Chelsea Magazine

Home & Garden
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.

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

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…

1 min.
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…

2 min.
festive comforts

FEATURE EVE MIDDLETON PHOTOGRAPHS P15 (INDIGENOUS) © CHRIS TERRY; P16 (STAUB) © OLIVER BRACHAT; (LIGHTS4FUN) © OLIVER PERROT…

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…

1 min.
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.…

1 min.
royal approval

This Christmas, why not treat family and friends – and even oneself – to glorious gifts from brands given the Royal seal of approval. Her Majesty The Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince Of Wales and The Duke of Edinburgh bestow their Royal Warrants on specialist companies which supply Royal households with goods and services. All of the brands on this page proudly hold at least one Royal Warrant.…