ELLE Decoration UK November 2018

ELLE Decoration UK showcases the world’s most beautiful homes and makes good design accessible to everyone through its mix of styles, products and price points. Combining all the inspiration, information and ideas you need to bring your home to life, it is the authority on trends, style and contemporary design.

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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
design and architecture

In modern philosopher Alain de Botton’s excellent The Architecture of Happiness, his 2007 exploration of the links between buildings and our wellbeing, he states: ‘Bad architecture is in the end as much a failure of psychology as of design.’ I couldn’t agree more. The structures that fill our towns and cities have to be well thought out, to be focused on function as well as aesthetics, and to come from a particular mindset. From lofty skyscrapers to small, cleverly designed homes, the places where we reside need to have heart and genuine resonance for them to succeed. This issue, I wanted ELLE Decoration to explore this idea, focusing not on characterless, cold edifices, but spaces that are warm and wonderful inside and out. These inspirational places, created by a roster of…

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18 min
sleep special

HOUSE RULES The recent launch of Soho House Amsterdam has heralded new additions to the Soho Home range. This ‘Dawson’ throw (£295) takes its cue from the stained-glass windows of the Bungehuis building, a former trading office in which the new house is situated, while the graphic ‘Jordaan’ rug (from £395) is inspired by the Amsterdam School style of architecture (sohohome.com). IN YOUR ELEMENT Magnesium is nature’s sleep aid, which can be easily absorbed via the skin. Rubbed into the stomach and lower back twice a day for two months, Buly’s pure magnesium, extracted from the Zechstein seabed, is said to encourage better sleep for a year. £56 (buly1803.com). VANITY FAIR The ‘Latis’ collection by British designer Samuel Wilkinson is crafted from steam-bent ash and woven Vienna straw, which is light in appearance yet reassuringly…

2 min

MILKING IT Creamy neutrals can be durable, and Alternative Flooring’s ‘Wool Milkshake’ carpet will convince even the most scuff-averse to go pale underfoot. Made predominantly from wool, it also contains hard-wearing, sustainable fibre Tencel. Available in seven shades, including ‘Raspberry’ (above). £69.50 per square metre (alternativeflooring.com). GILDED AND GLORIOUS Originally commissioned by interior designer Scott Sanders for an attention-grabbing bathroom project, the ‘Labrado’ wallcovering by De Gournay mimics the 17th-century technique of bas relief, in which leather was gilded, then a design carved out by hand to create a raised surface. No leather is used to produce this contemporary wallpaper, but the effect is still brilliantly opulent, capable of adding instant glamour to any room. From £785 per metre (degournay.com). FOLK TALES Sunbrella has extended its hard-wearing upholstery fabric range to include four brand new…

2 min
interior door furniture

What is door furniture? In layman’s terms, door furniture includes door handles (that you pull), levers (that you push down), knobs (that you turn) and kick plates and push plates, which protect against fingermarks. Why should I update an interior door? ‘You may redecorate a room every five to ten years, but you generally keep the door hardware for a lot longer, so think of it as a longterm investment,’ says Paul Clifford, managing director of Croft. Make sure that what you choose is in keeping with the door itself. ‘For example, a square rose lever looks good if the door has a geometric panel,’ says Wayne Dymond, sales and marketing director at Turnstyle Designs. Keep the look consistent with the style of your home as a whole, too. Should I choose…

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five of the best

BEST FOR UNDERSTATED DESIGN Ochre Since Ochre was founded 22 years ago, it’s become renowned for its refined aesthetic. The collection includes walnut and oak ‘Viking handles’ and saddle-leather handles – both with distinctive patinated bronze or pewter knuckles. Leather handle, from £319.20 (ochre.net). BEST FOR CUSTOM HARDWARE The Nanz Company This US manufacturer makes custom handles, hinges, locks and fittings. There are nearly 100 finishes to choose from, including verdigris, burnished gold and red bronze. ‘No. 2028’ lever, price on application (nanz.com). BEST FOR CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY STYLES Croft British brand Croft offers everything from Art Deco and Victorian to Georgian ranges. Its latest ‘Elements’ collection is refreshingly contemporary. Oval knob on school board backplate, from £78.20 (croft.co.uk). BEST FOR MODERN DOOR HANDLES Mandelli 1953 A contemporary style characterises Italian company Mandelli 1953’s new handles, ‘Grint’…