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Be Inspired By ANTOINETTE’S KITCHEN
A FORAGED BRANCH IN A GLASS VESSEL MAKES A SIMPLE YET STRIKING DECORATIVE FEATURE ON A RUSTIC COUNTER. ■
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On Our Doorstep…
Visit… ‘The Nottage Maritime Institute (nottage.org.uk) on Wivenhoe Quay, Essex, has a little museum packed with everything from paintings and photographs to models and artefacts, which is endlessly fascinating.’ Shop at… ‘The Wivenhoe Bookshop (wi
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All You Need To Know DRIVEWAYS
If you’re building a new driveway, rather than replacing an existing asphalt or concrete one, think about how much space you can spare. For an average-sized car, you’ll need a minimum three-metre width, more for larger vehicles or for parking more th
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Cotswolds Calling
Burford is a quintessential Cotswold town – a medieval masterpiece whose period provenance was preserved when the railway bypassed its golden stone streets in the 19th century. It’s that history which attracted Katrin and Adrian Davey, when they deci
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How To Work With A Gallery
There are a number of ways for an artist to present – and hopefully sell – their work, and a gallery exhibition is, of course, top of the list. ‘A dealer can help get an artist across the rubicon to a place where they’re recognised,’ says gallery own
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Late Autumn
Tidy borders Cut down spent flower stems but leave some as cover for insects. Cut flowers such as spent alliums and honesty for winter flower arrangements. Remove weeds, fork over the soil and add mulch. Pot up herbs Bring herbs indoors. Put sprig
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At Home With
Owners Katrin and Adrian Davey live here with their son Leo, eight, and Wiggles the Cockapoo. Katrin is a part-time media consultant and Adrian is CIO of a multi-national company. House A two-bedroom Grade II-listed terraced house, dating from the
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Autumn’s New Looks
Wash your space with a sea-meets-sky palette to enhance a sense of wellbeing and connection to the natural world. Reminiscent of still ocean waters, Earthborn’s mid-toned Skipper is a warm denim shade, ideal for any room. • Cox & Cox for soothing bl
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Stars Of The Season
ACERS Japanese maples burst into their signature reds and oranges this month. Good varieties are ‘Osakazuki’ and ‘Sango-kaku’. Height 2-5m. NERINE BOWDENII With striking pink flowers, they need a south-facing position and hot, dry conditions to flowe
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On Our Doorstep
Visit... ‘Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens (cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk). We visit regularly as, no matter what the season, there’s always something new to see. It’s a great day out – and if it rains just bring a brolly! Also, Blenheim Palace (blenh
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SCANDI Rustic
Gentle green and ecru tones in paintwork and fabrics bring calm to a colour scheme, while tufty rugs, soft throws and tactile wood grain delight the senses. Tikamoon has rattan sofas. The Proctor coffee table at CB2 is similar The scaffold plank uni
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Early Winter
Plant tulips Check bulbs are firm and free from mould. Tulips hate wet feet, so choose a dry spot or add grit to the planting hole, or plant in pots two or three times the bulb’s depth, pointy side up. Cover with wire mesh until spring. Cut dahlias
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Be Inspired By KATRIN’S BEDROOM
ROSY REDS, DRAMATIC CHARCOAL TOUCHES AND CHUNKY TEXTURES CREATE A TOASTY RETREAT, LAYERED WITH CONTRAST AND DEPTH ■
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Light-bulb MOMENTS
Longer nights signal that it’s time to make your home cosy, and layering your lighting will do just that. Far from a finishing touch, lighting is integral to the success of your room’s design. Think about ambient, accent and task lighting, with overh
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Stars Of The Season
CLEMATIS CIRRHOSA VAR. PURPURASCENS ‘FRECKLES’ An easygoing winter clematis that blooms from November to March. Height 4m. FATSIA JAPONICA The evergreen castor-oil plant looks good this month. It likes part shade. Height 3m. ORNAMENTAL CABBAGES Colou
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Step Back In Time
Step through the door of Roberta Ashley’s beautiful home and you feel as if you have gone back in time. Nestled deep in the Kent countryside, this stunning building with its original timber-framed construction oozes centuries-old charm. ‘It is so old
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“Black Women Go Hiking, Too!”
