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ELLE Decoration Country

No. 20
Magazine

Escape the city and explore a world of inspiration with ELLE Decoration Country. From remote enclaves in tucked-away corners of the British countryside to inviting coastal boltholes and spectacular mountaintop hideaways, there's a host of imaginative interiors to explore. Plus, rediscover the UK's seaside towns and hidden waterways, meet exciting new small-scale food producers and plan your very own creative country break.

Elle Decoration Country

Welcome

SMALL WONDER • Two former city dwellers have fled the hustle and bustle for a quieter life in the countryside, and created the perfect capsule home for the rest of us to experience its benefits

Land of infinite horizons • With a unique character all of its own, Dungeness in Kent has long attracted creatives. Author Dominic Bradbury explores its bleak but undeniable appeal and tells the stories of some of the people who’ve answered its siren call

JUST ADD WATER • Combining the joys of wild swimming with the eco benefits of a wildlife-friendly garden, it’s little wonder that the natural swimming pool has captured the British imagination

3 OF THE BEST PLANTS FOR SWIMMING PONDS

GALLERY QUEST • Some of the world’s most thought-provoking and spirit-lifting works of art aren’t to be found in museums. Set against the beauty of nature, from the forests of Brazil to Wiltshire’s rolling hills, these sculpture parks show creativity set free…

Sense of place • Building in the countryside should be an act of creating homes that achieve symbiosis with their surroundings. These eight ingenious architectural projects showcase just how that can be done

SANDS OF CHANGE • On a quiet island off the Kenyan coast, one woman has built not just an idyllic home for her family, but a brighter future for her community

THE SECRET COVE • Hidden among towering pines, this low-profile property opens up to reveal panoramic views of British Columbia’s vast coastline

ZEST FOR LIFE • Aromatic lemon groves, calm seas and bright blue skies inspired the vibrant and summery interior of this holiday home on the Italian coast

CASTLE IN THE SAND • Nestled between the dunes and the sea, this perfectly formed, pink-hued house in Camber is designed for a family looking to make the most of British summers

the edit COAST • Smooth, pebble-like designs and beachy hues recreate the raw beauty of seafront settings

THE PEACEFULNESS PROJECT • For two former Parisians, renovating this French farmhouse has led to not just a change of scenery, but the beginning of a whole new way of life

ESCAPE THE ORDINARY • Rural doesn’t have to mean restrained. This Australian property is a creative and confidently colourful rethink of country style

FOREST BATHING • Situated in the middle of a nature reserve, this modern new-build home is designed to maximise the relaxing effects of the great outdoors

Pastures new • The scale of this former dairy barn may be grand, but for a family seeking moments of serenity after an escape from London, comfort was key

the edit FIELD & FOREST • Artisanal pieces in soothing shapes and natural textures give the traditional rural aesthetic a modern refresh

ELEVATED PRINCIPLES • You can’t rush perfection. That’s the ethos the owners of this mountain refuge in Brazil live by, and their patience has been rewarded

The big reveal • Sealed behind a metal door for 40 years, this hilltop palazzo in Umbria was forgotten and unloved, until one intrepid architect chose to step inside

SPLENDID ISOLATION • Low-key luxury defines this hideaway in the Ibizan wilderness, allowing one family the opportunity to get back to nature on the White Island

HOME ON THE RANGE • Wyoming’s rugged mountains have an untamed natural...


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Frequency: Twice per year Pages: 244 Publisher: Hearst Magazines UK Edition: No. 20

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: April 6, 2022

Formats

OverDrive Magazine

subjects

Home & Garden

Languages

English

Escape the city and explore a world of inspiration with ELLE Decoration Country. From remote enclaves in tucked-away corners of the British countryside to inviting coastal boltholes and spectacular mountaintop hideaways, there's a host of imaginative interiors to explore. Plus, rediscover the UK's seaside towns and hidden waterways, meet exciting new small-scale food producers and plan your very own creative country break.

Elle Decoration Country

Welcome

SMALL WONDER • Two former city dwellers have fled the hustle and bustle for a quieter life in the countryside, and created the perfect capsule home for the rest of us to experience its benefits

Land of infinite horizons • With a unique character all of its own, Dungeness in Kent has long attracted creatives. Author Dominic Bradbury explores its bleak but undeniable appeal and tells the stories of some of the people who’ve answered its siren call

JUST ADD WATER • Combining the joys of wild swimming with the eco benefits of a wildlife-friendly garden, it’s little wonder that the natural swimming pool has captured the British imagination

3 OF THE BEST PLANTS FOR SWIMMING PONDS

GALLERY QUEST • Some of the world’s most thought-provoking and spirit-lifting works of art aren’t to be found in museums. Set against the beauty of nature, from the forests of Brazil to Wiltshire’s rolling hills, these sculpture parks show creativity set free…

Sense of place • Building in the countryside should be an act of creating homes that achieve symbiosis with their surroundings. These eight ingenious architectural projects showcase just how that can be done

SANDS OF CHANGE • On a quiet island off the Kenyan coast, one woman has built not just an idyllic home for her family, but a brighter future for her community

THE SECRET COVE • Hidden among towering pines, this low-profile property opens up to reveal panoramic views of British Columbia’s vast coastline

ZEST FOR LIFE • Aromatic lemon groves, calm seas and bright blue skies inspired the vibrant and summery interior of this holiday home on the Italian coast

CASTLE IN THE SAND • Nestled between the dunes and the sea, this perfectly formed, pink-hued house in Camber is designed for a family looking to make the most of British summers

the edit COAST • Smooth, pebble-like designs and beachy hues recreate the raw beauty of seafront settings

THE PEACEFULNESS PROJECT • For two former Parisians, renovating this French farmhouse has led to not just a change of scenery, but the beginning of a whole new way of life

ESCAPE THE ORDINARY • Rural doesn’t have to mean restrained. This Australian property is a creative and confidently colourful rethink of country style

FOREST BATHING • Situated in the middle of a nature reserve, this modern new-build home is designed to maximise the relaxing effects of the great outdoors

Pastures new • The scale of this former dairy barn may be grand, but for a family seeking moments of serenity after an escape from London, comfort was key

the edit FIELD & FOREST • Artisanal pieces in soothing shapes and natural textures give the traditional rural aesthetic a modern refresh

ELEVATED PRINCIPLES • You can’t rush perfection. That’s the ethos the owners of this mountain refuge in Brazil live by, and their patience has been rewarded

The big reveal • Sealed behind a metal door for 40 years, this hilltop palazzo in Umbria was forgotten and unloved, until one intrepid architect chose to step inside

SPLENDID ISOLATION • Low-key luxury defines this hideaway in the Ibizan wilderness, allowing one family the opportunity to get back to nature on the White Island

HOME ON THE RANGE • Wyoming’s rugged mountains have an untamed natural...


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