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The English Home

The English Home May 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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1 min.
happy 20th anniversary wishes

Renowned Interior Designer Joanna Wood sent kind words: “My team and I have enjoyed a very close relationship with The English Home since the very first issue came out 20 years ago. One of my favourite memories of working with Kerryn is shooting our big Christmas feature, which I can’t wait to see in print at the end of this year. I’ll also never forget book signing on The English Home stand at a manic Decorex a few years ago. Happy 20 years!” All event listings inside this edition were correct at the time of going to print, however, changes may occur due to the impact of Coronavirus in the UK.…

2 min.
a letter from home

The English Home team rarely needs an excuse for tea and cake, but our 20th anniversary year definitely calls for cake with champagne. What a privilege it has been to connect with all our readers, both in Britain and around the world, and what a joy it has been to seek out the most beautiful homes, the most fascinating interviews and the loveliest products to inform, inspire and offer a touch of escapism. In this special edition we celebrate key figures who have been forces for positive change during the past two decades, not only in the way we decorate our homes and plant our gardens, but also in how we grow and cook our food, care for our environment and think about how things are made. These are people who…

3 min.
home comforts

FEATURE EVE MIDDLETON PHOTOGRAPHS P15 (GINGERLILY/THE FRENCH BEDROOM COMPANY) © SARAH HOGAN; P16 (VANDERHURD) © OSKAR PROCTOR;…

1 min.
floral abandon

With Mother Nature bursting forth in all her glorious beauty, from lilacs and sweetpeas to tulips and freesias, thoughts turn to blooms and their accompanying greenery for interiors inspiration. Add flair with wallpapers and fabrics in bold designs or, as an alternative to patterned surfaces, consider furnishings and decorative details which impart a a classic sense of finesse with their charming motifs. FEATURE SUZANNA LE GROVE PHOTOGRAPH (WALLS AND FLOORS) © OCREFOTO…

1 min.
shapely curves

Rounded contours, sinuous lines and scalloped edges add a sense of opulence, a cocooning softness and even a touch of nostalgia with pieces that lend a nod to previous eras. Whether a scheme is classic or contemporary, flowing curves invest additional character, evoking a relaxed, inviting mood and providing eye-catching interest. Both organic or more structured shapes accentuate details that may otherwise go unnoticed and deliver a joyful element of surprise to the beholder. FEATURE SUZANNA LE GROVE PHOTOGRAPHS (SWEETPEA & WILLOW) © NATALIA SLEPOKUR; (SHIMU) © DAVID EMPSON…

6 min.
notebook

PURSUITS Allowing skills to blossom “The act of arranging flowers is an ancient form of meditative practice – time to slow down and appreciate the beauty of the natural world, now so often overlooked in our busy lives,” say sisters Alex Nutting and Jess Lister, founders of London flower studio and school Aesme. “It can be a balm for the mind and soul.” All who have whiled away a happy afternoon trimming and positioning fragrant blooms just so in a vase to achieve a beautiful scented centrepiece for the home will agree. The Ancient Egyptians are believed to have been the first to place flowers in vases, as depicted in carvings found centuries later in tombs. Wisdom has long been passed down through generations about how to make the most of floral arrangements, including pricking…