Homes & Antiques' August issue is out now!

The August issue of Homes & Antiques is out today!

Uncover a treasure trove of coastal bounties in Homes & Antiques' August issue. Inside, you'll find a mix of interesting antiques and affordable high street pieces that give plenty of ideas to help you create a relaxed and bright summer-filled home - not just for seaside dwellers!

Discover the art of display with eight design secrets to make the most of your favourite antique pieces. Then see these tips in action as you take a guided tour around this month's four beautiful yet different homes that are guaranteed to provide even more interiors inspiration - as does a sneak peek at the wealth and splendour of Mount Stewart House. Next take a trip to the auction room to get the inside track on why Marc Newson's 'Lockheed Lounge' chair is consistently breaking world records.

With summer finally here, we turn our attention to the heyday of holidaying with 10 key stories in the history of the suitcase, plus you'll find our 15 top tips for buying antiques abroad essential reading.   

Our columnist, Salvage Hunter Drew Pritchard is back with more sage antiques-hunting advice, plus BBC Radio 6 Music presenter and musician Cerys Matthews expounds on her passion for sitting outside with her Hungarian kotlich pot. 

As always, you'll also get a list of the best antiques and vintage fairs to visit in August, alongside details of the most exciting artistic and cultural events. 

The August issue of Homes & Antiques is available in shops and in digital format now.


Decorating with nautical antiques

With today's buyers of nautical antiques looking for decorative appeal as well as classic historical charm, Dominique Corlett reveals why sculptural pieces of marine-ware are now the catch of the day for interiors enthusiasts. 



How to buy antiques abroad

Already dreaming of a long summer holiday spent bathed in sunshine and sipping cocktails under a striped umbrella? Eleanor O'Kane talks your through everything you need to know about shopping for antiques overseas, so you don't miss out on any bargains.




8 steps to creating beautiful displays

Whether you are curating a collection of hand-picked antiques, a few artworks, or a selection of natural finds, with a few tweaks to lighting, colour and focus, our guide will help you make the most of their good looks. 


A treasure-hunter's home

Have a peek inside antiques dealers Spencer and Freya Swaffer's eclectic home. With a love of characterful items, they sometimes spend years hunting down just the right pieces. The result is a home filled with a much-loved and highly valued collection.



World-class globes

With maps and globes undergoing a major design resurgence, take a look inside the workshop of Loraine Rutt, the cartographic ceramicist behind The Little Globe Company, who crafts the whole world with her hands.  


The history of the suitcase

From the heaviest of trunks to lightweight luggage on wheels, the suitcase has taken on many guises through its history. Follow a journey shaped by the great leaps in transport innovation, taking in the transatlantic steamship, the budget airline, and even a lonely bear abandoned at Paddington station. 


Buy your copy of Homes & Antiques' August issue in shops or in digital format today 


On Sale Date: 
6th July 2016
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