I was asked to keep the planting low.’ In practice, this meant that Sara had to restrict her plant palette to those cultivars that reach no more than 70cm in height. ‘It was no

and actually a good size for the capital, but towards the end boundary it just shot away downhill,’ says Sara Jane. In fact, her clients’ children used to sledge

great hardship,’ she says. ‘They wanted a planting scheme to evoke the English country house gardens they love to visit, in a palette of soft mauves, pinks

down the slope in winter when they were small. But those children are now away at university and the clients decided to improve, rather than move away from, their much-loved family home. ‘The house had a new conservatory and an amazing window the full height of the house, giving stunning views over the garden and the city beyond,’ says

and greys, so we went with masses of Agastache ‘Blackadder’, Geranium Rozanne, ornamental grasses and frothy Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican fleabane). The overall effect is calm, elegant and highly conducive to entertaining. These days, when the children come home to visit, they are still drawn to the end of the garden, but

Sara Jane. ‘Outside, there was a good-size dining terrace and lots of lawn, but the clients wanted more flowers and an extra seating area at the sloping end.’ Sara Jane’s master stroke was to come up with the concept of a cantilevered platform over the slope, creating a level area where they could enjoy the view. This was finished in smart pale Ipe wood decking, with space for a barbecue, some temptingly squashy sofas and a low coffee table, all framed by a yew hedge to conceal the slope underneath, which is now covered in wildflower turf. ‘The entire footprint of the deck is gained space,’ says Sara Jane. ‘And we kept the old steps down on one side, so the clients could access a garden shed tucked away out of sight at the very bottom of the garden.’ The clients had also asked for the sound of moving water, so the new deck was an ideal place to put a recirculating water bowl, aligned with the house. To

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link the garden and house, visually and physically, Sara Jane set 2m-wide stepping stones into the lawn to lead back to the broad, shallow steps that go down

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(This picture) Large urns from the French pottery Terre d’Albines sit beyond purple spires of Agastache ‘Blackadder’ (Left) A stepping-stone path draws the eye to the new deck, elevated above a steep and unusable slope

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GARDEN GUIDE ORIENTATION South-west facing.

SOIL TYPE Loam soil,

improved with mulch.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Cantilevered deck at the rear of the garden to take advantage of the exceptional city views.

GARDEN DESIGN

Sara Jane Rothwell, 020 8348 9514, londongardendesigner.com.

(Clockwise, from top left) Erigeron karvinskianus ‘Profusion’ (Mexican fleabane); Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’; pleached cotoneaster forms a screen along a boundary fence; Gaura lindheimeri ‘Whirling Butterflies’; Geranium Rozanne; Centranthus ruber ‘Albus’ (white valerian); low yew hedges conceal the retaining wall that divides the dining terrace from the rest of the garden

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COLOUR OF THE MONTH INTERIORS EDITOR EMMA THOMAS CHOOSES CROWN’S BANDSTAND

This soft green is one of many muted heritage shades in Crown’s Period Collection, reflecting a move away from bolder traditional colours. Fresh, uplifting and lightenhancing, it lends elegance and calm to a living space. Wall in Bandstand flat matt emulsion, £21.50 for 2.5L, Period Collection, Crown

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FROM SLENDER FITTED UNITS TO SPACIOUS ROOMS, THESE PANTRY IDEAS ALL HAVE A LONG AND STYLISH SHELF LIFE

PURE AND SIMPLE Brilliant white walls and cabinetry enliven this country-style kitchen, softened by the muted grey wash on the wooden beam. To keep a kitchen as pared-back and clutter-free as this, separate storage in the form of a walk-in pantry relieves the need for shelves or wall-hung cupboards. Notice the planked back wall – this subtle decorative change marks out the more functional use of this area, but painted in the same shade as the walls it fits seamlessly into the room’s design. Leaving the entrance open requires some discipline – the shelves on show are for visually pleasing items or ingredients decanted into Kilner jars, while less attractive appliances and packaging can be tucked around the corner.

