Country Homes & Interiors July 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

1 min
the mood of the moment: alfresco everything

It’s the season of dawn-till-dusk outdoor living, from breakfast in the early morning sun to sundowners in the evening cool. Sitting at the kitchen table with the bifold doors pulled back, working-from-home days are fraught with temptation: ‘screen break’ dead-heading sessions and the urge to join the cat lounging on the hammock, lazily watching bees from our neighbour’s hives go about their business. This issue is full of garden hopes and dreams – it’s got me hankering after a Nordic-style hot tub like the Szczygielski’s (page 43) and a cutting garden inspired by Heather Gorringe’s flower farm on page 66, and I hope it will get you daydreaming, too… Have you found us on Instagram, yet? Follow @countryhomesmag to get a sneak peek at beautiful homes and the inside track on interiors-industry…

2 min
things we can’t live without... july


1 min
design news

Alfresco shades from Frenchic paint Transform tired outdoor furniture with a Frenchic makeover. The chalk and mineral paint brand has introduced three new shades perfect for a cottage garden, including City Slicker (top) and Dusky Blush. The eco-friendly formula requires no stirring or shaking, and is both hard wearing and weatherproof. £17.95 for 750ml. ROMO DEBUTS ALL-WEATHER FABRICS We’re a big fan of Romo, so we’re thrilled to see its first-ever outdoor weaves. The Mokolo range features geometric and foliage designs in shades of mid-blue, green, yellow and henna – with every fabric colour-fast, mould-resistant, oil- and water-repellent, and breathable. Phew! Our top picks: the namesake Mokolo geo combined with leafy Kelani for alfresco style. Prices start at £65m. FALCON LAUNCHES NEW COLOURS Just in time for the annual camping trip, the enamelware institution has…

2 min
meet kathryn davey, textile designer

What sparked your passion for natural dyes? I lived in San Francisco in my twenties and became involved with the local creative community. There was a wonderful shop called the Dharma Trading Co nearby and I was inspired by its selection of raw materials, organic fabrics and dye supplies. I began experimenting at home with Indigo dying and soon fell in love with the technique. How did your business come about? When I moved back to Ireland in 2014, I decided to focus all my attention on turning my passion into a viable business. At first I found the move difficult, but in other ways it’s been so positive. I launched my first line of linen homeware at Showcase (a platform for design talent) and have been working overtime ever since! Talk…

4 min
a different frame of mind

“WE CHOSE INDIVIDUAL PIECES OF FURNITURE AND OLDER PIECES THAT ARE DISTRESSED TO CREATE AN ECLECTIC LOOK ” Building their own home was never on Elizabeth and Derek Sandeman’s bucket list. But, like many of life’s big decisions, it seemed the obvious choice in retrospect. They were driven by the desire to remain in the idyllic New Forest village where they had lived for nearly 20 years. ‘We had a lovely period house, but it was expensive to run,’ says Elizabeth. ‘Our children were leaving home, so we decided to move somewhere smaller. As we love the village, we didn’t want to go too far.’ Few properties come up for sale in the area, so when a bungalow on a large plot of land went on the market, Elizabeth and Derek hurried…

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on my doorstep...

Visit… ‘Furzey Gardens (023 8081 2464, There’s a sweet café and shop, and children can hunt for hidden fairy doors. The gardening is partly done by local students with learning disabilities.’ Shop at…‘Noah Valentine ( in Milford on Sea. It sells eclectic, large and characterful vintage items. Many other pieces in our home are from our son Peter’s business, Bowen Trading, at Bournemouth Vintage Emporium.’ Go for a meal at… ‘The Rockingham Arms (01794 324798,, a country pub with a lovely ambience, great food and friendly service.’…