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Expert Resources For Producing A Sublime Sanctuary
Tel 01364 653613 barnesofashburton.co.uk Tel 01926 832511 christopherpeters.com Tel 020 3319 6969 lanserring.com Tel 0845 180 0015 martinmoore.com Tel 01403 864446 middleton-bespoke.co.uk Tel 020 7486 2674 plainenglishdesign.co.uk Tel 020 7589 5998 s
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Blissful BATHROOMS
Bathrooms, as intimate, personal spaces, have to be functional and hard-wearing yet also provide a cocoon-like and indulgent zone where we can close the door and feel at peace. It is vitally important, therefore, to get the feel right, particularly a
The English Home1 min de lecture
A Letter From Home
We’ve never had so many options to choose from in order to decorate our homes and perhaps that’s why the challenge of redesigning a space or refreshing a favourite room can feel as exciting as it is daunting. The best way for most of us to hone our i
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Expert Resources When Considering Bathroom Projects
Tel 020 7226 7220 astonmatthews.co.uk Tel 01322 473222 burlingtonbathrooms.com Tel 01233 840840 catchpoleandrye.com Tel 020 7902 5210 cphart.co.uk Tel 0345 873 8840 crosswater.co.uk Tel 020 7221 5137 devon-devon.com Tel 020 7376 4499 drummonds-uk.com
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The English Home
Editor Samantha Scott-Jeffries Managing Editor Sarah Feeley Art Editors Claire Hicks, Rebecca Stead Sub Editor Lea Tacey Decorating Editor Katy Mclean Features Editor Eve Middleton Homes & Lifestyle Editor Clair Wayman Editor-at-Large Kate Fre
The English Home7 min de lectureArchitecture
Stylish ANCILLARY ROOMS
Often deemed purely functional spaces that are not seen by visitors to the home, ancillary spaces such as boot rooms, pantries, utility or flower rooms can left out in the cold when it comes to designing an interior. However, they can be just as care
The English Home7 min de lectureArchitecture
Serene SITTING ROOMS
Personal style and architectural considerations are priorities when considering the design and layout of a sitting room. However, function is undeniably an important factor too – where some may require a sleek, elegant space for evening drinks and en
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Expert Resources For Ancillary Room Projects
Tel 01934 745270 artichoke-ltd.com Tel 01364 653613 barnesofashburton.co.uk Tel 01509 261000 devolkitchens.co.uk Tel 020 3319 6969 lanserring.com Tel 0845 180015 martinmoore.com Tel 01403 864446 middleton-bespoke.co.uk Tel 0191 281 3443 mowlemandco.c
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Expert Resources For Sitting Room Projects
Tel 01672 870414 balmain.co.uk Tel 020 7352 5594 beaumontandfletcher.com Tel 0115 946 2121 johnsankey.co.uk Tel 020 8629 1166 perchandparrow.com Tel 0800 014 9860 raftfurniture.co.uk Tel 0808 291 3059 sofaworkshop.com Tel 01264 365808 thedormyhouse.c
The English Home7 min de lectureArchitecture
Enhancing SPACE & FLOW
The ideal is to have a home that works for all its inhabitants, with space, light, storage and other essentials in the right quantity and configuration so every need is catered for. If a property has some but not all of the desired necessities, for i
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Crafted From Nature
When the artist and designer Tom Raffield first discovered the traditional, age-old technique of steam-bending wood to craft into beautiful designs, it was something of a revelatory moment. As a young man, studying for his degree in 3D Sustainability
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Expert Resources When Considering Structural Projects
Tel 01962 843843 adamarchitecture.com Tel 020 7186 0060 broseley.com Tel 020 7263 8933 butlerhegartyarchitects.co.uk Tel 020 7245 9888 donaldinsallassociates.co.uk Tel 020 7582 0748 quarme.com Tel 020 7467 0450 hackettholland.co.uk Tel 020 7584 7185
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Inviting KITCHENS
Whilst a kitchen plays an important utilitarian role in any home, not all homeowners want it to look overtly practical. Indeed, many prefer the functionality of the space to be underplayed in terms of the design aesthetic, seeking instead to create a
The English Home9 min de lectureArchitecture
Where To Save WHERE TO SPEND &
Setting a budget for a house or room redesign and keeping to it is an essential element of every interior designer’s expertise. Their clues to budget control are invaluable in explaining how and why to be decisive in making choices. “Every project in
The English Home1 min de lecture
Expert Resources For Kitchen Projects
Tel 01364 653613 barnesofashburton.co.uk Tel 024 76671600 burbidge.co.uk Tel 01483 338888 charliekingham.co.uk Tel 01926 832511 christopherpeters.com Tel 0845 468 0025 davonport.com Tel 01509 261000 devolkitchens.co.uk Tel 0800 389 6938 harveyjones.c