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CUPBOA RD LOV E


DESIGN

IN THE GROOVE Ensure that nothing gets lost or hard to reach at the back of a larder by dispensing with fixed shelves. The generous levels in this tower-storage design by Roundhouse pull out on runners (designed to take up to 65kg in weight) for easy accessibility, then slide neatly in behind closed doors when not in use. The pull-out drawers are spacious enough for the largest cereal or pasta packets and the clear glass sides make every corner visible. The top two levels are fixed shelving and are roomy enough to hold appliances such as toasters and blenders. The units in this sleek kitchen are taken up to the ceiling to maximise storage, and this design choice also means there are no tops of units to dust. →

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PHOTOGRAPHS (FRAME WORK) ERIC ROVER; (DEEP SPACE) ADAM CARTER; (IN THE AIR) FRANCIS DZIKOWSKI; (SMOKE SCREEN) 82MM PHOTOGRAPHY

FRAMEWORK

If the only suitable space for a pantry incorporates a window, take a leaf from architects Butler Armsden’s design (top left). A steel box sash with obscured glass was built to provide extra shelving while allowing light to pour in.

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ZONE OUT

Use smart design details to help delineate a walk-in pantry. In this scheme by Martin Moore (top right), marble steps separate the storage and utility area and define it as a cooler (in temperature) zone from the rest of the kitchen.

DEEP SPACE

Maximise capacity in a small room. This larder, in the Limehouse kitchen by Neptune in a Sims Hilditch project (above left), has a deep central cupboard, shelves on the door and a pull-out rack that is very useful for everyday items.

IN THE AIR

Where it’s not possible to position the pantry on an outside wall, an airbrick or a hinged fanlight (above) and fully tiled walls can help maintain the right temperature, which needs to be a few degrees cooler than the main kitchen.


DESIGN

SMOKE SCREEN In contemporary kitchens, the pantry can be a stunning design feature – the opposite of Victorian-era pantries that were very much ‘below stairs’. This unit by Jamie Blake of Blakes London is clad on three sides in heavily veined paonazzo marble, with its golden hues picked up in the sleek brass fittings, while smoked glass doors and open shelves give added luxury. Above the traditional enclosed storage cabinets, this luxurious space showcases fine malt whiskies and beautiful glassware and includes a coffee station with a plumbed-in espresso machine. Bear in mind that while this style of pantry creates a strong visual impact, it requires careful curating of objects and meticulous attention to tidying. →

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PHOTOGRAPHS (GLAZED OVER) DARREN CHUNG; (TALL STORY) NICK YARSLEY; (SLIDE AWAY) PAUL MASSEY/TI-MEDIACONTENT.COM

GLAZED OVER Traditional butler’s pantries in grand country houses tend to be largely glazed, as they are often enclosed and in the basement, and the glass allows as much natural light as possible in. In this scheme by Kitchen Architecture, the concept has been moved upstairs and given a modern makeover with a design that features black Crittall-style glazing bars and takes full advantage of the generous ceiling height. Sticking to open shelves keeps everything visible and easier to reach, but to allow for a little low-level clutter, start the glazing a metre or more above the floor. Beautiful details such as hanging rails in a bronze aluminium finish are a further departure from the pantry’s origin as a purely functional, out-of-sight space.

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“OUR EVER-BUSIER LIVES AND GROWING PASSION FOR COOKING AND ENTERTAINING ON A LARGE SCALE MEAN IT IS CRUCIAL TO HAVE A PLACE TO STORE ALL THE NECESSARY INGREDIENTS, SPICES AND KITCHENWARE” RICHARD MOORE, design director, Martin Moore, martinmoore.com

TALL STORY

Make the most of a high ceiling by running shelves all the way up – the lower ones can house ingredients needed every day while the upper levels can be used to store crockery, cookbooks and items used only a few times a year. In

this design by Woodstock Furniture (top), an elegant walnut library-style ladder is hooked onto a stainlesssteel track to allow easy access to the top.

