Country Homes & Interiors Sep-2018

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.

United Kingdom
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
things i’ve seen, done and loved this month

‘By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather, And autumn’s best of cheer.’ I have always loved this quote from Helen Hunt Jackson and thus this issue we are in a sunshine state of mind. Inspired by the long, balmy days we’ve been enjoying, you’ll find all the things I know you love to do in your country homes and gardens. Slow summer style was top of the agenda when it came to planning our seasonal looks on page 58. Featuring the latest lush patterns of ripe fruits and full blooms, these ideas are all about how to linger longer over simple pleasures such as eating and enjoying the outdoors. Making way for the harvest is a favourite dilemma right now. How does one…

2 min
things we can’t live without september

2 min
home notes

On reflection Make a statement in a country bedroom with a set of distressed mirrored drawers to inject a touch of luxe. The Mirana chest of drawers, £565, from Barker & Stonehouse, is made from recycled fir wood with a rustic grey wash and finished with eglomiséd mirror – one of the big trends of the year. OUR FAVOURITE BEDLINEN DESIGNERS Bedfolk Husband and wife team Nick and Jo James started Bedfolk after trying to find comfortable, quality sheets that were easy to buy, responsibly made and didn’t cost a fortune. Here, the couple tells us more... What inspires you? We love effortless interiors, and we designed Bedfolk to fit with that aesthetic. Our colour palette is very natural, and our design details are all about simplicity. It’s also so inspiring to visit our mill…

2 min
garden notes

RETREAT TO THE SHED It’s national Roald Dahl day on 13 September so we are thinking about the wonders of the garden shed. Roald famously wrote his children’s stories from his. Sheds can be far more than a place to store your tools, they double up as an outdoor room and allow us to enjoy a quiet space in the garden, so site it in a private corner of the plot. We love the idea of a shed with a stable door, turfed green roof and a woodburner. Q&A WITH A SHARING GARDENER Love hardy plants Get together with other like-minded gardeners by joining your local Hardy Plant Society. We asked chairperson Jan Vaughan what to expect... What does the Society aim to achieve? The Hardy Plant Society is a charity set up in 1957…

3 min
food notes

We want this now... Cast iron never goes out of style – in fact, it just gets better with time! Cook with the gorgeous new range from Morsø and serve directly from the pan to add an authentic chef touch to your dining table. Our favourite is the sauté pan, £149, with its smooth, oiled oak handle contrasting with the tactile black iron. OUR FAVOURITE OIL PRODUCERS Summer Harvest Oils In 2008, IT consultant Mark Bush swapped his leather brogues for wellies and moved to rural Perthshire to work on his father-in-law’s farm. The following year he started pressing his own rapeseed oil, which is now sold worldwide, including to Michelin star chefs, such as Andrew Fairlie. What’s so special about your produce? Our Perthshire soil, climate and long hours of sunlight during spring and…

2 min
our favourite shop for vintage finds   home barn

Sisters-in-law Sarah and Sally Wilkie combined their creative backgrounds and mutual passion for interiors to open Home Barn in 2010. Located in a 17th-century tithe barn in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire, the shop is full of vintage and reclaimed furnishings and accessories, as well as pieces crafted by local artisans. WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO SET UP YOUR SHOP? Very simply, we love vintage. When we were looking at building a business that allowed us to spend more time with our kids but also be creative, it was very much the obvious choice. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE HOME BARN’S STYLE? Perfectly imperfect, rustic and natural. There’s something for everyone and every piece has its own story to tell. HOW IS YOUR SHOP UNIQUE? There aren’t many stores that are tucked into such a beautiful building!…