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The English Home

The English Home

August 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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País:
United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Chelsea Magazine
Periodicidad:
Monthly
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12 Números

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6 min.
notebook

SPOTLIGHT ON… Mulberry Home Proudly celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Mulberry Home was launched in 1991 following the global success of Mulberry’s beautiful leather bags and accessories. To mark this landmark event, Mulberry Home has launched the Long Weekend collection, an eclectic mix of prints, stripes, embroidery and velvet. Decadent English country house parties of the 1920s and 30s were the inspiration. These were held from Saturday to Monday and attracted aristocrats, artists, film stars and poets alike, with sporting pursuits, dressing fabulously for dinner and amateur dramatics all part of the fun. The colour palette for the velvets in the collection was drawn from smoking jackets and sumptuous evening gowns of the era . This whimsical new range also embodies a sense of adventurous travel and escapism. gpjbaker.com/ brands/mulberry-home Refined Rural Chic…

3 min.
from patch to plate matthew fort

“What about lunch?” I said to my friend Stevie. “Lunch?” he said, looking puzzled. “Yes, lunch,” I said firmly. “A picnic lunch. On the river bank.” We were going trout fishing. Now, I don’t know about you, but fishing isn’t just about fishing. It’s also about lunch. A picnic in other words. Picnics are central to summer. They’re fun, feasts, celebrations and, frequently, triumphs of optimism over weather. But there are picnics and there are picnics. There are rug-and-fingers-only picnics and folding-chairs-and-tables-napkins-and-cutlery picnics. There are Glyndebourne-style picnics with their champagne, cold lobster and strawberries and cream trimmings, and coldsausagepork pieandmustardhardboiledeggcheeseand pickleandbottlesofdecentclaret picnics. Then there are picnics to which modern technology, contemporary eating habits and greater knowledge have introduced a whole range of picnic foods and flavours at which our parents would have…

6 min.
prints charming

When Speronella Marsh embarked on the restoration of her husband Ben’s family home, a red-brick Shropshire manor embraced by low, forested hills, there was, she sighs, “a great deal to do.” Pipes clanked in the night. Floorboards sagged. The garden was so overgrown that a branch had punched, like a gnarled hand, into a bathroom. There was also the pressing question of curtains. “One of the first things I did was to count the windows,” says Speronella. The total? Ninety four, and all in need of new curtains to replace the sun-scorched chintzes and silks installed by Ben’s grandparents in the 1950s. Expensive fabrics would have skewered the renovation budget, so Speronella decided to make her own. “For years I’d been hoarding antique French sheets I’d found in markets. I realised…

6 min.
cottage industry

In 1979, a young Vogue journalist drove out of London in her Citroën 2CV to work on a photoshoot with then Vogue art director, Barney Yan. That young journalist was Christina Strutt, who was just 25 years old at the time and was taken by Barney, after the shoot, to meet his friend Mark Strutt, who lived nearby. “That was the first time I met Mark and saw the cottage,” she says. The cottage is a sixteenth-century former mill house, boasting the beautiful soft, honey-coloured hues of the Bath stone it was built from and a gin-clear brook ambling gently past it. Mark, who grew up in the valley where it resides, inherited the cottage from his parents in 1976. ‘I collect and hoard treasures and they all eventually find their place’ Christina…

8 min.
country escape

Prompted by a desire to give their young son Harrison a wholesome country upbringing, film producer and designer Jessica Miller and her actor husband, Ben, decided to take the leap and leave London in 2014. The couple initially enlisted the help of a buying agent to find a property in Oxfordshire, where friends had relocated, but none of the houses felt right. Then, by chance, flicking through the pages of a magazine, Jessica’s mother spotted a beautiful Arts and Crafts house in Gloucestershire that had just come on the market. “When we first viewed the house, I remember being struck by the wonderful sense of flow,” Jessica says. “It immediately felt like this was our house and, in my head, I’d already moved in. I had an instant connection. It was…

2 min.
inspirational country-style gardens

The Garden House, Devon Set deep in Dartmoor, there are 10 acres to explore and marvel at including densely planted borders and endless meandering pathways. thegardenhouse.org.uk Hauser & Wirth, Somerset Planted in 2014 and designed by renowned designer Piet Oudolf, this gallery site at Durslade features landscaping and a vast perennial meadow with mesmerising drifts and blocks of textural planting. hauserwirth.com Mapperton House and Gardens, Dorset A romantic valley garden featuring formal topiary and lush lawns intermingled with deep herbaceous borders and ornamental and native woodland. mapperton.com Mottisfont, Hampshire These walled gardens with their extensive collection of old-fashioned roses peak in summer, brimming with perfume and the most romantic of blooms. nationaltrust.org.uk Sussex Prairie Gardens, West Sussex Set in the rolling South Downs, the gardens brim with dense borders of grasses and colourful perennials that move and change with…