Your October issue of Country & Town House magazine is hitting newsstands this week, and this month it’s the interiors issue featuring
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Inside the October interiors issue, you’ll find…
Carole Annett’s Interiors Edit: Our new interiors editor brings you 45 pages of the best kitchens and bathrooms, from case studies to get you motivated to asking the experts what makes good design
Conversations at Scarfes: A new regular interview series, kicking off this month with hilarious comic actor Ashley Jensen
Tim Gosling: Designer Time Gosling is a man of many talents, but cooking isn’t one of them. Arabella Youens speaks to the furniture and interior designer about his influences
The Fabric of Time: Wallpaper* editor in chief Tony Chambers talks about the future of design with Anastasia Bernhardt
Plus: Camilla Hewitt’s new ‘Body & Soul’ column; 48 hours in Marrakech; Half term holiday hotspots; Sue Lawley takes to two wheels to see the best of Bali; A Hungarian count makes his Umbrian dream come true; 2 fabulous fashion shoots, and many more…
Our contributors share their dream home ideas and reveal their most prized possession…
Describe your home: Classic English country – limestone and wood floors, stripy stair runner, framed family photos and a scattering of labrador hair.
Designer you’d most like to overhaul your home? Emma Sims-Hilditch – I asked her a few years ago for ideas on the hall and we loved her plans so much we ended up asking her to do the whole house.
Building you could happily live in for the rest of your life? Chatsworth House – a brilliant mix of grandeur and contemporary art but I almost love the outside more.
What’s your most prized possession? A photo of my mum holding my daughter when she was a few hours old. I have to pinch myself that Phoebe is now 25.
Describe your home: A mish-mash of reclaimed wooden floors, mid-century modern furniture and books everywhere.
Designer you’d most like to overhaul your home? Retrouvius, who have worked with a friend on her Victorian art studio and it’s heaven.
Building you could happily live in for the rest of your life? Where I live now as I’m a stubborn creature of habit and especially post-overhaul above, there ain’t no budging me from my home.
What’s your most prized possession? A series of four Andy Warhol screen prints of Muhammad Ali. They were an absurdly generous wedding present from my sister – they make any room sing.
Describe your home: Osborne & Little meets Ikea.
Designer you’d most like to overhaul your home? Soane Britain manages to pull of traditional, contemporary and exotic. I love their lighting, furniture, swirling wallpapers and fabrics.
Building you could happily live in for the rest of your life? My parents’ farmhouse in Devon has views over fields in every direction, a proper farm shop down the lane and (at last!) super-fast broadband.
What’s your most prized possession? I’ve saved up for a Christiania trike so I never have to spend the school run in the car.
Describe your home: Comfortable elegance with, I hope, an eclectic touch.
Designer you’d most like to overhaul your home? I’d choose Sarah Chenevix-Trench. She has an uncanny eye for bringing about a total new look without making over-expensive wholesale changes.
Building you could happily live in for the rest of your life? Carlton House Terrace, the white-stuccoed Nash terrace just above The Mall: the epitome of central London living.
What’s your most prized possession? Other than my husband who says he’s not one, it has to be my cordless Dyson: invaluable at the end of a day of cooking and eating, especially when the grandchildren are visiting.
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