BEAUTY & PURPOSE
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.
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