It’s time to throw open doors and windows and blur the lines between indoors and out. Our four homes this month are all beautifully designed to emphasise the natural flow between house and garden, from a 17th-century countryside idyll complete with elegant orangery, to an architecturally rare Beirut mansion filled with Ottoman-period antiques. We also show you 10 ways to create your own outdoor sanctuary, meet three Instagrammers with a passion for living with old and new, and discover why the humble coffee table should take centre stage in your sitting room with ideas for styling all designs, from antique marquetry to vintage glass. Plus, we take a close look at the staggering popularity of ceramics right now and learn some of the amazing prices studio pottery can fetch at auction.
10 ways to create your own garden idyll
Four beautiful homes blending the boundaries between inside and out
The rise and rise of ceramics
On the Robert Adam design trail
Antique, vintage and new coffee tables
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