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The English Home

The English Home February 2021

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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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Chelsea Magazine
Frequency:
Monthly
$8.97(Incl. tax)
$71.84(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
a letter from home

It’s no secret that the interiors industry bustles with activity at the beginning of a new year, as many of us have considered how we might refresh interiors over the holidays or plan to add new pieces to our homes in the coming months. 2021, filled with hope and promise as we all look forwards, is also perhaps set to be a year in which we make more changes than usual, as many of us have had more time at home to consider what works well and how we might next adapt interiors to suit our changing lifestyles. Our February issue is therefore brimming with ideas for a fresh start. For those rethinking room schemes, our feature showcasing bespoke case studies by interior designers (page 83) explores elegant and functional solutions,…

3 min
home comforts

FEATURE EVE MIDDLETON PHOTOGRAPH P16 (HARRIS & HARRIS) © FRENCH & TYE…

1 min
leather craft

From accessories to flooring and furnishings, leatherwork can be employed on a variety of surfaces – its hardwearing and tactile qualities make it ideal for the demands of daily use. For a decorative twist, seek out items made with innovative leather crafts such as embroidery and cut work, along with raised surfaces including embossed, woven and animal-skin effect. In addition to classic dark tones, look to vivid or light-coloured leathers and those displaying detailed patterns and multicoloured effects – such as marble and painted leather – to enrich interiors with characterful features.…

1 min
blushing romance

The delicate hue of blush pink has a light and airy feel. In a sleek contemporary setting, play up its cooler notes with silvers, greys and blues; incorporate tonal ombre-effect blush fabrics and sparkling glass for a modern aesthetic. Within a traditional scheme, heighten the shade’s natural gentleness by mixing it with elegant whites, creams and antique woods; introduce classic floral blush fabrics and patterned wall treatments, alongside velvet furnishings that will create a timeless feel. To infuse a sophisticated romantic mood, add warmth with deep purples and rich golds and bronzes; complement opulent colours with blush paint and ornate embellishments.…

6 min
notebook

DIARY events worth noting TREASURES REVEALED Masterpieces of Venice by Canaletto (1697–1768), part of one of the most important private art collections in the world, will go on public display for the first time in more than 70 years. The 23 exquisite paintings are on loan from Woburn Abbey to The Holburne Museum in Bath. 22 January to 5 September; holburne.org ARTISTS SHOWCASE A major new art competition is inviting entries from artists of all levels, styles and media. With a prize fund of more than £10,000, The Viking Cruises British Art Prize 2021 offers artists the chance to sell their work to almost 1,000,000 art lovers and collectors. All shortlisted art will be exhibited at a London gallery. Closing date 18 February 2021. artistsandillustrators.co.uk/ britishartprize SPOTLIGHT Alice Temperley Having spent two decades designing luxurious clothes – awarded…

3 min
the london edit

FERMOIE When Tom Helme and Martin Ephson – the school friends who created the modern Farrow & Ball – decided to launch their own fabric company, Fermoie, in 2012, we knew it was going to be something special. Today they design and print signature fabrics and accessories, in, as expected, the prettiest shades and prints. Often the creations have traditional echoes, but all the designs are completely original. Each one is hand-drawn in the studio and then printed in-house using natural pigments and traditional screen-printing to create effects that intrigue. In an exciting move for 2021, Fermoie has begun paper-backing some of its designs, so clients can add its fabrics to walls as well as to soft furnishings. The Astrea design (below) – with its flowing design of stars and foliage in…