THE WONDER OF THE STARS
Long have we stared into the deep blueblack of the night sky, and mapped the course of the glitering stars. The history of astronomy is rich – it is at the same time a science, a hobby and an art form – and as such the antiques that it promises are varied. From technical equipment like telescopes and gyroscopes, to more artistic pieces such as lunar and constellation charts the antiques available are not only fascinating but also make for beautiful, romantic additions to our homes. We indulge in some very stylish stargazing from page 40. Back on terra rma, we have a quite extraordinary selection of homes for you this month. Tour the incredible Manha!an apartment of interiors doyenne Iris Apfel on page 54 – her maximalist style and colourful collections are everything you could hope them to be. Then (from page 62) explore a cool Victorian semi in Kent, a light and airy home in Ontario, and a restored Sussex barn that’s over"owing with curios.
While these homes o#er plenty of inspiration, we also have more practical advice for those of you who are
furnishing a property from scratch. Charlo!e Abrahams lauds the virtues of shopping antique and vintage for such a task from page 122. Happy bargain hunting! P.S. Now is a brilliant time to subscribe, as you can save 50% on the shop price! See page 50.
Mel Sherwood Editor