In the June issue of Homes & Gardens…

Inspiration, information and indulgence

The packed June issue of Homes & Gardens is all about celebration. As the brand marks its centenary, we commemorate a century of British interiors style, as viewed through the lens of Homes & Gardens. Articles trace the story of the brand from its early days providing tips to women managing a household without servants to the style bible it is today.

The celebratory mood continues with a decorating story dedicated to reinventing the classic country-house look; a round-up of inspiring rooms that have stood the test of time and The Hundred List – a focus on the gamechanging movers and shakers who are defining the way we decorate, garden, renovate and live today.

The issue also features a stunning garden shoot showcasing the grounds of a Scottish castle; a fascinating interview with psychologist-turned-flower grower Grace Alexander and a definitive guide to the future style trends that will be defining our spaces for years to come.

Plus, we launch the Homes & Garden Summer Series – our programme of exclusive events and talks with leading tastemakers in the UK’s most beautiful locations.

Happy Birthday to us!


  • Fascinating profiles of the four up and coming interior designers making waves in the design world.
  • The gorgeously decadent townhouse of fashion design duo Dsquared2.
  • The lush, abundant Hampstead terrace garden, currently alive with seasonal beauty.
  • Rambling roses – how to trail the best heritage varieties.


Welcome to the H&G100 issue. It has been an absolute joy to put together. We have infused the whole magazine with a whiff of heritage, from the news and shopping pages – Passion for Pattern shows classic designs that are still on the roll – to the Dream Sitting Room by Veere Greeney in a Lutyens home. We have also created fabulous one-off features, both out of content plundered from the archive and looking to what’s next in design. I’d love to hear what you think of it all.

Also in this issue we publish the The Hundred List, our edit of people and brands that have shaped today’s interiors. Although it was hard to whittle down, we admire every name on there and see them as game-changers.

Looking to the future, as our Centenary magazine hits the newsstand so our website goes live. This offers a wealth of inspiring rooms and gardens; a source of gorgeous designs; a trove of fascinating interviews; and a plenitude of ideas for entertaining at home.

We wouldn’t be here today without the legends who have come before. I’d like to end with a special thanks to previous editors, among others Mr Randal Phillips, Lady Georgina Coleridge, Psyche Pirie, Jennie Greene, Amanda Evans, Matthew Line, Isobel McKenzie-Price and Deborah Barker. Plus a special mention to long-standing contributor Celia Rufey, a true friend to the brand.

Sarah Spiteri, Editorial Director