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Country Homes & Interiors May 2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd 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.

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country homes & interiors

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Vanessa Richmond GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR Georgia Hibberdine EXECUTIVE EDITOR Andrea Childs HOMES CONTENT TEAM EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Rhoda Parry 020 3148 7180 COMMERCIAL EDITORIAL OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Jane Akers 020 3148 7313 HOUSES EDITOR Vivienne Ayers 020 3148 7194 SHOPPING EDITOR Holly Phillips 020 3148 7195 NEWS AND FEATURES EDITOR Thea Babington-Stitt 020 3148 7458 CONTENT EDITOR Tara King 020 3148 7196 CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Sara Bird (Style) 020 3148 7181 EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Sally Dominic 020 3148 7154 GROUP CHIEF SUB-EDITOR/PRODUCTION EDITOR Sarah Farley HEAD OF SUBS OPERATIONS Maxine Clarke HUB CHIEF SUB-EDITOR Amy Hodge DEPUTY CHIEF SUB-EDITOR Jennie Filer SUB-EDITOR Chloe Hay HEAD OF ART OPERATIONS Alison Walter DEPUTY ART DIRECTOR Emma Jackson ACTING ART EDITOR Hannah Bennewitz SENIOR DESIGNER Katie Simas WITH THANKS TO Lara Evans and Mike Jeffries EDITORIAL PRODUCTION MANAGER Nicola Tillman DEPUTY EDITORIAL PRODUCTION MANAGER Clare Willetts MARKETING Marketing Manager Yasmin Christofi 020 3148 7692 Acting Marketing Manager Elizabeth Pether 020 3148 6237 PUBLISHING Group Managing Director, Lifestyle Angela O’Farrell EA to Group Managing Director Donna McConnell 020 3148 5651 PRODUCTION Group Production Manager Steve Twort 020 3148 5439 Production…

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the mood of the moment: busy getting busy

As soon as it becomes bearable to have the garden doors open, Saturday mornings chez Richmond are spent happily pottering in and out, planting up this summer’s containers for the patio, brushing down the outdoor furniture, washing sun-revealed rain streaks off windows and Googling ways to use the rhubarb that’s springing up again this year. We’re thinking rhubarb gin! If you have a glut of spring vegetables from your plot, or access to a crop of elderflowers, don’t miss the recipes on page 130 to turn them into something special. May bank holidays mean peak pottering time, so we’ve rounded up the most stylish outdoor dining sets and gas barbecues for those in the market for a new one, as well as practical aprons for garden work. Plus, if you’re…

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things we can’t live without may

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our favourite shop clifton nurseries, surrey

Clifton has long been one of our favourite London garden centres, so its opening in Surrey last year got our green fingers twitching. We caught up with nursery manager Philip Woolf to find out more about the new country location… WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO OPEN A NEW BRANCH IN SURREY? Although very different to our historic London nursery, Clifton Surrey is equally unique and beautiful, and there’s lots more space for extensive selections of plants, pots and outdoor living and cooking ranges. TELL US ABOUT THE COMPANY'S GARDEN ETHOS? The Clifton Nurseries mission is, ‘Inspiring gardeners since 1851’ – the year the company began. We want to surprise and delight our customers with everything we offer, from designing, building and maintaining dream gardens, through to showcasing a beautiful range of plants, garden accessories…

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make a house a home a classic dining chair

Pretty pastel crockery and table linens offer a welcome splash of colour against natural wood and classic ticking upholstery. From lazy Sunday breakfasts to big family get-togethers, the dining area is often the heart of the country home. With this in mind, choosing the right chairs is essential for creating a relaxed atmosphere. WHAT’S THE STORY? Originally a symbol of power and influence, the chair was reserved for those in authority for much of its early history – most people would have sat on a stool or bench. The Industrial Revolution of the late 1700s brought about the mass production of dining chairs. Cost-effective and quick to produce, they soon became commonplace. Since then, trends have come and gone, but today’s dining chairs are virtually identical to those dating back hundreds of…

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love at first sight

I had ’ always wanted to live near water, says Cathy Jacks, recalling the moment she and her late husband, Brian, saw this house in a magazine, just as they decided to make the move away from London. ‘It’s half an hour’s drive from the sea and has its own large lake, attracting kingfishers, heron and other wildlife. It even has a pontoon with a rowing boat. When we first set eyes on the property, corny as it sounds, it was love at first sight.’ The earliest part of the house dates back to the 16th century, built as a single living space with a central fireplace and a hole in the ceiling to extract the smoke. ‘That original room has been added on to many times through the centuries, ending…