BOLDLY GO

If you love strong colours, an enclosed pantry offers

the perfect opportunity to be adventurous without overwhelming a scheme. The deep pink in this room (above left) is Rangwali by Farrow & Ball, sharply contrasted with black. Carry the colour up the walls and over the ceiling for a dramatic effect.

SLIDE AWAY

A pocket door (above) is a neat solution in a small space, as it disappears into the wall instead of intruding into the room when open. It can also slide shut for entertaining – especially important in an eat-in kitchen. →

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BOX CLEVER

A generous cupboard can be compartmentalised with boxes on sliding tracks, as shown in this Mark Wilkinson Furniture design (top left). It means that items are squared away yet accessible even when at the back.

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FINE FORM

A pantry design need not be strictly practical. These cabinets by McCarron and Company (top right) mix glazed and open units with tongue-and-groove panels and black honed granite surfaces, bringing elegance to this utilitarian space.

INTO THE BLUE

With door insides painted to match the kitchen’s blue accents (above left), this pantry feels like part of the space when open – particularly clever, as the Day True design has a sink and boiling water tap and doubles as a drinks station.

MAIN FEATURE

In the heart of the home, a pantry cupboard must be visually attractive as well as robust, says Tom Howley. His design (above) includes solid drawer boxes and a wipeable stone surface, essential for a hardworking piece of furniture.


DESIGN

INSIDER INSIGHT TOP TIPS FOR PLANNING A PANTRY ON TREND Old-fashioned pantries are enjoying a resurgence in popularity ‘as we realise how useful storage furniture really is’, says Tom Howley, founder of his bespoke kitchen brand. ‘Designs can offer a huge capacity, roughly equal to six wall cabinets, so food items are all located in one convenient area.’ While some attribute the increased interest to the revival of homebaking, and others feel the trend away from wall-hung cupboards has made pantries more necessary, Andy Barette of McCarron and Company believes they are also something of a status symbol. ‘They certainly have their place and can free up the main kitchen for everything else, rather than storage. It’s a trend that I can’t see dying off,’ he says.

DESIGN To maximise efficiency, make sure every functional element is detailed at the earliest stage. In a walk-in pantry, a classic configuration includes low-level drawers that can be reached without bending and baskets on tracks to store foods such as potatoes

FEATURE ARABELLA YOUENS PHOTOGRAPHS (BOX CLEVER) ALEX JAMES; (FINE FORM) NICK SMITH; (INTO THE BLUE) GARY SUMMER/SMD

and onions in semi-darkness. A cool stone shelf adds another dimension while helping to keep the temperature down, and provides a place to store cheeses or cold meats. Sturdy oak shelving is a good option to hold the weight of jars and tins. ‘The key to a handy pantry is to be able to walk in, take a look and quickly grab what you need,’ says John Sims-Hilditch of Neptune. ‘Consider running shelves up to the ceiling and have plenty of drawers under worksurfaces for easy access to the items you use most.’

TIGHT SPACES For a walk-in pantry, you will

enough room to turn. ‘Using slatted shelves will give a lighter look and an airier feel, and will also help to make the room look larger,’ says Andy Barette. ‘If you are really tight on space, I would suggest going for a 60cm-wide, 58cm-deep larder unit,’ says Amy Stoddart of Day True. ‘This is essentially half a standard size but will still provide space for pan drawers, shelving units and a door rack for storing spices and cooking oils.’

DECORATE ‘Storage areas such as walk-in pantries are ideal for being a bit experimental with colour,’ says Charlotte Cosby of Farrow & Ball. ‘Often overlooked or untouched, pantries and cupboards can resemble jewel boxes when painted in beautiful bright hues.’ In a large walk-in pantry, choose furniture from the same collection as the kitchen for an elegant, unified scheme, advises Richard Moore of Martin Moore. ‘Also use plenty of natural materials such as walnut and marble, or try black steel or aluminium shelving systems for a more contemporary take.’ &

“WE ARE SEEING A MOVE TOWARDS THE BAKING PANTRY OR PREP KITCHEN – SO AS WELL AS STORAGE, YOU HAVE SPACE FOR APPLIANCES AND A SINK” PETER HUMPHREY, founder and design director, Humphrey Munson, humphreymunson.co.uk

need at least 80cm square of floor area to have

THE SOURCEBOOK: WHERE TO GO FOR PANTRIES WREN KITCHENS With dozens of showrooms across the UK, this designer and manufacturer offers plenty of storage solutions, from fitted and freestanding units to walk-in larders, wrenkitchens.com.

