STEP INTO SUM­MER

Homes and Antiques Magazine - - CONTENTS -

The trend for house­plants is one of my favourites of the year and, hap­pily, it shows no sign of wilt­ing as we move into sum­mer. Find out how to cre­ate your own an­tiques­lled, lush plan­t­house scheme on page 40, where we re­veal ways to dis­play ev­ery­thing from trop­i­cal palms to cute suc­cu­lents in beau­ti­ful old planters. The con­trast of fresh, liv­ing green­ery against richly pati­nated pots is won­der­ful. Stay­ing with the green theme, we dis­cover the na­turein­spired style move­ment of art nou­veau (p96), step into Vir­ginia Woolf’s in­spi­ra­tional gar­den (p94) and re­veal how to shop (p132) and care for (p123) gar­den an­tiques. Mov­ing in­side, we take a tour of four gor­geous sum­mery houses. From the re­laxed French home of an an­tique and Is­lamic tex­tiles spe­cial­ist to the pa!ern-packed pad of a wall­pa­per de­signer, each home o"ers myr­iad dis­play ideas for your col­lec­tions and pre­cious pieces. Fi­nally, our look in­side the

auc­tion on page 116 makes for fas­ci­nat­ing read­ing. Our spe­cial­ist an­tiques writer Caro­line Wheater was given

ex­clu­sive ac­cess at one of the na­tion’s lead­ing re­gional auc­tion houses, speak­ing to every­one, from the head of the sale, to the per­son re­spon­si­ble for keep­ing the lots safe.

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

Mel Sher­wood Edi­tor

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