Homes and Antiques Magazine - - NEWS -

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.


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