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CH & I loves... OPTIMISTIC COLOURS
As we emerge from turbulent times, interiors are finding a silver lining with a colour story derived from tranquil waters and clearing skies. Wispy cloud motifs mingle with natural materials that have a deep link to land and sea, and a welcome feel o
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On Our Doorstep
Visit... ‘Monk’s House (nationaltrust.org.uk/monks-house) run by the National Trust in the nearby village of Rodmell. It is Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s 16th-century country retreat – the garden was a great inspiration to Woolf and is beautiful in ea
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At Home With
Owners Aline Mackenzie-Reid runs The Textured Room (thetexturedroom. co.uk), an interior design consultancy and online vintage shop and she lives here with her husband Duncan, a corporate communications consultant, and their son Milo, 10. House One
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All You Need To Know SPA GARDENS
Gardens have always been linked to wellbeing, but we can enhance the feelgood effect of being in nature by adding spa elements to our outdoor space. They are relatively simple to install, and worth the investment for the wellness vibes they bring. Th
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Be Inspired By ALINE’S BEDROOM
ADD LAYERS OF DEPTH AND COSINESS WITH A TACTILE MIX OF SUMPTUOUS AND RELAXED TEXTILES. ■
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On Our Doorstep…
Visit… ‘Wyndcliffe Court near Chepstow was also designed by Henry Avray Tipping, and the planting was recently revived by designer Sarah Price. The garden opens under the National Gardens Scheme (wyndcliffecourt.com).’ Go for a meal at… ‘You can ha
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Need To Know… Fitting Your Shower
‘If you have a combi boiler, which heats water on demand, the mains pressure is usually sufficient for a power shower. Older properties with a tank in the loft may need to install a pump,’ says Howard Birch, director, Aston Matthews. ‘Shower specific
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Project Profile
Owners Alice and Charlie Huntingford, who live here with Wilbur, five, and Mabel, three House A traditional-style new-build in the Cotswolds Project Rebuild on the footprint of a 17th-century farmhouse, with an open-plan kitchen with dining and l
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READY, STEADY, revamp..
Give a pendant shade a new look in a couple of hours with a new pattern or colour. Easy to achieve with a wallpaper remnant, simply remove the old cover then measure the pendant’s circumference (adding a couple of centimetres to this) and depth. Draw
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MY COUNTRY PASSION Botanical dyeing
I discovered botanical dyeing nine years ago, when I read about a Californian artist, Sasha Duerr, who hosted supper clubs, called Dinners to Dye for. She cooked for her guests then made dyes with the food waste, so they could taste the flavours of f
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Design News
Our sister brand, Period Living, has partnered with British brand The Wrought Iron & Brass Bed Company to launch a timeless collection of six superior quality beds that work for homes of every era. Albert (shown) combines a classic iron frame with br
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LET’S MOVE TO Hemingford Grey
On a summer’s day in Hemingford Grey, a quintessentially English village on the bank of the River Ouse in Cambridgeshire, a happy hubbub is the typical sound at the water’s edge. The village regatta, first held in 1901, takes place here in June (Covi
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SWEET & SCANDI
Jewel-like redcurrants and pretty lemon thyme are so flavourful as well as making a lovely cake decoration. SERVES 8-10 120g caster sugar4 eggs100g plain flour25g ground almonds¼tsp salt1¾tbsp butter, melted1tsp vanilla sugar or extract 1 necta
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MY FAVOURITE VIEW... Bryher, The Isles of Scilly
My favourite view is from Bryher, one of the smaller islands of the Isles of Scilly. The first time I saw this view I thought it was sort of unbelievable really, because I didn’t think it looked anything like England. I’d never seen anything quite li
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On Our Doorstep
Visit… ‘Berkhamsted Castle (berkhamstedcastle.org.uk) is steeped in 950 years of English history and, although now only ruins, is a beautiful and atmospheric place to explore and enjoy a picnic in the spring sunshine.’ Shop at… ‘Home & Colonial (ho
