If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the little ones in your life, look no further. Whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas or just a special treat, we’ve compiled an edit of some of the best gifts for kids to give you all the present-buying inspiration you’ll need. From toys to clothes to books, […]
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Update your daily essentials with Day 4 of our Christmas giveaway. We’re giving you the chance to WIN a matching coin purse and card holder from Smythson worth £305. Enter now to be in with a chance to win Smythson’s timeless coin purse and petite card holder. Crafted from Smythson’s signature Panama leather, they will […]
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In need of Christmas decorating inspiration, gift-wrapping tips, or present-buying ideas? We asked interior designers, florists, bakers, and homeware stylists for their personal ideas, professional tips and family rituals that make Christmas perfect. Read their top tips for Christmas decorating inspiration below. Top tips for Christmas decorating from some of our favourite experts LINK Nina […]
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Find the finishing touch for your coffee, dressing or bedside table with Day 3 of our Christmas giveaway. We’re giving you the chance to WIN a set of three fabric trays from Nina Campbell worth £155. Enter now to be in with a chance to win a set of three of Nina Campbell’s signature and […]
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In 2017, inspired by the popular ITV series Victoria, Harewood House worked with the show’s award-winning set designer Michael Howells, to recreate an authentic Victorian Christmas for visitors to enjoy, through dressing the House’s interiors. Below, Harewood House shares their tips on how to have a traditional Victorian-inspired Christmas. How to recreate a Victorian Christmas […]
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For Day 2 of our Christmas giveaway, we’re giving everyone an early Christmas treat with an annual subscription to The English Home at 35% off, including free delivery and a free Stoneglow candle worth £20*. Whether it’s an early Christmas gift for yourself or a present for a loved one that they can enjoy all year […]
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As The Crown returns to our screens with season 5 of the hit show, we can’t help admiring the historic buildings and beautiful interiors featured. Among the dramatic storylines, magnificent costumes and star cast, The Crown is full of beautiful filming locations from across the United Kingdom. From castles to cathedrals to manor houses, we share seven of our favourite filming […]
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Ensure sweet dreams in the new year with Day 1 of our Christmas giveaway. We’re giving you the chance to WIN Rebecca Udall’s Annabelle Scalloped bed linen set worth up to £241. Enter now to be in with a chance to win a set of Rebecca Udall’s Annabelle Scalloped bed linen in White. Designed by […]
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Callaghans of Shrewsbury explore how British wildlife artist Ben Waddams finds inspiration for his work everywhere from the Shropshire countryside to the African plains. Vincent van Gogh once said “art is but imitation of nature”, and this is certainly the case in the works of the British wildlife artist Ben Waddams, whose pieces are so […]
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Ensure the presents beneath the tree are a success with our curated gift guide to suit all tastes and styles. From luxe lovers to pattern seekers, our gift guide is full of present inspiration for family and friends. The English Home gift guide for 2022 Colour addicts Classic taste Luxe lover Pattern seeker Natural soul […]
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British Design has a rich and inspiring history, and today brands continue to find exciting and innovative ways to preserve the craftsmanship handed down through generations. Small Business Saturday is a chance to shine a spotlight on independent brands, encourage shopping locally and support smaller businesses. Here we share a collection of Etsy shops to […]
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Sloe Gin is a greatly welcomed addition to the spirit cabinet around Christmas, bringing sumptuous flavour and depth to festive cocktails. See a selection of sloe gin cocktail recipes from Warners, perfect for entertaining this Christmas. Sloe gin cocktail recipes: Sloesecco People often ask us for alternative ways to serve our Warner Edwards Harrington Sloe […]
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As an artist himself, an endorsement from His Majesty King Charles is undoubtedly among the ultimate accolades for any painter or illustrator. Talented artist Madeleine Floyd was hand-picked for an ongoing collaborative relationship with Highgrove, producing successful ranges illustrating the King’s Cotswold gardens including on Christmas cards, Advent calendars, textiles, gift ceramics and embroidered tree […]
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For a delicious vegetarian Christmas dinner, try this Beetroot Tarte Tatin. The bold red of the beetroot makes this a showstopping dish, perfect for a festive feast. If you’re looking for Christmas dessert ideas, try this traditional Christmas pudding, carrot and apricot cake or an indulgent Chocolate Yule log recipe. Vegetarian Christmas dinner recipe: Beetroot […]
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This month, we’re collaborating with some of our favourite interiors and lifestyle brands to bring you our very special 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, offering a selection of exciting prizes to 12 lucky winners throughout the month of December. Check back into our Christmas giveaway advent prize draw from 1 – 12 December to try your luck […]
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Impress dinner guests and set the scene for a festive feast with these Christmas tableware designs. From crockery to glasses to serveware, explore our edit of some of the best Christmas tableware for a whimsical yet elegant tablescape. Christmas tableware for a festive table Christmas plates Whether you’re serving a traditional turkey, a vegetarian alternative, […]
