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The English Home

The English Home

November 2020

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.

Pays:
United Kingdom
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Chelsea Magazine
Fréquence:
Monthly
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2 min.
a letter from home

Our November edition marks the fading of autumn and preparations for winter. A time to celebrate the mellow days and rich colours that come with the end of the season. This issue contains inspiration for making the best of November by enjoying evenings in the garden (page 127) and savouring delicious seasonal vegetables and dishes with the advice of our eminent food columnist Matthew Fort (page 124). In a year when our homes have taken on a new significance, it feels particularly poignant to be preparing to get cosy and create a cocoon for the months ahead. Our feature Layers of Warmth (page 88) is an evocative guide that details how to add new elements to existing schemes to ensure comfort and warmth, in both town and country settings. For those planning…

3 min.
home comforts

FEATURE EVE MIDDLETON PHOTOGRAPHS P15 (MARVIC) STEPHEN BELCHER; (SMEG) NICHOLAS YARSLEY; P18 (BEATA HEUMAN) SIMON BROWN;(CHELSEA TEXTILES) DOMINIC BLACKMORE…

1 min.
golden touch

As autumn settles in, golden details come into their own. Glistening surfaces in lighter gold tones shine soft light around the room with an uplifting aura, whereas darker golden notes, which nod towards the bronze end of the scale, enrich schemes with a notion of glamour. Layered throughout interiors, gold is a timeless tone that brings a cohesive harmony, so it is an ideal colour for hardware, lighting and furnishings. Place smaller accessories in prime view to showcase golden patterns, shapes and textures as the mellow seasonal days unfold.…

11 min.
notebook

PURSUITS Intricate Beauty of Linocut In the right hands, linoleum can be used to produce intricate artworks and charming patterns to adorn the home. In the printmaking technique of linocut, tools are used to carve patterns, pictures and lines into linoleum (often mounted on wood) to achieve different textures, resulting in a raised surface that can be inked and printed. Invented in the nineteenth century as a floor covering, linoleum became popular for printmaking in the twentieth century, with Picasso and Matisse both partaking. Easy to try at home, especially for those already planning homemade Christmas cards, linocut kits are available from art and craft shops as well as online. Expert advice for linocut novices includes keeping tools sharp and investing in a quality soft rubber roller to ensure a fine, consistent layer of ink. Beginners…

3 min.
the london edit

STUART INTERIORS It is always a real pleasure to see traditional craftsmanship at its finest, and there is plenty to impress when looking through the portfolio of Stuart Interiors, which specialises in oak joinery. The family-run company was established over 40 years ago by Jerry Fisher and Peter Russell, who have more recently been joined by the next generation with Jerry’s daughter Rebecca and Peter’s son Jake now driving the business forward. Over the years Jerry and Peter have amassed an impressive wealth of knowledge in period manufacture and interior design, which has taken them all over the world completing specialist developments. What really sets them apart is their work on bespoke projects, where they create interior joinery schemes that exactly match clients’ requirements. This can be anything from panelled rooms, libraries…

7 min.
tudor majesty

In 1974, an unassuming advert in Country Life magazine caught the eye of Sir Nicholas Mander – it was the private sale of a country estate tucked into the borders of Gloucestershire, turning to his wife, Lady Karin, he declared: “Owlpen is for sale.” Dating back to 1450, Owlpen Manor is rich in history with roots thought to stretch as far back as the Saxons. Today this Grade II listed building is considered one of the most romantic Tudor houses in the south of England. The elegant gardens are one of the earliest English domestic gardens to have survived and has been admired by the likes of author and garden designer Vita Sackville-West. Sir Nicholas, who was then in his early 20s, was immediately enthralled at the thought of owning Owlpen Manor.…