In this issue
After a year of social restrictions, we look forward to welcoming friends and family into our homes again. The emphasis will be on making our guests feel as comfortable and at ease as possible, and this month’s homeowners have managed this with aplomb. From the South of France to South Africa, via north London and Sussex, take a tour of four very different houses that all exude relaxed elegance. Summer heralds a plethora of fairs, and Rosanna Morris has rounded up 7 key destinations around the UK that are perfect for a spot of antiques shopping and sightseeing. Elsewhere we explore the beguiling worlds of maps, Victorian insect jewellery and weathervanes, while Willa Latham continues her journey on the English porcelain trail.