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Get your Christmas dinner off to a bang with our selection of some of the best Christmas crackers for 2022. From luxury Christmas crackers to DIY cracker kits, there’s a whole host of options to choose from. 15 of the best Christmas crackers for 2022 A collaboration between Wiltshire-based brands Compton Marbling and Bramley, these […]
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Be they large or small, social gatherings are a wonderful opportunity to spend time with loved ones. Cocktail parties in particular combine a sense of occasion with an elegant evening for guests and hosts alike. Here we share the key things to consider when throwing a cocktail party for the festive season. How to host […]
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Skill and imagination abound at Cockpit in London, home to over 160 exciting makers, both emerging makers and globally renowned craftspeople. They span every kind of craft, from finely made functional homeware to exceptional one-of-a-kind art objects, working in textiles, glass, weaving, jewellery, ceramics and much more. Cockpit’s annual Winter Open Studios event offers the […]
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The countdown to Christmas is on and nothing makes the season more magical than gathering together with family and friends. Getting ready for guests at Christmas does require some thought to make them feel comfortable over the seasonal celebrations. Here are a few simple suggestions for make rooms feel festive and welcoming for your visitors. […]
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Try this Christmas Cake recipe for a delicious alternative to the traditional fruit cake. This carrot and apricot Christmas cake recipe is spiced with fresh ginger and layered with creamy frosting and luscious Bonne Maman Apricot Conserve. Carrot and Apricot Christmas Cake recipe (Makes 10-12 slices) Ingredients For the cake 200g dark brown sugar 50g […]
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It will soon be the season to visit your local Christmas tree farm and select your ideal specimen, be that a Nordmann or Fraser fir, spruce or a more elusive variety to uphold family tradition. Once the tree is selected, the real work begins with a wealth of Christmas decorations to choose from. While the quintessential […]
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Go to town this Christmas with luxury gifts from our exclusive selection, including jewellery, fragrance, fashion, food and homeware. Luxury Gifts: Fragrance Fresh start A fragrance inspired by the exhilarating crispness of alpine air, Silver Mountain Water is a fresh, contemporary eau de parfum. With juicy citrus head notes and unfolding heart notes of tea […]
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The heart of the home is never more the centre of attention than over the Christmas period. Whether creating a culinary feast or enjoying time with friends, time spent within a well designed kitchen will make it even more enjoyable. We consider the design features that suit kitchens for cooks. Form and function Opting for […]
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In our ‘Flavours of Christmas’ we have recipes from some of London’s top chefs and finest restaurant kitchen, of you to try this Christmas. Hazelnut and lemon crescent cookies with caramelised hazelnut ”I always made this recipe with my family when I was young, and I still love sharing it.” Cherish Finden, executive pastry chef at […]
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Stir-up Sunday is a Christmas tradition believed to date back to the 18th century and marks the beginning of making the Christmas pudding ready for 25 December. Family and friends gather round, each stirring the pudding mixture and making a wish for the coming year. Here we share a delicious Christmas pudding recipe which will be […]
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With 100 works by over 50 artists, new exhibition Sussex Landscape: Chalk, Wood & Water explores how the county of Sussex has inspired artists through the ages. Sussex Landscape: Chalk, Wood & Water opens on 12th November 2022 at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, and runs until 23rd April 2023. It is the first major […]
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The sight of Christmas on the horizon brings mixed feelings of joy and apprehension. To make life easier, we have curated a delightful selection of gifts for country living. Whilst, indeed, the most wonderful time of the year, with Christmas comes the seemingly never-ending task of securing the perfect gifts for the ones you love. 17 […]
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Pine cones, branches of conifer, holly, ivy seed heads, fir cones, and twigs – this is Christmas decoration at it’s very best. Discover how to make a Christmas wreath for your home this year. When learning how to make a Christmas wreath, revel in the meditative ritual of choosing and gathering any number of key […]
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Callaghans of Shrewsbury explore how the Modern British Masters capture the essence of our magnificent country, like those who painted before them. As the celebrated artist JMW Turner once said, “My job is to paint what I see, not what I know,” and how fortunate British artists have always been to find so much to […]
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We round up some of the most indulgent and warming Christmas candles for creating a festive fragrance in your home. Nothing triggers the memory quite like fragrance so what better way to bring some festive spirit into your home than with some delectable Christmas candles. Here is a selection of festive fragrance options for the […]
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The centrepiece of festive styling throughout the country, Christmas tree decorations should be chosen with care to create a coordinated look once complete. One of the simplest means to achieve this is by basing the tree ornaments, garlands and tinsels around one colour scheme. Here, we explore the merits of Christmas colour stalwarts, from red […]
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This classic bread and butter pudding recipe is divinely rich, making it the perfect showstopper to serve at a dinner party. For an extra luxurious touch, serve the bread and butter pudding with softly whipped cream. Bread and Butter Pudding recipe Serves 6-8 Ingredients 50 g/2 oz (1⁄4 cup) soft unsalted butter, plus extra for […]
