Country Homes & Interiors

Country Homes & Interiors June 2019

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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United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Future Publishing Ltd
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live life well

WHAT TO PICK, SEE & DO Pick... elderflowers, in season until mid-June Connect... with nature by taking part in The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild challenge (wildlifetrusts.org) See... an alfresco rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Packwood House, Yorkshire, 8 June, £16 (nationaltrust.org.uk) Learn... how to style summer blooms with Wild Bunch, 12 June, £220 (wildbunchflowers.co.uk) STYLE IN THE SLOW LANE The Slow Fashion movement is here, and the gorgeous garments by A Woodland Gathering encompass everything we love about it – stylish, simple and sustainable. Flotta blouse, £95, A Woodland Gathering. 3 reasons to… try a vegan diet 1 YOU’LL LOOK (AND FEEL) BEAUTIFUL Fruit and veg are packed with vitamins – great for our health, but they also keep skin, hair and nails looking lovely, too. 2 IT MIGHT MAKE YOU LIVE LONGER It may not…

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meet molly mahon, block printer

What sparked your love of block printing? I used to live in Barnes, very close to a beautiful interiors shop called Tobias and The Angel. The owner runs workshops and I decided to give block printing a go. It was like falling in love the first time I tried it; I’ve been hooked ever since. Do you have a background in design? No, I’ve worked hard training myself. I wrote to renowned designer Marthe Armitage, who has been printing from handmade lino cuts since the Fifties. She invited me to spend a day with her, which was invaluable. I then took up an apprenticeship, where I learned to mix dyes, set fabric and print straight. Where do you find inspiration? I spend a lot of time walking in the woods with my…

1 min.
enjoy 20% off at garden trading

With spring now in full bloom, it’s the perfect time for the garden to become your sanctuary once more. With lighter nights and rising temperatures stretching out ahead of us, and bank holidays, barbecues and brunches on the patio getting closer, Garden Trading’s latest collections are just the thing to help welcome the warmer weather. Embrace fresh, seasonal shades with the Bistro collection, inspired by the British countryside. From Dandelion to Peppermint, Dorset Blue to Earl Grey, each colour complements the natural colour palette of spring. With balmy nights setting the scene for entertaining, gather friends and family together for a meal that looks as good as it tastes with the Meze collection, inspired by Middle Eastern dining. Mix and match stunning ceramic bowls, sharing boards and brass cutlery to enjoy informal…

1 min.
3 clever design solutions

1 PICK-AND-MIX A SPLASHBACK The Gaillards found the splashback tiles in Provence, during one of many family holidays. ‘They’re from Pierre Basset, a tile shop in Salernes, a town famous for its hand-painted tiles,’ explains Jo. ‘As they didn’t have enough of one tile design left, we went to the shop’s warehouse and each picked out our favourite tiles, which we put together as a patchwork.’ 2 STYLE STATEMENT SHELVES At the far end of the room, past the dining area, a wall of modular bookshelves draws the eye through the space. Painting the bookshelves and the architectural woodwork around it (including the door, architraves and steel beams) in the same shade as the kitchen cabinetry unites the two zones. Filled with Jo’s bright cookery books and collection of pottery, the bookshelves bring…

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the mood of the moment shaking things up for summer

The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that this issue looks a bit different. In the same way that you suddenly notice that the wallpaper you loved a few years ago is looking dated or that you’ve been defaulting to the same haircut every time, we realised it was time for a makeover. Don’t worry – we haven’t ripped out the original features that give this place its character, but just modernised and updated it here and there. We hope you’ll find it easier on the eye and a more enjoyable read. There are a few new things in the mix – my personal favourite is our ‘Local Heroes’ series (page 131), dedicated to inspiring people who are building country communities. Have you found us on Instagram, yet? Follow @countryhomesmag to get…

2 min.
food vews

Cute coffee fix Our favourite retro-style kitchen brand, Smeg, is here to tackle our coffee cravings. Its first-ever drip filter machine has a whopping 10-cup capacity, and programmable start and warming functions, meaning you can have perfect mugs of Joe the whole day through. The pretty Fifties-style DCF02 also comes in six shades, so there’s bound to be one that matches your scheme, whether your kitchen is a haven for pastels, or an ode to modern brights. £179.99, Smeg FAST PREP FOR GREENS With veg patches overflowing with greens, just begging to be picked and put into a summery salad, we’re making good use of the Lettuce knife, £6 from Oxo. The plastic blade prevents bruising and browning while the holes work as a stripper – enabling you to remove leaves from kale, chard…