Friday, 22 March 2013

Magazine Round-Up: April

Lying in bed one night, my thoughts turned to a question that I'm often asked: Which magazines do I recommend for Modern Country Style?


Then it struck me. Wouldn't it be great to have a resource that showed, each month, where to find the very best articles, pictures and offers? And that, my lovely Modern Country chums, is what you're going to find here. 

I proudly present to you.....
The Modern Country Magazine Round-Up.... 

Care to join me for a browse...oh, and some Cadbury's chocolate fingers?

First up is Country Homes and Interiors....


April's issue is jam-packed with yummy homes. Just enjoy a little look-see at some of these rooms...


{And don't forget to help yourself to biscuits as we go through...}


There's a fantastic 'The Look We Love...' feature on French Ticking which is styled exquisitely. Reader, let me tell you that I almost wanted to lick the pages. 


Anything to do with Kate Forman, designer of beautiful faded floral fabrics, always catches my eye, so a whole interview with Kate had me jumping merrily around the room.


Rather exciting offer-wise, is this 20% off at Garden Trading (remember these baskets?). Niiiiice!


Possibly my favourite article in the magazine is this:


The kitchens are so beautiful that, be warned, you'll find it veeeeeeerrrrrry hard to tear yourself away to look at....

April's edition of Ideal Home.


{L:O:V:E} that study:


 Something Ideal Home do really well is their pages showing you current buys inspired from gorgeous rooms. As an example, take a peek at this room, Yummy, no? Want to find out how to do it yourself...?


Now you can! Here's how...


See what I mean? This month's Ideal Home is full of practical information to help you interpret these looks for yourself.

One article that bowled me over was Know Your Greys.


The in-depth look at the different undertones of greys is styled to perfection. Mmmmm....


Plus LOOK!! If you loved the home tour I shared last week then this will make you super-pleased:


Loads of hints and tips to help you get the look!

By the way, have you heard about the new Country Homes Ideas iPad app? It contains a whole bucket-load of decorating, craft and recipe ideas to help you create your dream country home. Definitely worth a peep.


Living etc is simply fab for inspiration on the modern side of Modern Country.


There are tonnes of ideas sprinkled through the pages of how to upcycle industrial items and blend them deliciously into your Modern Country home. Take a peek at that Boulangerie sign....


or this water-container repurposed as a vase...


But it's what I found next that made me 'Ooooh' out loud. Remember this amazing kitchen/dining room that I shared on Modern Country Style in June 2011? April's Living etc has an extensive feature on the whole house...I do hope you're Ooooh-ing in anticipation!


It has LOADS of perfect images that'll have your eyes out on stalks..


You're in for a treat!

And last but not least....Homes and Gardens


The styling in April's edition is just about as good as it gets.


This is my magazine of the month.


Nearly every page has eye-popping details...


...or fantastic offers...



....or beautiful homes...


...or gardens...


...to drool over.


The truth is, there isn't one magazine entirely devoted to the rolling, verdant hills of Modern Country Style, and I rather like it that way. It's much more fun pulling together looks you adore from a variety of sources and we're so lucky in the UK to have a really fantastic range of magazines that cover a variety of styles. 


One of my great pleasures is dipping in and out of a range of magazines, armed with a hot mug of tea and a bowl of my favourite biscuits, and drawing ideas and inspiration from their delicious pages.

I do hope you enjoyed this month's Modern Country Magazine Round-Up...ideas and recommendations are very welcome!


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16 comments :

Jennifer Hibberd Mundy said...

I love decor mags -- fun to see your faves!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.ca

Lorrie said...

I love home dec magazines. Here in Canada I buy the UK version of Country Living, and the Country Homes and Interiors, when I can find them. I like the more lived-in, real approach in UK magazines compared to North American ones. I also like Campagne Maison when I can get it.

I purchased the March edition of CL yesterday and am looking forward to a cup of tea and yummy reading when I've finished some household chores.

Ann said...

I practically devour decor mags
and posts like this is so helpful and fun.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Thanks, Ann - it was lovely to put together too. I nearly had yummy-overload!!

Sarahx

Stephanie said...

I love decor magazines! I use to get a magazine called Cottage Living, and it was THE BEST. I'm glad I kept them all, because they no longer make the magazine. : (

rusty duck said...

Some great ideas here Sarah..
loving the bluey greys!

Sweet Auburn Life said...

Great post Sarah, thanks for that! Interior decor magazines are my guilty pleasure!!

Sarah said...

You do have fantastic mags over there, better than what we have in the US - I try to pick up House Beautiful UK and Ideal Home when I can from a local bookstore. I love how they show pics of rooms and then as you said, show how you can recreate the look at home - fantastic!! have a great weekend! ;-))

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Sarah an excellent roundup of magazines. I love the home magazines from the UK, and frankly could go broke buying them each month.


Thanks for sharing your favorites, Elizabeth

Louise Chainey said...

OMG!!! I haven't finished reading your post but just had to scroll down and tell you how utterly ecstatic I am to over this blog post. As a magazine junkie I spend way too much money on monthly copies of scrumminess. To see your magazine roundup is bliss. Thanks for sharing with us all xx xx

Louise Chainey said...

Right I've finished reading your post, I'm now off to buy a copy of Homes and Gardens and more biscuits ~ nom xx xx

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auntp said...

I have had traveled through two London airports in the last six months and have taken advantage of the chance to buy some of your wonderful home decor magazines without the added cost of shipping. They are wonderful reminders of my trips! I am an Anglophile who lives in the southeastern US. Love your blog!

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

I do love magazines. I love my kindle, but there's nothing like flipping the pages of a magazine. Country Living is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Chatelaine said...

I do love Country Homes and Interiors from the UK. In fact I like it better than our US magazines.

Do you like Period Living magazine from the UK? I think it comes out seasonally. It is my absolute favorite British magazine.

Love those biscuits too!

susan said...

I am a magazineaholic and each month buy 25 Beautiul Homes, Ideal Home and my favourite Country Homes and Interiors. I never throw them away and enjoy looking through past issues. Now Pinterest and Houzz are also favourites!

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