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The English Home

The English Home October 2017

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

in this issue

1 min.
a letter from home

Creating our October edition is without doubt our busiest time of year. This is primarily because it features our annual curation of the most tempting new fabrics and wallpapers from the autumn collections (page 74), and believe me, given the number of launches there are across the whole interiors industry, this is no mean feat. The design studios work right up to the last minute, refining and perfecting their creations, tweaking colours and deciding what is and isn’t going make it into the final collection: they don’t stop until they are certain of optimum results. I love that pride and passion, and even if it does make our turnaround time to reveal them to you a touch challenging, it is a hugely exciting process, as we reveal in our Creating…

1 min.
behind the scenes

• Looking forward to selecting and awarding Best of British Craftsmanship at Decorex. This will be my eighth time as sole judge: an annual pleasure as well as a challenge thanks to all the wonderful pieces on display. We will cover the results on our website and on social media (see below right for details). • Applauding support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month from a number of interiors-related brands. Little Greene will be making donations to the Breast Cancer Haven charity from sales of its paint during October (see page 17 for details) and Branche d’Olive will be donating £2 for every Peony diffuser they sell on their website during October to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.;…

2 min.

SARAH WARWICK , writer of Decorative Footnote, a buyer’s guide to carpets (page 114), has been editor and deputy editor of a number of high-profile interiors publications and is now a well-respected freelance writer and editor on interiors, design and property for magazines, national newspapers and websites. Having renovated and decorated homes in both England and France, she has put her research and knowledge to regular practical application. “As a serial house renovator and decorator, I treasure the daily inspiration my work writing about interiors brings me, while the licence to ask the country’s leading designers, creators and manufacturers for their insights is simply matchless. The essential ingredient for every English home? I’d have to name two: a nook for wellies and waterproofs, and a dog or cat to share…

2 min.
comforts home


1 min.
turning a new leaf

As summer slips into autumn and foliage turns shades of glowing amber, yellow-gold and warm terracotta, the gentle leaf fall of the mighty oak provides inspiration to bring the outdoors in. Whether in pieces crafted from the finest wood, designed to reveal natural grain and patterned whorls, or in forms showcasing leaf motifs, oak remains a quintessentially English symbol. FEATURE EVE MIDDLETON PHOTOGRAPHS (MAIN IMAGE, OAK TREE) © KOSMENKOD/SHUTTERSTOCK; (VV ROULEAUX) © WILL MCALLISTER…

1 min.
precision cut

There is a true sense of craftsmanship to multifaceted objects due to the quality of work that goes into creating a piece and the resulting tactile detailing. The desire to champion craftsmanship has provided a new lease of life for mesmerising prismatic designs, the addition of which – whether hand-cut crystal, playful wallpaper or carved natural wood – will inject the home with a dash of eye-catching panache.…