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Country Homes & Interiors August 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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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 ART EDITORS Melanie Brown and Paula Jardine SENIOR DESIGNER Christina McQuillan DESIGNER Charlotte Holland WITH THANKS TO Lara Evans and Rebecca Halverson EDITORIAL PRODUCTION MANAGER Nicola Tillman DEPUTY EDITORIAL PRODUCTION MANAGER Clare Willetts MARKETING Head of Marketing Sian…

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the mood of the moment: blowing away the cobwebs

This issue reminded me to book a few days off for our annual pilgrimage to our favourite beach – Gorleston-on-Sea in Norfolk. The best place for a mind-clearing stomp along the sand! I say ‘pilgrimage’ because of my lifelong connection with it. My dad was born, raised and rescued as a boy from the 1953 flood there. It’s also where I spent childhood summers making friends with London kids down for a week’s bucket-and-spade holiday and not knowing how lucky I was to live just a short drive away. One look at Zara Dawson’s north Norfolk home (page 48) and I was straight on Rightmove, searching for my fantasy seaside cottage! One day… Have you found us on Instagram, yet? Follow @countryhomesmag to get a sneak peek at beautiful homes and the…

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things we can’t live without... august


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design news

Pooky and Tori Murphy team up We’re super-excited about this new range from textile mastermind Tori Murphy and lighting brand Pooky. Aiming to add an extra dimension of colour and pattern into any room, the limited-edition collection features four designs: classic nautical Fastnet Stripe; Climbing Chevy; Cadogan Check, a graphic monochrome; and zesty yellow Seedling. Shown here, Pooky Claude ceramic lamp in Blue and White, £110, with Tori Murphy 36cm drum shade in Navy stripe, £130. LIBERTY UNVEILS NEXT-GENERATION TALENT More than 5,000 hopefuls entered the #LibertyOpenCall to find the UK’s next big design talent, with supporters voting online for the patterns they wanted to see in store. The lucky winners are Natasha Coverdale, Duncan Grant, Emma Hill and Catherine Rowe, who will each have their work immortalised in Liberty fabric, available exclusively…

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safe harbour

Getting her teeth into a project of her own was interior designer Jill Stein’s motivation for renovating this charming Cornish escape. ‘I had been working on five properties for a client and wanted to do something for myself,’ she says. ‘I didn’t have the budget for a sea-view property, so I went inland to a village I know well. Walking around, I saw this house for sale. It was a wreck, but at the right price, and it certainly ticked the “project” box.’ The deceptively large house was originally a Victorian barn and cottage, with later additions. ‘It was an interesting-looking place, as it was neglected and had been on the market for some time – but that was the challenge for me,’ says Jill. ‘There was a garage that I…

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living the dream

What was your idea behind the garden and its design? ‘As it’s a small garden, the idea was to have a paved area for relaxing and eating breakfast. Because it’s small, I thought it should have a cottage-garden feel with a few trellises to hide the oil tank, as well as to protect the seating area from the wind.’ What plants did you use? ‘The plants I used are low maintenance – lavender and roses, and a wisteria as well.’ How does the garden complement the interior? ‘The garden is the first ‘room’ you come to on your arrival – it’s all about expectations and the fragrance of plants on a summer evening. This is a small garden but I hope it gives as much joy as the interior of the house.’…