Chelsea Magazine

Home & Garden
The English Home

The English Home February 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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Chelsea Magazine
Frequency:
Monthly
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in this issue

1 min.
a letter from home

There is a new mood afoot and growing across the world. It is a renewed sense of the power of individuals to create positive impact with the smallest of everyday choices and a reawakened awareness that incremental change can be wrought where politicians are failing. For several years, authenticity and provenance have been key words in interiors. Now more than ever, consumers want to know where things are made, who makes them and how the makers are treated. But since the news of the horrifying ingress of plastic, what things are made of is increasingly top of mind, too. And I believe that sustainability will become an equally important part of the decision-making process before making a purchase. Readers of The English Home are already thoughtful in their approach – shunning transitory…

1 min.
this month i’ve been

* Interviewing the Marchioness of Cholmondeley and feeling great warmth for her distaste of waste, envy at the treasure-hunting she can enjoy whilst rummaging in the attics at Houghton Hall, and sharing her love for chinoiserie and the new Houghton design from de Gournay. See page 70 for our conversation. * Thinking seriously about creating a kitchen garden in an underused area of my plot at home to add to the bounty from the apple and fig trees already in situ and the potted herbs I grow. The feature on page 128 has set my imagination alight. I just need to work out which crops I can realistically tend in the time I have when I’m not in the office.…

2 min.
contributors

GILL MELLER Chef, author and food writer (see four of his seasonal recipes from his latest book, Time, starting on p122). What do you love most about being a chef and food writer? I like the creative process. It’s something I’ve always enjoyed. Before I started cooking, I studied art and photography. There are lots of similarities in these processes; the conception of an idea, the development, the execution. What has been your career highlight so far? I think it’s having the opportunity to produce my own cookbooks. It’s a wonderful feeling to work on something from the very beginning to the very end. I put a lot into it, and when I’m able to hold the finished book, it’s a special thing. What was the best thing about working on your book…

2 min.
home comforts

FEATURE EVE MIDDLETON PHOTOGRAPH P15 (DRUMMONDS) © DARREN CHUNG; P18 (KDLOVES) © CHRIS TAYLOR…

1 min.
pretty in pink

Whether a pastel Madame de Pompadour shade or a hot Schiaparelli hue, pink’s popularity as a colour for interiors looks set to continue. Contemporary print collections span from busy designs with romantic themes, to timeless patterns updated in striking bright and bold motifs. For those wishing to merely dabble in the colour, small accessories in uplifting flavours of pink add charm and enhance interiors. FEATURE SUZANNA LE GROVE PHOTOGRAPHS (HEAL’S) © BRIAN BUCHARD…

1 min.
a place of beauty

A well-organised dressing table should have both practicality and glamour in mind. This will help routines at the start and end of the day occur in a calm, enjoyable fashion. Essential items include somewhere comfortable to sit, good lighting and a trinket tray to make sure everyday jewellery is easily to hand. A few finishing touches – such as flowers, scented candles or diffusers, and pictures of loved ones – will make it a beloved place to spend time.…