Issue 128 – November & December 2019: Editor’s welcome

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Photo: Izabela Viskupova

It’s the start of the cooler season, and that means it’s time to coorie in and hibernate – or to gear up into full festive swing. This edition embraces both. It’s bursting with ideas for Christmas wishlists: there are thoughtful pieces and sumptuous textures, and colours are cosy: cinnamon and fire are the dominant shades, while lilac is making its mark in a comforting, understated way. For best effect, read on a sheepskin-draped recliner.

You’ll find a striking collection of homes and architecture inside. There’s a Glasgow townhouse with a room designed specifically for savouring whisky – it looks so good I wish I liked a dram (page 200). A double-height new-build packs a punch thanks to beautiful interior design (page 184). Meanwhile, in rural Stirlingshire, a sculptural extension crafted from weathered steel injects a modern aesthetic to a traditional farmhouse. See it as art, on page 146.

And there’s much more about art’s many manifestations in this edition’s annual Art Guide, a free supplement showcasing upcoming and established artists, their work and their stories. Get the lowdown on what’s on, how to buy and how best to invest, and join in the eternal debate about art and what it’s for.

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Architecture – Orange Crush (photo: David Barbour), page 149

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Design Ideas – Christmas, Planet Goods & Ware, page 44

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From left: Reading List, Embroidered Life, page 128; Garden News: Vibia, page 233

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Interiors – Blithe Spirits (sketch: Chelsea McLaine), page 202

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Opening Shot: Swarovski, page 12

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Bathroom News: The Gifted Few, page 93

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From left: Meet the Maker, Fiona Houston of Mara Seaweed (photo: Peter Dibdin), page 131; Sampler – Firestarter: GoodHome at B&Q, page 78

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Escape: Kennels Cottage, page 248

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Monitor: Ligne Roset, page 31

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