At a re­cent event I lis­tened to in­dus­try ex­perts dis­cuss the in­flu­ence of global style on home in­te­ri­ors.

Homes & Gardens - - FOCUS - DEB­O­RAH BARKER, ed­i­tor-in-chief

Bri­tain has al­ways ab­sorbed ideas from di≠er­ent coun­tries into its in­te­rior de­signs, mix­ing a di­verse range of looks to fabulous e≠ect. We have brought this ap­proach to our dec­o­rat­ing story on page 65, which show­cases artisan fab­rics and fur­ni­ture that take their cues from East­ern, African and South Amer­i­can de­sign. While the end re­sults are lively and eclec­tic, they are never sim­ply thrown to­gether. In­stead, pieces sit in har­mony to bring depth and char­ac­ter to room schemes that ex­ude a sense of wan­der­lust.

Else­where in this is­sue we’re mak­ing the most of the last days of sum­mer with a de­li­cious menu of shar­ing plates that are best en­joyed out­doors in the com­pany of friends and fam­ily. See page 124 for dishes that look as good as they taste. Also in full flour­ish at this time of year are our gar­dens. From a the­atri­cal, for­mal de­sign with an air of ro­mance on page 110 to a nat­u­ral­is­tic, mod­ern scheme on page 118, there is much to in­spire you.

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