Country Homes & Interiors

Country Homes & Interiors Aug-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

Summer holidays are on the horizon with many of us seeking out waterside and shoreline destinations in which to relax. Breathing in sea air, enjoying the endless views and connecting with the natural rhythm of the tides has long been an antidote to everyday life, and the homes we travelled to this issue all tell of the timeless and therapeutic nature of living close to water. From a fisherman’s cottage in Norfolk (page 54) to a contemporary new-build eco home overlooking the Sound of Mull (page 34), the properties featured in the coming pages are filled with a need for space to feel carefree and alive. Inspired by estuary flora and fauna, this summer’s obsession with muted bird and shell designs is brought to life with easy-on-the-eye decorating ideas on…

things we can’t live without august

home notes

The great divide The versatile Mafelda screen, £335 from Out There Interiors, is perfect for blocking out the sun, hiding unsightly clutter or dividing up a large space. Made from rattan and metal, the handmade screen measures H180xW139cm, folds in three for easy storage and adds a stylish touch to any home. OUR FAVOURITE DESIGNER MAKER Mia Sarosi Now producing ceramics inspired by nature from her workshop in Oxfordshire, Mia Sarosi began her career working as a painter in a pottery that specialised in reproduction Delftware. Mia set up on her own in 2001, and started focusing on porcelain after receiving funding from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) in 2004. Tell us about your work... I form porcelain through throwing and then paint it by hand. I don’t use any moulds or transfers and…

garden notes

THE FLOWER NAME GAME With the holidays coming up, take the opportunity to get children enthused about what’s growing in their garden. Collect jam jars, fill them with water and ask little ones to see how many types of flowers they can pick – let them collect just one or two of each type to save your borders from being stripped! Place each flower in a jar and label them. Pick flowers in the morning and keep jars in a cool spot to ensure a long vase life. Q&A WITH A SHARING GARDENER How to create houseplant heaven With indoor gardening very much in fashion, we take advice from the author of the new RHS Practical House Plant Book , Zia Allaway, on how to have success with them... What’s the biggest misconception people have…

food notes

We want this now... Bring your barbecue with you this summer with CUBE from Heston Blumenthal’s Everdure. This compact (H23xW43x D35cm) design costs £149, has cool-to-touch handles and comes with a tray and bamboo prep board, both of which tuck into the cube, while leaving room for fresh coals. Find stockists at . OUR FAVOURITE CHILLI FARMERS South Devon Chilli Farm Situated outside the village of Loddiswell, the aptly named South Devon Chilli Farm was set up by chilli enthusiasts Steve, Heather Kaz and Martin in 2003. Products are sold in the shop, online and in delis and farm shops across the UK. Heather tells us more... What’s so special about your produce? Our chilli preserves, sauces and chocolates are made with chillies grown here on the farm, with no artificial additives. We grow…

our favourite spot for fresh blooms   flowers by the bridge

Susanna Jarrett started in floristry 28 years ago and, after owning a shop for many years, downsized her business five years ago. Now, she has a flower stall at the side of her house, which is on a bridge over the River Meon, in Hampshire. She specialises in local flowers, many of which she grows herself. WHAT’S THE STYLE OF THE STALL? I set up my stall on a shoestring – collecting vintage ladders, wine crates, tin pails, vases and milk churns. Organically, a style arose. TELL US ABOUT THE FLOWERS… During the summer, around half the flowers on my stall are from my allotment and the others come from local growers. I want to champion British flowers as much as I can while realising the need for Dutch flowers during winter,…