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Country Living Modern Rustic

Modern Rustic 13

In this edition of Country Living's Modern Rustic series, this stylish special publication has all you need to create the contemporary country look: beautiful homes, inspiring artisans and our pick of the most desirable products.

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editorial

(PHOTOGRAPH BY NATO WELTON)A sense of place is important to all creative people. Their surroundings provide inspiration and, in some cases, even the materials for their work. Ceramicist Florian Gadsby sums it up perfectly when he says, “It’s a way of incorporating where you live into what you make.” The other craftspeople we meet in this issue also talk about being influenced by the landscape around them. For Maggie Williams, a textile artist on the Isle of Skye, the greys and blacks of the volcanic beaches, colours of the wild flowers and blue-greens of the sea all appear in the cushion covers and blankets she makes, while Jane Withers uses the structure of the wild grasses and grain heads she collects near Sherwood Forest to inspire her sculptural lighting. Joe…

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dark materials

RAW HIDEA miniature tailor’s dummy holds jewellery on an old wooden chest in front of bare plaster walls. The mottled tones are reflected in a huge mirror behind two pierced cylindrical lamps that create graphic silhouettes. The wooden work benches, which provide low side tables, came from Frome flea marketPALE WAVESIn the sitting room, the focal point is a woodburning stove on a slate hearth. Pale herringbone-patterned parquet gives the ground floor a comfortable warmthIN THE FRAMEThe landing outside the main bedroom is used as a display space for family photos. Ellie’s bed came from Feather & Black, a tight fit in her old house, but a stately centrepiece here. The quirky bear side table came from Graham & GreenBARK AND BITESlate and reclaimed wood panelling has been used to…

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objects of desire

Hand-blown glass tea lights by Massimo Lunardon, £42/tall; £35/low (0844 848 4000; conranshop.co.uk)Hand-decorated glazed porcelain spoons, £18-£24 each (justineallison.com)Porcelain and stoneware pieces with layers of slips, oxides, natural ash and glazes: small bulb vase, £95; breakfast bowl, £30; cup, £24, by Lise Herud Braten (coloursoftheland.com)Individual hand-turned London beech bowl (37cm diameter) by Mark Willett, £300, from a selection of sizes and woods (mrwillett.com)LINENS, FROM A SELECTION (CLOTHHOUSE.COM AND CONRANSHOP.CO.UK). PRICES CORRECT AT TIME OF GOING TO PRESS…

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the great outdoors

ALL ABOARDThe original structure was a modest fisherman’s cottage built in the 1950s and had a series of tiny rooms with low ceilings that turned their back on the lake. The current owners restored the building and removed interior walls and ceilings to reveal the roof beams, which now resemble the hull of a boatSMOOTH MOVESThe kitchen, which runs along much of the back wall, juxtaposes a tiny electric Aga with a sleek run of simple cabinets and a wood-clad wallA ROOM FOR ALL USESA new poured and polished concrete floor contains local stone chippings, which bring the texture of a pebbled shoreline into the interior. The table is multifunctional and moves on a pivotSPACE SAVERA pivoting wooden panel reveals a slender window in the bedroom area. This is defined…

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meet the makers maggie williams

When people say they want a better work-life balance, what they sometimes mean is they want more time to do the work they want to do. Maggie Williams discovered that for herself after she gave up her job as a teacher in Northumberland and returned to her first love, textiles, setting up a weaving studio on the Isle of Skye. Combined with a gallery to sell her paintings, and a tea room that serves her home-baked cake (lemon blueberry in summer, Talisker whisky fruit cake in winter), it’s a full-on business – with none of the school holidays she used to have – but it’s infinitely more enjoyable.Her handwoven merino and lambswool cushions and blankets, inspired by the island’s ancient landscape and unpredictable weather, sell to visitors from all over…

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bright spark

MONOCHROME MOODIn the new building, a spacious, light kitchen has been created, with Jamie Blake from Blakes London using weathered wood units, marble worksurfaces and a polished concrete floor. The big glass doors and windows now open up to give great views onto the garden and open countrysideGOOD CHARACTERJust off the living area, a little boot room for coats and outdoor gear is kitted out with storage cubbyholes for members of the family and decorated with Mr Fox wallpaper by ScionTIME AND PLACEA small snug area on one side of the new kitchen extension is demarked by a cowhide rug. The new iron staircase and old external wall of the original brick house can be seen on the left. The original date of the farm, 1773, was found etched into…

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