Country Homes & Interiors October 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: celebrating the change of seasons

The simple pleasures that autumn brings are hard to resist. In our house, there are certain rituals attached: hauling out the slow cooker from the back of the cupboard for soup-making; a Sunday afternoon spent splitting and stacking logs ready for the first roaring fire; re-waterproofing everyone’s jackets and boots for leaf-peeping hikes. (I’m planning a return trip to the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in Scotland this year, which easily rivals anything New England can offer.) If you’re the forward-planning type, too, don’t forget to put the Country Homes & Interiors Christmas show in your calendar – tickets are on sale now and you’ll find all the details on page 12. Have you found us on Instagram, yet? Follow @countryhomesmag to get a sneak peek at beautiful homes and the inside track…

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


1 min
design news

Bright idea! Anglepoise + Paul Smith Putting the spotlight on innovative British style, Anglepoise and Paul Smith have launched their latest collaboration. British countryside colours dominate – deep earthy burgundy, leaden grey, sky blue, dappled green and rich clay. The collection comprises a Type 75 desk lamp in both standard and mini, as well as a floor lamp. Available online at Anglepoise and in selected retailers. Type 75 floor lamp, £260, Paul Smith at Anglepoise. PIN-SHARP COLOUR-MATCHING AT VALSPAR Pinterest is a brilliant tool to spark your latest home project, but trying to recreate that must-have colour scheme can be tricky. Not any more! The clever clogs at Valspar have come to the rescue with a brand-new tool that analyses images uploaded from Pinterest, then matches the colours to its own paint range.…

4 min
a better way of life

Escaping the rat race and running their own holiday accommodation business was a long-held dream for Emily Hutchings and her husband Raymond Seager. ‘We had a 10-year plan to move from London to Devon,’ says Emily. ‘I grew up in the countryside and my parents have a holiday home in Devon, so the pull to the area was very strong. I’d spent every family holiday there since I was four!’ Frequent visits to Devon spurred the couple on, with Emily planning for a new career even before the move. ‘In London, I had a career in publishing, which wasn’t compatible with living in the middle of nowhere, so I retrained as a reflexologist and acupuncturist. Raymond too was keen to leave his job in the City. We just felt much happier…

1 min
living the dream

Why did you want to create eco-friendly accommodation? ‘Looking after the environment is important to us as a family, so it was a natural choice.’ How did you go about doing it? ‘I did extensive research on the internet and talked to a lot of people! We have laid 4.5km of piping in 700m of trenches in our field to provide the ground source heating we need; 120 solar panels provide our electricity.’ Did the building’s listed status create difficulties? ‘The main difficulty was incorporating enough insulation without disrupting historic features.’ What are the advantages of eco heating? ‘It benefits the environment and future generations. It also protects against rising energy costs from fossil fuels.’…

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on my doorstep...

Visit… ‘Dartington Hall ( near Totnes. Nestled among the beautiful gardens and stunning architecture of the hall, there is a rustic outdoor play area for children, a delicious café and even a cinema in the barn! There are also regular music and arts events.’ Shop at…‘Greenlife (greenlife. in Totnes is a fantastic ethical supermarket offering all things organic, vegetarian and vegan. Favourite interiors shops are Love Frankie ( and The Forest & Co (’ Go for a meal at… ‘We love to eat fish and chips on the beach with the kids at the Start Bay Inn ( at Torcross.’…