• Gardens designed to win – who won what in the 2014 SGD Awards

    by  • February 1, 2015 • 0 Comments

    PublicPeopleJudgesCWestCleve West MSGD‘s design for the charity Horatio’s Garden in Salisbury (above) has been voted the People’s Choice Award 2014 by you, readers of Homes & Gardens and followers of our blog, Living Beautifully, and Facebook and Twitter feeds.

    Cleve’s garden, created for patients and staff at the charity’s headquarters, captured the imagination of you and of the judges of the Society of Garden Designer’s 2014 SGD Awards, for its clever detailing, planting and use of space.

    Its curved paths and limestone walls echo the surrounding landscape, and lead you to a central gathering space, while the planting is dynamic, lively and full of texture, movement and scent with colourful flowers, fruit trees and spring bulbs.

    Bursting with life and hope, the judges felt that this garden sets a new benchmark for landscapes concerned with health and wellbeing. The garden also won best Public or Commercial Outdoor Space (sponsored by CED Natural Stone) and the Judges’ Award (sponsored by David Harber).

    Now in its third year, the judges of SGD’s 2104 Garden Design Awards were very impressed by the quality of the impressive number of entries and, in many categories, found it hard to single out a clear winner.

    Here are the rest of the results:

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    Pierre Frey celebrates its 80th anniversary

    by  • January 31, 2015 • 0 Comments


    This year, eminent design house Pierre Frey celebrates its 80th anniversary and included among a number of events and launches to mark the milestone is the first ever book to be pubished about the fabric and wallpaper design and manufacturing company. With 240 pages, the beautiful publication tells the story of the Maison, from its beginnings in 1935, up to the present day.

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    Heal’s Modern Craft Market 2015

    by  • January 30, 2015 • 0 Comments

    HealsKojiTableNext week sees the return of Heal’s annual Modern Craft Market after its popular inaugural event in 2014. Running from 2 to 15 February at the store’s headquarters on the Tottenham Court Road in London, the craft market is a celebration of the best in contemporary crafts featuring covetable designs by a range of talented designer-makers.

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    Decorating with pictorial wall murals

    by  • January 30, 2015 • 0 Comments

    RT_KdeGHOMESGARDENSPICTORIALWALLS-010181From hand-blocked panels to digitally printed vistas, murals of picturesque landscapes are an expressive way to bring epic scale and romance to a scheme. Depending on the style you choose, a variety of looks can be created, from contemporary to classic. We hope this selection of decorating ideas will inspire you to introduce one to your home. 

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    The March Issue of Homes & Gardens

    by  • January 29, 2015 • 0 Comments

    We present the March issue of Homes & Gardens. It features gorgeous houses, from south London to cape Town, spring gardens in bloom and contemporary decorating ideas, including designs inspired by the Grand Tour and interiors that use accents of red to great effect. In store now, or why not download the digital edition from House to Home.

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    H&G Designer Awards 2015 – the shortlist

    by  • January 28, 2015 • 0 Comments

    HG-DESIGN-AWARDS-LOGO_-280_shortlistFinal-As domestic design adds so much to our experience of everyday life, we feel it’s important to seek out and celebrate those who have succeeded in creating brilliant pieces, from furniture and fabrics to lighting and kitchen accessories. The shortlist offers a revealing insight into current trends in contemporary design, and was the subject of intense debate by the judging panel. The winners will be showcased on this blog, hglivingbeautifully.com, after they announced and in the May issue of Homes & Gardens, on sale 2 April 2015.

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