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The English Home

The English Home Interior Design Bookazine

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.

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United Kingdom
Chelsea Magazine
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
a letter from home

We’ve never had so many options to choose from in order to decorate our homes and perhaps that’s why the challenge of redesigning a space or refreshing a favourite room can feel as exciting as it is daunting. The best way for most of us to hone our interiors style, decide what design choices make our heart sing or find the perfect solution to a design dilemma is to research and be inspired by what we see. That’s why our 2021 Interior Design Guide focuses on exploring real-life schemes for every room of an English home. From sitting rooms to home offices, there is an abundance of inspiring approaches to choose from and all in elegant, English style. We’re hugely grateful to some of our favourite interior designers and the homeowners who…

10 min
serene sitting rooms

Personal style and architectural considerations are priorities when considering the design and layout of a sitting room. However, function is undeniably an important factor too – where some may require a sleek, elegant space for evening drinks and entertaining, others may need a family-friendly room where different generations can come together and relax in each other’s company. How best then to blend these varying elements? We talk to leading designers to glean insights on key projects of theirs and highlight stylish and effective solutions. Louise Bradley on combining a contemporary aesthetic with a period property Interior designer Louise Bradley provides insights on fulfilling a brief to create a luxurious, contemporary setting that was sympathetic to the history of a Grade II listed property. The brief “The main house at the estate – a 130-acre…

3 min
expert resources for sitting room projects

SOFAS & ARMCHAIRS BALMAIN & BALMAIN Tel 01672 870414 balmain.co.uk BEAUMONT & FLETCHER Tel 020 7352 5594 beaumontandfletcher.com JOHN SANKEY Tel 0115 946 2121 johnsankey.co.uk PERCH & PARROW Tel 020 8629 1166 perchandparrow.com RAFT FURNITURE Tel 0800 014 9860 raftfurniture.co.uk SOFA WORKSHOP Tel 0808 291 3059 sofaworkshop.com THE DORMY HOUSE Tel 01264 365808 thedormyhouse.com THE SOFA & CHAIR COMPANY Tel 020 8752 8935 thesofaandchair.co.uk UPHOLSTERERS ALBERT E CHAPMAN Tel 020 8449 9737 ATELIER ELLIS atelierellis.co.uk CROWTHER & SONS Tel 01522 510520 crowtherandsons.com DUDGEON SOFAS Tel 020 7589 0322 dudgeonsofas.com GEORGE SMITH Tel 020 7384 1004 georgesmith.com BESPOKE FURNITURE MAKERS ARCHER & SMITH Tel 01793 740375 archersmith.co.uk CLOCK HOUSE FURNITURE Tel 01620 842870 clockhouse-furniture.co.uk DAVID SEYFRIED Tel 020 7823 3848 davidseyfried.com GOSLING Tel 020 7498 8335 tgosling.com HOWARD & SONS LONDON Tel 020 7482 2156 howardandsonslondon.com I & JL BROWN Tel 020 7736 4141 ijlbrown.com JACK TRENCH Tel 020 8885 6444 jacktrench.co.uk JOHN MAKEPEACE Tel 01308 862204 johnmakepeace.com JULIAN CHICHESTER Tel 020 7622 2928 julianchichester.com NEJ STEVENSON Tel 024 7654 4662 nejstevenson.co.uk PETER HALL & SON Tel 01539 821633 peter-hall.co.uk PETREL FURNITURE Tel…

3 min
crafted from nature

When the artist and designer Tom Raffield first discovered the traditional, age-old technique of steam-bending wood to craft into beautiful designs, it was something of a revelatory moment. As a young man, studying for his degree in 3D Sustainability and Design, it proved to be the start of a journey of discovery, where he would continue to develop and understand the process until he knew he could produce everything from seats to tables and lighting using the technique. In 2008 he launched his eponymous company and has since become one of the world leaders in his craft. Raffield realised that, through this ecological technique, he could create intricate curves and twists, mimicking organic shapes and celebrating the very thing that inspires him – nature. But it was not an easy process.…

10 min
inviting kitchens

Whilst a kitchen plays an important utilitarian role in any home, not all homeowners want it to look overtly practical. Indeed, many prefer the functionality of the space to be underplayed in terms of the design aesthetic, seeking instead to create a space that is inviting and characterful. This allows it to serve as a welcoming backdrop for entertaining or daily dining as well as for having areas for preparing meals and the inevitable clearing up. Our kitchen special showcases truly beautiful and carefully considered schemes from interior and kitchen designers who generously share some of their design insights and processes. Professional designers know how to incorporate unexpected colour and pattern into a scheme, how to maximise the impact of architectural features or reinstate period charm, look at fresh ways…

1 min
expert resources for kitchen projects

BARNES OF ASHBURTON Tel 01364 653613 barnesofashburton.co.uk BURBIDGE Tel 024 76671600 burbidge.co.uk CHARLIE KINGHAM Tel 01483 338888 charliekingham.co.uk CHRISTOPHER PETERS Tel 01926 832511 christopherpeters.com DAVONPORT Tel 0845 468 0025 davonport.com DEVOL Tel 01509 261000 devolkitchens.co.uk HARVEY JONES Tel 0800 389 6938 harveyjones.com HUMPHREY MUNSON Tel 01371 821300 humphreymunson.co.uk LEDBURY STUDIO Tel 0207 566 6794 ledburystudio.com MARTIN MOORE Tel 0845 180 0015 martinmoore.com MCCARRON AND COMPANY Tel 01380 859299 mccarronandco.com NAKED KITCHENS Tel 01328 838854 nakedkitchens.com ORWELLS Tel 01473 680091 orwellsfurniture.co.uk PLAIN ENGLISH Tel 020 7486 2674 plainenglishdesign.co.uk SIMON TAYLOR Tel 01296 488207 simon-taylor.co.uk SMALLBONE OF DEVIZES Tel 020 7589 5998 smallbone.co.uk THE WHITE KITCHEN COMPANY Tel 01604 821003 thewhitekitchencompany.com TOM HOWLEY Tel 0161 848 1200 tomhowley.co.uk UNFITTED Tel 01608 650065 unfitted.co.uk PHOTOGRAPHS P30-31 © BOZ GAGOVSKI; P32-33 (KATIE FONTANA) © ANTONY CROLLA; (INTERIORS & CHRISTOPHER HOWE) © CLAUDIA ROCHA;P35 © RAY MAIN; P36 © BILL BATTEN, (PORTRAIT) © TRENT MCMINN; P39 © CHARLIE O’BEIRNE OF LUKONIC.COM…