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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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Colour Insight
In a great colour combination, the colours don’t just work together, they speak to each other. For example, khaki with red is a winning pairing for me. Brown and blue also work effortlessly as a team. Together with my Colville co-founder Molly Molloy
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Globetrotter
french-born artist and designer Camille Walala is known for her joyful, graphic-style street murals and love of bold colour. Since setting up her east London studio in 2009, her uplifting design projects have spanned interiors too, from a rug collect
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La Dolce Vita
Putting down roots in Italy had never been Australian designer Collette Dinnigan and her family’s plan. After winding down her successful fashion business seven years ago, Collette and husband Bradley decided they’d take a year’s sabbatical with chil
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Everyone’s Talking About…
Surround yourself with things that bring you joy! Slightly surreal furniture like these soft apricot resin tables from Rotterdam-based artist Laurids Gallée will have you smitten with their jelly-like surfaces and delicate gridded pattern. Frosted bl
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Gardening Columnist
June 24 marks midsummer – the longest day and shortest night. From midsummer the days very slowly shorten as we shift into the second half of the year. The chaos of spring is cooling off and we (my garden and I) are settling into a steady rhythm. Gre
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Rugged Good Looks
Objet d’art or bedside lamp? Inspired by the French art of forging steel, each Kyoto lamp by Alex Price is handmade in the UK using traditional processes. The aluminium base is hammered and carved by hand then blackened, resulting in a striking organ
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So Sweet
Take us to the candy shop! We are thrilled to see the jewel-hued creations of New York-based Sticky Glass now available to buy in the UK. Hand-blown in Brooklyn, the Bubble collection experiments with the expandable and inflatable properties of glass
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With Just A Hint Of Heat
serves 4 6 round shallots, thinly sliced2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp fish sauce or soy sauce1 tbsp maple syrup or honey Zest of 1 lime, plus 1 tbsp juice1 red chilli, sliced (optional)2 tsp English mustard¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper1 tbsp pistac
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House Style
Long before the pandemic could ever have been imagined, the Livingetc team sat around a table, putting mood boards together. We were imagining what houses would look like if we decorated them from scratch, what designers we’d turn to, what colours we
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Hotel Hot List
Catching a few rays of soft Greek sun sounds like a balm from the gods right about now, and we think we’ve found the perfect new spot to soak them up. Whether you’re seeking a glamorous party vacation or a simple Cycladic escape, Mykonos is always a
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As The Light Falls
One of the things that struck us most about this house is the sense of serenity,’ Evelyn Moreels says of her family’s new home. Swapping a larger property in the green and sleepy suburbs of Ghent, Belgium, for a townhouse in the centre, Evelyn braced
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Secret Address Book
Don’t worry, we’re not assuming all our readers have horses who suddenly need shoeing. In fact, blacksmith Alex Pole’s craft is less about show jumping, more about culinary showmanship, with his kitchenware collection a beautifully crafted set of ple
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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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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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