Things I’ve seen, done and loved this month...

Country Homes & Interiors - - LETTER FROM THE EDITOR - Rhoda x

What sums up lazy-day liv­ing for you?

When i asked the Coun­try homes & in­te­ri­ors team this ques­tion, their an­swers formed the start­ing point for this colour­ful, sum­mer-lov­ing is­sue. for Vivi­enne, our houses ed­i­tor, it was hav­ing the time to soak up wow-fac­tor views of the Bri­tish coun­try­side (turn to page 22 for homes that sit per­fectly in the land­scape). deputy ed­i­tor Jane opted for find­ing the per­fect ham­mock, chair or lounger in a sunny gar­den spot (see our favourites on page 96). for our Style team, it was sur­round­ing them­selves with the joy­ful, juicy fruit shades of the sea­son – sun­downer yel­lows, berry reds and leafy greens on cush­ions, ce­ram­ics and out­door rugs, any­one? (See page 58 for in­spi­ra­tion.) food guru Sarah said it was light­ing the char­coal to cook ‘some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent’ for fam­ily and friends (turn to page 122 for amaz­ing recipes from chef Ben tish). And for me, it was see­ing my favourite laven­ders and smelling their heady scent.

We hope our take-a-mo­ment thoughts and ideas in­spire your sun­shiny days, too...

PS... We’ve got to­gether with Susie Wat­son de­signs to of­fer you 15% off se­lected items from her lovely cush­ion and fab­ric range (see page 121 for de­tails).

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