The September issue of Homes & Antiques is out today!
Uncover a woven selection of natural bounties in Homes & Antiques' September issue. Inside, you'll find a mix of interesting antiques and affordable high street pieces that will help you to create a colourful and bohemian-inspired home this Summer.
Sink into calm seclusion with a feathery mattress and a soothing interior with our 7 tips to creating a blissful bedroom. 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 around the spectactularly golden Château de Fontainebleau, France's largest royal palace. Next take a trip to the auction room and discover the thrilling story behind the collection of dainty German and Austrian porcelain that escaped the clutches of the Nazis.
We meet master miniaturist maker Aldous Bertram in his, surprisingly, lifesize studio, and turn our attention to the watery and glamerous 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, so we show you how to introduce it's woven charm into your own home.
How to create a blissful bedroom
Nothing beats unwinding in a calm and cosy 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.
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 golden and lavish throne room.
10 key stories in the history of the pearl
Rare and mesmerising, ocean pearls were the ultimate statement of royalty and the wealthy elite for hundreds of years, until their reinvention in the 20th century. To uncover the story, we've traced the watery history of these perfectly formed wonders of the natural world from the very beginning.
There's just something enchating about the everyday in minature form, especially when it comes to doll's houses. We take a peek inside the studio of Aldous Bertram, the intricate doll's house maker whose quintessentially English interiors on a diminutive scale are a wonder to behold.
The pretty porcelain that escaped the Nazis
Discover the touching tale behind this collection of early 18th-century Austrian and German porcelain that recently went on sale at Bonhams. Displaying 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