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Contemporary style for rural living: ELLE Decoration Country Volume 20

On sale now, this bible of countryside cool showcases beautiful homes from the world’s coasts to fields, forests and mountaintops, meeting inspiring people along the way

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‘The view through the picture window is utterly absorbing. You can lose hours just watching the birds pirouetting through the sky…’

These poetic words, uttered by Caroline Jenkinson, just one of the countryside-based creatives featured on these pages, may have only been an evocative throwaway comment, but they stayed with me long after we spoke.

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In a world that is more uncertain and upsetting than ever, what I would give to while away some time watching swallows dancing in the sky. That sense of romantic escape, retreat, renewal and solace is at the very heart of ELLE Decoration Country. It resonates with me and, given this is our 20th volume, it has clearly struck a chord with all of you, too.

As ever, we seek to emphasise that, far from a lot of people’s small-minded preconceptions, a rural existence can be every bit as contemporary as life in the city. After all, the ELLE Decoration aesthetic and attitude can be applied to any space – at the top of a mountain, deep in a forest or on a remote coast. Location is not a limitation!

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