Chelsea Magazine

Home & Garden
The English Home

The English Home November 2018

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Chelsea Magazine
Frequency:
Monthly
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1 min.
a letter from home

You probably already know that here at The English Home we don’t ‘do trends’. The very word is banned from editorial. I can’t bear the idea of ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ ephemeral fashion for the home that infers that no sooner have you bought something, it is almost certain to be deemed out of fashion. Karl Lagerfeld is reputed to have said “Trendy is the last stage before tacky”, and, if he did, I think I’m with Karl. Although that’s not to say I’ve never been caught out. Of course, design should never be fixed in aspic – how dull that would be. So, instead, our team prefers to celebrate design directions and flavours; to capture the overarching vogue rather than in/out absolutes, and to also champion timeless design. Our Classical…

1 min.
we’ve been busy...

* Interviewing the delightful actress Emma Samms about her Cotswolds home. Her thoughts on creating an inviting home with period pieces make for a warm, engaging read ( see page 70 ). * Thinking about the importance of mindfulness, and also researching wonderful new home scents that add to a cosseting atmosphere. Sarah Feeley, our Managing Editor, has immersed herself in the subject to reveal fascinating insights ( see page 128 ). * Wistfully imagining ourselves in any of the rooms designed by Veere Grenney, one of England’s most revered interior designers. Turn to page 120 for temptation overload.…

2 min.
contributors

HUGH LESLIE See interior designer Hugh Leslie’s colourful approach to a classical dining room on page 76 What are you looking forward to this autumn? “I always look forward to Frieze London in October [4–7 October, Regent’s Park], it’s a great chance to see what’s keeping the art world buzzing. Also, the Oceania exhibit at the Royal Academy looks exciting [runs until 10 December]. Christmas takes me on my annual pilgrimage to New Zealand seeing family, friends and winter sun. I’ll be taking a week in Pangkor Laut in Malaysia as a holiday from the holiday on my way back to London with a few nights at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The infinity pool on the roof is pretty unforgettable and a great way to forget your jetlag. I quite…

2 min.
home comforts

1 min.
in the navy

Blues are an eminently useable and ever-popular choice for interiors. Though they never fall out of fashion, certain hues pervade the latest collections and this season midnight tones of navy are enriching interior decor, from fabrics and wallpapers through to plates and teacups. It is a sophisticated choice that is given an extra dose of glamour when accented with gleaming gold finishes. It is a trend that will prove to be timeless in its allure.…

1 min.
human nature

The human anatomy has served as inspiration for interiors accessories for hundreds of years, whether in sculptural or print form, it is something we return to again and again. A resurgence of these classic yet quirky details – from surrealist-style wall lights to classically inspired plaster casts – provides interiors with a sharp sense of personality and a whimsical talking point. FEATURE SUZANNA LE GROVE PHOTOGRAPHS (COX LONDON) © ALEX DELFANNE; (ANNIE SLOAN) © CHRISTOPHER DRAKE…