Country Homes & Interiors Oct-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.

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12 Issues

in this issue

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

I always think of autumn as the season of pottering, because of all the practical but enjoyable tasks that need to be done: putting the garden to bed; pulling out the winter bedding, coats and jumpers; sorting and labelling dry goods in the larder, ready for slow-cooked stews and casseroles. It’s also a great time to update your décor, with a feast of new collections in store. Our style team has produced its essential edit of the trends to trust on page 85. And, if you’re inspired to add pattern, but tend to err on the cautious side, let our story on ‘peaceful’ pattern inspire you (page 70). These subtle, tonal and textural designs are just so easy on the eye and painless to incorporate. One of the simplest ways…

2 min
things we can’t live without in october

2 min
home notes

Cosy up together Perfect for snuggling up by the fire, the Chesterfield Love Seat, £3,195 from Lombok, injects a timeless touch to any living space. Classic styling, such as the button details and hand pleating, is given a modern twist with a soft tan colourway. OUR FAVOURITE DESIGNER Zed & Co Unable to find kitchen textiles in simple designs that she loved, Christine Zed launched her own homeware brand, Zed & Co, in 2015. Inspired by the countryside surrounding her home, she designed a range of textiles and tableware in subtle shades. What inspires you? I love minimalist design and have always been drawn to the unfussy and uncluttered. My designs are inspired by all sorts of things in our lovely Sussex garden, from wildflowers and wildlife, to the pineapple statues by the steps leading…

3 min
food notes

We want this now... It's preserving time! Turn foraged blackberries and apples into tasty jam using this stainless steel Maslin jam pan, £29.99, Lakeland. At 4.5L, it's a nice and compact size, and works on all hob types. The thick base means a longer boiling time, so you won't have to worry about burning or sticking, and it’s oven safe up to an impressive 260°C. OUR FAVOURITE PIE MAKERS Brockleby’s Founded in 2003, Brockleby’s is headed up by farmers and pie makers of Melton Mowbray. The company bakes up to 10,000 pies every week from their own beef, other meats and locally sourced ingredients. Managing director Ian Jalland tells us more... What’s so special about your pies? Our pies are special because not only are they delicious but provenance of ingredients is important to us.…

2 min
garden notes

BORDER CARE As autumn approaches, some choose to cut back borders now while others wait for spring. Neither time is wrong but here are some advantages… Autumn: • Cut back perennials and it will be easier to plant spring bulbs. • Low-growing winter-flowering plants such as snowdrops will be seen. Spring: • Untouched borders provide cover for wildlife. • Seed heads and foliage can look stunning with a dusting of frost. Q&A WITH A SHARING GARDENER Create a kid’s paradise Award-winning designer Ann-Marie Powell has designed gardens for Greenfingers, the charity that creates inspiring outdoor spaces for children in hospices. What is the most important feature for a child’s garden? Children love a space of their own. Creating a den using a rhododendron or using willow to build a wigwam to make the space feel private is a great way…

2 min
our favourite shop for design expertise willow lifestyle

Situated on Lymington’s Georgian high street, Willow Lifestyle has become a magnet for visitors to the town. Store owner Rob Burns and his team of stylists sell a curated collection of furniture and home accessories, and customers are encouraged to bring along photos of their homes to receive advice on what colours would work, or how to handle problem areas. Rob tells us more... WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO SET UP YOUR SHOP? A love of all things design, from amazing architecture to inspired interiors. My family has always been in retail, so it was a natural progression for me to open Willow Lifestyle in 2009. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SHOP STYLE? Our location on the south coast, with the New Forest on our doorstep, has led to our particular spin on…