Celebrating 100 years of style
Well, here we are in January.
And I’m excited because this year promises to be a special one for Homes & Gardens. First and foremost, we are celebrating our centenary. The launch issue went on sale in June 1919; we were the very first home interest magazine to be published in the UK. Needless to say, this is a big deal for us as we are incredibly proud of our heritage. Since the beginning, Homes & Gardens has celebrated style and ‘good taste’, and we’ll be sharing snippets from our rich archive over the year. We have also been mining the back issues for a bumper centenary issue, and catching up with our core contributors for their expert take on design and interiors over the past 100 years. I’d like to give a special mention to Celia Rufey, who has been a particular friend to the magazine and contributed for more than 50 years. We are so grateful for her hard work and expertise. This issue sees her final House Clinic, but not to worry – you’ll find Celia’s signature style in other features from February onwards…
Which brings me nicely on to our next piece of news for 2019. Next month, we launch our completely refreshed look. We’ve scrutinised and re-energised the content and design. Every editorial decision has been made with our brand promise in mind – to celebrate elegant style and seasonal beauty. I can’t wait for it to be on sale and do please get in touch to let us know what you think. I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as we have enjoyed creating it. And here’s a word to the wise… the cover is going to look somewhat different, so be sure to scour your newsagent and secure your copy.
The news doesn’t end there. We’ve also been very busy developing an exciting digital proposition, more details of which I will be able to share over the coming months. Anyway, back to the January issue of Homes & Gardens. Here’s to the future and a very good year… SARAH SPITERI, editorial director