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3 Of The Best… Hammocks For High Days And Holidays
Metal rings make this organic-cotton design easy to hang from branches. Peach hammock, £79, Cielshop. This fringed hammock is made with PET yarn (from recycled plastics) so you can doze off and dream of far-flung places with a clear conscience. Pa
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Cornish Cream
At the heart of Nicola Casperson’s 1800s cottage are the original thick stone walls, exposed beams and slate floor. But she’s given these authentic features an update with soothing grey decoration and smart, tactile fabrics that evoke the laid-back l
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Garden PARTY
IF YOU’RE SHORT ON FORMAL SEATING, CONSIDER A PICNIC-STYLE SOIRÉE WHERE GUESTS CAN RELAX AND MINGLE ON MATS, POUFFES AND SCATTER CUSHIONS IN EFFORTLESS COMFORT. ■
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On My Doorstep
Visit… Hestercombe Gardens (hestercombe.com) is close by and is the perfect place to take the children and dogs for a walk through the stunning gardens – designed by Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Edward Lutyens – and woodland, and end up at its cafe for ca
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ALL THE DETAILS, PRODUCTS & PRICES
Mural Green Sanctuary SKU WP20319, £175 for 9m, Mind The Gap. Brass hanging planter, £35, Homeplace. Plant, from a selection, BloomBox Club Indoor-outdoor high backed chair, £525; seagrass floor cushion, £68, both Nordic House. Lichen Juno rug, from
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At Home With
Owners Zoe Davis is a graphic and textiles designer and she lives here with her husband James and their children Oli, 13, Freya, 12, and Sam, nine, and their Labradors Luna and Buzz, and cats Lola, Blackberry and Simba. House A six-bedroom, Grade I
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COUNTRY HOMES & INTERIORS
Sarah Spiteri Andréa 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 Hodge Linda Blakemore
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How To Establish A Strong Brand Identity
Although a vital element in the branding process, brand identity is more than just logo design and packaging. It is what your brand says, what your values are, how you communicate your product and what you want people to feel when they interact with
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The Details
Bespoke kitchen in Little Greene’s Jewel Beetle intelligent eggshell. Kitchens from £12,000, Hush Kitchens Neo Calacatta quartz, from £400sq m; aged zinc splashback and worktops, £950sq m, Hush Kitchens. Castile Heavy Tumbled Limestone flooring, £54s
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The Good Life
Zoe and James Davis and their children were living in a converted barn in East Sussex when they began to consider how they could follow a more sustainable lifestyle. ‘We were keen for a project – somewhere with land and the potential to generate an i
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Passion Project
Danielle King and her husband Simon were happy enough in their 1920s house in Berkhamsted, especially as they had renovated it from top to toe. ‘We loved it but the garden became a sticking point. It was on a slope and impractical for our daughter Mi
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3 Clever Design Solutions
The couple grow their own produce and flowers in a walled garden to the side of the house, which is also where they enter and exit day-to-day. ‘I wanted a small room that would act as a buffer for muddy wellies, veg and cut flowers, keeping the kitch
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Phoenix from THE FLAMES
In December 2016, the farmhouse home of Alice and Charlie, and their young son Wilbur, went up in flames – two weeks before they were set to hold their wedding there. Luckily the family were safe, but the electrical fault devastated the property and
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Living with PETS
To keep hallways neat and tidy, store leads, poop bags and toys in a basket or bag near the door. Have a microfibre towel or Drying Mitts from Ruff And Tumble ready to rub down mucky pups. Wipe-clean emulsion is a good idea for walls, while washable
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Buy the best... CORDLESS LAWN MOWER
WHY BATTERIES? Simplicity is the key. There’s no mains electric cable to limit how far you can go, and no smelly, noisy petrol engine to struggle with. You just pop in an easily recharged battery and you’re away, so zero emissions at the point of use
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