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A giant seashell mural, a hand-painted faux tortoiseshell bar and baths covered in Fermoie fabric festooned with shells are just some of the exuberant interiors by Barlow & Barlow at Kin House nestled the Wiltshire countryside. This Grade II listed Georgian manor house on the edge of the pretty village of Kington Langley and ensconced […]
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Cornwall is known for its traditional granite cottages, country farmhouses and coastal retreats, yet dotted across the county, a plethora of period properties call Cornwall their home. Once the mining capital of the world, the wealthy displayed their prosperity with grand buildings: think high ceilings, majestic fireplaces and sweeping staircases. If you’re seeking a slice […]
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Paint, flooring and furniture are often front of mind when decorating living rooms. However, curtains can be the final flourish that elevates and pulls together an interior. Here we share some of the best living room curtain ideas to ensure your space is practical and stylish. Living rooms are versatile spaces used for a variety of […]
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As temperatures drop, create inviting spaces for entertaining, family lounging and snuggling up solo. Alexandra Goss asks the experts how to welcome warmth into your home Keeping warm is forefront in our minds this autumn, and with energy bills rising, draughty period London homes in particular need all the help they can get. But fear […]
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Jamie Marshall from John D Wood & Co, explains how you can have it all in this Belgravia townhouse. Moments from Buckingham Palace Garden, this Belgravia pothole offers privacy, modern luxuries, its own garden and a terrace with city views. Property of the Month: Wilton Street “This house is quite simply the most perfect home […]
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Prepare to deck the halls and make merry with the latest issue of The English Home. Our special Christmas issue is brimming with ideas and inspiration for a festive season full of English touches. Discover expert advice from a selection of leading interior designers, florists and bakers on their top Christmas tips and tricks and […]
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Bold, experimental, influential and internationally successful, Edinburgh Weavers has been a ground-breaking force in textiles for almost a century – yet its name may not be familiar. The brand launched its first-ever retail line in 2022, yet for 94 years its pioneering fabrics have adorned luxury hotels, businesses and retailers on both sides of the […]
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Our editor-at-large, Kate Freud, shines a spotlight on what to do this week, from exciting new collections to showroom launches to events to visit. What to do this week Budding interiors aficionados have the opportunity this week to head to the Soho.Home.Studio in London’s Westbourne Grove to meet their team of interior designers for a […]
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Make your living room instantly more cosy and inviting with Bridgman’s six simple tips and tricks. From choosing the perfect furniture to getting the light just right, create a space you and your guests will never want to leave. 1. A sumptuous centrepiece There’s no better way to create a cosy, comfortable home than by […]
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Please note, unfortunately our special Christmas supplement now on sale went to press before the passing of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in September. Due to this, there is a mention of The Queen’s annual Christmas speech included in our A to Z of an English Christmas. If you wish to read more about […]
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Whether on cushions, seating, bedlinen or table settings, frilly edges and ruffles add a feminine note that is pretty, yet still chic. Ruffles can soften bold block colours, adding a little interest and texture to plains. It looks utterly perfect though on chintz, check and stripes for a maximalist country look. A big flouncy ruffle […]
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Ensure the main event of the day is perfect, whether serving turkey, goose or beef with these Christmas dinner tips for a succulent roast. Much of the build-up on Christmas Day is for the dinner – a roast with all the trimmings. For many a turkey is the centre-piece, but a traditional goose is also […]
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World Architecture Day is celebrated each October and commemorates the rich history and heritage of architecture. To mark the event, we have compiled a guide to the unique architectural styles of period homes from the 18th to the 20th century. Here, we introduce some of the most familiar styles of housing, from the Georgian home […]
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Bringing together established and emerging brands, Decorex showcases the latest design collections and trends. For Decorex 2022 our editor Samantha Scott-Jeffries will be hosting a Design Talk with four exciting guest speakers. When will this be held? Wednesday 12 October 2022, 3pm. Which topic will be discussed? ‘Designing for Longevity’ will focus on how quality, […]
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A versatile medium that has a transformative effect on any room, wallpaper in its many shapes, forms, textiles and colourways is an investment for any English home. Here we share both classic and new designs that assimilate into the timelessness of English decorating. Wallpaper ideas for every room Bedroom wallpaper ideas Designed for cosy evenings […]
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British sculptor Tobias Martin beautifully captures in bronze the fluid grace, movement and character of the animals he so deeply admires. Exquisitely observed and rich with almost impercetible subtleties, every bronze sculpture by Tobias Martin demonstrates his astonishing ability, elevating his art to that of a true master. He understands and is supremely able to […]
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Serve up an alternative to heavy fruit cake with this black-forest inspired twist on a chocolate Yule log, as seen in our special Christmas supplement, A Complete A-Z of an English Christmas. Chocolate yule log recipe (For 12 – 14 slices) Preparation time: 50 min Baking time: 10 min Cooling time: 2 h Total […]
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