Country Homes & Interiors July 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: creating space for calm

Before COVID-19, I don’t think I really ‘got’ mindfulness, even though I loved the idea of it. But something about the anxiety and loss of control we’ve all been experiencing feels like permission to seek isolation, quiet and stillness without feeling guilty for dropping out of the everyday. Country Homes & Interiors is a monthly celebration of simpler living, connection to nature and slowing down, with ideas for finding your calm place in every issue. From real homes with soothing décor (from page 16) to luxurious showering (page 87) and bird-watching from a comfortable seat in the garden (pages 125 and 96), this one is no exception. Enjoy… 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…

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


1 min
design news

Join the band-ana Putting the spirit into summer, Caravane has launched the new Bandana collection – a combo of fresh colours and signature patterns inspired by our favourite headscarves. The get-happy range includes a linen paisley tray, romantic cushions, a plump comforter and a golden feature mirror, among other deliciously delicate updates. The Bandana cushion cover in Petal, 40x 55cm, £45. TOAST THE NEW MAKERS! Toast’s New Makers programme has returned, celebrating and supporting creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, and offering mentoring and a platform for talented artists. The New Makers for 2020 are ceramicists Polly Yates and Viv Lee; Wood sculptors Ambrose Vevers and John Hollington; and Pop & Jez, who create wheel-thrown pots and pans. Visit to shop their pieces. Introducing Noble Souls Timothy Oulton’s latest collection, Noble Souls, includes upholstered furniture with…

4 min
an eye to the future

Holly Keeling doesn’t do things by halves. ‘I tend to take a leap of faith when it comes to new opportunities,’ she says. Indeed, her vision and energy have led her on a steadily evolving path, taking her from a career as a fashion buyer to that of an interiors consultant. For many years, her studio and showroom were in a converted barn next to the Georgian farmhouse in rural Devon that she shares with husband Philip and their three children, Ben, Louis and Charlotte. But Holly missed the hustle and bustle of a busy town. With the family growing fast the couple began to feel their home would soon be too big for just the two of them. Three years ago, the solution to both issues presented itself in the form…

1 min
living the dream

What’s your advice when shopping for furnishings? ‘Always carry a tape measure and your room measurements – in case you find the perfect piece of furniture!’ How do you help your clients envisage a look? ‘I’m more than happy to invite a client here to look at my style and finishing touches for inspiration.’ What is the key to a successful scheme? ‘Don’t overthink it and be brave enough to mix things up.’…

4 min
the bespoke house

“BLUE IS MY FAVOURITE COLOUR, SO I USED DIFFERENT BLUES AND GREYS THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. THEN I PICKED SOFT FURNISHINGS IN THE SAME SHADES ❞ A yearning for more outside space and privacy prompted Helen and Victor Day to look for a plot on which to build the house of their dreams. ‘We were living in a small village completely surrounded by other houses,’ says Helen. They didn’t want to move from the neighbourhood where they both grew up, so when Victor came across the perfect plot, they decided there and then this was where they would build their home. The plot was large enough to build a substantial house for themselves and Helen’s parents, while retaining a three-quarter-acre garden. It was also the ideal location to realise Victor’s dream of building…