• Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

    Country news: Seasons journal

    by  • 01/02/2014 • Crafting, Eating, Gardening, Living • 4 Comments

    Seasons by Country Homes and Interiors blog

    Spring blooms as seen in Seasons by Country Homes & Interiors

    Seasons Cover, Seasons by Country Homes and Interior blogs

    Seasons by Country Homes & Interiors

    Want another chance to find a whole year of inspirational ideas for living, decorating and eating throughout spring, summer, autumn and winter? Then take a look at Seasons, a special edition of beautiful ideas curated and produced by the publishing team of Country Homes & Interiors.

    This beautiful journal embraces the changing sights and delights that come as the year progresses and passes in our homes and gardens with joyful seasonal crafts and ideas, tasty dishes and pretty looks, room by room. Available in print from 2 January 2014 for one month only from Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco’s, Waitrose, Morrisons, WHS HS/Travel, or as digital edition (both priced at £4.99).

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    Country news: Seasons journal

    by  • 11/01/2014 • Crafting, Eating, Gardening, Living, Out and About • 14 Comments

    Seasons Cover, Seasons by Country Homes and Interior blogs

    Seasons Cover, Seasons by Country Homes & Interiors blog

    Looking for year round inspiration of fulfilling ideas for living, decorating and eating throughout spring, summer, autumn and winter? Look no further for we are delighted to announce the publication of Seasons, a special edition of inspirational ideas from the publishing team of Country Homes & Interiors that celebrates, brightens  and blesses our daily lives.

    This beautiful journal embraces the changing sights and delights that come as the year progresses and passes in our homes and gardens with joyful seasonal crafts and ideas, tasty dishes and pretty looks, room by room. Available in print from 2 January 2014 for one month only  priced at £4.99 from Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco’s, Waitrose, Morrisons, WHS HS/Travel.

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    Country buy: Christmas countdown

    by  • 29/11/2013 • Living, Shopping • 0 Comments

    We’re making a ’Things to do’ list and checking it twice…as we prepare to count down the days to Christmas.

    [1] First things first, the advent calendar.

    It’s always good to get creative and avoid over indulging with a chocolate every day – we love this clever idea of tying on a present or treat of your choice.

    Personalised Advent calendar on the Country Homes and Interiors Blog

    Personalised Advent calendar, £25, Spann & Willis.

    [2] The decorating of the tree.

    This event is a big family affair in my house; it’s a great way to get everyone into the festive spirit.

    Christmas decorating on the Country Homes and Interiors blog

    Baubles galore at Not on the High Street.

    [3] Send out Season’s greetings.

    You can’t beat a hand-written card in the post, especially one that brings an instant smile…

    Christmas cards on the Country Homes and Interiors blog

    ‘Cats in Hats’ Christmas cards, £2.45 each, Jo Clark Designs.

     

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    Country buy: Drawn from nature

    by  • 15/11/2013 • Shopping • 0 Comments

    Nature and landscape are very much at the heart of the new Country Retreat collection at Hillarys. Featuring seven beautiful fabrics for curtains, roman blinds and cushions – the designs are perfect for the modern country home

    The charming painterly designs are the work of design graduate Victoria Robinson, inspired by the life and colours of the countryside surrounding North Yorkshire. Below you can see Victoria’s hand painted creations coming to life…

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    The Country Retreat collection at Hillarys.

    The delicate Wild Poppies were inspired by meadows filled with wild flowers, the Calluna design captures the beauty of Moorland heather – with abstract brush strokes in rich colours. The wow factor is Bird Parade, featuring the elegant peacock with a decorative plume of lustrous feathers.

    Countr Retreat collection by Hillarys country Homes and Interiors Blog

    Designs from left; Wild Poppies; Calluna; Heath; Bird Parade, all from the Country Retreat collection.

    Hillarys Country Homes and Interiors

    Bird Parade, Wild Poppies & Patina, all from £138 for Roman blind; from £123 for Pinch pleat curtains; cushions, £24 each, all measuring and fitting is included, Hillarys.

     

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    Country Christmas…

    by  • 02/11/2013 • Out and About • 2 Comments

    It’s a little over seven weeks to Christmas but fear not – the December issue of Country Homes & Interiors is on sale now!