SMALLBONE OF DEVIZES The furniture maker that pioneered designer country kitchens in the Eighties offers beautifully crafted larder cupboards and pantries in classic and contemporary styles, smallbone.co.uk.

CHAMBER FURNITURE Experts in hardwood kitchens, this Kent-based company has more than 20 years of experience in designing fitted and walkin pantries and larders, chamberfurniture.co.uk.

HARVEY JONES Choose from larder options in a range of widths and internal configurations that include spice racks and pullout shelves, all of which can be painted in any colour or finish, harveyjones.com.

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TELL ME MORE... WHAT’S HAPPENING? A hands-on discovery of all things wallpaper with art historian Joanna Banham and the H&G editorial team.

TELL ME MORE... We have collaborated with the V&A to take you behind the scenes for an afternoon at this museum. First you’ll enjoy a fascinating lecture by Joanna Banham exploring the history of wallpaper since 1909. Then you’ll have the opportunity to view archive wallpaper examples from the V&A Collections. The session will conclude with the H&G team sharing styling advice on how to incorporate these classics into contemporary room schemes and you’ll also have the chance to put together your own mood board.

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WILD AT HEART

DISCOVER BEAUTIFUL PLANTING AND STYLISH ACCESSORIES TO HELP ATTRACT INSECTS, BIRDS AND OTHER WILDLIFE INTO YOUR GARDEN

1. FEATHERED FRIENDS

Place a nesting box 2-4m high on a wall or tree, facing north or east and preferably in the shade. Here, the box in the centre (from The Posh Shed Company) has a 25mm door, so is perfect for blue tits. It also has a detachable roof for cleaning in autumn.

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2. NESTING INSTINCT

Traditional brick or timber-built dovecotes can be found in the gardens of many historic country houses, but we can also offer birds a home in our smaller 21st-century plots. Look out for an attractive titcote, set on a pole with individual nesting boxes, and also feeding tables to attract smaller birds into your garden.

3. MAKE A SPLASH

Garden birds need fresh water to drink and to bathe in to clean their feathers. And, with a birdbath in your garden, you can enjoy watching them. This sculptural piece by maker Sarah Walton is a shallow frostproof ceramic bowl sitting on a tall charredoak base and was inspired by seeing birds splashing in puddles. →

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Planting a meadow in your garden is a lovely way to provide food for bees and butterflies. This traditional native mix of grasses and perennials, such as ox-eye daisies, was created by designer Jane Brockbank. ‘It attracts a huge range of pollinators and other insects, which draws in birds, bats and hedgehogs,’ she says.

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5. GET THE BUZZ

This good-looking oak beehive was made by Rune Furniture for garden designer Adam Frost. It is reminiscent of traditional straw hives called skeps and would make a wonderful focal point in your garden. If you are interested in keeping honeybees, look up your local branch of The British Beekeepers Association at bbka.org.uk.

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Charlotte Murrell created her Wild in the City garden for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to show that even small plots can include habitats for wildlife, like this insect box. Solitary species, such as red mason and leafcutter bees, will nest in the sticks while other insects will enjoy the roof. Place close to nectar-rich plants like buddleja. &

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DREA M LIVING ROOM DESIGNER REBECCA LEIVARS DESCRIBES THE UNDERSTATED GLAMOUR OF THIS BEAUTIFULLY PROPORTIONED SPACE

