• Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

    Inspired by nature

    by  • 30/08/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    We were captivated by these stunning wildlife designs by Samuel Winterbourn, inspired by his rural surrounds in the heart of the Cornish countryside. His beautifully intricate drawings have been turned in an accessories range by Ulster Weavers; his designs feature in striking colours on tea towels and canvas tote bags.

    The collection perfectly captures the beauty of the flora and fauna of the British countryside, with familiar country creatures including hares, foxes, owls and butterflies.

    We’d love to know which one is your favourite?

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    Reader event: KLC country design day

    by  • 30/04/2014 • Country craft, Country style • 0 Comments

    Join us on the KLC School of Design’s Modern Country Decorating Course to learn how to decorate in modern country style to create a relaxed and stylish home. The exclusive one-day course on Wednesday 18th June is held at the KLC School of Design in London’s Chelsea Harbour.

    Expert tutors will develop your interior design skills through a series of short lectures, talks and workshops; providing practical suggestions on how to get an understanding of the theory of colour and its effect on our psychology and environment.

    You will learn how to use a modern country colour palette, textures and patterns; with tips on where to look for fabrics, furniture and lighting, and how to draw all this together effectively, to create a beautiful country interior.

    Modern country design day with KLC School of Design

    Modern country style

    On the day

    9.30am Arrival & coffee

    10.00am – 12.30pm An introduction showing how interior designers use colour, texture and pattern in country homes and Interiors.

    Colour Theory and psychology and the country colour palette. Colour Workshop. An overview of texture and pattern and how to use these with colour to develop a scheme

    12.30 – 1.30pm Lunch.

    1.30pm Colour, texture and pattern workshop, Sourcing tips. How to put all your ideas together on a sample board.

    2.30pm Practical Workshop: Creating your look – putting together a sample board

    3.45pm Q&A

    4.00pm The event ends

    To reserve your place, please call KLC on 020 7376 3377. Tickets cost £120 and include a take-home sample board, lunch and refreshments on the day

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    Country news: Seasons journal

    by  • 01/02/2014 • Country craft, Country food, Country moment, Country style • 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 • Country craft, Country food, Country moment, Country style • 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 • Country style • 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 • Country style • 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 • Country moment • 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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    Buy in store or browse online

     

     

     

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    Country buy: Harvest must-haves

    by  • 23/08/2013 • Country style • 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 • Country craft, Country moment • 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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