Country Homes & Interiors December 2021

Published by TI Media Limited Relaxed living…comfortable style Country Homes & Interiors is the magazine that celebrates the best of modern country decorating style. Inspired by the spirit of today's relaxed living, you'll find page upon page of gorgeous real homes, plus a fresh take on country decorating.

País:
United Kingdom
Língua:
English
Editora:
Future Publishing Ltd
Periodicidade:
Monthly
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12 Edições

nesta edição

1 minutos
editor’s letter

This is the year I plan to take my festive decorations up a notch. Inspired by the magical looks on our pages, I’ll be branching out from my usual tree and bannister trimmings and adding an extra dose of fabulous! Because if you can’t be OTT at Christmas, when can you be? It starts with the old bicycle tyres hanging on the back of my study door (really!). I’ve been saving these large hoops ever since my son replaced the wheels on his bike back in the summer. They’ll look wonderful wrapped in greenery and berries from my garden, with some LED solar lights for added sparkle. I’m so proud of the Country Homes & Interiors team, who have pulled out all the stops to create this issue for you. From fabulous…

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3 minutos
things that make us happy… december

Things that make us happy… “WAKING UP TO LOVE AND LAUGHTER, READY TO CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH THE ONES WE CHERISH”…

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2 minutos
design news

GRAHAM & BROWN’S COLOUR AND WALLPAPER OF THE YEAR Narrating a reconnection with the natural world through reflection and optimism, Graham & Brown has unveiled wallpaper of the year, Restore. With exotic botanicals on a chalky backdrop, the elegant design evokes a wild, yet calming jungle, in Midnight (above), fresh Sky and misty Emerald. To complement it, paint colour of the year Breathe is a soothing mid blue. Restore wallpaper, £65 a roll; Breathe matt emulsion, £42 for 2.5ltr, both at grahambrown.com. Dine in a galaxy of hand-painted patterns Inspired by space, the cosmos, galaxies and nebulae, the Ophelia range of plates and bowls depicts a universe of wonders to adorn the dining table, and beyond. The creations come from Istanbul-born cement and clay artist Sine Icli. Each unique piece is hand-shaped and…

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5 minutos
parish gem

“THE ANNUAL VILLAGE FETE USED TO BE HELD ON THE LAWN. WE’VE HAD MANY PEOPLE TELL US THEY’VE BEEN COMING HERE FOR YEARS” Renovating a period home is rarely a quick process. But Amanda and her husband James, with their shared vision of a blissful country home, were prepared to take the long view. Ten years after acquiring the Old Rectory, a Georgian house in an Oxfordshire village, their home is a delight to behold. Completed in a series of steady phases, it’s proof that patience really does pay off. ‘It was the garden that first attracted us and it’s really the best feature,’ says Amanda. A bouncy and inviting lawn fringed with deep borders of topiary, lavender and alliums, the garden is both romantic and restful. ‘We wanted the children (now…

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1 minutos
be inspired by amanda’s kitchen

Amanda’s style tip… VELVETY, RICH DARK WOOD FEATURES AND SLEEK FINISHES GIVE A COUNTRY KITCHEN A SOPHISTICATED AND REFINED EDGE…

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6 minutos
a contemporary christmas

Driving past the 1950s bungalow that was to become her home, Danielle’s first thought was that it was ‘fairly ugly’. But the building was on a good plot and looked robust, so she and her husband, Bobby, couldn’t rule out a viewing. The family was rapidly outgrowing the stone cottage they were living in at the time, despite a series of extensions and refurbs. ‘With two boys, we knew we would need more space when they were older, and kids seem to return home after university into their twenties these days,’ says Danielle. Walking around the bungalow, her initial reluctance began to fade away. ‘I felt comfortable that we could create an upstairs and started sketching plans which, two years on, were pretty much what we ended up with,’ Danielle says. To…

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