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DE SIGN Elegance, timelessness and a nod Nika Zupanc Stardust sofa, £7,510 plus 8m of fabric; Jaime Hayon Tambor coffee table, £5,795, both Sé Collections. Malay armchairs, €2,670 each, Brabbu. Sofa in Adamo & Eva 172 Acier; chairs in Adamo & Eva 140 Lago, both £122m, Dedar. Window seat back in Indie Wood, £150m, Timorous Beasties. Mirrors, £2,455 each, Rough Old Glass. Luca chandelier, from £4,920, Fiona McDonald. Vancouver rug, 170 x240cm, from £965, Woven. Walls in Pavilion Gray estate emulsion, £46.50 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball

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We loved working for this client; she was very open to new ideas. The brief was that the room needed to be elegant and timeless but with a modern edge, and she wanted to avoid high-street pieces. I think I must have explored every chandelier invented until I saw this incredible piece. It was ‘the one’.

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A SOFT PALETTE of blues, greens and pinks, which was a nod to the Royal Botanic Gardens nearby, works well with the subtle grey and teal hues throughout the house. We painted the ceiling the same grey as the walls for a sense of intimacy, while crisp white cornicing offers subtle definition. A strong pattern on the window seat adds depth to the muted colours.

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FEATURE RACHEL LEEDHAM PHOTOGRAPH NICK SMITH

fireplace to balance the room, with a pair of striking mirrors in the alcoves above. 5.

TO EVOKE A SALON FEEL, I chose a gently curved sofa and chairs, and a circular marble table to encourage conversation. The antiqued mirrors add to the glamour and elegance, as does the chandelier centred over the table. The artwork was found by my client; it brings another layer of texture to the scheme and it was lovely for her to add her mark to the space. ■

Rebecca Leivars, 07929 934511, leivars.com

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DREAM KITCHEN AN IMAGINATIVE COMBINATION OF MATERIALS AND FEATURES HAS RESULTED IN A STRIKING AND FUNCTIONAL ROOM

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DESIGNER Cat Dal, Cat Dal Interiors, 020 7485 4646, catdalinteriors.com. THE PROPERTY A four-bedroom Fifties terraced mews house in west London. DESIGN BRIEF To create a warm and functional family kitchen using natural materials and playful touches. DIMENSIONS 8x6m (in open-plan space)

L AYOUT This room is on the first floor of a four-storey mews. ‘We gutted the property and rearranged the layout, creating space for this open-plan kitchen and living area,’ says Cat. ‘The

“CONTRASTS BRING A SENSE OF DEPTH – WARM WOOD AND VEINED MARBLE BLEND WITH PAINT

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and had them painted in Pigeon by Farrow & Ball to tone with the mint green flooring. Small appliances are concealed behind sliding doors, while bespoke walnut drawers house oils and spices as well as tableware.

APPLIANCES Designed for both family living and entertaining, the kitchen has two integrated, ultra-quiet dishwashers, a steam oven and a combination oven. There is also a warming drawer and two fridges. ‘I suggested the clients attend a lunch hosted by Miele, where they could see and test the appliances in a domestic setting,’ says Cat.

SURFACES Gentle greys complement the units and floor tiles. ‘A Corian worktop is combined with bevelled marble wall tiles for a contemporary, textured look,’ says Cat, while brass handles and shelf brackets lift the scheme and add soft industrial elements. ‘We also

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brought the wall tiles up to the level of the extractor for a generous feel.’

FLOORING ‘The clients wanted tiles in the kitchen and wooden planks in the living room, so I explored unique, playful ways to combine them,’ says Cat. The result is a creative juxtaposition of hexagonal tiles laid to ‘bleed’ into long, wide oak planks. ‘Well sealed, cement tiles are better suited in the kitchen to protect from spills, while the wooden flooring flows naturally into the sitting area.’

STYLING For this vibrant space, Cat introduced a subtle vintage-industrial style that would encourage diners to linger. Globe pendants make a bold statement, while aged brass elements soften the look. The curved chairs break up the scheme’s long lines, while tying in with the hues of the dusky pink sofas, green curtains navy swivel chairs in the living area.

