Country Homes & Interiors1 min. leídosRegional & Ethnic
On Our Doorstep
Visit… ‘The Harbour Arm (folkestoneharbourarm.co.uk) is a promenade extending out to sea with live music and plenty of great places to eat and drink, including a champagne bar in a lighthouse.’ Shop at… ‘The Potting Shed (thepottingshed.shop) for a
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LET'S MOVE TO Ten by
Even on a cold and windswept day, there is a twinkle of spring about Tenby, a seaside resort on the western side of Carmarthen Bay in Wales. On the esplanade, cheerful Georgian townhouses stand out in yellows and purples and blues – residents painted
Country Homes & Interiors5 min. leídosCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Make food BEAUTIFUL
People go crazy over smoked salmon! Of course, here the appeal goes beyond the fish — there’s also the cooling lemon crème fraîche, the tangy pickled onion and the refreshingly crunchy cukes. The elements truly harmonise in this flavourful dish. M
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Buy the best... DISHWASHER WITH INNOVATIVE FEATURES
HOW MUCH CAN REALLY FIT IN A DISHWASHER? The average dishwasher has space for around 12 place settings – some can be as large as 16. A setting consists of a dinner plate, dessert plate, single glass, soup bowl, teacup with saucer and an assortment o
Country Homes & Interiors2 min. leídosArchitecture
Plentiful Larders
Featuring clean lines and simple panelling inspired by the designs of 19th-century furniture makers, this versatile larder is timeless. Repainting options make it easy to update your scheme with a colour change in the future, without the hassle of ch
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Design News
Offering hotel-quality bedding at an affordable price, The Needo aims to deliver maximum comfort through a handpicked collection of breathable bedlinen designed to last a lifetime. The effortlessly soft and sustainably produced designs are made using
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Be inspired by LUCY’S FAMILY ROOM
SPICY, EARTHY ACCENTS, GLOBAL-INSPIRED PATTERNS AND HAND-FINISHED TEXTILES RADIATE ENERGISING WARMTH ■
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COUNTRY HOMES & INTERIORS
Sarah Spiteri Vanessa Richmond Andrea Childs Georgia Hibberdine Sarah Farley Rhoda Parry Vivienne Ayers Holly Phillips Thea Babington-Stitt Tara King Jacky Parker Michela Colling Sara Bird (Style) Samuel Goldsmith Teresa Conway Maxine Clarke Amy Hodg
Country Homes & Interiors4 min. leídosArchitecture
All You Need To Know ROOF WINDOWS
With their small windows and low ceilings, traditional country properties can be cosy – and dark. Which is why bringing in natural light and ventilation is often a priority when adding a new extension, carrying out a loft conversion, or simply renova
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The Layout
The kitchen area is U-shaped with a central island. On one side, the main sink sits between new sash windows, with dishwashers either side and a glass dresser. Across from this, a fridge, freezer and larder unit flank access to the boot room/laundry.
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Dream Homes In Tenby
This two-bedroom ground floor flat, 11 The Clicketts, is within walking distance of the town; a perfect first purchase or retirement property at £129,950. Flat 5, Connaught House, is a spacious, two-bedroom second-floor apartment in a seafront tow
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Easter Arrangement Tips And Ideas
• Use different egg varieties to add interest. Look out for Legbar (blue), Longstock Gold (blue-green) and Leghorn (white) hen’s eggs. Add larger duck and small quail’s eggs to change the scale. Use as they are or remove the egg contents: insert a sm
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HEART & HOME
With its big skies, miles of unspoilt sandy beaches and coastline steeped in history, North Norfolk’s charms captivated Alessandra Brady right from the start. And, visiting with her husband, who is from the area, and their twins, Lapo and Massimilian
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How A Guild Can Help Your Business
Marie Walshe has forged a strong relationship with The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, having exhibited at the renowned Goldsmiths’ Fair in London since 2014. ‘The event promotes craft at its finest,’ states Marie. ‘It’s an honour to be part of suc
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At Home With
Owners Zara Dawson, her husband Lex James and their son, Jax, five. The couple are directors of property search company Golden Ticket (goldenticketlondon.com), which finds houses for actors and crew to live in for the duration of a film shoot. Hous
