BEAUTY & PUR­POSE

Homes and Antiques Magazine - - WELCOME - Mel Sher­wood Edi­tor

For many of us, Wil­liam Mor­ris’s mantra that you should own noth­ing ‘that you do not know to be use­ful, or be­lieve to be beau­ti­ful’ is a rule to live by. How­ever, some­times I look at that phrase and think, why can’t the ‘or’ be an ‘and’? Thank­fully, there is so much in­cred­i­ble vin­tage stor­age out there that we can all have the best of both worlds. Turn to page 42 for stylish ways to dis­play your col­lec­tions in cab­i­nets, dressers, draw­ers and lock­ers. We also take a look at an icon of clas­sic stor­age: the Ge­or­gian bow-fronted chest of

draw­ers. Dis­cover the his­tory of this re!ned piece, plus how you can style it in your home from page 117. We have a lot to thank the Ge­or­gians for to­day – from iconic fur­ni­ture to iconic in­sti­tu­tions: 2018 is the Royal Acad­emy’s 250th an­niver­sary. We cel­e­brate by look­ing back to its in­cep­tion and at its plans for the fu­ture, from page 99. Back in the present, this month our homes are !lled with char­ac­ter and se­ri­ously cov­etable an­tiques. Take a tour around a Ge­or­gian home that pairs ele­gant French !nds with Re­gency ar­chi­tec­ture (and a kitchen that seam­lessly blends old and new) on page 72, and a mod­ern ter­race that de­liv­ers three "oors of trea­sure – ev­ery inch is packed with quirky vin­tage col­lec­tions – on page 88.

We’d love to hear what in­spires you in this is­sue of H&A! Get in touch on so­cial me­dia – # in­te­ri­or­swith­soul – or use the ad­dresses on page 4

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