The English Home January 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
a letter from home

Have you spotted the inscription on the fireplace that features on our cover this issue? It reads ‘East, West, Home’s Best’ – a sentiment that feels particularly apt at this time of year. Throughout the festive season our homes become a place to host family and friends, a winter retreat providing us with comfort and warmth, as well as a backdrop for daily inspiration. It’s perhaps no surprise, then, that now is also when many of us tend to dream about the home improvements we’d like to make over the coming months. As our living spaces have had to evolve in response to recent world events, we consulted interior designers and industry experts to discover how they are re-thinking space, design and decoration solutions for life at home in 2022 (p72).…

5 min

SPOTLIGHT ON… New Romantics by Martin Brudnizki Brighton’s dazzling Royal Pavilion is the perfect showcase for Martin Brudnizki’s New Romantics collaboration with The Rug Company, with five new rugs inspired by architectural grandeur and free-flowing expression. A Cinematic Retake Train carriage by film director Wes Anderson “I love trains!” says American film director Wes Anderson, who was asked by Belmond to reimagine Cygnus carriage aboard the British Pullman. “I’ve often had the chance to invent train compartments and carriages in my movies, so I was immediately pleased to say ‘yes’ to this real life opportunity, and very eager to make something new, whilst also participating in the process of preservation which accompanies all the classic Belmond train projects. They are keeping something special alive, igniting this endangered species of travel into a new golden…

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A hundred years to the day since it was last seen in this country, Gainsborough’s masterpiece The Blue Boy will return to the National Gallery on 25 January until 15 May 2022. In the first solo show of his work since his death in 1978, over 30 paintings by Bloomsbury Set luminary Duncan Grant are currently on display at Charleston in Sussex until 13 March 2022. The Design Museum exhibition The Conran Effect celebrates the life and work of its founder Sir Terence Conran and his impact on everyday life, from early furniture designs to his influential restaurants and the establishment of Habitat. Until 6 February 2022. PHOTOGRAPHS P13 © THE RUG COMPANY; P14 (TOP) © NICOLAS RECEVEUR & BELMOND; (MIDDLE) LEFT © MARK COCKSEDGE, RIGHT © ANGELA MOORE; (BOTTOM)…

3 min
design discoveries

SHADES OF NATURE Hand-dyed using flower and plant extracts to create a range of striking hues, the Botanical Textiles collection of homeware from faux and dried bloom-specialist Fox Flowers includes these delightful tea towels (left). Tea towels, £24 each, Fox Flowers RURAL INSPIRATION Drawing inspiration from countryside folklore, the Harvest collection encompassing furniture, fabrics, wallpaper and home objects is designer Beki Bright’s first standalone outing following her recent Pentreath & Hall collaboration. Backdrop, Harvest Fabric, Field Blue, £85 a metre; armchair in Apple Pickers, Rust, £1,500, both Beki Bright ANNIVERSARY DESIGNS Featuring nine playful animals from British wildlife individually painted by hand in traditional Delft blue in the Majolica style, the launch of the Wilding collection from artisan company Marlborough Tiles recalls the joys of nature in celebration of the brand’s 85th anniversary. Wilding Collection, £34.50 a tile,…

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last-minute luxuries

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good intentions