I was on a train in January 2019 when I watched a group of hikers climb aboard, looking happy and healthy after their walk, and I found myself thinking, ‘I want to do that!’ I had never hiked before – despite being a keen athlete and having grown up
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December
Winter-proof your garden Prune long whippy shoots on roses so they don’t suffer wind-rock, and move pots away from windy areas. Put pot feet under containers so the soil won’t freeze. Buy tap covers for your outdoor taps. Plant scented shrubs Plant
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At Home With...
Owners Roberta Ashley lives here with husband Zefa Mongan and their three-year-old son Rudi. Roberta sources and sells rustic and vintage pieces through her online store Hunt the Pearl (huntthepearl.com, @hunt_the_pearl). Zefa is an interior architec
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A warm WELCOME
In a small or narrow space, take the eyes upwards by hanging a statement lighting fixture. It will accentuate the ceiling height and make the space feel bigger than it is. Also, make the most of understairs voids. In this scheme, where the staircase
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Make A Christmas Spray
1 Cut greenery and put in a bucket to soak for a few hours. 2 Make it into a ‘bouquet’ and tie with a covered elastic band, with ivy or jasmine trailing down. 3 Attach a sprig of berries or baubles. Or thread battery-operated fairy lights through the
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On Our Doorstep
Visit… ‘Kingdom (thiskingdom.co. uk) in Penshurst. Kingdom is a beautiful piece of expansive Kentish woodland that is perfect for walks on crisp, autumnal days. At its heart is a striking structure with a café that has incredible views of the Kentish
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Tasty looking DINING TABLES
A gorgeous addition for dining rooms and open-plan kitchen-diners alike, this chic statement piece teams a bleached mango wood surface with a brass-plated iron frame, resulting in a stunningly simple contrast between natural and forged materials. Che
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Stars Of The Season
CHRISTMAS ROSE A hellebore that looks decorative in a pot, plant out for flowers next year. Height 30cm HOLLY The perfect plant for December. For berries, choose varieties like Ilex aquifolium ‘Pyramidalis’. Height 5m. PRUNUS X SUBHIRTELLA An elega
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Be inspired by ROBERTA’S LIVING ROOM
EMBRACE A FUSION OF OLD-MEETS -NEW BY MIXING CONTEMPORARY DESIGNER PIECES WITH PRE-LOVED TREASURES ■
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Towel Rails To WARM TO
There’s no need to shy away from contemporary styles when you live in a country home. A towel rail with a modern matt black finish will stand out against a pale wall and give your bathroom gravitas. Many models offer a dual-fuel option, meaning they
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Bonfire night MELTING MOMENTS
Did you know? LEGEND HAS IT THAT FIREWORKS WERE INVENTED BY ACCIDENT – SULPHUR, CHARCOAL AND A SALT SUBSTITUTE WERE MIXED TOGETHER AND SET ALIGHT, RESULTING IN COLOURFUL FLAMES ■
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A Fresh Approach
While Holly Wharton lay on a white sandy beach in the Seychelles, she didn’t think life could get much better – until an email arrived, revealing that her dream house was still on the market. ‘A couple of weeks before our wedding, this handsome farmh
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Need To Know... Buying Towel Rails
■ THINK AHEAD Towel rails have traditionally been plumbed in and connected to your central heating (closed) system, so they’re only on when the radiators are. However, some can be connected to the hot water (open) system, so they stay warm even when
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Live Life Well
Collect… sweet chestnuts, which fall from the trees in late autumn. Watch… a starling murmuration. You’re more likely to see one of these spectacular, swooping sky-dances in the colder months, as numbers are bolstered by winter migrants. Learn...
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