Country Homes & Interiors April 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: hooked on happy colour

For some reason, I associate April with colour. Perhaps it’s because as our grey, northern European winter light brightens into spring, colours become more noticeable. It’s a potentially design-dangerous time, chez Richmond, as I get the urge to paint every wall and piece of furniture, and impulse-buy jazzy cushions. Anything could happen. This time last year, I did our north-facing living room in Dayroom Yellow, which raised eyebrows (but luckily didn’t result in decorator’s remorse – it’s such a happy shade). This year, I’m feeling tempted by the fondant-pink front door on page 15 and wait until you see our ’A Brush With Blush’ story on page 74. Resistance is futile… P.S. Have you found us on Instagram, yet? Follow @countryhomesmag to get a sneak peek at beautiful homes and the inside…

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


2 min
design news

Sustainable bed linen at Sainsbury’s Home Turning the bedtime dream of a life without single-use plastic into wide-awake reality, Sainsbury’s Home has launched an exclusive range of bedlinen – made from a blend of recycled polyester and BCI cotton – presented in a fabric bag, fastened with a coconut husk button and jute string. Fitted sheets in Pink Floral, White Geo and Grey Plain, all £12 for a double, Sainsbury’s Home REFRESHING COLOUR FROM LSA INTERNATIONAL Pairing traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design, Gems tumblers are inspired by the faceted shapes and lustrous hues of polished semi-precious stones. Each piece is painted by hand and enhanced with a fluted, tactile finish. Pick from a fun assortment of Garnet, Amber, Lustre and Jade colourways, available in two perfect hand-to-mouth sizes of 310ml and 560ml. (Shown…

5 min
new bloom

“TOBY ALWAYS SAID IT WOULD BE A 10 YEAR PROJECT, BUT I NAIVELY THOUGHT WE COULD DO IT IN FIVE ” Flower-filled and decorated in the colours of a spring bouquet, it’s no surprise that this Cotswold home also doubles as a base for owner Charlie Quartley’s floristry business, The Flower Fairies. In fact, when she and her husband, Toby, bought it in 2011, their first priority was to create her studio. ‘I had a change of career when the children were born,’ says Charlie. ‘I longed for something that would express my creativity and allow me to be at home with the children. A few arrangements and a couple of friends’ weddings later and my path was set.’ The family’s previous home was a new build; this time they were looking…

1 min
living the dream

Do you use the studio for anything other than flower arranging? ‘I run workshops, too. As I have to fit these in around weddings, I tend to hold wreath-making classes at Christmastime and floristry skills, such as the art of wiring, in early spring.’ Is the studio also a shop or is it by appointment only? ‘It’s purely by appointment as all stock is for specific orders, weddings or events. This also allows me to better manage my work/life balance.’ What are the benefits of working from home? ‘Childcare is easier to manage and, of course, it was helpful for project managing the renovations.’…

1 min
on our doorstep...

Visit... ‘Blenheim Palace (, set in beautiful parkland and formal gardens, is a wonderful day out for the family.’ Shop at… ‘The Market Garden ( near Witney, a great village greengrocer’s and deli, specialising in organic, vegetarian and vegan produce, locally grown and sourced – ideal for a daily shop!’ Go for a meal at... ‘Worton Organic Garden (wortonorganicgarden. com) near Cassington is a lovely destination to meet friends and enjoy homemade cakes in the fabulous cafe. There is also a well-stocked farm shop.’…