I've subscribed to another magazine. My nieces had some kind of fund raiser at school, and asked that Auntie Valorie buy a magazine subscription. How could I refuse. Out all the offerings this seemed the most fun and interesting.
The cover shown above is for the UK readers. It shows an all white decor that we in the USA love and replicate in droves.
The cover for the USA shows a typical English cottage and gardens. Why do you think they chose to do that? Maybe my favorite reader from the UK, Jan, can answer the question.
I chose the rooms featured on th UK cover to show to you.
The editorial is called "Made To Measure." The lady of the house confesses that Somethings Gotta Give is her favorite movie, not only for Jack Nicholson, but for the interiors. She admits to watching it at least once a month just to see the kitchen and the dining room. She's our sister sister for sure!
She hits all the right SGG notes in her Victorian home in North Yorkshire. There are white slips, dark floors, light walls, vintage chandeliers, and light painted furniture.
Accents include clear glass lamps, stone urns, and silver Mercury glass. She also uses fresh flowers, favoring hydrangea.
The kitchen is very SGG, white cabinets, black counter tops. She opted for a stone tile floor. There's a vintage chandelier over the sink instead of pendant lighting.
The bedrooms have natural fiber rugs, white walls, and more vintage pieces. The whole effect is very Hamptons coastal.
The old footed tub in the bathroom is perfect. I love the rain shower head too, and wonder if the shower curtain was removed for the photo. I know many European bathrooms eschew shower curtains, letting the water run all over the bathroom. I can't imagine that happening here with that antique mahogany chest in the room.
The exterior of the house is lower left.
Can you spy the little title on each page corner? It says English Elegant ha ha.
This magazine does not have a point and click web site. So I had to scan images for you. We have been so spoiled by being able to get images from sites! When I first started my blog, I didn't even know how to scan a photo. I was pathetic. I took photos (!) of magazine and book pages to put on the blog.
So if you like this magazine, let me know, and I'll post another editorial for you. I think the English have great decorating style.