Chelsea Magazine

Home & Garden
The English Home

The English Home May 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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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
a letter from home

Enhancing light and space have long been top of the wishlist for many homeowners, and in the current climate of political uncertainty, which has brought with it frustratingly sluggish property sales and subdued house-price growth, improving rather than moving feels by far the most appealing option. Thankfully – unless upgrading your home is driven by a desire for more land or a more manageable garden, a move into a school catchment area, or relocating for work – turning the home you have into that of your dreams can be an enjoyable and achievable aim. Innovations in interior and exterior glazing and the increasing sophistication of options for architectural remodelling under the guidance of a professional have opened up many exciting possibilities and solutions, limited only by budget, and, of course, planning…

1 min.
behind the scenes...

* Meeting specialists in their fields is a driving passion in my work, so I was delighted to attend the Inchbald School of Design Spring Lunch. Having shared a table with interior designers Susie Rumbold and Staffan Tollgård and decorative artists Matthew Collins and Mathew Bray, I left filled with inspiration for future features. * I recently visited Artichoke in Somerset as well. The high-end kitchen design and cabinetmaking company is extending its aim to add architectural value not just to whole rooms but to entire houses too. Founder Bruce Hodgson is also eager to kindle the next generation’s passion for craftsmanship, launching a pilot scheme for the Artichoke School of Furniture to inspire school-age students in Somerset to consider a career in cabinetmaking.…

2 min.
contributors

WILLIAM YEOWARD Style maker, designer and retailer (turn to p90 to read his thoughts on using blue and white hues in the home) What is one of your favourite things to do in May? I make sure I spend much of May in England as it is when the greens of our beautiful land spring to life. What makes your English home so special to you? 26 years of work on our house gets into your bones and the word ‘home’ not ‘house’ is, to me, the difference. What aspect of your job do you enjoy most? Being able to constantly experiment with different ideas and make collections that, to me, are relevant to design today. THE DUCHESS OF RUTLAND Emma Manners, the 11th Duchess of Rutland to inhabit Belvoir Castle, is interviewed for My English…

2 min.
home comforts

FEATURE EVE MIDDLETON PHOTOGRAPH P17 (LAURA ASHLEY) © DAVID GARCIA; (BLENDWORTH) © DOMINIC BLACKMORE…

1 min.
all in the detail

Intricate features are engaging and elevate the visual qualities of a piece, as well as adding a sense of depth to a plain backdrop or further layers of interest to a scheme. Hand-crafted ceramic and decorative pieces might echo the shapes, themes or patterns seen elsewhere in a room. Larger elements, such as an impressive headboard or artisan surface, can instantly give prominence to wherever desired within a room scheme. FEATURE SUZANNA LE GROVE PHOTOGRAPHS (GRAHAM AND GREEN) © MEL YATES; (CROFTS & ASSINDER) © ROSS VINCENT; (VANESSA HOGGE) © YESHEN VENEMA…

1 min.
set the scene

This springtime, when preparing a delicious feast for guests, seek inspiration for table decor from nature’s colourful blooms and wildlife. Set a pretty scene with pale-hued tableware, adding arrangements of spring flowers. To ensure an atmospheric mood for celebrations, choose some striking pendant lights to hang in prime position above the table. FEATURE SUZANNA LE GROVE PHOTOGRAPH (KATHARINE POOLEY) © KAREN BENGALL…