    Packed with festive inspiration galore from seasonal baking and lazy brunches to cheery decorations and hand-picked gifts. Find out about Country Homes & Interiors reader workshops too; create your own pine wreath and luxury crackers with the Darling Collective, or savour the delights of a Christmas cookery day with Rosemary Shrager in Tunbridge Wells.

    There’s so much more to browse, dip in to discover the most beautiful Christmas ever…

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    Country buy: Harvest must-haves

    by  • 23/08/2013 • Living, Shopping • 1 Comment

    As we enjoy the hazy days of late summer, our minds turn to all things harvest related – you’ll have seen it’s already in full swing in the fields surrounding where Rhoda lives. The change of seasons brings a rich new colour palette for decorating inspiration and plentiful seasonal produce to make into delicious treats for the pantry.

    My shopping pages in our October issue (on sale next week) are brimming with buys to preserve the moment of an autumnal harvest –  in the meantime below is a little something to get you in the mood

    Moodboard of a seasonal harvest.

    Our moodboard to share the joys of a seasonal harvest.

    Main shot: Table runner and cushion fabric, Nyssa, £34 a metre, Villa Nova.  Table cloth, £95, The linen works. Chairs, from a selection at Rabbit & Rhubarb. Cutouts: Linea Seed Pod storage jar in Yellow by Michelle Mason, £16, House of Fraser. John Leach teapot, £78, David Mellor. Paris Rustic Wooden Crates, £21 each, Not on the high street. Copper saucepan, £69, Marks & Spencer. Oak board, £43.50, JME Collection from Jamie at Home. Sticker labels, £6.95 for four sheets, Liberty.

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    Country craft: Simple vases

    by  • 14/07/2013 • Crafting, Gardening • 0 Comments

    Simple vases

    Jam jars bring effortless style to freshly picked flowers

    Arrange freshly cut flowers in collected jam jars for easy summer styling. Either group the jars together or place in a line with single blooms or a jolly mix of pretty posies.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. And for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not buy our  Country Home Ideas app?

     

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    Country buy: coastal treasures

    by  • 05/07/2013 • Shopping • 0 Comments

    I’ve got my heart set on moving to the seaside, so my radar is very much on all things coastal. The object of my affections this week is the work of Jessica Hogarth; her designs beautifully capture the feel-good factor of living by the sea.

    Influenced by growing up in the picturesque fishing village of Robin Hoods Bay, on the North Yorkshire coast, Jessica’s charming illustrations depict coastal living – with wallpapers, cushions, kitchen textiles and stationery plentiful with bold sail boats, coastal cottages and marine wildlife.

    Coastal cottages cushion, £36; Sailor's life for me blank greetings card, £2.20; Seagulls blank greetings card, £2.20; Boat nostalgia tea towel, £10, all Jessica Hogarth Designs.

    Coastal cottages cushion, £36; Sailor’s life for me blank greetings card, £2.20; Seagulls blank greetings card, £2.20; Boat nostalgia tea towel, £10, all Jessica Hogarth Designs.

    Until I’m living the dream, maybe this quirky wallpaper is enough to evoke the spirit of life in a quaint coastal village…

    Coastal cottages wallpaper, £120 a roll, Jessica Hogarth Designs.

    Coastal cottages wallpaper, £120 a roll, Jessica Hogarth Designs.

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    Country craft: Simple artwork

    by  • 30/06/2013 • Crafting • 0 Comments

    Simple artwork

    Create your own artwork with your favourite fabrics and wallpapers.

    Choose favourite fabrics and wallpaper remnents to create easy and stylish pictures for your home. And for a personalised finishing touch, add pretty notecards. For this artwork featured in our soon-to-be-seen August issue we framed fabrics Clarisse, sage, F0424/04, £19 a metre, Clarke and Clarke; Kashmir in pink green on oyster linen, £185.86 a metre , Bennison; and wallpaper Etienne 60108, £49 a roll, Harlequin. Why not have a go following our instructions? http://www.housetohome.co.uk/simpleartwork .

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects http://www.housetohome.co.uk/crafts for you to try. And for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not buy our new Country Home Ideas app? http://search.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZContentLink.woa/wa/link?path=apps%2fcountryhomeideas

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