WHERE TO BUY CABINETRY Joinery, Farnham Furnishers; painted in Pigeon modern emulsion, £46.50 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball APPLIANCES Steam oven, £5,499; oven, £3,049; warming drawer, £909; induction hob, £1,549; extractor, £1,994; fridge freezers, from £1,880; dishwasher, £1,099, all Miele SINKS & TAPS Subline Silgranit sinks in White, from £390 each, Blanco. Celsius Arc boiling water hot and cold tap, £1,999; and sparkling, chilled and filtered tap, £2,349, both Zip SURFACES Bridgehampton Marble wall tiles, £115.05sq m, Fired Earth. Dandelion floor tiles, £132sq m, Marrakech Design. Engineered wood oak flooring, £74sq m, Havwoods ACCESSORIES Hicks pendant lights, from £610 each, LuxDeco. Rough table top, €2,999; iron legs set, €649, both Norr11. Beetle chairs, £258 each, Gubi at Made in Design

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priority was to accommodate a threemetre dining table, plus plenty of storage.’ A long counter across the width of the room allowed ample space for the remaining living area.


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2. SMART LAYERS

A convertible design allows for a kitchen area to become a dining space. Here, a fossil laminate pull-out table contrasts with a Dekton worktop. Bespoke TM Italia Concept K6 kitchen, from £40,000, Hub Kitchens.

3. MODERN TAKE

Adding subtle accents is a good way to mix up texture in a classic kitchen. Finishes like an extractor wrapped in copper and exposed brick bring a surprising twist. The Original Kitchen, from £18,000, Harvey Jones.

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Try blending a rustic wood finish with a contemporary floor treatment. Woodgrain patterned porcelain tiles laid in varying degrees of colour make a striking statement. Technicolor tiles, £137sq m, Domus.

FEATURE EMMA J PAGE PHOTOGRAPHS (ROUNDHOUSE) NICK KANE; (HUB KITCHENS) JAKE FITZJONES PHOTOGRAPHY LTD

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1. Mixare Mixed Hexagon in Ivory Sand, H21.6xW25xD0.8cm, £180sq m, Ann Sacks 2. Try Angle Line in Kelly/White, H20xW23xD1.6cm, £130.05sq m, clé 3. Casablanca Mono Hexagon Decor 1, H24.6xW21.6xD0.9cm, £40.80sq m, Mandarin Stone 4. Cevica Good Vibes, H14xW16xD0.8cm, £54.97sq m, part of seven patterns, Tiles Direct 5. Lily Pad in Bubblegum, H20xW23xD0.8cm, £2.30 per tile, Ca’ Pietra 6. Contour Shadow, H33xW28.5xD0.9cm, £32.95sq m, Walls and Floors 7. Zeta in Off Black, H23xW23x1.5cm, £135sq m, London Encaustic x Anna Hayman Designs 8. Rose Eugenie, H23xW20xD1.5cm, £6.20 a tile, Bert & May 9. Paths in Eucalyptus/Charcoal, H20xW23xD1.2cm, £124sq m, Marrakech Design

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DREA M BATHROOM BALANCED PROPORTIONS AND NATURAL MATERIALS IN NEUTRAL TONES INSTIL A SPA-LIKE CALMNESS IN THIS SPACIOUS EN SUITE FIT TINGS Any large-scale room requires fittings to match, and Porter Bathroom’s Clyde marble slab bath is certainly imposing. A double-ended inset bath, encased in Leige Grey marble, the edges were tightly mitred at 90 degrees to form a monolithic piece

‘We started with the bath,’ recalls Roy. ‘The space naturally called out for

that looks like it is carved from a single slab. ‘A bath like this demands space and fortunately we had it here,’ says Roy, ‘but we still had to work hard to find the perfect spot to make it sing, without letting it completely take over.’ Out of shot, and measuring

it to take centre stage. Placing the vanity units on either side created the perfect trio, with each piece given enough space to make a calm but powerful statement as you enter the room.’ While sloping ceilings can

an impressive 2x1.6m, the walk-in steam shower can accommodate two people, but frameless glazing of the enclosure ensures it doesn’t appear too large. ‘We had the space to go big, but it was important that it doesn’t

often hinder an interior, here they are high enough not to cause an obstruction or make the room feel crowded. Instead, the symmetrical lines have a framing effect on the window and bath below.

feel out of place or dominating,’ says Lisa. Inside the shower, Barbara Barry’s Art Deco-inspired controls bring extra glamour, along with a built-in seat for comfort and storage niches to keep toiletries close to hand.

