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Lookbook
Give your outdoor space as much love and care as you would your interiors by tidying up. A sleek storage unit provides the perfect place to display gardening paraphernalia to Insta-worthy levels. ‘When styling galvanised shelves, add objects in wood,
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Plant Perfection
The new Soho Home houseplant collection is a collaboration with design-led brand Leaf Envy and introduces a curated collection of plants paired with handcrafted pots. Helpfully featuring foliage suited to every room in the home, the range includes ph
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Jagged Edges
If superheroes did interiors, this dynamic headboard by British interior designer Pandora Taylor would surely make the cut. Defying convention, the Shard’s irregular form, a collaboration with furniture brand Ensemblier, was derived from the snowy pe
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Living Etc
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Sarah Spiteri EDITOR Pip McCormac GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR Emma Williams GROUP CHIEF SUB-EDITOR Jennifer Spaeth CONTENT & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR Michael Holmes HOMES CONTENT TEAM EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Rhoda Parry ACTING HOUSES ED
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Night Lights
An outdoor festoon light garland is a warm-weather essential, but where and how to hang them? This string of lights from Vincent Sheppard is attached to smart powder-coated steel poles that can be clamped onto the sides of a table. Light My Table, £3
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How To… Create A Holiday Vibe At Home
A hand-rendered wall finish and laid-back accessorising instantly transport you to shores afar. In an urban bathroom project we applied an earthy tadelakt infused with metallic gold for added shine. Stone finishes, zellige tiles, a weathered teak dre
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In And Out
A forest has appeared in the courtyard of Somerset House, London, as part of an installation for the third edition of the London Design Biennale, which takes place 1-27 June. The biennale will feature installations from a diverse group of internation
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Pebble Dash
Roll up, roll up! We are smitten with Hillarys’ new roller blind collection. It’s packed with playful prints, contemporary colours and stylish textures like the bold Lucca Brick, which runs with the popularity of terrazzo, cleverly creating a graphic
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Style Columnist
My love life is rather tumultuous. Leos are supposed to be the kings and queens of the celestial jungle, passionate, vivacious and theatrical – so why, more often than not, does it feel more Scarecrow Wizard of Oz vibes? After much thought and delibe
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Graham And Green
This brand has long been synonymous with bohemian style, opening its first store in Notting Hill in 1974. The new collection is a nod to its vintage past, channelling a mood of escapism with eclectic designs like these embroidered cushions. From £55
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News Report
apivotal scene from the hit Regency-inspired Netflix show Bridgerton transports viewers to the glittering and heady Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens of the early 19th century for an outdoor ball. Pleasure gardens such as this spectacular example were one of
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Ahead Of The Curve
irene Gunter calls the owner of her latest project – a 1950s London townhouse – ‘an open-minded client.’ This faith in the firm has led to a remarkable transformation, giving the house an entirely new identity with a bold design language. ‘It was bui
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Life After Life
A new collection of furniture called Afterlife gives fresh meaning to plastic bottles, packaging, toys and all manner of recycled plastic at the end of its lifespan. Designed by Rotterdam-based studio Odd Matter for Supernovas, the furniture and stor
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Style File: Summer Lounging
FOR SERIOUSLY CHIC SUN-WORSHIPPING SESSIONS SUNSHADES ARE POPPING UP IN A FANFARE OF FRINGING, FRILLS AND FLORALS BOLD AND BREEZY STATEMENTS PAVE THE WAY GATHER ROUND SCULPTURAL FORMS PLAYFUL SHAPES TAKE CENTRE STAGE BOLD SILHOUETTES TO SWITCH ON THE
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Case Study
Stepping off a busy street into a quiet museum or art gallery instantly calms the mind. The effect is not lost on All & Nxthing Interiors, which channelled the rarefied atmosphere of an art gallery for the owner of this home. ‘She is an avid art coll
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Interview
“When planning a garden, start by looking at the existing space and take some time to create a design to structure your garden for different experiences. Take time with the groundwork – the layout of paths and preparing planting beds. Think about how
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Place In The Sun
If you’re like us, then you’re always coveting the interiors of beautiful homes and hotels that you see or visit. Sally Meier, ex-stylist and set illustrator for fabric and wallpaper brand Osborne & Little, creates joyful and transportive prints base
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News
EXPERT VIEW Simon Hawkins, MD, The Outdoor Kitchen Collective It is important to consider the space that your cooking area is going into. Outdoor kitchens require a flat and clean surface. Is there a requirement to flatten the ground? Clear the space
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Livingetc House Tours Is Back!
we couldn’t be happier to announce that the live version of House Tours is back, and heading to one of north London’s most appealing neighbourhoods this September, the iconic Primrose Hill. Our brilliant event series sees us throw open the doors of s
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Green Goddess
Working from home might never be the same again with these luminous swivel chairs, which form the appearance of a jewelled fairy tale-like flower to sit inside. Designed by Jacopo Foggini for Edra, the mesmerising chairs are made entirely by hand by
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Lifestyle Reboot
after six years in PR, Jessica Mason decided to launch Piglet in January 2017 after believing there was a market for sustainable bed linen. Today, Piglet’s collections also include table linen and sleepwear and has gained a cult following in the UK a
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Pastel Power
THE OWNER Maya Hendrix, a teacher and jewellery designer, lives here with her daughter Nina, 10. THE PROPERTY A four-storey, Victorian, stucco-fronted townhouse in west London. The kitchen, dining room and a garden room are on the ground floor, with
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Holiday Spirit
1 The elegant Lee Broom Orion tube lights I just bought for the kitchen. Adding a contemporary twist to those flagstones. 2 New BBQ box delivery service On the Table. Even the bag of salad was a delight. 3 The way the Livingetc aesthetic has come to
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Best In Bedding
The White Company’s new bed linen promises a gui lt-free sleep with environmentally kind fabrics. The Kara Hemp linens blend European hemp with super ior French and Belgian linen to create a luxe, soft fabric. We love the washed, tactile finish, whic
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Garden Insight
The roof terrace was constructed on top of the old Eton College boat sheds, which have been converted into riverside houses. It looks directly over the River Thames and on to a well-known park. This meant that the brief was for the design to centre a
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Homespun Joy
Is there anything more comforting than a quilt made by hand? Leeds-based textile designer Tessa Layzelle’s abstract pieces for Couverture & The Garbstore are made from end-of-line fabrics and repurposed garments, with scraps used as appliqués – like
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Behind The Design: House Of Hackney’s Palmeral Print
My husband Javvy and I launched House of Hackney in 2011 on a bit of a whim – after ten years of minimalism and austerity we didn’t want to be in a white box anymore and couldn’t find what we wanted to decorate with that surrounded us with colour and
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A Beautiful Union
THE ARCHITECTS Melbourne-based architect Kathryn Robson and interior architect Chris Rak of Robson Rak designed this home for Glenn Riseley, CEO for a health tech company, his wife Susanna and their children Oscar, seven, Florence, five, Jemima, thre
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Fine Artistry
An ode to Italian luxury, Rimadesio’s custom-made storage system has panels clad in ‘diamond glass’ and a bronze finish. Shelves and rails can be added to create personalised configurations. Modulor storage in diamante glass finish, price on request
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