Homes & Antiques

magazine Feb 01 2021 · Homes & Antiques

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Homes & Antiques is the magazine for people who love great design and beautiful objects from every era, providing a unique mix of the very best of the old with the very best of the new. That's why, as well as being the official magazine of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, every issue delivers an inspirational blend of heritage and lifestyle.

Editor’s Letter

THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS • (and their favourite pancake toppings)

Home & Antiques

Star Letter

Letters • Send us a tweet, ask advice on Facebook, tag us on Instagram or write to the H&A team with good old pen and paper – we’d love to hear from you…

Enjoy 20% off a Tetbury bed from The Cornish Bed Company • Treat your bedroom to a beautiful new bed from The Cornish Bed Company

THE MONTH FEBRUARY • A Highland auction and an art exhibition in a Capability Brown setting to pop in your diary, plus unusual seashell-covered mementoes…



STYLE . NOW. • Our monthly guide to DECORATIVE accessories, unique ANTIQUES and beautiful textiles that will add CHARACTER and colour to your home

Sweet notes

DINING SERVICES • Matilda Burn of Christie’s on why you should cash in

Back to Spool • Inject tactile style with the curvaceous carvings of bobbin wares

Isolation creation

BY ALICE • Alice Wawrik chats to us about her online emporium By Alice, which sells her curated mix of antique and vintage pieces plus new designs

Bold yet traditional • Check and gingham may be traditional but lately they’ve been given a twist with zingy shades and modern designs

REGENCY SOFAS • Martin Millard, Director, Cheffins

Get the look

Cabinet of Curiosities • Our columnist considers the compulsion to collect and shares his latest obsession

Faded glamour • Banish winter blues with shades of taupe and plaster pink, and layer up with textiles and decorative antiques for a timeless, romantic look


Embellished LIVING

John Evetts • Furnishing Manager at The Landmark Trust

SECRET LOVE • Colourful acrostic jewellery provides the ideal gift for amorous collectors – if you can decipher it, as John Benjamin explains to Janet Gleeson


We are the CHAMPIONS • Get to know the five Art Fund Museum of the Year Award winners 2020...

Previous Winners


The passage of TIME • Nicky de Bouille’s home is a rare beauty – nestled between a river and a chateau in the Loire Valley, it’s as original as it is stylish…

Nicky’s Little Black Book of FAVOURITE PLACES

A Life Curated • Filled with serendipitous finds, everything has a story to tell in the Brighton home of Simon Martin, Director of the Pallant House Gallery

Simon’s Little Black Book of FAVOURITE PLACES

ACROSS THE CENTURIES • Simon’s home is a considered mix of mid-century finds, 20th-century art and antique ceramics

Colourful & CREATIVE • Global artefacts and an inventive use of colour bring cosmopolitan richness to the home of artist and colour designer Annie Sloan

A Fine Romance • A newly built house provides a dramatic backdrop for the merging of two families, along with the art and antiques they have collected over the years

THE EDIT • Our pick of stylish must-haves for the HOME from the latest lighting to our focus on kitchen design

Focus On KITCHENS • The kitchen really is the heart of the home – which is why, when renovating, it’s important to choose a design and layout that reflects your unique style and personality...

DESIGN GUIDE • Merlin Wright, Design...

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