Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Relaxed living…comfortable style Country Homes & Interiors is the magazine that celebrates the best of modern country decorating style. Inspired by the spirit of today's relaxed living, you'll find page upon page of gorgeous real homes, plus a fresh take on country decorating.
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Winter warmer • Make a toast to the season with the most festive drink of all – mulled wine. Simmer a bottle of red wine, 1 sliced orange, 1 cinnamon stick, 2 star anise, 4 cloves and 4tbsp caster sugar in a large pan for around 10 minutes. Allow to cool so the ingredients can infuse, then warm again before serving. Hollwell mugs, £18 for two; Drinks Anyone? tray, £24, all Garden Trading
Emma Deterding • A successful career led Emma to launch KDLoves, a beautiful range of furniture and homeware
Pass the salt • Whether on your kitchen worksurface or pride of place on your dining room table, you can now store your salt in style thanks to a unique collaboration between two British powerhouse brands: Henry Holland Studio and Cornish Sea Salt. Handcrafted from recycled clay, the limited-edition ceramic salt pig, £75, and matching pinch pot, £35, feature wave-like curves and earthy tones inspired by the Cornish coastline. Available to buy at henryhollandstudio.com. Discover the mineral-rich seasoning at cornishseasalt.com
The joyful home • Our columnist welcomes the festive season with Caribbean spice and favourite decorations
Grow & create • Award-winning design team Bridget Elworthy and Henrietta Courtauld, aka The Land Gardeners, founded their studio to research plant and soil health through growing. Now they are sharing their knowledge in two new courses, hosted by the online Create Academy. A Year of Cut Flowers (£127 for lifetime access) and How to Heal Your Soil (£79 for lifetime access). Watch the courses at your own pace, on any device, at createacademy.com
Fireside stories • Dressed with a garland and a stocking, the fireplace of Laura Stubbs’ home (see overleaf) is the focal point of her festive sitting room. It is made from stone reclaimed from the renovation of the old mill house, continuing the story of this historic building for a new era. Every brick has a tale to tell… Source reclaimed stone at authentic-reclamation.co.uk and stoneuk.com
ONE STEP AT A TIME • Renovating in phases has allowed Laura and Mark Stubbs to take an affordable approach to turning a run-down mill into a dream home
ALL IS CALM • Laura and Mark chose warm wood and natural textures for a soothing scheme
GEORGIAN REVIVAL • Modern materials meet beautiful bones in Laura Butler-Madden’s lovingly restored family house – an elegant backdrop for the festive season
A LIGHT TOUCH • Laura and Patrick’s elegant and calm scheme embraces fresh neutrals
CELEBRATION BY THE SEA • Katharine Pooley designs and furnishes homes all over the world but her charming coastal cottage is where she likes to spend Christmas and New Year with her family
COTTAGE CHRISTMAS • Katharine mixes crisp colour with texture for modern country style
ON THE WATERFRONT • Marcella FitzGerald and Ian Grant’s self-build home on the Isle of Skye enjoys the best of both worlds – close to a bustling community, but with views over the sea and Cuillin Mountains
NORTHERN LIGHT • Traditional designs enhance the simple interior of Marcella and Ian’s home
Behind the curtain • Keeping draughts out and the heat in, curtains are a must for winter window dressing. For...