Welcome This month we’ve taken a look at the new spring
decorating trends from some of our favourite fabric,
wallpaper and high street design companies and picked
three that we think will work wonderfully in period properties.
Choose from bold, tropical colours, beautiful airy blues and a
stylish take on a monochrome scheme. We’ve also found four
more stunning real homes packed with inspiration – a
converted barn in the Dorset countryside, a stylish listed cottage
in Oxfordshire, a London family home and a detached Victorian
villa in Kent. The owners of each of these projects have put such
hard work into creating their dream homes and it’s a joy to read
their stories. Equally impressive is Bates Green, the East Sussex
garden described as ‘a textural tapestry of colour and form’.
Its owners have been developing the garden for nearly 50
years and it really is a credit to their dedication. If you’re
tempted to find your own dream period home take a
look at our top 20 properties on the market – you may just
find the house for you!