Country Homes & Interiors

Country Homes & Interiors April 2020

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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ch&i loves... green shoots

MAKE IT COUNTRY… We love how this trend’s leafy landscape is reflected across textiles, furniture and accessories. The new botanicals come in all shades of green, from energising mint and apple, to calming forest and olive. To bring your inner Eden to life, stagger real stems and leaves in glass vessels along surfaces, and welcome an abundance of potted and hanging plants. OUR EXPERT SAYS… “FOR AN EXOTIC AND CONTEMPORARY TWIST ON THIS LUSCIOUS LOOK, TRY DESIGNS FEATURING SOME TROPICAL SPECIES AND EXAGGERATED JUNGLE LEAF STYLES ”HOLLY PHILLIPS , STYLE CONTENT EDITOR…

3 min.
“the whole village came together to save the gp surgery”

Eleven years ago, I moved from the New Forest, bought a motorhome and started travelling. I’d been made redundant after a 25-year career in IT. One afternoon, I found myself in a quayside cafe in Mevagissey, a tiny fishing village in Cornwall. Having travelled extensively, I always ask myself, ‘Could I live here?’ at each new destination. Looking out at the boats sat calmly in the water, with cottages round the bay, ‘Yes’ came my answer. Before long I was renting a flat, volunteering with the RNLI and had found a job, running Boots pharmacy in neighbouring St Blazey. Through my work, I am well aware of how important local care is in a small community. I know my own patients well and will always be a listening ear. So when…

2 min.
made to measure

Most people don’t downsize until their children leave home. But, after rattling around in a nine-bedroom farmhouse for far too long, Julian and Julie Nicol decided it was time to find something more practical for a family of four. ‘We stayed for my father who was living with us, but when he passed away we found it far too big for four – not to mention terribly draughty,’ says Julian. As the main chef in the family, Julian was also keen to find somewhere with a kitchen that was less remote from the main entertaining spaces. ‘When friends came over I could hear the laughter while I was cooking, but I was too far away to join in,’ he says. As luck would have it, the couple found their new home…

1 min.
while you’re there...

MESSUMS WILTSHIRE This contemporary art gallery sits inside an ancient Tithe Barn and showcases work by leading contemporary artists including painters, ceramicists, and sculptors. There’s also a cafe. GARDEN MUSEUM Nearby cider farm and hotel The Newt has recently opened its impressive interactive garden museum. Discover a history of horticulture and take a virtual tour of the gardens of Lake Como. WESTCOMBE DAIRY Need a souvenir or two for the folks at home? Head to this traditional dairy to pick up unpasteurised Cheddars and crumbly Caerphilly, all made in its dedicated cheese aging room.…

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cooks’ notes

Butter me up Add extra flavour to your meals with the divine offerings from new brand, Sublime. Developed out of a desire to accent food, rather than drown it as sauces can be prone to do, these flavoured butters are the ideal accompaniment to steak, pasta, roasted veg and even just a hunk of toasted sourdough. There are three currently available: Chimichurri, Truffle, Parmesan & Black Pepper and Garlic, Rosemary & Mint, but more are planned in the not-so-distant future. £3.95 for 90g. To find your local stockist check out 3 OF THE BEST... EASTER EGGS With the Easter Bunny due to hop into our gardens soon, we’ve put in our requests for one of these pretty chocolate treats… BLOOMING LOVELY Go the artisan route with The Spring Bloom – pink-coloured white chocolate hand-finished…

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ch&i loves… orchards

• Choose varieties with different harvesting times. There are many that ripen from July through to December and, if stored well, they should last almost year round. If you’re growing your own fruit, you’re reducing food miles, too. • Growing heritage varieties gives you more options in terms of flavour, appearance and suitability to your growing conditions, and also boosts genetic diversity. • Fruit trees are magnets for wildlife. Pollinators love the blossom, the fruits provide food for insects, birds and mammals, and beetles and birds make their homes in the branches. • Some fruit trees provide food or habitats for threatened species so, by planting them, you can help halt their decline. One example is the lesser spotted woodpecker. • While some varieties are self-fertile, be aware that many need a suitable pollination…