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The English Home

The English Home December 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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12 Issues


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a letter from home

Relishing the reassuring nature of festive rituals and indulging in a little nostalgia is a significant part of Christmas for many of us. There is great comfort in tradition and in the gathering of family and friends. I find myself particularly wistful at this time of year, recalling Christmases past. Decking our home with foliage and decorations conjures so many happy memories of childhood, and of family who are here now only in spirit but are brought to mind in the twinkling lights on the tree. It is important, of course, to keep making memories for each new generation, so whilst I love to honour the rituals of my parents and grandparents, I try also to continue to create new ones that are particular to my own immediate family, inspired or…

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our team christmas rituals...

Samantha, Executive Editor: “I love rediscovering our favourite baubles each year and decorating two trees with my young daughter – one with her handmade decorations, the other with our heirloom treasures. We enjoy making home-made place settings for the table, and gifts, such as preserves known as ‘Sam’s Jams’ by friends and family.” Katy, Decorating Editor: “I’m looking forward to the excitement and anticipation with my three-year-old daughter on Christmas Eve as she carefully leaves out a carrot for the reindeer and a mince pie for Father Christmas and waking up early to see if ‘he’s been’.” Lea, Sub Editor: ”My favourite Christmas tradition is our children coming into our room to open their stockings whilst we drink a cup of tea. And Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a flaming pudding.” Clair, Homes…

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the english home

EDITORIAL Editor-in-Chief Kerryn Harper-Cuss Executive Editor Samantha Scott-Jeffries Managing Editor Sarah Feeley Art Editor Claire Hicks Contributing Art Editors Mark Bradley, Matt Griffiths, Rebecca Stead Sub Editor Lea Tacey Decorating Editor Katy Mclean Features Editor Eve Middleton Homes & Lifestyle Editor Clair Wayman Editor-at-Large Kate Freud ADVERTISING Sales Director Cameron Hay 020 7349 3712; Head of Market Freddy Halliday 020 7349 3744; Advertisement Manager William Bernard 020 7349 3749; Advertisement Account Executive Madeleine Burgess 020 7349 3711; Advertisement Sales Executive Jasmin Nissa Shaw 020 7349 3732; Advertising Production 01202 472781; PUBLISHING Chairman Paul Dobson Chief Operating Officer Kevin Petley Chief Financial Officer Vicki Gavin Director of Media James Dobson Publisher Caroline Scott Circulation Manager Daniel Webb EA to Chairman Sarah Porter CHELSEA CREATE Managing Director Steve Ross Partnerships Director Lyndal Beeton ONLINE Digital Product Manager Ben Iskander Email & Digital Creative Manager Jenny Choo PRODUCTION Reprographics Manager Neil Puttnam Printing William Gibbons Ltd…

2 min.
festive comforts


1 min.
best of british

There are many British pastimes that can be elevated with a thoughtful Christmas gift, and our round-up of ideas are all – fittingly – made in Britain. From traditional children’s toys to beautifully scented candles, treat loved ones to items that help them rediscover a pleasure for their day-to-day activities. Family and friends will appreciate presents that celebrate or enrich their favourite interests. FEATURE SUZANNA LE GROVE PHOTOGRAPH (DAYLESFORD) © NEIL WATSON STUDIO…

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personal touch

Show those nearest and dearest how much they mean with lovingly hand-crafted products. Every time the recipient uses the item, its characteristics will be a reminder of the care taken to select such an individual piece. Practical items will be beautifully functional and charming to use, and even small tokens, such as personalised chocolates, can be utterly spoiling. There is little to compare with the delight of seeing handmade commissions opened on Christmas morning.…