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Leige Grey marble was selected for its natural softness. ‘It is without doubt the most neutral but interesting grey marble there is,’ says Lisa. ‘Together with the limed-oak finish on the vanity units, it is the perfect choice in a home that’s focused on natural finishes and restraint. When you walk into the room, you can almost feel life’s stresses lift off of your shoulders.’ The brassware is in polished nickel,

The vanity units were upscaled to match the room’s grand proportions. Beneath them, the limed-oak drawers provide texture and warmth, while the slab-style marble top section looks luxuriously chunky. Above, a mirrored cabinet, with eye-level lighting on either side, takes care of smaller toiletries and toothbrushes and creates a pleasingly symmetrical design. ‘Above all, the owners wanted

which feels crisper than a warm finish like aged brass or copper.

a bathroom with space around each fitting to relax and breathe,’ says Lisa.

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WHERE TO BUY FITTINGS Clyde single vanity units with limed-oak storage, polished nickel frames and marble tops, £6,800 each; Clyde marble slab bath in Leige Grey honed marble, £5,200; bespoke steam shower and frameless enclosure (out of shot), around £10,000; Pelham basin wall three-hole taps in polished nickel, £366 each, all Porter Bathroom. Wall-mounted basin mixers, £1,878 each; freestanding bath mixer with handshower, £2,420.46; Tuxedo by Barbara Barry shower thermostatic trim with Classic handle, £2,108.30; Tuxedo by Barbara Barry shower volume control trim with Streamline handle, £643.53; Tuxedo by Barbara Barry handshower, £1,676; Air Induction small traditional raindome shower with wall-mounted arm, £1,118.99, all Kallista at West One Bathrooms SURFACES Leige Grey honed-marble tiles, 61x61cm, £138sq m, Porter Bathroom. Walls in Strong White modern emulsion, £46.50 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball ACCESSORIES Hayden frosted-glass wall lights in polished nickel, £510 each; Everdon large mirrored cabinets, £634 each, all Porter Bathroom

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DESIGNERS Lisa and Roy Persse, Porter Bathroom, 020 3355 1817, porterbathroom.com. THE PROPERTY A five-bedroom new-build home in California. DESIGN BRIEF To maximise the unusually generous, sun-filled proportions of this master bedroom’s en suite and make a connection with nature – the area is famed for its redwood trees.The overall look was to be led by the rest of the house’s pared-back, Belgium-inspired architecture. DIMENSIONS 6x3.3m


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fabrics arriving from the Indian Empire and the exhibition wall mounts reflect this, painted in a variety of Farrow & Ball shades from delicate Calluna to India Yellow and Stiffkey Blue. Which, freeingly, means any hue you fancy ought to fit with your home. As a guide, greener tints do well in rural settings, picking up the freshness of their surroundings beautifully – Farrow & Ball’s House White has a slightly citrus

delighted to see how much colour characterised her life. She may be associated with the black she wore in her many years of mourning but, as the show’s partner Farrow & Ball is quick to point out, hers was a time of

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bound or taped around the edges to use as a rug, but can’t find anyone who can do this. Suggestions?

featuring the Superfront kitchen. Do you know where I could buy this type of chair?

