Embrace the magic of midsummer with our June issue
The longest day will soon be here and, as long as we’re allowed to, we’re looking forward to celebrating with friends and family. Now is the perfect time to start planning a midsummer soiree, and Selina Lake’s styling ideas are sure to add romance and a sense of joy to the occasion. Our houses this month are bursting with inspiring elements, from a medieval Welsh hall house to a mid-century gem in London’s Dulwich Estate. Meanwhile collecting is a thread that runs through the magazine and this issue is no exception: Luke Honey discusses fire insurance marks and exhibition posters; Ellie Tennant discovers the craftsmanship of ships in bottles; and Willa Latham begins her journey in pursuit of British porcelain. Plus we round up six of our favourite heritage lidos and give you ideas for designing a blissful bathroom of dreams.