Country Homes & Interiors September 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

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the mood of the moment: embracing change

There’s nothing like a pandemic to focus the mind on what’s important in life. I found myself reconnecting with old friends and reassessing my career goals. Interior designer Francesca Rowan Plowden realised that she could use her skills to benefit stressed-out NHS staff, which led to a new charity project, Design Havens for Heroes. She’s mobilised a small army of interiors experts to transform rooms for key workers. See her story on page 73. Change can be exciting and terrifying in equal measure, but we hope you’ll find comfort and escapism in this issue, which is full of beautiful homes to drool over and ideas for mini projects to keep you moving forward. P.S. Have you found us on Instagram, yet? Follow @countryhomesmag to get a sneak peek at beautiful homes and…

2 min
things that make us happy... september


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design news

Bedtime style Take the bespoke route to stylish sleep with Soho Home’s new made-to-measure bed service. Made from solid hardwood and available in multiple shapes and sizes, simply pick your favourite frame and choose from 16 colours in super-fine velvet or linen sourced from a 150-year-old mill – all made and delivered in under nine weeks. We adore the Gerrard double bed in Linen Antelope, £3,095, Soho Home. BOOK CORNER ALERT Stylist Sara Bird and photographer Dan Duchars create many of the gorgeous Deco Style pages in our magazine. Their new book, Home for the Soul (£19.99, Ryland Peters & Small), is an inspirational guide to creating stylish interiors that spark happiness, while respecting the planet, with thoughtful, sustainable decorating and design ideas. Available from 22 September. Linwood’s new velvets Kami is a heady mix…

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world class

“WE’RE BOTH COLLECTORS BUT LUKE IS MORE INTO GRITTY SALVAGE ITEMS AND I ERR TOWARDS A MORE NOSTALGIC LOOK. IT’S A GOOD COMBINATION ” Leanne Chandler’s converted barn and stables lie at the end of a sun-dappled lane in the Kent countryside; a setting that is quintessentially English. Yet, inside, she has combined all she loves about vintage style with decorative twists that originate further from home. ‘A lot of my inspiration is from a family trip we took just before we embarked on this renovation,’ she says. The family spent two months travelling around Asia, Australia and New Zealand, where Leanne soaked up plenty of ideas to bring back. This long, timber-clad building was forged from three outbuildings – a barn, some stables and two garages – that came with a…

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on our doorstep

Visit… ‘We love Sissinghurst Castle Garden ( uk/sissinghurst-castle-garden). We can take one of the many lovely footpaths that meander through the woods to walk there.’ Shop at… ’Cranbrook has lots of lovely independent shops. Duck and Dog (@duck_and_dog) is a favourite with a gorgeous collection of one-off interior pieces, books, accessories and linen clothes.’ Go for a meal at… ‘The Milk House ( in Sissinghurst. It has a gorgeous beer garden with views over the orchards and a seasonal menu.’…

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faded glory

Sylvie and Pierre Delcroix fell in love with this 17th-century Normandy barn at their first viewing and decided to buy it on the spot. The estate agent who took them for the viewing was taken aback. ‘He had many more appointments lined up for us, but we were very clear about what we wanted,’ says Sylvie. The couple were immediately struck by the vast, lofty spaces inside the converted barn, as well as its tree-filled, secluded garden. ‘There was a soothing quality to the house and landscape that I craved,’ says Sylvie. ‘I also love this corner of Calvados, close to the small town of Meulles, as I spent much of my childhood not far from here with my grandmother and cousins in an old building she renovated.’ “I SCOURED LOCAL ANTIQUES…