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CURATION & CREATION
“Design-aware customers really are at the heart of everything we do,” explains Susan Folwell, co-founder of Devon-based retail showroom Artisan Abode. “When we curate and create our furnishings collections, we do so in order to help them tap into the
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Characterful DINING ROOMS
Creating a sense of occasion need not necessarily translate to an overly formal environment. Where dining rooms of old may once have played a role in creating a distinct shift between the familiar kitchen supper and elegant dinner parties, today thei
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Essential Resources For Building And Restoration Projects
Representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the United Kingdom construction industry. Maintains and operates the Construction Industry Council Approved Inspectors Register (CICAIR (
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Expert Resources For Dining Room Projects
Tel 020 7259 0422 diningchair.co.uk Tel 01772 691777 theoddchaircompany.com Tel 020 8993 4415 thesofaandchair.co.uk Tel 01620 842870 clockhouse-furniture.co.uk Tel 020 7823 3848 davidseyfried.com Tel 020 7498 8335 tgosling.com Tel 01432 851991 ijlbro
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A NOTE ON BUILDING REGULATIONS & PLANNING PERMISSION
As outlined on the Government’s website, it is a legal requirement to check if building regulations approval is needed before constructing or changing buildings in certain ways. This can depend on the age and status of the property as listed with His
The English Home9 min de lectureArchitecture
Considered HOME OFFICES
Home offices by their very nature need to be functional spaces, providing somewhere to concentrate and plenty of storage for essentials. Yet they also need to be pleasant to spend time in. When designing such a space, thinking carefully about comfort
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Expert Resources For Creating An Area For Working From Home
Tel 020 7315 4747 brightsofnettlebed.co.uk Tel 020 7730 7987 howelondon.com Tel 020 7730 7300 davidlinley.com Tel 020 7096 7372 ochre.net Tel 020 7349 7828 williamyeoward.com Tel 01934 745270 artichoke-ltd.com Tel 01364 653613 barnesofashburton.co.uk
The English Home7 min de lectureArchitecture
Dream BEDROOMS
Whilst the primary function of a bedroom is to offer a quiet and calm place for a good night’s sleep, it can also offer sanctury during the day if well designed. Investing in a quality bed should be pivotal when allocating budget – skimping will alwa
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Expert Resources For Creating The Perfect Bedroom
Tel 0808 144 4343 andsotobed.co.uk Tel 0845 838 8720 beaudesert.co.uk Tel 0161 925 8503 theenglishbedcompany.co.uk Tel 01444 415430 frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk Tel 0113 205 5200 harrisonspinks.co.uk Tel 0207 313 9888 hastens.com hand-built designs. T
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Sumptuous en suites & Dressing Rooms
To amplify the sense of sanctuary gained from retreating to the bedroom, design a fittingly decadent en-suite bathroom and dressing room in suitably co-ordinating colours and luxurious finishes. There are opportunities aplenty to experiment with layo
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Past Perfect
Whilst Stephanie Thorne strolls from room to room, admiring her cherished Christmas decorations, she reminisces about the day she first viewed the historic farmhouse that is now her home. “Although I instantly fell in love with the exterior, having s
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How To Make A Ribbon-covered Bauble
• Polystyrene ball• 2 types of ribbon• Scissors• Glue• Crochet flower Cut the ribbons into strips of equal length (each long enough to cover half the circumference of the polystyrene ball). Then fix the ribbon strips alternately with glue until the
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HOME Comforts
PHOTOGRAPHS P15 (TORI MURPHY) © CHARLOTTE BLAND; P16 (TOM LANE) © OLIVIA BOSSERT; P18 (HUNTSMAN) © NICK TYDEMAN; (NANCY & BETTY STUDIO) © YASHEN VENEMA ■
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Deep Midwinter Decorating
Every Christmas is a chance for rejoicing, reconnecting and relaxing, but this year may see celebrations taking on a different form. We do not know if large family reunions can take place, and lavish parties certainly seem to be off the agenda. Quiet
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THE SEASONAL HOME: Christmas
Decking the halls with boughs of holly, ivy, mistletoe and other greenery is a long-held ritual whose roots lie in celebrations of the winter solstice and warding off evil spirits. Today the festive period sees all manner of greenery brought into the
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