ELLE Decoration UK August 2021

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

2 min
from the editor

Earlier this week, I did a presentation to some of our commercial clients discussing ‘The Emotion of Home’. As regular readers of my letters will know, it’s a subject I feel particularly passionate about. As I explained in my talk, where we live should not be considered as just four walls we fill with stuff; it’s the emotion, the life that unfurls within that transforms a house into a home. That heartfelt connection we have with the place is fundamental to our relationship with it. It’s a theme we return to time and time again on these pages. This is not solely a handbook for those looking to do a specific project or purchase a new sofa or table – although don’t get me wrong, it does offer advice on those…

1 min
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Bloom time Born from the idea of metamorphosis and the optimism of springtime, Society Limonta’s latest textile collections are scattered with uplifting botanical motifs. Its bedding ranges are especially verdant, comprising a mix of plain sheets in lush greens, soothing blues and delicate pinks, and coordinating pillowcases strewn in flora and fauna designs. ‘Nap Fleur’ ramie pillowcase set, £180; ‘Rem’ linen cushion set, £115; ‘Milo’ linen, cashmere and silk throw, £635; ‘Rem’ linen sheet, £295, all Society Limonta (uk.societylimonta.com). FULL OF BEANS Jaime Hayon’s new ‘Explorer’ side tables for BD Barcelona make for a characterful little gang. Typical of the Spanish designer’s playful aesthetic, the three variations are inspired by jelly beans and childhood sweets and are available in a tantalising array of colours and finishes. From £1,564, Aram (aram.co.uk). Line of BEAUTY It seems…

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Tell us how you came to ceramics… I’m half Korean and growing up I always loved the handmade Korean ceramics we had in our home and the pieces I’d discover on trips there. My background is in graphic design and art direction, working predominantly in fashion. A few years ago I was searching for an alternative creative outlet that was more hands-on and away from a computer screen, and as soon as my hands touched the clay I fell in love! What inspires your practice? I want my work to surprise, delight and enhance the experience of everyday rituals. My new collection, ‘Opposites Attract’, was inspired by the beautiful shapes of the female body, flowing water, exaggerated proportions and light versus dark. In contrast to the curvaceous shapes, I used clean…

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Established in the 1990s, Sedilia has been quietly honing its craft for more than 20 years, working to commission for a pool of renowned interior designers. Recently, the brand unveiled its own in-house lines, showcasing the superb artistry that comes out of its south London workshop. The latest addition to the collection is the ‘Sennen Curved Sofa’, which joins a family of pieces (eagle-eyed readers may recall seeing the ‘Sennen Sofa’, ‘Sennen Armchair’ and ‘Sennen Swivel Tub Chair’ in starring roles in the ELLE Decoration Penthouse) with generous proportions and gently embracing shapes. Sofa, £23,530 (sedilia.com). Dish of the day First launched in 2015, Barber Osgerby’s popular ‘Olio’ collection of tableware for Royal Doulton has been given a refresh. Forms have been tweaked, finishes updated and a new colourway, ‘Celadon Blue’, has…

2 min
fred rigby

Explain the concept behind your first range of furniture… With the ‘Everyday Collection’, I wanted to create a practical and comfortable series of ‘essential’ furnishings, which could easily fit into people’s homes in terms of both cost and function. It was important to maintain quality while catering for the needs of daily life, whether it’s moving house or growing a family, so flexibility was important. For example, ‘Cove’ is a modular seating range, where the segments can be put together or used in different ways to suit the space. The ‘Raindrop’ tables have been designed in six different sizes in various timbers, to create flexible pieces that can be used throughout the home, as individual pieces or in cascading configurations. What feeling or mood did you want to create? As it’s…