September 2015, on sale 20th August
Homes and Antiques’ September issue is out now!
Encouraged by the unexpected bursts of summer sun, our latest issue is packed with exotic trends to take you into the autumn. Taking global inspiration as our theme, we unearth the history of fabulous Indonesian ikat weaves, discover the vibrant world of classical Indian paintings and peruse the stalls at the El Rastro flea market in Madrid.
Closer to home, museum curator and historian Sir Roy Strong muses on a statue from the old Palace of Westminster in his garden in Herefordshire, Janet Gleeson explores Renishaw Hall, the grand Derbyshire home of the Sitwell family, and columnist Gordon Watson celebrates all things Arts and Crafts.
As always, there are plenty of real homes for you to pour over, all of which manage to mix antique and contemporary pieces in an effortless fashion. Plus discover this month's most intriguing exhibitions, galleries and auctions to visit and get the inside track on this month’s best travel destinations.
Homes & Antiques’ September issue, available in shops and in digital format now.
Discover the exotic appeal of the ikat
Interiors latest textiles love affair is with the ikat: a weaving technique with an age-old tradition but a surprisingly modern look
Why fascinating Indian art is still being snapped up
Caroline Wheater is stunned by the vibrancy of Indian paintings ahead of the forthcoming Islamic and Indian Arts sale at Roseberys
Explore the vibrant city of Madrid
The merry mayhem of Madrid’s El Rastro flea market is just one of the reasons to visit the colourful Spanish capital
A history lesson from Sir Roy Strong
The celebrated museum curator and historian gives us an insight into his collecting habits and discusses his favourite piece – a statue of Henry III salvaged from the fire at the old Palace of Westminster
Visit the family home of literary legends
Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire has been home of the Sitwell family for 400 years – with no sign of changing hands any time soon. Marvel at its extravagance
Celebrate the Arts and Crafts movement
Gordon Watson, star of Channel 4’s Four Rooms and H&A’s monthly columnist, writes movingly of an old friend and the Arts and Craft table that sealed their friendship
Be inspired by a neoclassic villa with a twist
The home of interior designer John Wright has a sophisticated decorating scheme, beautifully curated 20th-century furniture and an impressive collection of Jean Cocteau plates
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