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The English Home

May 2019

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.

United Kingdom
Chelsea Magazine
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12 Issues


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a letter from home

Turn to page 64 to discover how fate played a hand in a couple realising their dream of owning a Georgian property(PORTRAIT RACHEL SMITH PHOTOGRAPH BRENT DARBY) Enhancing light and space have long been top of the wishlist for many homeowners, and in the current climate of political uncertainty, which has brought with it frustratingly sluggish property sales and subdued house-price growth, improving rather than moving feels by far the most appealing option. Thankfully – unless upgrading your home is driven by a desire for more land or a more manageable garden, a move into a school catchment area, or relocating for work – turning the home you have into that of your dreams can be an enjoyable and achievable aim.Innovations in interior and exterior glazing and the increasing…

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behind the scenes...

* Meeting specialists in their fields is a driving passion in my work, so I was delighted to attend the Inchbald School of Design Spring Lunch. Having shared a table with interior designers Susie Rumbold and Staffan Tollgård and decorative artists Matthew Collins and Mathew Bray, I left filled with inspiration for future features.* I recently visited Artichoke in Somerset as well. The high-end kitchen design and cabinetmaking company is extending its aim to add architectural value not just to whole rooms but to entire houses too. Founder Bruce Hodgson is also eager to kindle the next generation’s passion for craftsmanship, launching a pilot scheme for the Artichoke School of Furniture to inspire school-age students in Somerset to consider a career in cabinetmaking.…

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the english home

EDITORIAL Editor-in-Chief Kerryn Harper-Cuss Executive Editor Samantha Scott-Jeffries Managing Editor Sarah Feeley Art Editors Claire Hicks, Frances Wallace Sub Editor Lea Tacey Decorating Editor Katy Mclean Features Editor Eve Middleton Homes & Lifestyle Editor Clair Wayman ADVERTISING Head of Market Freddy Halliday 020 7349 3744; freddy.halliday@chelseamagazines.com Advertisement Manager William Bernard 020 7349 3749; william.bernard@chelseamagazines.com Advertisement Account Executive Madeleine Burgess 020 7349 3711; madeleine.burgess@chelseamagazines.com Advertisement Sales Executive Jasmin Nissa Shaw 020 7349 3732; jasmin.shaw@chelseamagazines.com Group Digital and Creative Solutions Manager Ben Leek 020 7349 3742; ben.leek@chelseamagazines.com Advertising Production 01202 472781; allpointsmedia.co.uk PUBLISHING Managing Director & Executive Chairman Paul Dobson Deputy Managing Director Steve Ross Chief Financial Officer Vicki Gavin Director of Media James Dobson Publisher Caroline Scott Interim Publisher Toby Evans Circulation Manager Daniel…

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WILLIAM YEOWARD  Style maker, designer and retailer (turn to p90 to read his thoughts on using blue and white hues in the home)What is one of your favourite things to do in May? I make sure I spend much of May in England as it is when the greens of our beautiful land spring to life.What makes your English home so special to you? 26 years of work on our house gets into your bones and the word ‘home’ not ‘house’ is, to me, the difference.What aspect of your job do you enjoy most? Being able to constantly experiment with different ideas and make collections that, to me, are relevant to design today. THE DUCHESS OF RUTLAND  Emma Manners, the 11th Duchess of Rutland to inhabit Belvoir…

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home comforts

Dining scene Create a playful table setting with a mix of colour and print from Penny Morrison’s new designs, from ceramics and glassware to table mats and linen. Glass candlestick, £28; Coloured wine glass with clear stem, £24; Coloured tumbler, £12; Large plate, £60; Side plate, £22; Summer Flower flat bowls, £28; Italian Marbled pudding bowl, £28; Columbian String table mat, £28; Green Fern napkin, £15; Blue Tulip tablecloth, £220; Aubergine cylinder vase, £95, all Penny Morrison Fabric creation Interior design duo Sarah Vanrenen and Louisa Greville Williams source colourful antique and hand-printed fabrics with which to fashion home accessories such as this striking lampshade. From £245 for a 12-inch gathered lampshade, Vanrenen GW Designs Botanical dream Bring a touch of the outdoors into the home with this sophisticated…

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all in the detail

Intricate features are engaging and elevate the visual qualities of a piece, as well as adding a sense of depth to a plain backdrop or further layers of interest to a scheme. Hand-crafted ceramic and decorative pieces might echo the shapes, themes or patterns seen elsewhere in a room. Larger elements, such as an impressive headboard or artisan surface, can instantly give prominence to wherever desired within a room scheme. Leaf mirror in dark bronze finish, £1,224, Brabin & Fitz Set of seven decorative ceiling roses, £145, Graham and Green Geocentric cushion, £100, Niki Jones Calla Lily lamp, £1,250, Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Chrysanthemum handmade ceramic flower head wall art, from £400, Vanessa Hogge Henley knob in rose gold, from £30.90, Crofts & Assinder Henley marquetry triangle…