Chelsea Magazine

Home & Garden
The English Home

The English Home June 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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United Kingdom
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English
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Chelsea Magazine
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
a letter from home

Blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior by throwing open doors and windows and eating al fresco at the drop of a hat (and the removal of a raincloud) is a romantic ideal in England. The fleeting nature of sunshine in this part of the world means we can never take it for granted, so it is hardly surprising that we love our gardens, summerhouses and garden parties and embrace any opportunity to enjoy them. Bearing this in mind, this issue we focus on ways to make the most of outdoor living, be that hosting a midsummer gathering on the terrace, enjoying the soothing sounds of a water feature or devoting time to a much-loved hobby in a garden studio. The English Home team are proud to champion items made in…

2 min.
home comforts

FEATURE EVE MIDDLETON PHOTOGRAPHS P16 © JAN BALDWIN; P20 (CA’ PIETRA) © CHRIS SNOOK…

1 min.
rose tinted

Cleopatra is said to have carpeted the floor of her boudoir with rose petals to seduce Mark Antony. Today, we can rather more easily fill rooms with roses and their pretty hues – perhaps with motifs in bold large-scale prints and unexpected tones, updating classic chintzes and adding fresh interest. Layer these with rose-hued staples to bring a modern-day romance and optimism to interiors.…

1 min.
all of a flutter

Be they large or small, from home soil or warmer climes, the elegant forms of feathered friends offer no end of opportunity for decorative embellishment. Where stylised chinoiserie designs see winding branches and beautiful blooms intertwined with graceful avian outlines, interiors accessories create pleasingly playful details throughout the home.…

1 min.
hive of activity

Long associated with industry and productivity, bees exert both a strong aesthetic appeal and a powerful ideological symbolism. Their reassuringly rounded forms and black-and-yellow stripes are a delight for the eye, whilst their delicate latticework wings and hexagonal structured hives offer ample design inspiration for those seeking softly geometric design motifs.…

7 min.
notebook

PURSUITS Glyndebourne A visit to the opera at Glyndebourne is, for some, an unmissable highlight of the English summertime. Founded in 1934 by John Christie and his soprano wife Audrey Mildmay, its summer festival and autumn tour operas attract 150,000 people every year. Running from May to August, the Glyndebourne Festival offers six operas in the 1,200-seat auditorium in Lewes, East Sussex. Being staged this year are Il Barbiere di Siviglia , La Damnation de Faust , Cendrillon , Rusalka, Die Zauberflöte and Rinaldo . The interval lasts for 90 minutes, giving audience members plenty of time to enjoy the lovely gardens and views of the rolling hills of the South Downs during a picnic and a glass of bubbly, or a spot of dinner at one of the on-site restaurants. There is no…