Country Homes & Interiors

Country Homes & Interiors Apr-2018

Published by TI Media Limited Relaxed living…comfortable style Country Homes & Interiors is the magazine that celebrates the best of modern country decorating style. Inspired by the spirit of today's relaxed living, you'll find page upon page of gorgeous real homes, plus a fresh take on country decorating.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
12 期号


things i’ve seen, done and loved this month

We are saying hello to the first boughs of blossom this issue. Inspired by the pale pink and scarlet hues of the crab apple tree, we’ve created the perfect country-style designs and crafts for the Easter weekend. Turn to page 72 and find delightful vintage-style ideas, charming decorations and gorgeous gifts. Colour plays such an important part in our lives and yet it is often the hardest thing to decide on when you are thinking about refreshing walls. Brush up on the season’s new country paint shades – from serene greens to honeyed hues – on page 98. Our design special of 10 pure and simple spring kitchens (page 109) also takes a look at the less-is-more palettes and pared-back materials that are topping our wish lists. Closely observing nature’s…

things we can’t live without april

home notes

Love a leaf We’re still enjoying the renaissance of green leafware, from cabbages to lettuces. Oka has taken it further with a new table range that includes ferns, artichokes and these fabulous fig plates. Available in three sizes, they’re made from earthenware and are microwave and dishwasher safe. A set of four dinner plates costs £48. OUR FAVOURITE ARTISAN LIGHTING DESIGNER Naomi Paul From a young age, Naomi Paul was making items from objects found on her family’s Sussex farm. These days, from her east London studio, she uses a coppered frame and hand-crocheted cotton cord to create unique lighting designs. Naomi tells us more… How did you get into lighting? I was commissioned to make a crocheted sculpture for a jeweller, and while making this, I thought about how it could be simplified, but…

garden notes

Just what you need now... It’s time to plan your container displays for late spring and summer, so add style to your terrace with this hand-thrown, hand-pressed Windrush Iris Pot, inspired by the work of William Morris. It’s a handy size, practical shape and guaranteed frost-proof. Made and designed at the famous Whichford Pottery in Warwickshire, it measures H25xDia39cm and costs £59.50. Q&A WITH A SHARING GARDENER All hail the tulip To enjoy tulips at their best, head to the world-famous Tulip Festival at Pashley Manor Gardens, in East Sussex. Head gardener Keith Boylett explains how he prepares. How did the Tulip Festival begin? It began over 20 years ago to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the tulip to Europe. The event has grown, from 5,000 bulbs being planted for a five-day…

food notes

TAKE A TEA BREAK There’s nothing better than taking a few moments for yourself in a busy day, which is why we love Daylesford’s new Wellness Teas, each designed for a different time of day, or mood. Radiance is a lovely caffeine-free, gingery alternative to coffee, while Digest is perfect for after meals. Pretty packaging is a bonus, too. £4.99 for a 30g bag, . OUR FAVOURITE ARTISAN PRODUCER Broughgammon Near the Giant’s Causeway is the Broughgammon farm. Charlie Cole realised male goats were being put down at birth as they don’t produce milk, and set about rearing them with his wife, Becky, for healthy, free-range meat. They now also raise ethical rose veal and game. At the farm, there’s an artisan butchery and shop, but you can buy online and at markets,…

alresford linen company

Melita Glaister and husband Stephen took over the dry-cleaners in Alresford, Hampshire, in 2009 and gave it a twist: the shop is filled with covetable merchandise – from design-led homewares to stylish gifts, and even furniture – with laundry services behind the scenes. Melita tells us more… WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO SET UP YOUR SHOP? I already owned a boutique in the town, and Stephen had sold his restaurant chain in London and wanted to work closer to home. The dry-cleaners came up for sale and we felt that it was a valued business with the best shopfront in Alresford. It was an opportunity not to be missed, and we set about updating the premises and combining the dry-cleaning and laundry service with a lifestyle shop. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE ALRESFORD LINEN…