Country Homes & Interiors May 2019

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

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things we can’t live without may

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our favourite shop clifton nurseries, surrey

Clifton has long been one of our favourite London garden centres, so its opening in Surrey last year got our green fingers twitching. We caught up with nursery manager Philip Woolf to find out more about the new country location… WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO OPEN A NEW BRANCH IN SURREY? Although very different to our historic London nursery, Clifton Surrey is equally unique and beautiful, and there’s lots more space for extensive selections of plants, pots and outdoor living and cooking ranges. TELL US ABOUT THE COMPANY'S GARDEN ETHOS? The Clifton Nurseries mission is, ‘Inspiring gardeners since 1851’ – the year the company began. We want to surprise and delight our customers with everything we offer, from designing, building and maintaining dream gardens, through to showcasing a beautiful range of plants, garden accessories…

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make a house a home a classic dining chair

Pretty pastel crockery and table linens offer a welcome splash of colour against natural wood and classic ticking upholstery. From lazy Sunday breakfasts to big family get-togethers, the dining area is often the heart of the country home. With this in mind, choosing the right chairs is essential for creating a relaxed atmosphere. WHAT’S THE STORY? Originally a symbol of power and influence, the chair was reserved for those in authority for much of its early history – most people would have sat on a stool or bench. The Industrial Revolution of the late 1700s brought about the mass production of dining chairs. Cost-effective and quick to produce, they soon became commonplace. Since then, trends have come and gone, but today’s dining chairs are virtually identical to those dating back hundreds of…

4 min
love at first sight

I had ’ always wanted to live near water, says Cathy Jacks, recalling the moment she and her late husband, Brian, saw this house in a magazine, just as they decided to make the move away from London. ‘It’s half an hour’s drive from the sea and has its own large lake, attracting kingfishers, heron and other wildlife. It even has a pontoon with a rowing boat. When we first set eyes on the property, corny as it sounds, it was love at first sight.’ The earliest part of the house dates back to the 16th century, built as a single living space with a central fireplace and a hole in the ceiling to extract the smoke. ‘That original room has been added on to many times through the centuries, ending…

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be inspired by cathy’s hall

Use statement mirrors in a reception area to instantly open up an enclosed area, disperse daylight and add visual interest. Cathy’s style secret… Experiment with eclectic finds collected over time to bring happy memories home.…

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windowpane mirror

The must-have addition in today’s modern country home, these Victorian-inspired window designs make an impressive piece in their own right. Striking, oversized styles favour a distressed wood or aged metal frame finish, to offer timeless appeal. Classical interiors adore tall, floorstanding arch designs, while more contemporary settings might favour a bold, graphic silhouette in a dark metal frame. Where to buy… • Homelia for beautiful, hand-selected, reclaimed styles.• Graham and Green for large, industrial-style hero pieces.• Cox & Cox for indoor and outdoor options.…