Country Life

Glorious gun rooms

Country Life looks at the function and form of the gun room, and asks the experts about their ideal set up.

Country house libraries

Private libraries continue to be created despite the inexorable advance of the internet. Jeremy Musson visits three recent examples

The country house look

Classic country-house style is making a comeback in a sleeker, more pared-back incarnation, says Giles Kime

Housing a modern art collection

Period houses not always the ideal backdrop for contemporary art so country house owners are devising new bespoke spaces, or properties, to house their collections

Historic interiors, new furniture

You don't necessarily have to replicate historic furniture for historic interiors; after all past generations filled their houses with inherited furniture from different periods

Dream Room: The Study

The study is a sanctuary of peace and quiet which individuals make entirely their own, although a desk, light source and a comfortable chair are prerequisites