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Monday, 7 June 2010

{Country Homes and Interiors July 2010}

The July issue of Country Homes and Interiors proves how the magazine is going from strength to strength at the moment. Being a coastal special, I expected it to be page after page of 'beach' signs and fish paintings. How wrong I was! Yes, there are the occasional stereotypical beach-inspired accessories, but in essence, this issue has much more to offer. From colourful brights (2, 3, 9) to sophisticated grey-hued farmhouse-style kitchens (4), this issue will inspire you whether you live by the coast or inland. My favourites include: the vibrant azure blue bedspread (5); the multi-coloured striped napkins tucked into clear glasses (8); and as soon as I saw that deep beetroot colour (12) I knew instantly it would make a great accent colour. Thanks for another brilliant issue!













P.S. Be sure to head over and check out their blog, Country Days. It's a lovely and sometimes touchingly personal look at the life of Rhoda, the magazine's Editor.

16 comments:

  1. I will check out the blog. Summer has hit the city. Have a great week Will xox

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  2. Yes yes yes.
    Loving this.

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  3. I really love this lobster in this kitchen.
    Nice
    //L.-

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  4. You are so right with this issue. Lots of vibrant colors with the accessories and greenery all around. Just gorgeous!

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  5. Easy & happy living! Hard to not be a content cat in these environments!

    Thank you for sharing! And are you really moving?

    ox from a rainy Seattle - Mon

    http://www.splendidwillow.com

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  6. Thanks for posting this Will! What a nice way to start a week. btw I love the canopy bed! xo

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  7. Yes way better than your usuall beach decor! I love those striped napkins too!

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  8. You are right! This is a fresh new approach to coastal living and I love it!

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  9. great review Will, thanks!! I love some coastal chic :)
    btw, ill email you tonight!! xx

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  10. Love the colourful outdoor area! About to go check out their blog, didn't know they had one! Hope the packing's going ok :)

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  11. Will, I am with you on the striped napkins too fun!! I will have to stop and take some time to peruse my issue, thanks for the heads up. Also thankyou so much for the visits and comments to my blog. I really appreciate seeing you there!! Happy Monday,Kathysue

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  12. I don't suppose you could call my boss and ask her to give me an extra 4 weeks of vacation time to enjoy the summer??
    These images are wonderful...pure escapism

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  13. you guys get the BEST magazines over there! I have to spend days tracking down one outdated copy of elle decoration UK. thanks for sharing these amazing publications with us will!

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  14. Whoa!! This is mostly a total winner. I'm not wild about beets. And I'm still wondering what a water butt is.

    But that kitchen and those striped napkins and the bell jar?! Yes x3.

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  15. These lovely and unassuming spaces are making me crave an easy vacation that is just about those you love, and a great view of the beach, and delicious food!

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