MAKE AN ENTRANCE
Wrap your front door with ribbon, sealed with a wreath, for a spirit of festive anticipation. Choose dried and seasonal flowers and berries, with gilded cones for a subtle glow.
Bring a modern country feel to a living room with sumptuous signature seating, elegant homeware and lush foliage. Neatly turned legs, narrow lines and accent angles all sharpen the look for a smart finish.
Bring a sense of occasion to a hallway with a gorgeous feature wallpaper. Lush foliage in autumnal tones and a gold key highlight bring a touch of intrigue and magic to a wall.
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RHAPSODY IN BLUE
Timeworn accessories, grainy woods and natural materials create a unique ambience in Anneke Herbers’ atmospheric home
The sensitive restoration of a former village post office has delivered a new life in the country for Bee Osborn
FIRE & FROST
Flaming red and gold stems contrast spectacularly with carpets of frosty snowdrops in Jackie and John Copping’s cottage garden in Essex
Ann Jarvis wanted to buy and renovate a country cottage as a family retreat... but that was before she fell for the existing design of this Cotswold conversion
MY FAVOURITE VIEW... Everest and the Khumbu Glacier, Nepal
The majesty of Everest and the Khumbu Glacier inspired musician Cerys Matthews during her memorable birthday expedition
LET'S MOVE TO Whitby
A WINDSWEPT OUTPOST BRIMMING WITH CHARACTER AND WILD COASTAL WALKS
Clever ways to CONFIGURE YOUR KITCHEN SPACE
TIME FOR A NEW LAYOUT? USE EXPERT DESIGN TRICKS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS AND MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR FLOOR SPACE
Meet Maria Sigma TEXTILE DESIGNER
With her zero-waste designs and contemporary craftsmanship, Maria Sigma is creating beautiful woven textiles that feel right and relevant for 21st-century life
All you need to know…EXTENSIONS
A WELL-DESIGNED EXTENSION WILL ADD SPACE, STYLE AND VALUE TO YOUR COUNTRY HOME. HERE’S OUR GUIDE TO GETTING IT RIGHT…
3 CLEVER DESIGN SOLUTIONS
3 CLEVER DESIGN SOLUTIONS
10 Tips to Enjoy Low-Sugar Holidays
For weight control and improved health, follow these strategies to keep your sugar intake to a minimum while still relishing the sweetness of the season.
What to Know Before You Mistletoe
How to make your break Holly Lolly – with or without a BAE.
Share The Love
Hark! Here’s how to spread some supersized seasonal splendor.
The Existential Despair of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Revisiting the most disturbing Christmas special
There's No Stopping Santa
The middle of a global pandemic might seem like a good time to cut back on holiday excess. But then, we live in America.
The Group Portrait: Rockettes, Spectacular-less
For the first time since its inception in 1933, there will be no Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.
This Year's Winter Harvest Takes the Cake
Celebration calls for cake
Why Iranians Continue to Seek Refuge in Australia
Shokoofeh Azar moved to Australia as a political refugee in 2010. Her novel The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree (see WLT, Spring 2020, 96), originally written in Farsi, was shortlisted for Australia’s 2018 Stella Prize for Fiction and the 2020 International Booker Prize. Here she recalls her refugee journey from Iran to Christmas Island and reveals why Iranians continue migrating to Australia, despite the absence of war.
Christmas Cactus, And An Early Start To Holiday Decorating
I’ve been asked how you can tell whether you have a Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving cactus.
The Jolie-Pitts Torn Apart At Christmas
’Tis the season for good will toward men, but not all of Brad Pitt’s kids have a lot of love for their dad