TIME FOR ADVENTURE
One of the many pleasures of working on Homes & Antiques is that every month there is a new wealth of subjects to explore and share with you. Inspired by the current trend for global, eclectic interiors that appear to contain exotic treasures picked up on far-flung travels, we’ve focused our cover story on the original tribal art that set the mood. In doing so, we discovered beautifully simple pieces, handcrafted with skill and soul – something of a metaphor for the intrinsic values of so many prized antiques throughout history from across the globe. These values also make mixing early artefacts with new artisanal designs deceptively simple – see how on page 38.
This issue also celebrates eclectic style by bringing you a host of ideas from the UK and beyond: explore a 13th- century French chateau (p74) and a 600-year-old coastal cottage in Cornwall (p58) for decorating inspiration, then learn about the heyday of ceramics in the 18th century, triggered by the Grand Tourists. If you’re planning a city break to shop for your own finds, consider our guide to Berlin (p134). Whether you’ll be travelling or trawling the UK for your next find, we hope you’ll feel inspired to embrace the spirit of adventure.
SAMANTHA SCOTT- JEFFRIES