(Joyce) #1

I love that we have put a


pantry on this month’s cover.


Besides being beautiful and full of


ideas, it reflects the trend coming


through in spatial design that sees


contemporary properties, big and


small, ‘speccing’ dedicated prep


kitchens. The space we show is by


interior designer Tom Cox. As a


whole, I am very inspired by his


cottage restoration in the Chiltern Hills


(page 28). He has reinterpreted period style


for 2019, updating classic tropes for the way


we live now. Take, for example, his bespoke kitchen


island. Its design was inspired by the preparation tables


at the 16th-century country pile Burghley House, but it


has been brought up to date with a worn ebony finish,


copper shelf and brass handles.


With just one month to go until our Centenary issue,


preparations are coming on apace. We have planned a


fabulous Summer Festival of events, and I am delighted


to be able to reveal the first here, which is taking place in


partnership with some of our dear friends. Please join me


at Heal’s on Tottenham Court Road on 22 May for a lively


discussion with interior designer Suzy Hoodless and


textiles expert Ann Grafton from GP&J Baker. There will


also be a shopping discount on the night and live music


(more details on page 63). I hope to meet you there.


SARAH SPITERI, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR


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