Country Homes & Interiors

Country Homes & Interiors August 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
Future Publishing Ltd
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2 min.
live life well

WHAT TO PICK, SEE & DO Pick... raspberries, in season until October Explore... UK holiday spots in a retro camper van ( Enjoy...delicious food, music and family fun at The Big Feastival in the Cotswolds, 23-25 August, £62 for an adult ticket ( Discover...workshops and stalls at the Country Craft Show, Henley-on-Thames, 23-26 August, £10 ( SWIM IN SUSTAINABLE STYLE British brand Bower’s latest collection of swimwear has been crafted from Econyl, an ecofriendly, vegan fibre regenerated from consumer waste such as discarded fishing nets found in the ocean. Choose from a range of bikinis, swimsuits and cover-ups. Therapy for your hair Turn to the ancient tradition of Indian Ayurvedic hair oiling (essentially regular scalp massages with deep conditioning treatments) to keep your hair in a happy place this summer. Amla, peppermint and grapefruit blends, from £24 for…

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buy the best... smart home security gadgets

SECURITY CAMERAS There’s a wide range to choose from on the market, with both the indoor and weather-resistant outdoor options capturing crisp, HD video. It’s worth noting that there’s a time limit on how long recordings are kept, with most brands requiring you to sign up to a monthly subscription service. VIDEO DOORBELLS Not going to be home for a delivery? These clever devices alert you (via your smartphone) when someone’s at the door so you can see and talk to them directly. They also double as a security camera that you can stream from in real time, should you be concerned about your home’s safety. SMART LOCKS Eliminating the need for a physical key, these neat locks turn your smartphone into one instead. Perfect for holiday homes, you need…

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things we can’t live without... august


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cool & calm

MAKE A SEAT THE STAR Choose a modern shaped chair with a striking floral pattern as a feature piece, and cool the sun’s rays with breezy voiles at the window. CREATE A LOOSE AND LOVELY FLORAL DISPLAY A simple arrangement of hand-picked flowers brings the freshness of the garden to a shelf or mantel. HANG STATEMENT SHADES DIY a feature pendant by hanging a cluster of miniature shades in mix-and-match tonal patterns. SET A SIMPLE TABLE Take a less-is-more approach and create an informal feel by combining floral motifs in shades of blue and white for a refined touch. ADD RUSTIC CHARACTER Introduce a ‘hero’ vintage piece in a distressed finish to give a white room texture and unique character – as well as storage for spare linens. FLOAT AWAY IN SUMMER DREAMS Dress your bed in layers of crisp cottons,…

3 min.
how to grow your small business

IT WASN’T UNTIL KATY AND CHARLIE started to scale up Sunbeam Jackie that they were forced to make some important decisions, including whether to manufacture the parasols abroad. ‘The parasols are expensive to make so we needed to get the production cost down,’ says Charlie. ‘We tried using plastic instead of stainless steel for the hinges but it created an inferior product and was only 20 per cent cheaper. We also looked at having the parasols produced really cheaply in China, but decided on the more expensive option of having them locally crafted – this defined our market.’ Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, a network of small businesses and advisers with a community of more than 75,000 people, says that you’ll know when the time is right to scale…

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living the dream

What was your idea behind the garden and its design? ‘As it’s a small garden, the idea was to have a paved area for relaxing and eating breakfast. Because it’s small, I thought it should have a cottage-garden feel with a few trellises to hide the oil tank, as well as to protect the seating area from the wind.’ What plants did you use? ‘The plants I used are low maintenance – lavender and roses, and a wisteria as well.’ How does the garden complement the interior? ‘The garden is the first ‘room’ you come to on your arrival – it’s all about expectations and the fragrance of plants on a summer evening. This is a small garden but I hope it gives as much joy as the interior of the house.’…