Country Homes & Interiors1 min. leídosArchitecture
Sourcebook
For all roof window solutions Velux,velux.co.uk For large architectural glazing Thames Valley Window Company, tvwindows.com For bespoke hardwood roof lanterns Prestige, prestige-roof-lanterns.co.uk For conservation specialists The Roof Light Compa
Country Homes & Interiors4 min. leídosVisual Arts
New Looks To Love
What’s the story? Rohan Blacker, Pooky founder: ‘At Pooky we like our lights to be luxurious and dripping in style. Brass is best for spilling warm buttery light in a lazy, effortlessly chic sort of way.’ Why are we loving it now? ‘Whether a detai
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Be inspired by SOPHIE’S LIVING ROOM
EMBRACE A MELTING POT OF TEXTURAL WARMTH WITH AGED PATINAS, EXPOSED SURFACES AND LIVED-IN FURNISHINGS ■
Country Homes & Interiors1 min. leídosCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Cooks’ Notes
Turn afternoon tea into a stylishly sustainable moment with this contemporary tea set from family-run Cornish brand, Liga. Cork is a key component, chosen for its thermal properties (there’s nothing worse than cold tea!) and its green credentials. Th
Country Homes & Interiors4 min. leídosArchitecture
Beautiful & USEFUL
‘Utility rooms really do have to work, so the trick is to combine function and longevity with decor that feels authentic rather than over-dressed,’ says Helen Parker, creative director of deVOL. ‘There’s no need for decoration unless it’s useful or r
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Be Inspired By ALESSANDRA’S BEDROOM
CREATE A CHIC, MODERN COTTAGE SCHEME WITH A FRESH PALETTE OF CALMING GREENS, SUN-BLUSHED PEACH AND CHALKY PINKS. ■
Country Homes & Interiors3 min. leídos
Easy EASTER MAKES
A vintage-style metal basket is perfect for bulbs and other seasonal goodies. Wicker baskets would look equally lovely – use them for egg hunts, then style up as a cute place setting. Arrange a mound of bun moss and quail’s eggs with a sprig of wax f
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While You’re There...
The coastal village of Blakeney is famous for its marshes and home to the largest grey seal colony in England. Take a boat to see Blakeney Point and look out for the local delicacy, samphire. This pub with rooms focuses on local goodies, with Norfo
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MY COUNTRY PASSION Hillwalking
I first went hiking while studying for my chartered accountancy exams. I found them difficult and didn’t feel at my best, physically or mentally. To help clear my head, two friends encouraged me to get outside and try hillwalking in the Scottish High
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At Home With
Owners Lucy Clippington, a legal advisor, and her husband James, a financial consultant, live here with their two daughters, Beth, 18, and Isabella, 15, and Coco the springer spaniel. House A detached Edwardian house built in 1910 with six bedrooms
Country Homes & Interiors1 min. leídosArchitecture
How to make A POTTING SHED
The ideal potting shed is a warm, dry place in which you can store your tools as well as carrying out gardening tasks such as sowing seeds, potting on seedlings, taking cuttings and saving seeds for the following year. Here are some things to think a
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All The Details, Products Prices
Dining tableTwo in ash and walnut, from £1,995, Another Country. Melbury armchair, £599, John Lewis & Partners. Bossy Beached kitchen chair, £330 pair, Loaf. Perch stool in birch, £300, Studio Kaksikko at Aben. Lohals flatwoven rug, £80, Ikea. Castle
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MY FAVOURITE VIEW... Seven Sisters, East Sussex
The Seven Sisters are magical. They are white cliffs in East Sussex where the River Cuckmere meets the English Channel. The cliffs look particularly stunning on a sunny day, when the blue sky and the blue sea make the chalk shine. Even if it’s pourin
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Editor’s Letter
This month we’re celebrating 35 years of Country Homes & Interiors. Looking at the first issues, it’s fascinating to see how much our homes have changed. Interior styles seem simpler now and the traditional farmhouse kitchen has morphed into an open-
Country Homes & Interiors1 min. leídosArchitecture
3 Clever Design Solutions
Trudi had many discussions with Andrew about the island before hitting on this winning rectangular design with a curved breakfast bar. ‘The curves add contrast and help to prevent the room from feeling too blocky – this is also the best shape for cha
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