Homes & Antiques' September issue is out now!
The September issue of Homes & Antiques is out today!
Unravel the story of antique rattan in Homes & Antiques' September issue and discover how to use it to create a fun, bohemian mood. Inside the issue, we follow the history of rattan furniture and set out easy ways to bring it into your home - a good way to make the summer feeling last.
Elsewhere, find out how to sink into calm seclusion in our guide to creating a blissful bedroom. Then see these tips in action as you take a guided tour around this month's four colourful homes. They are guaranteed to provide even more interiors inspiration (and a certain amount of house envy) - as does a sneak peek around the spectactularly golden Château de Fontainebleau, France's largest royal palace.
We also take a trip to the auction room and find the thrilling story behind the collection of dainty German and Austrian porcelain that escaped the clutches of the Nazis, meet master miniaturist Aldous Bertram in his magical studio, and turn our attention to the glamorous history of the pearl.
As always, you'll also get a list of the best antiques and vintage fairs to visit in September, alongside details of the most exciting artistic and cultural events.
The September issue of Homes & Antiques is available in shops and in digital format now.
Go natural with woven rattan
Nearly 150 years ago, Brits developed a passion for rattan - a light, natural and tactile material from the exotic East. It saw a resurgence in popularity in the 1970s, and is now enjoying another moment in the sun. Learn how to introduce its woven charm into your home.
How to create a blissful bedroom
Nothing beats unwinding in a calm space after a long day. One of the few rooms designed for privacy, the bedroom is the perfect space to indulge your personal tastes and style. We explore the options for those who love all things vintage and antique.
Gilded treasures at Fontainebleau
Standing as the largest palace in all of France, Château de Fontainebleau has been an opulent royal residence for nigh on eight centuries. As a result, it showcases French architecture at its very best - from the medieval keep to Napoléon's lavish throne room.
10 key stories in the history of the pearl
Rare and mesmerising, ocean pearls have been the preserve of royalty and the wealthy elite for hundreds of years, until their reinvention in the 20th century. This issue, we dive deep into the history of these perfectly formed wonders of the natural world and find out how to care for them too.
There's something enchanting about the everyday in miniature form, especially when it comes to doll's houses. We take a peek inside the studio of Aldous Bertram, maker of tiny interior marvels, whose quintessentially English houses on a diminutive scale are a wonder to behold.
The pretty porcelain that escaped the Nazis
Discover the touching tale behind a collection of early 18th-century Austrian and German porcelain that recently went on sale at Bonhams - a catalogue of one Jewish family's love affair with beautiful antiques and their dramatic flight from Nazi Europe.
Buy your copy of Homes & Antiques' September issue in shops or in digital format today