The English Home Interior Design Bookazine 2022

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.

United Kingdom
Chelsea Magazine
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
don’t miss our new monthly podcast

The English Home podcast celebrates the best of classic English interiors and design. In each episode, Samantha Scott-Jeffries, editor of The English Home magazine, talks with leading interiors experts, designers and specialists to discover their style secrets, decorating advice and seasonal inspiration. Catch up on episodes featuring Farrow & Ball’s colour curator Joa Studholme, leading interior designers Nina Campbell and Kit Kemp, English furniture and lighting designer Tom Raffield as well as high-profile floral stylist Willow Crossley and our regular columnist and BBC Great British Menu judge Matthew Fort amongst many others…. Follow us on Twitter @englishhometeam Pinterest at Facebook at Instagram at…

1 min
a letter from home

Whether considering a complete redecoration or quick update, there are so many decorating ideas and exciting products available to transform every room of the home. Our 2022 issue of Interior Design is therefore structured by theme – from versatile ways with paint to enhancing rooms with art and antiques – in order to offer style inspiration, explain creative ideas and highlight the playful details that interior designers and professional decorators use. These sit alongside expert advice and insider insights from key names in the industry, so that each section offers a layered, useful and in-depth guide to decorating. Interior Design is an enjoyable and insightful read that we hope you’ll return to time and time again this year. Brimming with information, unexpected ideas and creative solutions, we hope that you’ll find…

10 min
versatile ways with paint

Whether considering a complete redecoration or a quick update, the versatility of paint opens up opportunities to add creative details and be bold with colour. A medium that can used in any decorating project, whether on woodwork, ceilings or walls, paint is relatively easy and affordable to change as desired, as well as to match to a preferred textile choice for a cohesive look. It allows for a bold contrast in block colours without the added worry of successfully combining patterns, and the range of finishes available offers a chance to subtly but effectively transform the completed look. Here we look at ways to combine colours, add playful details on different surfaces, inside and out, to make the most of this essential, useful and transformative decorative tool. HIGH CONTRAST Use contrasting colours of paint…

2 min
expert comment

HOW TO CHOOSE A WHITE ANDY GREENALL, head of design at Paint & Paper Library “Before choosing a white, it’s important to select the style you wish to create before you begin. Understanding how the nuances in different whites and soft neutrals behave in different light settings is also key. Remember that ambient light changes throughout the day, causing colours to appear to change too. If you want to use the same white throughout your home, in rooms with different aspects, consider using whites with a grey or green undertone such as our Minim or Raw Chalk, which are very neutral, meaning they are neither warm nor cold, so work perfectly in north- or south-facing rooms. If you are looking to use a range of whites and neutrals within a home, consider the light…

1 min
suppliers and specialists of paint

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10 min
captivating ways with wallpaper

Wallpaper is a versatile medium that has a transformative effect on a room. Though it requires more investment and commitment than a quick lick of paint, the impact of wallpaper pays dividends, especially when this decorative medium is used with panache and a little creativity. From matching, or contrasting, with fabrics, highlighting architectural features and adding flair to shelves or furniture through to mural-like scenes or applying pattern to the ceiling, wallpaper can transform a room, adding colour, pattern and character. Here we share some unusual, imaginative and interesting ways to work with papers that make the investment and effort worth every penny and moment. Stripe it right Striped wallpaer is an effective choice for chic walls and can be used in myriad ways. From wide and bold to narrow and classic,…