The English Home {Part I}

I picked up this magazine called The English Homewhile I was doing my daily grocery run.*  There is so much loveliness in one issue that I feel I must share it with you. It's a moral imperative.  It's also a 2 parter.

Lately, I've been drawn to soft floral fabrics and beautiful wood pieces.  How gorge are those built-in cabinets?

I love how the inside of the fireplace is decorated with old photos.  Cozy! 

I love an eat-in kitchen.  I mean, let's not pretend we're all fancy with servants.  I am the servant in my house.  Imagine that stove backsplash with blue and white delft tile.  It would probably send me over the edge. (Edward would look at that picture and say, "Dah Dah" in a really low raspy voice.  He's serious about dogs)

Ahhh girlyness = happiness ...

I know, right? So refreshing.  

Then there was this little page that had me ultra-covetous of beautiful things.  

I mean look at the curves on this baby ... 

John Lewis Biggins Drinks Trolley

Brights of Nettlebed Althorp Mahogany and Rosewood Cocktail Cabinet

Adam Williams Design 

Clock House Furniture

Hutson Bespoke 

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. Makin' meh drool lahk a little baybay. Sighh....

*yes, I go to the grocery store almost daily.  It's completely inefficient, but I'm too ADD to remember everything I need.  I even make lists! I also hate having too much food that will spoil if I don't eat it.  It's the opposite of The Suze who always has a stocked refrigerator).


  1. Great images, looks like you found the perfect magazine for your design aesthetics. It is so fun to peruse a magazine with a cup of tea, kind of like visiting with a friend!! Lovely post, Kathysue

  2. I'm lusting with you over the curvy table! And, I too make trips daily to the grocer. I like to have what I need at the time, and not too much overage just sittin around in my fridge or pantry. Fresh food!

  3. I LOVE the metallic bronze driftwood table, and the fabric on the shade and chair in the second pic.
    Thanks for sharing your magazine pic, Jennifer!
    ~ Wendi ~

  4. As a self-professed anglophile, you had me at "English". This must have been an exceptional issue. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  5. Yep, I'm an anglophile too, hard-core since my teens. Query: who becomes an anglophile while in their TEENS? Me I guess! I used to be waaaay into the English Country Look. Then I moved into Shabby Chic. Then Chinoiserie. Then Domino mag came into my life and rocked my world. Now I sort of am embracing some kind of crazy boho-chic meets Ikea, how's THAT for a look? But as I see these pix, I'm thinking maybe I shouldn't have left my first love of the English country look. . .

  6. How lovely! I adore the image of the occasional table with the pair of lamps and beautiful painting! And of course the Aga, would be without mine! Warmest wishes from a 500 year old farmhouse in England - Glenda xxx

  7. heavenly! Why don't OUR magazines look like that? Hum? I think the best mags are definitely from Europe...sorry Veranda, and AD and Trad. Home..I mean Southern Accents was the king of 'em in my book but its gone:( LOVE all these images, but you knew that I would, all stunning, all world elegance but livable, not too perfect or pristine to where you can't imagine living there! Glad you are sharing your morally imperative finds:)


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