THE WON­DER OF THE STARS

Homes and Antiques Magazine - - WELCOME -

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

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