Country Homes & Interiors March 2021

Published by TI Media Limited Relaxed living…comfortable style Country Homes & Interiors is the magazine that celebrates the best of modern country decorating style. Inspired by the spirit of today's relaxed living, you'll find page upon page of gorgeous real homes, plus a fresh take on country decorating.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
editor’s letter

As I work on a homes magazine, it will come as no surprise that I’m fascinated by interiors and the spaces we create for ourselves. I love to browse our Things That Make Us Happy section, curated by our talented Shopping Editor, Holly Phillips. And I look forward to meetings with Houses Editor Vivienne Ayers to select the homes we feature. It’s a pleasure to share each house with you, whether it’s for the backstory of the building or its reinvention. Every home reveals the personality of its owners – a love of travel (see Homeward Bound, page 38), a passion for history (The Marks of Time, page 26), the switch from city to country life (A Diamond in the Rough, page 14), or the unique talent of designer Tom…

2 min
things that make us happy. march


1 min
design news

Special-edition embroidered cushions British designer Alice Archer has launched a limited range of cushions inspired by nature, filled with duck feathers and handmade in the UK. Choose from three captivating designs: Neva (left), cream silk linen embroidered with pink thrift flowers; Nicky, black cotton velvet, embroidered with sea thistle and saxifrage; and Natalie, bottle green velvet with pink thrift flowers, all from £175 each. Discover the full collection at PEARLESCENT DELIGHTS FROM ATKIN & THYME Get in the glow with Atkin & Thyme’s exquisite Mother of Pearl collection. Made from sustainable mango wood and inlaid with hand-carved pieces of mother-of-pearl, the elegant designs include a chest of drawers, £999, and mirror, £199. Visit Dazzling opulence by Lights and Lamps Add a glamorous statement with a sparkling chandelier from Lights and Lamps. The latest…

5 min
a diamond in the rough

Searching for the perfect out-of-London home had become a labour of love for Sonya and Toby Byrne. So after four years, and looking at 50 houses in five counties, they knew they had struck lucky with this property. For many, the decision would have seemed brave – swapping a perfectly renovated five-bedroom home in Tooting for two extremely run-down cottages and derelict outbuildings. But to the Byrnes the location and plot offered everything they had hoped for. There was potential for the two cottages to be linked as one home plus the creation of a self-contained ground-floor guest suite, home office and children’s den. There was a spacious garden for entertaining and play areas, with room for a kitchen and cuttings garden for Sonya, plus two acres of woodland, which was…

1 min
on our doorstep

Visit… ‘Blenheim Palace ( at Woodstock in Oxfordshire. The grounds and surrounding woodlands come alive with magnificent bluebell displays in the spring.’ Shop at… ’Station Mill Antiques ( in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. The centre is full of unique antique one-off finds; we have discovered lots of pieces for our home here.’ Go for a meal at… ’The Old Swan ( in Minster Lovell, near Oxford; it’s our favourite pub. It has gorgeous homemade food (the best pies) and a beautiful terrace and playground that overlook the river.’…

5 min
the marks of time

Like many young people growing up in country towns, Fiona and Nick Moses each decided to head to the city – in this case, Sydney – to work. Years later, after they’d met and married and had their third child, they decided to return to their roots, buying a rural property in Cressy, a short drive from Fiona’s parents‘ farm in Tasmania. ‘We wanted our children to experience the freedom we had so enjoyed,’ she says. Seven years later they had the chance to buy nearby Richmond Hill, a 200-year-old homestead with an adjacent granary/shearing shed and various outbuildings. The 150-acre property looks out across picturesque mountain ranges and down to the Macquarie River. ‘I love the perspective from the house. It’s situated on a hill and surrounded by so many…