Country Homes & Interiors September 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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the mood of the moment: stretching out the summer

I’m still enjoying fresh early-mornings on the patio with a coffee and the cat (we listen to the birdsong together) and evenings sipping rosé while watching the bats swoop. I intend to keep my shoes open-toed until it’s too frosty to bear, squeezing out the last drops of slow summer living until I’m ready to embrace the change of seasons and the sudden slide into (whisper it!) Christmas. On that note, those of you who love to plan ahead might like to know that the fourth Country Homes & Interiors Christmas fair will be taking place at Stonor Park, Oxfordshire, from 21-24 November. Tickets are on sale soon – look out for info in the October issue. Have you found us on Instagram, yet? Follow @countryhomesmag to get a sneak peek at beautiful…

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


1 min
design news

Yonder launches vegan silk cushions Sabra silk is a cruelty-free fabric made from cactus fibres, and the chosen material for Yonder’s new collection of super stylish vegan cushions. Showcasing the brand’s signature Moroccan-boho flair, they are available in a wanderlust-y selection of colours, patterns and sizes – we’ll take them all! Vegan cushion in Denim Blue, £52, Yonder. OTTO TILES ACE THE GRAPHIC TILE TREND It’s your move! Inspired by the ancient game of backgammon, Otto Tiles & Design has created this fun and stylish new motif. Featuring precise, interlocking triangles, these individually handcrafted pieces create a striking and graphic interior. Suitable for walls and floors, both indoors and out. Gammon encaustic cement tiles in Beige and White, £96sq m, Otto Tiles and Design. INDIGENOUS SERVES UP NEW CERAMICS Available in a rainbow of glazes,…

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history revealed

Having several hundred years of history to contend with always makes a house renovation more complicated. For Stephanie and Steven Thorne’s 17th-century farmhouse, its epic age meant a challenging journey as the couple transformed the dated interior into a gracefully refined modern country home, learning plenty about its past along the way. The farmhouse, set romantically amid acres of Dorset countryside, was never going to be a project for the faint hearted, but Steve had learnt from the experience of two previous renovations. ‘I discovered it by chance while browsing a property website, but because I’d promised Steph that our existing home would be the last I’d renovate, I went to see it on my own first,’ says Steve. It was the height of summer and he was beguiled by the…

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living the dream

Have you made any unusual finds? We found an entire tree trunk supporting a wall in the kitchen! Have you seen photos of the house in the past? Our neighbour was born here and she has shared some of her family photos with us. We also have one of the house after the 1947 roof fire. Does the house have any local connections? It has connections with Canford Manor (now Canford School) in Wimborne, the former home of Lord and Lady Wimborne, as well as the hamlet of Knighton, which is thought to have been a medieval deer park during the reign of King Edward III.…

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on our doorstep

Visit… ‘We love visiting Kingston Lacy ( kingstonlacy), a National Trust-run 17th-century country manor house with an extensive collection of art, Egyptian artefacts and exquisite formal gardens to explore.’ Shop at… ‘Individual Interior Design ( uk) in Westbourne. It has a wonderful selection of wallpapers, fabrics and furnishings. John Bell (Bell’s Fisheries, 01202 884754) is a wonderful fishmonger who knows all of his customers’ names and PJ Keating ( is my family butcher, both based in Wimborne.’ Go for a meal at… ‘We adore The Tickled Pig ( in Wimborne. The food is delicious and the ingredients come from local Dorset suppliers.’…