Heart Home magazine Issue 12 August 2014 - Page 3

Welcome Home from the Editors It sometimes surprises people to learn that Heart Home magazine is essentially run from two ‘kitchen tables’. As we fast approach our third anniversary we are more than happy to continue with this tradition, which gives us both a work/life balance that was missing in our former careers. And it’s becoming more and more apparent that this is a growing trend for many other people too. own taste and personality and owe nothing to fickle fashion or trends. Also, they have both been furnished using imagination rather than a bulging wallet. If, like us, you have ever hankered after a quintessentially English cottage you are going to love Brook Cottage, the home of Cabbages and Roses founder Christina Strutt. Brimming with country charm, it is the idyllic setting for We have two very different homes for you the company’s iconic fabrics and was, in fact, in this issue. One is a former ‘tin chapel’ in the inspiration for the British brand. Kent that is a shrine to imaginative recycling. The other is a semi-detached house in Crystal Proving, once again, that mighty oaks can Palace that has been furnished with fun grow from acorns planted at humble kitchen second-hand retro pieces. Both may look very tables. different, but what they have in common is that they are both a reflection of the owner’s Enjoy. Carole and Arianna COVER PHOTOGRAPH by RICHARD PARSONS • EDITORS’ PHOTOGRAPH by ANDREW BOYD