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The English Home

The English Home March 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

March goes hand in hand with a sense of optimism and renewal, as gardens and countryside burst back into life and birds chatter from the hedgerows once more. Goodness knows we could all do with such uplifting sights and sounds after the long nights and grey days of winter, not to mention an extended period of discombobulating uncertainty on the world stage. I cannot help but feel that the latter is significant in influencing the determined turn towards a bolder, brighter mood in interiors. When the world feels so serious, it seems little surprise that colour, comfort, wit and playfulness emit a siren call in design. Certainly, there is a new generation of names in interior design who are injecting an exuberance and a maximalist twist into English style, capturing…

1 min.
this month we’ve been…

* Delving into the archives at renowned brands. Read our findings in the April edition. * Following the launch of events celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of leading Victorian art critic John Ruskin, including exhibitions at Brantwood – his former home on Coniston Water in Cumbria – Two Temple Place, London and the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Gallery, Tokyo. Website ruskinto-day.org offers a useful events insight. * Enjoying the Dior exhibition at the V&A. Entitled Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams and tracing the impact of his work from 1947 to the present day, it runs until the 14 July.…

2 min.
contributors

TIM GOSLING Furniture designer (Tim talks about his favourite book on p146.) What do you love most about being a furniture designer? I love being able to create the first visual image of anything at all for a home with just a pencil and paper. It is such a privilege to work with clients on pieces of furniture that will become part of their daily lives. What makes your English home special to you? I truly love my London home. I travel a lot, which makes me appreciate being there with my dog even more. My books, sculptures, open fires, the lighting, colours and comfort make me feel so happy. What is your favourite seasonal pursuit in March? March is when most of the National Trust stately homes open again after the winter.…

2 min.
home comforts

1 min.
tea making

The soothing ritual of preparing tea provides a moment of calm in the midst of modern life. Spooning leaves into the pot, pouring water from a height and watching as plumes of steam rise from the fragrant liquid is as much a balm for the soul as it is a delight for the senses. Whether accompanied by milk, sugar or baked delights, this panacea merits loving attention in the form of carefully considered teaware curated to match. FEATURE EVE MIDDLETON PHOTOGRAPHS (BURLEIGH) © GITA PUSNOVAITE;(JOHN JULIAN) © DEBORAH HUSK; (KIT KEMP) © SIMON BROWN;…

1 min.
letter writing

Sending hand-written missives is a process rewarding for both writer and recipient. Hearing the pleasing thud of a hand-penned note fall through the letterbox is matched only by the pleasure afforded in taking time and care to write thoughtful words. Create a tranquil setting with accessories to match, and enjoy the therapeutic flow of pen on paper.…