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The English Home

April 2019

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.

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a letter from home

Turn to page 72 to discover the inspirations that lie behind some of the new spring/summer 2019 fabric collections. Here at The English Home, we are passionate about curating beautiful products, whittling down the best of the new collections and generally helping to refine the enormous choice for interiors to the truly worthwhile pieces we think you’ll love. But it is also extremely important to us that our magazine is infinitely more than a showcase of alluring images or a round-up of gorgeous buys. We want to explore and explain notable stories behind the products; consider how things are made, how they are designed, where and by whom, because we believe these elements matter hugely and that you share that view, too.The discerning eye will always pick out the…

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special 20% saving off cornishware

(PORTRAIT RACHEL SMITH PHOTOGRAPH KASIA FISZER) The distinctive blue-and-white stripes of Cornishware china feel so nostalgic yet perfect for homes today, too. So when Karina Rickards invited us into her home ( page 42 ) and told us how she and her husband are ensuring this classic brand continues to be made in Britain, we were delighted. If you love Cornishware as much as we do, Karina’s special offer of 20% off orders over £25 will be hugely appealing. To enjoy the 20% discount, visit and enter the code ENGLISHHOME at checkout.Terms and conditions: Discount valid once per customer, on orders over £25 and on full price items only. Offer ends 30 April 2019. ■…

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CAROLINE FOSTER Writer (She wrote about an Edwardian-style house on p60) What do you love about being a writer? I adore the diversity of the interiors I write about. Working from home is also a joy. If I glance up, I’m rewarded by beautiful Devon views.What makes your English home special? It’s a traditional cob cottage. There’s a centuries-old smithy in the garden where Oliver Cromwell’s army stopped to have their horses shod. A period house demands that you work a little harder to enjoy living in it, but you must form a relationship with it to appreciate it fully. It’s wonderful to think of all the people who have passed through our home, and that my family will be part of that story.What is your favourite…

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home comforts

Floral fancy Rich pink tones and oversized blooms from artist John Derian’s second Designers Guild collection lend a lightness of touch. Camellia Folly Tuberose cushion, £90; Variegated Tulips Buttermilk cushion, £95, all John Derian for Designers Guild Spring inspiration British wildflowers and grasses form the mainstay of decorative glass designer Emma Britton’s latest Meadow collection. Carafe, £19; Floral Tumbler, £7, both Emma Britton Style statement The strong lines and geometric pattern of this custom-made headboard add subtle grandeur. Prescott custom headboard in Glacier Storm with Trek Storm Piping, from £995, Andrew Martin Historical allure Inspired by eighteenth-century templates, this new oval-shaped mirror adds elegance and light. Large oval mirror in bespoke red finish, £870, Reid & Wright Birds of a feather The soft pink…

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art deco

Deco Border Rug by Tim Gosling, from £2,902, The Rug Company Indulge in an art deco day out at Eltham Palace Pillar Offset wall light in polished brass, £699, Davey Lighting Almack Chair, £3,575 plus five metres of fabric, And Objects for George Smith Manette bedstead, Green Velvet, from £1,995 (for a double), Soho Home Pink Circle vase, £35.95, The Gifted Few The Glasgow fire surround, £6,534, Eric Cohler for Chesneys Chandler Stool Latte, £295, Andrew Martin Magdalyn Sunburst two-door cabinet, £1,885, Out There Interiors Commissioned as a futuristic home by an eccentric textile millionaire and his wife in 1933, Eltham Palace in South East London epitomises the glamorous art deco style of the roaring twenties and creative optimism of the thirties. Known also as ‘style moderne’, it was…

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bloomsbury style

Spey Stripe wallpaper in Quince/Blue, £48 a roll, Angie Lewin, St Judes Chalk Paint in Firle (green), Rodmell (lilac) and Tilton (yellow), £19.95 for 1l, Annie Sloan with Charleston collection Design with Vases and Flowers by Omega Workshops, from £15 for print only, printed in collaboration with The Courtauld Gallery by King & McGaw Painted Portrait 1 Viriginia Woolf Limited Edition Print by Michaela Gall, from £75, The Shop Floor Project Window Seat in fabric and paint to customer specifications, from £1,500, Salvesen Graham Hand-turned and hand-painted Moorish Lamp, £460, Max Rollitt Limited Edition Charleston Pond Design Rug, £1,875 Cressida Bell, Charleston Shop Cobalt Canary Tin-Glazed Plate, £98, Polly Fern Sunder Quilt, from £148 (double), Anthropologie When Vanessa Bell moved to Charleston farmhouse in East Sussex with Duncan Grant…