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The English HomeThe English Home

The English Home September 2019

The English Home brings you seasonal British design and lifestyle throughout the year. Every issue includes quintessentially British kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and living rooms, with useful advice from leading interior designers and architects on how to achieve classic, elegant style.

United Kingdom
Chelsea Magazine
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$6.75(Incl. tax)
$59.98(Incl. tax)
12 Issues


1 min.
a letter from home

Cherishing Britain’s manufacturing skills and home-grown talents is top of mind for many consumers. Some might frame this in the context of three years of Brexit talks, others might feel that seeing closures of big employers, such as those in the car industry or on the high street, has made them think more closely about supporting British-based brands. These are undoubtedly important factors, but I take a much longer-term view. For me, the growing interest in indigenous ‘making’ is a completely natural extension of the rediscovery and appreciation of slow food, organic produce and local independent businesses, aligned with thoughts of carbon footprints and low-air miles. And like these movements, I believe it exemplifies a desire to feel a human connection with the things we choose to buy. In my own…

1 min.
behind the scenes...

Being a journalist should demand an insatiable level of curiousity, and that goes for interiors journalists, too. “It’s not all fluff and cushions,” as I’m fond of telling my husband. Sometimes, I’m shocked to think that I have amassed some 25 or more years of being nosy! Yet those years have afforded me the incredible opportunity of gleaning a basic understanding of a wide range of makers’ skills. I’ve seen kitchen cabinetry created, range-cooker panels hand-sprayed, taps sand-cast, tableware painted, carpets woven and mattresses hand-stitched. I’ve also seen paint mixed, tiles baked, loos glazed, glass mouth-blown, wood steam-bent, and wallpaper and fabric printed. And still there is so much to learn. I highly recommend visiting a factory if you get the chance – it’s a fascinating education.…

1 min.
the english home

EDITORIAL Editor-in-Chief Kerryn Harper-Cuss Executive Editor Samantha Scott-Jeffries Managing Editor Sarah Feeley Art Editor Claire Hicks Contributing Art Editor Matt Griffiths Sub Editor Lea Tacey Decorating Editor Katy Mclean Features Editor Eve Middleton Homes & Lifestyle Editor Clair Wayman Editor-at-Large Kate Freud ADVERTISING Head of Market Freddy Halliday 020 7349 3744; freddy.halliday@chelseamagazines.com Advertisement Manager William Bernard 020 7349 3749; william.bernard@chelseamagazines.com Advertisement Account Executive Madeleine Burgess 020 7349 3711; madeleine.burgess@chelseamagazines.com Advertisement Sales Executive Jasmin Nissa Shaw 020 7349 3732; jasmin.shaw@chelseamagazines.com Advertising Production 01202 472781; allpointsmedia.co.uk PUBLISHING Chairman Paul Dobson Chief Operating Officer Kevin Petley Chief Financial Officer Vicki Gavin Director of Media James Dobson Publisher Caroline Scott Interim Publisher Lindsay Greatbatch Circulation Manager Daniel Webb EA to Chairman Sarah Porter CHELSEA CREATE Managing Director Steve Ross Partnerships Director Lyndal Beeton ONLINE Digital Product Manager Ben Iskander Email Marketing Manager Emma Shriwardhankar Digital Executive Jenny Choo PRODUCTION Reprographics Manager Neil Puttnam Printing William Gibbons Ltd…

2 min.
home comforts


1 min.
lady mary’s bedroom

Whatever drama may be unfolding in Lady Mary’s life, she can rest assured her bedroom will always be an elegant oasis of calm where even the flowers never fade (the Downton Abbey film crew use faux flowers for continuity). The maids busily keep the mahogany furniture and accessories pristine, plump the pillows, air the newly introduced eiderdown and provide a ready supply of tea. FEATURE CHARIS WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS (DOWNTON ABBEY) © JAAP BUITENDIJK/COURTESY OF FOCUS FEATURES; (FRIAR’S CHAIR) © BARRY MACDONALD; (EIDERDOWN) © LUCA PIFFARETTI…

1 min.
mrs patmore’s kitchen

Mrs Patmore runs a tight ship in the kitchen at Downton Abbey, not just creating delicious treats for Lord and Lady Grantham, their family and guests upstairs, but also keeping a close eye on all the kitchen staff. Whilst deeply suspicious of any new gadgets and inventions, preferring instead to stick to her trusty copper pans, jelly moulds and mixing by hand, Mrs Patmore has had to acquiesce to having electric lighting fitted. FEATURE CHARIS WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS (MRS PATMORE) © JAAPBUITENDIJK/COURTESY OF FOCUS FEATURES; (LAKELAND) ©MIKE COOK IMAGING; (DAYLESFORD) © AC COOPER…