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The English Home

The English Home January 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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Chelsea Magazine
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
a letter from home

The start of each new year feels momentous. For many, it is a symbolic opportunity to start with a clean slate, to ‘reboot’ (to use modern parlance), and to dream and scheme for the year to come. As we enter 2020, the beginning of a new decade feels like an even more potent opportunity to make small but significant changes and reflect on the path ahead. Each January edition we take the opportunity to highlight a few of the people and brands that have most inspired us over the past 12 months, and spotlight names we think are ‘ones to watch’. It is never an easy task to curate our New Year Honours List, but we enjoy taking a pause to celebrate notable achievements. This year, there are two awards I’d particularly…

1 min.
objectives for the new year...

Our Good Intentions feature ( page 117 ) considers easily achievable ideas – as opposed to resolutions – to enhance life at home for a sense of well-being for the year ahead. Here are a number of our team’s intentions. Kerryn: “I’m intending to spend more time in my garden, dabbling with creating a small vegetable patch (I’m a complete beginner), making space for a cut-flower area and adding another fruit tree. Being outside is the best antidote to an increasingly high-tech world, and if I get to eat a few home-grown foods that will be a huge bonus.” Eve, Features Editor: “I aim to keep looking up and out, and to continue cherishing the time and experiences with my loved ones.” Sarah, Managing Editor: ”I intend to stop saving things ‘for best’…

2 min.
home comforts

Creative collaboration Waterworks’ second collaborationwith interior designer ThomasO’Brien sees the introduction ofthe new Foro collection of bathroomhardware in a range of finishes. Foro gooseneck three-holedeck-mounted lavatory faucet with metallever handles, £2,917.20 (nickelfinish), Waterworks. FEATURE EVE MIDDLETON PHOTOGRAPHS P16 (LAPUAN KANKURIT) © KATJA LOSONENM…

1 min.
sweet charity

Support a good cause by giving presents that will not only be a pleasure to receive but will also benefit individuals, organisations and our wonderful planet. From encouraging wildlife into the garden to buying pieces made from recycled materials or which aid mental health charities and the arts, there is an abundance of tactile and visually pleasing options to choose from. FEATURE CHARIS WHITE PHOTOGRAPH (JO MALONE LONDON) © CHRIS LINTON…

1 min.
cocktail hour

The idea of creating a home bar, cocktail cabinet or drinks trolley has made its way to the top of one of the most desired interior design items for the home. Add a little effervescent sparkle to your New Year celebrations with the help of our bubbly edit of ‘cocktail chic’. FEATURE CHARIS WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS (ANNABEL JAMES)© LAUREN GUILFOYLE; (PARLANE) © JONATHAN BOYCOTT…

6 min.
notebook

PURSUITS Hand-crafting paper flowers Adorn the home with delicate flowers throughout the winter months with just a few sheets of paper and expert help. Workshops are held throughout the country on the craft of making paper flowers, led by skilled specialists such as Bee Watson, founder of Wild Hive who teaches across the UK. “Paper flowers are a long-lasting and sustainable way to enjoy your favourite blooms all year round,” she says. “The joy of attending a workshop is that it gives you space to become fully immersed in the craft, away from daily distractions of life or work, to create something really beautiful to keep or to gift. The flowers look complex, but they are really achievable, and people always leave having completed one, even if they’re complete beginners or don’t consider themselves…