Your October issue of Country & Town House magazine is hitting newsstands this week, and this month it’s the design issue featuring Samantha Cameron, Elizabeth Hurley, Sebastian Coe, Wallis Day and many more…
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Inside the October Interiors issue, you’ll find…
Samantha Cameron: Our Editor-At-Large Alice B-B meets the former first lady to talk about starting her own fashion label and life at 10 Downing Street
Conversations at Scarfes: Our regular interview series, this month conversing with famous rock and roll muse Pattie Boyd
Elizabeth Hurley: In October’s Rurbanist interview, Elizabeth Hurley is in the hot seat talking about her most memorable night out, cheeky cabbie moments and post-Brexit Britain
On Design: Peruse over 60 pages of autumn design updates with ideas and inspiration for those thinking of transforming, renovating or redesigning their home
Plus: Discover the beauty loves and secrets of rising star actress Wallis Day; an exploration of the crossover of fashion and interiors; Alice B-B’s monthly column on shamans, pricks and sitting comfortably; the secrets of stealing Gillian Anderson’s style; the latest and greatest jewellery trends by Annabel Davidson; a dazzling fashion shoot in the Langham Hotel, and much more…
Our contributors share their dream home ideas and reveal their most cherished gadgets…
If money were no object, what would you buy for your house? An elaborate art collection filled with Impressionist paintings.
What colour is your bedroom? Mint green with white stucco in a Victorian townhouse master bedroom.
Gadget you can’t live without? My iPhone. It’s my mobile office and indispensable for living a nomadic freelance lifestyle.
If you could live in any house in the world, which would it be? A Tuscan Medici villa or a French château because it is in a culinary and culturally rich country with many friends close by and enough space for my family and photography studios.
If money were no object, what would you buy for your house? A ginkgo chair by Claude Lalanne
What colour is your bedroom? Soft plaster pink stippled walls, off-white embroidered linen blinds from India, mauve and off-white striped linin curtains and a patchwork of clashing reds as a headboard. The soft walls are calm and relaxing at all times of day and night and I love waking up there.
Gadget you can’t live without? My dark aubergine leather Roberts radio. As an insomniac, I listen to it through the night and love to shout at the Today programme in the morning.
If you could live in any house in the world, which would it be? Sissinghurst Castle – I fell in love with the place when I went there first, aged 10. Vita Sackville-West is my horticultural heroine and the castle has a magic and romance that never fail to thrill however many times I go there.
If money were no object, what would you buy for your house? Marco Williams Fagioli’s Yoku sauna, £28000 at CP Hart. I’d invite friends round for a communal sweat.
What colour is your bedroom? Mostly cream, white and lilac-grey with overblown peonies branching all around the walls – Lewis & Wood Jasper Peony wallpaper. They are my favourite flower and my son’s middle name is Jasper!
Gadget you can’t live without? Corkscrew. Hands up, I’m a lush.
If you could live in any house in the world, which would it be? Coworth Park. I adore interior designer Martin Hulbert’s idea of country house chic. I’d only move in if the staff stayed. I’d be well fed and looked after and they are clearly souls of discretion – no-one breathed a word after Harry’s pre-wedding sleepover.
If money were no object, what would you buy for your house? Almost any painting by Frank Auerback a Giacometti sculpture or two or Blue Poles by Jackson Pollock, which I saw at the incredible Abstract Expressionism show at the RA last year.
What colour is your bedroom? I put down grey and pink but was told in no uncertain terms by my wife that it was, in fact, Elephant’s Breath and Rhubarb.
Gadget you can’t live without? Sad as it may seem, I love my mitre saw, the latest power tool acquisition.
If you could live in any house in the world, which would it be? Candover Park in Hampshire. It was my childhood home and the most beautiful Queen Anne house with so many wonderful memories.
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