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but a terrible waste when they end up forgotten in the loft. So, in a bid to save this sisal from a fate worse

a homely dose of contrast to the glossy white lacquer cupboard fronts. The chairs themselves are

don’t seem to have caught up. I think you have two options. You could buy or have made a headboard wider than the bed, with its own storage – take a look at Tikamoon’s Urbain in teak, £559, which comes with adjustable

than dust, I think you should acquire some binding tape for a spot of DIY. Ace Carpet Edging sells a variety by the metre online, in cotton, linen mix and herringbone, from £7.99m, in many colours and patterns, all of

by Thonet and are the sadly discontinued No 36, originally made in the 1900s. A quick search online reveals that they are sometimes available on eBay or Pamono – try setting alerts and crossing your fingers and I

shelves. If you’re after something more traditional, where built-in shelves won’t work, then you need to look at the problem another way. Sideways, in fact. The easiest option is to buy a narrow end table and run it parallel to the bed. Oka’s Gustavian table has a second shelf. It’s as if it was made for the job.

which are relatively easy to attach by hand. Alternatively, if you’d rather outsource (and I can’t say I blame you) – in your longer letter you say you’ll travel 200 miles for this, implying your keenness for help – then Castle Carpets in Wallasey on Merseyside comes very highly recommended.

wish you good luck. Otherwise, alternative Thonet chairs are still in production, such as the beautiful 214, sold in stores such as Aram, £632. It doesn’t have the same artful curls, admittedly, but it was first made in 1859 and has become a classic piece of furniture in its own right. &

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Gustavian wooden sofa side table in silver birch, £195, Oka

Recently I had some sisal flooring installed and there is a significant offcut measuring 5m by 2m. I would like to have this

When I was reading your page in the June issue, I noticed some lovely kitchen chairs used by the stylist for the picture

214 chair in beechwood, £632, Aram

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Design moment 1980 -1989

C o n t i nu i n g h e r d e s i g n s e r i e s , C e l i a R u f e y f i n d s o u t h o w E m m a B r i d ge w a t e r br o u g ht k i t c he n - d r e s s e r a p p e a l t o t he p o t t e r ie s

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1987 Britain’s first Ikea store opened in Warrington. The company’s aim was ‘to bring good design to all’. Enthusiasm for its products also embraced an ongoing relationship with flatpack. ■

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1989 A fragment of 18th-century Venetian flatweave inspired Roger Oates to adapt shuttle-looms to weave similar narrow-width runners as an alternative to fitted carpet on stairs. ■

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SEAFOOD SIREN

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Secret Address?

Interior that inspires?

Retrouvius in Kensal Green. It’s an architectural salvage and reclamation warehouse – an Aladdin’s cave of Art Deco light fittings, mid-20th-century furniture and industrial ephemera. I often come away with a taxi full of objects I didn’t know I needed until precisely 45 minutes before.

I’ve always admired Hazlitt’s on Frith Street. The Georgian features seem barely touched in 300 years but this is as much art as it is accident, the architect having worked sympathetically with the 1718 townhouse.

Favourite London building? Senate House on Malet Street is Charles Holden’s masterpiece and gets more gorgeous with each passing year. The interiors are just as impressive as the Portland stone, pyramid-like exterior. I spent many long hours there as a postgrad at UCL in the late Nineties. It’s an architectural icon.

Culinary spiritual home?

Favourite autumn hangout? When the days get that orange crepuscular glow, I love the walk from Blackheath Village to Greenwich Observatory. The reward at the end is the view of the Thames snaking east and west and every landmark in the city and the West End looking so clear and so close.

The shops you wouldn’t be without? Lina Stores on Brewer Street for pasta and Italian dry goods; Margaret Howell on Wigmore Street for shirts and jumpers; Choosing Keeping on Tower Street for Blackwing 602 pencils and other stationery.

When Richard Beatty and I were plotting ideas for our first Polpo restaurant, we’d break at 4pm for tea and a slice of Dijon mustard tart at Maison Bertaux on Greek Street. We would chat with Michele and Tania, the sisters behind the counter, and

St John Restaurant in Smithfield has been a constant in my adult culinary life. I’d choose

hear all the latest Soho gossip. We still meet there regularly. And I have the Dijon slice.

a rather modest supper of devilled kidneys and a negroni. That would be all I need.

Last supper?

TOP, FROM LEFT The bakery at St John Restaurant in Smithfield; a selection of salvaged and reclaimed offerings at Retrouvius; the magnificent Art Deco Senate House in Bloomsbury

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