Country Homes & Interiors February 2020

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: appreciating the simple things

If there’s a month for focusing on self care, February is it. When winter’s doing its worst, all you can do is batten down the hatches and ride it out. Small, positive steps are the key: I can recommend a cathartic sort-out of the kitchen ‘random things’ drawer or under-stair cupboard; experimental, pantry-clearing soup-making and long soaks with Epsom salts and a Rebus novel. You’ll find even more (gin-free) survival strategies in this issue, from aromatherapy and journaling (page 128) to one-pot suppers (page 134) and gifts to make for your Valentine (page 124) for a happy and healthy month. Bring on spring! P.S. Have you found us on Instagram, yet? Follow @countryhomesmag to get a sneak peek at beautiful homes and the inside track on interiors-industry news, events and people. No…

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


1 min
design news

Eco innovation at Ligne Roset Embracing the move towards 100% recycled homeware, Ligne Roset has launched its All the Way range of rugs, weaving strips of cork together with recycled swimsuit and T-shirt offcuts from the Portuguese fashion industry. Showcasing a soft neutral and pastel palette, the designs benefit from cork’s natural durability and thermal and acoustic insulation. Sustainability has never looked so stylish! All the Way runner, £867, designed by Susana Godinho for Ligne Roset. THORNBACK & PEEL’S NEW CUSHION RANGE Oh happy Dog & Daisies! Our quirky screenprinting fave, Thornback & Peel, has produced its first cushion collection, available in some of its most popular signature prints. Treat your sofas and chairs to an easy update with a pop of colour and pattern. Daisy & Dog cushion in Oatmeal/ Oyster, 45x45cm,…

4 min
best in show

“IT WOULD HAVE BEEN EASIER TO PLASTER EVERY WALL, BUT WE FELT IT WAS ESSENTIAL TO RETAIN THE CHARACTER OF THE BARN” There’s a romance to returning to your roots, but real life can make it tricky to find that happy ending, as Polly and George Phillips know. They grew up in the Cotswolds and were itching to find a way back. ‘We met there, we love the area and consider it home,’ says Polly. But they were both working in Bath and finding time to property-hunt was tricky. Then one afternoon, as they strolled through the farm owned by George’s family near Bibury, Gloucestershire, the solution – in all its mud-spattered glory – appeared. ‘We were mulling over the future of a ramshackle old grain store at the edge of the…

1 min
living the dream

What are the benefits of spending time outside? ‘I feel better able to cope with busy days if I put my computer and phone away and get outside for a while.’ Any favourite activities? ‘George and I both love walking and horse riding. I also enjoy fly fishing.’ Name a nice winter walk ‘There is a well-signposted circular route, which starts from Bibury to Coln St Aldwyns, following the pretty River Coln with stunning views of the Cotswolds.’…

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on my doorstep...

Visit…‘Cotswold Woollen Weavers (, Lechlade, is a family-run woollen mill in 18th-century buildings, selling beautiful clothes, soft furnishings and interior pieces made by local tradesmen, with a wonderful museum of textile curiosities.’ Shop at… ‘The Upton Smokery ( outside Burford for smoked fish, pies and cured meats.’ Go for a meal at…‘The Wheatsheaf Inn (cotswoldswheatsheaf. com), Northleach, a 17th-century stone coaching inn with roaring fire, delicious food and local beer and cider.’ FEATURE AMELIA THORPE PHOTOGRAPHS PAUL CRAIG, (EXTERIOR AND PORTRAIT) DAVIDE LOVATTI…