Country Homes & Interiors November 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: cosying up, snuggling down

The November issue is always one of my favourites – a celebration of home comforts and the pure joy of closing the door behind you, swapping muddy boots for slippers and trying to persuade the cat to budge up in the prime spot by the fire (it never works). This year, I’m really proud to announce that Country Homes & Interiors has launched its own range of furniture in partnership with One.World. We’ve really enjoyed developing these ‘Modern Country Classics’ – good quality pieces that will form the backbone of your country interior and give you a versatile foundation for building and evolving your style year after year. Find out more on page 10… P.S. Don’t forget to buy your tickets! Tickets to Country Homes & Interiors Christmas are on sale now…

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


1 min
design news

The Penny drops at Terence Conran Slotting stylishly into both classic settings and contemporary schemes, the striking Penny tables from Content by Terence Conran are an undeniable blend of beauty and practicality. Fusing the timeless elegance of a cool marble top with the treacle tones and tapered silhouette of an acacia base, this lovely lady is available in two heights (52cm and 42cm), in classic Black or White. Penny large White table, £279; small Black, £249. WE’RE LOVING LIBERTY’S SUMPTUOUS SATEENS Off to the airing cupboard with you, boring bedlinen! Put Plain Jane designs in their place with Liberty’s luxury range of ultra-soft cotton sateen duvet covers and pillowcases, all printed with archival designs. It’s the jewel-like choice for bold and beautiful interiors. Prices start at £300 for a double set. New finishes added…

4 min
where mid-century meets country

Moving to the UK from Australia, Christen Pears and Chris Blake had a pretty clear idea of what they wanted from their new home. ‘We were specifically looking for a property with holiday cottages,’ says Christen. ‘I travelled ahead of Chris with an agreed list of nine properties to view in Cornwall and Devon. But that search stopped short after the very first viewing. This house ticked so many boxes and felt so right, I just knew it was meant to be.’ Cancelling the other viewings was a bold move, especially for a house that wasn’t the classic Georgian property Christen had thought she wanted. ‘I love that look but this house, although lacking in period features, had the cottages we wanted, space for a Pilates studio and an amazing garden,’…

1 min
on my doorstep...

Visit… ‘The spectacular stretch of coastline between Zennor and The Gurnard’s Head. Autumn is the perfect time to visit when the crowds have thinned and the weather is still warm.’ Shop at… ‘The Leach Pottery Shop (, for beautiful pieces by both the studio and local makers.’ Go for a meal at… ‘The Victoria Inn ( An award-winning pub situated a couple of miles away in the coastal village of Perranuthnoe. It serves local, seasonal food. We like to work up an appetite by walking there along the South West Coast Path. Also Tremenheere Kitchen (tremenheere ) for delicious breakfasts.’…

1 min
living the dream

How do you make a mix of different furniture styles work? ‘I simply choose pieces of furniture that appeal to me. I suppose I was subconsciously following Josef Frank’s idea of Accidentism; in other words, if you mix styles and objects you like they will somehow blend harmoniously together.’ Which mid-century European finds are the best fit for an English country backdrop? ‘Rustic pieces with an emphasis on wood and leather lend themselves to a country setting.’ What about pattern and colour? ‘I’m quite cautious when it comes to pattern. When I do use it, it tends to be subtle. The exception is Josef Frank’s glorious botanical prints.’…